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Lou DonaldsonSay It Loud! ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $28.99
One of the greatest Blue Note funky jazz sets of the late 60s – an all-out soul fest headed up by funky Lou Donaldson, and featuring some incredible work on drums from Idris Muhammad – who was still calling himself Leo Morris at this point! Muhammad's work on the drums is fantastic – not just in the snap-funk mode of some of his oft-sampled Blue Note classics, but also hitting these nicely changed-up rhythms that dance along with a free sense of joy, love, and life – one that seems to open Lou up even more than before! Other players on the set are great too – and include a young Charles Earland on organ, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – cooking up some incredible licks that fill in the spaces between the grooves with a wash of soulful colors! Titles include a great version of the James Brown Classic "Say It Loud", plus the originals "Snake Bone" and "Brother Soul" – and surprisingly great takes on "Summertime" and "Caravan"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original liberty pressing. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Grant GreenShades Of Green ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A stellar album from Grant Green – very different than most of his other work for Blue Note, and a sly electric groover recorded with vibist Billy Wooten! The sound here is a bit more spacious than some of Grant's earlier albums, yet no less funky – thanks to a hip undercurrent of soul in the drums, and arrangements from Wade Marcus that keep things fluid throughout. Wooten's vibes are wonderful, a ringing counterpoint to Green's great lines on guitar – and even the more familiar tunes on the record turn out to be really unique readings here – thanks to the arrangements and overall conception. Mellow moments are dripping with plenty of soul, and the funky ones are pretty great too – and titles include a killer medley of James Brown's "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing" and "Cold Sweat", a heavy version of his instrumental groover "In The Middle", and a great original called "California Green" – plus "Never My Love", "Sunrise Sunset", "Got To Be There", and "If You Really Love Me". CD
Also available Shades Of Green ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Grant GreenShades Of Green ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Very Good- ... $7.99
A stellar album from Grant Green – very different than most of his other work for Blue Note, and a sly electric groover recorded with vibist Billy Wooten! The sound here is a bit more spacious than some of Grant's earlier albums, yet no less funky – thanks to a hip undercurrent of soul in the drums, and arrangements from Wade Marcus that keep things fluid throughout. Wooten's vibes are wonderful, a ringing counterpoint to Green's great lines on guitar – and even the more familiar tunes on the record turn out to be really unique readings here – thanks to the arrangements and overall conception. Mellow moments are dripping with plenty of soul, and the funky ones are pretty great too – and titles include a killer medley of James Brown's "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing" and "Cold Sweat", a heavy version of his instrumental groover "In The Middle", and a great original called "California Green" – plus "Never My Love", "Sunrise Sunset", "Got To Be There", and "If You Really Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has heavy wear and masking tape across the center.)
Also available Shades Of Green ... CD 13.99

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Manhattan Jazz OrchestraGet It On ... CD
King (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $16.99
The Manhattan Jazz Orchestra definitely get it on here – as the album's almost a return to some of the funkier 70s styles of group lead David Matthews! The performance is still all acoustic – in the manner of the gorup's other albums – but Matthews brings back that bounce at the bottom he first forged as James Brown's arranger – really throwing the trumpets, trombones, and saxes into funkier territory than before – on titles that include "Spinning Wheel", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Getaway", "Pick UP The Pieces", and "25 Or 6 To 4". CD

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Manhattan Jazz OrchestraNight In Tunisia ... CD
King (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $14.99
Pianist David Matthews first got his start writing arrangements for the James Brown band of the late 60s – but over the years, he turned into a hell of a jazz arranger too – as you'll hear on this smoking large ensemble set from 1993! The record's got a special vibe right from the start – cascading tones and colors that are a wonderful change from the usual – and which seem to allow every single player in the group an individual voice, at the same time they're all coming together in unison. There's plenty of breakout solos, too – and players are a top-shelf lineup that includes Ryan Kisor and Lew Soloff on trumpets, George Young and Chris Hunter on saxes, Birch Johnson and Dave Taylor on trombones, and Matthews himself on piano. Titles include "Harry's Jump", "Four", "All Blues", and "Night In Tunisia". CD

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Jimmy McGriffStump Juice ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
Massively funky – and one of Jimmy McGriff's best albums for the Groove Merchant label! The album's follows strongly on the mode of Jimmy's classic Worm album – also produced by Sonny Lester, issued slightly before on the Solid State label. The set's got that stripped-down, hard-n-funky sound that Jimmy used on his best albums from the time – rhythm crackling at the bottom with a really sharp edge, and a lean, clean keyboards soaring over the top in some really mighty solo work – somewhere between James Brown funk and early 70s soundtracks! The drums are great, the tunes are tasty, and Jimmy plays both keyboards and Hammond – with a groove that's always outta site! Titles include the funky "Stump Juice", plus "TNT", "Stretch Me Out", "Pisces", "Cumayon", and "Purple Onion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moisture damage at the bottom, wrinkles inside the gatefold, and a large patch of stuck-on paper on back.)

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Blue MitchellMany Shades Of Blue ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
Sweet electric 70s funk from Blue Mitchell – blowing here in some of the hippest arrangements of his career! Blue's trumpet alone is always pretty darn great, but for this album he's working with arranger Dave Matthews – who gives the tunes fierce groove that mixes vamping guitars with snapping drums – sort of picking up the groove that Matthews forged with James Brown, but allowing for a lot freer jazz interplay! The guitars are often recorded in a cool way that has them sounding a bit "watery" alongside the rhythms – so much so, you'd swear they were keyboards at times – and this approach sounds really great underneath Blue's tighter, harder, more punctuated solos over the top of the tracks. Additional support comes from horn players Joe Farrell and Seldon Powell – and titles include "Funk Walk", "Blue Funk", "Funny Bone", "Golden Feathered Bird", "Harmony Of The Underworld", and "Hot Stuff". CD

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Duke PearsonRight Touch ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the hippest sets that Duke Pearson ever recorded – and an all-out Blue Note soul jazz set that's even better than Pearson's classic Sweet Honey Bee! Duke's style is deeper and more farther-reaching here – with echoes of styles used at the time by Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan – carried off with some of the more tightly-arranged modes used by Pearson on his backdrops for other players at the time. The group here includes James Spaulding on alto, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Garnett Brown on trombone, and rhythm by Gene Taylor on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Tracks have a strong overall focus on the groove – rolling around in that rollicking mid 60s Blue Note style that Pearson helped establish as the label's trademark at the time – but titles are also touched with some of Duke's lighter lyricism, especially on his own solos. Titles include "Make It Good", "Chili Peppers", "Rotary", "Los Malos Hombres", and "Scrap Iron". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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George SamsNomadic Winds ... LP
Hat Hut, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
(Cover has light water staining near the bottom, and a bit more in a top corner.)

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✨✧ Charles Bobo Shaw & The Human Arts EnsembleJunk Trap ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Used ... $9.99
A wonderfully focused record from drummer Charles Bobo Shaw – a set that shows the new fire his music had gained in the latter part of the 70s! The lineup still strongly shows Shaw's roots – a creative combo that features Joseph Bowie on trombone, Luther Thomas on alto sax, James Emery on guitar, and John Lindberg on bass – and there's a nice sense of swing amidst the freedom, a rhythmic pulse that comes especially strongly from the bass and drums, and which reminds us of some of Thomas' best moments in this mode. The set's a great example of the way that 70s groups like this could work with a great sense of freedom, but still keep things grooving too – and titles are mostly Shaw originals, with tracks that include "Beyond The New Horizon", "Night Dreamer", "Brown Rock City", "Skiwee", "Junk Trap", "Electric Two", and "Sequence". CD

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Ronnie FosterOn The Avenue ... LP
Blue Note, 1974. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Massive keyboard work from Ronnie Foster – one of his sweet funky 70s sets for Blue Note – and a killer all the way through! Ronnie plays a host of cool keys – Hammond, clavinet, and moog – and he's working here with tight production from George Benson, who really helps find a new soulful edge for Foster's music – plus great horns from Alfred Ellis, who helps bring a bit of his James Brown influence into the mix! Some of the best cuts feel like blacksploitation funk – with Foster taking long solos over some great instrumental grooves – often with the same offbeat twists and turns, and cool colors he brought to his Two Headed Freap album. Titles include "On The Avenue", "To See A Smile", "First Light", "Serenade To A Rock", and a nice version of Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy, with tape stains along the seams, a cut corner, sticker on the spine and notations in pen.)

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✨✧ Marion BrownGeechee Recollections ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 has light wear, a cut corner and light moisture stains along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Dee Felice TrioIn Heat ... CD
King/Bethlehem, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". Darn hard to find, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dee Felice TrioIn Heat ... LP
King/Bethlehem, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". Darn hard to find, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Goes To College Vol 1 ... LP
Jazz Showcase, 1947. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare live performance from 1957 – with Dave Burns on trumpet, Bill Shepherd on trombone, Howard Johnson and John Brown on alto, James Moody on tenor, and Cecil Payne on baritone sax. Also features John Lewis on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, and Chano Pozo on conbas! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Manhattan Jazz QuintetMy Funny Valentine ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The kind of record that first put the Manhattan Jazz Quintet on the map – and started a really great run of recordings that ran through the 80s well into the early 90s too! The set's got a fresh approach to older jazz material – arrangements from pianist David Matthews, who you may know from older funk work with James Brown and Kudu Records – and who's returning here strongly to an acoustic mode, and shaking off some of the fusion he'd been experimenting with a few years before. The shift is wonderful – and Matthews' energy really helps set the group on fire – a lineup that also includes Lew Soloff on trumpet, George Young on tenor, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums! Titles include "On A Clear Day", "SU Blues", "Mr PC", "Round Midnight", and "New York State Of Mind". CD

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✨✧ Blue MitchellMany Shades Of Blue ... LP
Mainstream, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric 70s funk from Blue Mitchell – blowing here in some of the hippest arrangements of his career! Blue's trumpet alone is always pretty darn great, but for this album he's working with arranger Dave Matthews – who gives the tunes fierce groove that mixes vamping guitars with snapping drums – sort of picking up the groove that Matthews forged with James Brown, but allowing for a lot freer jazz interplay! The guitars are often recorded in a cool way that has them sounding a bit "watery" alongside the rhythms – so much so, you'd swear they were keyboards at times – and this approach sounds really great underneath Blue's tighter, harder, more punctuated solos over the top of the tracks. Additional support comes from horn players Joe Farrell and Seldon Powell – and titles include "Funk Walk", "Blue Funk", "Funny Bone", "Golden Feathered Bird", "Harmony Of The Underworld", and "Hot Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Many Shades Of Blue ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Duke PearsonRight Touch ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest sets that Duke Pearson ever recorded – and an all-out Blue Note soul jazz set that's even better than Pearson's classic Sweet Honey Bee! Duke's style is deeper and more farther-reaching here – with echoes of styles used at the time by Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan – carried off with some of the more tightly-arranged modes used by Pearson on his backdrops for other players at the time. The group here includes James Spaulding on alto, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Garnett Brown on trombone, and rhythm by Gene Taylor on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Tracks have a strong overall focus on the groove – rolling around in that rollicking mid 60s Blue Note style that Pearson helped establish as the label's trademark at the time – but titles are also touched with some of Duke's lighter lyricism, especially on his own solos. Titles include "Make It Good", "Chili Peppers", "Rotary", "Los Malos Hombres", and "Scrap Iron". CD
Also available Right Touch ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Grant GreenCarryin' On ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Grant Green's late great funky albums for Blue Note! Carryin' On is a solid groover with heavy jazz funk grooves that won't stop, and that vibe carries all the way throughout – in the same mode as some of Lou Donaldson's classic sounds from the time! The group features Idris Muhammad on drums, playing his trademark funky breakbeat sound from the late 60s – plus Jimmy Lewis on bass, Willie Bivens on vibes, Claude Bartee on tenor sax and Clarence Palmer on keys. Titles include a great versions of James Brown's "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothin", The Meters' "Ease Back", and Neal Creque's "Cease The Bombing" (featuring Creque on electric piano) plus Green's own "Upshot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover looks great – save for a small marker spot. Label also has a marker spot.)

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✨✧ Other Dimensions In MusicLive At The Sunset ... CD
Marge (France), 2006. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous double-length set by this hip group of legendary players – a quartet lineup that features trumpeter Roy Campbell, reedman Daniel Carter, bassist William Parker, and drummer Hamid Drake – all working together in sounds that definitely reach some other dimensions in music! The format is very loose and open-ended – perfect for the loft jazz-styled improvisations from the combo – working here in a very friendly, supportive setting in front of a Parisian audience – who clearly inspire the musicians to new heights. Some tracks are quite long, but stand as bold statements throughout – and others are a bit shorter, and nicely compact. Titles include "Other Dimensional Space Travelers Hip Bop", "Blues Configuration", "Slam Me Down", "Blues For Baghdad", "Desert Dance", "Suite For Miles Davis", and "James Brown Ascension". CD
 
 
 



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