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Willis JacksonGrease 'N' Gravy ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good ... $29.99
Great work from our favorite period in Willis Jackson's career – really hard-burning material that helped set a new standard for the organ/tenor sound in soul jazz! The combo here is one of Jackson's best – with Carl Wilson on organ and Pat Martino (billed as Azzara) on guitar, really cooking up a new sort of groove with Jackson's tenor – one that draws from his deepest R&B roots, but which makes an overall sound that's leaner and cleaner for the 60s! Apart from a hokey reading of "Stompin At The Savoy" (why did they ever put stuff like that on these records?), the album's filled with smokers like "Gra-a-avy", "Grease", and "Brother Elijah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersJungle Fire! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... On November 3, 2017
One of the greatest albums by this funky Latin combo! The record differs from some of their earlier Prestige albums in that the tracks are longer, more instrumental, and have a hard fuzzy electric groove. The band jams hard in a way that's more like some of the funk combos of the early 70s, than the Latin groups from which they came – and that's no problem by us, because the results are wonderful! Includes two funky numbers written by Sonny Phillips – "The Spokerman" and "Jamilah" – plus a great extended cover of "Cloud Nine". Great horn work from the funky Pazant Brothers, plus Seldon Powell, who also plays flute and tenor on the album – and other jazz funk stars on the album include Bernard Purdie, Billy Butler, and Neal Creque, Pucho's right hand man! (Latin, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Weldon IrvineLiberated Brother ... LP
Nodlew, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Landmark early work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – recorded way back when he was first coming to fame with Nina Simone, but done as an obscure indie effort for his tiny Nodlew label! The set's a wicked batch of keyboard-heavy funk – at a level that's similar to some of the best titles on Black Jazz or Strata East at the time, but also filled with an even richer array of colors and musical ideas. Weldon's work on electric piano is worth the price of admission alone – often spare, spacious, and perfectly placed – especially on the funky classics "Homey", "Mr Clean", and "Sister Sanctified" – a tune later cut by Stanley Turrentine, but heard here in Weldon's original version! Other cuts include "Gloria", "Juggah Buggah", "Blues Wel-Don", and "Liberated Brother". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve NelsonBrothers Under The Sun ... CD
High Note, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Steve Nelson's been one of the hippest talents on vibes for many years now – and an album like this is a great reminder of why we love his music so much! Nelson's never content to just echo the sound of previous masters of his instrument – and instead, like a rare few, he finds a way to integrate the instrument into a familiar jazz combo, but all without ever making the vibes stand in second place – really soaring out and ringing forth with a commanding power that really leaves us breathless! Here, Nelson's in some very well-matched, deeply soulful company – a killer quartet with Danny Grissett on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums – superb rhythm players whose own fires rise and burn with the energy of the leader. The ballads on the record are as great as the burners – and it's the burners we love most of all – on titles that include "Eastern Joy Dance", "Soul-Leo", "Grew's Tune", "Samba D'Blue", "New Wheels", "Brothers Under The Sun", and "Melody For Mulgrew". CD

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✨✧ Black Belt SymphonyBrotherman/Geronimo Pratt ... 7-inch
Jazzaggression (Estonia), 1983. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic spiritual jazz from the west coast scene of the early 80s – two tracks that have a vibe that reminds us a lot of Oneness Of Juju on their first few records, but with maybe an even headier vibe overall! The songs were both written by Somaya Peaches Moore-Khaliq – who plays keyboard, autoharp, and sings – the last with this very righteous, political style that's very powerful – and which gets great accompaniment from a lineup that includes Fuasi Abdul Khaliq on tenor, Louie Mbiki Spears on bass, and Nirankar Sing Khalsa on drums – plus additional percussion from Sekou Ali and Akin Davis. Both cuts are great – and feel like lost work from the LA Underground! (Funky 45's, Jazz) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gene AmmonsBest Of Gene Ammons With Brother Jack McDuff ... LP
Prestige, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The pairing of Gene Ammons' tenor and Brother Jack McDuff's organ was one of the biggest-selling duos to ever grace the Prestige Records catalog – and the best moments of that grouping are summed up here, in a late 60s "best of" that features 6 of the best tracks cut by the Ammons/McDuff pair. The set reads like a textbook in organ/tenor jazz – and titles include "Twistin The Jug", "Mellow Gravy", "Watch Out", "When You Wish Upon A Star", and "Shuffle Twist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of Jug's funkier albums from his time back out of the pen, and a tasty electric session with Billy Butler on guitar and Sonny Phillips on organ. Pretty Purdie plays drums, and he kicks it nice and lean on the great groover "Jungle Strut". The album also features a nice version of "Son of A Preacher Man", plus "Ger-ru", which features Junior Mance on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing.)

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Craig BrannConversation Between Brothers ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2016. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful album from guitarist Craig Brann – and maybe the first to really display all the richness of his talents! Most tunes here are originals by Brann, penned with an ear towards open flow that really lets the guitarist take off – and use styles of phrasing that clearly draw on so many more influences than just jazz – a range of compelling chords and unusual inflections that get plenty of strong exposure in a trio setting with Nick Morrison on bass and Matt Wilson on drums. Given the songs, and Brann's style, the whole thing feel's quite different than the usual guitar trio album – as you'll hear on titles that include "Poetic", "Keith-Ar", "Conversation Between Brothers", "Faux Pass", "Isle Of View", and "Folksong For Ethan". CD

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Brecker BrothersStraphangin ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... About November 29, 2017
It's our bet that the Brecker Brothers probably weren't straphanging on their way to work in this point in their careers – given the classy, professional sound of this set – which was more likely to earn them a ride in a limo than a place in the subway! But we certainly don't hold that professionalism against them – because the BBs manage to groove here with a sharpness and depth that most of their smoother fusion contemporaries just weren't hitting – an edge that reminds us of the deeper roots these guys had before they started hitting the mainstream. And, given the date of the session, things are still pretty great overall – much more in a mid 70s fusion mode, with keyboards and drum bits that come out plenty hard next to the horns. Titles include "Threesome", "Straphangin", "Bathsheba", "Jacknife", and "Not Ethiopia". CD

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Tom BrowneBrother Brother – The GRP/Arista Collection ... CD
GRP/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Soaring sounds from trumpeter Tom Browne – a younger player who really took the torch, and opened up a new path forward from early 70s electric funk experiments by artists like Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard! With work on this set, Browne is clearly the heir apparent to the CTI sound of Hubbard, or the Larry Mizell work at Blue Note by Byrd – and finds a perfect space between jazz and soul throughout – using his horn on grooves that start out in familiar jazz funk and fusion modes, then move into some great 80s groove and old school styles too. 2CD set features 29 tracks in all – including a few mixes from singles – and titles include "Magic (12" mix)", "Throw Down", "Funkin For Jamaica", "I Never Was A Cowboy", "Brother Brother", "Her Silent Smile", "Cruisin", "Rockin Radio", "Mr Business", "Brighter Tomorrow", "Charisma", "Bye Gones (ext rmx)", "Can't Give It Away", "My Latin Sky", "A Message", "Hit Man", "Secret Fantasy (ext)", "Fungi Mama/Bebopafunkadiscolypso", "Midnight Interlude", "Angeline", and "Tighs High". CD

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Don Byas with The Jacobs BrothersGroovin High – Live In Haarlem 1964 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99
An unusual later performance from tenor giant Don Byas – one that has him working with a very cool Dutch group, and hitting some modes that are quite different than some of Don's earlier work! Byas was right at home in the overseas scene at the time – a fact that you'll notice on his surprisingly strong Dutch language introductions to one of the tracks, and which you'll hear superbly in his work with Pim Jacobs on piano, Ruud Jacobs on bass, and John Engels on drums – all top players on the scene in The Netherlands, with a bold rhythmic approach that often pushes Byas more strongly into 60s grooves than anyone might expect. The album begins with a great modal version of "On Green Dolphin Street", and includes takes on "I Remember Clifford", "Lady Bird", "Groovin High", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Billie's Bounce". CD

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Co-Op (Jeremy Pelt, Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Wolf,Co-Op (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brown Brothers, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 29.99
A fantastic record from an all-star group – modern musicians you probably know more from CD releases under their own name, but working here on a much more underground project that really shows some new sides of their talents! The group features Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Derrick Hodge on bass, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Kendrick Scott on drums, and Warren Wolf on vibes – all fantastic players when they're working as leaders on their own – but really finding something hip together here as a collective – music that's got a very collaborative, soulful vibe – and which opens up with very fresh rhythms and tones. Titles include "Simplicity", "Journey", "Katrina", "Jake's Dilemma", "Okay", and "The Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition – vinyl-only release!)

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Carlos GarnettLet This Melody Ring On ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
Soaring soul from Carlos Garnett – one of the reedman's key 70s sides for the Muse Records label – work we'd rank right up there with the spiritual best of Gary Bartz or Norman Connors at the time! Like both of those contemporaries, Garnett's really reaching for something new in the post-Coltrane generation – mixing electric and acoustic instrumentation with compelling rhythmic changes – and often letting in a bit of vocals as well. Most of the music here is instrumental – with Garnett on tenor and baritone sax, plus the great Hubert Eaves on keyboards and Reggie Lucas on guitar – but some tracks also feature very nice vocals from Prema, a female singer who takes up the same sort of role you might find Dee Dee Bridgewater doing with Connors, or Jean Carn with husband Doug. The blend is wonderful, and the vocals really help give the musical message some weight when the come into the mix – and titles include "Panama Roots", "Senor Trane", "Samba Serenade", and "Ghetto Jungle". CD

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✨✧ Stan GetzBrothers ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1952. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A classic Prestige LP that compiles earlier sides by Getz – four tunes from a 1949 session recorded under Stan Getz & His Four Brothers, with Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, and Brew Moore – all blowing with Getz in a real "brothers-like" sax section sound. The remaining 4 tracks feature Stan and Al Cohn, working in a 1952 session with Geroge Wallington and Kai Winding – on some nice light boppish tracks that have that sweet smooth Getz tone firmly in place. The album's got a great Don Martin cover, and titles include "Battleground", "Five Brothers", "Four & One Moore", "Red Door", and "Zoot Case". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam & some light wear.)

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✨✧ Heath BrothersIn Motion ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Great work by The Heath Brothers – a lot slicker and smoother than their earlier album for Strata East, but still filled with a soulful jazzy approach that befits their rich talents! By the point of this set, Jimmy Heath, once a rougher talent on the tenor, had emerged as one of the smooth soul maestros on the instrument – ranking next to Grover Washington Jr and Stanley Turrentine for a mellifluous sound and well-timed approach to the solo. Heath's written some great tracks here that are underpinned nicely by brother Percy's strong work on bass – still acoustic amidst some added electric instrumentation on some of the tracks. Titles include "Passion Flower", "Move to The Groove", "Feelin Dealin", "Project S", "The Voice Of The American Saxophone (from Afro American Suite of Evolution)", and "A Time & A Place (There's)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willis JacksonBest Of Willis Jackson With Brother Jack McDuff ... LP
Prestige, 1960s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Willis Jackson and Jack McDuff were one of the greatest tenor and organ duos of the 60s – and this 6 track set pulls together some of their best sides together for Prestige Records, pulled from titles issued under either player's name, but which featured both of them with differing groups. Titles include "Gator Tail", "Keep On A Blowin", "Cookin Sherry", "Please Mr Jackson", "Gill's Pills", and "This'll Get To Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Rolf & Joachim KuhnKuhn Brothers & The Mad Rockers ... LP
Goody (France), 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Nice bit of funky fusion from these 2 German brothers. Rolf plays electric clarinet on this session, and it sounds nice and sharp next to his brother's organ and alto solos. Volker Kreigel's playing guitar, and at this point, he's still playing with a lot of tightness, and less of the rock-like playing that marred some of his later work. The set was recorded in Hamburg, in 1968, and released in the 70's by Claude Delcloo on one of his French labels. Includes the cuts "Night Time Girl", "Going West", "Rocking Chair To The Moon", "I'm A Jew", and "Getting The Point". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear.)

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Rolf & Joachim KuhnMusic For Two Brothers ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $9.99
10 CD tracks that brings together a tight batch of rare tracks recorded for MPS by the brothers Kuhn – pianist Joachim and clarinetist Rolf. Most of the tracks here (recorded between 1969 and 1980) have a searching European free style, of the sort that was oft-recorded in the post-Coltrane years. Rolf gives lots of hard, arching solos on the reed end of things, and Joachim lays down contemplative, yearning lines on the piano. Tracks include "My Friend The Yogi", "Made In Spain", "One String More", "Uncle Archibald", and "First Frisco". Some tracks have an electric feel, others are a bit more straight. Good notes, as usual with this series, and a nice long batch of tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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John LaPortaSouth American Brothers ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Obscure work from 50s reed genius John LaPorta! LaPorta's always been one of our favorite modern players from the 50s – and this rare Fantasy side captures him working live in Venezuela, working with a few different groups, from quintet size on up to small big band. LaPorta plays both clarinet and alto – and the styles run from swing to bop, but usually with a focus on LaPorta's solos in front of the group. Titles include "Jackie's Blues", "Triste Verdad", "The Count", "South American Brothers", and "Gus Is The Boss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has light wear in two corners, and two small stickers on the back.)

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Jack McDuffBrother Jack McDuff Plays For Beautiful People ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A groovy set of classic organ jazz work by one of the all-time greats! This 1968 package draws from some of McDuff's earlier albums on Prestige – and it brings together tracks that have a focus on mellow standard and ballad material. Still, you can't keep McDuff from being soulful in that sort of setting – especially not when he's got guys like Lem Winchester, Leo Wright, Grant Green, Joe Dukes, and Bill Jennings in the groups on the album. Titles include "Mr. Lucky", "Mean To Me", "It's A Wonderful World", and "I Want A Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a name in marker, a cutout hole, and light wear. Labels have a name in marker.)
 
 
 



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