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✨✧ C&C Music FactoryDo You Wanna Get Funky (vocal club mix, vocal club dub, acapella) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1994. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Soul, New Grooves) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with light ringwear.)

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✨✧ Gerry Arling & Richard CameronMusic For Imaginary Films ... CD
Emperor Norton, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty sprawling and purely affectionate homage to pulpy film music from Gerry Arling & Richard Cameron – stretching back to moddish spy theme styles and up to the trip hop inflected sounds of the late 90s! Bits of cocktail music, Italian grooves, samba, Eastern exotica, theremin flavored spacey sounds, lush string parts and more! Includes "Le Flic Et La Fille", "1999 Spacelab", "WEEKEND", "Milano Cool", "Spacebeach", "Herrmann", "Shiva's R&B Dub", "Shiva's Daughters", "The Only Guy" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Blue Series ContinuumSorcerer Sessions – Featuring The Music Of Matthew Shipp ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2003. Used ... $6.99
Another nice collection of left-of-center jazz for the digital age from piano/synthesizer maestro Matthew Shipp & co. for his hungry Thirsty Ear label! This set features frequent collaborators William Parker on bass, Daniel Bernard Roumain on violin, Evan Ziporyn on clarinet and others. The feel here, and on some of the other Thirsty Ear releases is kind of a synthesis between live instrumentation and synthetic sounds. We like these guys because the goal seems to be to find an actual musicality between the disparate elements – not just a trail of noise that so many untrained dilettantes pass off as hip free noise in underground circles. Not that Shipp cops out, or goes for an easy listen. To put it simply, there's an identifiable trained musical core to the Thirsty Ear experiments – one we can always appreciate, even when the synthesis isn't entirely successful. Tracks include "Pulsar", "Keystroke", "Lightforms", "Urban Shadows", "Particle", "Last Chamber", "Mist" and more. (Jazz, New Grooves) CD
(Part of the Thirsty Ear Blue Series.)

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Double BeatInternational Funk Music ... CD
Big Sur (Italy), 2004. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lack Of AfroMusic For Adverts ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2014. Used ... $11.99
Lack Of Afro are back, and fiercer than ever before – really evolved from just a name known for funky remixes and dancefloor grooves, and stepping forward strongly into a much more well-rounded, deeply soulful group! The title's a reference to older Brit sound library albums, but the overall feel of the record is more soul-oriented than previous work by the group – making use of some especially strong lead vocals from Jack Tyson-Charles on about half the album's tracks, and mixing other singers and instrumental modes on all the others. The tunes are all pretty upbeat and bouncy – a mix of 60s and 70s styles, jumbled up in a way that's playful and catchy, yet still with plenty of funk appeal too. Titles include "No Guts No Glory", "Freedom", "One For The Trouble", "Recipe For Love", "Coco", "The Gypsy", "Here We Go Again", and "Missing Me". (Deep Funk, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Liz TorresIf U Keep It Up (clivilles/cole mix, if you drum it up mix, for the love of dub mix, sexapella mix)/Music ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Truby TrioElevator Music ... CD
Compost (Germany), 2003. Used ... $2.99
The first full length album from the Truby Trio – one of the most important musical forces on the European scene of the past few years! Rainer Truby and his trio have bubbled under for quite a while – doing remixes, releasing a few well-chosen singles, but never stepping out in a full-length set for some strange reason. The group's taken all that extra time and used it well, working here to forget a set of grooves that moves way way beyond their earlier work – a tightly crafted set of jazzy tracks that pushes the Truby Trio into much more ambitious territory than we would have expected. There's a lifetime's worth of musical influences running through the set – Brazilian, flamenco, soul, Latin, and soundtrack references abound – and the Truby three have brought them together with the undeniable magic of some of the other great recent albums on the groundbreaking Compost label. Titles include "A Festa", "Jaleo", "Runnin", "New Music", "Universal Love", "Bad Luck", "A Go Go", "Satisfaction", "Cruisin", and "Lover Uncovered". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Visit VenusMusic For Space Tourism Vol 1 ... CD
Yo Mama (Germany), 1996. Used ... $6.99
One of the better releases of abstract vibes from a few years ago, repackaged for the Japanese market, which is about the only way we can get it these days! Some of the tracks have a bit of a junglist feel, but others have a nice spacey groove that's in keeping with the sparer funky sound that was coming out of Europe a few years ago. Titles include "Brooklyn Sky Port", "First Man On The Moog", "Venus Beach Resort", "Shaft In Space", and "Harlem Overdrive". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHVW8 Presents Music Is My Art ... LP
HVW8/Ubiquity, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
An ultra-hip collection of tunes from Ubiquity – all hand-picked by the HVW8 art installation team, and featuring a gamut of groundbreaking urban styles! There's a nice midtempo bounce to the whole package – as hip hop, house, and abstract grooves all come into play through the team's wonderful track selection. And although a few of these tracks have appeared elsewhere, most of them appear to be exclusives and unreleased material! Titles include "To Serve With Love" by Black Spade, "The Hop" by Radio City featuring Bajka, "Blue Jay" by Owusu & Hannibal, "Your Love" by Plantlife featuring Dana Deadly, "Rise Up" by John Arnold with Paul Randolph, "Bruqwah" by Seiji, "Blue Miles" by DJ Language with Lindsey Caldwell, "It's Alright" by Kingsbread featuring Steve Spacek, "Higher" by J-Boogie, "Tambores Te Llaman" by Osunlade, and "Uptown" by Rich Medina. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMan From MoWax – Music From The Motion Picture ... CD
Mo Wax/Universal (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A great collection of tracks from the documentary on the man behind Mo Wax Records – Unkle/James Lavelle – an artist in his own right, and a creative force who helped shape the sound of a generation! The package includes not only some key cuts from the Mo Wax catalog, but also tunes that predate the label, and show the impact of their style in later years – a lineup that includes "See & Don't See" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Doin Damage In My Native Language (Shadow's legitimate rmx)" by Zimbabwe Legit, "Blue Flowers" by Dr Octagon, "Kemuri" by DJ Krush, "Back & Forth" by Unkle, "Swan Lake" by Blackalicious, "Return Of The Original Art Form (DJ mix)" by Hiroshi & Kudo, "Friends & Countrymen" by The Wild Bunch, "Contemplating Jazz" by Attica Blues, "Organ Donor (ext overhaul)" by DJ Shadow, "Food Of My De-Rhythm" by RPM, and "Ravers Such Our Sound" by LA Funk Mob. CD

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VariousMusic With No Name Vol 1 ... CD
B&W Music (UK), 1996. Used ... $2.99
Tracks by Outernational Meltdown, Pops Mohamed, Barungwa, Flora Purim, John Tchicai, Madala Kunene, Amampondo, Fourth World, Sangomas, Iain Ballamy, and Achisa. (Global Grooves, New Grooves) CD

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VariousNext Level – Good Music For Good People Round 1 ... CD
Rhythmedia Tribe (Japan), 2002. Used ... $9.99
8 tracks from Modaji, Anthony Nicholson, Frankie Valentine, and Alumna. CD
(Includes obi, promotional sticker over barcode.)

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VariousSound Of Bang – Chicago's #1 House Music Ritual – Compiled & Mixed By Terry Hunter ... CD
BBE (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $10.99 22.99
A sublime set of soulful house tracks from the global underground – all hand-picked and perfectly mixed by Chicago's Terry Hunter! Hunter's one of the few in the city to really carry forward the house music torch from the old days – and his current work has really done a lot to link Chicago with the best elements of the scenes in New York and overseas – particularly some of the deeper, more spiritual aspects of the contemporary groove. The special 2CD set features one mixed CD, the other unmixed – and titles include "Just Do It" by Carla Prather, "Mist Of Angola" by Reciprocal, "There Is A Place" by Wayne Williams, "Rise" by Mike Dunn, "Ugly Part Of Me" by Avery Sunshine, "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" by Anthony Nicholson and William Kurk, "Come Closer" by DJ Kunta, and "From Another World" by Boddi Satva with Vikter Duplaix. (Funky Compilations, New Grooves) CD

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VariousThis Is Melting Pot Music – Compiled By DJ Olski ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2006. Used ... $8.99
Melting Pot Music is funky funky music – a great spot where straight instrumental funk resonates equally with loop-based remakes – served up with an intensity that really matches the spirit of the classics from the late 60s and early 70s, but also with a playful and youthful feel that's almost even better! The vibe here is strongly in the Quantic/Tru Thoughts mode – and like that work, there's a real respect for the older analogue sounds of the past – styles that are sometimes played live by core funky combos, and other times reworked from older records in great new ways! Titles include "Hip N Soul Shake" by The Malcouns, "We Getting Down" by Soul Village, "I Give You My Life" by Vietnam Veterans, "Soul 69" by A-Ko, "All Hail The Queen" by Queen Eve & The Kings, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" by Soul Village, "Four Hills" by DJ Day, "Massak Theme" by Massak, "Cafone Going" by Devil McDoom, "Untitled" by A-Ko, "Peacock Strut" by Lefties Soul Connection, and "Horny Pipin Bats (DC mix)" by Imperial Breed. CD
 
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Andy AshNot At Home ... LP
Still Music, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
The full length debut of Andy Ash – a younger UK artist who's been making a nice splash with tracks in recent years, and who emerges here fully formed, with more than enough talent to fill up the double length set! The tracks are nice and long, and occupy this spare, simple space – maybe that moment when Chicago acid house influences were leading into some of the moodier touches that were emerging on the New York scene at the start of the 90s – a great moment when house music learned to do a lot more with less, which is definitely the approach that Andy's going for here. Titles include "Truth Acid", "Vacancy", "Make It Hot", "Let Love Shine", "Travelin", and "Feels". LP, Vinyl record album

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FS BluumSummer Kling ... CD
Morr Music (Germany), 2006. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonar LodgeSoundeffects ... CD
Music For Speakers (Netherlands), 2000. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousIn The Dark – Detroit Is Back ... CD
Still Music, 2013. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Still Music returns to the contemporary Detroit underground – and the sound this time is even more amazing than their previous In The Dark collection – a really incredible illustration of the continuing vivid energy in this massive American urban space! Given the city's troubles in recent years, the power of the music has never been greater or more important – served up with an urgency that suddenly seems to imbue all the previous experimental modes with a new sense of meaning and possibility – a really hopeful, moving future for these mindblowing grooves. The music is warmer and more soulful than ever before – more spirit, more personality, yet still all the great electric touches we've loved in Detroit underground tracks for the past few decades. And the double-length nature of the package is further testament to this magical moment – two CDs' worth of music, with no filler at all! Titles include "Free Your Mind" by Mike Agent X Clark, "Cyber Love" by Reggie Dokes, "Cosmic Rituals" by Patrice Scott, "The Answer" by Craig Huckaby with Kelly Hayes, "Magic Water (St Jean rmx)" by Rick Wilhite, "As She Moves" by Raybone Jones & Jon Easley, "Celebration (Amp Fiddler rmx)" by Patchworks, "The Fall Guy (part 1)" by Terrence Dixon, "Cash Neutral" by Alex Israel, "Inception Dub" by Delano Smith, and "Fly High Like Eagles" by Gerald Mitchell. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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BeatchoroBeatchoro ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $4.99
A delightful collision of music old and new – as acoustic Brazilian choro comes into play with more booty-styled beats – in a blend that's surprisingly great on the best numbers in the set! The style is one that might sound a bit hokey on paper, but it comes off well – never too overdone, and with an energy that makes the whole record crackle with the feel of new discovery. A big part of the credit goes to DJ Marcelinho, who produced the whole thing – and manages to balance things out nicely without letting the R&B side of the record overwhelm the classic one. Titles include "Mandinga Beat", "Quero Paz", "Beat 6", "Coisa Linda", "Favela Beat", "Samba Bem", "Som Estereofonico", "Meu Beatchoro", and "Kissanga No Kalunga". (Brazil, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny SingsCity Pop (baby blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.99 On June 11, 2021
We've loved the music of Benny Sings for years – and can't understand why the man's not a much bigger success at a worldwide level – because his songs have the gentle soul and careful construction of the sorts of music that used to grace the airwaves decades back! Yet maybe the obscurity is always what makes Benny so great – as the songs here feel like lost AOR gems from a time when folks really knew how to make a record – but also sifted down to a core approach that never lets things get too overly-polished or commercial – kind of that modern love of classic modes that we also find in the music of Ed Motta, even though Ed's a very different singer overall. Titles include "Familiar", "Not Enough", "Duplicate", "Dreamin", "Summerlude", "Everything I Know", and "Nakameguro". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Mario BiondiDare ... CD
Sony (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
Mario Biondi looks a bit angelic on the cover, but his vocals are still nicely down to earth – that wonderfully raspy charm that made us love his music right from the start, and which makes Mario one of the key folks to carry forward the legacy of older jazz singers like Mark Murphy or Mose Allison! Part of that legacy is heard here in remakes of classic Blue Note tunes – but there's also plenty of Biondi's own touches as well – partly in the original songs he brings to the date, but also in the work with Italian groups like the High Five Quintet and Fabrizio Bosso Spiritual Jazz Trio – not to mention his own group, led by keyboardist Massimo Greco – and work on two tracks by Incognito too! With all that instrumental talent on board, the album's a jazzy delight throughout – and titles include "Jeannine", "Paradise", "No Show", "Cantaloupe Island", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "Give Our Love Another Chance", "Dream For Two", "Sunny Days", and "Simili". CD

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Bluey (Incognito)Leap Of Faith ... CD
Dome (UK), 2013. Used ... $14.99
No need for a leap of faith where Bluey's concerned – as we've been loving his music with Incognito for many many years, and we're more than happy to hear the man on his own! The vibe here is every bit as soulful and righteous as the best Incognito work – but there's also a more personal sound, too – especially since Bluey's on lead vocals on every track – quite a change from before, as he often lets other singers take the lead! Turns out, Bluey's a hell of a lead singer on his own – with this warm and slightly raspy style that really fits in wonderfully with the grooves – which are heavy on Bluey's own guitar, plus keyboards and other instrumentation from Ski Oakenfull and Richard Bull. If you like Incognito as much as us, there's plenty to love here – and titles include "Stronger", "Leap Of Faith", "Sky", "Keep Myself Together", "Ain't Nobody's Business", "Got To Let My Feelings Show", and "Live Like A Millionaire". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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BongolianHarlem Hipshake ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The Bongolian outs himself as a one-man operation on the cover of this cooking little album – but that's OK with us, as Nasser Bouzida more than serves up the goods on a mix of percussion, guitar, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond – all with the heavy old school funk touches that have made his previous records so great! There's a bit of help on horns along the way – but Nasser keeps the grooves nice and lean throughout, with the kind of focus on conga and bongo parts that have made his music a 21st Century answer to the sound of the Incredible Bongo Band – funky, soulful, and really outta sight! Titles include "Soul Drums On 110th Street", "West Side Stories", "Mojito Time Baby", "Give The Drummer Some", "Tito's Payoff", "Do You Like It Like That", and "LSD Got A Hold On Me". (Deep Funk, New Grooves) CD

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Brand New HeaviesTBNH ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Excellent work from The Brand New Heavies – one of those groups that made us first want to get into the record store business many years ago! The passage of time hasn't dimmed their genius at all – and right as at the start, the music here is flowing with classic funk and soul influences, but leaned up into a groove that's very contemporary – and which continues to stand head and shoulders above the generations of artists who've been inspired by their sound! As you might notice by the cover, the core duo of Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy are the key force of the sound – but their longtime partner N'Dea Davenport is on vocals for many tracks on the set – replaced at a few points by guests who include Laville, Angie Stone, Angela Ricci, Beverley Knight, and Siedah Garrett – a nicely shifting lineup that almost give the record the variety of a classic Incognito set. Titles include "Stupid Love", "Just Believe In You", "Get On The Right Side", "Little Dancer", "It's My Destiny", "Getaway", "Beautiful", "Wired Up", "Together", and "Dontchawanna". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD

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Choro ClubColors ... CD
SMJI (Japan), 2003. Used ... $6.99
Beautifully mellow work from this great Japanese group – a set of simple tunes that play on the "choro" style of Brazilian music, yet which take its interplay of acoustic string melodies, and strips it down to its core. The title Colors is a very appropriate one for the set – as the album's got a magical approach to sound and tone, resulting in a set of tunes that are rich in color and image. Titles include "Itapemirim", "Annes Lumiere", "Colors #1 #2", "Prato Do Dia", and "Alem Das Nuvens". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Nicola Conte & OthersModern Sound Of Nicola Conte – Versions In Jazz-Dub ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2009. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
A long-overdue collection of all the mixes, side-projects, and rare "Nicola Conte version" tracks that have cropped up in the past decade or so – work that's every bit as great as the material Conte includes on his own albums and singles! Nicola Conte's not a remixer – he's a re-imaginer – and when he sets out to serve up his own version of a track, he often starts from scratch – using his own band, his own arrangements, and his own key elements – all of which turn any projects for other artists into grooves that are very Conte-directed – the kind of classic jazz-infused gems that Nicola's been laying down on his own Schema Records label for over a decade! This double-disc set is filled with amazing work that Conte's done for other folks – and it also include a few rare and unreleased tracks under his own name as well – a massive helping of music that's really mindblowing throughout – sure to please any fan of Nicola, as well as anyone who digs the artists included in the package. Nicola Conte tracks include "Castles In The Rain", "Charade", "New Blues", "When I Wish Upon A Star", "Solo", "Black Is The Graceful Veil (acoustic version)", "Groovy Samba", and "All Or Nothing At All", which features vocals by Jose James! Other cuts include Conte mixes and reworks of "Stolen Moments (Midnight Mood rework)" by Mark Murphy, "Yellow Daisies" by Fertile Ground, "So Danco Samba (Nicola Conte rework)" by Til Bronner, "Terra De Ninguem" by Sabrina Malheiros, "Take Off (Campi's Idea version)" by Marco Di Marco, "3 Corners (For Friends & Relatives version)" by Five Corners Quintet, "You Are" by Povo, "Our Love" by Luisito Quintero, "Healing Blue (shape of jazz to come version)" by Sunaga T Experience, "Lotus Sun" by Maki Mannami, "Heaven (west coast vibes rmx)" by Bitter:Sweet, "Quiet Nights (out of the cool version)" by Re:Jazz, "Elevated States" by Thunderball, "Mood Indigo" by Akiko, "Take Five (Nicola Conte rmx)" by Roberto Roena, and "Kerma Elastica (Nicola Conte rmx)" by Bobby Hughes Combination. CD
Also available Modern Sound Of Nicola Conte – Versions In Jazz-Dub ... CD 22.99

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Nicola Conte & OthersModern Sound Of Nicola Conte – Versions In Jazz-Dub ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2009. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
A long-overdue collection of all the mixes, side-projects, and rare "Nicola Conte version" tracks that have cropped up in the past decade or so – work that's every bit as great as the material Conte includes on his own albums and singles! Nicola Conte's not a remixer – he's a re-imaginer – and when he sets out to serve up his own version of a track, he often starts from scratch – using his own band, his own arrangements, and his own key elements – all of which turn any projects for other artists into grooves that are very Conte-directed – the kind of classic jazz-infused gems that Nicola's been laying down on his own Schema Records label for over a decade! This double-disc set is filled with amazing work that Conte's done for other folks – and it also include a few rare and unreleased tracks under his own name as well – a massive helping of music that's really mindblowing throughout – sure to please any fan of Nicola, as well as anyone who digs the artists included in the package. Nicola Conte tracks include "Castles In The Rain", "Charade", "New Blues", "When I Wish Upon A Star", "Solo", "Black Is The Graceful Veil (acoustic version)", "Groovy Samba", and "All Or Nothing At All", which features vocals by Jose James! Other cuts include Conte mixes and reworks of "Stolen Moments (Midnight Mood rework)" by Mark Murphy, "Yellow Daisies" by Fertile Ground, "So Danco Samba (Nicola Conte rework)" by Til Bronner, "Terra De Ninguem" by Sabrina Malheiros, "Take Off (Campi's Idea version)" by Marco Di Marco, "3 Corners (For Friends & Relatives version)" by Five Corners Quintet, "You Are" by Povo, "Our Love" by Luisito Quintero, "Healing Blue (shape of jazz to come version)" by Sunaga T Experience, "Lotus Sun" by Maki Mannami, "Heaven (west coast vibes rmx)" by Bitter:Sweet, "Quiet Nights (out of the cool version)" by Re:Jazz, "Elevated States" by Thunderball, "Mood Indigo" by Akiko, "Take Five (Nicola Conte rmx)" by Roberto Roena, and "Kerma Elastica (Nicola Conte rmx)" by Bobby Hughes Combination. CD
Also available Modern Sound Of Nicola Conte – Versions In Jazz-Dub ... CD 16.99

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Nathan AdamsAudio Therapy ... CD
Tribe (UK), 2013. Used ... $6.99
Warm audio therapy from Nathan Adams – an artist who works here in a sublime blend of club and soul – with a style that maybe recalls the best of the Naked Music generation – or maybe the tightest work of Peven Everett too! There's a warm glow to most of the album – but not in a way that's too smooth or slick – just seductively poised to groove along with Adams' great lyrics! Most tunes have a positive feel that fits the upbeat sound of the music – and titles include "Melody", "Don't Break My Heart", "Fade Away", "Chasing Love", "Stay Away", and "Afraid Of The Dark". CD
(Out of print.)

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Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in a style that's heavy on the 70s funk influences that grace the music of both artists! The lineup's nice and jazzy, too – and features lots of tenor work from Timo Lassy, next to vibes, trumpet, guitar, and warm lines on both Hammond organ and Wurlitzer piano – all with a feel that's part funk, part soundtrack – yet served up in the best Schema way, which means that things go far past just being a retro rehash of the past! Titles include "Fire In Acapulco", "Heat In The City", "Everybody's Going Uptown", "Red Light District", and "The Crowd Pleaser". CD features the bonus tracks "Summer Of 75" and "The Game Of Love". CD
Also available Heat In The City ... LP 26.99

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Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 32.98
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in a style that's heavy on the 70s funk influences that grace the music of both artists! The lineup's nice and jazzy, too – and features lots of tenor work from Timo Lassy, next to vibes, trumpet, guitar, and warm lines on both Hammond organ and Wurlitzer piano – all with a feel that's part funk, part soundtrack – yet served up in the best Schema way, which means that things go far past just being a retro rehash of the past! Titles include "Fire In Acapulco", "Heat In The City", "Everybody's Going Uptown", "Red Light District", and "The Crowd Pleaser". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heat In The City ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Andrew Ashong & Kaidi TathamSankofa Season EP ... 12-inch
Kitto (UK), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
British singer Andrew Ashong has been bubbling under for years – but he may well have found the right path forward for global fame here, in the fantastic company of Kaidi Tatham – who gives the singer a righteous groove that seems to push his vocals even more than before! We love just about anything Tatham ever gives us – but with a vocalist in the front, the depth of his music is tremendous – and the pairing here step out on a set of six songs that reignites the promise of the 4Hero generation in London – very different than before, evolved past the modes of the past – but still with the same sort of soulful optimism and cosmic hope that first inspired us many years back! Titles include "Low Ceilings", "Washed In You", "Ey Mo Kay", "Sankofa Song", "Learning Lessens", and "To Your Heart". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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CaravelaOrla ... LP
None More (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99
Really lovely work from Caravela – a British band, but one with a lovely lead singer who delivers lyrics in Portuguese – while the group support the music in a mix of Brazilian styles and more contemporary London modes! The album's like the sort of great fusion we used to hear from the European scene 20 years back – a combo who clearly love the classic styles of Brazilian music, but also come up with something very new, and very much their own – with lots of jazzy live instrumentation, and work on acoustic guitar, percussion, and Fender Rhodes as part of the standout elements in the mix. Ines Loubet Franco delivers the lead vocals – and titles include "Solta O Sinal", "Vale Do Capao", "A Maciera", "Mar Pretu", and "Liame De Mel". (Brazil, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Cola & Jimmu (Nicole Willis & Jimi Tenor)Enigmatic ... CD
Herakles (Finland), 2013. Used ... $6.99
Enigmatic dancefloor grooves from the duo of Cola and Jimmu – actually funky soul singer Nicole Willis and Finnish jazz funk player Jimmy Tenor! As Cola and Jimmu, Nicole and Jimmy are working in a mode that's inspired by dawn of the 90s soulful house music – a nice mix of earthy instrumentation and spacier textures. Sputtering beats are blended with hand percussion, swirling keyboard textures float over Jimmy's sax and Nicole's beautiful voice brings in all home. Nice! Includes "369 Degree Grind", "Enigmatic", Transcend Our Love", "Tombstone", "So Refined", "I Made Up My Mind", "Satyricon", "Wild Honey", "Brooklyn Girl" and "Classified". CD

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Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery ... CD
Impulse, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic blend of spiritual jazz styles and electronic elements – served up here by the trio of drummer Betamax, keyboardist Danalogue, and saxophonist King Shabaka – the last of whom you might recognize as Shabaka Hutchings from a host of other hip projects on the contemporary London scene! Shabaka's work on tenor and bass clarinet really gives the record an earthy, organic core – which seems to let the keyboards really soar off into space, often with the sort of vibe that you'd guess from the group's name and the cover image on the record – in a wide flurry of live and amplified performance elements! At some level, the trio is almost London's answer to some of the jazz-meets-studio work from Chicago's International Anthem label – and like some of the groups who record for that imprint, these guys are all strong jazz musicians at the core – but performing at a level that's very beyond the ordinary. Titles include "Birth Of Creation", "Summon The Fire", "Blood Of The Past", "Astral Flying", "Super Zodiac", "The Universe Wakes Up", and "Timewave Zero". (Jazz, New Grooves) CD

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Nicola CruzSiku ... CD
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Nicola Cruz has a very unusual style here – one that mixes percussion, wooden flutes, and some occasional contemporary production touches – almost in a way that bridges ancient musical modes and 21st Century spirits – but at a level that's always far less gimmicky than that description might make you expect! The key to the record is its adherence to the idea that less is more – so that the tunes never try to fit too much in the mix, and always have this organic vibe that's mighty nice – and understated in all the right ways. Titles include "Siku", "Siete", "Criancada", "El Diablo Me Va A Llevar", "Arka", "Okami", "Senor De Las Piedras", and "Esu Enia". CD
 
 
 



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