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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersSpaceship Lullaby ... CD
Atavistic, Mid 50s-Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's pretty easy to be skeptical about "recently unearthed" recordings in ANY medium, particularly jazz – but you can always count on the Unheard Music Series – especially when it comes to the vaults of the great Sun Ra! This mid-to-late 50s discovery Spaceship Lullaby features Ra working in a largely unknown guise – with several vocal ensembles from the period! The vocalists and backing musicians include the Nu Sounds, The Cosmic Rays and The Lintels. Similar recordings have previously materialized on extremely rare 7-inch singles, but this is the first full length CD of the material (that we've ever known of, anyway) – one that spans an innovative amalgam of dense, propulsive space jazz/soul backings (almost unbelievably forward-looking for the 50s, but what else would you expect from Ra) and awesomely layered vocals that run from scatting, spoken sci fi weirdness to romantic doo wop harmonies. Ra is on piano with the titanic drummer Robert Barry on the back end – and a period incarnation of the Arkestra even backs the Cosmic Rays on a couple of tracks. What can we say? This is one of the greatest Sun Ra discoveries to come into our perspective in years; jaw droppingly cool stuff from one of the most jaw droppingly cool musicians who ever lived on this planet or any of the others! Tracks are divided by the performing groups: The Nu Sounds cuts comprise the majority, and include "Stranger In Paradise", "Honey", "Black Sky & Blue Moon", "A Foggy Day", "A Perfect Counter", "Wordless Piece", "I Was Wrong", "Louise" and lots of others. There are five Lintels cuts, including "C'est Ci Bon", "Blue Moon", "Baby Please Be Mine". Cosmic Rays cuts include "Africa", "Somebody's In Love", "Bye Bye" and more. 37 tracks in all! (Jazz, Vocalists) CD
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Freda PayneCome Back To Me Love ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2014. Used ... $8.99
Lovely late work from Freda Payne! Come Back To Me Love is a bit of a throwback to her jazzier 60s years – with a mix of larger scale swing oriented tunes, and more intimate strings and piano backed ballads. It's a welcome move! The album is a win on all fronts. Her voice remains beautiful and versatile, all these years after her early 60s jazzy work, and early 70s soul crossover. Produced by Al Pryor and Bill Cunliffe, and arranged by Cunliffe, with a fairly grand sweep, but it's all as warm as can be. Freda's voice is in full command on a mix of standards and newer compositions, with 14 tracks in all: "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Haven't We Met", "Whatever Happened To Me", "You Don't Know", "I Just Have To Know", "Midnight Sun", "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "I Should Have Told Him" and more. CD
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Ernestine AndersonWhen The Sun Goes Down ... CD
Concord, 1985. Used ... $14.99
A great cooker from the glory days of Ernestine Anderson on Concord Records – a time when the singer was rediscovered, and revamped in a bit of a bluesy mode – reaching a wide new audience at the time! Her vocals really shine at this point in her career, as she lets loose with a bit more personality too – as you'll hear on this swinging set of down home numbers, cut with a combo that includes Red Holloway on tenor, Ray Brown on bass, and Gene Harris on piano! Titles include "Someone Else Is Steppin", "Goin To Chicago Blues", "Alone On My Own", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", and "I Love Being Here With You". CD
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Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... CD
Atlantic (Brazil), 1959. Used ... $1.99
Some of Ray's biggest tracks for Atlantic, including many remakes of standards like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You". You've heard it all a million times, but it's still beautiful stuff. The record also has a few nice jazz-oriented highlights, too, like playing by Zoot Sims, David Fathead Newman, and Paul Gonsalves – plus a trumpet solo "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by a young "Marcus Belgrave"! (Soul, Vocalists) CD

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Kay LyraJust A Silly Game ... CD
Sunnyside, 2016. Used ... $9.99
Lovely vocals from Kay Lyra – the daughter of bossa legend Carlos Lyra, and a singer who's equally at home singing in English and Portuguese! There's definitely some bossa currents here that showcase her family legacy, but the sound is also much more wide-ranging too – especially on the English language tracks, which open up the palette of Kay's emotion – although still hanging onto the warm arrangements that grace the Portuguese tunes. Music is handled by guitarist Mauricio Maestro, whose gentle charts work perfectly with Lyra's vocals – and titles include "Canto Do Paraiso", "Interior", "Kandagawa", "Garota De Ipanema", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Maria Moita", "Amanhecer", and "Chaplin Sem Cor". (Brazil, Vocalists) CD

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Carmen McRaeAny Old Time ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1986. Used ... $9.99
A warm later set from Carmen McRae – recorded with great small combo jazz backing that features tenor sax work from Clifford Jordan! The album's a real back-to-basics one for McRae – and gets away from crossover modes used in the 60s and 70s, taking Carmen back to the more jazz-based sound of her earliest records – but going even one further by bringing in Jordan, since Carmen mostly started out with straight trio backing. Other players include Eric Gunnison on piano and John Collins on guitar – and the tunes themselves are mostly standards, sung with impeccable phrasing. Titles include "Tulip Or Turnip", "Body & Soul", "I Hear Music", "This Is Always", "It Could Happen To You", "Old Devil Moon", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Any Old Time (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Carmen McRaeAny Old Time (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Denon/Jazz Heritage, 1986. Used ... $6.99
A warm later set from Carmen McRae – recorded with great small combo jazz backing that features tenor sax work from Clifford Jordan! The album's a real back-to-basics one for McRae – and gets away from crossover modes used in the 60s and 70s, taking Carmen back to the more jazz-based sound of her earliest records – but going even one further by bringing in Jordan, since Carmen mostly started out with straight trio backing. Other players include Eric Gunnison on piano and John Collins on guitar – and the tunes themselves are mostly standards, sung with impeccable phrasing. Titles include "Tulip Or Turnip", "Body & Soul", "I Hear Music", "This Is Always", "It Could Happen To You", "Old Devil Moon", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Any Old Time ... CD 9.99

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Bobby DarinFrom Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie/Venice Blue ... CD
Capitol/Exemplar, Mid 60s. Used ... $12.99
One of Bobby's best records for Capitol – a straight set of pop tunes and standards, arranged and conducted by Richard Wess (who arranged Darin's hit "Mack The Knife" for Atco), and featuring jazz players that include Bud Shank, Plas Johnson, Pete Candoli, and Lou Levy. Titles include "Look At Me", "Where Love Has gone", "Sunday In New York", "Goodbye Charlie", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Charade", and "The End Of Never" and "Look At Me", both original tunes by Darin. This CD also includes the album Venice Blue! CD
(Out of print.)

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Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Saxes/Four Freshman & Five Guitars ... CD
EMI/Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
Magical work by one of the greatest harmony groups ever! Four Freshmen & Five Saxes is one of our favorite sides by this excellent 50s vocal group – a tightly swinging batch of tracks with a really moody, modern edge! Half the set is arranged by the great Pete Rugolo, in the manner of the group's famous "trombones" session, done earlier with Pete – and the other half of the set is arranged by group member Dick Reynolds, following closely in Rugolo's style. The whole thing's great – with a nice brace of west coast saxes backing up the vocals – and titles include "For All We Know", "I May Be Wrong", "East Of The Sun", "Liza", and "This Can't Be Love". Four Freshmen & Five Guitars is actually even better – a truly magical album that has the group's voices supported on a brace of electric guitars, which makes for a really cool sound! The Freshmen harmonies are as perfect as ever – gliding along the electric strings on tunes that include "The More I See You", "Rain", "Invitation", "Nancy", "It All Depends On You", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "This October". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lambert, Hendricks & RossHottest New Group In Jazz – The Complete Columbia Recordings ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an attempt to completely work the emerging vocalese style onto a full-blown jazz group. Previously, the singers had only sung vocal solos for one instrument – but with a trio of players, they were suddenly able to take over the solos of all the frontline instruments in a group, such as the piano, trumpet, and tenor solos in their incredible version of "Home Cookin". That track alone is a perfect summation of the group's genius – as it offers a true vocal interplay, with words in place of notes and changes, and opens the already great soul jazz classic into a whole new level of meaning and wonder. It also helps that that track, like most of the ones on this CD, features excellent rhythm backing by Gildo Mahones, Ike Isaacs, and Walt Bolden, plus the occasional alto solo by Pony Poindexter. Their Columbia work's always been their best – and this CD brings together all 3 LPs (Hottest Group In Jazz, Sing Ellington, and the amazing High Flying), plus 7 previously unissued tracks! There's a whopping 39 cuts in all – and the set's one of the best jazz vocal CDs you could ever buy! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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