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✨✧ Karin KrogWe Could Be Flying ... LP
Meantime (Norway), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Magnificent work from European jazz vocalist Karin Krog – a landmark album that shows why she sings like no other singer! On this 1974 session, Karin moves far beyond the standard jazz of her roots – into territory that's spacey, cosmic, and filled with the best influences bubbling underground in the Euro scene of the 70s. The backing group features Steve Kuhn on keyboards, Steve Swallow on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums – all working out these beautiful modal patterns that unlock Karin's cool and icy vocals. The tunes are all pretty incredible too – vocal versions of originals by Kuhn, like "Meaning Of Love", "Sometime Ago", and "Raindrops Raindrops"; a very cool version of Joni Mitchell's "All I Want", a rare Jon Hendricks' lyrical version of JJ Johnson's "Lament", and a sweet and breezy take on the Michel Colombier tune "We Could Be Flying"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Could Be Flying ... CD 16.99

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Gil Scott-HeronRevolution Will Not Be Televised ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A set that wasn't initially conceived as a full album by Gil Scott-Heron – but one that's come to be an essential part of his catalog, thanks to the always-relevant title theme! The album's actually a classic collection of work from the early years of Gil Scott-Heron at the Flying Dutchman label – a time when he was recording some of his most impressively righteous material ever – a hip mix of protest poetry and sweet jazzy numbers – played with great keyboard accompaniment from frequent partner Brian Jackson on keyboards on nearly every track – plus help from Hubert Laws on flute and sax, and Bernard Purdie on drums. Nearly all the famous classics by Gil are here, and the titles include some of Gil's best jazz funk groovers, including "Pieces Of A Man", "Lady Day & John Coltrane", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", "Save The Children", "Sex Education Ghetto Style", "Whitey On The Moon", "Did You Hear What They Said", The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", and "No Knock". (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Revolution Will Not Be Televised (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Kurt EllingBeautiful Day – Kurt Elling Sings Christmas (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Okeh/Music On Vinyl (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
An excellent addition to the Christmas jazz canon – a wonderfully warm album of vocal performances from the great Kurt Elling, served up here in a really classic style! We love Kurt's regular work – and have been strong supporters since he first got his start here in Chicago – and the sense of songcraft he brings to the performances here are really wonderful – far more than just a singer brought in the studio in July, to hack out a few tunes for December – and instead, more of a journey to seek deeper meaning from the music in general – as Elling weaves together familiar songs and new moments with a lot more complexity than the average Christmas record. Arrangements are by Kurt and band members Stuart Mindeman, John McLean, and Clark Sommers – and titles include "The Snow Is Deep On The Ground/Snowfall", "Christmas Children", "We Three Kings", "Some Children See Him", "The Michigan Farm", "Same Old Lang Syne", "This Christmas", and "The Beautiful Day" – plus some shorter "Wencelaus/Image" pieces, used by Kurt to link together some passages of the album. (Holiday Music, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Scott-HeronPieces Of A Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz – all at a level that's light years ahead of anything any singer would have attempted a few years before – and which went onto have a huge influence for years to come. If you only know Gil from his protest work, there's a lot more here to discover – the bittersweet blend of pain and power that's always made him so fantastic. And yes, the record does include the groundbreaking "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" – but what we treasure even more is all the more personal numbers – including "Lady Day & John Coltrane", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", "The Needle's Eye", "I Think I'll Call It Morning", "Save The Children", and "Pieces Of A Man". Brilliant all the way through! (Soul, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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