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Blueprint ProjectBlueprint Project ... CD
Creative Nation, 2003. Used ... $3.99
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Terri Lyne CarringtonMosaic Project – Love & Soul ... CD
Concord, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The worthy, perhaps even superior second set in jazzy percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project – appropriately titled Love & Soul – with one of the most impressive rosters of women in soul you'd ever expect to see in one place! Guests include Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Ledisi, Valerie Simpson, Lizz Wright, Nancy Wilson, Jaguar Wright and others – and Carrington does a great job of both catering to each woman's strengths as a singer, but also slyly pushing them into surprising settings. We're really digging the evolution of this mosaic! Includes "Come Sunday" with Natalie Cole, "I'm A Fool To Want You", "For You To Love" with Oleta Adams, "Somebody Told A Lie" with Valerie Simpson, :This Too Will Pass" with Lalah Hathaway, "Get To Know You" with Ledisi, "When I Found You" with Lizz Wright and more. CD

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Clayton Hamilton Jazz OrchestraLA Treasures Project ... CD
Capri, 2014. Used ... $4.99
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Tom CohenGuitar Trio Project ... CD
Dreambox Media, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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Craig T CooperCraig T Cooper Project ... CD
Valley Vue, 1989. Used ... $4.99
Smooth jazz work from guitarist Craig T Cooper – one of his indie sides from the late 80s, a nice mellow batch of tracks written, produced, and played all by Craig himself – with occasional help on vocals by Denise Stewart, and piano by Jerry Peters. Titles include "Nude Walkin", "I'm Home", "25 Hours A Day", "Just Love", and "Walk With Me". CD
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David Fettmann TrioRuby Project ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2015. Used ... $8.99
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Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisJohnny Hodges/Wild Bill Davis Project Vol 1 – Con Soul & Jazz/Wild Bill Is The Boss! ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1963/1965/1966. Used 2CD ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jazz Mandolin ProjectJazz Mandolin Project ... CD
Lenapee, 2004. Used ... $2.99
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Miyumi ProjectLive In Poland ... CD
Southport, 2007. Used ... $2.99
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✨✧ Miyumi Project Big BandRe Rooted ... CD
Asian Improv/Southport, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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Anthony Molinaro & Howard LevyMolinaro Levy Project Live ... CD
Nineteen Eight, 2003. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Project G5 (Tal Farlow/Herb Ellis/Jimmy Raney)Tribute To Wes Montgomery ... CD
Evidence, 1992. Used ... $6.99
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Project G7 (Kenny Burrell, Kevin Eubanks)Tribute To Wes Montgomery Vol 1 ... CD
Evidence, 1992. Used ... $2.99
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Rufus ReidQuiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... $5.99
A vivid large ensemble work from bassist Rufus Reid – penned in dedication to artist/activist Elizabeth Catlett, and featuring a bolder range of sounds than you're likely to hear from some of Reid's more intimate recordings! The core quartet features Rufus on bass, Steve Allee on piano, Vic Juris on guitar, and Herlin Riley on drums – mixed with much larger orchestrations that features Tim Hagens and Tanya Darby on trumpets, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Scott Robinson on tenor and clarinet, and Vincent Chancey on French Horn. Charenee Wade adds in some very cool wordless vocals at times – and most of the tracks are quite long, with lots of room for individual solos. Titles include "Singing Head", "Tapestry In The Sky", "Mother & Child", "Recognition", and "Glory". CD
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Ryan Truesdell/Gil Evans ProjectLines Of Color – Ryan Truesdell Presents Gil Evans Project – Live At Jazz Standard ... CD
Blue Note/Artist Share, 2015. Used ... $8.99
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(Digipack has a promotional sticker and a cutout hole.)

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Marike Van DijkStereography Project ... CD
Brooklyn Jazz Underground, 2014. Used ... $4.99
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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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✨✧ Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisJohnny Hodges/Wild Bill Davis Project Vol 2 – Joe's Blues/Wings & Things ... CD
Verve/Lonehill (Spain), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Joe's Blues, one of Hodges' best albums for Verve from the 60s – recorded with a great small combo that includes Grant Green on guitar, Grady Tate on drums, and Wild Bill Davis on organ. The sound's a lot hipper than you'd expect – with less of the corny organ work by Davis that can ruin a session – and the overall feel is like some swinging Prestige soul jazz organ set from the early 60s. Titles include "Wild Bill Blues", "Joe's Blues", "Warm Valley", "Solitude", and "Harmony In Harlem". Wings & Things, another great record to offer the team of alto giant Johnny Hodges and Hammond player Wild Bill Davis – not just because there's a great soul food cover on the front, but also because the group features Grant Green on guitar! The group plays a number of originals, with a solid soul jazz sound that borders on a Blue Note bag – and titles include "Wings & Things", "Dow De Dow Dow Dow", "Casanova", and "Spotted Dog". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisJohnny Hodges/Wild Bill Davis Project Vol 3 – Mess Of Blues/Blue Rabbit (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Johnny Hodges works with some nice small group backing here! Mess Of Blues is straight ahead soul jazz – with a lineup that includes Johnny Hodges; alto sax. Wild Bill Davis; organ. Kenny Burrell; guitar. Joe Wilder; trumpet. Osie Johnson or Ed Shaughnessy; drums. Features Davis' "Stolen Sweets", Hodges' "A & R Blues", "Lost In Meditation", "Jones", "I Cried for You", "Love You Madly", and Hodges' "Little John, Little John". On Blue Rabbit – only just a bit of organ from Wild Bill Davis, plus more from Ray Jackson, a Hammond player we don't know at all – and other work by Kenny Burrell on guitar, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums. Titles include "Creole Love Call", "Tangerine", and "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ted NashMancini Project ... CD
Palmetto, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Urbie GreenUmpteen Trombones ... CD
Project 3, 1987. Used ... $13.99
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Cannonball AdderleyBig Man ... CD
Fantasy/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the last albums ever issued by the great Cannonball Adderley – and one of the most ambitious, too! The set's a concept album – done in close collaboration with David Axelrod, in a similar spirit to some of Cannon's projects on the zodiac or the bible – but this time turned towards the legend of John Henry! The set's got some fuller orchestrations than some of the others – a bit of strings and a chorus, which sometimes gives the record the feel of a blacksploitation album, sometimes more of a Melvin Van Peebles project. Lead vocals are by Joe Williams, Randy Crawford, and Robert Guillaume – and the core combo features work from Cannonball on alto sax, Dawili Gonga on keyboards, Airto on percussion, and George Bohannon on trombone – on titles that include "Hundred an One Year", "Poundin", "The Steamdrill", "New Star Risin", "On His Bones", "Anybody Need A Big Man", "The Broomstick Song", and "Ten Mile Of Mountain". CD

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✨✧ AquariansJungle Grass ... LP
Uni, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $89.99
Fantastic! This groovy batch of bouncy, jumpy cuts is one of the best groovers to come out of the late 60's LA studio scene. It's Latiny, it's jazzy, and it's got some nice Now Sound moments, like cool vocal choruses and groovy vibes (played by Bobby Hutcherson). The great Vladmir Vasiliev put this project together, and the sound is as tight as his great Latin stuff for Alegre. In a cool gatefold cover, and with the tracks "Jungle Grass", "Batakum", and "Bayu-Bayu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original copy! Cover has a small cutout hole, but is otherwise great.)

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George BensonErotic Moods ... LP
Paul Winley, Early 70s/1978. Very Good- ... $7.99
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 moderate waviness and staining due to moisture.)

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Peter Brotzmann Chicago TentetStone/Water ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. Used ... $11.99
An excellent issue of live material recorded by Brotzmann and some of Chicago's best players! The Chicago Tentet has sprung up as part of Peter Brotzmann's recent fruitful relationship with the Chicago underground jazz scene – and the group's gone on to have a life long past its initial formation as a one-off project. This Okka disc set captures the band live at the 16th Victoriaville Festival in 1999 – and it features performances by Brotzmann, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, Fred Lomberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang, and Hamid Drake. CD
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Marc CaryRhodes Ahead Vol 2 ... CD
Motema, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Plenty of Fender Rhodes here – and a bit of Hammond as well – in a set that's a wonderful follow-up to Marc Cary's earlier Rhodes Ahead project! The keyboards have this mellow flow all the way through – still some of the sharper edges of Cary's other music, but a vibe that's often a bit more relaxed and spacious – as Marc lets the keyboard lines almost move of their own accord, as they take his initial attack and spin it out nicely in space – alongside shifting instrumentation that includes Taurus Mateen on bass and Terreon Tank Gully on drums – plus trumpet from Igmar Thomas, tabla from Sameer Gupta, and djembe from Jabarei Exeum. The vibe is partly 70s, partly contemporary cosmic – and titles include "Astral Flight 17", "Spices & Mystics", "Below The Equator", "The Alchemist's Notes", and "7th Avenue North". CD

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Dave Douglas with Aoife O'DonovanBe Still ... CD
Greenleaf, 2012. Used ... $7.99
Quite a compelling project from trumpeter Dave Douglas – a record that has him working strongly with singer/guitarist Aoife O'Donovan, whose presence really helps transform the sound of the set! Aoife's got a folksy touch on her vocals, and colors things in with some great earthy tones that are a surprisingly good fit for Douglas' lines on trumpet – sometimes jazzy, sometimes sparkling with a rich sense of American history – yet delivered in a subtle, linear way. The blend works a lot better than it sounds on paper – thanks to help from other musicians who include Jon Irabagon on tenor, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums. Titles include "Barbara Allen", "Living Streams", "Be Still My Soul", "High On A Mountain", "God Be With You", and "This Is My Father's World". CD

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Rosario Giuliani QuartettoTension – Jazz Themes From Italian Movies ... CD
Schema/Fez (Italy), 1999. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful idea for a record – a project that offers up new recordings of older Italian jazz soundtrack themes – a perfect set to bridge both aspects of the mighty Schema label! The group's led by altoist Rosario Giuliani – a player with a really classic ear, and a great choice for the date – as his guidance of the group is perfect – and really hits the best elements to make these classic tunes come out sounding nice and fresh! Instrumentation also features Pietro Lusso on piano and Fender Rhodes, Joseph Lepore on bass, and Lorenzo Tucci on drums – plus a bit of guest trumpet from Fabrizio Bosso on one track. The set features great compositions by Italian soundtrack giants – like Piero Umiliani, Gianni Ferrio, Riz Ortolani, and Piero Piccion – and titles include "Tension", "Moroizzazione", "Emanuelle", "Gassman Blues", and "Amore, Amore, Amore". CD
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Robert GlasperBlack Radio Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 14.98
Mindblowing work from Robert Glasper – 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! Glasper alone is worth the price of admission – Fender Rhodes and piano lines that are completely sublime, in that flowing groove that's only gotten better with age – and the combo also features wicked bass from Derrick Hodge, sax and flute from Casey Benjamin, and some damn funky drums from Mark Colenburg – who proves that you don't need any drum loops or samples to make music this great. 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". CD

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✨✧ Robert GlasperCovered – The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
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". CD
Also available Covered – The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios ... LP 22.99

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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
Also available Covered – The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios ... CD 13.99

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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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✨✧ Jimmy HeathOn The Trail ... CD
Riverside, 1964. Used ... $8.99
A great little record by Jimmy Heath – arguably one of his best, and a real no-nonsense session that lets him shine as the tenor star that he is! The group's a small one – with Wynton Kelly, Kenny Burrell, and Paul Chambers – and Heath's right out front, blowing up a storm, in a confident solo-happy style that sounds more like Sonny Rollins than a lot of his other work! Titles include "Cloak and Dagger", "Vanity", "Project S", and "I Should Care". CD

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✨✧ Abdullah Ibrahim & EkayaSotho Blues ... CD
Sunnyside, 2011. Used ... $9.99
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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Akira JimboJimbo De CTI ... CD
Electric Bird (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet little tribute to the legendary CTI Records – done here by drummer Akira Jimbo, with a trio style that's even leaner than the label's classic albums from the 70s! The tracks are all older gems you'll know from the rich legacy of CTI jazz, funk, and soul – and Jimbo works with bassist Abraham Laboriel and keyboardist Otmaro Ruiz to craft cool new takes on the tunes – often just reduced to their core rhythms and sweet keyboard parts, with some occasional other elements thrown into the mix. The whole thing's great – very much in the best spirit for such a project, and packaged just the right way too – and titles include "Red Clay", "Stone Flower", "Spirit Of Summer", "Carly & Carole", "Tomba In 7/4", "Skycrapers", "Super Strut", and "2001". CD

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✨✧ Darius JonesLe Bebe De Brigitte (Lost In Translation) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A very unusual album from reedman Darius Jones – a special project dedicated to the legendary French vocalist Brigitte Fontaine, with vocals that definitely recall the singer at some of her most adventurous moments! Fontaine's no stranger to the racks at Dusty Groove – as we've loved her music for years – both under her own name, and collaborations with Areski and the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! This album's most like Brigitte's recording with the latter – as it features strongly expressive jazz passages from a group led by Jones on alto, with Matt Mitchell on piano, Sean Conly on bass, and Ches Smith on drums and percussion – fronted by French vocalist Emilie Lesbros, who really gets at the sort of poetry that Fontaine brought to her recordings, a style that's way more than jazz – and which interacts with the instrumentation both at a verbal and musical level. Titles include "Two Worlds One Soul", "Chanteuse In Blue", "Universal Translator", "Beneath The Skin", and "I Can't Keep From Weeping". CD

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Krzysztof KomedaBallet Etudes – The Music Of Komeda ... LP
Be! (Germany), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Don't be put off by the title, because this is hardly the sort of ballet you might see at the opera house – and instead features some of the best early modern jazz work from the great Krzysztof Komeda. The title track is the ultimate recording of one of the most ambitious works ever composed by Komeda – as the "Ballet Etudes" suite was originally composed for the 1962 Jazz Jamboree festival, but this later recording is even better than the original – a side-long piece that opens up with wonderful complexity, yet never fails to swing. The track's a wonderfully haunting work – sort of like some of Mingus' larger concept pieces of the late 50s, built around a specific project, a jazz ballet, but also working perfectly as a showcase for the rich solo talents of the members of the group – who include Allan Botschinsky on trumpet and Jan Wroblewski on tenor! Wroblewski returns on the second half – which features long readings of the Komeda originals "Alea" and "Crazy Girl" – the latter of which may get its best performance ever here, thanks to bold rhythms from Roman Dylag on bass and Rune Carlsson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie MannNew Mann At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Herbie Mann returns to the stage at the Newport Jazz Festival – but opens up in ways that are even hipper than some of his other material from that scene! The tracks here are quite long – driven by some great rhythms from Carlos Patao Valdez, and featuring round, rolling basslines from the mighty Reggie Workman. And in addition to Herbie's own smoking work on flute, the set also features great young trumpet from Jimmy Owens – whose bold style here really gives the record a nice sort of depth. The set features four tracks from Newport, plus one more studio number with Attila Zoller on guitar – and titles include "Project S", "Scratch", "She's A Carioca", and "All Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Modern FeelingsModern Feelings ... LP
Sahko (Finland), 2014. Sealed ... $12.99
A weird little project that supposedly has the group improvising alongside abstracted samples of Muzak and easy listening – which themselves are manipulated in really unusual ways too! In fact, those core elements seem to be so buried in the mix, that the main focus is really on the live instrumentation – which is heavy on electronics and very noisy guitar, and also features piano, bass, and drums! There's an icy, experimental feel that really lives up to the legacy of the Sahko label – although the improvisation also imbues the record with more of a human spirit too. Titles include "Searching For The Heart Of Blankness", "Regular Face Paint Tablet Associations", "Factography", and "Smooth Variations VI". LP, Vinyl record album

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David MurrayWaltz Again ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 2006. Used ... $5.99
An ambitious project from David Murray – one that features an expanded string ensemble working with his core quartet – performing a set of original material that includes the long "Pushkin Suite" and some shorter numbers that revel in Murray's own soulful spirit. While the "Pushkin Suite" is supposedly the main focus of this effort, we're more partial to the shorter tracks – as they dance, glide, and soar with the freely exploratory spiritualism we love so much in Murray's earlier years – and get past the headier mode of the longer suite. Titles include "Waltz Again", "Dark Secrets", "Steps", and "Sparkle" – and players include Lafayette Gilchrist on piano, Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums. CD

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101 North101 North ... LP
Valley Vue, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of THE smooth jazz albums of the 80s – a great little set put together by George Duke, who wrote most of the tracks on the set, produced the album, and even selected the group specially for the project! So in essence, at some level, the album steps off of Duke's own work of the time – but it's also got a cleaner, fresher, almost indie approach to the music – and the record circulated heavily in scenes that were a bit to the left of the mainstream. Guest players include Duke, Leon Ndugu Chancler, and other LA fusion luminaries – and titles include "Africa", "Night Voices", "So Easy", "Lady Of The Night", "Pillow Talk", and "Sashimi". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Angles 9Injuries ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Wonderful work from this Swedish collection – a group of players you might know from their excellent work on the Moserobie label, coming together here in one of their most ambitious projects ever! The lineup is relatively large, but the sound is nice and lean – as many musicians often work together in this rhythmic pulse that's quite strong – almost undercurrents of funk or 70s Afro modes, but with all the sharp edges you'd expect from soloists like Matthias Stahl on vibes, Johan Berthling on bass, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Martin Kuchen on alto and tenor sax, and Goran Kajfes on cornet. Kuchen wrote all the tracks on the record, and produced the set too – so we'll assume he's the leader – and titles include "European Boogie", "Eti", "Ubabba", "Injuries", "Compartmentalization", and "In Our Midst". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyHoliday For Skins Vol 2 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. Used ... $9.99
The rarest of all of Art Blakey's percussion group projects – and quite possibly the best, too! The session features Blakey at the head of a strong mix of jazz and percussion players – with Art Taylor and Philly Joe Jones on the regular drum kit, Donald Byrd on trumpet and Ray Bryant on piano, and a host of assorted percussion work by the likes of Ray Barretto, Sabu Martinez, Victor Gonzalez, Julio Martinez, and others. The resultant sound is incredible – very full, rich, and earthy – and done in a way that interweaves African and Latin percussion styles with straighter American jazz! A few cuts have chanting by Blakey and Sabu – and titles on this second volume include "Otinde", "Swingin Kilts", "Dinga", and "Reflection". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Anthony Braxton10 Compositions (Quartet) 2000 ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2000. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Rob Brown & Lou GrassiScratching The Surface ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 1997. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dave Burrell with Tyrone BrownRecital ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2000. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Gary BurtonGenuine Tong Funeral ... LP
RCA, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Genuine Tong Funeral/Selections From Lofty Fake Anagram ... CD 9.99

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Canto General & Louis Moholo MoholoRebel Flames ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
Wonderfully soulful work from drummer Louis Moholo Moholo – heard here in the company of Canto General – an Italian group, but one whose music is awash in South American inspiration! Reedman Roberto Ottaviano is in the quintet – and he sounds better here than we've heard him in years – blowing with this rich tone alongside trumpeter Pino Minafra, in a musical partnership that almost takes us back to the spirit of Gato Barbieri's Latin America projects of the early 70s! Pianist Livio Minafra brings a real sense of majesty to the music, too – almost a Cuban balance of lyricism and rhythm, which makes for a perfect fit with Moholo's drums and the bass of Roberto Bellatalla. The group perform tunes by some of Moholo's older contemporaries – Harry Miller, Keith Tippett, Dudu Pukwana, and Mongezi Feza – and titles include "Orange Grove", "Thoughts To Geoff", "Dedicated To Mingus", "Angel Normali", and "You Ain't Gonna Know Me Cos You Think You Know Me". CD

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✨✧ Cyrus ChestnutMillion Colors In Your Mind ... CD
High Note, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The title's a great one, as pianist Cyrus Chestnut explodes with a flurry of colors right from the very first note – that wonderful sense of richness in tone that made Chestnut a musician to watch right from the start, but which was sometimes dimmed in his projects for larger labels at the height of his fame. Thankfully, Cyrus has gotten even more open and powerful in recent years – working in a wonderfully unfettered setting like this, with superb support from bassist David Williams and drummer Victor Lewis – both extremely creative musicians, but in a really understated way. The trio comes together in the right mix of rhythm and lyricism that you'd find in the best Cedar Walton trio dates – no surprise, given Williams' long work with Walton – and titles include "Brotherhood Of Man", "From A Tip", "Gloria's Step", "Hello", "A Time For Love", and "Yemenja". CD
Also available Million Colors In Your Mind ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Cyrus ChestnutMillion Colors In Your Mind ... CD
High Note, 2015. Used ... $9.99
The title's a great one, as pianist Cyrus Chestnut explodes with a flurry of colors right from the very first note – that wonderful sense of richness in tone that made Chestnut a musician to watch right from the start, but which was sometimes dimmed in his projects for larger labels at the height of his fame. Thankfully, Cyrus has gotten even more open and powerful in recent years – working in a wonderfully unfettered setting like this, with superb support from bassist David Williams and drummer Victor Lewis – both extremely creative musicians, but in a really understated way. The trio comes together in the right mix of rhythm and lyricism that you'd find in the best Cedar Walton trio dates – no surprise, given Williams' long work with Walton – and titles include "Brotherhood Of Man", "From A Tip", "Gloria's Step", "Hello", "A Time For Love", and "Yemenja". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Million Colors In Your Mind ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneComplete Africa/Brass Sessions ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Very unusual work by Coltrane – sessions that feature his classic quartet playing in front of larger orchestra backings conducted by Eric Dolphy! The tracks feature Trane leading a group young modernists through a set of larger arranged charts, woven tightly together in a soulful spiritual groove that's similar to some of Max Roach's projects like this from the same time. Players include Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Reggie Workman, and Julius Watkins – and this 2CD set features all of the material that was issued on the first album, plus other tracks that came out during the 70s. There's a total of 8 cuts in all – and titles include "Song Of The Underground Railroad", "Blues Minor", "Africa", "The Damned Don't Cry", and "Greensleeves". CD
(Out of print.)
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Africa/Brass ... LP 89.99
Africa/Brass ... CD 4.99

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Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual TrioJitterbug Junction ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 1997. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Kahil El' Zabar & David MurrayOne World Family ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2000. Used ... $14.99
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✨✧ Clare Fischer Big BandThesaurus ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $5.99
An unusual session from the great Clare Fischer – although probably his best-known record as well! Clare cut many other jazz sides in a smaller, more intimate setting – but this album features his full talents as a larger arranger – working with a hip ensemble, and turning in some great charts that really keep things on edge! Fischer plays both Fender Rhodes and piano – and the group's got some great west coast help from Bill Perkins and Warne Marsh on tenors, Gary Foster on alto, and Conte Candoli on trumpet – all playing with a bit more sharpness here than usual. There's a nicely off-kilter edge – similar to that which you might hear in some of Clare's work with Cal Tjader – or some of his larger arranging projects for labels like MPS. Solos are out front on all tracks, and titles include "In Memoriam", "Bitter Leaf", "Calamus", and "Miles Behind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. A beautiful copy – save for a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Eddie GaleBlack Rhythm Happening (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/4 Men With Beards, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
One of the most righteous albums of jazz ever recorded – a brilliant blend of soulful and avant garde styles, backed up by a chorus of voices that have a really soulful sound! The album's the second recorded for Blue Note by the Ghetto Music ensemble of trumpeter Eddie Gale – a lesser-known talent who recorded previously with Cecil Taylor, but who made a turn away from modernism at the end of the 60s, in order to express himself at a level that he felt was more clearly grounded in the people. The result of that effort is sheer brilliance – an album that sounds like nothing else you can imagine. Part of the style shares the energy of similar vocal/jazz projects by Max Roach and Billy Harper, but Gale's conception of the music is much more dynamic, and very carefully rooted in song structures – with a sound that's as powerful today as it was when it was recorded! Titles include "Ghetto Love Night", "Song Of Will", "Ghetto Summertime", "Black Rhythm Happening", and "Look At Teyonda". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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