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Ben WebsterAtmosphere For Lovers & Thieves (Black Lion) ... LP
Black Lion, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sweet mid-60s sides from Ben Webster – recorded late in his career, but with that wonderful world-weary tone he was sporting at the time! The set features a few different groups – one a quartet with Kenny Drew on piano – another a larger group with Danish reedmen. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkComplete Black Lion & Vogue Recordings Of Thelonious Monk (4LP box set) ... LP
Mosaic, 1954/1971. Used 4LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal lost work by Monk! This great 4LP set brings together 11 rare French solo recordings from 1954, and a whopping batch of trio material from 1971, recordings that were some of the last great ones that Monk did in his all-too-short life. Record one of the set features material that was originally issued on Vogue records in Paris, and titles include "Jackie-ing", "Well, You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Off Minor", "Eronel", "Manganese", and the previously unissued "Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland". The other three albums feature late Black Lion recordings from 1971 – seminal stuff, as Monk was hardly being taken seriously by other labels at the time, and had walked away from his relationship with Columbia after they were pushing him to do more pop material. The sessions feature Monk solo on about half the tracks, then in a trio with Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass (basically the core group of the legendary Giants Of Jazz recording on Atlantic, also done in London around the same time.) Way too many cuts to mention, but we can say that those sessions also include a number of unissued tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)
 
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Dexter GordonMonmartre Collection Vol 1 ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1967. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the first great European statements from tenorist Dexter Gordon – a 1967 live recording that really lets Dexter stretch out, and show an even deeper side of his talents than on his 60s albums for Blue Note! The rhythm section here is rock solid – Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a unit that still retains the sharpness of the Blue Note dates, but also has the energy to "go long" as Gordon pushes a few of the numbers on the set well past the ten minute mark. Gordon's solos are wonderfully imaginative and expressive – and titles include "Devilette", "For All We Know", "Doxy", and "Sonnymoon For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Sun RaCalling Planet Earth ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 24.98
Live brilliance from the Sun Ra Arkestra – a set recorded in Tivoli in 1971, with a mix of modes that has the Arkestra swinging from spiritual passages to some very outside moments as well – sometimes with a sense of texture that's extremely powerful! The first half of the set features a number of takes on "Discipline", mixed with "Love In Outer Space", "Satellites Are Spinning", and "Enlightenment" – as percussion seems higher in the mix than most other instruments, but in a very cool way. The second half features longer, more discrete tracks – including a righteous version of "Calling Planet Earth", the very outside "The Outers", and a return to rhythm on "Adventures In Outer Space". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stephane Grappelli & Barney KesselI Remember Django ... LP
Black Lion, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Illinois JacquetGenius At Work ... LP
Black Lion, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A small combo live recording at Ronnie Scotts – with Milt Buckner on Hammond! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barney Kessel & Stephane GrappelliLimehouse Blues ... LP
Black Lion, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Howard McGheeShades Of Blue ... LP
Black Lion, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure Howard McGhee session, but a great one! The 1961 session was recorded during Maggie's great comeback years – at a time when he was doing some great work for labels that included Bethlehem, Contemporary, and United Artists. The spirit of this set is similar to those – sort of an easy-going blend of light bop with some of the gentler swinging tones that McGhee was putting into his horn at the time. The quintet on the set features George Coleman on tenor, Junior Mance on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the whole thing's got an easygoing mellow feel that we really like a lot. Titles include "The Sharp Edge", "Cool", "Shades Of Blue", "Arabee", and "My Delight". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing.)

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✨✧ Barney KesselBlue Soul ... LP
Black Lion, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLondon Collection Vol 2 (180 gram clear vinyl) ... LP
ORG/Black Lion, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Very late work from the legendary Thelonious Monk – but surprisingly great as well! The session was recorded in London – as you might guess from the title – and although Monk's not working with his regular quartet with Charlie Rouse, he does interact wonderfully with a trio that includes Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass! Blakey's drums have this nice crispness that transforms the Monk experience – and some performances stretch out in a nicely inspired way. Titles include "Evidence", "Misterioso", "Crepuscle With Nellie", "I Mean You", "Criss Cross", and "Ruby My Dear". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLondon Collection Vol 3 (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG/Black Lion, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Very late work from the legendary Thelonious Monk – but surprisingly great as well! The session was recorded in London – as you might guess from the title – and although Monk's not working with his regular quartet with Charlie Rouse, he does interact wonderfully with a trio that includes Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass! Blakey's drums have this nice crispness that transforms the Monk experience – and some performances stretch out in a nicely inspired way. Titles include "Trinkle Trinkle", "The Man I Love", "Something In Blue", "Nutty", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Hackensack", and "Introspection" – some in alternate takes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing!)
 
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✨✧ Paul Gonsalves & Ray NanceJust A Sittin' & A Rockin' ... LP
Freedom (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(US pressing on Black Lion. .)

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Jackie McLeanCapuchin Swing ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A tremendous set from Jackie McLean – perfectly poised between his hardbop and modern years, with a set of compositions that are as great as the performances! The lineup on this one's a bit unusual – with Walter Bishop on piano, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but that mix of players makes for a really unusual sound – as the rhythm section's often straight ahead, Blue Mitchell's notes are bold and sparkling, and Jackie's own solos are reaching for the darker corners of the spectrum! There's a great sense of tension here that heralds the genius of later McLean sides of the 60s – and original titles include "Francisco", "Condition Blue", "On The Lion", and "Capuchin Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)
Also available Capuchin Swing (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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Barney WilenZodiac ... LP
Vogue/Be! (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the coolest albums ever from French saxophonist Barney Wilen – a set that's legendary not only for its famous cover image, but for all the wonderful music underneath! The record's maybe the strongest to deliver on the modern promise that Wilen exhibited in his music during the 60s – but also has a tightness that makes it quite different from some of his more loopy projects – a way of putting things together that's bold and modern, yet also wonderfully controlled as well! As you might guess from the title, the record's based around the twelve phases of the Zodiac – and each tune has a slightly different sense of energy – all delivered by Wilen on tenor, with Karl Berger on vibes and piano, JF Jenny Clark on bass, and Jacques Thollot on drums – all players who are reaching towards free jazz modes, but often hang slightly inside, which makes for a beautiful balance overall. Titles include "Cancer", "Lion", "Vierge", "Capricorne", "Balance", "Scorpion", and "Poissons". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible batch of electric funk from Grover Washington Jr – easily one of his best albums ever! The record really picks up from the sweet CTI sound of the 70s – taking Bob James arrangements with a lot of space and electric keyboards, and letting Groover blow some wonderfully soulful lines over the top on soprano sax! The album's got some really wonderful funk tracks that feature a mad mix of drums, bass, and lots of that Bob James "space" – including the massive cuts "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" – both of them magic! Other tracks include "Moonstreams", "It Feels So Good", and "The Sea Lion". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don PullenSixth Sense ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful mid 80s effort from the Don Pullen Quintet – a group that features young lion Donald Harrison on alto sax – recording in a setting that's nicely fresh, compared to some of his other work! Other players include the under-recorded trumpeter Olu Dara, and a wonderful elastic rhythm section of Fred Hopkins on bass and Bobby Battle on drums – all working with Pullen's piano in a groove that's angular at times, but never loses its sense of swing – that wonderful balance that always made Pullen a real standout amongst the jazz communities in which he worked. Titles include "The Sixth Sense", "In The Beginning", "Tales From The Bright Side", "Gratitude", and "All Is Well". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $3.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, gloss peeling, a bit of tape, and a name in marker on the back.)

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Tiziana GhiglioniSomebody Special ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonHallelujah Hamp ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
One of Lionel Hampton's great small combo sides for Verve from the 50s – done mostly with accompaniment from a trio of Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich – plus the addition of guitar from Herb Ellis on a few of the album's shorter tracks. It's the longer ones that are really the best, though – loose takes of "Tenderly", "Hamp's Boogie Woogie", and "Hallelujah" that really get at the inventive power of Hampton during his ever-popular live dates. Shorter tunes are nice too, but a bit less compelling – and titles include "A Foggy Day" and "Honeysuckle Rose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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Lionel HamptonOff Into A Black Thing ... LP
Brunswick, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the hippest albums ever cut by Lionel Hampton – a badass batch of 70s funk tunes, recorded with arrangements from the Chicago powerhouse team at Brunswick Records! Lionel's vibes are mixed with tight drums, sweet bass, and some very soulful arrangements that make even the mellower tracks feel like they've been lifted from some lost blacksploitation soundtrack. Includes great versions of 2 Willie Henderson tunes – "Off Into A Black Thing" and "Funky Chicken", both of which sound even better than the originals with the vibes in place – plus the tracks "Easy", "Shut Your Mouth", "I Found Sunshine", and "One Man Band". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, & Teddy WilsonPlaying Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Nice, tight, simple, and swinging! All players are hitting a good later stride here, set in unrestricted small group company on the occasion of the film release of the Benny Goodman story. Verve was able to get the players to go past the stock stuff they did for the film, and recreate some of the magic of the older smaller group live sets. Titles include "Airmail Special", "Avalon", "I Got Rhythm", and "Blues For Benny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo.)

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Al Morell/Barbara RussellSounds From Jazzland At The New York World's Fair ... LP
Wager, 1964. Very Good- ... $0.99
A rare indie set of work by two artists who were playing the Worlds Fair jazz pavillion in 1964 – singer Barbara Russell, and the organ trio of Al Morell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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Tommy TurrentineTommy Turrentine ... LP
Time, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the most fantastic hardbop albums of all time! Tommy Turrentine was the less-famous trumpet-playing brother of Stanley Turrentine – but he was a hell of a player in his early days, and he cut some amazing records with his brother during the younger years of his career. This is the only record we've ever seen that features him as a leader – but the session's a monster, with the kind of razor-sharp hardbop playing we'd stack up there with must-have LPs like Art Blakey's Freedom Rider, Hank Mobley's Caddy For Daddy, or the legendary Young Lions session on Vee Jay. The group features a number of players who were working with Max Roach at the time – including Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Julian Priester on trombone – as well as Roach on drums, Horace Parlan on piano, and Bob Boswell on bass. Titles include "Gunga Din", "Too Clean", "Time's Up", "Long As You're Living", "Blues For JP", and "Webb City". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tommy Turrentine (Japanese pressing) ... CD 18.99

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Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion 4 ... LP
Timeless (Holland), 1983. Sealed ... $11.99
An expanded version of the quartet you'd usually expect to hear in this classic Eastern Rebellion series – and a group that really makes all the best of all their added elements! In addition to Cedar Walton's amazing work on piano, the set also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, Chocolate Armenteros on trumpet, Bob Berg on tenor, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – the last three of whom are familiar Rebellion partners, but who get some new power in the lead from the presence of Fuller and Armenteros! Chocolate's horn seems to lead the group into some Latin jazz modes – which really open up Billy Higgins' work on the kit in a great way – and Walton responds with a strongly rhythmic version of his lyrical mode. Titles include "Close Enough For Love", "Manteca", "Groundwork", "St Thomas", and "I Am Not So Sure". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Gift Of Music sticker. Cover is a bit shopworn.)

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Dudley MooreBedazzled – Original Soundtrack (with bonus CD) ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... About June 15, 2016
One of the grooviest soundtracks of the late 60s! The film Bedazzled's gotten a lot of attention in recent years – thanks to a so-so remake – but the original film's far far better, if only for this fab soundtrack! The music was handled by Dudley Moore, one of the stars of the film – and it's a great mix of jazzy numbers, groovier tunes, and a few wild vocal tracks with a mad mad sound! Among these are the fuzzy-breakbeat classic "Bedazzled" and Peter Cook's mad rocker "Love Me". Other tracks are a perfect blend of styles that recall the best of Henry Mancini or Neal Hefti from the same time – and titles include "The Millionaire", "Moon Time", "Strip Club", "Sweet Mouth", and "Cornfield", a lively jazzy groover! (Soundtracks, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Fair ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Certain Lions & TigersSoul Condor ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light creases and some gloss separation.)

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✨✧ DeodatoPrelude ... LP
CTI, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A million-seller, but also a record that no home should be without – and easily one of THE greatest keyboard albums of the 70s! The album's the one that features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines that set a new standard for the instrument, with a funky undercurrent that few would have expected for the tune. Other tracks are nice too – and include a great bossa-y version of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", plus "Spirit Of Summer", "September 13", and "Carly & Carole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic bit of 70's fusion, played by Ronnie on tenor and flute, and with a group that includes some excellent keyboard work by Joe Sample. The highlight of the record is the big sample cut "Tidal Wave", but it also includes the great groover "Always There", which was covered a million times over by other bands during the 70's. Wayne Henderson produced, and the record is an archetypal example of his "At Home Productions" sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear & a split top seam.)

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✨✧ David NewmanCaptain Buckles ... LP
Cotillion/Atlantic, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent batch of straight ahead funk from David Fathead Newman! The record's a return to basics after a few more overly-produced sessions – and it features a stripped down quintet with Bernard Purdie on durms, Erick Gale on guitars, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Steve Novosel on bass. The overall feel is a bit in the Kudu funky mode – with plenty of electricity in the instrumentation – but Newman's gutsy solos over the top keep the whole thing clean and simple, more in the style of some of the Mainstream small group sessions from the time. Titles include "Blue Caper", "Captain Buckles", "Negus", "The Clincher", and "Joel's Domain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has taped seams, a card pocket on front, and some pen on back.)

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✨✧ Pentagon (Cedar Walton, Clifford Jordan, etc)Pentagon ... LP
East Wind, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful album that's sometimes overlooked because of it's relatively oblique cover and name – which both hide the wonderful talents within! In truth, the set might be billed as a Cedar Walton session – or maybe almost an Eastern Rebellion one – as the vibe here is very similar to that later group, with a strong tenorist working alongside Walton's trio, plus a bit of extra Latin percussion. Clifford Jordan delivers wonderful tenor throughout – and the core sound of Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums is as great as on any of that group's other wonderful albums of the time. Add in Ray Mantilla – who throws in some congas to complicate the grooves a all the best moments – and you've got some mighty nice icing on the cake! Titles include "He Is A Hero", "Una Mas", "Manteca", and "DB Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Buddy Rich/Lionel HamptonTransition ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mixed bag of work from Buddy and Hamp – part straight jazz, and part sweet electric funk! The first two-thirds of the album features Rich and Hampton with Terry Wilson on piano, Zoot Sims on tenor, and George Duvivier on bass – grooving hard in that open-ended way of some of Hampton's small group dates for Verve from the early 50s, on titles that include "Avalon", "Ring Dem Bells", "Ham Hock Blues", and "Air Mail Special". The last third of the album features a larger group – still with Rich and Hampton, but also with some keyboards from Kenny Barron, plus tenor by Sal Nistico and guitar from Jack Wilson. The vibe on these tracks is a bit more 70s-styled – with some of the soaring electric modes you might expect from Groove Merchant! Titles include "EG" and "Fum" – both great funky numbers! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva QuartetHum Dono ... LP
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – minus piano, of course – as he and D'Silva work through some tunes that are long, filled with complicated rhythms, yet still have a magically dancing sound. The mood shifts a bit from track to track – as Norma Winstone comes in for wordless vocals on two numbers, and Ian Carr blows a bit on one tune – and there's one short track on the record that only features Harriott's alto next to a bit of drums. Great stuff all around – with titles that include "NNNT", "Hum Donon", "Jaipur", "Stephano's Dance", and "Ballad For Goa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing! This is when Wes Montgomery really starts to get interesting to us – when he's working with a top-line arranger like Don Sebesky, crafting some incredibly compelling chords over lightly jazzy arrangements and soaring strings, in a whole new mode of expression that would go onto transform a generation of guitar players! And sure, this album sold a gazillion copies – but we'll be honest in saying that we think it's loads more complex and mature than some of Wes' straight jazz sides from earlier years – light years away from the small combo dates of the early years, both in conception and sound. Titles include "Day In The Life", "Watch What Happens", "California Nights", "Windy", "Trust In Me", and "The Joker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dexter WanselLife On Mars ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of space age funk – and maybe one of the greatest moments ever from Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel! The album goes way beyond any of Wansel's other work – and blends his warm soulful styles with some of the more keyboard-oriented funk that was coming out of the Herbie Hancock camp during the mid 70s – a vibe that's every bit as electric and spacey as you'd guess from the cover! Some cuts have a bit more of a soul focus, but others have loads of jazzy keyboards from Dexter – driven on by some great drums at points too. Titles include Wansel's legendary version of "Theme From the Planets" with the much sampled breakbeat at the beginning – plus the funky "Life On Mars", and the tracks "One Million Miles From The Ground", "You Can Be What You Wanna Be", "Prophet Named KG", "Rings Of Saturn", and "Stargazer". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl has a heated spot, which played fine for us, but may cause your needle to skip.)

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✨✧ Dexter WanselLife On Mars ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of space age funk – and maybe one of the greatest moments ever from Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel! The album goes way beyond any of Wansel's other work – and blends his warm soulful styles with some of the more keyboard-oriented funk that was coming out of the Herbie Hancock camp during the mid 70s – a vibe that's every bit as electric and spacey as you'd guess from the cover! Some cuts have a bit more of a soul focus, but others have loads of jazzy keyboards from Dexter – driven on by some great drums at points too. Titles include Wansel's legendary version of "Theme From the Planets" with the much sampled breakbeat at the beginning – plus the funky "Life On Mars", and the tracks "One Million Miles From The Ground", "You Can Be What You Wanna Be", "Prophet Named KG", "Rings Of Saturn", and "Stargazer". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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