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Crown ProjectUltimate Ellington ... CD
Monarch, 1999. Used ... $2.99
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Dave Kane's Rabbit ProjectEye Of The Duck ... CD
Edition (UK), 2009. Used ... $2.99
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Annette Krebs & Rhodri DaviesKravis Rhonn Project ... CD
Another Timbre, 2009. Used ... $6.99
(Out Sound, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Quinsin Nachoff/Bruno Tocanne Project5 New Dreams ... CD
Cristal (France), 2008. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dizzy ReeceManhattan Project ... LP
Beehive, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Excellent later work from trumpeter Dizzy Reece – best known for his classic late 50s sides on Blue Note and New Jazz, but heard here as part of a great flurry of 70s revival sessions! The work's got an arch modern tone that's really surprising – almost a bit like Ted Curson at times, which is no surprise, since he and Reece were playing together a bit in the late 70s. Tracks have a nice "statement" quality – played by a bold group that includes Clifford Jordan, Charles Davis, Albert Dailey, and Roy Haynes – tight in formation on the themes, but breaking loose with some great work on the solos. Titles include "Con Man", "Manhattan Walk", "Yule On The Hudson", and "One For Trane". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marshall Vente & Project Nine with Anna DawsonNo Net! ... LP
MoPro, 1984. Sealed ... $1.99
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(Shrinkwrap has a hole in back.)

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Howard WileyAngola Project ... CD
Howard Wiley, 2006. Used ... $1.99
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VariousNew Groove – The Blue Note Remix Project Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $3.99
After the success of the US3 hit "Cantaloop", Blue Note embraced the "let's sample our classics, and turn them into new dance hits" philosophy, and put together this full album that features modern DJs and producers remixing older works by the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Bobby Hutcherson, Lonnie Smith, Ronnie Foster, Grant Green, Donald Byrd, and others. Remixers include Large Professor, DJ Smash, Guru, The Roots, Diamond D, and Angel – and titles include "The Sophisticated Hippie", "Montara", "Listen Here", "Move Your Hand", "Summer Song", and "Down Here On The Ground". (New Grooves, Jazz) CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Glenn Spearman Double TrioMystery Project ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Booklet has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Herbie Nichols ProjectDr Cyclops' Dream ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Herbie Nichols ProjectStrange City ... CD
Palmetto, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Joelle Leandre ProjectJoelle Leandre Project ... CD
Leo (UK), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Toots ThielemansBrasil Project ... CD
Private, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ed BlackwellWhat It Is? – Ed Blackwell Project Vol 1 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke/Duke Project ... CD
Columbia, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mighty collaboration between Stanley Clarke & George Duke – working here in a pairing that refueled both of their careers for the 80s! In previous years, both Clarke and Duke had a penchant for really stretching out in complex, experimental modes – but here, they're playing in a relatively stripped-down and focused way – hitting some of the more soul-inspired sides of fusion at the time, although still without the slick or commercial feel of the rising GRP generation. Guitars figure heavily on a number of tracks, and vocals do too – sometimes in ways that are slightly too sweet and almost cloying. Tracks include "Wild Dog", "Louie Louie", "Sweet Baby", "I Just Want To Love You", "Winners", "Let's Get Started", and "Touch & Go". CD

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✨✧ Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke & Lenny WhiteManhattan Project ... CD
Blue Note, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print first pressing.)
 
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Stan FreemanFascination ... LP
Project 3, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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SwitchbackSwitchback ... CD
Multikulti Project (Poland), 2015. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Paolo AngeliLinee Di Fuga ... CD
Posada Jazz Project (Italy), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fred Lonberg-Holm & Piotr MelechCoarse Day ... CD
Multikulti Project (Poland), 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irwin MayfieldDee Dee's Feathers ... CD
Okeh, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A really beautiful project from the great Dee Dee Bridgewater – a set that has the singer paying tribute to the city and culture of New Orleans, but in a way that's free of the hoke you'd find in other projects of this nature! Dee Dee approaches the music – as with all of her albums – from a rock-solid, jazz vocal approach – focusing first on her tremendous skills as a singer – her fantastic ability to interpret material and really make it her own – then finding space for other flourishes that color the compositions, with great help from Irvin Mayfield, who's at the instrumental helm of the project. And the tunes aren't just some post-Katrina soppy numbers trying to recreate the past – but a wonderful array of different selections that both echo the still-thriving, still-essential jazz culture in the city, and the range of 20th century expressions of its music. Way better than you might guess – and one of Bridgewater's best in years! Titles include "Treme Song/Do Whatcha Wanna", "Dee Dee's Feathers", "Big Chief", "One Fine Thing", "Whoopin Blues", "Congo Square", and "C'Est Ici Que Je T'Aime". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
Also available Dee Dee's Feathers (180 gram pressing) ... LP 29.99

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Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irwin MayfieldDee Dee's Feathers (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Okeh, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A really beautiful project from the great Dee Dee Bridgewater – a set that has the singer paying tribute to the city and culture of New Orleans, but in a way that's free of the hoke you'd find in other projects of this nature! Dee Dee approaches the music – as with all of her albums – from a rock-solid, jazz vocal approach – focusing first on her tremendous skills as a singer – her fantastic ability to interpret material and really make it her own – then finding space for other flourishes that color the compositions, with great help from Irvin Mayfield, who's at the instrumental helm of the project. And the tunes aren't just some post-Katrina soppy numbers trying to recreate the past – but a wonderful array of different selections that both echo the still-thriving, still-essential jazz culture in the city, and the range of 20th century expressions of its music. Way better than you might guess – and one of Bridgewater's best in years! Titles include "Treme Song/Do Whatcha Wanna", "Dee Dee's Feathers", "Big Chief", "One Fine Thing", "Whoopin Blues", "Congo Square", and "C'Est Ici Que Je T'Aime". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dee Dee's Feathers ... CD 11.99

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Peter Brotzmann & Bill LaswellLow Life ... LP
Celluloid, 1987. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Hard-handed work from the duo of Peter Brotzmann on reeds and Bill Laswell on bass – a set that's kind of a side project of the Last Exit quartet, and one that comes across with a similar sense of power! Laswell's handling a fair bit of basses here, often with a bit of processing – thanks partly to producer Martin Bisi – and there's a dark, electric undercurrent to the whole record – almost a Sonny Sharrock sound, even though Sharrock's not on deck! Titles include "Death Rattle", "Disengage", "Locomotive", "Wheeling Vultures", "Abassment", and "The Last Detective". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stanley Clarke & Chick CoreaGriffith Park Collection 2 – In Concert ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
A massive double-length live album from the Griffith Park project of Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke – one that expands wonderfully on the warmth and soul of their first studio album! Like that classic, this one features an all-acoustic lineup that has Corea on piano and Clarke on upright bass, both playing with a wonderful sense of imagination and creativity – in ways that are quite different than their better-known electric work of a few years before. Joe Henderson's tenor and Freddie Hubbard's trumpet are both great too – played with some sharp modern tones at a few points, but mostly in that flowing, soulful style that both players were hitting at the time. Lenny White's drums are light years away from his mid 70s fusion work – sharply focused, but always with a nod towards his mighty range of timings – and all players come together beautifully, with almost the same sort of blend of freedom and focus as the VSOP group. Tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Happy Times", "October Ballad", "Why Wait", "Guernica", and "I Mean You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves and insert.)

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John CorbettI'm Sick About My Hat ... CD
Atavistic, 1999. Used ... $4.99
The first of a projected series of solo releases by Chicago improviser, teacher, and journalist John Corbett. Corbett has been a hugely influential force in the left end of the musical spectrum for past 15 years – and has had an influence as promoter, player, and writer that has spread well on both sides of the Atlantic. This set is billed as the "first panel in the heavy friends triptych", and features Corbett with "Heavy Friends" (ala Lord Sutch) like David Grubbs, Mats Gustafsson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Lou Mallozzi, Teri Kabsalis, Jeb Bishop, and Jane Baxter Miller. In some cases, the work of the individual players is a bit oblique – as Corbett fronts the whole project from the mixing board, and incorporates much of the musical performance into a larger tapestry of shades and influences. At others, though, they are crystal clear – as on the two tracks in which Terri Kapsalis and Jane Baxter-Miller contribute haunting vocal renditions of "Cold Sweat" and "Wee Small Hours Of The Morning", both of which completely transform the songs. Other titles include "1 of 1", "Speed Hump", "The Silent Treatment", and "Ready Kilowatt". Very nice stuff overall, and there's a lot more going on that we can hope to mention! (Out Sound, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave DouglasSingle Sky ... CD
Greenleaf, 2009. Used ... $7.99
A beautiful big band project from trumpeter Dave Douglas – done in close collaboration with Jim McNeely, acting as artist in residence and conductor for the Frankfurt Radio Big Band! The ensemble's got a hell of an artistic approach – and they work perfectly here in re-imagining Douglas' music for a larger group – partly with help from Douglas on a few tracks penned specifically for big band, but also with key direction from McNeely, who rearranged some of the others. Dave gets in some strong solos on the date – but other standout players include Staffan Weber and Oliver Leicht on reeds, Peter Feil and Christian Jaksjo on trombones, and Tony Lakatos on tenor and flute. Titles include "A Single Sky", "Persistence Of Memory", "Blockbuster", "Bury Me Standing", "The Presidents", and "Campaign Trail". CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Dave DouglasSpark Of Being – Soundtrack/Expand/Burst (3CD box set) ... CD
Greenleaf, 2010. Used 2CD ... $19.99
The complete Spark Of Being trilogy from Dave Douglas & Keystone – music made in a partnership with experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison as a reinterpretation of the Frankenstein story – each CD excellent in its own right, and it's all even better as a whole! The first entry is titled Soundtrack – a really striking record that marks the project as a compelling standout in Douglas's career! There's definitely a soundtrack approach to the music here – lots of rich textures and tones, shifting on a sonic landscape that's somewhat different than Douglas' more familiar jazz modes, yet which still has some of the spontaneously creative elements you'd expect! Dave plays laptop in addition to trumpet – and DJ Olive supplies some similar sonic elements too – in addition to other instrumentation from Marcus Strickland on tenor, Adam Benjamin on Fender Rhodes, Brad Jones on Ampeg baby bass, and Gene Lake on drums. Despite the acoustic elements, there's a strong resonance from the electric parts – which often have these deeply spooky tones – and titles include "Observer", "Spark Of Being", "Creature Three", "Chroma", "Is It You", "Three Ring Circus", and "Split Personality". The second part is titled Expand – this one billed as the "straight" performances of themes composed for the project! Expand does work as a solid modern jazz album, with shifting tones, creative sparks and dexterous rhythmic interplay and sharp solos. The textural experimental touches assure that it's a artful step to the left, though, and it's great stuff anyway you want to look at it. Titles include "Spark Of Being", "Creature", "Tree Ring Circus", "Observer", "Chroma", "Travelogue" and "Prologue". The final part is Burst – featuring compositions from the sessions that do not appear in the film! It's wonderful stuff, intuitive, rhythmically exhilarating and sharply creative modern jazz with great solos, unpredictable tonal shifts and creative bits of sound that work very well thematically. Titles "Leaving London", "Creaturecode", "The Growing Tree", "Vitalism", "Creature Discomfort", "Travelogue Complete", "Split Personality Infinitive" and "Tree Ring Vamp". CD
(Includes original slipcase and book!)

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Bob Downes Open MusicBob Downes & The Alphorn Brothers (with bonus Jazz Homage CD) ... CD
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1998/2015. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Reedman Bob Downes has always been a player willing to experiment in a wide range of styles – from his early jazz-rock experiments on the UK scene, to a wealth of spiritual and avant sides he's given us in the decades that followed! But this time around, he may be giving us his weirdest, most unusual project yet – but all with results that are surprisingly great, and hardly gimmicky at all – and that's really something, given that the record features Bob's reeds alongside a trio of musicians playing the long alphorns pictured on the cover! Downes uses those instruments to create these slow-building waves of sound – which he then contrasts with his own performance on alto, tenor, soprano sax, and flute – and the phrasing of the alphorns is surprisingly cool – somewhere between avant/experimental work on euphonium and trombone, but a bit more structured overall. Titles include "The Prowler", "Heading For The Blues", "Stomping", "Dawn Approach", "Tatsunori Hasebe", and "Reflections". 2CD package also features a bonus CD – Jazz Homage, recorded in 1998, a series of duets between Downes and pianist Mick Baumeister – on titles that include "Here We Go Rollins", "Homage To John Coltrane", and "Blues For Bird" – all tributes to the players in the titles! CD

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Gerwin Eisenhaur's BoomMusic For Videogames ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A really great little record, and one that's far less gimmicky than you might expect! Yes, the tunes here are all from classic videogames – and yes, there's a bit of electricity in the instrumentation – but most of the sounds come from a core quartet with piano, bass, drums, and guitar – used in these really warm, soulful tones that are very different than anything that ever came from an Atari or Nintendo 64! Gerwin Eisenhauer realizes that these songs have become embedded in the social consciousness over the years – melodies that have gone far beyond their sources, recognizable to generations. The project extracts them from the realm of the computer chip, into a more personal, spontaneous jazz-based mode – with some especially strong work from Walter Lang on piano, which really opens up the tunes. Titles include "Theme From Super Mario", "Zelda's Lullaby", "Ballad Of The Windfish", "Goldenrod City", "Theme From Pac Man", "Korobeinki", "Doom 64", and "Super Mario 2 Overworld Theme". CD

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Ingebrigt Haker FlatenIngebrigt Haker Flaten Quintet ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2006. Used ... $16.99
A riveting batch of tense, sly and stripped down string-laden jazz from the Norwegian scene – led by the thundering bass of Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – and one of the better releases in years from the ever-impressive Jazzland label! Flaten is familiar for collaborations with some of the brightest talents of both the Chicago and Norgwegian scenes – including work with Ken Vandermark's School Days, the incredible Thing project with Mats Gustafson and Paal Nilssen, and of course the mighty Atomic – but this great headlining set still caught us a little off guard. It shares a sensibility with Atomic in that it has roots planted firmly in the best free jazz of the past few decades. There's a sense of menace and a penchant for controlled cacophony – but it's still quite beautiful in spots and feels very much of the modern era. Players include Anders Hana on guitar, Ola Kvernberg on violin & mandolin, Klaus Ellerhusen Holm on baritone sax, alto sax and clarinet, and Fredrik Rundqvist on the kit. Another winner for Jazzland! Titles include "Maxwell's Silver Demon", "Playing", "Seemingly", Ceta", "Olja Og Gass", "Zardoz" and It's A Desperate Situation". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jef GilsonLes Touches Noires ... CD
Futura (France), 1996. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Overlooked genius from French pianist/arranger Jef Gilson – a really free-thinking spirit who's probably best known for his older albums on the Palm label and on MPS – but who sounds equally wonderful here in a late-life session from the 90s! The format here is every bit as strong as some of Gilson's earlier project – and like those, has a strong sense of arrangement at the front, but also allows great freedom from the individual members – a sextet that includes Jef on piano, Guillaime Poncelet on trumpet, Vincent Audigier on tenor, Bruno Sisinni on bass, Lionel Moine on drums, and Patrick Sibille on a range of percussion instruments. We know none of these other musicians at all, but they come together wonderfully under Gilson's leadership – in angular lines that warm up with bold colors, and a great sense of individuality within the larger group. Titles include "Mr PS", "Les Touches Noires", "Taho", "Mathias", "Cool Training", "Choro In Blue", "Des-Espoirs", and "Chant Inca". CD

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✨✧ Robert GlasperCovered – The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios ... LP
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Continuing genius from the great Robert Glasper – a set that has the keyboardist going back to basics, and working in just a trio mode – live in the studio, and with stunning sound! Robert plays acoustic piano, but as with his early years, he's got this fluidity that really makes it feel like electric at times – a way of using the standard keys as if they belonged to a Fender Rhodes – a sound that comes across especially well with the snapping drums of Diamond Read, and round acoustic basslines from Vincent Archer. If you weren't hip to Glasper at this earlier mode in his career, you'll find plenty to love here – especially as some of the tunes are reworks of the sorts of music he'd do with his Black Radio project, but served up here in a mostly instrumental mode. The album does feature one guest appearance from Harry Belafonte – who's really amazing on a spoken part for "Got Over" – and other titles include "Reckoner", "I Don't Even Care", "In Case You Forgot", "The Worst", "So Beautiful", "I'm Dying Of Thirst", and "Levels". LP, Vinyl record album

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Robert Glasper ExperimentBlack Radio – Japan Tour Package (Black Radio/Black Radio 2/Black Radio Recovered/bonus track) (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2012/2013. New Copy 3CD ... $38.99
A really special Japanese-only package – designed to accompany Robert Glasper's tour of Japan! The set features 3 CDs from his Experiment albums – the first of which is Black Radio, an album that features loads of Glasper's enigmatic piano lines – those fluid, elliptical sounds that are always filled with plenty of soul and imagination – matched here with guest vocals from a host of key talents – including Erykah Badu, Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, and Lupe Fiasco! One of the best musical moments we've heard from Blue Note in years – with titles that include "Always Shine", "Move Love", "Ah Yeah", "Lift Off", "Afro Blue", "Cherish The Day", "Black Radio", and "Letter To Hermione". Next is the follow-up – Black Radio 2 – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more perfected than the initial album of this project – a really groundbreaking blend of live jazz instrumentation and underground soul inspiration – served up by Robert's core quartet, with help from a whole host of wonderful guest singers! The singers are the icing on the cake – a lineup that includes Faith Evans, Dwele, Jill Scott, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, and others – on titles that include "Calls", "Worries", "I Stand Alone", "What Are We Doing", "Trust", "Yet To Find", "You Own Me", "Somebody Else", "Persevere", and "Let It Ride". Last up is Black Radio Recovered – sweet remixes from Robert Glasper's Black Radio album – all of them tunes that sound even more soulful than the originals! Given that the core record itself was a bit of a "remix" – Glasper's keyboards, funky beats, and hip contributions from a range of soul singers – the expansion of those sounds works perfectly here – stretching out the wonderful mix of modes through some sweet tracks that still leave plenty of room for Robert's keyboards. The set includes a totally great 9 minute "Dillalude #2", plus "Twice (?uestlove's Twice Baked rmx)", "Afro Blue (9th Wonder's blue light basement rmx with Phonte)", "Black Radio (Pete Rock rmx)", "Consequences Of Jealousy (Georgia Anne Muldrow's sassy geemix)", and "Letter To Hermione (Robert Glasper & Jewels rmx)". Black Radio 2 also features tracks from the deluxe version – and the bonus track "Trust (alternate)" with Marsha Ambrosius & Common. CD
(Comes with bonus stickers too!)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLady Heavy Bottom's Waltz ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1968. Used ... $9.99
One of the rarest Johnny Griffin albums ever – a set recorded as a side project when Griff was working with the Clarke Boland Big Band – in a lineup that features some of the best members from that great ensemble! The style's a bit more laidback and soulful than other CBBB projects – more in the mode of Johnny's roots in Chicago during the 50s, but still inflected with some of the sharper touches he picked up during his 60s years in Europe. Other players here are all wonderful – and include Benny Bailey on trumpet, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Ake Persson on trombone, Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and both Kenny Clarke and Kenny Clare on drums – seemingly playing together on some tracks, which creates a nicely skittish rhythm in the set! Titles include "The Turk's Bolero", "Deep Eight", "A Handful Of Soul", "Foot Patting", and "Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz". CD

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Dave HamiltonDetroit City Grooves ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Funky vibes and fuzzy guitar – a full CD worth of instrumental work by Detroit soul legend Dave Hamilton! Hamilton's well known for his production and arranging work for a variety of other artists, but here he steps out on his own as a heck of a great funky musician – working in a sly, slinky motor city groove that's fuzzed up with plenty of touches that recall the best moments of the early Westbound generation. Hamilton plays vibes equally well as guitar on the set – recalling a bit of the jazz of his early roots as a recording artist, but mixing it in with plenty of trippier styles from the end of the 60s – making for a groove that's totally outta sight all the way through! But best of all, the CD features a full album's worth of material that's issued here for the first time ever – Hamilton's legendary Soul Suite project, which is presented here alongside additional rare tracks from singles! The CD features a total of 16 cuts in all – with titles that include "Blue Funk", "Soul Suite", "The Sweeter The Juice", "Brother Rat", "Pisces Pace 2", "Tell Your Mama", "Yesterdays", "Take It In Stride", "The Deacons", "Blue Vibes", "Marriage Is A State Of Vibes", "Cracklin Bread", and "Can You Dig It". (Soul, Jazz) CD

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Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, & Roy HargroveDirections In Music – Live At Massey Hall ... CD
Verve, 2002. Used ... $3.99
We have to admit, we had a lot of misgivings about this project before we gave it a chance and listened to it all the way through – but after all was said and done, we were quite impressed! While Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove and Michael Brecker all have the chops, recognition and reputations to make as many new recordings as they'd like, without resorting to pandering tributes, this project actually works beautifully and makes great sense. The group is rounded out by the elastic rhythms provided by John Patitucci (who seems to have graduated well beyond the sort of 6 string noodling he usually purveys) and Brian Blade. In most cases, we'd rather hear Miles doing Miles and Trane doing Trane, but this group manages to capture both the dark, brooding beauty of Miles' music and the deeper, soulful vein that Coltrane mined. Herbie sounds the best we've heard in ages and the highlight of this live set is a medley of Miles' "So What" and Coltrane's "Impressions", while the rest of the set is made up mostly of originals (2 more Coltrane pieces, "Naima" and "Tansition" are included) composed by members of the group like Hancock's "The Sorcerer" and Hargrove's "The Poet". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Roy Hargrove & The RH FactorHard Groove ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... $2.99
A funky collaboration of new and old players – as trumpeter Roy Hargrove explores a range of classic styles with a host of excellent guest stars! The RH Factor project includes work by Bernard Wright, Cornell Dupree, Karl Denson, and other funk luminaries – and it also features great vocal performances from the likes of Common, Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, and D'Angelo. The groove soars from Miles-inspired electric to the heavy funk of George Clinton – and makes plenty of side-trips in between – exploring a range of soulful jazz, both new and old, and coming off a lot better than we might have thought! Titles include "Pastor T", "I'll Stay", "Common Free Style", "Juicy", "The Stroke", "Poetry", "Liquid Streets", "The Joint", and "Forget Regret". (Neo Soul, Jazz) CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Kieran Hebden & Steve ReidExchange Sessions Vol 2 (UK version) ... LP
Domino, 2006. Very Good+ 2LP ... $9.99
The second volume of epic collaboration between free jazz drummer/percussionist Steve Reid and electronic manipulator Kieren Hebden, aka Fourtet – long form duo efforts that blend the artists' styles into a compelling whole! The project is comprised of live takes with no overdubs – lending a boatload of credibility to the project as much more than a easy novelty tag. If there's a difference between Volumes 1 & 2 in the Exchange Sessions that makes this one standout, it may be the more muscular approach Reid has on the kit on these 3 mammoth tracks. Hebden has just as might of a presence with the splintering electronics, but the kit really propels things in heavy way that sounds great! 3 long tracks that each approach the 20 minute mark – and the titles are "Hold Down The Rhythms, Hold Down The Machines", "Noemie" and "We Dream Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Carlos HenriquezBronx Pyramid ... CD
Blue Engine, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
The first album as a leader for bassist Carlos Henriquez – and a set that's long overdue, given Carlos' many years working as a key sideman in so many other groups! The set's a very personal project – titled after Carlos' Bronx home turf, and performed in a style that mixes Latin jazz roots with more complex tonal arrangements that show a real sophistication in the writing and arranging talents of Henriquez – so much so, we wonder why we haven't heard more from him before! The work is wonderful – a very hip New York blend of modes and patterns – very modern, but still quite warm – with strong performances from players who include Michael Rodriguez on trumpet, Robert Rodriguez on piano, Felipe Lamoglia on tenor, and Ali Jackson on drums. Rich in soul and spirit throughout – with titles that include "Chucifrito", "The Bronx Pyramid", "Joshua's Dream", "Guarajazz", "Promesas", "9 O'Clock Bomba", and "Brook Ave". CD

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Jan JohanssonJazz Pa Svenska – Swedish Folk Songs (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Megafon/Heptagon (Sweden), Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A real classic from Swedish pianist Jan Johansson – and a key effort to link the modernism of his nation's postwar years with their rich centuries of cultural traditions! The tunes here are mostly from folk sources, but they're recast by Johansson in a moody modern jazz mode – often handled very sparely, with just bass accompaniment from Georg Riedel – who seems wonderfully suited to the project at hand! The melodies are incredibly evocative – and Johansson's playing is really set free amidst these familiar frameworks – never too outside, but deeply exploratory, and with a surprising depth of feeling. Titles include "Visa Fran Utanmyra", "Emigrantvisa", "Gammal Brollopsmarsch", "Brudmarsch Efter Larshoga Jonke", "Leksands Skanklat", and "Visa Fran Jarna". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ David AxelrodHeavy Axe ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great back-to-basics solo album from the legendary David Axelrod – cut in the mid 70s for Fantasy Records, after higher-concept projects like The Auction and Messiah! This set gets right to the core – and focuses on the funk currents that were always part of Axelrod's larger arrangements, but which sometimes never got pulled to the forefront as strongly – and the approach is almost like some of the funky jazz albums that were issued by Fantasy/Prestige Records at the time – especially those that Axelrod produced for Cannonball Adderley. The whole thing has that great Axelrod sense of composition, with lots of space, and lots of spare cold bits that are nice nice nice for sample cuts – and titles include the classic track "Everything Counts", plus "Get Up Off Your Knees", "My Family", and "Mucho Chupar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gato BarbieriLast Tango In Paris (2CD expanded edition) ... CD
United Artists/Quartet (Spain), 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... $25.99
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical styles! Yet Last Tango In Paris may well be Barbieri's crowning achievement – a sublime record that draws on all the richer, more emotive themes of his Latin America projects, but gives them new focus in the arrangements of Oliver Nelson – who ensures that the music is never too cheesy or overdone – quite a feat, given the sexy setting of the film! Gato draws a lot from Argentine tango, but often uses his own sax solos in place of a more familiar bandoneon – in a way that pushes the "new tango" mode of the time even farther – especially when set amidst Nelson's wonderful orchestrations. Titles include many versions of the "Last Tango" theme, plus the tracks "Girl In Black", "Jeanne", "Why Did She Choose You?", "It's Over", and "Fake Ophelia". Fantastic 2CD version – with the full film score recording, plus the original album as well. (Soundtracks, Jazz) CD

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Lester Bowie/William Parker/Phil WilsonGreat Pretender/Steel + Breath ... CD
Jazzwerkstatt (Germany), 1982/1991. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 21.99
Two different slices of Lester Bowie – both of them great, and very unique in their own way! CD1 features a live performance from 1982 – done around the same time as Bowie's sublime Great Pretender album, and with a similar large group that has a nice mix of avant, spiritual, and older jazz styles in place – an ensemble that includes Ari Brown on saxes, Art Matthews on piano, Phil Wilson on drums, and gospel-styled vocals from David Peaston, Martha Bass, and Fontella Bass! The tracks are a mix of older spirituals, given a jazz twist – and a few more original moments – and titles include "Mother's Mode & Peace", "The Great Pretender", "Tobago Tobago", "Mean Old Man's World", and "When The Spirit Comes Back To Me". CD2 features Lester Bowie getting back to his more improvised roots after years of larger projects – working in a Brooklyn studio in 1991, with a trio that includes William Parker on bass and Phillip Wilson on drums – on long tracks that include "Cool", "Philadelphia", and "Steel & Breath". CD

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Gary BurtonGenuine Tong Funeral (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the most ambitious projects ever from vibist Gary Burton – an extended piece written by Carla Bley – and billed as "A Dark Opera Without Words"! The work has a feel that's much more fluid than opera, though – and is a great instrumental outing that not only features Gary's vibes at their youthful best, with support from his quartet – but which also includes extra work from Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Gato Barbieri on tenor, and Carla Bley herself on piano. The music is never too far out, but with angular tones and strange time changes that mark the record as being quite different from Gary's other sides for RCA. It also makes the record one of his best, too – as the set has that wonderfully fresh sound that you get from early work by Bley – never too silly, and with a serious approach to composition that also never loses sight of its roots in jazz. Titles include "The New Funeral March", "Silent Spring", "Mother Of The Dead Man", "Death Rolls", and "The New National Anthem". CD also features a whopping five full bonus tracks from Lofty Fake Anagram – "I'm Your Pal", "Lines", "June The 15th 1967", "Feelings & Things", and "Fleurette Africaine". CD

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✨✧ Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona 3 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The third meeting of this world jazz ensemble, with Colin Walcott of Oregon on sitar, tabla and hammered dulcimer, Don Cherry on trumpet, organ and doussn'gouni and Nana Vasconcelos on berimbau and percussion. All three players have always had a very wide reaching approach to playing, even incorporating international elements in their less overtly "world music" projects, and this set finds them once again vibing well off each other. The tunes feature a wide open approach with improvised excursions on traditional and contemporary themes, with 7 tracks in all: "Goshakabuchi", "Hey Da Ba Doom", "Travel By Night", "Lullaby", "Trayra Boia", "Clicky Clacky" and "Inner Organs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few light creases.)

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Buddy ColletteJazz Loves Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Specialty/OJC, 1958. Used ... $2.99
A hip little album from Buddy Collette – one that's ostensibly based around the then-popular idea of a set of Paris-inspired tunes – but which comes off with a sound that's a lot deeper than you might expect! David Axelrod produced the set – it was one of his early projects for Specialty Records – and Buddy Collette plays alto, tenor, and flute – in a group with Frank Rosolino on trombone, Howard Roberts on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Bill Richmond or Bill Douglass on drums. Red Callender joins in on some tracks, and his deep tones mixed with Rosolino's trombone, really help offset the lighter sounds of Collette's reeds in a nice way. Titles include "Domino", "Mam'Selle", "Pigalle", "I Love Paris", "La Vie En Rose", and "Under Paris Skies". CD features 4 bonus alternate takes, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisLast Word – The Warner Brothers Years (Tutu/Siesta/Amandla/Dingo/Doo Bop/Miles & Quincy/Live) (8CD set) ... CD
Warner, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 8 CDs ... $59.99 64.98
The complete final recordings of Miles Davis – and music that shows that the legendary trumpeter was still continuing to grow strongly in his later years! The set features a great scope of sounds – from soundtrack projects with Marcus Miller and Michel Legrand, a live tribute to Gil Evans recorded with Quincy Jones, other excellent live material, and some important records that show the late Davis embracing new rhythms of the 80s, in the same way he worked with funk, soul, and rock styles in the 70s! The package is a great deal at this price – and features 86 tracks on 8CDs – all with original artwork and notes – in a box that includes the albums Tutu, Music From Siesta, Amandla, Dingo, Doo Bop, Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux, Live Around The World, and Live Performance From Nice Festival – the last of which never came out at the time, and was only later included as bonus tracks on a 2CD version of Tutu. CD

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Miles DavisSketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Special mono version – pressed up on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Brian Ellis GroupEscondido Sessions ... CD
El Paraiso, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A contemporary set from the west coast scene – and one that's got a similar feel to the soaring, spiritual sounds we've heard from some of the projects of Carlos Nino – but a quality that's maybe a bit more tripped-out overall! All tracks are long, and very jamming – with loads of cool keys from Brian Ellis – including Fender Rhodes, Hammond, Wurlitzer, and Moog – in a group that's also very heavy on percussion, which creates a wicked organic rumble next to the electric elements! Patrick Shiroishi plays alto and soprano sax – soaring out nicely and giving the tunes a bit of a soulful current – and titles include "Via De Mi Rancho", "Too Late For Georgia's", "On Peterson's Corner", and "Memories Of Pubby". CD
 
 
 



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