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William Parker/Lisa Sokolov/Cooper-MooreStan's Hat Flapping In The Wind ... CD
Centering, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Really beautiful work from bassist William Parker – a set of tracks that are every bit as righteous as some of his other albums, but in a completely different way! The music here is from a musical production that Parker's been creating over the past two-decades – beautiful vocal tunes ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Cavril PayneCavril Sings ... CD
Ruval/Production Dessinee (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare gem from Cavril Payne – the sister of saxophonist Cecil Payne, and a wonderful singer who works in an equal blend of jazz and soul! The mode's a bit like Nancy Wilson, but Cavril's a lot more loose and free – and the tunes are often a lot more upbeat, too – with this ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsBlack-Eyed Blues/Capricorn Princess ... CD
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of 70s gems from Esther Phillips – back to back on a single CD! Black Eyed-Blues is one of Esther's strong winners for Kudu – a record that takes her soulful style of earlier years, and wraps it around some sly 70s funky arrangements! Ex-James Brown hornman Pee Wee Ellis ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsCapricorn Princess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kudu/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty amazing set from Esther Phillips – her final album for Kudu – and a beautiful mix of soaring soul sounds from one the most unique, emotionally-inflected soul vocalists of her era! Esther's in prime Kudu mode here – working with jazzy arrangements by David Matthews and ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Piero Piccioni/Lydia MacDonaldMafioso & Other Great Piccioni Scores (plus Piero Piccioni Presenta Lydia MacDonald) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Early soundtrack work from the great Piero Piccioni – heard here on his famous score for the film Mafioso, plus some even cooler more obscure work! The set begins with some jazzy numbers for the film Il Mondo Di Notte Numero 2 – as well as a bold jazz cut from Adua E La Compagne – ... (Soundtracks, Vocalists) read more CD

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Gregory PorterBe Good ... CD
Motema, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Wonderful work from Gregory Porter – easily one of the best new jazz singers to emerge in the past decade or so, and one whose approach is soulful enough to rival the greats of the 70s! There's echoes here of Bill Withers, Gil Scott-Heron, and Al Jarreau – and like all those artists, ... read more CD
Also available Be Good (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Gregory PorterIssues Of Life – Features & Remixes ... CD
Membran (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A great companion to all the full length albums from the mighty Gregory Porter – as this special set brings together his side projects, appearances with other artists, and remixes as well! We love Porter's own records – and honestly feel that he's one of the freshest jazz vocal talents ... read more CD
Also available Issues Of Life – Features & Remixes (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Gregory PorterTake Me To The Alley ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The greatness of Gregory Porter continues to grow and grow – as the vocalist keeps moving past the straighter jazz of his roots, into a role as one of the greatest soul singers of the 21st Century! Porter's got a depth and maturity that few folks have had in recent years – especially ... read more CD
Also available Take Me To The Alley ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Sue RaneyDreamsville – The Music Of Henry Mancini ... CD
Discovery (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $21.99
Henry Mancini's best remembered as one of the most important instrumental film composers of the 60s and 70s – but the man also gave us a fair bit of vocal gems, too – great cuts that were co-composed with lyricists who include Johnny Mercer, Leslie Bricusse, Jay Livinston, and the team ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sue RaneyIn Good Company ... CD
Discovery (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $21.99
Sue Raney's a singer that most folks know from some famous Capitol Records albums at the end of the 50s – yet she's also a hell of a vocalist who really knows how to keep on keeping on – as she does strongly on this album from the start of the 90s! Sue's got a modern look on the cover, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sue RaneyRidin High ... CD
Discovery (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $21.99
Even an 80s perm can't hide the brilliance of Sue Raney – a singer who first started crafting great music in the 50s, but who kept on going with great records for decades to come! This overlooked gem got little exposure at the time – and it's a swinger that really stands up to the best ... read more CD

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Line RenaudC'Est La Vie ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 27.98
Unusual work from singer Line Renaud – a vocalist that most people know from her famous French work, but one who also sings here in German – on a run of singles done for that market in the 50s and early 60s! The style here is a slight variation on the postwar French pop that Renaud was ... (French, Vocalists) read more CD

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Demis RoussosUniversum/Die Nacht Und Der Wein ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1976/1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Two late 70s albums from this enigmatic Greek singer! Universum is from 1979, and has Demis Roussos at the end of the 70s – a decade that began with his trippy work in Aphrodite's Child, then had the singer hitting the clubs with disco soul, and ended with Demis becoming a huge international ... (Rock, Vocalists) read more CD

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Roswell Rudd & Heather MasseAugust Love Song ... CD
Red House, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A set that starts out sounding like one of the most old school, straight ahead records we've ever heard from trombonist Roswell Rudd – but which soon opens up to all the creative, compelling modes we've always loved in Rudd's music! The record's the result of recent work with vocalist ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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Yasushi Sawada with Jiro Inagaki & His Soul MediaDock Of My Mind (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $18.99
The funky group of Jiro Inagaki gets a vocal treatment this time around – lead lyrics from Yasushi Sawada, whose a raspy-voiced singer with a surprisingly soulful edge! Much of the music follows in the same territory of Inagaki's instrumental records – with his group turning in a cool ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Gil Scott-HeronFirst Minute Of A New Day ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Gil Scott Heron's first album for Arista – very much in the mellow soul jazz work of his legendary album on Strata East! The record features some wonderfully moody jazz backing that really marks a shift in Gil's style – never going too far over the top, but hitting a sweet groove that ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available First Minute Of A New Day ... LP 16.99

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Gil Scott-HeronIt's Your World ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A standout set from Gil Scott-Heron – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of his other 70s work! This album's a double-length live set – one that has Gil taking on the familiar format of the 70s, and using it to really push the boundaries of his own music too! Most tracks are ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD
(Soul Brother UK version. US version on TVT out of print!)

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Gil Scott-HeronNew Black Poet – Small Talk At 125th & Lenox ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP, 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
Gil Scott-Heron's first album – and his angriest! Unlike some of Gil's other albums – which have a sweet jazzy vibe and a mix of mellow soul styles – this one's a lot rawer, and features Gil rapping loud over very heavy percussion backing. All the work is his own, and the album's ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Gil Scott-HeronRevolution Will Not Be Televised ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
An 80s collection, but one that's filled with gems from Gil Scott-Heron's legendary early years at Flying Dutchman – a time when he was recording some of his most impressively righteous material ever! The music's a hip mix of protest poetry and sweet jazzy numbers – played with great ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Ben SidranLive At Montreux ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Tightly funky work from Ben Sidran – arguably one of his best albums for Arista, thanks to a strong lineup of players, and the open-ended relaxed setting of Montreux! The tracks here are a bit longer than some of Ben's studio sides for the label at the time – and almost hearken back to ... read more CD
 
 



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