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John Cage/Tania ChenElectronic Music For Piano ... CD
Omnivore, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A completely amazing presentation of this very unusual piece by John Cage – one that plays with chance actions and sound even more than the original composition! The format is very unusual – producer Gino Robair (who's almost part of the performance himself) recorded pianist Tania Chen ... (Out Sound) read more CD

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John Cale & Terry RileyChurch of Anthrax ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
One of those landmark meetings of mighty talents that sounds even better on record than it does on paper – as the set somehow finds this really special space that's completely between all the best early 70s modes of both Terry Riley and John Cale! Cale was really coming into his own at the ... (Rock) read more CD

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Calibro 35Decade ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Calibro 35 have grown a heck of a lot in the last ten years – from a group who already had a strong ear for vintage soundtrack and sound library funk – to one who've definitely brought a lot of their own ideas to the music too! The sound here is razor sharp and right on the money ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Hadley CalimanIapetus ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic statement of soul from reedman Hadley Caliman – a player who gave us a handful of really amazing albums in the 70s! This set is definitely one of those gems – as it's got this flowing mix of spiritual currents that's really powerful – maybe more of a west coast take ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jonas Cambien TrioWe Must Mustn't We ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
A record that announces its difference right from the very first note – then keeps on setting itself apart with each new musical selection! The group's led by pianist Jonas Cambien – who can play both warmly and starkly – and the sound is balanced between the drums and percussion ... (Jazz) read more CD

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GC CameronLove Songs & Other Tragedies (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A tremendous solo act from GC Cameron – a singer who first rose to fame in The Spinners, but who really sounds wonderful on his own! GC's moved away from The Spinners here – into a wide range of styles that show him ready to take on most of the rest of the competition! He's working ... (Soul) read more CD

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Emanuela CampanaFortissimo ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A sweetly sultry singer – and one whose style will grab you nicely, even if you don't understand Italian! The style here is laidback and jazzy – with a warm glow that comes from some very well-crafted arrangements – sometimes with a bit of bossa in the rhythms, sometimes kind of ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Matt CappyChurch & State ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
A tight trumpeter with a really fresh sound – strong, soulful, and equally well-suited to funky tunes and more freewheeling numbers! The set's brimming over with soul – and the range of musicians changes with each different tune – although Fender Rhodes features on most numbers, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Doug CarnAdams Apple ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dario Carnovale/Alessandro Turchet/Luca ColussiUntitled (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
A record without any title, but more than enough energy to brilliantly state itself – thanks to magical interplay from the trio of Dario Carnovale on piano, Alessandro Turchet on bass, and Luca Colussi on drums! And yes, the format is one that you're certainly familiar with – but this ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Clarence CarterTestifyin/Patches (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A pair of classic albums from Clarence Carter – back to back, and with bonus tracks too! Testifyin is excellent early work from Clarence Carter – recording here with production and arrangements by Rick Hall – in that sweet Muscle Shoals style that never sounded better than it did ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Daniel Carter/William Parker/Matthew ShippSeraphic Light ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Reedman Daniel Carter's in some great company here – a trio that features the bass of William Parker and piano of Matthew Shipp – both bold musical partners that really give the album a lot of depth! Shipp is especially great, and at times really seems to dominate the proceedings with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Nell Carter with Galt MacDermotNell Carter Sings The Gospel – Take This Bread – A Mass In Our Time ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99
A wonderful little record that's way way more than you'd even expect from the title – an early 70s collaboration between arranger Galt MacDermot and singer Nell Carter on a project of all original material with a very soulful vibe! The set isn't gospel tunes sung by a soul artist – and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ron CarterAnything Goes ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Ron Carter gets sweet and funky on this 70s classic for Kudu Records – a set that's a fair bit different than some of Carter's acoustic trio sides of the decade, or some of his more high-concept work in recent years! The approach here is free and flowing – larger arrangements penned by ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Ron CarterBlues Farm ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
Sweet electric work from Ron Carter – subtle magic in the best CTI mode! Ron arranged the set himself, but he's working with a core group of CTI players that includes Bob James and Richard Tee on electric piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, and Billy Cobham on drums ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Ron CarterYellow & Green ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album from the great Ron Carter – one of those key 70s sides where he was able to show the world that he was way more than just a jazz bassist – and instead a sophisticated musical genius with so much to offer! Ron's bass is certainly a key part of the set – he plays ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Ric CarteyOooh Eee – The Complete Ric Cartey ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
Ric Cartey may not be the biggest name in late 50s rockabilly – but man, does he sure sound great on this set – the first-ever collection to bring together Cartey's classic singles for RCA, plus a wealth of other rare 45s too! Cartey hails from Atlanta, and recorded a bit for that city' ... (Rock) read more CD

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Lynn CastleRose Colored Corner ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1966. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Never-heard sounds from Lynn Castle – a singer who was maybe more famous in 60s LA for her work as a hair stylist – even though she spent her free time turning out really beautiful songs like these! Castle only ever issued one 45 on Lee Hazlewood's label – but the work here is ... (Rock) read more CD

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Jimmy CastorDimension III ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Three-dimensional magic from the great Jimmy Castor – an artist who'd already conquered the worlds of sweet soul, heavy funk, and Latin by the time of this release! Jimmy draws on all his rich background in the soul underground, and also seems to move with a new sort of sophistication, too ... (Soul) read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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Jimmy Castor BunchIt's Just Begun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Wickedly fuzzy funk! Jimmy Castor recorded in a lot of different styles during the 70s – but the one he used on this album is still his best! The record's a non-stop guitar-heavy batch of classic funk tracks – and it features the storming break track "It's Just Begun", the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Philip CatherineSelected Works 1974 to 1982 (September Man/Guitars/Babel/End Of August/Solo Bremen) (5CD set) ... CD
Atlantic (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $68.99
A totally great collection of work from French guitarist Philip Catherine – a very unusual player on the European jazz scene of the 70s, and one with a style that's quite different than most of his American contemporaries! Catherine works in electric modes often, but usually with kind of an ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Philip Catherine with Marc MoulinStream (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/KTI (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the coolest records ever from guitarist Philip Catherine, and one of the funkiest too – thanks to a really sharp edge that you won't find on some of his other albums, and lots of Fender Rhodes from the legendary Marc Moulin too! Some of Catherine's other records of the 70s were a bit ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Stream ... LP 28.99

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora! (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
AACE/Shout (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $26.99
A legendary early set from percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett – and a really sublime blend of spiritual jazz and Latin rhythms! Mora's percussion is definitely at the core – but the set also features wonderful contributions from Vincent Bowens on tenor and soprano sax, Jerome LeDuff ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Louis CatoStarting Now ... CD
RSVP, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.00
Nice work from Louis Cato – a singer with a style that warmly crackles along with his grooves – partly in a soul-based mode, but with more of the depth of the singer/songwriter world – as Louis is clearly an artist who doesn't care which genre he appeals to the most! That's not ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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CelesteCinco E Triste Da Manha ... CD
Tapecar/Amazon (Brazil), Early 70s. New Copy ... $2.99
Moody female vocals from Brazil – a great early 70s album with a dreamy feel and a nice electric touch! In a way, the album's a fair bit like the Ana Mazzotti album from the same period, with a mix of some funky scatting vocal numbers, and other tunes that are more laidback, but which fit ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Frank ChacksfieldAll Time Top TV Themes ... CD
Phase 4/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $15.99
A sweet little take on the TV theme world of the 60s – served up by Brit maestro Frank Chacksfield at a level that's maybe a little bit more groovy than some of his other records from the time! Frank's still working with a very full orchestra, but the songs themselves have an inherently cool ... (Now Sound) read more CD

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Chairmen Of The BoardBittersweet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album from this sublime soul trio! The record's got a nice heavy style – similar to the funky soul that was creeping into the sound of other artists on the Invictus label – and it rumbles along with a nice fuzzy edge that adds a whole new dimension to the incredible vocals ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Chairmen Of The BoardGive Me Just A Little More Time ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album of 70s soul – and perhaps the most enduring full LP by this enigmatic harmony group! The vocals of General Crook alone are more than enough to win us over – some of the most distinct lead soul singing we've ever heard, pitched perfectly with the backings of the rest of ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Chairmen Of The BoardIn Session (with bonus track) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer album by the Chairmen of the Board! The record's their second – and although the "In Session" title, photos on the front, and liner notes all make it appear to be a live album, it's actually a studio session, with the same great Holland-Dozier-Holland production as the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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✨✧ Chairmen Of The BoardSkin I'm In (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Probably the rarest of all albums by The Chairmen Of The Board – and also the last! The album was cut after the band re-formed briefly, and it's got a fuzzed-out heavy soul sound that's quite different from some of the group's earlier work. There's heavy guitar on many tracks – ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Chairmen Of The Board feat Ken KnoxWords Left Unsaid ... CD
MoPhilly, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
Wonderful contemporary work from the legendary Chairmen Of The Board – not exactly the same version of the group that climbed the charts at the start of the 70s, but one that definitely gets their spirit completely right! The album's a recent recording, but it features plenty of vintage ... (Soul) read more CD

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ChakachasChakachas ... CD
Avco/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The coolest, funkiest, and most soulful set ever issued by Chakachas – a record that's way different than most of their Latin-based music – with a strong American funk vibe all the way through! There's still lots of percussion in the mix, but it's often used in ways that echo more of a ... (Soul) read more CD

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Eddie ChambleeDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Blowing In Paris ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
One of the few later recordings we've seen from tenorist Eddie Chamblee – a player who first rose to prominence on the Chicago scene of the 50s, and one who's got a well-bitten style that creates a deeply soulful tone! Eddie's roots are more in swing than bop, but there's also a quality here ... (Jazz) read more CD

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ChangeReach For The Sky – Anthology ... CD
Groove Line Records (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Sublime soul from Change – an Italian combo who got some great American help on their early 80s for Warner Brothers! The Change groove is totally great – a stripped-down blend of beats, bass, and keyboards that was head and shoulders above much of the clunkier 80s soul of the time ... (Soul) read more CD

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Michael ChapmanLive VPRO 1971 ... CD
Blast First (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $15.99
A great live performance from Brit singer/songwriter Michael Chapman – one that's got a different vibe than some of his famous records of the time – given that it only features Chapman on vocals and guitar, plus a bit of help on electric bass! We've always loved Chapman's music, but as ... (Rock) read more CD
(Includes a download of the entire 90 minute concert!)
Also available Live VPRO 1971 (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Sarah Elizabeth CharlesFree Of Form ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Boldly soaring work from singer Sarah Elizabeth Charles – a set that features some trumpet and production from Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – and which has a similar genre-busting quality as his own recent work! The music here is definitely soul, but it's also really reaching beyond ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Charleston GrottoRaw Sewage ... CD
Everland (Austria), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Obscure late 70s material from Charleston Grotto – a long-running LA band who prefigured punk attitude with their work in the 60s, and who still sound pretty darn unique here even when the rest of the world was beginning to catch up! The music isn't exactly punk rock, but it's got a similar ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ Luiz Chaves E Seu ConjuntoProjecao (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RGE/Bomba (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Bossa jazz doesn't get any better than this! The album's a rare little gem led by bassist Luiz Chaves – recorded in 1963, with a swinging mix of jazzy styles, and instrumentation that includes piano, guitar, tenor sax, alto, trumpet, and a slight bit of guitar. The group grooves with a ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Cher3614 Jackson Highway (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
We're not normally ones to stock a Cher album, but this one's pretty darn hip – recorded in at Muscle Shoals Sound, the studio referenced in the title of the album, and presented in a wonderful cover image that has Cher standing outside the tiny facility with a host of legendary studio ... (Rock) read more CD

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Don CherryWhere Is Brooklyn? ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $11.99
Easily one of the most powerful albums ever cut by Don Cherry – a searing set of tracks done for Blue Note in the late 60s – and featuring some tremendous tenor work by Pharoah Sanders! There's a tightness and level of energy here that surpasses even Cherry's other excellent Blue Note ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Ed CherrySoul Tree ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A killer guitar and Hammond session with a really sublime sort of sound – a groove that's wonderfully free of cliche – and which has an open, spacious quality that few artists can match! Given the instrumentation, the album's steeped in tradition, but never tries to just rehash an ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sue ChildsIntroducing Sue Childs (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Studio 4/SSJ (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $24.99
A rare album from a great little singer – a swinging jazz vocal set from the 60s, originally issued on a tiny label in Rock Island, Illinois! Sue Childs has a nicely personal feel here – a bit less polish than some of her mainstream contemporaries, but in ways that make the record ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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ChoirArtifact – The Unreleased Album ... CD
Omnivore, 1969. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Never-issued material from a cool Ohio group from the 60s – a group whose family tree leads to later fame in groups that include The James Gang and Raspberries – but who come across here with the youthful look you'd expect from the cover! The sound is garage rock maybe inflected by a ... (Rock) read more CD

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Chuck StrangersConsumers Park ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Neo-classic hip hop of the highest caliber, courtesy Pro Era collective MC and producer Chuck Strangers in his solo debut! As much as we always have and always will love dusty soul and jazz sample hip hop, it takes real finesse these days to work in that realm without sounding self-consciously ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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Stelvio CiprianiOrgasmo Nero (Sex & Black Magic/Voodoo Baby/Black Orgasm) ... CD
Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $21.99
A sweet sexy jungle soundtrack – issued for a film that appeared with many different erotic titles – but only this one great set of grooves from Stelvio Cipriani! Given the island setting of the narrative, there's a good amount of acoustic percussion in the mix – congas and other ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Stelvio CiprianiPoliziotto Sprint ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
Classic Italian cop work from the mighty Stelvio Cipriani – one of the few Italian composers who can work in a heavily electric mode, yet still get the richness of that scene's more acoustic years! The music is heavy on guitar and keyboards – but not in the later way inspired by Goblin ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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Stelvio CiprianiRage (Fuoco Incrociato) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox/Digitmovies (Italy), 1984. New Copy ... $18.99
Stelvio Cipriani works here in a mode that's maybe a bit more string-heavy than some of his 70s work – but still used with that great sense of compression and space that always makes his music so wonderful! Unlike some other Italian soundtracks of 80s vintage, this one really has the sense ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Stelvio CiprianiSolamente Nero ... CD
Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the darkest soundtracks we've ever heard from Stelvio Cipriani – a set that has some of the sweeter, more erotic touches of his other 70s work – but which also features a colder, electronic undercurrent as well – a very creepy style that's very much in the Halloween genre ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Mike CityFeel Good Agenda Vol 1 ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – as the music is so upbeat and positive, it's certainly got a feel good agenda! Mike City does a wonderful job of mixing clubby rhythms with deeper soul currents – getting help from an amazing array of guests talents along the way – ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Alice ClarkAlice Clark ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
There weren't many vocal albums on the Mainstream label during the early 70s, and this rare soul side is a real overlooked gem! Alice Clark has a rich soulful voice, with a style that sounds a bit like Esther Marrow, mixed with some of the lead vocalists in Voices Of East Harlem – a really ... (Soul) read more CD

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Curtis ClarkReach Believe It & Play ... CD
Nimbus, Late 80s. New Copy ... $6.99
Solo piano work from Curtis Clark – an unsung talent from the west coast, and one who's mostly recorded for the Nimbus label in the same open-ended format as Horace Tapscott! The album offers up a more sensitive side of Clark's work than we remember – long tracks that are beautifully ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Mike Clark & Delbert BumpRetro Report ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Funky drummer Mike Clark works here with organist Delbert Bump – co-leading a session with a nice blend of classic Hammond modes and a trace of 70s funk! The core group's a quartet – with Vince Denham on tenor and soprano sax, and Elias Lucero on guitar – although the main energy ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sonny ClarkSonny Clark Quintets (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957/1958. New Copy ... $9.99
This one will confuse the discographers out there – but it's great Blue Note material by this legendary hardbop pianist! The CD reissues a previous Japanese-only set of unreleased material – called Sonny Clark Quintets – but some of the tracks have since come out on other CDs. 2 ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Kenny Clarke, Red Garland, & OthersJazz From Carnegie Hall – Live In Paris 1 Octobre 1958 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1958. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
American jazzmen, playing in Paris – and working in the sort of all-star jam session mode you'd know from the Jazz At The Philharmonic recordings of the 50s! The format here is similar – some key players, in modes that run from swing to bop to more modern jazz – all brought ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Stanley ClarkeStanley Clarke – The Definitive Collection ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
Stanley Clarke's a bassist who first got his start in the headier side of the jazz spectrum in the 70s – but by the second half of that decade, he'd transformed into something else completely – a fantastic musician who could effortlessly reach across soul, funk, and fusion – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Stanley ClarkeStanley Clarke Live – Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy ... CD
Hi Hat, 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Stanley Clarke is completely on fire here – recorded in a live performance at the end of the 70s, but with all the dense complexity of his music from the earlier part of the decade! The group is completely freewheeling from the start – driven on by Clarke's effortlessly mindblowing ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandAll Smiles ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A hard slammer from the Clarke-Boland Big Band – recorded when the band was burning up the road in Europe, taking great players and audiences in one fell swoop, coming up with some of the strongest straight jazz of their generation! The album features stunning solos all around by an all-star ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available All Smiles (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)I Am The Greatest (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1963. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
A great little record – and proof that Muhammad Ali was star material, even in his early years! The record is kind of in the spoken word mode – but has added music by Peter Katz – and features Ali delivering some of his famous poetic "zinger" type material, of the sort ... (Comedy/Spoken) read more CD

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Willie ClaytonCrossroad Of The Blues ... CD
KES, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
Always-great work from Willie Clayton – a blues singer in scene, but one who often works with a sound that's equal part southern soul – especially that late 70s moment when some of the older southern soul singers moved onto the Malaco Records blues scene! Willie's recorded with Otis ... (Blues) read more CD

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Benjamin ClementineAt Least For Now ... CD
Virgin, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
The fantastic first album from Benjamin Clementine – one of the most unique talents we've heard in years – and a singer with a sound that's as wonderful as it is hard to describe! At some level, there's a bit of jazz in Clementine's music – at least in the way he can croon along ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Benjamin ClementineI Tell A Fly ... CD
Virgin, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
One of the most unique artists we've heard in years – and one who will no doubt be setting the world on fire for years to come! Benjamin Clementine's a singer, but also a poet – inspired by jazz and classical music, yet working here in neither – and instead, finding a path that's ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Nels ClineCurrents Constellations ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Bold work from the Nels Cline 4 – a quartet that features two guitarists, both the leader and Julian Lage – working together here with the bass of Scott Colley and drums of Tom Rainey! There's a sharper, starker edge here than some of Cline's more ambitious projects in recent years ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Billy CobhamMagic/Alivemutherforya ... CD
BGO (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
Two 70s albums from drummer Billy Cobham – back to back in a single set! First up is Magic – a real jammer of a record from Billy Cobham – almost a summation of all the work he'd done in earlier years, smoothed out with a sweet funky late 70s fusion groove! The sound on the set ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dennis CoffeyHot Coffey In The D – Burnin' At Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge ... CD
Resonance, 1968. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
An incredible set of funk from the legendary Dennis Coffey – an unissued live performance from the hip Detroit scene of the late 60s – featuring Coffey's amazing guitar with the Hammond of Lyman Woodard! Together, the two are a pair of funky terrors – steeped in all the best soul ... (Soul) read more CD

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsAl Cohn & Zoot Sims In London ... CD
World Record Club/Harkit (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
A really rare set from this famous tenor team – an obscure session that was recorded in the UK during the 60s – maybe a bit later than usual for the duo of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, and with sound that's even harder-hitting than their earlier records! The date has the pair working with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleMalcolm X Memorial (A Tribute In Music) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Zulu/Katalyst, 1968. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
A brilliant tribute to the late Malcolm X – served up by Chicago's legendary Artistic Heritage Ensemble! The record's got an even farther-reaching sound than the group's self-titled effort – a flowing style that unfolds as their tribute to Malcolm rolls on – starting spare and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Packaged in a cool record-style sleeve.)
Also available Malcolm X Memorial (A Tribute In Music) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Freddy ColeMy Mood Is You ... CD
High Note, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
For years, singer Freddy Cole was known as the brother of Nat the king – but for decades, the brother has kept on giving us music much longer than the famous star – to a point where it's always such a pleasure to enjoy Freddy's sound as he keeps on evolving! The singer's developed a ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Jerry Cole/101 StringsAstro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Alshire/Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 14.99
An absolute treasure of tripped-out, space age symphonic funk from 101 Strings! On this set the undocumented group of session players run through a whole bunch of spacey cuts, complete with fuzzed out electric guitar and sitar, weird period electronics, and more than a few funky drum breaks. It's ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Natalie ColeNatalie ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A record that really has Natalie Cole finding her groove – not needing any help from her famous familial legacy, thank you – and instead stepping out with a tight, proud mode that really helped refine the sound of female soul in the 70s! The album's got plenty of influences from the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Natalie ... LP 1.99

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanOrnette At 12/Crisis ... CD
Impulse/Real Gone, 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A pair of overlooked albums from Ornette Coleman – back to back on a single CD for the first time ever! Crisis is a record that bursts out with a sound that definitely lives up to its striking title – as Ornette Coleman explores the new frontiers of experimental jazz with one of his ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Albert CollinsAlbert Collins & The Icebreakers – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1980 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A searing live set from Albert Collins – recorded overseas at the start of the 80s, and with an edge that may well beat most of his American records from the time! The well-recorded date captures Collins at his best in all elements – as a guitarist, singer, and even as an entertainer ... (Blues) read more CD

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Bootsy CollinsWorld Wide Funk ... CD
Mascot, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Bootsy Collins has always been a very collaborative artist – from his early work in the James Brown Band, to his famous recordings with George Clinton, to his own albums – which often included most of the leading lights of the P-Funk universe! That collaborative spirit is alive and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Lyn CollinsThink (About It) ... CD
People/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
The funkiest album ever recorded by Lyn Collins – a stone solid set that really lives up to the legacy of her funky 45s! Like those gems, this one has Collins working with James Brown on production and the JBs in the background – creating a razor-sharp groove that's probably the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Tommy CollinsThis Is Tommy Collins/Words & Music Country Style ... CD
Capitol/Rural Routes, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
Two full albums from the many who was an important influence on California country giants Merle Haggard and Buck Owens! The first album is pure genius from the young Tommy Collins – an early figure on the Bakersfield scene, and an artist who almost single-handedly shaped the sound of the ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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Willie Colon & Ruben BladesSiembra ... CD
Fania (France), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99
A classic 70s salsa jammer from Willie Colon – working here with his one of his greatest vocalists – the young Ruben Blades, back before he'd crossed over to super-huge success! The album really marks a departure for Willie – moving past the bad boy style of earlier records, that ... (Latin) read more CD
Also available Siembra ... LP 29.99

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ColosseumColosseum Live (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99
Maybe the best album ever from this seminal British jazz rock combo – a record that really has the group stretching out in the expanded space of a concert setting! Colosseum were already one of the best groups to mix jazzy currents and heavy rock modes – but they really set a fire with ... (Rock) read more CD

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Alice ColtraneWorld Spirituality Classics Vol 1 – The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda ... CD
Luaka Bop, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
An incredible side of the talents of the legendary Alice Coltrane – obscure 80s material that was recorded in the years after her famous records on Impulse and Warner Brothers – only ever issued on cassette at the time! The tracks have Alice still very much in the same spiritual ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ ComusFirst Utterance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dawn/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A legendary group who never fully got their due – and maybe one of the creepier acts on the British scene at the start of the 70s! The cover art probably gives things away – but the sound of the record is even more haunting – with some acoustic elements that echo the acid folk ... (Rock) read more CD

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CongregationRecord Collection ... CD
Congregation, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
The Congregation must have quite a big record collection – given the range of classic influences that go into their music – a wealth of sounds from Motown to Memphis soul, to some deeper blues currents that come from their Chicago hometown! The group are a tight little collective ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Conjunto 3DMuito Na Onda (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99
A groovy little group from Brazil – arranged and conducted by Antonio Adolfo! The group's got a really wonderful sound that's part bossa nova, part French 60s pop, and very much in the style of work by Marcos Valle from the late 60s! Includes female lead vocals by Beth Carvalho, in some of ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Chris ConnorMisty ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
An unusual set from the legendary vocalist Chris Connor – a record that's graced with a boozy later image of Chris on the front, but which features a host of rare gems from her late 50s years at Atlantic Records! There's some really wonderful work on the record that easily matches, if not ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Norman ConnorsMr C ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunner from the wonderful Norman Connors – an artist who just seemed to get better and better at soul music the farther he moved away from jazz! Make no mistake, there's still plenty of jazz in the mix here – as backings are by Connors' great Starship Orchestra, with Marion Meadows ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Norman ConnorsThis Is Your Life (plus bonus track) ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic bit of modern soul from Norman Connors – proof that he was still growing and changing as an artist, continuing to push his groove into whole new areas as the 70s progressed. The record takes the smooth jazzy sound of the earlier Buddah sides, sharpens it into a more sophisticated ... (Soul) read more CD

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Contemporary Jazz QuintetLocation ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A spiritual jazz classic from Detroit – and one of the few records from this important Motor City group! The Contemporary Jazz Quintet were a groundbreaking ensemble that mixed together hardbop and modernist playing – sometimes with a keen ear for Miles Davis' experiments of the late ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Location (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Braxton CookSomwhere In Between ... CD
Fresh Selects, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
Braxton Cook is a singer, but he's often one who speaks first with his alto sax – which he blows in this wonderfully sharp way – often with cascading notes that set this beautiful mood for his tunes! The music is mostly electric – filled with Fender Rhodes, bass, and guitar ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Sylvia CopelandAugust Child ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most unique jazz singers of the 60s – an artist we only know from this one album on Mainstream – which got top-shelf treatment by arranger Don Sebesky! Sylvia Copeland sings with lots changes throughout the set – sometimes flowing in a Morgana King mode, sometimes a ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ CortexTroupeau Bleu (with bonus track) ... CD
Trad Vibe (France), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
A legendary bit of funky fusion from the French scene of the 70s – the standout set from Cortex, a combo who's very heavy on the keyboards! The tunes have a feel that's quite different than American electric work of the time – funky, but also a bit breezy too – with a strong ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Larry CoryellComin Home ... CD
Muse, 1984. New Copy ... $4.99
The title's an apt one, as the set's a great batch of back-to-basics work from Larry Coryell – a player who first started out bold and strong in the 60s, and never really had a time to lay back in a more relaxed set like this! There's still a spacious approach that really marks the Coryell ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Larry CoryellEuropean Impressions ... CD
Novus/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Larry Coryell began his career as a fuzzy fusion monster – often leaning into rock with both his sound and his solos – but over the 70s, he also really developed his talents as an acoustic artist – which come into beautiful focus here on a set of mostly solo recordings! Larry ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Larry CoryellFairyland ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the loosest, most open albums from the early years of guitarist Larry Coryell – and a set that maybe has him pointing even more strongly foward in a jazz direction than some of his earlier, more rock-influenced work! The album's a live date, recorded at the Montreux jazz festival ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Roxy CossChasing The Unicorn ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
The title of the album might sound a bit whimsical, but the music of saxophonist Roxy Coss is hardly that at all – and instead a rock-solid approach to rhythm and tone that's very well-crafted throughout! The set features Roxy on saxes and bass clarinet – some shifting sonic elements ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Gal CostaEstratoferica – Ao Vivo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99
A nice little live set that follows off the same sort of energy as the studio album Estratoferica – which has Gal Costa coming across with a more youthful vibe than she's had in years! As with that record, Gal's working here with a group of younger musicians – players who bring more ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Yamandu Costa & Renato BorghettiBorghetti Yamandu – O Filme ... CD
Estacao (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A record as vivid as its cover – a beautiful collaboration between 7-string guitarist Yamandu Costa and Renato Borghetti – who plays the gaita ponto, an accordion that's used here in ways that echo both Brazilian and European modes – but which also open up in special tones ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Borghetti Yamandu – O Filme (DVD) ... DVD 24.99

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Country GazetteDon't Give Up Your Day Job (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $29.99
It's hard to imagine these guys giving up their day job, as of all the country rock groups at the start of the 70s, they've probably got more instrumental talents than most! In fact, these guys come across more like some of the new wave of bluegrass groups that were appearing on indie labels than ... (Rock) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Country GazetteTraitor In Our Midst (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
A pretty great set from a country rock group who clearly have a sense of humor – but one who also have some surprisingly great chops as well! In some way, these guys are a bit like labelmates Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – who also were maybe approaching acoustic roots music with a tongue in ... (Rock) read more CD
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CountsWhat's Up Front That Counts (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Westbound/Ace (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Maybe the funkiest album ever cut for the legendary Westbound label in Detroit – and that's saying a lot, given that the company was the initial home to Funkadelic! Yet on this stunning full length set, The Counts maybe do that famous group one better – pushing aside their vocals for ... (Soul) read more CD

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Stanley CowellLive At Copenhagen Jazz House ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
A great little live record, and one that shows that pianist Stanley Cowell never had to answer to anyone else – as he's able to handle so much in such a tight setting – from classic bop numbers, to reworked standards, to the kinds of spiritual compositions that made him such a standout ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Stanley CowellNo Illusions ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A nicely fresh setting for pianist Stanley Cowell – a record that moves past his more frequent trio format, to feature the longstanding genius in a quartet with Bruce Williams on alto and flute! Williams has a laidback, lyrical tone that seems to bring out a different side in Cowell's music ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Patrick CowleyAfternooners ... CD
Dark Entries, Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99
The continuing lost legacy of Patrick Cowley – the San Francisco 80s club maestro who made some famous records with Sylvester – but who also did a huge amount of underground sounds for porno films at the time! This set digs deep into that legacy – by featuring music that Cowley ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
Also available Afternooners ... LP 20.99
 
 



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