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Gogo PenguinMan Made Object ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. Used ... $9.99
A piano trio, but one with a really unique sort of vibe – and a sound that has all three instruments cascading together in a rhythmic, joyful pulse! The group remind us a bit of some of the recent Japanese combos of late – like Fox Capture Plan – and Gogo Penguin share a similar style that's rooted in jazz, but takes off in many different ways – almost always rhythmic, but not in any sort of fake funk or dancefloor-oriented mode. Instead, these guys concentrate as much on their tonal colors as they do their grooves – and come together in a wonderful blend of Rob Turner on drums, Chris Illingworth on piano, and Nick Blacka on bass. Titles include "Weird Cat", "Smarra", "Protest", "All Res", "Unspeakable Words", and "Branches Break". (Jazz, New Grooves) CD
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Also available Man Made Object ... CD 13.99

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Charlie HunterReady, Set, Shango! ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $0.99
(Jazz, New Grooves) CD
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JazztronikVamos La Brazil ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2014. Used ... $19.99
Jazztronik on Blue Note – and with a bold new sound as well – one that's even more Brazilian based than on previous records! Jazztronik's always had an ear for Brazilian sounds and styles – which are then integrated into their own music – but this time around, the approach is a lot more organic, and almost more respectful of the older modes of the 60s and 70s – particularly the best jazzy styles of the latter decade! Acoustic instrumentation rings out strongly on most numbers – especially percussion and guitar – and the album carries echoes of older work by artists like Joyce, Elis Regina, and Edu Lobo – and features singers who include Robert Gallagher, Nina Miranda, and Adriana Vasques! Titles include "Samba De Flora", "Aquelas Coisas Todos", "Aguas De Marco", "Jazz Carnival", "Menina Ilza", and "Upa Neguinho". CD

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Greg OsbyArt Forum ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $5.99
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✨✧ Supreme SonacyRevive Music Presents Supreme Sonacy Vol 1 ... CD
Revive/Blue Note, 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong set of contemporary soulful jazz grooves – and a partnership between Revive Music and the venerable Blue Note label! Supreme Sonacy kicks off with a intro by Radar Ellis that sets the stage nicely for one of the freshest compilations of relatively unknown, poised to break out talents we've heard in a few years – including Igmar Thomas & Marc Cary, Marcus Strickland & Christie Dashiell, Brandee Younger, Ray Angry Slingbaum and others. Although it's essentially a various artists compilation, it's got a fairly cohesive vibe – with soul jazz keys a constant from track-to-track and a bunch of the names popping up more than once on the tracklist – sort of giving it the feel of a diverse collective. Includes "Trane Thing/Pinocchio" by Igmar Thomas & Marc Cary, "Let's Wait A While" by Marcus Strickland & Christie Dashiell, "The Procrastinator" by Keyon Harrold, Maurice Brown & Jaleel Shaw, "Celebration Of Life Suite" by Ray Angry feat The Council Of Goldfinger, "808s In France (Raydar Ellis/Interlude)" by Slingbaum, the sweet Dorothy Ashby tribute "Dorothy Jeanne" by Brandee Younger and more. (Jazz, New Grooves) CD
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Ludovic Navarre (aka St Germain)From Detroit To St Germain ... CD
F Communications (France), Early/Mid 90s. Used ... $6.99
Early work by Ludovic Navarre – an artist who's now known to the world as St Germain, the funky French house artist who's done so much great work with Blue Note samples! This set brings together earlier singles by Navarre – titles either issued under his name or under that of St Germain – very much in the tradition of recent work, but with a rougher, and perhaps more experimental approach to the groove. Titles include "Alabama Blues", "Black Man", "Jack On Groove", "French", "Move", "How Do You Plead", "Dub Experience", "My Mama Said", and "Soul Salsa Soul". CD
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