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Nucleus with Leon ThomasNucleus with Leon Thomas – Live 1970 ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the most striking, most unusual settings for the voice of Leon Thomas we've ever heard – a rare 1970 performance with the Brit group Nucleus – done right at the same time that Thomas was recording his classics with Pharoah Sanders! The initial approach is similar, and the songs are familiar – but the overall execution is quite different given the change in instrumentation – as the Nucleus lineup includes Ian Carr on trumpet, Chris Spedding on guitar, Karl Jenkins on piano and oboe, and Brian Smith on tenor, saxophone, and flute! Tracks are all nice and long, and rhythms begin with a slightly similar mode to Thomas' other records – but the use of Spedding's guitar is especially striking, as is Carr's trumpet – which has a very different quality than any American player that Thomas ever worked with. The sax and oboe lines are especially nice – often exotic, but in more of a European spiritual way than an American one – and throughout it all, Thomas really holds the course with some wonderful vocals – on long tracks that include "One", "Chains Of Love", "The Journey", "Echoes", "Damn Nam", and "The Creator Has A Master Plan". (Jazz, Vocalists) CD

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Nina SimoneNina Simone Live At Berkeley ... LP
Stroud, 1973. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Killer work from Nina Simone's excellent Stroud Productions run – a set that wasn't issued by RCA in the early 70s, but which really matches the fire of her classics for the label! The setting's a live one, as you'd guess from the title – and most tunes are longish, with those key improvisational moments that really started to set Simone apart from other jazz singers in the 60s – those richly creative moments in which Nina's taking the tunes and turning them on their heads – not just in her own vocal presentation of the lyrics, but also in her conception of the groove! Titles include "No Opportunity Necessary/No Experience Needed", "Assignment Song", "Four Women", "Ain't Got No/I Got Life", "Backlash Blues", and "To Be Young Gifted & Black". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos Valle & Stacey KentLive At Birdland (CD/2DVDs) ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2016. New Copy CD & 2 DVD ... Out Of Stock
A great live performance from this surprising duo – one who already gave us another concert setting on their previous album, but who step out here in the more intimate setting of New York's Birdland nightclub! The setting's a great one, given the jazz legacy that Stacey Kent has already given us in her years of recording – and Valle's completely at home, working alongside Kent with the kind of warmth and interplay he brought to his vocal duets of the 60s and 70s – but with a sound that's maybe even more complex overall. The band features a number of Brazilian musicians – Jesse Sadoc on trumpet, Marcelo Martins on tenor and flute, and Luiz Brasil on acoustic guitar – and Jim Tomlinson joins the group on tenor for part of the show. Tracks include great reworkings of some Marcos Valle classics – and titles include "Drift Away", "My Nightingale", "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", "She Told Me She Told Me", "The Answer", "The White Puma", "The Face I Love", "So Nice", and "Look Who's Mine". Package includes the performance on CD with a bonus studio track "Amando Demais" – and on DVD – with three more titles, and the bonus track "Viola Enluarda". Also includes a bonus DVD with a documentary – featuring performances both at the Blue Note in Tokyo, and in New York. (Brazil, Vocalists) CD
(DVD is All Region.)

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Flora Purim500 Miles High At Montreux ... LP
Milestone, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
One of Flora Purim's 70s classics – an album recorded with that soaring breezy vocal style that she virtually invented – heard here before it got too old, and too copied by other singers! The set's a live one, filled with lots of energy – and recorded before a very enthusiastic crowd at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Fest. Players include David Amaro on guitar, Pat Rebillot and Wagner Tiso on electric piano and organ, Ron Carter on bass, Roberta Silva on drums, Airto on a range of percussion – and guest vocals and a bit of guitar from Milton Nascimento on one track! Airto, Nascimento, and Tiso arranged the set – and tracks include "O Cantador", "Bridge", "500 Miles High", "Cravo E Canela", "Baia", "Uri", and "Jive Talk". (Brazil, Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Nina SimoneAmazing Nina Simone/Nina Simone At Town Hall ... CD
Collectables, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
23 classic tracks from Nina's prime early years – laid out on one studio LP, and one great live set, recorded at Town Hall in New York! Titles include classics like "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", "Fine & Mellow", and "I Don't Want Him" – plus "Middle of The Night", "Summertime", "Return Home", "Chilly Winds Don't Blow", and "That's Him Over There". Lots of nice stuff, and it's some of her best material for the Colpix label! CD

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Nina SimoneIn Concert/I Put A Spell On You ... CD
Philips, 1964. Used ... $5.99
2 classics by Nina Simone! In Concert features Nina recorded live on a variety of familiar numbers, but in that incredible mode that always transforms songs completely, lifting them from their roots and turning them into amazingly fierce proclamations of power and emotion! Includes a great reading of Nina's classic "Mississippi Goddam", plus "Plain Gold Ring", "I Loves You, Porgy", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "Go Limp". I Put A Spell On You has Nina working in that unique crossover style she was using in the mid 60s – a blend of jazz and soul arrangements that was perfect for her intimate folksy style. Includes a classic rendition of "Feeling Good", plus "Take Care Of Business", "Gimme Some", Jacques Brel's "Ne MeQuitte Pas" and the title track, "I Put A Spell On You", which is an incredible reworking of the classic by Screaming Jay Hawkins! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla At Duke's Place ... LP
Verve, 1965. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful classic from mid 60s Verve – and the kind of a session that we wouldn't have expected to come off so well! In a style they were using with older artists at the time, Verve brought Ella and Duke into the studio together – with Duke's band and compositions providing the structure of the set, and Ella handling vocals. The tunes are mostly Ellington classics, but they provide a nice change of pace for the Fitzgerald of the 60s – taking Ella into more sophisticated territory on some darker themes that really surprised us. Players are all of the Ellington stalwarts of the time – and titles include "Imagine My Frustration", "Duke's Place", "What Am I Here For", "Azure", "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", "Passion Flower", and "Something To Live For". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronFrom South Africa To South Carolina (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
TVT, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A 70s soul classics – and the closest that Gil Scott-Heron ever came to having a hit! The album's best known for its anthemic classic "Johannesburg" – one of the first popular tunes to really push the cause of a free South Africa – but the whole album's a winner, filled with some wonderful tunes that have Gil working with pianist Brian Jackson, in a laidback and soulful style that's even more powerful than his early protest poetry work! Apart from "Johannesburg", the album also features the tunes "The Summer of 42", "South Carolina", "Beginnings (First Minute Of A New Day)", "Lovely Day", and "Toast To The People". Plus, this cool CD also includes 4 bonus tracks, with live versions of "Johannesburg", "South Carolina", and "Save The Children" – and a cut called "Let Me See Your I.D.", from the Sun City project in the 80s. (Soul, Vocalists) CD
(Out of print.)
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From South Africa To South Carolina ... LP 6.99
From South Africa To South Carolina ... CD 14.99
 
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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaFor Swingers Only ... CD
Argo/Dusty Groove, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Lorez Alexandria – an ultra-hip singer who recorded for Impulse and King, but who sounds especially wonderful on this rare date for Chess Records! The album's got a groove that definitely lives up to its title – a jazzy, bouncy sort of rhythm that's definitely "for swingers only", and which is a nice contrast to overdone torch or standard jazz vocal modes. Alexandria's singing is completely sublime – quite fluid, yet with a soulful depth that's really amazing – and her backing combo is equally hip – a group led by John Young on piano, and also featuring George Eskirdge on guitar, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Phil Thomas on drums, and Ronald Wilson on flute and tenor – an obscure player whose reed work really makes the album sparkle! The song choices are great too – a mix of some under-recorded gems and a few blue-toned classics – all redone amazingly by Lorez with a sound that's quite unique. Titles include her classic Argo reading of "Baltimore Oriole", which begins with an amazing drum/bass passage that's worth the price of the album alone – and other tracks include "The End Of A Love Affair", "Baltimore Oriole", "All Or Nothing At All", "Mother Earth", "Love Look Away", and "Traveling Down A Lonely Road". CD
(Out of print Dusty Groove pressing.)

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaFor Swingers Only ... LP
Argo, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Lorez Alexandria – an ultra-hip singer who recorded for Impulse and King, but who sounds especially wonderful on this rare date for Chess Records! The album's got a groove that definitely lives up to its title – a jazzy, bouncy sort of rhythm that's definitely "for swingers only", and which is a nice contrast to overdone torch or standard jazz vocal modes. Alexandria's singing is completely sublime – quite fluid, yet with a soulful depth that's really amazing – and her backing combo is equally hip – a group led by John Young on piano, and also featuring George Eskirdge on guitar, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Phil Thomas on drums, and Ronald Wilson on flute and tenor – an obscure player whose reed work really makes the album sparkle! The song choices are great too – a mix of some under-recorded gems and a few blue-toned classics – all redone amazingly by Lorez with a sound that's quite unique. Titles include her classic Argo reading of "Baltimore Oriole", which begins with an amazing drum/bass passage that's worth the price of the album alone – and other tracks include "The End Of A Love Affair", "Baltimore Oriole", "All Or Nothing At All", "Mother Earth", "Love Look Away", and "Traveling Down A Lonely Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)
 
 
 



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