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Dave Glasser/Clark Terry/Barry Harris ProjectUh! Oh! ... CD
Nagel Heyer (Germany), 2000. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jazz Mandolin ProjectXenoblast ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Langston Hughes Project (Eric Mingus/David Amram/LDream Keeper ... CD
Avant/Mode, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A beautiful reworking of modes that were explored by Charles Mingus and Langston Hughes in the late 50s – the combination of Hughes urban poetic genius and the bold music of Charles Mingus! This time around, the Mingus is Eric Mingus – who brings wonderful life to the words of Langston through his thoughtful performance – almost more expressive acted than the usual poetic recitation – which really fits the spirit of the instrumental backing, arranged and directed by guitarist Larry Simon, with great piano from David Amram, plus reeds from Don Davis, drums from Mike Barron, and Hammond from Scip Gallant. The set's not just a rehash of late 50s jazz/poetry experiments – as it's got a very contemporary, very individual feel – thanks to both the talents of Simon and Mingus, who maybe make the whole thing work at the high creative power of some of the best American Clave projects of this nature. Titles include "The Dream Keeper", "Neighbor", "Daybreak In America", "Reverie On The Harlem River", "Sylvester's Dying Bed", "Democracy", "Railroad Avenue", and "Life Is Fine". CD

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Spellbinder ProjectSpellcheck EP ... LP
Big Shanty (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
A great little record that's not quite jazz, not quite funk, but something really special in between – a short EP that only features four tracks, but one that manages to pack a heck of a punch overall! Malcolm Catto produced the first side of the record, and he really gets the sound of the drums and guitar just right – and manages to even make the bass and keyboards sound a bit fuzzy – and the second half of the record maybe brings the guitar up a bit more, going for this weird trippy psych take on the instrumental modes! There's a bit of vocals in the blend – mostly on the final track – and the record also features some tenor, clarinet, and moog too. Titles include "Dark Is The Light", "Jaywalk", "Switchblade", and "Lu 13". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Keefe Jackson's Project ProjectJust Like This ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Afro-Cuban Jazz ProjectTributo A Emiliano Salvador ... CD
Yemaya (Spain), 2000. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully-done session of Latin jazz – played by a combo formed to pay tribute to the music of Cuban composer Emiliano Salvador! The group on the set is totally great – and features piano by Chuco Valdes, trombone by Juan Pablo Torres, tenor and flute from Juan Manuel, and congas from Tata Guines – all coming together with a number of other players, working in a style that's deeply soulful, and which often has more of a focus on the jazz component of the tracks than usual! The horn work is especially great on the set – arcing and dipping with some heartfelt turns that bring a nice edge to the tracks, and which remind us a bit of the styles we love on some of the older work by Bobby Vince Paunetto. Titles include "A Puerto Padre", "Angelica", "En Una Volanta Actual", "Jazz Plaza", "En Una Manana De Domingo", and "Danza Para Cuatro". (Latin, Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Mahavishnu ProjectPhase 2 ... CD
Aggregate, 2003. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Miyumi Project Big BandRooted – Origins Of Now ... CD
Jazz Institute Chicago, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Caribbean Jazz ProjectNew Horizons ... CD
Concord, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Maupin/Williams ProjectLive At Club Rhapsody Okinawa ... CD
Simply Smokin', 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Joey DeFrancescoProject Freedom (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99 34.98
Joey DeFrancesco's been giving us albums for many years now, and he never fails to deliver something that's right on the money – as is the case with this tight quartet session with his People combo! Joey's touch on the keys of the Hammond is amazing – and there are all these unusual inflections and shadings throughout – of the sort that few players can do while still keeping their groove – and as always, Joey's sense of space and timing is what really makes the album sparkle, and set him apart from so many of his contemporaries. At a spot or two, DeFrancesco also picks up the trumpet, which he blows overdubbed over his keys – and the rest of the group features warmly understated work from Troy Roberts on tenor and soprano sax, plus Dan Wilson on guitar and Jason Brown on drums – on titles that include "So Near So Far", "Peace Bridge", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Stand Up", "Project Freedom", and "The Unifier". LP, Vinyl record album

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George Harper & Karen EvansHarper/Evans Project ... CD
Skipper Productions, 2006. Used ... $5.99
Sweet, sunny and soulful jazz from the LA scene by tenor saxophonist George Harper with vocalist Karen Evans – laidback and mellow, but really irresistible thanks to a deeply appealing warmth of tone and excellent material! Karen sings on about half the numbers here, and really owns her parts with a soulful grace – and the players include Henry Franklin on bass and Nate Morgan on piano on a couple tunes, splitting those duties with Todd Hunter and Wendell Williams on the other numbers, plus William Henderson and Don Littleton on drums. Titles include "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "Little Waltz", "My Romance", the Harper composition "Shalabongo", "Autumn Leaves", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Guess Who I Saw Today?", "Soul Eyes" and more. CD

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Luther HughesLuther Hughes & The Cannonball Coltrane Project ... CD
Primrose Lane, 2004. Used ... $1.99
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Bireli LagreneOriginal Album Classics (My Favorite Django/Gipsy Project/Gipsy Project & Friends/Move/Just The Way You Are) (5CD set) ... CD
Dreyfus/Sony, 1995/2001/2002/2004/2007. Used 5 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
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Noel McGhieNoel McGhie Afro-Carribean Project – Re-Masters ... CD
Marge (France), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
We've loved drummer Noel McGhie in many modes over the years – including free jazz and funky fusion – and here, he's working in a very cool hybrid of jazz and Caribbean styles – with some island-styled rhythms inflected by solo work on trumpet, guitar, and alto sax! The sound is much brighter than some of Noel's early work – that might also have to do with the production – and his work on drums is almost funky at times, but with a bit more complication in the rhythms overall. Players include Patrick Sedoc on guitar, Daniele Vigilucci on alto, and Rasul Siddik on trumpet – and one track features a vocal appearance from Awa Timbo. Titles include "The Jump", "Footprints", "Mademoiselle Tulloch", "Rockin In Rhythm", and "My Little Suede Shoes". CD

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Charlie Parker & OthersBird Up – The Charlie Parker Remix Project ... CD
Savoy, 2003. Used ... $1.99
A big assemblage of DJs, hip hoppers, producers and musicians come together to worship at the church of Charlie – mixing, mashing, retooling and reassembling a batch of Charlie Parkers magical recordings from the 40s and 50s! The set obviously takes inspirtation from the Verve Remixed projects, and the best of these cuts reach that kind of a feel. It features work by El-P, Dan The Automator, Meshell Ndegeocello, RZA, X-Ecutioners, Serj Tenkian, Red Hawk, Kronos Quartet, Dr. John and others. 13 tracks: "Now's The Time" by Red Hawk, "Relaxin' At Camarillo" by Meshell Ndegeocello, "Salt Peanuts" by Kronos Quartet with Dr. John, "Steeplechase" by Automator, "Cheers" by X-Ecutioners, "Bebop" by Choco and RZA, "All The Shadows Of Nuff" by Hal Willner with Garth Hudson of The Band, "Constellation" by El-P and lots more! CD

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Toots ThielemansBrasil Project Vol 2 ... CD
Private, 1993. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Phillip WilsonPhillip Wilson Project ... CD
Jazz Door, 1991. Used ... $5.99
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✨✧ Ed BlackwellWhat It Is? – Ed Blackwell Project Vol 1 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisJohnny Hodges/Wild Bill Davis Project Vol 4 – Blue Hodge/Blue Rabbit ... CD
Verve/Lonehill (Spain), 1961/1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blue Hodge – one of the first Verve albums to push Johnny Hodges away from Ellington and into the soul jazz mode that served him well as a leader in the 60s – recorded here with Wild Bill Davis on organ, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and the great Les Spann on both guitar and flute! Spann's guitar brings a nicely lean bluesy quality to the record when used – and on the numbers that feature flute, he slides in nicely with a hip sort of 60s style – very much in the manner of Frank Wess, or maybe like Jerome Richardson when working with Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Tracks are shortish, but usually nicely laidback – and as usual Hodges' tone is the real element that seals the deal here! Titles include "Hodge Podge", "Blue Hodge", "And Then Some", "I Wonder Why", "Why Are You Blue", "Stand By Blues", and "Knuckles". On Blue Rabbit – Johnny Hodges works with some nice small group backing here – only just a bit of organ from Wild Bill Davis – plus Mundell Lowe on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include "Mud Pie", "Blues O Mighty", "Fiddler's Fancy", and "Wisteria". CD
 
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BaastDimensions ... LP
Initiates International/Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
A surprising new project from the same Cali underground scene that gave us some of the Heru Avenger records from years back – done in a style that's even more jazz-based and spiritual than before! All tracks are long and spiraling – with heavy bass at the bottom from Heru Avenger, plus trumpet, saxes, keyboards, and lots of percussion – and a bit of voice on two tracks. Titles include the side-long "Dimension Beyond" – plus "Ascend Rising", "Terra Earthen", and "Suspension Aloft". (Deep Funk, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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George BensonErotic Moods ... LP
Paul Winley, Early 70s/1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Wild and mysterious stuff! This album is sort of a repackaged version of the legendary Harlem Underground album – a great lost funk album from the mid-70s that listed George Benson as a player in the group, but one that Benson claims that he never played on! The time of this release coincided with Benson's big hit years in the 70s – so the package is a bit of a cash-in project – but the grooves here are a lot harder-hitting than anything George recorded for Warner or Columbia – really gritty funk that's totally great throughout! Other players include Dave Baby Cortez on organ, Reuben Wilson on keyboards, and Willis Jackson on tenor – and Ann Winley sings on one track, the great "Fed Up", which has a really bad-rapping feel! Other titles include the classic break track "Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba" – plus a few smokin' organ/guitar wailers, like "Loose Joints" and "Overture Erotic", both of which are nice enough to warrant this separate release! Other tracks include "Erotic Moods" and "Sweet Taste Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Erotic Moods ... LP 11.99

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George BensonErotic Moods ... LP
Paul Winley, Early 70s/1978. Very Good ... $11.99
Wild and mysterious stuff! This album is sort of a repackaged version of the legendary Harlem Underground album – a great lost funk album from the mid-70s that listed George Benson as a player in the group, but one that Benson claims that he never played on! The time of this release coincided with Benson's big hit years in the 70s – so the package is a bit of a cash-in project – but the grooves here are a lot harder-hitting than anything George recorded for Warner or Columbia – really gritty funk that's totally great throughout! Other players include Dave Baby Cortez on organ, Reuben Wilson on keyboards, and Willis Jackson on tenor – and Ann Winley sings on one track, the great "Fed Up", which has a really bad-rapping feel! Other titles include the classic break track "Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba" – plus a few smokin' organ/guitar wailers, like "Loose Joints" and "Overture Erotic", both of which are nice enough to warrant this separate release! Other tracks include "Erotic Moods" and "Sweet Taste Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small name in pen on the back.)
Also available Erotic Moods ... LP 9.99

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Plays For Lovers ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s/1966. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
It's not really fair to say that Coltrane's playing for lovers on this one, because the album's not a concept project designed to aid bachelors in the success of their romantic endeavors, so much as it is a collection of warm mellow ballads recorded by Trane during the late 50s for Prestige. The album features a number of different groupings of players that include Red Garland, Tadd Dameron, Art Taylor, Jimmy Cobb, and Paul Chambers – and the work is typical of the early recordings he made at the time when he was working with Miles Davis. Titles include "I Love You", "Violets For Your Furs", "On A Misty Night", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Co-Op (Jeremy Pelt, Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Wolf,Co-Op (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brown Brothers, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 29.99
A fantastic record from an all-star group – modern musicians you probably know more from CD releases under their own name, but working here on a much more underground project that really shows some new sides of their talents! The group features Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Derrick Hodge on bass, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Kendrick Scott on drums, and Warren Wolf on vibes – all fantastic players when they're working as leaders on their own – but really finding something hip together here as a collective – music that's got a very collaborative, soulful vibe – and which opens up with very fresh rhythms and tones. Titles include "Simplicity", "Journey", "Katrina", "Jake's Dilemma", "Okay", and "The Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition – vinyl-only release!)

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Descendants Of Mike & PhoebeSpirit Speaks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
One of the most unique albums on the Strata East label – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the creative energies flowing through that legendary jazz outlet! Descendents Of Mike & Phoebe is a righteous little project put together by Spike Lee's father, Bill Lee, and his brothers and sisters (Cliff Lee, Grace Lee Mims, and Consuela Lee Moorhead) – working here in a group named after their slave ancestors, who are paid tribute in a beautifully flowing batch of tunes! Lee's round, warm bass tones are firmly at the head of the group on most numbers – recorded at a similar level to his excellent work with Clifford Jordan on Strata East during the same time – and other instrumentation includes piano from Consuela, flugelhorn from Cliff, and percussion from Sonny Brown and Billy Higgins – all used in a wonderfully evocative style that's even better than some of Lee's later soundtrack work. A few numbers feature vocals from Grace – singing wordlessly and with a really heavenly sort of quality – and together, the whole group have a undeniable sense of power and majesty, yet also one that's touched by a really personal sense of poetry too. Titles include a great version of Lee's "Coltrane", which was more famously recorded with Clifford Jordan – plus "Chick Chick", "Attica", "Too Little, Too Late", "Boll Weevil", "Don't Be A Stranger", and "Well Done, Weldon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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EnjiMongolian Song ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A really beautiful vocal jazz project – and one with a sound that's even more compelling than its source – which is saying a lot, given the unique nature of the music! The songs here are all from Mongolian roots, but turned into these soulful jazz numbers by the vocals of Enkhjargal Erkhembayar – who almost does the same thing to her own culture's music as some of the hip European singers of the 60s did when mixing together jazz and folk roots! Yet the approach is a bit different, too – and very fresh – partly because the songs and language are so unfamiliar, but also partly because there's a completely un-selfconscious approach to the whole thing – a swing and warmth that would us make us like the record, even if we didn't know what it was about. Backing is by a small combo that features Billy Hart on drums, Paul Kirby on piano, Johannes Enders on tenor, and Martin Zenker on bass – on titles that include "Song Of Woods", "To My Mother", "Green Hills", "Blissful Heart", and "Beautiful Wide Land". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD

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Ella FitzgeraldSomeone To Watch Over Me ... CD
Verve, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record that might have made Ella Fitzgerald turn over in her grave if it was handled the wrong way – but fortunately one that comes as a real surprise, with an organic quality that we never would have expected when we first heard about the project! The album features Ella's older vocals from the Verve years, recast over new orchestrations by the London Symphony Orchestra – who work here in a decidedly jazz-based mode, and maybe make the whole thing feel just like some "with strings" session from the classic Verve years, but with some slight modern arrangements. The presentation also features three "duets" of sorts – one with new vocals added by Gregory Porter, two others with trumpet and vocals pulled from her recordings with Louis Armstrong – but overall, the whole thing really seems to work best when it's just Ella in the spotlight. Titles include "Misty", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "People Will Say We're In Love", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "Let's Do It". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD

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Billy FosterBilly Foster & Audio ... CD
Equistar, 1983. New Copy ... $11.99
A wonderfully obscure set of jazzy soul from keyboardist Billy Foster – a musician who's been making waves on the scene in Gary, Indiana for many decades – but has never fully gotten his due! This project captures a younger Billy – working in a soul-based mode that blends vocals with his own work on a variety of keyboards and acoustic piano – maybe an indie take on modes that artists like Rodney Foster or Bobby Lyle were exploring on the bigger labels at the time, but with a lot more charm. Vocals are by Glenda Eskew and Brenda Marshall McClure – and titles include the instrumental "City Lights", which has a nicely pronounced guitar solo by Henry Johnson – plus the tracks "As A Matter Of Fact", "Night Music", "I Need Your Love", and "It All Depends On You". CD

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Fuse OneFuse One/Silk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI/Robinsongs (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of records from this great CTI Records group – plus bonus tracks too! Fuse One is tight funky fusion from a masterful collective – a great supergroup from the late electric years of the CTI label! The combo features Joe Farrell on tenor, Ronnie Foster and Don Grusin on keyboards, John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell on guitars, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White, Tony Williams, and Ndugu Chancler on drums – all top-shelf players, but artists who also really respect the vision of the whole project – and allow the grooves to develop without too much competition or overblown modes! The keyboards and guitar are a great match with Farrell's always-great lines on tenor – and titles include "Grand Prix", "Sunshine Lady", "To Whom All Things Concern", "Double Steal", "Waterside", and "Taxi Blues". Silk is the second album of funky fusion from this all-star CTI group that includes Stanley Turrentine, Stanley Clarke, Ndugu, Tom Brown, Eric Gale, Ronnie Foster, and George Benson! The ensemble come together for a great set of laidback fusion tracks that groove with a nice soulful undercurrent – surprisingly fresh, and not nearly as slick as you'd expect from the date of the session – showing that the original open-ended CTI vibe could still be strongly alive on the right records! Tracks have a great mix of acoustic and electric touches – and although Stanley Clarke was the musical director of the album, the whole thing's clearly a group effort. Titles include "Silk", "Hot Fire", "Sunwalk", and "In Celebration Of The Human Spirit". CD features bonus tracks – "Ode To A Kudu" and "Silk (7" version)". CD

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Giorgio GasliniUn Quarto Di Vita ... LP
Durium (Italy), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
An unusual vocal-based project from this Italian jazz and soundtrack composer! (Soundtracks, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Robert GlasperBest Of Robert Glasper ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy ... $28.99
A rich look at the genius that pianist Robert Glasper has unfurled on the Blue Note label over the past decade or so – a package that not only includes some of his excellent recent soul experiments, but also the instrumental modes that led up to that moment too! The album nicely interweaves instrumental and lyrical cuts – with this flow that almost seems to take the vision of Glasper's Black Radio project and turn it into a larger suite of sounds with the inclusion of very well-chosen earlier moments. Throughout, the music has that amazing sense of flow and timing that makes Robert so unique – acoustic and electric elements, with vocal appearances by Common, Bilal, Yasiin Bey, Erykah Badu, and Norah Jones – on titles that include "Reckoner", "Let It Ride", "Butterfly", "Enoch's Meditation", "Maiden Voyage/Everything In Its Right Place", "I Stand Alone", "FTB", "Chant", "Black Radio", "Afro Blue", and "J Dillalude". CD

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Burton Greene, Alan Silva & Sunny MurrayFirmanence ... LP
Fore (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ... $29.99
This record was issued by Fore as a project for the Raretone Library Series but recorded in Holland. Greene plays piano, prepared piano, Alan Silva plays bass, vibraphone, and Sunny Murray play drums – all three play percussion and Greene and Silva do vocal work as well. The tracks are mainly Greene compositions and they include "Firmanence", "Sunny Monk", and "Mints Are Fo(u)r Moon People". There is also a Silva composition called "Any Resemblence Between A Double Aquarian Mother And Planet Earth Is Purely Coincidental". The first track "Introduction – Encounter" credits all three. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a small stain on one corner.)

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Keyon HarroldMugician ... CD
Sony, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold starts out this album with an inspirational message from his mother taken from his voicemail – then draws from that message to create one of his most amazing albums to date! Harrold's already been part of a strong underground scene for years – but here, he's clearly ready to burst forth and win over everyone else's ears – mixing his strong solo talents with a more spacious vision of presentation that sometimes uses larger strings, sometimes brings in a bit of vocals, and sometimes returns to the core energy of a combo! Harrold produced the record himself, and was clearly given a lot of space to get things right – something that's not often the case in the jazz industry these days, unless you're Robert Glasper – and he welcomes some great creative talents to the project – including Bilal , Georgia Anne Muldrow, Pharoahe Monch, Josh David Barrett, and even Glasper himself. Titles include "Ethereal Souls", "Her Beauty Through My Eyes", "Stay This Way", "When Will It Stop", "MB Lament", "The Mugician", "Bubba Rides Again", "Circus Show", and "Broken News". CD

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Kieran Hebden & Steve ReidExchange Session Vol 2 ... CD
Domino, 2006. Used ... $5.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Daniel Humair/Francois Jeanneau/Henri TexierAkagera ... LP
Disques JMS (France), 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An unusual soundtrack project from this hip French trio – with Daniel Humair on drums and percussion, Henri Texier on bass and oud, and Francois Jeanneau on tenor, soprano, flute, bass clarinet,a nd some keyboards too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a very small cutout mark.)

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Abdullah Ibrahim & EkayaSotho Blues ... CD
Sunnyside, 2011. Used ... $4.99
A very different sound than usual for Abdullah Ibrahim – a great project with the group Ekaya, and one that helps his famous piano lines find a whole new space! Ekaya's got a tight, soulful approach that's mighty nice – never too polished, and sometimes with a slight undercurrent of funk – all of which makes the record sound quite different than most other Dollar Brand sets – and we mean that in a good way! Ibrahim still gets in plenty of great work on acoustic piano – and other instrumentation include tenor, trombone, alto, flute, and baritone sax – on titles that include "Nisa", "Abide", "Sotho Blue", "Calypso Minor", "Star Dance", and "Glass Enclosure". CD

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Philly Joe JonesTo Tadd With Love ... LP
Uptown, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great project from Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia group – with trumpet from Johnny Coles, alto from Frank Wess, baritone from Cecil Payne, tenor from Charles Davis, and piano from Walter Davis Jr! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Philly Joe Jones with Johnny GriffinDameronia – Look Stop & Listen ... CD
Uptown, 1983. Used ... $6.99
A killer second album from Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia project – a group dedicated to playing the music of Tadd Dameron, but with a soaring swing that's very much Jones' own groove! The tunes are all classics by Tadd, presented with the kind of forward-thinking charts that Dameron first got noticed for during the bop years – played here by an excellent group of creative modernists, including Johnny Griffin on tenor, Frank Wess on alto and flute, Charles Davis on tenor and flute, Benny Powell on trombone, Walter Davis on piano, Cecil Payne on baritone, and the excellent Virgil Jones on trumpet. All players are seasoned veterans by the time of this date, but come together with all the crisp freshness of their early years on the scene – a great testament to Jones' sharp leadership of the ensemble, as you'll hear on tunes that include "Our Delight", "Focus", "Choose Now", "If You Could See Me Now", "Loop Stop & Listen", and "Theme Of No Repeat". Also features two bonus alternate takes. CD

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Philly Joe Jones with Johnny GriffinDameronia – Look Stop & Listen ... LP
Uptown, 1983. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A killer second album from Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia project – a group dedicated to playing the music of Tadd Dameron, but with a soaring swing that's very much Jones' own groove! The tunes are all classics by Tadd, presented with the kind of forward-thinking charts that Dameron first got noticed for during the bop years – played here by an excellent group of creative modernists, including Johnny Griffin on tenor, Frank Wess on alto and flute, Charles Davis on tenor and flute, Benny Powell on trombone, Walter Davis on piano, Cecil Payne on baritone, and the excellent Virgil Jones on trumpet. All players are seasoned veterans by the time of this date, but come together with all the crisp freshness of their early years on the scene – a great testament to Jones' sharp leadership of the ensemble, as you'll hear on tunes that include "Our Delight", "Focus", "Choose Now", "If You Could See Me Now", "Loop Stop & Listen", and "Theme Of No Repeat". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Carl Allen & Manhattan ProjectsDark Side Of Dewey ... CD
Evidence/Alfa, 1992. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ David BoykinLive At The Dorchester Projects (with download) ... LP
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums so far from mighty Chicago reedman David Boykin – and easily a set that lives up to the rich legacy of avant jazz in the Windy City! There's a depth to the record that comes through right from the very first note – a sense of history and feeling that shows just how much Boykin's developed as a player over the past decade or so – a tenorist with a done that's right up there with Archie Shepp or David Murray at their creative best – really stretching out on some wonderful solos that never fail to dim in imagination or new ideas. The group's a trio – with Alex Wing on bass and James Woodley on drums – which gives the recording an almost ESP Records sort of vibe – and Boykin's the shining star throughout, really knocking us over with his solos on the well-recorded set! Titles include "Blast Off For Love", "Walk Turn Bat Shimmy", "Try Harder", "Blue Lotus", "Star Book", and "Late Night With The David Boykin Trio Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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✨✧ Wendy GondelnProjections ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever CD collection of work by Wendy Gondeln – a musician who's issued various 7" and vinyl releases, and created amazing sounds for art installations – working in a very weird mix of electronics, roughly-played violin, and other elements! The electronic elements are often chunky – sometimes noisy, but often tuneful textures that burst and percolate to create a burning core for the music – while the violin gets opened up in very bold ways, sometimes just through Wendy's performance, other times via effects and processing. Most work here is solo, but the Sonar Quartet guest on one number – and titles include "Ohne Titel (M:I:5 mix)", "2 x 90", "Pondering WTF", "Fracking With Wolfgang", "The Light", "Baum 3 Bassdrum", "Rock Around Muller", "Betty", and "1000". CD

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Gato BarbieriLast Tango In Paris ... CD
Ryko, 1972. Used ... $11.99
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, although that instrument gets plenty of play too – 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". (Soundtracks, Jazz) CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Gato BarbieriLast Tango In Paris ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Sealed ... $11.99
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". (Soundtracks, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Steve Beresford/David Toop/John Zorn/Toni MarshallDeadly Weapons ... CD
Nato (France), 1986. Used ... $4.99
One of John Zorn's great genre-crossing projects of the 80s – a really playful and extremely experimental batch of tracks done in the very open freedom of the legendary Nato label! The set features Zorn on alto sax and clarinet, plus a host of other interesting musical elements – and it's a very collaborative effort, with Steve Beresford on keyboards, trumpet, guitar, and a million other things – definitely in his more avant side of the spectrum – plus David Toop on guitar and a range of other sonic sources – and vocalist Tonie Marshall, whose contributions are often nice and subtle. There's a great sense of energy here that really recalls the optimism of this moment in music – a time when it seemed that just about anything was possible on sessions like this! Titles include "Dumb Boxer", "Lady Whirlwind", "Shockproof", "Du Gris", "King Cobra", "Chien Pei Pei", and "Jayne Mansfield". CD
(Out of print.)

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Black Bombaim & Peter BrotzmannBlack Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann ... CD
Lovers & Lollypops/Clean Feed (Portugal), 2016. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the headiest Peter Brotzmann albums we've heard in years, thanks to the sound of the Black Bombaim group from Portugal – who play with a guitar-heavy drive that almost takes us back to Brotzmann's Last Exit recordings of the 80s! The group play with a forward energy that takes off right from the start – heavy drums and full-on fuzzy guitar, plus some deep electric bass as well – all of which puts the reedman in a different setting than most of his recent projects, and one that reminds us just how well-suited he can be for such an experience! Some of the performances here really blow our minds all over again – with a tone that's strong, and incredibly clear – sometimes even more focused than on some of Brotzmann's other recent records, but still very free and sharp-edged overall. The album was recorded live in the studio, with a very jamming vibe – and the CD seems to have one more track than the vinyl LP. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)
Also available Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann ... LP 26.99

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Black Bombaim & Peter BrotzmannBlack Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann ... LP
Lovers & Lollypops/Clean Feed (Portugal), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
One of the headiest Peter Brotzmann albums we've heard in years, thanks to the sound of the Black Bombaim group from Portugal – who play with a guitar-heavy drive that almost takes us back to Brotzmann's Last Exit recordings of the 80s! The group play with a forward energy that takes off right from the start – heavy drums and full-on fuzzy guitar, plus some deep electric bass as well – all of which puts the reedman in a different setting than most of his recent projects, and one that reminds us just how well-suited he can be for such an experience! Some of the performances here really blow our minds all over again – with a tone that's strong, and incredibly clear – sometimes even more focused than on some of Brotzmann's other recent records, but still very free and sharp-edged overall. The album was recorded live in the studio, with a very jamming vibe! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann ... CD 9.99

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Gary BurtonGenuine Tong Funeral (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (UK), 1968. Used ... $7.99
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 ByronDo The Boomerang – The Music Of Junior Walker ... CD
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... $3.99
A nice little shift in style for saxophonist Don Byron – and a record that really cuts loose from his more academic projects, in a way that's nicely fitting the spirit of Junior Walker that inspired it! Don's take on Walker's music isn't runaway Motown revival, but more of a funky jazz interpolation of older tunes made famous by Walker – played here by a small combo that includes guitar, Hammond, trombone, and a bit of vocals from Chris Thomas King and Dean Bowman. The best numbers are lean and funky, with almost a Stanley Turrentine-ish soul use of the tenor – and our favorite track is oddly a remake of James Brown's "There It Is", heard here with other titles that include "Do The Boomerang", "Mark Anthony Speaks", "Cleo's Mood", "Satan's Blues", "Hewbie Steps Out", "Tally Ho", "Pucker Up Buttercup", and "What Does It Take". CD

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Johnny DankworthLifeline ... LP
Philips (UK), 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Pretty great jazzy work from Johnny Dankworth – one of the hipper Brit bandleaders of the 60s, working here in a sweet 70s mode that reminds us of some of the larger MPS projects of the same time. The tracks have a bit of an electric glow in the basswork and production, but the main focus is on acoustic big band grooving – with breakout solos, and some tighter ensemble passages. Side two features the side-long suite "Lifeline", which has a few funky moments – and side one features "Tomorrow's World", "WRVR", and "Fighting The Flab". Players include Don Rendell, Tony Hymas, Ken Gibson, and Dankworth himself. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Near Mint- ... $34.99
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
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)
 
 
 



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