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✨✧ Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaHerb Alpert & Hugh Masekela ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Two top trumpet talents – coming together beautifully on this groovy late 70s set! Both Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela had a big rise to fame in the 60s – Herb, for his Tijuana Brass albums on A&M – and Hugh, for the way that he brought South African jazz currents to the American soul mainstream! Given that both had strong presence on the Cali scene in their time, the pairing here is a great one – and works well with some larger jazz backings that color things out in a mix of soul, fusion, funk, and some slight South African touches. Other players on the set include Lee Ritenour and Arthur Adams on guitars, Paulinho Da Costa on percussion, James Gadson on bass, and Hotep Cecil Bernard on piano – and titles include "Skokiaan", "Moonza", "Lobo", "African Summer", "Ring Bell", and "Happy Hanna". CD

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Hugh MasekelaGrazing In The Grass ... LP
Up Front, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Fantastic LP, and one that differs greatly from nearly all of his other recordings. Released in 1977, but most likely recorded earlier (the cover offers no information about the session), this set features the great South African trumpeter in a live set of straight jazz playing that shows a side to him that never shows up on other records. The LP features three long tracks, one a fantastic reworking of "Grazing in the Grass", the other two originals, "Bache Bula Banka" and "Band Began to Play". Excellent lost jazz material from Masekela, proof that his talents go waaay beyond the groovy pop hits that most people know him for. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Hugh MasekelaHome Is Where The Music Is ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Massively wonderful work from the mighty Hugh Masekela – easily one of his hippest, most soulful sessions ever! This double-length gem really has Hugh letting go – moving way beyond the pop modes of the late 60s, into a long-flowing, open-rolling groove that's played by a spare quintet lineup with plenty of African themes in the rhythms! Players include Larry Willis on acoustic and electric piano and Dudu Pukwana on alto sax – both of whom are wonderful, and really get a chance to sparkle in the session – almost sharing equal space with Masekela in the sound and shape of the record, although Hugh's horn work is pretty darn amazing too. Other players include Eddie Gomez on bass and Mahaya Ntshoko on drums – and the record has the sort of open, righteous feel of a session on Black Jazz or Strata East – a vibe that really blows away most other Chisa Records work of the time. Titles include Willis' classic "Inner Crisis", plus "Blues For Huey", "Part Of A Whole", "Maesha", "The Big Apple", "Minawa", and "Nomali". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant gatefold cover, with a name in pen & some wear.)

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Hugh MasekelaIntroducing Hedzoleh Soundz ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Like Hugh Masekela's other records on Blue Thumb, this is a totally great bit of Afro funk, with a good hard groove filled with tight jazz playing, and some nice choppy rhythm that feels like it belongs on a Fela record. Great stuff played by his tight little Hedzoleh Soundz group, with the cuts "Kaa Ye Oya", "Patience", "When", "Adade", and "Languta". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh MasekelaPromise Of A Future ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Classic work from Hugh Masekela – and the album that pushed him over the top! The record features his version of "Grazin In The Grass", a runaway instrumental hit when it was issued – and a sly little groover that was based upon some earlier South African pop melodies that Hugh copped from his roots. The group's a tight little quintet with Al Abreu on tenor and soprano sax, William Henderson on piano, Chuck Carter on drums, and Henry Franklin on bass. The whole thing's great – and tracks include "Stop", "Bajabula Bonke", "There Are Seeds To Sow", "Vuca", "Almost Seedless", and "No Face, No Name, and No Number". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutouthole and light wear.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaGrrr ... CD
Verve/Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work from Hugh Masekela! The record features all instrumental tracks – all short, and with Hugh's funky South African trumpet rolling over the top! The overall sound is a lot less slick than on some of his late 60s hits – and you can really hear his roots in the South African jazz scene on this one. The tracks are spare, with a strong jazz component – and dancing piano lines behind the raspy and soulful trumpet and trombone solos that dominate much of the record. Titles include "U-Dwi", "Sharpville", "Sipho", "Kwa-Blaney", and "Mra". Don't pass this one up – because it's great! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaRevival ... CD
Heads Up, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaTime ... CD
Columbia, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaMain Event Live ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Masterful live set by Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela – recorded at The Roxy in LA in 1978! Both their studio record from the same year and this massive live recording work incredibly well – as they're both geniuses at blending distinctive global influences – but they really cook in this live session in a way that's smoothed over a bit in the studio! Herb is on trumpet and Hugh is on flugelhorn – and the group features Mosa Jonas Gwangwa on trombone, with Larry Willis on keys, Arthur Adams and Jeff Sigman on guitars, Manola Badrena on percussion, Buddy WIlliams on drums and David Williams on bass,. Includes "Foreign Natives", "People Make The World Go Round", "Besame Mucho", "Mama Way", "Kalahari Nights", "Shame The Devil", "Mama Way" and "I'm Comin' Home". CD
 
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Betty DavisColumbia Years – 1968/1969 ... CD
Light In The Attic/Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A soul and funk fan's dream come true – never-heard recordings by the legendary Betty Davis, done for Columbia Records a few years before her debut album! At the time, Betty was hanging with Miles Davis, and turning him onto the sounds of fuzzy funk – and Miles actually produced these recordings, and used instrumentation from key associates like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, and John McLaughlin on guitar – plus the mighty Larry Young on keyboards! The whole thing's amazing – every bit as great as Betty's work for the Just Sunshine label, but maybe even grittier – and with this unbridled vibe that's totally wonderful – and we're stunned that this is the first we're hearing of this music – but are mighty happy it's finally seen the light of day. A few cuts also feature Davis with The Crusaders and Hugh Masekela – for a groovy Cali soul sort of vibe – and titles include "It's My Life", "Hangin Out", "Politician Man", "Down Home Girl", "I'm Ready Willing & Able", "Born On The Bayou", and "Live Love Learn". CD
Also available Columbia Years – 1968/1969 ... LP 19.99

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Betty DavisColumbia Years – 1968/1969 ... LP
Light In The Attic/Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A soul and funk fan's dream come true – never-heard recordings by the legendary Betty Davis, done for Columbia Records a few years before her debut album! At the time, Betty was hanging with Miles Davis, and turning him onto the sounds of fuzzy funk – and Miles actually produced these recordings, and used instrumentation from key associates like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, and John McLaughlin on guitar – plus the mighty Larry Young on keyboards! The whole thing's amazing – every bit as great as Betty's work for the Just Sunshine label, but maybe even grittier – and with this unbridled vibe that's totally wonderful – and we're stunned that this is the first we're hearing of this music – but are mighty happy it's finally seen the light of day. A few cuts also feature Davis with The Crusaders and Hugh Masekela – for a groovy Cali soul sort of vibe – and titles include "It's My Life", "Hangin Out", "Politician Man", "Down Home Girl", "I'm Ready Willing & Able", "Born On The Bayou", and "Live Love Learn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)
Also available Columbia Years – 1968/1969 ... CD 12.99

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Jazzanova & OthersRemixes 2006 to 2016 ... CD
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), New Copy ... On March 24, 2017 (delayed)
Jazzanova are maybe best remembered for their early Compost Records releases from the German scene – tracks that really helped reintroduce jazz and Brazilian modes to the contemporary dancefloors back in the 90s! In the years since those now-classic releases, Jazzanova have moved more strongly towards a role as remixers, lending their strong sense of history and sonic depth towards a range of other artists – often with an approach that really transforms the original tune, and makes the whole thing feel like a fresh Jazzanova track! This collection of work from a decade in the studio really lives up as a strong testament to that role – and showcases the Jazzanova touch on sublime cuts that include "Ordinary Guy (Jazzanova rework ext version)" by Joe Bataan, "Naze (Jazzanova rmx)" by Spinning Motion, "Believer (Jazzanova rmx)" by Paul Randolph, "Skybreaks (Jazzanova rmx)" by Heritage Orchestra, "Parallels (Jazzanova serial rmx)" by Atjazz with Dawne B, "Listen To The Drums (Jazzanova rmx)" by Outlines, "Dimentica Domani (Jazzanova rmx dub)" by Malika Ayane, and "Stimela (Jazzanova rmx)" by Hugh Masekela. CD

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Blue MitchellBantu Village ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the funkiest albums ever on Blue Note – a set that mixes the trumpet talents of Blue Mitchell with some killer backings from Monk Higgins – all in a groove that more gritty edges than the best funky soundtracks of the time! Higgins keeps the backings full, but always quite lean – fusing all elements together into a sharp, tight rhythm that steps along with some of the slight African touches you might guess from the title – a groove that's not really that authentic, but which resonates with some of the best inspirations that Hugh Masekela was bringing to American music at the time. And while the album might be an attempt to cash in on Masekela's groove, the feel here is really quite different overall – as tracks are nicely stretched out, with plenty of room for jazzy solo work – and a groove that's much harder overall, thanks to Higgins! Other players include Freddy Robinson on guitar, Wilton Felder on bass, Paul Humphrey on drums, and Plas Johnson on tenor – and titles include "HNIC", "Flat Backing", "Na Ta Ka", "Bantu Village", and "Blue Dashiki". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has some light wear and a small bit of seam splitting.)

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ShangoShango ... LP
A&M, 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A sweet bit of Island-inspired pop – recorded here by an LA group of the late 60s, with inspirations drawn from the Carribean sands and the California sun! The group use a style that mixes together bits of late 60s South African pop, ala Hugh Masekela, a touch of steel band funk, and elements of other pop groups on A&M at the time – coming up with a sound that's happy and groovy, maybe not as totally Afro-thentic as their name might imply, but filled with good spirits and some nice grooves. Titles include "Mescalito", "Mama Lion", "Day After Day", "Hey Jude", "Sunshine Superman", "Cowboys & Indians", and "Ljuba Ljuba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Larry WillisInner Crisis ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few funky albums ever cut as a leader by Larry Willis – a super-hip keyboard player who's best known for his work with Jackie McLean and Hugh Masekela, but who sounds even better as a leader! This album's a gem all the way through – with a free-thinking soulful sound that's head and shoulders above the rest of the work on Groove Merchant at the time. Players include Harold Vick, Roland Prince, and Eddie Gomez – and the overall groove is an incredible array of soulful rhythms, played by Larry on electric piano, in a mode that makes the record feel like a lost gem from Strata East or Black Jazz. Includes the cuts "Out On The Coast", "153rd Street Theme", "Inner Crisis", and "Bahamian Street Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 4 – Rare Gems From The Ilam Archives 1940 to 1965 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A wonderful wave of music from key years on the South African scene – a time when the postwar influence of other styles were coming into play with local elements – and creating some really fantastic sounds overall! There's a strong dose of jazz and jump blues in some of the performances here – but the overall execution is quite different than the American variety – as the music often has a very different rhythmic approach, and brings in more African styles on guitar, flute, and even some of the vocal cadence as well! The blend is extremely haunting – and a great precursor to the generation of Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba, two artists who brought the South African sound to a larger audience in the 60s. All cuts here are from rare 78s from ILAM archives – and titles include "Battle Of The Flues" by Black Duke & Peter Makana, "Egoli Zinyozi" by Alfred Dlezi & Dlamini, "Sabela" by Maphela, "Stamkoko" by Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje, "Asinamali" by Alabama Kids, "Lizzy" by Mississippi Brothers, "Ukhiye" by Susan Gabashane & Her Honeybees, and "Black John" by Peter Makana. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Betty DavisColumbia Years – 1968/1969 ... LP
Light In The Attic/Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soul and funk fan's dream come true – never-heard recordings by the legendary Betty Davis, done for Columbia Records a few years before her debut album! At the time, Betty was hanging with Miles Davis, and turning him onto the sounds of fuzzy funk – and Miles actually produced these recordings, and used instrumentation from key associates like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, and John McLaughlin on guitar – plus the mighty Larry Young on keyboards! The whole thing's amazing – every bit as great as Betty's work for the Just Sunshine label, but maybe even grittier – and with this unbridled vibe that's totally wonderful – and we're stunned that this is the first we're hearing of this music – but are mighty happy it's finally seen the light of day. A few cuts also feature Davis with The Crusaders and Hugh Masekela – for a groovy Cali soul sort of vibe – and titles include "It's My Life", "Hangin Out", "Politician Man", "Down Home Girl", "I'm Ready Willing & Able", "Born On The Bayou", and "Live Love Learn". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Columbia Years – 1968/1969 ... CD 12.99
Columbia Years – 1968/1969 ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Jazzanova & OthersRemixes 2006 to 2016 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazzanova are maybe best remembered for their early Compost Records releases from the German scene – tracks that really helped reintroduce jazz and Brazilian modes to the contemporary dancefloors back in the 90s! In the years since those now-classic releases, Jazzanova have moved more strongly towards a role as remixers, lending their strong sense of history and sonic depth towards a range of other artists – often with an approach that really transforms the original tune, and makes the whole thing feel like a fresh Jazzanova track! This collection of work from a decade in the studio really lives up as a strong testament to that role – and showcases the Jazzanova touch on sublime cuts that include "Ordinary Guy (Jazzanova rework ext version)" by Joe Bataan, "Naze (Jazzanova rmx)" by Spinning Motion, "Believer (Jazzanova rmx)" by Paul Randolph, "Skybreaks (Jazzanova rmx)" by Heritage Orchestra, "Parallels (Jazzanova serial rmx)" by Atjazz with Dawne B, "Listen To The Drums (Jazzanova rmx)" by Outlines, "Dimentica Domani (Jazzanova rmx dub)" by Malika Ayane, and "Stimela (Jazzanova rmx)" by Hugh Masekela. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ LumumbaLumumba ... LP
A&M, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very nice bit of African funk from Ghana, recorded in LA, but with a nice hard sound that's sort of like some of the good Hugh Masekela LPs, and less like the sort of watered-down world music stuff you'd expect from A&M. There's lots of nice moments with good drum parts, and the group's also got a good electric bass and piano on some tracks. Cuts include "Ahoma Trofo", "Anase Sem", "Twoo Boe", "Love Is 50/50", and "Nsu Shiw". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBantu Village ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest albums ever on Blue Note – a set that mixes the trumpet talents of Blue Mitchell with some killer backings from Monk Higgins – all in a groove that more gritty edges than the best funky soundtracks of the time! Higgins keeps the backings full, but always quite lean – fusing all elements together into a sharp, tight rhythm that steps along with some of the slight African touches you might guess from the title – a groove that's not really that authentic, but which resonates with some of the best inspirations that Hugh Masekela was bringing to American music at the time. And while the album might be an attempt to cash in on Masekela's groove, the feel here is really quite different overall – as tracks are nicely stretched out, with plenty of room for jazzy solo work – and a groove that's much harder overall, thanks to Higgins! Other players include Freddy Robinson on guitar, Wilton Felder on bass, Paul Humphrey on drums, and Plas Johnson on tenor – and titles include "HNIC", "Flat Backing", "Na Ta Ka", "Bantu Village", and "Blue Dashiki". CD
Also available Bantu Village ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Fela KutiFela Kuti & His Koola Lobitos (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1960s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A startling look at the early days of Afro Funk – some of the first recordings ever from Fela Kuti – working here with his Koola Lobitos group from the 60s! The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's ever given credit for during the 60s – a gritty blend of styles that's already head and shoulder above the work of most of his contemporaries – with a vibe that definitely points the way towards his genius of the 70s! The horns come together beautifully, often in a sad Hugh Masekela-type style, underpinned by work on electric bass, and some warm electric piano – a wonderful blend that's spun out over the course of short tracks that include "Lagos Baby", "It's Highlife Time", "Signature Tune", "Araba's Delight", "Omo Ejo", "Obinrin Le", "Lal Se", and "Wa Dele". CD
 
 
 



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