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Calibro 35Sogni Di Gloria ... CD
Tannen (Italy), 2014. Used ... $9.99
Calibro 35 move strongly into the world of actual soundtrack music – after a number of albums that had them taking on classic sounds of Italian cinema – and the result is a set that might well be one of the strongest the group has ever cut! The core small combo approach is still the group's calling card – tight drums, compelling guitar lines, and plenty of sweet organ and keyboards – but the tracks are maybe a bit shorter and more compact, which makes the whole thing work together even more strongly as a whole – a suite of grooves from a group who really know what they're doing. Titles include "La Visione D'Assieme", "La Partita", "Tema Malinconico", "Tema Dello Sbattezzato", "Come Un Valzer", "Notturno", "Il Tempo Che Non Ho Vissuto", and "Tema Malinconico (solo Rhodes)". CD

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DJ ShadowEndtroducing (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island, 1996. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
Massive 20th Anniversary edition of DJ Shadow's masterpiece! It seems like when this came out, critics and even DJs liked to drop the then new moniker "trip hop" whenever possible, and this pivotal album is held up as the watershed mark. A number of years down the line, Endtroducing holds up stands the test of time as an instrumental hip hop LP, and even sort of an avant rock album – giving it a timeless feel that obliterates any trendy pigeonholes! Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod (though some of us were hip to him all along) and Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveler in the coloristic approach he uses – and never forgets the funk! This great 3CD edition includes the classic original album on Disc One – with "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World" – the bonus album Excessive Ephemera on Disc Two – and the all new (circa 2016) remix album Endtroducing Re-Emagined on Disc Three – with remixes by Adrian Younge, Lee Bannon,. Hudson Mohawke, Daedelus and others! (Hip Hop, New Grooves) CD

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✨✧ Juba CollectiveJuba Collective ... CD
Premonition, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The long-awaited house-oriented project from Chicago jazzman Kahil El'Zabar – a righteous fusion of Afro-centric jazz and dance, and a vision he's been expressing for years! El'Zabar first experimented with mixing jazz and house way back in the late 80s – and his efforts at the time, although unrecorded, sent ripples around the world, and even had a strong effect on the birth of Acid Jazz in the London scene (Kahil was actually referenced as a godfather in one of the first compilations of work on the Acid Jazz label!) Unfortunately, it almost seems like the idea's waited too long to happen – as the past decade or so has seen countless other expressions of this idea – so much so that El'Zabar's ideas seem a bit dated by now, and don't really match music of this nature coming out of Paris, London, and Tokyo over the past few years. Still, it is nice to finally see an album of this music from Kahil – and it's interesting to hear Chicago players like Ari Brown and Fareed Haque in this context. The record features work by Primeridian as well – and titles include "Return Of The Lost Tribe", "Papa's Bounce", "Where Do You Want To Go", "Ornette", "Venus", and "This Little Light Of Mine". CD
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DJ SpookyOptometry ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2002. Used ... $3.99
A genre defying meeting of NYC's out hop illbient impresario Paul Miller and members of that city's finest new jazz improvisors. Not too far off from the recent QPSM project, this finds a cast of characters, including Spooky, who'd previously been more known for dispensing with conventional rhythmic structure, dropping some tighter grooves, but never losing their more progressive identities. The core group is Spooky being Spooky, William Parker on bass, Matthew Shipp on piano and Guillermo Brown on drums, with appearances by Carl Hancock Rux an High Priest of Anti Pop Consortium on vocals, and fellow avant garde travellers Pauline Oliveros, Daniel Carter and Daniel Bernard Roumain. 12 tracks including "Ibid, desmarches, ibid", "Reactive Switching Strategies For The Control Of Uninhibited Air" and "Sequentia Absentia (Dialectical Triangulation I)". CD

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