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Camaron De La IslaLeyenda Del Tiempo ... CD
Universal (Spain), 1979. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Orquestina Del FabirolNinonaninon ... CD
Kikos (Spain), 2005. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ La Fanfarria Del CapitanLa Giravada ... LP
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An Argentine group, but one who work here in a whole flurry of global styles – an inventive mish-mash of elements that even seems to have a slight Balkan flavor at times too! The core sound is a blend of romping rhythms and very right horns – held together by melodic currents on guitar and accordion, as well as both male and female vocals – all done without any remixing or programs at all, just live (and very lively!) instrumentation from the group! The music has a joyously leaping quality throughout, but also some nice melancholy currents amidst the grooves – and titles include "Nadi Te Quiso", "Via Nacionale", "Yayegue", "La Flor Y El Libro", "Valdivostok", and "La Marcheta". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Camaron De La IslaUna Leyenda Flamenca Vol 2 ... CD
Philips/Polygram, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Anderson CameauOu La Magouye Vol 3 ... LP
Kalalou, 1990. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Max CillaLa Flute Des Mornes Vol 1 ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Traditional sounds from Martinique – but played in a very jazzy way by fluteman Max Cilla – whose instrument glides and soars over a range of lively percussion! The group features a bit of piano and bass, but the various drums really lead the sound – as does Cilla's flute, which takes on so many wonderful tones over the course of the album's nicely long tracks! The notes almost make the set appear to be more of an ethnographic album – but Cilla wrote all the tunes himself, from a very modern perspective – and recorded the album in Paris, with a very hip sound. Titles include "Ballad Dans La Foret D'Ajoupa Bouillon", "La Flute Des Mornes", "La Ronde Des Ecoliers", "Crespuscule Tropical", and "La Baie Du Robert". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paco De LuciaTensai (Genius) (aka La Fabulosa Guitarra De Paco De Lucia) ... LP
Philips (Japan), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An early gem from the great guitarist Paco DeLucia – and one of the first to feature his solo instrument right out front in the mix, without support from another player or any large arrangements! The setting is breathtaking – incredibly deft guitar lines, with a style rooted in flamenco, but a level of personal expression that's quite different – a rich new voice on the acoustic guitar, at a time when it already seemed like the instrument had been explored fully by so many others! The album's a landmark, and is filled with treasures that include "Gitanos Trianeros", "Impetu", "El Tajo", "Llora La Siguiriya", "Jerenza", and "Punta Umbria". LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi. Cover has light sticker spots.)

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Ramon El PortuguesGitanos De La Plaza ... CD
Nuevos Medios (Spain), 1992. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Groupe LemChahebLa Chanson Populaire Marocaine ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1989. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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MuxicasEscoitando Medra La Herba ... CD
Clave/Punteiro (Spain), 1992. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), New Copy ... About March 2, 2018

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), New Copy ... About March 2, 2018
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Alain PetersRest La Moya ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most unique musical talents we've heard in years – finally given his due in this wonderful collection of work from the late 70s and early 80s! Alain Peters works in a style that's beyond description – a global mix of elements from both the Caribbean and Africa, but often given a slight South Asian spin, given that Alain spent a fair bit of time exploring the cultures of the Indian Ocean – which he weaves here into a hypnotic blend of percussion, guitar, and extremely evocative French language lyrics! Rather than stepping on and pilfering from a range of cultures – Peters is instead a unique citizen of the post-colonial world, and allows himself a boundary-less space to stretch out beyond any simple generic descriptions. If we had to try to relate this music to anything, we might say that it's at the level of some of the most perfect experiments on the Saravah Records label – with a similarly haunting, live-changing vibe. Titles include "Mange Pou Le Coeur", "La Rosee Si Feuilles Songes", "La Peche Bernica", "Wayo Manman", "Rest'La Maloya", and "Ti Pas Ti Pas N'Arriver". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rasha, Uxia & Maria SalgadoLa Sal De La Vida ... CD
Nubenegra/Intuition (Germany), 1998. Used ... $1.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Shleu ShleuPionniers – La Tradition Continue ... LP
Melodie Makers Inc, 1991. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Joan SorianoLa Familia Soriano ... CD
IASO, 2011. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Dolores VargasLa Terremoto – Anana Funk Hip – 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fierce Spanish funk from the 70s – served up here by the wild female singer Dolores Vargas! The style here is maybe a bit different than what you might be used to if you only know American soul – but there's plenty of heavy basslines, tight horns, and funky drums – all to serve the more dynamic aspects of Vargas' vocals – which soar out in this wonderfully expressive way! Some tunes have bits of flamenco elements in the mix, others some of the jazzier rumba rhythms from the Spanish scene of a few years before – but almost all tunes are electrified and upbeat, and work together to show just how much folks around the world were embracing new funky styles as the 70s moved in. Titles include "El Co Collar", "Maria Lisi", "Gitana Real", "A La Pelota", "Anana Hip", "La Hawaiana", "Macarrones", "El Desgrasiao", "Oh La La", and "Urtain El Ko Y Ole". (Latin, Global Grooves) CD

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Various La Decouverte Des Instruments De La Musique Classique Maghrebine ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1989. Used ... $8.99
Music from Rahma Mabrouk, Aouli Mohamed, Abdelkrim Dali, Mustapha Bahar, Abdelghani, Mohamed Bahar, Kasdaali, Orchestre de Fez, Hassan Elgharbi & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Various2nd Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $2.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes tuneful numbers in a variety of styles, all with vocals in the lead, and a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation. You might think of these tracks as the indie side of Latin pop – especially for the period – and titles include "Mujer Joven" by Lorenzo Avila, "Promesa" by Patricia Leal, "Buscando Un Futuro" by Juan Rosales, "Vete" by Manuel Posada, "Amor Cobarde" by Juan Gomez, "Atras De La Montana" by Gloria Serrano, "Tu Fuiste Mi Primer Amor" by Lorenzo Avila, Abrazame" by Jorgte Salvador, and "Que Lastima" by Raymundo Lopez. (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Various3er Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $3.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes tuneful numbers in a variety of styles, all with vocals in the lead, and a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation. Titles on this volume include "Quien Eres Tu" by Marta Ligia, "Aunque Solo Se Una Vez" by Javier Vargas, "Asi Asi" by Jorge Aragon, "Padre Yo Quiero Decirte" by Lorenzo Avila, "Fin De Semana" by Jotta Bargo, "Maneras" by Oralando Jose, "Despues De Ti" by Orlando Jose, "Mi Rincon" by Jesus Melgoza, "En Las Tinienblas" by Juan Gomez El Mago, and "Los Ninos" by Juan Rosales. (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Dengue FeverEscape From Dragon House ... CD
M80 Music, 2005. Used ... $3.99
Dengue Fever not only Escape From Dragon House on this second album – they also escape any knee-jerk attempts to write them off as a novelty group – here delivering a groovy update of the 60s & 70s Cambodian rock vibe! Dengue Fever may be an LA combo, but they do the fun Cambodian garage sound of earlier decades proud – with sweet, girly vocals and a backdrop of keys, horns and global garage, mod, pop and funk rock sounds with one foot in the retro and the other planted on a modern stage. Titles include "We Were Gonna", "Sni Bong", "Tip My Canoe", "Escape From Dragon House", "Made Of Steam", "Saran Wrap", "Hummingbird" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Manu DibangoCeddo – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the coolest 70s albums from the mighty Manu Dibango – a rare soundtrack that's done with an even greater variety of sounds than his more conventional albums! The sound's sometimes spare and rootsy, but still with this undercurrent of funk – as Dibango mixes together basslines with marimba, percussion, and some other cool earthy touches – all to provide a very hip backdrop for his own sax solos in the lead – which are still as powerful as on his other records, but in a very different way – almost more thoughtful, and more deeply soulful. There's a brooding intensity to the whole thing that builds nicely as the album moves on – and titles include "Ceddo", "Marabout", "La Boisson", and "Les Cavaliers". LP, Vinyl record album

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El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! The CD comes with a great booklet featuring notes by Gossner and personal reflections by El Rego. Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". CD

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El TurroneroNew Hondo ... LP
Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... $25.99
A funky treasure from the Spanish scene at the end of the 70s – a groundbreaking combination of flamenco roots and upbeat funk and soul! The album's got a groove that grabs you right from the start – almost like some of the tighter sound library funk of the European scenet at the time, until the vocals of El Turronero come into the mix, and soar to the skies in a mode that's similar to the famous singer Camaron De La Isla! The vocals are no mere chorus along with the grooves – and instead seem to have a life of their own, especially on some of the clubbier tracks – which might bear some relation to American disco in the instrumentation, but none at all in the overall approach! The mix was a groundbreaking one that represented the new youthful energy of the Spanish scene in the 70s – and a desire to get away from more staid modes laid down by the academy and tradition, while still embracing the roots of their culture. Titles include "Las Penas", "Sufrimientos", "Y La Razon", "Mis Venas", "Tiene Bigotes", "Navegan Mis Pensamientos", and "A Nadie Se La Ha Ocurrio". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... CD
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – all of which they do incredibly well! There's a touch of Brazilian elements on the guitars at points, and some deeper contemporary soul on the great vocals from Vivian Garcia – a singer who really adds a lot to the music when she steps into the spotlight – and the group even play around with some more Caribbean influences from time to time, keeping things freshly diverse, but never in a way that sounds unplanned or out of control. Titles include "La Lluvia", "Locas", "Uno Somos Todos", "Sabrosa", "Esso Strut", and "Iwbwu". CD

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Guy One#1 LP ... LP
Philophon (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Wicked work from Guy One – both a singer and an instrumentalist – playing the small-stringed kologo here, but with riffing intensity that's backed by a very funky combo! The sound is pretty darn unique – in a mode that's not even like Afro funk from years back – and instead this wonderful hybrid of the lean string lines of the lead instrument, and more familiar elements on horns, heavy drums, and percussion – all in a way that's very fresh and new, and this really great change from some of the more familiar Afro-styled sounds in recent years. The album's full of surprises – including tarogato from Peter Brotzmann on one track – and titles include "Bangere Tomme", "Ete Songo", "N'Yella Be Bobere", "Sella N'De Hu Dene", "Po'Ore Ye La Be De Geta Gurego", and "Everything You Do You Do For Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album

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Edmony Krater Et ZepissTijan Pou Velo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1988. Used ... $1.99
An unusual blend of jazz, fusion, and gwo ka rhythms from Guadelopue – served up here in a classic album from trumpeter Edmony Krater! Krater blows some beautiful solos on the record – a bit like Don Cherry in some of his more globally-oriented projects – but the overall approach is more rhythmic, and tied together by keyboards and basslines, which are then offset by rootsier percussion elements that trace back to the earlier days of the genre – while Edmony and his compatriots continue to inflect some modern touches over the top! The group's got some sweet guitar lines from Freddy Tisseur, whose playing nicely skirts both sides of this sound – and titles include "Crepuscule", "Tijan", "Gwadloup", "Chimin Spirit", and "Occitan Dance". CD features two bonus tracks – "Rime A La Vi" and "Sonje Pa Plere". CD

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian Eno's Ambient series, then came out on a variety of self-released records, and have even seen a big new revival in recent years. But the music here is a mixture of echoey vocals and rhythm patterns – songs that almost feel like special prayers of motivation and uplift – a karmic legacy stripped down more for an 80s generation, but still filled with a rich amount of spirit! The man's a surprisingly strong singer, with a trippy quality that really fits his lyrics – and almost gives some of the songs a late 60s sort of LA underground vibe. Titles include "Is This Clear", "Hare Jaya Jaya Rama", "Great Bells", "Laws Of Manifestation", "Cosmic Joe", "We Shall Be Lifted", and "I Can Only Bliss Out". CD

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LaraajiVision Songs ... LP
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian Eno's Ambient series, then came out on a variety of self-released records, and have even seen a big new revival in recent years. But the music here is a mixture of echoey vocals and rhythm patterns – songs that almost feel like special prayers of motivation and uplift – a karmic legacy stripped down more for an 80s generation, but still filled with a rich amount of spirit! The man's a surprisingly strong singer, with a trippy quality that really fits his lyrics – and almost gives some of the songs a late 60s sort of LA underground vibe. Titles include "Is This Clear", "Hare Jaya Jaya Rama", "Great Bells", "Laws Of Manifestation", "Cosmic Joe", "We Shall Be Lifted", and "I Can Only Bliss Out". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vision Songs ... CD 11.99

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Hugh MasekelaEmancipation Of Hugh Masekela (top hat cover) ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Hugh's first album for Uni – and one that really lets him open up his groove! The record moves way past the short trumpet instrumental sound of earlier albums – into a complex groove that mixes Afro soul, LA funk, and loads of nice jazzy bits! The record's got a sound that's nicely messed up – and which shows the crossroads of modern music that passed through Hugh during his best moments. Includes a great version of "What Is Wrong With Groovin?" (different than the Letta Mbulu version!), plus "Sqo", "Child Of Earth", "Ha Lese Le Di Khanna", "Chisa", and "Why Are You Blowing My Mind?". Great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some aging.)

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Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela's Latest ... LP
Uni/Chisa, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
Nice hard funky Afro soul from Hugh – cut during the time when he was really perfecting his sweet little blend of African rhythms and LA soul! The tracks are all short and hard – with funky trumpet in the lead, and some tight hard-grooving rhythms in the back. Most of this stuff feels like some of Hugh's best funky 45s – including the tracks "Lily The Fox", "Groove Me", "Mago", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "Arrastao", "Mazeze", and a few nice mellow tracks like "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" and "Here, There, and Everywhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splitting on all seams.)

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Meridian BrothersDonde Estas Maria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The Meridian Brothers have been making music for quite a few years now – and with each new release, they seem to open up another fresh corner of southern hemisphere sounds, and continue to find a way to weave them together into something quite fresh and unique! Few other folks could navigate a territory this rich, and not get lost in the forest – and The Meridians manage to change rhythms strongly with each new track, utilize both ancient elements and contemporary production, and even, this time around, occasionally reach for some larger arrangements that only seem to give their music an even loftier vibe than before! Most tracks have vocals in Spanish, and instrumentation that speaks in a lot more languages – and titles include "No Me Traciones", "Donde Estas Maria", "Entra El Ritmo Antillano", "El No Esta Muerto", "Cumbia Eres La Cumbia", "Como Estoy En Los Sesenta", and "Yo Soy Tu Padre Yo Te Fabrique". CD

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NilamayeLas Flores Del Sol ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2017. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A contemporary group, but one that draws upon a huge tradition of Afro-Colombian sounds – pulled together by its members through travels that have taken them through all the many different regions of their diverse nation, and served up in a very spare style that mostly just features voice and percussion! Instrumentation includes totuma, guasa, llamador, alegre, and marimbas – and the presentation is wonderfully without cliche – no easy world music cash-in, and instead just a superbly-recorded document of the richly-intertwining cultures that have taken place in the centuries of African influence in Colombia. Titles include "Tierra", "La Sirenita", "El Manguito", "La Plegaria", "Regresa Pues", and "La Juga Del Nazareno". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orchestra BaobabPirates Choice ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Hardly a pirate album at all – and instead one of the first big global moments of fame for the mighty Orchestra Baobob – a Senegalese combo who'd really been honing their craft during the 70s! The album has the group working with all the soulful currents of their early work – and especially that inflection from Cuban styles that made some of the groups in Dakar so unique – a special trans-Atlantic handshake between the nations that really helped these guys take off once they got exposure on a record like this! Titles include "Coumba", "Utru Horas", "Werente Seringe", "Ray M'Bele", "Toumaranke", "Ngalam", and "La Rebellion". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roger RaspailDalva ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene – and has always been part of that city's rich post-colonial criss-crossing of modes – especially the side of the French jazz scene that has always been very open to non-Anglo rhythms, and allowed very open interplay of different ideas! That approach is definitely in place here – on sounds that maybe offer up more of Raspail's roots than some of his early records – but in a way that also shows his warm absorption of continental modes too. Guests include Vincent Segal, Alain Jean-Marie, Anthony Joseph, and Dao – and titles include "Kalypso Ka", "Rara", "Manza Rene", "Nuite Douce", "Bossa De La Plage", "Papa Yaya", "Ballade A Ilet Perou", and "Anty Kaz La". CD
Also available Dalva ... LP 16.99

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Roger RaspailDalva ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene – and has always been part of that city's rich post-colonial criss-crossing of modes – especially the side of the French jazz scene that has always been very open to non-Anglo rhythms, and allowed very open interplay of different ideas! That approach is definitely in place here – on sounds that maybe offer up more of Raspail's roots than some of his early records – but in a way that also shows his warm absorption of continental modes too. Guests include Vincent Segal, Alain Jean-Marie, Anthony Joseph, and Dao – and titles include "Kalypso Ka", "Rara", "Manza Rene", "Nuite Douce", "Bossa De La Plage", "Papa Yaya", "Ballade A Ilet Perou", and "Anty Kaz La". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dalva ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Pepe Sanchez Y Su Rock BandRegresion (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99
Fantastic funk from the Spanish scene of the 70s – a set that starts out in the best electric fusion mode, but also embraces some older Spanish currents too – with a groove that's almost a 70s funk take on some of the flamenco jazz experiments of the late 60s! Yet we'll also say that there's more reedwork here than guitar – including some sublime tenor and soprano sax from the great Pedro Iturralde, easily one of the best Spanish jazz musicians of his generation – working here with other soloists on flute, trumpet, and trombone – all led by the heavy drums of Pepe Sanchez! Bass and electric keyboards round out the groove – creating this great criss-crossing of rhythms that's mighty nice – on titles that include "Sentimiento", "Renacimiento", "Cantares", "Regresion", "Nostalgia", "Paisajes", and "A Mi Tierra". Also includes two bonus tracks from a later 45 rpm single – "Love Me" and "Encuentros En La 5a Dimension". (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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