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Jaimeo BrownTranscendence – Work Songs ... CD
Motema, 2016. Used ... $6.99
Drummer Jaimeo Brown returns to the territory of his previous well-received Transcendence album – but shifts the sound slightly here – by mixing in inspiration from older work songs, instead of the gospel elements of the previous set – while creating music that's equally powerful overall! The album features older snippets of sound from Parchman Farm, mixed with some other recordings from Folkways – augmented by contemporary jazz performances by the group – in a way that fits with the mix of eras presented with the image on the cover. Some times are very strongly structured around the older work songs, others bring in new vocal performances, and electrify things a bit more – as Brown plays a bit of electronics, and the group also features Big Yuki and James Francies on keyboards, and Chris Sholar on guitar and more electronics. There's a few ultra-cool tracks that use older Japanese vocals – kind of a shift stylistically, but very compelling – and the rest of the group features JD Allen on tenor, Marcia Miget on flute, and Jaleel Shaw on alto. Titles include "Lazarus", "Mississippi", "Hidden Angel", "Safflower", "For Mama Lucy", "Paterson", "Stonemason", and "The Valley". CD

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Marion BrownGeechee Recollections ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
Quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Marion Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to this record – one that really lives up to the title, and which comes from the use of lots of percussion, played by just about every group member, ala AACM – but handled in a style that's warmly spiritual, and very organic too – right in line with the best Impulse Records vibe of the time, yet completely its own thing too! Brown plays alto and soprano sax, and is working with players who include Leo Smith on trumpet, William Malone on mbira and autoharp, James Jefferson on bass, and Steve McCall, Jumma Santos, Bill Hasson, and A Kobena Adzenyah on percussion – in addition to percussion plays by other group members too. Two tracks are spare, beautiful solos – almost a Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre vibe – and titles include "Buttermilk Bottom", "Once Upon A Time", "Tokalokaloka", and "Karintha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained on the bottom half, with some wrinkling, mostly on back.)

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✨✧ Mel BrownChicken Fat ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest records ever recorded for Impulse – and the debut set by guitarist Mel Brown! Mel has a really down-and-dirty style that's quite unusual for the label at the time – a rootsy approach to guitar that's steeped in equal parts jazz, soul, and R&B – and which comes across with a raw power and tasty feel that's perfectly summed up by titles like "Chicken Fat", "Greasy Spoon", "Home James", "Slalom", and "Shanty"! The album features some rare organ work by Gerald Wiggins, drums by Paul Humphrey, and outta-site soul arrangements by Oliver Nelson on a few tracks – but through the whole thing, Brown's the main focus – laying down some deeply funky work on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Cold SweatCold Sweat Plays JB ... LP
JMT (Germany), 1989. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A late 80s tribute to the James Brown groove – done at a time when few others were respecting the JB sound instrumentally, although many had already started to sample the classics! The group here is headed up by trombonist Craig Harris, who also does a bit of singing on the set – and the lineup includes a fair number of other horns as well, clearly trying to replicate a JBs kind of mode – but working with some more electric 80s instrumentation overall. Notable guests include Olu Dara, Arthur Blythe, and David Murray – and titles include the originals "Brown's Prance" and "Brown's Dance", plus "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", "Cold Sweat", "Try Me", and a "Showtime Medley". (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank CrawfordTrue Blue ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good- ... $5.99
A cool cooker from altoist Hank Crawford – cut in a tightly-grooving ensemble mode that really reflects his roots with Ray Charles! The tunes are mostly short, but have a great sense of personality – a vibrant approach that comes not just from Hank's lead solos, but also from the group backing by players who include James Clay and Wilbur Brown on tenor, Charlie Patterson on trumpet, and Sonny Forriest on guitar. Hank plays a bit of piano at times, and both John Hunt and Phil Guilbeau get in some trumpet solos too – and titles include "Mellow Down", "Shake-A-Plenty", "Shooby", "Blues In Bloom", and "Skunky Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Hank CrawfordTrue Blue/Double Cross ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1964/1968. Used ... $9.99
2 classics from Hank's Atlantic years! Hank Crawford shows his roots with Ray Charles on True Blue, an album of short R&B tinged instrumentals with a deep gutbucket feel to them. He's backed by some larger groups that includes players like James Clay, Sonny Forriest, John Hunt, and Wilbur Brown. Very soulful feel, and Crawford's sharp alto is right up front in the mix. Tracks include "Mellow Down", "Shake-A-Plenty", "Shooby", "Blues In Bloom", and "Skunky Green". Nice stuff, and one of Crawford's livelier albums! On Double Cross, Hank's blowing it in that stock soulful style he used with Ray Charles – over slightly larger arrangements that feature players like Wendell Harrison, David Newman, Melvin Latiste, and Carl Lynch. Jack McDuff plays piano on "In The Heat Of The Night", and other tracks include "Glue Fingers", "Jimmy Mack", "Double Cross", and "Mud Island Blues". CD

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Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn ... LP
King, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The James Brown Band on the leadoff cut – but even when they drop out, and Doggett's combo goes out on their own, the sound is still amazing – tight, soulful, and very much in a funky 45 style all the way through! Drums are hard, the organ is nice and fluid, and the sound is prime late 60s instrumental funk – a groove that Doggett never managed to reach again, which makes this record a real standout treasure. The album includes the legendary funky break cuts "Honky Tonk" and "Honky Tonk Popcorn", plus lots of other nice groovers, like "A Doozy", "Mad", "Slippin In", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dee Felice TrioIn Heat (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
King/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A killer album of soul jazz piano instrumentals – produced by James Brown! The Dee Felice Trio were a groovy combo from Cincinnati, and James Brown took a shine to them at some point in the late 60s. They backed James on one record, but their big moment was this album – which had James producing, and the group grooving nicely on some hard piano jammers! The sound's a lot more stripped-down than usual for James, but the groove is very nice! Includes an excellent funky version of "There Was A Time", a great cover of Marcos Valle's "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", and the tracks "Summer In The City", "In Heat", "Both Sides Now", and "Never". Features 3 bonus tracks too – "Nightingale", "Little Liza Jane", and "There Was A Time (single version)". CD

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Dizzy GillespieConcert Of The Century ... CD
Justin Time, 1980. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
"Concert Of The Century" is a hell of a claim to make – but this is also a hell of a concert, too – one that features Dizzy Gillespie blowing with an all-star small group lineup – in really stretched-out takes on the tunes, at a level that rivals his best 70s material on the Pablo label! In addition to Gillespie on trumpet, players also include Milt Jackson on vibes, James Moody on tenor and flute, Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all working together as seamlessly as you'd expect! Titles include "Darben The Redd Foxx", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Get Happy", "Blues N Boogie", "If I Should Lose You", and "Bass Solo/Manha De Carnaval/Work Song". CD

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie Story ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Classic Savoy bop work from Diz – featuring some sides cut with the orchestra of Johnny Richards, plus some cut with the "Bepop (sic) Boys", a group that includes Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Dave Burns, and John Brown. The Richards sides are great – a bit more swinging than the ones he and Diz cut on Verve, but no less well-conceived. Titles include "Interlude In C", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "The Things I Love", "Moody Speaks", "For Hecklers Only", and "Boppin The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue.)

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Coleman HawkinsBody & Soul ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 30s/1940s/Mid 50s. Used ... $2.99
A nice overview of Coleman Hawkins' career in a great 2LP set, containing material recorded between 1939 and 1947, and later work recorded in 1956. Most of the early work is in a wonderful small group format that lets Hawkins' tenor really come to the forefront. Other players on the sessions include Benny Carter, JC Higginbotham, Allen Eager, Peter Brown, and Budd Johnson – and titles include "Half Step Down Please", "Bouncing With Bean", "Meet Doctor Foo", and "Jumping For Jane". The later work features the orchestra of Billy Byers, including soloists Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Hank Jones. Coleman's the main blower, though – and the arrangements have a solid base that lets him open up in that exploratory tone he was crafting during the time. And although tracks are short, there's a heck of a lot of soul packed into them – recorded with impeccable quality, much more so than earlier sides. Titles include "The Essence of You", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Dinner For One Please, James", and "Little Girl Blue". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Yusef LateefAutophysiopsychic ... LP
CTI, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A strange bit of funk from Yusef Lateef! The record was recorded late in the CTI electric years – and it's got Yusef fronting a funky jazz group on 5 tracks that have a decidely R&B-ish fusion twist. Dave Matthews – of James Brown funky fame – arranged the whole album, and the record is similar to some of Dave's funky jazz records from the mid 70s. A few cuts have vocals, and Art Farmer joins Yusef in the frontline on horns – and the two of them blow together in light melodic lines over the top of funky rhythms from Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Alex Blake, and others. Titles include "Robot Man", "YL", "Communication", and "Look On The Right Side". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe LovanoBird Songs ... CD
Blue Note, 2011. Used ... $5.99
Brilliant material from sax great Joe Lovano and his Us Five combo – a ceaselessly creative, energetic and involving batch inspired by Charle Parker – another great set from Lovano for Blue Note! The greatest thing about Bird Songs is Lovano's own inspired takes on the material – bring fresh perspective to Bird's oeuvre – timeless, yet modern and taking the material to unexpected and unexplored flights. The players include James Weidman, Esperanza Spalding, Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela – and the titles include "Passport", "Donna Lee", "Barbados", "Moose The Mooche", "Loverman", "Birdyard", "Dexterity", "Yardbird Suite" and more. CD

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✨✧ Joe LovanoCross Culture ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. Used ... $3.99
A mighty great album from reedman Joe Lovano – one of his greatest records in years, and proof that he's still got plenty of fire – when given the chance to burn! The group here is wonderful – and half the tracks feature bass work from Esperanza Spaulding, reminding us that she's still quite rooted in jazz – working alongside James Weideman on piano, Otis Brown III on drums, and Francisco Mela on additional percussion and balafon. Peter Shaw plays bass on the other half of tracks on the set – but the real surprise is Lovano – who's not only mindblowing on tenor, but also plays other reed instruments and percussion as well helping push things towards the cross cultural elements promised in the title. These are served up especially well on the few cuts that feature Lionel Loueke on guitar – and titles include "Drum Chant", "Blessings In May", "Myths & Legends", "In A Spin", "Star Crossed Lovers", and "Journey Within". CD

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✨✧ Joe LovanoFolk Art ... CD
Blue Note, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Beautifully-blown work from saxophonist Joe Lovano – working here with his Us Five group, a quintet that features the great Esperanza Spalding on bass! The sound is somewhat straighter, and almost more soulful than some of Lovano's recent work – yet there's still a touch of the modern too, some of the sharper edges that have come into Joe's saxophone lines over the years, and a few of the more contemplative, tentative rhythms that hang more heavily on other records. Spalding's bass bumps along some of the best tunes nicely – and other group members include James Weidman on piano, and Otis Brown and Francisco Mela on drums and percussion. Lovano plays tenor, alto sax, alto clarinet, and taragato – and titles include "Powerhouse", "Folk Art", "Drum Song", "Song For Judi", "Us Five", and "Ettenro". CD
(Out of print.)

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William ParkerWilliam Parker Quartet Ao Vivo Na Fabrica ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
An excellent live set led by bassist William Parker – done in the same high quality modes as the other Fabrica dates from Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell! This set's got Parker working with a quartet – one that features some really tremendous alto from Rob Brown, who blows with both a boundless sense of freedom, and an inherent sense of swing – this subtle current that links his wonderfully with Parker's great work on bass. Trumpeter Lewis Barnes is also in the group, rounding his notes with this current of soul that is a wonderful pairing with some of Brown's freer impulses – and the always-great Hamid Drake is on drums, able to add so much to the sound of the performance through his deft, sympathetic contributions. At some point, someone's blowing a great wood flute – and tracks are all originals, penned by Parker, with titles that include "Deep Flower", "Sand Shadow", "Parallel Paragraph", "Peoples James", and "Corn Meal Dance". CD

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George SamsNomadic Winds ... LP
Hat Hut, 1981. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Features the obscure George Sams on trumpet – plus Abdul Wadud on percussion, India Cooke on violin, Andre St James on bass, and Anthony Brown on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Pharoah SandersVillage Of The Pharoahs/Wisdom Through Music ... CD
Impulse, 1973. Used ... $9.99
Great Pharoah Sanders albums from '73 – 2 in a single set! Village is an overlooked gem – one that has him breaking the pattern a bit, but in a really great way! The session mixes up more shorter songs than before – still all quite spiritual, but also a bit more focused – in a way that packs an incredible punch, even at more contemplative moments. Players include Sanders regulars – like Norman Connors on drums and Cecil McBee on bass – but also some key newcomers, like Art Webb on flute, Joe Bonner on piano, and Jimmy Hopps on drums – making one of his excellent Impulse appearances for the record. But perhaps even more striking are the vocals on the set – done often by Sedatrius Brown, who sings partially in a Leon Thomas spiritual mode – but also hits notes that are a bit earthier, and which are picked up in added vocalizations by members of the group. Sanders himself plays soprano and tenor sax – and titles include the expanded "Village Of The Pharoahs" suite, plus "Went Like It Came", "Memories Of Lee Morgan", "Myth", and "Mansion Worlds". Wisdom Through Music features soaring spirits and joyous jazz-based expression – another overlooked treasure from Sanders – and proof that his work on Impulse Records just kept on getting better and better! The style here is a bit tighter than some of the previous Impulse albums – no side-long tracks here – but the overall feel is also almost a bit more organic too – with lots of rootsy percussion and earthy sounds in the mix, all emanating from instruments in ways that are quite unique! The core group features Pharoah on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – alongside James Brance on flute, Joe Bonner on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Norman Connors on drums – plus percussion from the trio of Badal Roy, James Mtume, and Lawrence Killian. Percussion bits and vocalizations drift in and out of most tracks – giving them a rich sense of color and tone, even when the grooves are a bit more direct! Titles include a shorter take on "Love is Everywhere", plus "The Golden Lamp", "Selflessness", "Wisdom Through Music", and "High Life". CD

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Sonny StittNever Can Say Goodbye ... LP
Cadet, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
Sonny Stitt in a sweet electric funk mode – working here in a style that's almost more CTI/Kudu than the usual Cadet Records groove! Arrangements are by James Brown heavyweight Pee Wee Ellis – who also plays some moog on the set – and other players include Wilbur Bascomb on bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Patti Brown on electric piano! Titles include the classic "Slick Eddie", plus "Bachianas Brasilieras/Funky Interlude", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Spanish Harlem", and "Ocho Rios". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousBack To Black – 1900 to 1999 – 100 Years Of Black Music (10CD boxset) ... CD
Universal/Music With Attitude, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 10 CDs ... $24.99
Massive collection of music from Blind Willie Johnson, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Louis Jordan, Fats Domino, Charles Brown, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Ruffin, Otis Redding, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Marvin Gaye, Ken Boothe, Donna Summer, Chic, Barry White, Rick James, Maze, Michael Jackson, Ice Cube, Wu Tang Clan, LL Cool J, Gang Starr & much more. (Soul, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)
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Bob JamesAll Around The Town ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A live set by Bob – packaged in a cover that has a picture of him in a Taxi, certainly designed to cash in on his fame doing the theme for that TV show! The record's actually quite nice, and is a good blend of the mellow Bob from later years and the darker Bob from earlier ones – performed with a set of players that include Steve Gadd, Idris Muhammad, Tom Scott, Richard Tee, Earl Klugh, Tom Browne, Joanne Brackeen, and Eddie Gomez. Includes nice versions of "Westchester Lady" and "The Golden Apple", plus "Kari", "Touchdown", "Farandole", and "Stompin At The Savoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has some fraying on the spine.)

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