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Cossi AnatzCossi Anatz – Jazz Afro-Occitan ... LP
Vendemiaire/Digger's Digest (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Really fantastic work from Cossi Anatz – a 70s French group who play something they term as "jazz Afro-Occitan" – a wonderful hybrid of modes that's even more compelling than you might think! At some level, the record follows from some of the experiments of Jef Gilson along these lines, and maybe a bit like some of the famous MPS jazz-meets-world recordings – but the style is also more freewheeling and open, done with more of an influence from Free jazz at times – and with rhythms that almost point the way more towards 80s experiments of this nature, particularly some from the Don Cherry side of the spectrum. The group features Michel Marre on trumpet in the lead – clearly the lead creative force, as he also wrote all the songs – and the lineup also features Jean-Marc Padovani on soprano sax and tenor, plus electric and acoustic piano, drums, and two more percussionists. Titles include "Al Coltrane", "Sarhaoui", "Bourree Du Ceor", and "Hortus". LP, Vinyl record album
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Selenites BandEthio Jazz Groove Project ... LP
Stereophonk, 2019. New Copy ... $29.99
An album that definitely lives up to the title – as the music here is rooted in classic Ethiopian modes, but also has the freer flow of a contemporary funky jazz ensemble! There have been other Ethio-styled albums from current groups in recent years, but this set may well be one of the best – as the group really leave room for plenty of their own sense of expression, which includes some nicely roomy solos, especially on baritone sax! Other instrumentation includes Fender Rhodes, moog, flute, bass, drums, guitar, and some guest organ – and titles include reworks of classics by Mulatu Astatke and some of his contemporaries – "Yegelle Tezeta", "Yekatit", "Muzikawi Silt", "Yekermo Sew", and "Antchim Endelela". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 300!)

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 10 – Modal, Esoteric, & Deep Jazz From Prestige Records ... LP
Prestige/Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A really loving look at a sometimes-forgotten side of the Prestige Records label – a company that's famous for giving the world plenty of hardbop and soul jazz in the 50s and 60s, but which also helped lay the groundwork for American spiritual jazz to come! Long before Impulse, Strata East, MPS, and other labels were working with the music – and even long before Coltrane first started to soar into the cosmos – Prestige was letting its musicians really experiment with unusual rhythms, extended solos, and even some non-Western instrumentation – which resulted in a set of records that were years ahead of their time, and which still sound pretty darn mindblowing all these many years later! The package is a long-overdue entry in this hip series from Jazzman Records, and will also have you looking at your collection of older jazz in a completely new way – thanks to tracks that include "Summertime" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, "Love Theme From Spartacus" by Yusef Lateef, "Dorian" by Roy Haynes, "Rip A Dip" by The Latin Jazz Quintet, "Warm Canto" by Mal Waldron, "Organ Rounds" by Moondog, "Death & Taxes" by Walt Dickerson, "Song Of Delilah" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, and "Modette" by Roy Haynes – plus 70s tracks "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz Ntu Troop and "Peace" by Idris Muhammad. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spiritual Jazz 10 – Modal, Esoteric, & Deep Jazz From Prestige Records ... CD 14.99

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VariousYou Need This – A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol 3 (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.98
An excellent collection of rare jazz grooves – the special kind of tracks that effortlessly mix up influences and styles, with a result that makes each and every number a real standout in the set! This is the third volume in the series, and the mix of music is wonderful – tunes from artists who are definitely jazz, and who have sophistication that goes way past familiar funky modes – into territory that's often far-reaching, and influenced by spiritual modes – even though all the tracks have a great little groove! There's plenty of fantastic modal moments in the collection, and although the core energy of the package comes from the 70s underground jazz scene, there's also some great bits from other periods too. Titles include "Nepal" by Bjorn Alkes Kvartette, "Probuzeni" by Jazz Celula "Dawn" by Sangram, "Manteca" by Phineas Newborn Jr, "Pan African Ballet Music" by Karlton Hester & The Contemporary Jazz Art Movement, "Hasta La Victra Siempra" by Copa Salvo, "Impressions" by Stafford James Ensemble, "Middle Passage" by Tyrone Jefferson, "Aladdin's Carpet" by Beaver Harris, and "24 Carat" by Gabor Szabo. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nat BirchallLive In Larissa – Divine Harmony In Duende Jazz Bar ... LP
Sound Soul & Spirit/Parafono (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime live sounds from the great Nat Birchall – one of the most spiritual jazzmen currently working today! The set has Nat and his quintet really stretching out – playing his own great compositions, plus some Impulse and Strata East classics too – all at an open, searching, constantly creative level that really lives up to their inspiration from the Coltrane generation! Nat himself plays tenor and soprano sax – and the group features piano, vibes, bass, and drums – plus a bit of bells as well. The whole thing's very spiritual – like some lost Strata set from the 70s – and titles include remakes of Clifford Jordan's "John Coltrane" and Alice Coltrane's "Journey In Satchidananda" – plus the tracks "Sacred Dimension", "The Black Ark", "Return To Ithaca", and "Divine Harmony". LP, Vinyl record album

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Afrodyssey OrchestraUnder The Sun (with download) ... LP
Altercat (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
Great diaspora sounds from Afrodyssey Orchestra – a group who bring so much more to their music than most of their contemporaries – in ways that both tap into their native cultural history in Greece, and really open up some of the deeper jazz currents of their songs! Instrumentation includes the percussion elements you might expect – but we're even more captivated by the work on keyboards and tenor – which really sparkle throughout, and which make the record often feel like some futurist fusion reimagining of Afro Funk inspirations – with a nice lean sound that's more small combo than "orchestra"! Titles include "One For Ry", "Under The Sun", "Sisters & Brothers", "Three Tigers & Three Baby Tigers", "Soil Festivities", and "Mama Africa". LP, Vinyl record album
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoWe Are On The Edge – 50th Anniversary Celebration ... LP
PI Recordings/Erased Tapes, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 32.99
A tremendous tribute to the legendary Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a group who work here with only two of their surviving members, but with help from a constellation of jazz musicians inspired by their music! The group here is large, and includes AACM members and other younger talents – a fantastic lineup that mixes the core work of Famadou Don Moye on drums and percussion, and Roscoe Mitchell on reeds with work from Nicole Mitchell on flutes, Hugh Ragin and Fred Berry on trumpets, Tomeka Reid on cello, Jaribu Shahid and Junius Paul on basses, Enoch Williams and Titos Sompa on percussion, and Christina Wheeler on voice and a range of unusual electronic instruments! There's a very ambitious feel to the music – like some of Roscoe Mitchell's larger form creations, but with more of a spiritual jazz current that comes from the whole ensemble – and from vocal contributions from Moore Mother and Rodolfo Cordova Lebron. 2LP set features studio material – including "Saturday Morning", "Villa Tiamo", "Chi-Congo 50", "I Greet You With Open Arms", and "Fanfare & Bell". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Are On The Edge – 50th Anniversary Celebration ... CD 20.99

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BelenouEmosyon Tambou-a ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A record from the start of the 90s, but one with a spirit that's much more like some of the best 70s hybrids of jazz and global rhythms – served up here by a group that features plenty of the three musical elements pictured on the cover, plus some vocals from the ensemble as well! Electric bass and guitar are the two non-acoustic instruments in the mix – and there's plenty of rootsy percussion that really moves quickly with the grooves, as the bass often inflects along with the energy of the rhythms – laying out a tuneful path that's then followed by the vocals! And there's more guitar solos than tenor moments, but they definitely get the right sort of space to stretch out – on titles that include "Danse Ting Bang", "Wi Nou Ke Rive", "Demokrasi", "Emosyon Tanbou-A", "Sove Te A", and "Tout Pep La Sanble". LP, Vinyl record album

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CaravanFor Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Decca/Universal (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A record with a bit of a gag in the title, but a set that has the mighty Caravan at their classic best – simply soaring to the skies on some of the best-crafted prog lines of their generation! The lineup has shifted a bit from before – only core members Pye Hastings on guitar and Richard Coughan on drums – but the sound is still wonderful, as Dave Sinclair steps on with lots of cool work on keyboards – and the group get assorted guest help from Brit jazz giants who include Tony Coe on tenor, Pete King on flute and alto, Henry Lowther on trumpet, Frank Rocotti on congas, and Rubert Hine on Arp! Peter Geoffrey Richardson is also a core member of the group, and provides electric viola at many spots – an instrument which doesn't change the Caravan sound, so much as slide right in and expand it. Titles include "The Dog The Dog He's At It Again", "A Hauting We Shall Go", "Headloss", "Surprise Surprise", "Memory Lain Hugh", and "C'Thlu Thlu". LP, Vinyl record album

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CaravanIn The Land Of Grey & Pink (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Deram/Universal (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Caravan – one of the greatest groups to emerge from the jazzy Canterbury scene in the late 60s! The album's a wonderful blend of jazz roots and more focused rock impulses – and has some subtle funky elements that's given it a wider sort of audience over the years – that special sound you'd find in a rare few Deram gems by artists like Mike Westbrook or Colosseum too. The drums are especially great – snapping out in a way that really holds things together, even when the instrumental solos really step out strongly – especially the organ, flute, and tenor – all of which retain a jazzy appeal. The vocals from Richard Sinclair are nice, too – never overdone, with almost a Robert Wyatt sort of reserve – and titles include "Golf Girl", "Love To Love You", "In The Land Of Grey & Pink", and the extended "Nine Feet Underground", which takes up all of side two. LP, Vinyl record album

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CaravanWaterloo Lily (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
London/Universal (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A bit of a shift in lineup for Caravan – but a set that has the group stepping out in all their fantastic proggy glory! This time around, Steve Miller provides some incredible work on electric piano, organ, and electric harpsichord – and the set also features some guest soprano sax work from Lol Coxhill, who'd later record wonderfully with Miller on Virgin Records – and whose presence here further underscores the qualities that make Caravan one of the jazziest groups of their prog generation! The classic core is wonderful too – Pye Hastings on guitars, Richard Sinclair on bass, and Richard Coughlan on drums – and the interplay between the latter two is fantastic, and really keeps the album driving onward. Titles include "Waterloo Lilly", "Songs & Signs", "Nothing At All", "Aristocracy", "The World Is Yours", and "The Love In Your Eye/To Catch Me A Brother/Subsultus/Debouchement/Tilbury Kecks". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice ColtraneEternity ... LP
Warner/Antarctica Starts Here, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Seminal 70s work from one of the most righteous jazz musicians ever! On this set, Alice Coltrane moves past the rawer spiritual sound of her Impulse albums – working with a more focused vision and an approach to jazz that takes her way past the identity of just being "Mrs Coltrane", into territory that's a more perfect expression of her spiritual vision. The approach calls for more ambitious orchestrations, yet never in a way that overwhelms the jazz basis of the music – and Alice herself is on Fender Rhodes, organ, and harp – working with players who include Fred Jackson and Hubert Laws on reeds, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, George Bohannon on trombone, Charlie Haden on bass, Ben Riley on drums, and Armando Peraza on congas. Titles include "Spiritual Eternal", "Om Supreme", "Morning Workshop", "Wisdom Eye", and "Los Caballos". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fabriano FuzionCosmic Sindika ... LP
Beau Monde (France), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A beautiful blend of global rhythm and jazz – served up by bassist/berimbau player Serge Fabriano – a musician with equal ties to Paris and Guadeloupe, but who works here in a style that's completely his own! The music isn't as directly tied to other Guadeloupe rhythms as other Parisian projects of this nature – but maybe that's because the leader's handling bass, instead of piano or percussion – an instrument he uses very much upfront in the mix, to chart a path that the others then follow along with a strong sense of energy and improvisation! The group features, the great Alain Jean-Marie on piano, plus Edouard Labor on tenor and soprano sax, and Pierre Labor on alto – and although there are vocals on the record, the instrumentation seems to get even more time in the spotlight – on titles that include "Kosmos 1", "Kaladja Vivilo 2, "Karibean Suite", "Se Kon Sa", and "Manege". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fat Jon The Ample Soul PhysicianWave Motion (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Young Heavy Souls, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 32.98
An early classic solo jam from Fat Jon – one of our favorite underground hip hop beat wizards in the immediate post millennium – and a more than ample effort that still sounds great today! Combining his Dyslexic and Stasis EPs, it features a trademark batch Fat Jon's chilled out hip hop excursions into the realm of jazzy tone science. The beats here are fairly straight forward and snap nicely to keep it in head nodding territory, but his signature atmospheric production style is still floating nicely over the filtered basslines and crisp drum loops. Includes "Where?", "Feel The Void", "Visual Music", "For Stress", 'Wet Secrets", "Automated Life Machines" and "Surrection". 2019 version includes a couple extra tracks: "Trust You" and "Rain Dance Instrumental". LP, Vinyl record album
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Ceasar FrazierCeasar Frazier – 75 ... LP
Westbound/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The second great album from organist Ceasar Frazier – a tightly grooving set that expands his sound a bit from the first! All the best elements are still in place here – including funky organ from Ceasar, production from jazz funk maestro Bob Porter, and a hip range of players that includes Horace Ott, Wilbur Bascomb, and Bernard Purdie. But the overall sound is somewhat shifted too – brought more into the tightly jamming jazz funk mode of the mid 70s – a bit richer and fuller overall, yet never in a way that's slick or sloppy – just more like some of the best later sides on Prestige or Fantasy from the same stretch. The record features a crazy version of the "Mighty Mouse Theme", a mellow take on the Isley's "Summer Breeze", Stevie Wonder's great "Living For The City", and the original "Funk It Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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Full Blast & Friends (Peter Brotzmann)Crumbling Brain ... LP
Okka Disk, 2010. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent work from Full Blast – a trio who really live up to their name, joined here by another trio of guests – with a sound that's even more of a full blast than before! The core group features Peter Brotzmann on saxes, Marino Pliakas on bass, and Michael Wertmuller on drums – moving in territory that really lives up to the Brotzmann legacy – but then expanded with work from Keiji Haino on guitar, Peter Evans on trumpet, and Mars Williams on tenor and alto – all players with nicely different aspects in their music, which find a way to resonate strongly with the group in this sextet performance recorded at Jazzfest Berlin in 2008. Titles include "Crumbling Brain", "Battle Of Visions", "Have Your Eyes", "Pull Up Pull Up Terrain Terrain", and "Deathbop". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jacky GiordanoOrgan – IM 24 ... LP
Le Tres Jazz Club (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
Fantastic funky organ from Jacky Giordano – a European keyboardist who seems to sparkle in just about every style he tries on! The set's a sound library record, barely issued at the time – but Jacky treats the proceedings like he's trying to audition for some top-level jazz organ position – using some moments that have a Verve Records jazz approach, others that are lighter and more melodic, and others that rival the keyboard grooves of sound library contemporary Alan Hawkshaw! There's just a bit of rhythm on most tracks, and most titles are quite short – but Giordano packs a lot into a little – on titles that include "Coffee Or Tea", "Latest News", "Hey Taxy", "Easy Drive", "Interrogation Point", "Pheasant Moment", and "Beating Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jacky GiordanoOrgan Plus – IM 26 ... LP
Le Tres Jazz Club (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $32.99
Keyboardist Jacky Giordano really steps out here – in an "organ plus" mode that also features work on a fair bit of other electric keys too! The style is nice and simple – tight, short tracks that follow the best sound library funk modes of the 70s – with plenty of elements that recall more famous soundtrack work for cop shows or crime films – delivered by Jacky with effortless ease on a shifting array of keyboard styles throughout the set! Some tracks have more of a moogy vibe, others are more Hammond-driven – and titles include "Hold It", "Hitch Hiker", "Riffologic", "Be Careful", "Hesitation", "Self Confidence", "May Day", and "Agitation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie HarrisIn Sound (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... About February 20, 2020
We can never get enough of Eddie Harris – and a record like this is a great reason why! Despite all the many different settings Eddie worked in at Atlantic, he still always stayed true to his roots – and a record like this is a perfect example of that – no electric horn, no funk, but a rock-solid sense of tone and timing that's unbelievable – and which makes the album a soulful treasure throughout! Of course, the group really helps a lot too – keeping things as in the pocket as Eddie's playing – with great rhythms from Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. And as an added treat, the set features killer work on trumpet from Ray Codrington – a player who we only know from the JFK Quintet albums – but who's an equal killer here. Titles include the first version of Eddie's classic "Freedom Jazz Dance", plus "Born To Be Blue", "Love For Sale", "Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Cryin' Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In Sound ... LP 16.99

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Leroy HutsonUnforgettable ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A great little set from Leroy Hutson – proof that he was still going strong through all his years at Curtom! The vibe here is a bit different than his first few records, and you might be suspicious with Leroy wearing a disco shirt on the front – but the sound is wonderful, and only shows Hutson blossoming into a more sophisticated singer, songwriter, and producer – one with a great ear for the careful balance needed for the modern soul generation! The shift is a bit like Roy Ayers on his late 70s work for Polydor – and Hutson is definitely on a par with Ayers in our book – we'd always put the two side by side for the strength of their work in the 70s. Seminal tracks include "So Nice" and "Right or Wrong" – both of which are amongst some of his best work ever – and other tracks include "Unforgettable", "Funk In My Life", and "Lonely Without You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ill ConsideredIll Considered 5 ... LP
Ill Considered (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
This brilliant British collective never lets us down – and here, on their majestic fifth album, they seem to soar towards the heaven even more – with a righteous spirit that comes through from the very first note, and which never seems to let up at all as they spin out some long, beautiful tracks that are filled with heavenly soul! In a generation where other groups are maybe reworking the spiritual jazz modes of the 70s, Ill Considered are finding a space that's completely their own – unabashedly open to new modes of expression, and in a way that creates a beautiful balance between darkness and light! At the start, the bass work of Leon Brichard seems to be the guiding force at the core of the tunes, but the drums of Emre Ramazanoglu take over more once things get going – all while the unrelenting reed work of Idris Rahman just keeps burning brightly, as Satin Singh fills in all the spaces with his percussion. Titles include "Calling", "Northern Spiral", "Professor", "Incandescent Rage", and "Unicorn". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jiro Inagaki & His Soul MediaHead Rock (Japanese Record Day release) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99
A definite head rocker here – a brilliant bit of funky jazz from Japan, and a record that beautifully balances acoustic and electric elements! Jiro Inagaki plays some heavy tenor and soprano sax on the record – working with a combo that includes electric guitar, electric bass, and organ – plus a trumpet joining Jiro in the frontline! The rhythms are tight, hard, and very funky at times – drenched in soul, but also filtered through a bit of a psychedelic influence, as you might guess from the cover on the record – and Jiro's choppy tenor and soprano come off with some of the same sharp notes and changes you might expect from the best European funky fusion of the time. Tracks include "Spoonful", "The Ground For Peace", "Head Rock", "The Vamp", "Back To Back", "High Jack", and "Twenty One". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bryony Jarman-PintoCage & Aviary ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 21.99
Very cool work from Bryony Jarman-Pinto – a singer who's way more than just a singer – partly because she often uses the studio to harmonize alongside herself, which brings a very hip vibe to her sound! Bryony's maybe tied most strongly to jazz, but there's a heck of a lot going on here too – straighter soul lyrics overall, often with a vibe that's personal and positive – given a kick by skittish drums, unusual keyboard lines, light colors from acoustic guitar, and some guest sax lines from Ben Watt! The lead vocal often has this inflection that emphasizes some jazz roots, even though the music is never straight jazz at all – and there's a very special, very compelling quality to the record that makes us think we'll be hearing a lot more from Bryony in years to come. Titles include "Threads", "Sour Face", "All About Life", "Sun Kissed", "Sweet Sweet", "As I've Heard", "Saffron Yellow", and "Day Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cage & Aviary ... CD 9.99

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Les Masques with Le Trio CamaraBrasilian Sound ... LP
CBS/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Groovy groovy groovy! Les Masques were a 60s vocal-oriented Brazilian combo from France, and they had a tight jazzy approach that was similar to Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66! That alone would be enough to make them #1 in our book – but they also get some excellent backing from the Trio Camara, who back the band with some nice organy riffs, and a very tight rhythm section! The whole thing's a great lost bit of Braziliana – with that crossover sound that you'll hear on the best 60s and 70s European recordings of this sort. Includes the great groover "Il Faut Tenir", which has shown up on a few compilations over the years – plus "Mais Un Jour", "Enfer", "Echo", "Un Regard .. Un Sourire", "L'Oiseau", and "Les Filles et Les Garcons". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose MancliereDoubout Pou Gade ... LP
JMD/Digger's Digest (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
An album that's unlike anything else we've ever heard before – served up by a percussionist who spent the mid 70s touring the Caribbean and South Pacific, and who seems to have absorbed a globe's worth of rhythms in the process! The album's probably closest to a jazz fusion album – as there's no vocals, and instrumentation is a mix of electric and acoustic – with lots of keyboard lines throughout, peppered with guitar, alto, tenor, and trumpet – yet the rhythmic changes are very different from familiar fusion, as is the role of the instruments – which don't always get solo space, because they're all so tied to the groove! The whole thing's got an upbeat, freewheeling vibe – sounds filled with plenty of joy and rhythm – and titles include "Tipi Fanm", "Doubout Pou Gade", "Syka", "Marie Blanche", and "Vini Coute E Tann". LP, Vinyl record album
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Tete MbambisaDid You Tell Your Mother ... LP
Sun/Ascensionale (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
An overlooked gem of spiritual jazz from the South African scene – a group led by pianist Tete Mbambisa, but one that also features some of the best work we've ever heard from legendary reedman Basil Coetzee! The album features four long tracks, all nice and long – modal numbers that really stretch out, and which give Coetzee plenty of space to create these mindblowing solos on tenor and flute – long lines that are full of spirit and soul, and which slide into some great solo work from Mbambisa too! The group also features Monty Weber on drums and Zulu Bidi on bass – and titles include "Wintertime", "Trane Ride", "Past Time", and "Irene" – the last of which features Tete on Fender Rhodes. LP, Vinyl record album

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Makaya McCravenIn The Moment (3LP deluxe edition) ... LP
International Anthem, 2015. New Copy 3LP ... $33.99 35.99
A totally unique record from drummer Makaya McCraven – and a great one too! The set's built around improvised performances recorded over the period of a year – with some of Chicago's best underground jazz talents, including Matt Ulery on bass, Marquis Hill on trumpet, Jeff Parker on guitar, Justefan on vibes, Desean Jones on tenor, Tony Barba on tenor and electronics, and Josh Abrams on bass – and the performances are then edited down into these shorter, focused tracks that are really wonderful! The music is still quite live in its approach at most moments – and often given a very rhythmic pulse in the way it's put together, but never in any sort of hokey or heavy-handed remix way. The basslines are wonderful – full, round, and very modal – and titles include "The Jaunt", "Time Travel", "The Encore", "The Drop", "Finances", "Just Stay Right There", and "Three Fifths A Man". Expanded 3LP edition – with a record's worth of additional material, the E & F sides of the project – titles that include "Next Step", "Trading Bars", "50 Thousand Miles", "The Master", "The Dimmer", "She Knows", and "Standing On Shoulders". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mighty SparrowSlave (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can also hear some of the cool 60s changes taking place on the Caribbean scene – including great use of horns to inflect most of the tunes with a great sort of edge – in the way Jamaican jazz and mento styles were shifting gears into rocksteady and ska! Sparrow's vocals have plenty of bite – and titles include "The Slave", "Calypso Twist", "Corbeau Sheltering Rain", "Popularity Contest", "Stupid Married Man", "Kennedy & Kruschev", and "Old Man & The Donkey". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Slave ... CD 13.99

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Jerzy MilianOrkiestra Rozrywkowa Pritv W Katowicach – Bez Przesady (with bonus tracks) ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $24.99
Jerzy Milian is a hell of a jazzman – and we really love his work on vibes on older albums of Polish jazz – but here, he's working as a top-flight arranger – creating some totally great moments of 70s funk, all matching the best sound library styles on the other side of the iron curtain! Most of these numbers have a romping, soulful sort of quality – piano and bass really chunking it up on the rhythms – while Jerzy allows other elements to get all free and groovy over the top – including a cool wordless chorus, with qualities that take us back to late 60s Italian soundtracks, or some of the groovier choral moments on Saba/MPS! Wonderful throughout – and titles include "Hej Pomozcie Ludzie", "Phyllis", "Bocki", "Bossa Nova Piknik", "Wybacz Mi Barry", "Bieg Po Zdrowie", "Baron Cyganski", and "Wpol Do Szostej". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Orkiestra Rozrywkowa Pritv W Katowicach – Bez Przesady (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Frankie NievesTerrible Frankie Nieves ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A lost boogaloo classic! This is one of the rare few records to come out on the tiny Speed label during the 60s – a hotbed of production for some of New York's most unique Latin Soul sides. Like other albums on the label, this set is a nicely messed up batch of tracks that shifts effortlessly from soul to jazz to hard Latin jamming – all held together with a youthful sense of energy, and a wrong-side-of-the-tracks attitude about the music! Titles include "Work It Out", "The Four Corners", "Mi Guajira", and "Symphony Sid In Acapulco". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Terrible Frankie Nieves ... LP 9.99

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Pendletons2 Steps Away ... LP
Bastard Jazz, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A great full length set from The Pendletons – a group who've given us some great singles in recent years, but who seem to sharpen up their sound even more in an extended setting! These guys started out in more of a lean 80s funk mode, but have really warmed up their groove – so that both the instrumentation and vocals have a rock solid quality that results in some really strong soul tunes – still funky, but with a richer, deeper quality that almost feels like when some old school funk act would go for a midtempo stepper or a mellower groove! The set features guest work from Howard Johnson and Gizelle Smith – both of whom really slide into the Pendletons sound – and titles include "Blessings For The World", "You Do You", "No Regrets", "Life To Me", "Running Away", "There Goes My Mind", "Keep It Working", and "2 Steps Away". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 2 Steps Away ... CD 12.99

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Bobby RodriguezSimply Macrame (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz Men/Jazz Detective (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A fantastic album of soulful jazz – and one that's got a lot more staying power than the macrame craze of the 70s! Don't confuse this Bobby with the Rodriguez who put out some mid 70s salsa albums on Vaya in New York – because this Bobby's a trumpet player from the LA scene, one who worked with Gerald Wilson, and is striking out here on his own in a sweet self-produced set! Instrumentation on the set is a bit ambitious – with large-ish sax and trumpet participation – but the overall groove is nice and compressed, and driven by some strong rhythms laid down by Ndugu Chancler and a host of added Latin percussionists. The highlight of the set is the side-long spiritually-soulful "Simply Macrame" – which runs for 16 minutes, and builds nicely in a "Little Sunflower" mode – using some vocals from singer Betty Macias to initiate the Latin-tinged groove, and set the tone for a host of sweet solo work to come. The album also features a nice take on Lee Morgan's "Caramba", plus the original tunes "Judy's In Love" and "Straight No Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000! Comes in a special bag, too. Last copies of this one!!)

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Mongo SantamariaFuego ... LP
Vaya, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Mongo Santamaria's best albums from the 70s – and one of his funkiest too! The record's got a sweet electric groove that sounds mighty nice next to the Latin jazz arrangements on the set – almost in the feel of some of Candido's funky work from the time, but possibly even heavier! Justo Almario is on tenor and flute in the set – and Mongo's group here is a small combo, with electric bass, piano, and lots of sax and flute! Includes loads of great original tunes – like "Chambique", "Don't Step On My Tears", "Crazy Lady", "Besame", and "Malcolm X" – plus Mongo's semi-hit version of "Last Tango In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Scott, Brian Bennett, Steve Gray, & OthersVisual Impact – KPM 1172 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A record with a lot of visual impact, and one with a fair bit of audio impact too – given that the tracks are a great mix of funk, jazz, and some of the more dramatic styles from the KPM sound library of the 70s! The music is nicely varied, but all in the best KPM modes – as even the mellower moments still have a key sort of hook – and the album itself veers more towards the kind of upbeat, groovy tunes that usually make KPM so great! Artists include Brit sound library giants, Johnny Pearson, Johnny Scott, Steve Gray, and Brian Bennett – and titles include "Low Profile", "Nuplex", "Sequence Of Events", "Source Of Energy", "Canaveral Scape", "Keeping Pace", "Giant's Causeway", and "Jaguar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sexedelic (Manfred Huebler & Sigi Schwab)Sexedelic ... LP
Metronome/Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A fantastic record that more than lives up to the promise of its title and cover – and a set that's gone onto legendary fame as part of the music used by director Jess Franco for his Vampyros Lesbos films! The music here comes from the German jazz scene of the early 70s – a sound library set that features the talents of guitarist Sigi Schwab, who you'll know from some very groovy records on MPS – and a host of other great projects at the time! Schwab put the music together with keyboardist Manfred Huebler, in a style that's got the same blend of funk, jazz, and psych as some of the MPS jazz albums by artists like Dave Pike or Wolfang Dauner – but which comes across here with maybe even a bit more sense of freedom, as the whole thing works to convey the vibe of some sort of drug-fueled orgy on record! Think of this as a psychedelic take on porno sounds, and you'll only get part of the picture – because the jazz chops are wonderful, as is the sense of arrangement and production. Titles include "People's Playground", in five variations – plus "Kamasutra", "Konkubination", "Shindai Lovers", "The 6 Wisdoms Of Aspasia", "We Don't Care", and "Necronomania". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited editoin of 1000! Includes booklet of notes – and bonus film poster too!)

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StuffLive Stuff ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $45.99
A nice little live set from Stuff – one that's recorded in Tokyo, with a groove that's a bit more open than their better-known New York live album from a few years later! The sound's somewhat rougher than the Stuff studio sessions, but in a good way – one that shows that the combo can really jam nicely, in a blend of funky rhythms, jazzy riffing, and a few soul-inspired moments. There's also a surprising Motown element to the music too – heard in the group's "Junior Walker Medley" – which fuses "Road Runner" and "Pucker Up Buttercup" – and in their long take on "Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours" – although both these tunes are quite far from Motown in their overall execution. Players include Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale on guitars, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Steve Gadd on drums – and other cuts include "Foots", "Need Somebody", and "Love Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hiromasa SuzukiPrimrose ... LP
Union/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Warm and wonderful work from pianist Hiromasa Suzuki – a real leading light in the Japanese trio scene of the 70s! The album's got a really wonderful vibe throughout – modes initially informed by a bit of Bill Evans, and maybe some Tommy Flanagan too – recorded with warm tones and a nice sort of sparkle – yet never in a commercial way, just with that clear, clean sound that makes so many Japanese trio dates from this time so great. Suzuki takes off nicely on some tunes, but never goes too far outside – and a few others have a slightly straighter feel – showing his balanced emotion on the keys, as well as his strong compositional abilities, as all tunes here appear to be originals. The trio features Nobuyoshi Ino on bass and Steve Jackson on drums – the latter of whom is especially nice – and titles include "Hornet", "Primrose", "Dis-Charge", "Pincer Attack", "Early Summer", and "Knick Knacks". LP, Vinyl record album

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Erik TaggRendezvous ... LP
Poker/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About March 4, 2020
Warmly crafted vocal work from Erik Tagg – a Dutch singer who'd relocated to Texas by the time of this mid 70s set – singing here in English with some nicely jazzy backings on the set! There's a style here that's a bit singer/songwriter, but somewhat deeper too – one that has a nicely smooth glide, and a slight undercurrent of soul at times – particularly in the Free Soul mode, and all the bright colors and good feelings that reference might imply! Tagg's lyrics are decent, but the real appeal of the set is the overall sound – the blend of his well-produced vocals with the heavy keyboards in the instrumentation – often served up with a smooth and groovy quality that reminds us of much bigger-name sets from the LA scene of the time. Titles include "Got To Be Lovin You", "Rendezvous", "Fancy Meeting You", "Marja's Tune", "Babies", "Soul Touch", and "Life Goes On". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorPalaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his uniquely jazzy take on the highlife style – bubbling and burning with fantastic guitar lines throughout, and topped with lyrics that are maybe even a bit more political than usual! Titles include "Help Africa", "Palaver", "Make You No Mind", "Abebrese", and "Nyame Dadaw". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Palaver ... CD 14.99

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Makoto TerashitaGreat Harvest (2019 Japan Record Day release) ... LP
Union (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
A great harvest of sounds from Japanese pianist Makoto Terashita – a set that also features strong contributions from Bob Berg on tenor, who comes in at a few key spots to really deepen the sound! The core of the record features Terashita working with his trio – Errol Walters on bass and Jo Jones on drums – plus a bit of guitar from Yoshiaki Masuo – and these trio tracks are really wonderful, with a long-flowing vibe that's a bit like work from the time by Fumio Karashima. Berg really steps it up in the right places – especially on the wonderful 12 minute track "Tell Me An Old Story Grand Papa" – which is a perfect illustration of the strength of the Japanese jazz scene at the time, and the way it found a unique way to blend together post-Coltrane ideals of soul and spiritualism, but at a level that's different than the US. Other tracks include "Samoa", "Dai Hokasu", and versions of "Ruby My Dear" and "Take The Coltrane". LP, Vinyl record album

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Henri TexierAmir ... LP
JMS (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A 70s classic from bassist Henri Texier – a musician who's been a key part of the French jazz scene for decades, and already had a very unusual approach in his early years! Texier is fantastic here on acoustic bass – but he's also already opening up in so many other ways too – sometimes vocalizing wordlessly alongside his instrument, sometimes going electric, and always avoiding the temptation to get too moody that he'd forget to swing – which sometimes happened with other 70s bass pioneers. A number of cuts even have a cool global jazz component – but not in a hokey way at all – as Texier mixes oud alongside the bass, and also uses a bit of flute, cello, and percussion. Titles include "Homme Rouge", "Quand Tout S'Arrete", "Les Korrigans", "Amir", and "Le Sage Le Singe Et Les Petits Enfants". LP, Vinyl record album

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TribeHometown Detroit Sessions 1990 to 2014 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1990/1995/2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
A return to greatness for the legendary Tribe Records scene in Detroit – an underground movement that gave us some spiritual jazz classics in the 70s – then kept on making wonderful music at an even more underground level as the years went on! This set is a collection of work from three rare recordings issued during that time – all on CD only, and representing a maybe even more obscure side of this legacy than the Tribe albums of the 70s! First up is trombonist Phil Ranelin – heading up a group that includes Wendell Harrison on tenor and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet – two key Tribe partners from the early years – really stretching out on the titles "He The One We All Knew" and "Freddie's Groove", both recorded in 1990. Next is material from a 1995 performance led by pianist Harold McKinney – a set that's got an incredible depth of imagination and soul, almost as much as Harold McKinney's work of years back! The group is a wonderfully hip one – with former Tribe artists Wendell Harrison on tenor and clarinet and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet – plus additional players who include Kiane Zawadi on trombone, Reggie Workman on bass, Francisco Mora on percussion, and Jimmy Owens on trumpet. There's a bit of vocals, but never that much – and most tracks are long and open – freely exploratory, but never too far out or avant-styled – just soulful and spiritual, in the true Tribe Records tradition! Titles include "Wide & Blue", "The Slave Ship Enterprise", "Juba", "Libra Ahora", and "Conjure Man". Last is a set of tracks recorded in 2014 by keyboardist Pamela Wise – a record that really carries forward the Tribe Records spirit from the 70s! The overall approach is a bit more contemporary, but the set's still got all the best feel of a classic indie album from the underground – played and penned by Wise in close collaboration with reedman Wendell Harrison, a frequent partner of Pamela's on a variety of projects, and one of the driving forces of Tribe back in the day! Wise plays both acoustic and electric keyboards, and sometimes sings just slightly – although most of the album is instrumental – and in addition to Harrison's work on tenor and bass clarinet, the album features trumpet, guitar, and lots of percussion. Titles include "Ode To Black Mothers", "Hometown", and "Marcus Garvey". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hometown Detroit Sessions 1990 to 2014 ... CD 13.99

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Wilfred PercussionWilfred Percussion ... LP
Libreville (France), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Wilfred is a hell of a percussionist – as you might guess from the title of the group and the album – and works here in a style that's similar to some of the best Brazilian jazz of the 70s – no surprise, as the album's filled with versions of classic songs by Milton Nascimento and Hermeto Pascoal! Wilfred also adds a few of his own tunes to the set, too – and the group has this great mix of keyboards and guitar with warmer acoustic percussion – all topped by the lovely vocals of Liliana, who can soar through a breezy line with the same jazzy changes as Brazilian singers like Flora Purim or Joyce! The great Cicci Santucci plays trumpet in the group, too – and the whole thing is right up there with the best jazz/fusion/Brazilian sets coming out of Germany at the time, such as work on the Nabel label – and titles include "Circo", "Tudo", "Andei", "Papo Eurado", "Uri", "Cravo E Canela", and "Ragazza Dell'Est". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 600!)

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Jackie WilsonHigher & Higher (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A wonderful little album from Jackie Wilson – one that helped him redefine his sound and save his career! Jackie's earlier work for Brunswick was a mish-mash of styles that ranged from raw R&B to smooth supper-club jazz to silly novelty numbers, all of which had gotten pretty stale by the mid 60s. Elsewhere at Brunswick, though, things were really popping during the time – as Carl Davis was turning the label's Chicago offices into a hotbed of soul, forged in the newer hipper styles of the Chisoul scene. Davis got Wilson into the Chicago scene for this album – had him working with arranger Sonny Sanders and director Gerald Sims – to create a wonderful batch of strident soul tunes that perfectly embody the loping Chisoul groove that was Davis' real legacy in soul music during the 60s. The prime example of this is the title cut "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" – which became a runaway hit that put Wilson back on the map I the soul business. The rest of the album's just as great, though, and includes loads of solid numbers like "Soulville", "I've Lost You", "Those Heartaches", and "I'm The One To Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Higher & Higher ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousDJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland Vol 2 (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.99
A soaring batch of disco gems, club cuts, and undiscovered nuggets – all pulled together to make a set that's even better than the first entry in this Disco Wonderland series! DJ Andy Smith and associates bring together a great array of fresh tracks from back in the day – not massive disco hits, but also not the kind of rare gems that maybe never made the cut for a good reason – and instead, the tracks here work together perfectly, and even get a few special mixes along the way by Smith and the crew, which includes a few contemporary cuts that fit perfectly next to the vintage material. Titles include "Get Up & Dance (Bad Bikini re-edit)" by Disco Circus, "You're The Best" by The Emotions, "Heaven" by The Gibson Brothers, "Dreamin" by Greg Henderson, "You Don't Know (Crissy Kybosh rmx)" by Serious Intention, "For The Love Of Money" by Armada Orchestra, "You & I" by Ronnie Jones, "Sweet Dynamite" by Claudja Barry, "Dance Freak" by Chain Reaction, "Night Of My Life" by Full Intention & Nick Reach Up with Jazz Morley, "I'm In Love" by Cela, "Love Don't Come Easy" by New Jersey Connection, "Lost Without You (Andy Smith re-edit)" by Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler, and "Ghetto Disco" by Ted Taylor. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available DJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland Vol 2 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousIf You're Going To The City – A Tribute To Mose Allison (180 gram LP & DVD) ... LP
Fat Possum, 2019. New Copy 2LP & DVD ... $28.99
We're not usually the sorts to dig tribute albums, but the mighty Mose Allison is one of our favorite talents from years back – and the lineup here do a great job of reviving some of the classic spirit of Mose, while also pushing things forward with their own creative reinterpretations of his legacy! If you don't know Allison, he was a jazz pianist first, and a singer second – the latter the quality that brought him great fame, with lots of New Orleans-inflected qualities in his vocals, and lyrics that had a nicely biting mix of contemporary wit and more vintage themes. That legacy has held up wonderfully over the years – and is interpreted here by a host of different artists – a lineup that includes "If You're Going To The City" by Iggy Pop, "Your Mind Is On Vacation" by Taj Mahal, "My Brain" by Robbie Fulks, "If You Life" by Jackson Browne, "Parchman Farm" by Richard Thompson, "Ever Since The World Ended" by Loudon Wainwright III, "Stop This World" by Chrissie Hynde, "Numbers On Paper" by Frank Black, and "Monsters Of The Id" by Amy Allison with Elvis Costello. Includes bonus DVD of the film – Mose Allison Ever Since I Stole The Blues. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram double LP pressing – with an etched portrait of Mose Allison on side D!)

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VariousTele Music – 30 French Music Library Classics Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tele Music/BMG (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
A heavy-hitting collection of funk and jazz from one of the oldest and grooviest sound library labels on the European scene – the mighty Tele Music, home to a great array of artists and composers with a fair bit of experience in the worlds of jazz and soul! The collection is the first we've seen to really dig deep into the Tele Music catalog – and the songs within are every bit as great as material from KPM, DeWolfe, or better-known British libraries of the period – and, like their music, the tracks here were never officially issued to the public – just created behind closed doors for use in soundtrack and broadcast during the 70s! The music runs from small combo jazz to fuller soul and club-styled grooves – and titles include "Moon To Light" by Michel Gonet, "Ballade Pour Une Basse" by Raymond Guiot & Guy Pedersen, "Yanco's Tune" by Janko Nilovic, "Aubergine Time" by Bernard Lubat, "Color Overture" by Mat Camison, "Loto Loterie" by Paul Piot, "Vocals Action" by Gabriel Yared, "Wild Trumpet" by Pierre Dutour, "Tic Tac Nocturne" and "Rallye Du Diable" by Bernard Estardy, "Boxing Joe" and "OK Chicago" by Mat Camison & Pierre Bachelet, "Radium One" by Sauveur Mallia, and "Sport Panorama" by David Roove. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoWe Are On The Edge – 50th Anniversary Celebration (4LP set) ... LP
PI Recordings/Erased Tapes, 2019. New Copy 4LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous tribute to the legendary Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a group who work here with only two of their surviving members, but with help from a constellation of jazz musicians inspired by their music! The group here is large, and includes AACM members and other younger talents – a fantastic lineup that mixes the core work of Famadou Don Moye on drums and percussion, and Roscoe Mitchell on reeds with work from Nicole Mitchell on flutes, Hugh Ragin and Fred Berry on trumpets, Tomeka Reid on cello, Jaribu Shahid and Junius Paul on basses, Enoch Williams and Titos Sompa on percussion, and Christina Wheeler on voice and a range of unusual electronic instruments! There's a very ambitious feel to the music – like some of Roscoe Mitchell's larger form creations, but with more of a spiritual jazz current that comes from the whole ensemble – and from vocal contributions from Moore Mother and Rodolfo Cordova Lebron. The double-length set features a studio album and a live album by the expanded group – and titles include "Bell Song", "We Are On The Edge", "Chi Congo 50", "Fanfare & Bell", "Odwalla/The Theme", "Tutankhamun", "Mama Koko", "Saturday Morning", and "Villa Tiamo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ ChangeParadise – The Ultimate Collection 1980 to 2019 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Edsel (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from Change – an Italian combo who got some great American help on their early 80s for Warner Brothers! The Change groove is totally great – a stripped-down blend of beats, bass, and keyboards that was head and shoulders above much of the clunkier 80s soul of the time – a lean groove forged from the best Italian club influences of the time, then brought over to this side of the Atlantic for some warmer touches on production and vocals. Luther Vandross sings lead on a few key cuts here, and other tracks have some equally great vocals – plus a nice undercurrent of jazz in the mix, especially on the guitar and keyboards. This collection features lots of classics from the 80s, a few bits from their recent comeback years, and some unreleased remixes too. Titles include "Lover's Holiday (Jim Burgess mix)", "Paradise", "Very Best In You", "Heaven Of My Life", "Let's Go Together (Nuovi Fratelli dance mix)", "Love 4 Love (Joey Negro radio)", "Make Me Go Crazy (Opolopo radio rmx)", "Hit Or Miss (Figo Sound alt full mix)", "This Is Your Time", "Change Of Heart", "Glow Of Love", "Searching (Jim Burgess mix)", "You Are My Melody", "Hold Tight (long version)", "Got To Get Up (12" long)", and "Angel In My Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cecil McBeeMutima (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great bit of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the few albums as a leader recorded by the legendary bassist Cecil McBee! Cecil's joined here by a large group of players that includes Billy Hart on drums, George Adams on tenor, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Jimmy Hopps on percussion, Art Webb on flute, and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals – adding in just a touch of soulful color to the record, as she did on a few other 70s sides like this! The music's got that essential Strata East sound, with a rich and spiritual vibe on all tracks, and slight bits of funk hiding somewhere in the mix! Tracks are long and freely expressive – but never too outside, either – and titles include "Tulsa Black", "Feeling", "Life Waves", and "From Within". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Music Improvisation CompanyMusic Improvisation Company 1969/1970 ... LP
Incus/Honest Jons (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from a group that forever changed the face of British jazz – and which really found a way for improvised music to exist in a space that's all its own! The "company" is really a quartet – with Derek Bailey on guitar, Evan Parker on soprano sax, Hugh Davies on organ and electronics, and Jamie Muir on percussion – working in a way that's definitely got plenty of free jazz elements, but which also occasionally resonates with experiments in electro-acoustic sound from the 60s – yet at a level that's much warmer and personal, which is the sensibility that important improvisers like this can really bring to the music! Parker also plays a bit of amplified auto harp, which is great – and titles include "In The Victim's Absence", "Pointing", "Bedrest", "Untitled 3", "Untitled 4", and "Its Tongue Trapped To The Rock By A Limpet The Water Rat Succumbed To The Incoming Tide". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee GagnonJazzzzz ... LP
Barclay/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the hippest albums ever from this Canadian reedman – a set of long, open tracks that really show Lee Gagnon taking some new directions at the end of the 60s! The record has this very spacious vibe – one that comes partly from the way the other instrumentation comes together – with these pulsating rhythms that feature this great dance between the drums of Richard Provencal and bass of Michel Donato – then laced with the completely unique guitar style of Sonny Greenwich – a player who's unlike anyone else we can think of! Gagnon blows long solos, as does trumpeter Ron Proby – who wrote most of the tracks on the set – titles that include "Ode To The Ode", "Gene Structure Ramble", "Rybo-Nucleic Rhumba", and "Skin Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
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Souljazz OrchestraChaos Theories ... LP
Strut, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Souljazz Orchestra have been giving us great music for well over a decade, but they also seem to be really refining their sound with this wonderful album – going for more instrumental complexity, and opening up in so many different sonic spectrums – while still holding onto the Afro Funk-inspired rhythms that gave them their start! This set isn't the usual sort of slavish 70s material – as there's lots of different twists and turns going on – a good number of them from the cool keyboards of Pierre Chretien, who wrote all the songs on the record, and co-produced the set – which maybe ensures that all his electric piano, clavinet, and other keyboard lines get just the right sort of space in the spotlight. But the rhythms and horns do plenty too – as you'll hear on tunes that include "Charlie Foxtrot", "War Games", "Sky High", "Slumlord", "Well Runs Dry", "Police The Police", and "House Of Cards". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $34.99 36.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Joe Armon-JonesTurn To Clear View (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic second set from keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones – a musician we first came to love in the UK-based Ezra Collective, and one who's now effortlessly bridging a space between jazz and soul! The record's got a vibe that's as cosmic as its cover – but one that comes not just through creative keyboard work, but from a great overall conception of the songs – so that Joe's music flows out with a warm style that embraces our ears, then takes us on a journey to the heavens! This isn't the usual keyboard jazz, with references heavy on the past – as Armon-Jones is as forward-thinking as his best contemporaries on the London scene. The set features great guest vocals from Georgia Anne Muldrow on the tune "Yellow Dandelion" – and other guest appearances by Nubya Garcia, Jehst, and Obongjayar – on titles that include "Try Walk With Me", "Gnawa Sweet", "Icy Roads", "To Know Where You're Coming From", "The Leo & The Aquarius", and "Self Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Turn To Clear View ... CD 13.99

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Dayme ArocenaSonocardiogram ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The best we've heard so far from Dayme Arocena – a Cuban singer who's got a great way of reaching out from Havana with a sound that can circle the globe! The music here has a blend of jazz, soul, and Cuban roots – but all delivered together in a style that's completely unique and without cliche – really showing a maturity in Dayme's vocals since the previous record, and in her overall conception of a song! Instrumentation is by her core quartet, recorded live and openly, in a really unfettered way that instantly matches the spirit of Dayme's vocals too. The whole thing is tremendous – a record that lives up to the truest promise of the Brownswood label – with titles that include "Nangareo", "Porque Tu No Estas", "Yemaya", "Plegaria A La Lupe", "Homenaje", "Para El Amor Cantar", and "As Feridas". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sonocardiogram ... CD 10.99

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Back EastDay By Day ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A really obscure album of groovy soul – one that's got lots of different strands working together at once, in a way that may make these guys a follow-up to the work of Rotary Connection or some of the other hip groups from Chicago at the end of the 60s! The music is definitely soul, and has great lead vocals from singer Carol Williams – but there's also strands of jazz, Brazilian, and even folk music throughout – acoustic guitars, electric piano, percussion, and lots of interesting chord and time changes that really keep things interesting – even when these guys are singing songs by other artists! Titles include "Corazon", "Zanzibar", "Love Song", "Day By Day", "Wild Flower", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", and "Reach Out". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Day By Day ... CD 14.99

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Magnus BrooRules ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Quite an unusual record from trumpeter Magnus Broo – a set that him handling a number of jazz standards – which is a real change from the more experimental sounds we've always heard from his own pen! And yet, amidst the current Scandia scene, Broo's always had a depth of tone that's really classic – and his approach here is wonderful, as he doesn't just echo familiar modes with the songs, but instead uses them as these compelling showcases for his unusual phrasing – his very particular way with the mouthpiece, which gets plenty of room in the spotlight – thanks to a trio setting that features the great Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Hakon Mjaset Johanson on drums. If you're just expecting a set of ballads and easygoing jazz, then think again – as Magnus creates a wealth of surprises here – on titles that include "You've Changed", "Summertime", "Easy Living", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Don't Explain", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rules ... CD 18.99

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ChampignonsPremiere Capsule ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Mighty funky mushrooms from the Canadian scene of the early 70s – a group who work with a jazzy sort of energy, but also know when to rock out as well – serving up this wonderful blend of saxes, organ, guitar, bass, and drums! The songs are mostly instrumental, and kind of poised between late beat group and early prog modes – usually with a great sort of groove going on at the bottom, almost soul jazz moving into fusion – and solos that get the job done, but all without ever getting too overindulgent! The group's a sextet, and are wonderfully sharp throughout – on titles that include "Folies Du Mercredi", "Pop Pino", "Le Ghetto Noir", "Dynamite", "Le Train", and "Le Chateau Hante". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ABC/Concord, 1962. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 34.99
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums in a single package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". Volume 2 is the second installment of one of Ray's greatest albums – and a landmark in the genre of country soul! As the title implies, Ray's singing a host of tunes best known from the country side of the spectrum – but he's working here with arrangements by LA jazzers Marty Paich and Gerald Wilson, to completely re-cast the tunes into the "modern sounds" mode promised in the title. The result is wonderful – a style that gave Ray's career a whole new boost, and a genre that was a perfect foil for his rich bluesy mode of singing. Titles include "No Letter Today", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Teardrops In My Heart", "Making Believe", and "Hang Your Head In Shame". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD 14.99

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music strongly with underground jazz, and even some wicked sax and reed passages that make that link even stronger – especially when tied to the more message-oriented lyrics of the vocals! The album's hardly a straight roots album – and instead goes deep into the more spiritual side of Rastafari, with a personal, acoustic style that's instantly captivating – and which also has strong appeal to fans of other global sounds, and 70s spiritual jazz as well. A stunning classic – with tracks that include "Lock Stock & Barrel", "Selam Nna Wadada", "Tales Of Mozambique", "Let Freedom Reign", "Nigerian Reggae" and "Run One Mile". Features two bonus tracks too – "Rasta Reggae" and "Samia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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CracAll For You ... LP
King Underground (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A surprisingly soulful group from upstate New York in the 70s – a blue-eyed batch of musicians from Syracuse – but who come together in a sweet, smooth sound that's a lot like the best Cali work of the time! Maybe some of the early Becker/Fagan charm drifted upriver during their time at Bard College – or maybe these guys just really dug the best mix of soul and AOR modes taking place in the hipper studios out in LA – but whatever the case, Crac really deliver the goods at a level that's stunningly great – with wonderful original songs, well-crafted jazzy instrumentation, and lead vocals that hit the most soulful territory you'd hear from Hall & Oates. Titles include "Tell Me Your Name", "Our Time Has Come", "Desert Wind", "You're Everything To Me", "I Don't Wanna Hear It", "I'm Your Everything Man", and "Ask Me No Questions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Da LataBirds ... LP
Da La Music (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
The first album in more than a few years from Da Lata – a set that has the core group winnowed down to Chris Franck, but which seems to open up the sound even more than before! Everything we've ever loved about Da Lata is in place here – that special sound that filters together bits of jazz and Brazilian elements with a London sort of focus – but there's also a wider globe's worth of musical elements in the mix, and the instrumentation is more live and less programmed – which makes for a warm, wonderful style all the way through! In a way, this might be the record we've always wanted Da Lata to make, and it has us falling in love with them all over again – with Chris Franck on a host of instruments – at the helm of a mighty lineup that features contributions from Mike Patto on keyboards, Matt Cooper on Rhodes, and Bembe Segue, Vanessa Freeman, Diabel Cissokho, Syren Rivers, and others on vocals. The songs are positive, and soaring with spirit – on titles that include "To B", "Thunder Of Silence", "Oba Lata", "Lunar View", "Sway", "Dakar", "Mentality", and "Memory Man". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Birds ... CD 10.99

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Family AtlanticaCosmic Unity (with bonus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $22.99
The title certainly gets it right – as there's a strongly unified sense of spirit here from Family Atlantica – even more so than on their debut album! As before, there's a range of global elements moving through the mix – currents of South American and African styles, given a slightly more contemporary European presentation – but somehow these guys have really found a way to put everything together with an even tighter, more cohesive sound – one that expands through jazzy solo work on tenor, alto, trumpet, and trombone – and which really draws a lot from the wide range of percussion and other instrumentation used by co-leader Jack Yglesias. The lovely Luzmira Zerpa handles most of the vocals – and some percussion too – and the album also features guest appearances from 70s legends Orlando Julius on tenor and Marshal Allen on alto sax. Titles include "Baiao Infinito", "Near The Ocean", "Efik", "Cosmic Unity", "Canto De Pilon", "El Rio", "Cacao", "Okoroba", and "Neti Neti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Fire Orchestra (Mats Gustafsson)Arrival (with bonus CD) ... LP
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A different sound than usual from the Fire Orchestra of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin – a set that still features the large spontaneous composition style of the group, but which also has them working with singer Mariam Wallentin – whose vocals really add a lot to the whole process! Wallentin's a singer with a very powerful presence – and a style that's more innately tuneful than usual for the Fire ensemble – which makes for a very unusual, very creative mix with instrumentation that includes Mats Gustafsson on baritone sax, Per Texas Johansson on bass clarinet and oboe, Isak Hedtjarn on b sharp clarinet and alto, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Johan Berthling on bass, and Andreas Werliin on drums. The set also features keyboards from Tomas Hallonsten, which changes things up a bit too – as does the slight use of violin and viola – all of which makes for a record that has the group going way beyond jazz, and opening up a new audience for their sound. Titles include "At Last I Am Free", "I Am A Horizon", "Weekends The Soil Is Calling", "Blue Crystal Fire", "Silver Trees", and "Dressed In Smoke Blown Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the full album.)
Also available Arrival ... CD 14.99

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FloFilzTransit (with booklet) ... LP
Melting Pot (Germany), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 27.98
Jazzy hip hop from German producer FloFilz – and by describing it as jazzy hip hop, we mean that for real, it's genuinely inspired by classic and contemporary UK club and soul jazz while still being pretty firmly rooted timeless, latenight vibe hip hop. Hypnotic beats and loping atmosphere built on jazz centric keys, bass and strings – with vocals on a handful of tunes, but based strongly in the atmospheric hip hop production. Includes "Checkinthru", "Larcade" feat Alfa Mist, "Lanai Gardens", "Ramen For Breakfast", "Tgelegraph Hill Park", "Bad Self", "Tube Trouble", "Lucid Daze, "Inside Put" feat Biig Piig, "Montclare St", "Jacamar", "Far Off" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited gatefold pressing – really nicely done, too, with a booklet in the gatefold featuring photography by Robert Winter.)

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I Marc 4GLP 1007 ... LP
Nelson (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the coolest albums ever from this legendary Italian combo – a set that's still got all the sound library funk of their other records, but with a vibe that's maybe a bit more complex and jazzy too! Things are never too far out, but there's definitely moments where a key instrumental element really gets a chance to take off – a burning Hammond organ line here, a fluttering flute part there – all to flesh out the group's great blend of groove, tone, and color! There's still plenty of sonic elements that tie these guys to the Italian soundtrack scene – but the music also feels like it was created by cats from that scene playing sounds for themselves in their time off. Titles include "Cuore In Gola", "Pensando Al Mare", "Aspettando July", "Jeane", "Alfio", and "Peroche". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ill ConsideredIll Considered 8 (with bonus download) ... LP
Ill Considered (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Here's a group that never lets us down – and one who just seem to get better and better as they move into the farther reaches of their unique approach to jazz! The reeds of Idris Rahman soar out over the top of the sound, and have this edge that almost makes us feel as if they've been electrified for the record – although, as usual for the group, the artful packaging makes it a bit hard to delve into detail – but that's also part of the great aesthetics of the Ill Considered sound! The bass of Leon Brichard is fantastic – this pulse that really holds the whole thing together – while Emre Ramazanoglu goes nuts on the drums, and Satin Singh adds in plenty of percussion – all with this sound that's freewheeling, but always rhythmic at the core. Titles include "Losing Track Of Objectives", "Liquid Science", "Take Your Love Back Home", "Sunday Morning", and "Covertly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Per Texas Johansson/Torbjorn Zetterberg/Konrad AgnasOrakel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful little record – of the sort it feels like the Moserobie label was created to record – jazz that's not totally free or improvised, but which is also doing way more than conventional swing as well – served up by a trio with a perfect sense of creative cohesion! The tunes build in very different ways – sometimes with a slight groove, sometimes more complexity – but never too arch for their own good. Per Texas Johansson is fantastic on both tenor and clarinet – and the always-fantastic work on bass of Torbjorn Zetterberg is completely sublime, and the core element that really holds the whole thing together. (Heck, he's such a hell of a bassist, we're not sure why he's not one of the most recognized musicians on the instrument in the world!) Drums are by Konrad Agnas – who has this loose sense of pulse that really matches the energy of the other players – and titles include "Jankai", "Torbjorn Monk", "Vinteride", "Oraklet Pa Ringvagen", "Blodspredikan", and "Insikt Och Utlopp". LP, Vinyl record album

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KokorokoKokoroko EP ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A great London combo who effortlessly blend together jazz and Afro Funk roots – working here with horn solos that have plenty to please fans of the former, but a groove that definitely borrows bits from the later style too! The octet bubbles along on tight percussion, drums, and bass – and has a triple horn section at the top – with trumpet, alto, and trombone – each of which get plenty of space to shape the sound with their voices. There's also warm keyboards and riffing guitar in the mix – and although the album's got just a hint of vocals, the whole thing's more of an instrumental affair overall – with the titles "Ti-de", "Adwa", "Uman", and "Abusey Junction". LP, Vinyl record album

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Krokofant with Stale Storlokken & Ingebrigt Haker FlatenQ (with bonus CD) ... LP
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $26.99
A modern bit of progressive avant jazz from Krokofant – a trio who take us back to some of the European power combos of the 70s, particularly those that could blend together electric styles and outside sounds in the Eastern Bloc scene! The core lineup features tremendous drums from Axel Skalstad, who also plays a bit of vibe – plus guitars from Tom Hasslan and saxes from Jorgen Mathisen – all used in a forward-thinking style that crests beautifully from the united energy of the trio! This time around, they've also got key help from Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Stale Storlokken on keyboards – both players who help churn up the sound even more! The keyboards have a way of locating the guitar and saxophones nicely – and we're not sure we've ever heard Ingebrigt's bass in just such a setting, but it really rises to the occasion. The album features one long piece – divided up into four parts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)
Also available Q ... CD 14.99

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Los SupremosAtiza Y Ataja (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
A triple-time killer from the Colombian scene at the start of the 70s – one of those rare gems on Discos Fuentes that had the label setting a new sort of fire on its own, in comparison to the New York Latin generation! In addition to the cumbia tracks you might expect, the set's also got some killer guaguanco and descarga tracks – super-jazzy, and filled with lively interplay between the percussion at the core, and the criss-crossing of piano, tenor, and trumpet on the top! Peter Scott handles the vocals with Piper Diaz – and titles include "Hacha Y Machete", "El Mico", "Atiza Y Atala", "Ven A Colombia", "Cali Querido", "Guaguaco Supremo", and "El Cuento". LP, Vinyl record album

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MadmadmadMadmadmad ... LP
Ill Considered/Stac (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Tight instrumental work from the UK scene – a record that's part funky, part fuzzy, and very electric overall – almost a hybrid of jazz fusion and some of the electro modes that first found space on horror soundtracks of the 70s and 80s! The group's got lots of guitar pyrotechnics from Benjamin Bouton – who weaves his lines around the keyboards and bass of Kevin Toublant, and the mix of electric and acoustic drums of Leon Brichard – who always seems to provide a driving rhythm, no matter what the setting – but at a level that never overwhelms the other elements too much. The sound definitely echoes the stark video image on the cover – and titles include "Mouse Rock", "Motor Clap", "Gwarn", "Hot Disco", "Proper Music", "Kraut", and "Randomisation". LP, Vinyl record album
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MaishaThere Is A Place ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
A record with a soaring spirit from the contemporary London scene – a fantastic full-length statement from Maisha, a group we'd heard about over the years – but are only now getting a chance to enjoy! The group's led by drummer Jake Long, but features this really tremendous work on tenor and flute from Nubya Garcia – who's got a majestic approach that's very much in the best spiritual jazz modes, but which also maybe gets a bit more personal at times too – especially on the passages with flute, which really brings a lyrical beauty to the record – and the group also features guitar, keyboards, bass, and two more percussionists! Long's rhythm progressions are nicely inventive, and very organic – and the sound is fleshed out at times by the slight addition of added strings, harp, and a bit of trumpet – all to underscore the more righteous currents in the music. Really fantastic – one that might knock Kamasi Washington off your turntable – with titles that include "Osiris", "Azure", "Kaa", "There Is A Place", and "Eaglehurst/The Palace". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available There Is A Place ... CD 13.99

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Lloyd McNeilTreasures (with bonus download) ... LP
Baobab/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A gem of a record from flute player Lloyd McNeil – an artist who flourished strongly during the spiritual jazz scene of the 70s, but who also seemed to always have his own sort of groove as well! Lloyd blows with the complexity and far-reaching sounds of contemporaries in the loft jazz scene, but he also opens up with more of a modal groove on most of these tracks too – a great pulse from a hip rhythm section that features Dom Salvador on piano, Cecil McBee on drums, Brian Brake on drums – and both Portinho and Ray Armando on percussion – players who add sensitive, subtle elements to the music to really resonate with the flute! Lloyd's sound is wonderful throughout – sometimes with the soulful focus of Roland Kirk, sometimes more open and cosmic, ala Prince Lasha – all depending on the special rhythms of the tunes. Titles include "Griot", "Salvation Army", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "As A Matter Of Fact". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Treasures ... CD 18.99

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Lloyd McNeillElegia (with bonus download) ... LP
Baobab/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A superb record from the great Lloyd McNeil – one of the more obscure players of the spiritual jazz generation of the 70s, but an artist who always gave us his best whenever he walked into the studio! Here, the mood is a mix of modal and Latin elements, with a definite current of influence from Brazil – thanks in part to the presence of Dom Salvador on piano and Nana Vasconcelos on percussion – in a lineup that also features Cecil McBee on bass, and Claudio Celso on guitar. The real star, though, is clearly Lloyd – whose flute solos are some of his most complex, expressive on record – very soulful, but at a level that hardly recalls any other player we can think of – very fitting for the personal themes of the tunes. Titles include "Samba For The Animals", "Asha II", "Memory Cycle", and "Elegiac Suite For Elizabeth". LP, Vinyl record album
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Jackie MittooJackie Mittoo – The Keyboard King At Studio One ... LP
Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 32.99
Killer funky organ – and 100% Dynamite! Jackie Mittoo is one of the all-time great organists – as essential to Jamaica as Booker T was to Memphis, or Jimmy McGriff was to New York. He's legendary these days as the player who completely transformed the Hammond sound with his unique Jamaican instrumental style during his early years with the Skatalites, and on his later solo recordings for Studio One. This set's probably the first time Mittoo's work has been properly packaged and remastered – and the folks at Soul Jazz have done an amazing job of selecting just the right tracks for such a project. The whole thing wails along with a stone rocksteady groove – with plenty of nice drum parts and funky rhythm bits underneath Jackie's soulful organ. If you dug the label's 100% Dynamite series, you'll really dig this one – and the whole thing's very much in the same vein. Tracks include "Drum Song", "Reggae Rock", "Hot Tamale", "Killer Diller", "Black Organ", "Stereo Freeze", "Wall Street", "Darker Shade Of Black", "Juice Box", and "Killer Diller". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nacka Forum (Goran Kajfes & Jonas Kullhammar)Sa Stopper Festen (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
Fantastic sounds from Nacka Forum – a group with a name that might be a bit unusual, but which represents some of the strongest work on the Moserobie label in recent years! The lineup here is a quartet – Goran Kajfes on trumpet and mellophone, Johan Bethling on bass, Kresten Osgood on drums and vibes, and Jonas Kullhammar on tenor, alto, clarinet, and bassoon – and most group members play percussion too – working together in this freewheeling style that often begins with the more structured avant modes of the Moserobie scene, but which also often takes off in freer flights too – but at a level that's really balanced throughout the album, making the set quite different than more familiar albums of improvised jazz. But that's one thing we've always loved about Moserobie – and the standard really holds true here – on titles that include "Tigray", "Big L", "Ohsogood", "Haltefanden", "Epilog", and "Reboleira". LP, Vinyl record album

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PerceptionPerception ... LP
Futura/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
The amazing first album from Perception – a French avant-jazz group that you might recognize from other performances from some of its members – a quartet lineup that includes Siefried Kessler on acoustic and electric piano, Didier Levallet on bass, Jean My Truong on drums, and Jeff Seffer on soprano, tenor, and bass clarinet! The style here is a bold step forward from the French free modes of the BYG/Actual recordings in 1969 – still very open, expressive, and improvised – but maybe given a bit more structure at times through the chunky use of the bass and drums, which is then echoed by Kessler on the keys, especially when he's electric – although at other moments the pianist can spin out with strong lines that rival the freedoms of Cecil Taylor! Seffer is amazing too – a player that we wish we knew more of, as his work on the record is tremendous, especially on tenor – really giving full depth to tunes that include "Debora", "Enitram", "Narcisse", "Chirato", and "Phenobarbital". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve ReidNova (with bonus download) ... LP
Mustevic Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
An underground soul jazz classic – massive grooves from drummer Steve Reid, and exactly the kind of set that's gotten him so much attention in recent years! There's a mixture of freedom and tightness here that's really wonderful – some of the looser elements of the loft jazz generation, mixed with an inherent sense of rhythm that always set Reid's records apart from the rest – a groove that comes not just from his own pulsations on the drum kit, but also from the elliptical basslines of Richard Williams on electric and Luis Angel Falcon on acoustic, and the mixed organ and piano lines of keyboardist Les Walker. Joe Rigby brings some really sharp-edged sax work to the record, alongside the trumpet of Ahmed Abdullah, who really sounds wonderful here – bringing a spirituality to the album that's clearly borrowed from his time with Sun Ra. The album includes the great groover "Lions of Judah" – which has a very Ra-like quality – plus other great cuts "Long Time Black", "Sixth House", "Nova", and "Free Spirits Unknown". LP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition colored vinyl! Includes download.)
Also available Nova ... LP 24.99

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Steve ReidRhythmatism (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mustevic/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $29.99 32.99
A fantastic mid 70s set led by drummer Steve Reid – fronting a group of players who groove tightly, but with a really sinister sound! Reid is an absolute steamroller on this set – laying down a fast-paced, super tight funky backdrop for the rest of the players to groove fluidly over the top. Three of the five tracks run well north of the 10 minute mark – and those pieces are strong as can be, providing just enough room for the players to lay out a groove that lies beautifully between the mid 60s avant garde of Ornette Coleman and the spiritual soul jazz of the mid 70s. The core group includes pianist Les Walker (who penned most of the material here), plus David Wertman on a wonderfully rubbery bass, Michael Keith on trombone and Arthur Blythe on alto sax – with guests Chris Capers (trumpet), Melvin Smith (guitar) and Charles Tyler (baritone sax) on "Center Of The Earth". Great stuff, with a really dark edge! Other tracks include "Kai", "Rocks (For Cannonball)", "C You Around", and "One Minute Please". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing of 1000 – on colored vinyl!)
Also available Rhythmatism ... CD 18.99

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Carlo SavinaGoldsnake Anonima Killers (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Digitmovies (Italy), 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
That's Goldsnake, not Goldfinger – but the soundtrack here from Carlo Savina is very much inspired by the James Bond music of the 60s – and served up in a great range of spy, mod, and crime jazz styles! The main theme gets a vocal reading at the start, but is transformed into other groovy instrumentals throughout – and balanced with some more mod jerk and shake-styled instrumentals that are heavier on electric bass and guitar, with overall results that may well be groovier than the best work that John Barry did for 007! LP features 12 tracks in all – and is an overlooked gem from the 60s spy spoof years. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Marlon SetteFogo Da Caldeira (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polysom (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $29.99
A killer set from Brazilian trombonist Marlon Sette – a player who seems likely to take on the legacy of Raul De Souza, through his own mix of jazz, funk, and soul! The set's all instrumental, with plenty of strong solos from Sette – working in a combo that also features Alex Meirelles on keyboards, and plenty of great bass from Kassin – who also produced and recorded the whole set with Mauro Araujo! The record's a very different funky outing from Kassin – who really lets Marlon do his thing, and shine strongly on titles that include "Soul Samba Rock Sou", "Vai Dancar Baby", "Grito Da Natureza", "Vidigal Montmartre", "Bate Pro Tito", "Sapato Cromo", and "Sua Beleza". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very collaborative ensemble – with these tremendous upfront vocals from Siyabonga Mthembu, a singer with a very unique approach, and a spiritual current that we'd rank right up there with work by Leon Thomas, Dwight Trible, or Joe Lee Wilson, even though Mthembu's very much his own man. The group's also got two other great horn players – Mthunzi Mvubu on alto and Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet – plus Fender Rhodes and piano from Nduduzo Makhathini, and a wonderfully early array of bass, percussion, and drums – which lay down a fantastic groundwork for each tune. The music starts somewhere in the spiritual territory of the post-Coltrane scene – but really takes off immediately with its own individual spirit – ala Kamasai Washington – and the performance is live and unadorned, without some of the studio efforts that show up on other Brownswood label releases. Beautiful work throughout – an instant classic that we'd rank right up there with the best material by folks like Nat Birchall or Matthew Hallsall, but very different too. Titles include "Nguni", "Mzwandile", "Joyous", "The Sea", "The Observer", and "Give Thanks". LP, Vinyl record album

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David ShireConversation ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $25.99
David Shire's wonderful score to The Conversation – a subtle mix of jazz and darker sounds that's one of the best things about this incredible film! Shire's definitely one of the cooler cats of American film scoring of the 70s – and with a groundbreaking project like this, he really shows his stuff – especially given that he plays these haunting piano solos himself throughout most of the score – really beautiful elliptical lines that are a great revelation, and make us like Shire even more! There's also a jazz combo in the film – a group that includes Pete Jolly on piano, Don Menza on tenor, and Conte Candoli on trumpet – and titles include "Theme From The Conversation", "Dream Sequence", "Plumbing Problem", "Finale & End Credits", "The End Of The Day", and "Harry Carried". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lonnie SmithLive At Club Mozambique (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
A lost jazz-funk gem – originally recorded at Club Mozambique in Detroit in 1970, but not issued by Blue Note until the mid 90s! The set's right up there with Lonnie's classic Move Your Hand live set – as the tracks are long, free, and very funky, performed by a hip group that includes Joe Dukes on drums, Dave Hubbard on tenor, Ronnie Cuber on baritone, and George Benson on guitar. Lonnie's organ is harder than you'll ever hear it in later years – and tracks include "Scream", "Expressions", "I Can't Stand It", "Peace Of Mind", "Love Bowl", and "Play It Back". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie SmithThink! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A seminal album from Hammond giant Lonnie Smith – a bold statement that really gives the organist his own identity after some killer work in the combos of Lou Donaldson and George Benson! Lonnie's one of the key flag-fliers of the new style of funky organ jazz – a mode different from the earlier styles of Jimmy Smith or Jimmy McGriff – leaner, cleaner, and often tied heavily to the drums – which, in this case, are handled by Marion Booker Jr, but in a way that recalls some of the Idris Muhammad greatness on other Blue Note albums of the time. The mighty Pucho (of Latin Soul Brothers fame) plays added timbales, and there's also two more conga players – ensuring a tight, yet complex sort of groove – and the frontline features Lee Morgan on trumpet, David Newman on tenor and flute, and Melvin Sparks on guitar. Tracks are long, with complicated rhythms – and soulful yet sophisticated solos to match – and titles include the seminal "Son Of Ice Bag", a great cover of "Think", and the tracks "Slouchin", "Call Of The Wild", and "Three Blind Mice". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Think! ... CD 12.99

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Som ImaginarioMatanca Do Porco (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Fantastic instrumental fusion from Brazil – a killer set from the combo who came from Milton Nascimento's scene, and often backed him up in the early 70s! Som Imaginario have a style that mixed the complex jazzy arranging styles of artists like Egberto Gismonti or Edu Lobo with some of the harder instrumentation of other progressive bands of the time – a post-Tropicalia style that's filled with heavy guitars, but also some more sensitive piano and keyboards too – all put together with the sense of spaciousness you might find in Milton Nascimento's music. No surprise, frequent Nascimento partner Wagner Tiso is the pianist for the group, and also wrote most of the tracks – and his soaring sensibilities really grace the album throughout. Titles include "Armina", "A 3", "A Matanca Do Porco", "Mar Azul", "A No 2", "Bolero", and "A (Nova Estrela)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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Bertil StrandbergCirrus ... LP
Frederiksberg, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A hip Swedish jazz set from the early 70s – a set of warmly soulful numbers from the quintet of trombonist Bertil Strandberg – a player with some strong modal sensibilities! The group here features tenor, piano, bass, and drums – in addition to Bertil's trombone – and the album's got a sound that's a bit more laidback and righteous than other European jazz sessions of the time – a bit more like some American indie jazz session from the period, with a really nice balance of sounds. The frontline of trombone and tenor comes off wonderfully on the bolder cuts in the set – especially the tunes "Cirrus" and "Intakt" – which burst out beautifully, yet without ever going too far out! Other titles include "Glir", "Relik", "Cambodia", and "Elegi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sylvia StriplinGive Me Your Love ... LP
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Amazing! This lost Roy Ayers-produced gem from the early 80s has not only been one of the biggest sample records of all time, but it's also become one of the holy grails of the groovy record collecting scene! It's a stellar bit of jazzy soul with the same production vibe that's characterized Roy's best work – but made all the more sublime thanks to Sylvia Striplin's beautifully fragile and soulful vocals, which sound a bit like Minnie Riperton's at times – but also has a fuller, richer quality too. The record's got arrangements by Sylvia, Roy, and James Bedford (who also recorded for Uno Melodic), and it includes classics like "Give Me Your Love", "You Can't Turn Me Away", "Look Towards The Sky", "All Alone", and a great cover of Roy Ayers' "Searchin". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Give Me Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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VariousAlefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
A really riveting collection of music from a scene that we've hardly heard much from before – upbeat grooves from the island nation of Madagascar, all recorded at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – but with a vibe that sounds much older overall! The one thing that really stands out in a number of these tracks is the strong use of organ and keyboards – often in this full, swirling sort of style – infusing the grooves next to the more familiar percussion and guitar lines you might hear in other African music from the generation – although even those elements are used in ways that are pretty darn unique! The tracks often have this raw intensity that comes from both the instrumentation and the way things are put together – and the whole package is a really refreshing change from other oft-tread musical territory on the continent. Titles include "Mama" by Roger Georges, "Andosy Mora" by Jean Kelly Et Bastn, "Ngoma Hoe" by Papa James, "Izahay Mpamita" by Mahaleo, "Faraina" by Feon'Ala, "Soaliza" by Terak Anosy Group, "Oa Niny E" by Nino Rafah, "Razana Tsy Ho Meloko" by Michael, "Jazz Sega" by Jeannot Rabeson Et Son Orchestre, "Tokatoka" by Kaiamba Orchestra, "Zaka Tiako Mamolaka Keriko" by Atrefy Andriana, and "Andeha Hanarato" by Los Matadores. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBoombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $34.99 36.99
Great cuts from the old school – pulled together from the earliest days of hip hop – at a time when the boundary lines in the music weren't so fully formed! These days, the difference between hip hop and club cuts is huge – but back in the South Bronx scene at the start, there was a lot more interplay between styles – as 70s funk served as the blueprint, disco singles expanded the format, soul vocals gave some structure, and live rhymes and DJ work provided all of the spontaneous elements that made the music so unique – coming together with amazing energy that really reflected the street-level sounds of the New York scene! This ultra-hip collection brings together all those amazing strands from the early years – in a set that's one of the best historically important Soul Jazz titles we've seen in years – from the excellent track selection right down to the very detailed notes. There's plenty of rare cuts here you're not likely to have in your collection – and titles include "Body Rock" by Neil B, "Positive Life" by Love Bug Starski & The Harlem World Crew, "At The Place To Be" by Mr Sweety G, "New Rap Language" by Spoonie G & The Treacherous Three, "We Are People Too" by Master Jay, "Equidity Funk" by Mistafide, "And You Know That" by TJ Swan, "Searching Rap" by Bon Rock & The Rhythm Rebellion, "Willie Rap" by Willie Wood & The Willie Wood Crew, "Rhythm Rap Rock" by Count Coolout, "On The Go" by Black Bird & Kevski, "Philosophy Rappin Spree" by Super 3, "Move Your Body" by Bramsam, and "One More Time" by Sugar Daddy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Boombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1982 ... CD 18.99

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VariousBossa Nova & The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 60s Vol 1 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.98
A treasure trove of 60s Bossa Nova – beautiful recordings, many from the heart of the 60s, all of which capture the sounds and styles of the era and rank among the most massively influential Brazilian music of the period – featuring Elis Regina, Jorge Ben, Tamba Trio, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes, Elizete Cardoso and many more! Soul Jazz Records and compiler Stuart Baker set out to make this a definitive bossa compilation and they pretty much nail it! Made as the listening counterpart to the stellar book of album cover art, compiled by Baker and Gilles Peterson. As essential of a compilation as ever released by our friends at Soul Jazz, which is really saying something, because they always raise the bar! Volume One vinyl includes 17 tracks on 2LPs, with notes and photos on the gatefold interior. Titles include "Roda" by Elis Regina, "Inverno" by Roberto Menescal, "Berimbau" by Drival Caymmi, "Mas, Que Nada!" by Tamba Trio, "Viramundo" by Gilberto Gil, "Adriana" by Edu Lobo, "Lalari-Olala" by Jorge Ben and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bossa Nova & The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 60s Vol 2 ... LP 26.99

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VariousBossa Nova & The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 60s Vol 2 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.98
A treasure trove of 60s Bossa Nova – beautiful recordings, many from the heart of the 60s, all of which capture the sounds and styles of the era and rank among the most massively influential Brazilian music of the period – featuring Elis Regina, Jorge Ben, Tamba Trio, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes, Elizete Cardoso and many more! Soul Jazz Records and compiler Stuart Baker set out to make this a definitive bossa compilation and they pretty much nail it! Made as the listening counterpart to the stellar book of album cover art, compiled by Baker and Gilles Peterson. As essential of a compilation as ever released by our friends at Soul Jazz, which is really saying something, because they always raise the bar! Volume Two vinyl includes 17 tracks on 2LPs, with notes and photos on the gatefold interior. Titles include "E De Lei" by Elizete Cardoso, "O Morro Nao Tem Vez" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Samba Blim" by Tamba 4, "Tres Pontas" by Milton Nasciemento, "Canto De Xango" by Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes, "Carcara" by Zelia Barbosa, "Maria Moita" by Marilia Medalha and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bossa Nova & The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 60s Vol 1 ... LP 28.99

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VariousBrazil USA 70 – Brazilian Music In The USA In The 1970s (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Fantastic grooves from the 70s – tracks that are part of a great second wave of Brazilian music to hit our shores, then take off in a whole new direction! The US was no stranger to Brazilian sounds in the 60s – given the popularity of bossa nova and a few other styles – but as the 70s approached, a new generation of artists started to hit the American scene – often with richer, more sophisticated ideas that built on older bossa and samba modes, then combined them with new approaches to jazz, funk, and soul! This killer set presents a perfect portrait of that time – mixing familiar names with newcomers, or Brazilian recording artists with American studio talents – all in a batch of cuts that still stand as some of our favorite Brazilian grooves of all time – even if they didn't come from Rio or Sao Paulo. Titles include "Bahia Soul" by Luiz Bonfa, "Catavento" by Milton Nascimento, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Sivuca, "Braun Blek Blu" by Dom Um Romao, "Skyscrapers" by Deodato, "Sandalia Delia" by Duke Pearson with Flora Purim, "Samba De Flora" by Airto, "Consolacao" by Tamba 4, "Moon Dreams" by Flor Purim, "Andei" by Airto, "Almas Irmas" by Joao Donato, "Kathy" by Moacir Santos, "Tombo In 7/4" by Airto, "Rio Vermelho" by Milton Nascimento, and "Escravos De Jo" by Dom Um Romao. LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Brazil USA 70 – Brazilian Music In The USA In The 1970s ... CD 18.99

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VariousCongo Revolution – Revolutionary & Evolutionary Sounds From The Two Congos 1955 to 1962 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
A really tremendous collection of music – and one that really gets at the heart of the criss-crossing of Latin and African modes that took place on the Congolese scene of the 50s and 60s! Sounds and styles from Cuba and the Caribbean definitely influenced other African scenes, but they took an especially strong form in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, and the Republic Of The Congo – where the percussion and rhythms wove in with West African styles of guitar, and also added some jazzy flourishes too – maybe a slight influence from the South African scene nearby. Whatever the logistics, though, the sound is great – still very fresh after all these years, and beautifully documented by Soul Jazz – at a level that really lives up to their great legacy of introducing ears to music in just the right way! This large package is an expanded version of their earlier 7" box set release for Record Store Day, with a lot more tracks – and titles include "Ngong Ebeti Independence" by African Jazz, "Marie Louise" by Wendo Kolosy, "Cherie Nini" by Rock A Mambo, "Grupo OK Jazz" by Grupo OK Jazz, "Yo Me Moera" by Begun Band, "Vive Patrice Lumumba" by African Jazz, "Luiza" by Essous Et Orchestre Bantou, "Allegria" by Nino & Rock-A-Mambo, "Tcha Tcha Tcha De Mi Amor" by Brazzos Et OK Jazz, "Sois Sage Amour" by Edo & OK Jazz, "Na Lingi Na Ngai Kubala Te" by Dewayon & Conga Jazz, and "Cha Cha Cha Del Zombo" by Brazzos Et OK Jazz. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousNigeria Soul Power 70 – Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Afro Disco ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 32.99
A fantastic collection of lesser-known gems from the 70s scene in Nigeria – music that's a great counterpart to better-remembered Afro Funk and soul from international giants like Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade! This set digs deep, and is a nicelly expanded version of a set that Soul Jazz issued years back as a limited edition 7" single box for Record Store Day – presented here with more music, and a detailed set of notes – really getting at the special scene that was taking place in Nigeria at the time, as the nation was rising to the top of the African scene with a fantastic criss-crossing of musical modes! There's definitely plenty of the funk promised in the title, and the "rock" is usually of the funky kind with great guitar work – and a few later cuts even pick up the pace with a bit of disco, but more in the fast-funk mode, and hardly the slick stuff of the American scene. Titles include "Africans Must Unite" and "Shake Hands" by Geraldo Pino, "We'll Get Home" by The Wings, "E Ye Ika Se" by Alhagi Prof Kollington Ayinala, "Kassa Kpa Sama Kpa" by Colomach, "Beware" by MFB, "You Are The One" by Tony Grey & The Ozimba Messengers, "Single Boy" by The Wings, "Sugar Baby" by Don Bruce & The Angels", "Power To The People" by Geraldo Pino, "Igba Alusi" by Original Wings, "Dance Of The Elephants" by Sonny Okosunds Ozziddi, and "Oba Erediauwa I" by Sonny Okosuns. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousStudio One Classics ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 32.99
It just doesn't stop! The heavyweight selectors at Soul Jazz brew up another chubby batch of blazing Studio One jams, delivering nothing but the classics this go 'round, just like the title says! Another chapter from Coxsone Dodd and crew showcasing the label and studio that laid the foundation for a huge swath of Jamaican music for generations to come, this set delivers 18 mighty, mighty reggae jams of all flavors, including the Skatalites "El Pussycat Ska", Sound Dimension "Rockfort Rock", the Heptones "Pretty Looks Isn't All", Lone Ranger "Automatic", Horace Andy "Fever", Burning Spear "Rocking time", Alton Ellis "I'm Just A Guy", Don Drummond "Confucious", Michigan & Smiley "Rub A Dub Style" and Johnny Osbourne "Sing Jay Stylee". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStudio One Lovers Rock ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
A set that offers up a slightly different look at the Studio One label – and at the lovers rock style of reggae that broke big at the end of the 70s! Studio One is often known for its rough-edged early classics – but right from the start, the label had a great ear for soul – which proved a perfect fit for the sorts of mellow steppers that made lovers rock so great! And before you think that "lovers" means "soft" or "commercial" – think again, as these cuts are prime reggae at its best – and often represent a later current that kept the rocksteady vibe going strong, especially with the expressive strengths of the right sort of lead singers of groups serving up the tune. The work here is more down to earth than the headier themes of the roots reggae generation – often very personal in approach – on titles that include "Tumbling Tears (12" disco mix)" by Alton Ellis, "I'll Be Gone" by Horace Andy, "Oh Me Oh My" by Jerry Jones, "Yours Until Tomorrow" by Carlton & The Shoes, "I Hold The Handle" by The Heptones, "Wanna Be Free" by Horace Andy, "Rock All Night" by Billy Cole, "Ghetto Girl" by Sugar Minott, "Soulful Music" by The Invaders, "My Ting A Ling (12" disco mix)" by The Heptones, "I Was Born To Be Loved" by The Righteous Flames, "Truly" by Marcia Griffiths, and "I Don't Know" by Freddie McGregor. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Studio One Lovers Rock ... CD 18.99
 
 
 



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