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Art BlakeyGolden Boy ... LP
Colpix, 1963. Very Good+ ... $18.99
An obscure Jazz Messengers session – but a great one! The album is ostensibly a set of jazz versions of tunes from the musical Golden Boy, and the group this time is a larger one than usual – a total of 10 players, led by Blakey – and playing beautifully over arrangements from Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, and Cedar Walton! The style's not any sort of clunky "jazz meets Broadway" mode, though – as the care taken by the artists involved help elevate the tunes, and the performance, to a whole new soulful level – hardly what you'd expect! The group features trumpet work from Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, tenor from Wayne Shorter, alto from James Spaulding, trombone from Curtis Fuller, baritone from Charles Davis, piano from Cedar Walton, and bass from Reggie Workman – all very hip cats, working here with the same sort of large group textures you might hear on Freddie Hubbard's Body & Soul album from the same time, mixed with some more traditionally Blakey-led moments. Titles include "Yes I Can", "Theme From Golden Boy", "Lorna's Here", "This is The Life", and "There's A Party". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing! Cover has a small sticker and a small stain.)

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Frank GoudieFrank "Big Boy" Goudie With Amos White ... CD
American Music, 1960. Used ... $6.99
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Vince GuaraldiBoy Named Charlie Brown – Original TV Soundtrack (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy, 1964. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Vince Guaraldi's wonderful music for the first-ever cartoon to feature the Peanuts characters in animated form – a sublime batch of jazz instrumentals that forever changed the face of music in shows of this nature! Vince steps out with an amazing sound right from the start – even different than his previous jazz records from the San Francisco scene – with a more careful balance of swing and sadness, lyricism and soul – always played in a subtle, understated way that really makes the music come through with a lasting degree of power. Core sounds are from the trio of Guaraldi on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Colin Bailey on drums – and titles include key early versions of the "Charlie Brown Theme" and "Linus & Lucy" – plus "Oh Good Grief", Pebble Beach", "Schroeder", and "Blue Charlie Brown". CD features two bonus tracks – "Baseball Theme (alt)" and "Fly Me To The Moon". CD

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Sonny RollinsSonny Boy ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Good+ ... $33.99
Frenetic bop work from Sonny Rollins – recorded in 1956 with an open-mouthed tone that's certainly less controlled than later years, but still no less compelling! Sonny races along some of these tracks like a train out of control – especially on "B Quick" and "B Swift", and the aptly titled "Ee-Ah". Side two has him mellowing out a bit – extended takes of "The House I Live In" and "Sonny Boy" – but the overall groove is still quite hard, a lot harder than the RCA years. Max Roach is on drums, Kenny Drew plays piano, and George Morrow is on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label NJ pressing with Deep groove. Cover has moderate wear with moisture stains and peeling along the left half.)

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✨✧ Larry CoryellBarefoot Boy ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Larry Coryell's greatest albums ever! Barefoot Boy is a much more expansive session than some of Coryell's others, fueled in part by the spiritual intensity of the Impulse Records generation. It's got a momentum that's pretty darn exciting throughout – but the compositions are nice and long, which gives the players plenty of space to explore. Personnel includes Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano sax, Mike Mandel on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and Larry Killian on congas – working with Coryell on long trippy tracks that remind us a bit of 60s work by Chico Hamilton, Charles Lloyd, and Gabor Szabo. Titles include "Call To The Higher Consciousness", "The Great Escape", and "Gypsy Queen". CD

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanNature Boy ... CD
Blue Note, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very nice recent album by Jackie, featuring a stripped-down lineup that includes Cedar Walton on piano and Billy Higgins on drums, joining Jackie in a haunting set of mellow ballads. After years of playing, Jackie's tone is impeccable, and it's great to hear him work through a set of standards like the ones on this album – "Star Eyes", "Nature Boy", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". Sure, the album's not as groundbreaking as some of Jackie's 60s new thing records, or 70s spiritual sessions, but it's still a nice treat, and has a surprisingly compelling edge to it. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Bernie JacobsOne By One ... CD
Pony Boy, 2012. Used ... $8.99
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Young LizardsOur Modern Lifestyle ... CD
Pony Boy, 2011. Used ... $5.99
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George BensonIn Flight ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
Benson plays his guitar and also sings on some of these tracks. He is joined by Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar, Ronnie Foster on electric piano & mini-moog, Jorge Dalto on clavinet & acoustic piano, Stanley Banks on bass, Harvey Mason on drums and Ralph MacDonald. Claus Ogerman arranged and conducted the orchestra. Tracks include "Nature Boy", Foster's "The Wind & I", "The World Is A Ghetto", "Gonna Love You More", Donny Hathaway's "Valdez In The Country", and "Everything Must Happen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdMustang! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
One of Donald Byrd's most fantastic records for Blue Note – and one of three gems that he recorded with the great Sonny Red on alto sax! Byrd and Red work magnificently together – and the two of them play with a tightness and funkiness that's missing from a lot of their other records as leaders – this really sharp edge that makes Sonny sound even better than ever, and a slight funkiness in Byrd's trumpet – which really seems to point the way towards his groove of the 70s! Hank Mobley joins the group on tenor, Walter Booker is on bass, McCoy Tyner's on piano, and Freddie Waits is on drums – and the groove is tight and funky, with a mix of hard bop soloing and funkier Blue Note rhythm playing. Red burns throughout, especially on his own "Mustang", and on the cut "Dixie Lee". Other tracks include "Fly Little Bird Fly", "On The Trail", and "I'm So Excited By You". Plus, this CD reissue also includes 2 non-LP bonus cuts – "Gingerbread Boy" and "I'm So Excited By You". CD
(SHMCD pressing!)

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✨✧ John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Arche Shepp, & OthersNew Wave In Jazz ... CD
Impulse/GRP, Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
Live material from a Village Gate performance that included the leading lights of the East Village free scene in the 60s – John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Grachan Moncur, and Archie Shepp! The set's a great counterpart to some of the full artist releases on Impulse at the time – and features key material that's not out there elsewhere! A really standout track is from a unique group that never got much recording time – one featuring Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, James Spaulding on alto, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – on a killer version of Monk's "Brilliant Corners". Other titles include an Alber Ayler-led version of "Holy Ghost", a Grachan Moncur reading of "Blue Free" with Hutcherson on vibes, a Coltrane quartet take of "Nature Boy", and Archie Shepp doing "Hambone" in a group with Marion Brown on alto and Virgil Jones on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob CooperShifting Winds ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good- ... $7.99
Bob Cooper's smooth LA tenor is set in a band of "shifting wind" players like Jimmy Giuffre, Bud Shank, and Bob Enevoldson – along with other Kentonites like Shelly Manne and Stu Williamson. Kenton produced and presented this session, and it's one of the classic Capitol series releases that focus on his star sidemen from the early 50s. Tracks are short, with tight ensemble playing, and titles include "Drawing Lines", "Sunset", "Tongue Twister", and "Hot Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy German 50s pressing. Cover has light tape on the edges.)

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Miles DavisMiles Smiles ... CD
Columbia, 1966. Used ... $3.99
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to jazz – a style that's touched with some of the light lyricism of the late 50s, but which has much sharper edges overall – and really approaches some of the best "new thing" modes that were going down at labels like Blue Note or Impulse! Many tunes have a subtly spare quality, but nonetheless work with a tremendous amount of power – and titles include a classic version of "Freedom Jazz Dance", a haunting take on Shorter's "Footprints", and the titles "Orbits", "Circle", "Dolores", and "Gingerbread Boy". CD

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Steve Davis with Larry WillisLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
One of our favorite records ever from trombonist Steve Davis – a live date recorded at Smalls, and one that lets him stretch out a lot more than most of his studio albums! The setting is wonderful – an open-ended, easygoing quintet with great piano from Larry Willis – and a groove that is a nice change from some of the tighter modes that Davis often hits with his One For All compadres. As a result, Steve really takes some nice chances on the solos – and shows a range of his horn that impresses us even more than usual – and heck, we already think he's a great player! Altoist Mike DiRubbo brings a nice edge to the proceedings with some great solo work of his own – and the rest of the group features Gerald Cannon on bass and Willie Jones III on drums. Titles include "Spirit Waltz", "Nature Boy/To Wisdom The Prize", and "Daydream/Outro". CD

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Bill DoggettBand With The Beat! ... LP
Warner, 1961. Very Good- ... $2.99
A nice nice groover from Bill Doggett – one of those LPs he cut when he went "uptown" from King Records, bouncing around a host of semi-major labels in the 60s, and running through a variety of styles. This one's one of the best of that bunch – and has Doggett moving past his original quartet format into a larger group – still with Billy Butler on guitar, but adding three different sax players to the mix – Jim Powell, Les Taylor, and Ray Felder – making for a sound that's a lot fuller, and very much in a honking "rock rock rock" style. Titles include "Swivel", "Open The Door Richard", "Pony Walk", "Blues For Joe", "Lucy", and "Po Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam and an ink stamp on back.)

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Jimmy ForrestMost Much! ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Gutsy tenor work from Jimmy Forrest – a player who was poised to rival Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons at the start of the 60s, and who could have easily done so, given the strength of his work for Prestige! The record's one of a few that the St Louis player got to cut for the label – and it's a tightly-crafted combo effort that features Hugh Lawson on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Clarendon Johnson on drums – plus a bit of added conga from Ray Barretto, bringing in that extra "kick" that pushed off other great soul jazz sessions from the time! Tracks are short, and have a good focus on Forrest's wonderful tone – and titles include "Sonny Boy", "Annie Laurie", "I Love You", "Most Much", "Soft Winds", "Matilda", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, a small sticker stain in one corner and some clear tape on parts of some seams.)

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Red GarlandSwingin On The Korner – Live At Keystone Korner ... CD
Resonance, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
Never-heard music from pianist Red Garland – working here with a unique trio that features Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – a lineup that only existed for this one set of performances from 1977! The material is great – maybe better than most Garland albums issued at the time – and the tracks were recorded with great care at the Keystone Korner club in San Francisco – at a level that's similar to the best Fantasy Records live dates from the venue, which were often like this album – a great chance for the artist to really stretch out and do something new! Garland still has that fluid, lyrical sensibility we love in his famous 50s sides – but there's also a much richer, more sophisticated approach to the piano as well – an even deeper sense of tonal color that comes through on the album's long tracks. Jones is great too – increasingly complex during these years, as you'd hear on his own recordings – and a great accompaniment to Red's new modes of expression. The whole thing presents 150 minutes of unreleased music, plus some great notes and photos too – and titles include "Love For Sale", "Billy Boy", "Blues In Bebop", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Bag's Groove", "On A Clear Day", "Straight No Chaser", "Autumn Leaves", and even a version of "The Christmas Song" (since the material was recorded a few weeks before Christmas!) CD
Also available Swingin On The Korner – Live At Keystone Korner (3LP set) ... LP 36.99

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Red GarlandSwingin On The Korner – Live At Keystone Korner (3LP set) ... LP
Resonance, 1977. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $36.99 38.99
Never-heard music from pianist Red Garland – working here with a unique trio that features Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – a lineup that only existed for this one set of performances from 1977! The material is great – maybe better than most Garland albums issued at the time – and the tracks were recorded with great care at the Keystone Korner club in San Francisco – at a level that's similar to the best Fantasy Records live dates from the venue, which were often like this album – a great chance for the artist to really stretch out and do something new! Garland still has that fluid, lyrical sensibility we love in his famous 50s sides – but there's also a much richer, more sophisticated approach to the piano as well – an even deeper sense of tonal color that comes through on the album's long tracks. Jones is great too – increasingly complex during these years, as you'd hear on his own recordings – and a great accompaniment to Red's new modes of expression. The whole thing presents 150 minutes of unreleased music, plus some great notes and photos too – and titles include "Love For Sale", "Billy Boy", "Blues In Bebop", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Bag's Groove", "On A Clear Day", "Straight No Chaser", "Autumn Leaves", and even a version of "The Christmas Song" (since the material was recorded a few weeks before Christmas!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 1000!)
Also available Swingin On The Korner – Live At Keystone Korner ... CD 22.99

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Chico HamiltonFurther Adventures Of El Chico ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
Massively groovy work from Chico Hamilton – one of his standout swingers for Impulse Records in the 60s, and a set that really showcases all the changes in music he'd made for the decade! The set features some wonderful reed work from Jerome Richardson and Charlie Mariano, plus some especially great guitar from Gabor Szabo – a player who was rising to fame in Hamilton's group, but also stands out here with lots of the breezy grooves he'd bring to his own dates for Impulse. Tracks are short, but in a good way that really keeps them focused – and other players who complete the groove include Clark Terry on trumpet and Ron Carter on bass – both of whom nicely pick up Chico's sense of adventure and humor. Titles include "Monday Monday", "Daydream", "Stella By Starlight", "Evil Eye", "Manila", "That Boy With The Long Hair", and "Monday Monday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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Eddie HendersonCollective Portrait ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 17.99
Wonderfully fluid work from the great Eddie Henderson – a record that's wrapped up in that beautiful glow and searching, soulful energy that only seems to get better and better over the years! The record's got some great partners on board – including George Cables on piano and some especially great Fender Rhodes – the latter of which really reopens the glow in Henderson's music from years past, but with a much different vibe than the 70s. Gary Bartz also plays alto on most of the record – sounding wonderful as he opens up and soars – and the rest of the group features Doug Weiss on bass and Carl Allen on drums – both players who can be tight, but loose in all the right ways. Henderson's trumpet and flugelhorn lead with a veteran's wisdom, but youthful energy – and the pieces include takes on his own classic "Sunburst" and "Dreams", Cables's "Morning Song" and "Beyond Forever", plus "You Know I Care", "First Light", "Together", "Ginger Bread Boy", "Spring" and "Zoltan" – the last of which is taken in the best vintage Woody Shaw spirit! CD

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JJ Johnson & Kai WindingNuf Said ... CD
Bethlehem, 1957. Used ... $6.99
A great mid 50s recordings by one of the greatest pairings in popular jazz of the time – the twin-trombone lead work of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding, both players who'd come from differing backgrounds, but who created a wonderful new sound together! The interplay between the trombones on thesession is wonderful – a strongly pronounced mini-horn section – yet one that's fluid enough to work at a nice boppish pace, especially when paired with a rhythm section of Dick Katz and Al Harewood. Titles include "Thou Swell", "Gong Rock", "Out Of This World", "Lope City", "Mad About The Boy", "That's How I Feel About You", "Stolen Bass", and "It's All Right With Me". CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonStan Kenton Conducts The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton ... CD
Capitol, 1967. Used ... $6.99
One of the hippest Stan Kenton albums of the 60s – a set of original compositions by Dee Barton – Stan's drummer at the time, and a composer to rival the great ones who contributed to the Kenton group of the 40s and 50s! Barton's work here is totally great – modern, but never too academically so – that perfect balance of swinging and thinking that marks some of the best Kenton albums over the years. All numbers are awash in those great Kenton tones and colors we love so much – and the group here features Mike Price on trumpet, Dick Shearer on trombone, Ray Reed on alto & flute, Mike Altschul on tenor, and Don Bagley on bass – as well as Kenton on piano and Barton on drums. Titles include "Man", "Lonely Boy", "Singing Oyster", "Dilemma", "Three Thoughts", "A New Day", and "Woman". CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Eiji KitamuraHit Kit Party (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $24.99
Not an instant package for a top 40 celebration – but instead a great little live date recorded at Tokyo's Hit Kit Party nightclub – featuring strong work on clarinet from Eiji Kitamura in a quartet that also has great vibes from Ichiro Masuda! Both players are wonderful here – and ring out with a sound that's got traditional elements, but really updates the music too – bringing an older jazz esthetic into more modern conceptions of 70s jazz – a mode that both Kitamura and Masuda pioneered on the Japanese scene of the time. Titles include "On The Alamo", "Shoe Shine Boy", "I Surrender Dear", "Poor Butterfly", "I Got Rhythm", and "Little Girl". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Hit Kit Party (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 21.99

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Eiji KitamuraHit Kit Party (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Universal (Japan), 1977. Used ... $21.99
Not an instant package for a top 40 celebration – but instead a great little live date recorded at Tokyo's Hit Kit Party nightclub – featuring strong work on clarinet from Eiji Kitamura in a quartet that also has great vibes from Ichiro Masuda! Both players are wonderful here – and ring out with a sound that's got traditional elements, but really updates the music too – bringing an older jazz esthetic into more modern conceptions of 70s jazz – a mode that both Kitamura and Masuda pioneered on the Japanese scene of the time. Titles include "On The Alamo", "Shoe Shine Boy", "I Surrender Dear", "Poor Butterfly", "I Got Rhythm", and "Little Girl". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Hit Kit Party (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Shigeharu MukaiJaponesia (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Better Days (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $18.99
A sweet second set from the Orissa group of trombonist Shigeharu Mukai – a combo that mixes funky fusion with some island and exotic touches – but all in a way that still maintains and electric groove! The trombone of Mukai is equally matches by the keyboards of Hiromichi Tsugaki and guitar of Takayuki Kato – and the group brings in a fair bit of extra percussion players to the session too – not only giving the rhythms a bit more punch, but also adding in lots of rootsy fills and other acoustic elements in the mix. Titles include "Neija", "Bone Papa", "In The Mist", and "Eternal Boy". CD

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Tonu NaissooTonu Naissoo Trio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
Some of the earliest work from legendary Estonian pianist Tonu Naissoo – an artist who's only gotten his due on the global scene in the past decade or two, but who was a hell of a visionary right from the start! Tonu's got this way of balancing lyrical elements and darker corners – qualities that really come out strongly in all the original songs he penned for the record, which have a feel that's quite different than most other piano trio material from the period. There's a fresh, inventive quality that we'd compare to the best late 60s work on MPS/Saba – but Tonu's also got a really personal vibe that's all his own – this way of being restless on the keys, while still being relaxed – searching out, while still holding to himself as well. Most numbers feature just a trio – but two tracks have these lovely flute lines from Avo Joala, and one more has vocals from Els Himma. Titles include "The Opening", "Boy & Girl", "Haapsalu Town", "Two Old Women", "Journey Into The Unknown", and "Come Ever Up To My Love". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including an instrumental version of "Come Ever Up To My Love" – plus "Little Monica", "Misty Bay", "Repetito", "Kadriorg", "Vortex", and "Rhythmograms". CD

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North Texas State University Lab BandLab 67! ... LP
NTSU, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Players include Joe Randazzo on trombone and Rich Margolis on vibes! Titles include "Anadge", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Swag's Groove", "Nature Boy", and "Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mats ObergImprovisational Two.Five ... CD
Caprice (Sweden), 2014. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Really really great work from pianist Mats Oberg – a musician we've always loved, but who really blows us away with this solo set of improvisations! Mats has this free-flowing sense of imagination that really loves us breathless – a way of creating on the keys of the piano that almost rivals Keith Jarrett at his 70s best, but which also has a more soulful focus and sense of direction too – so that each of the creations feel like preconceived songs more than spontaneous moments of music. The package has images of Mats posed before vintage albums by Berndt Egerbladh and a life-sized image of Stevie Wonder – and we might well say that the music has a soulful core that lies somewhere between the spirit of these two great musicians of the 70s. Titles include "Song For Amy", "Charlie Boy & Verkstadsbossa", "Sarek", "You Shall Find Your Way", "Ossians Vast", and "November Min Van". CD
 
 
 



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