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Sunao WadaCoco's Blues (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
A cooking little record from Japanese guitarist Sunao Wada – one with plenty of offbeat touches! Like many of the albums on the Three Blind Mice label from the time, this one's a bit hard to peg – because the moods and styles shift a bit from track to track, and there's an openly exploratory approach to the music that's really trying to find its own space in jazz! Some numbers are straighter bop, but others have a more unusual approach to rhythm that really opens things up – using the guitar in different ways, and having the bass and drums work their lines with unusual phrasing and sounds that really keep things interesting. Other instrumentation includes alto sax from Kenji Mori, piano from Takehiro Honda, and flugelhorn from Kunji Shigi – and titles include "Sick Thomas", "Coco's Blues", "Guitar's Time", and "One's Blue". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
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Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used ... $21.99
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Bebo Valdes & Javier ColinaLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Calle 54/Norte, 2005. Used ... $5.99
Piano and bass, a beautiful combination – handled here in a relatively lively mode at the Village Vanguard! The album's filled with magical interplay between the piano of Bebo Valdes and bass of Javier Colina – ringing out in styles that definitely hearken back to Afro-Cuban roots, yet which also show a stronger jazz influence overall – particularly that more modern element that often happened when older Cuban players were set free to work in the US! Tracks are relatively short, yet filled with inventive twists and turns – and titles include "Rosa Musica", "Con Poco Coco", "Sabor A Mi", "Si Te Contara", "Bebo's Blues", and "Waltz For Debby". CD

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Dave PikePeligrosso ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A killer album of Latin jazz – and one of Dave Pike's best recordings in years! The set grooves a lot harder than Pike's previous album for Ubiquity – and no wonder, since he's got Bobby Matos helping him out to maintain a strong Latin jazz sound. Pike's one of those players who's amazingly adaptable, and who in fact always seems to take new strength from new settings. This record shows him pushing past some of the ill-chosen moments of other recordings of the past two decades, to return to his glory as one of the best vibes players around. Titles include "Peligroso", "Bronx Blue", "Cayo Coco", "Sandunga", and "Beauty & The Beast". CD
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✨✧ Toshiyuki Honda & Burning WavesBoomerang ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Saxophonist Toshiyuki Honda here in his best fusion years – working with his Burning Waves group – a combo who definitely live up to their name! The style here is tighter, and maybe a bit more forward-driving than other Japanese fusion of the period – a sharp-edged groove that still has lots of soulful undercurrents, and which brings in some great guest work on guitar from Bobby Broom – whose style is a nice complement to the mostly-Japanese ensemble! Honda blows a variety of reeds, at a level that's always equally great – again with a bit more bite than usual for a record of this nature, as he steps out on alto, soprano, tenor, and flute. Titles include "Boomerang", "Lady Hi Noon", "Coconut Crash", "Magic Mushroom", "S Wing", and "Nile". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNo Problem ... LP
Milestone, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Bobby Broom on guitar, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. Titles include "Joyous Lake", "No Problem", "Jo Jo", "Penny Saved", and "Coconut Bread". LP, Vinyl record album

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