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Elmer BernsteinAva Collection (Walk On The Wild Side/Carpetbaggers/Caretakers/Baby The Rain Must Fall/To Kill A Mockingbird/Movie & TV Themes) ... CD
AVA/Intrada, 1962/1963/1964/1965. New Copy 3 CDs ... $29.99
A great collection of 60s soundtracks from Elmer Bernstein – all originally issued by the indie Ava label, where Bernstein was one of the biggest stars! Elmer had already had a number of years experience working in Hollywood – including some classic late 50s scores that perfectly mixed jazz with larger orchestrations, in a style he explored even more fully on some of the best material here. Yet some of the other soundtracks show Bernstein's increasingly good ear for a dramatic moment – the kind of under-done passages that really had a way of doing a lot with just a little – lessons learned from jazz, then recast back onto larger arrangements, but without any of the Hollywood bombast of decades before. These moments really make the soundtracks sparkle – bits of illumination that resonate strongly throughout the 3CD passage, and draw some surprising links between all the different film scores presented within. The set features five full soundtrack albums – Walk On The Wild Side, The Carpetbaggers, The Caretakers, Baby The Rain Must Fall, and To Kill A Mockingbird – plus the additional Movie & TV Themes record by Bernstein. CD
 
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Elmer BernsteinWalk On The Wild Side ... LP
Choreo/AVA, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Elmer Bernstein's best soundtracks of the 60s – written for this film set in the brothels of New Orleans in the 30s, with a mix of jazz and dramatic themes. The best cuts are the jazz-based ones – tunes that come across with more of a 60s groove than you'd expect, given the setting of the film, and which are played by a small combo. Other tracks are more serious – and titles include "Juke For Teresina", "Exit Kitty", "Hallie's Jazz", "Iron Rings", "Doll House", and "Walk On The Wild Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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Annita RaySlow Glow ... LP
AVA, 1962. Very Good ... $11.99
Annita Ray's vocals are certainly the main attraction here – but we're as equally in love with the backings from Harry Betts! The album's got a great sense of balance between the singer and the band going on – one that takes Ray's mix of breathy and warbling vocals, and focuses it nicely through Betts' blend of woodwinds, light strings, and gentle rhythms – a mode that has lots of bright notes that sparkle out and help illuminate the music, almost creating a sense of counterpoint with the vocals. Annita's the kind of singer who might falter in some other kind of setting, but she really sounds great here – with just a slight undercurrent of the blue-toned modes of Brenda Lee, yet not nearly as overdone. Titles include "I'll Be Around", "Oh You Crazy Moon", "A Sunday Kind Of Love", "For All We Know", "This Time The Dream's On Me", and "Slow Glow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)
 
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VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Samba ... CD
Rough Guide, Mid 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A heady batch of psychedelic samba from the 60s onward – and some wonderful modern takes on the style, too! Compiler John Armstrong took special care here to include a number of fairly recent numbers that very strongly represent the diverse Brazilian tropical psychedelia of the 60s & 70s, as well as some prime vintage gems, which is a smart way to demonstrate how fresh and vital the sounds are to this day. Tropical rhythms and fuzzy psych atmosphere galore! A genuine win for the Rough Guide team – with tunes by Marcos Valle, Wal Sant'ana, Luri Andrade, Poeta De Aco, Graveola, Vitor Rami with Ney Matogrosso and others. 15 tracks in all, including "Que Vida E Essa" by Wal Sant'Ana, "Canina Intuicao" by Graveola, "Irene" by Alma Tropicalia, "Sao Jorge" by Meta Meta, "Folia No Vento": by Luri Andrade, "Bunaye" by Zulumbi, "Tarde Demaise" by Binario, "Nao Precisa" by Luciano Salvador Bahia & Ava Rocha, "Vamos Sambar" by Marcos Valle, "Desiligia A Rede" and more. CD
 
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African Head ChargeEnvironmental Studies (with download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
Brilliant sounds from the On-U side of the universe – one of those key records that forever helped establish the production talents of Adrian Sherwood – and the unique blend of music he had to offer! The group here are a key part of the music – their blend of exotic percussion, melodica, guitar, and other sonic elements – but the record also features interesting contributions from post-punk/avant figures Steve Beresford and Nick Plytas, who come together in Sherwood's sonic blend with a beautiful mix of dark sounds, global elements, and lots of dubby echo! Titles include "Beriberi", "Snakeskin Tracksuit", "High Protein Snack", and "Breeding Space". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Rob AgerbeekMiss Dee ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A heck of a set from Dutch pianist Rob Agerbeek – easily one of the most soulful European pianists of the 70s, even in an acoustic setting like this! Rob's got a bite on the keys that reminds us a lot more of American players from the 60s – not a straight soul jazz groove, but a style that definitely draws from that mode – then opens up into some more lyrical elements that are more in keeping with overseas expression in the 70s. The trio matches his energy nicely – especially on the upbeat numbers that rule the set – with bass from Harry Emmery and drums from Eric Ineke – on titles that include "Little Miss Dee", "Cup Bearers", "Birk's Works", "Caravan", and "Out Of This World". CD

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Jason AjemianFolklords ... LP
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
One of the trippiest albums we've heard from Delmark in recent years – a really creative session from bassist Jason Ajemian, and one that links the label's avant jazz work to some of the deeper sides of Chicago's indie scene! Ajemian is free to work without any sense of genre or convention – in a mode that still hits plenty of jazz, with key use of work by Monk, Mingus, and Sun Ra – but which really abstracts things and takes them to a whole new level – opening up cosmic territory that lives up to the album's stated request to "Please Feel Yourselves". Ajemian plays bass and some electronics, in a quartet that also features Owen Stewart Robertson on guitar and electronics, Kid Bliss on alto sax and vibrolux, and Jason Nazary on drums – the last of which are played in a very slow, spacious style. All tracks are long – and titles include "Ask Mr Blunt Now" – which features extrapolations of "Satellites Are Spinning" and "Ask Me Now" – and "Orange Is The Color Of The Sun Then Blue Sky" – which is built upon some key Charles Mingus tunes. Other titles are originals, and include "Material Girls" and "Freedom Is A Trail Of Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny AlfEle E Johnny Alf (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by Johnny Alf – a sweet and mellow set of tracks that retains all the charm of his earlier bossa work, yet which adds in some warmer electric touches to really expand the sound. The set's totally wonderful – warm and raspy vocals from Johnny, set in lightly dancing jazz arrangements that groove with a gentle edge. Titles include "Leme", "Garota Da Minha Dicade", "Pensando Em Voce", "Decisao", "Anabela", "Ama Me", and "Eh Mundo Bom Tai". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Sandalia De Prata", "Tema Carnaval", "Eu E A Brisa", and "Nao Deixa A Zorra Morrer". CD

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JD AllenGraffiti ... CD
Savant, 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 16.99
Damn powerful work from tenorist JD Allen – working here in a trio format that really puts the reedman out front, and which gives him plenty of propulsion from the team of Gregg August on bass and Rudy Royston on drums! Royston's an especially present force on the record – snapping things into just the right sort of rhythm that allows Allen to take off boldly on his own – blowing in this trio format with the same sort of longspun creative intensity we love in Sonny Rollins' trio material at the end of the 50s! All tunes are originals by JD, too – fresh, crisp numbers that are very well-suited to the free-thinking qualities of the group – and titles include "Indigo", "Little Mack", "Naked", "Third Eye", "G-Dspeed B Morris", "Jawn Henry", and "Disambiguation". CD

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Aminadav AloniOnce ... LP
Dual Planet (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
Weird, wild, and very electronic – an obscure soundtrack from Israeli composer Aminadav Aloni – done in a style that's halfway between the more avant American analogue experiments of the 60s, and some of the spacier European styles to come! The whole thing's a mix of moogy moments, darker keyboards, and some more brash electronic bits – and overall, the sound is never too noisy or jarring – just right at the perfect point of farther expression, before everything falls apart – maybe like Dutch electronic work from someone like Tom Dissevelt. Compelling all the way through – and with titles that include "Those Who Play", "Loss", "Found", "Out Of The Fire", and "Follow The Leader". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yasukazu Amemiya/Morton FeldmanSummer Prayer (Natsu Nebutsu)/Monochrome Sea/King Of Denmark – Yasukazu Amemiya ... LP
RCA/Red Seal (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $21.99
Avant garde percussion tracks, performed by Japanese percussionist Yasukazu Amemiya. Titles include a solo performance of Morton Feldman's "King Of Denmark", plus original composition "Monochrome Sea", for percussion and tape, and "Summer Prayer", for solo percussion, tape, and ensemble. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Includes original insert!)

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Georges ArvanitasGeorges Arvanitas Trio In Concert (with bonus track) ... CD
Futura (France), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A classic set from French pianist Georges Arvanitas – long tracks from the start of the 70s, played in a way that really sets the stage for the rest of the French scene to come in later years! While Paris of 1970 is often remembered for the bold wave of avant jazz going down – thanks to a criss-crossing of American and European players in the post-68 generation – the music of Arvanitas represents a different strand that was blossoming too – a deeper, more sensitive approach to jazz – clearly aware of the limitless areas to explore, but always working within a more boundaried space while still stretching out – a mode that might be closest to similar experiments from Stanley Cowell here in the US at the same point. Like Cowell, Arvanitas has this great ear for building up a tune out of sheer energy – waves of pianistic sound, supported by excellent rhythm help from the team of Jacky Samson on bass and Charles Saudrais on drums – easily a key part of the depth of Georges' work on records like this! Titles include "Ah! Le Chat", "Indian", "Colchique Dans Le Pres", and "Sixieme Sens". CD features the bonus track "Le Blues Du Concert". CD

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AtomicLucidity ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
The title's a great one, as the album may well be the clearest musical vision we've heard from Atomic so far – a wonderful record that has the group at a level that's slightly more tuneful and straightforward, but all without losing any of their previous edge! There's still some key free moments here, but they're also mixed in with some tighter, more structured songs that really show off the jazz chops of the whole group – the quintet that includes Magnus Broo on trumpet, Frederik Ljungkvist on tenor and b flat clarinet, Havard Wiik on piano, Ingebriget Haker Flaten on bass, and Hans Hulboekmo on drums. Wiik and Ljungkvist wrote all of the songs on the album, separately – and between them, they've got a balanced musical vision that really shapes the entire record. Titles include "A New Junction", "Laterna Interfruit", "Start/Stop", "Major", "December", and "A MacGuffin's Tale". CD
Also available Lucidity ... CD 9.99

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AtomicLucidity ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2015. Used ... $9.99
The title's a great one, as the album may well be the clearest musical vision we've heard from Atomic so far – a wonderful record that has the group at a level that's slightly more tuneful and straightforward, but all without losing any of their previous edge! There's still some key free moments here, but they're also mixed in with some tighter, more structured songs that really show off the jazz chops of the whole group – the quintet that includes Magnus Broo on trumpet, Frederik Ljungkvist on tenor and b flat clarinet, Havard Wiik on piano, Ingebriget Haker Flaten on bass, and Hans Hulboekmo on drums. Wiik and Ljungkvist wrote all of the songs on the album, separately – and between them, they've got a balanced musical vision that really shapes the entire record. Titles include "A New Junction", "Laterna Interfruit", "Start/Stop", "Major", "December", and "A MacGuffin's Tale". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Lucidity ... CD 9.99

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AtomicThere's A Hole In The Mountain ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
Maybe the most brilliant work so far from Atomic – and definite proof that this Swedish ensemble just keeps getting better and better with each new recording! Every player in the quintet is a star in his own right – Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor and baritone sax, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Havard Wilk on piano, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums – but what's really amazing is the way they come together as one for the record – wrapping their strong identities together, and forging out with this focused sound that has a lot more power than ever before! All the musicians know the open space of freedom, but have found a territory that can hold them all – where they can respectfully create this wonderful new sound together – in a mix of modern jazz and avant expression that seems to echo some of the best recent work from Chicago. Titles include "There's A Hole In The Mountain", "Civilon", "Wolf Cage", "Accidentals", "Labyrinths", and "Available Exits". CD

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Frankie AvalonWhy/Swingin' On A Rainbow ... 7-inch
Chancellor, 1959. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and a bit of pen at the top.)

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✨✧ AwakeningMirage ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
No Mirage here – as the album's got a presence that's impossible to deny – a solid, soulful uttering from this key Chicago combo of the 70s! The group's led by reedman Ari Brown – better known for his later avant work – and they've got a wicked blend of keyboards and horns with lots of complicated touches, played out over funky rhythms that are completely mindblowing! The great Ken Chaney plays keyboards, and in addition to Brown's reeds, the set also features trumpet from Frank Gordon, trombone from Steve Galloway, and bass from Rufus Reid – plus cool percussion from Arlington Davis and Drasheer Khalid. Most cuts are instrumental, and recorded beautifully – but one number, "The Ultimate Frontier", also features vocals from Anita Jefferies. Other cuts include "Slinky", "Mirage", "Just a Little Peace", and "March On". CD

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Albert AylerSpiritual Unity ... CD
ESP, 1964. Used ... $5.99
A landmark recording – Albert Ayler's first album for the ESP label, and a record that hit the jazz world like a bullet! Spiritual Unity sets the stage for a format that would become huge in the European avant scene of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and even today – the sax-driven power-trio, tenor against bass and drums, working freely with less rhythmic constraints than before, searching for new sounds and new modes of expression, working through changes in a style first proposed by Sonny Rollins, but taken to new intensity by the New York underground of the 60s. That sound is summed up here perfectly by Ayler, Gary Peacock, and Sunny Murray – working together with an edgey brilliance, on classic tracks that include "Ghosts: First Variation", "Ghosts: Second Variation", "The Wizard", and "Spirits". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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B-52sB-52s ... CD
Warner, 1979. Used ... $4.99
A damn great little record – one that's got plenty to offer, and way more than the kitsch you might expect! We're surprised at how many times we go back to this one over the years – but it always makes us happy! Titles include "Planet Claire", "52 Girls", "Dance This Mess Around", "Rock Lobster", "Lava", "There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)", "Hero Worship", "6060-842" and "Downtown". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)


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Chet BakerBaby Breeze ... LP
Limelight, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
It's the mid 60s, and although Chet's lost the classic sound of his early recordings, he does a pretty nice job in this small group session that has him playing fluegelhorn in place of a recently-stolen trumpet. The sound is nice and compressed, with a tightly restrained feel that works well with his voice on the album's vocal tracks. The group includes Bob James, Frank Strozier, and Hal Galper – and titles include "Baby Breeze", "This Is The Thing", "I Wish You Love", "Pamela's Passion", and "Comin Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Limelight pressing, in the extravagant gatefold cover!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerPretty Groovy ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1958. Near Mint- ... $38.99
One of Chet's rarer albums from the Pacific Jazz years – a late 50s set that compiles earlier recordings, making for a whopping 14 tracks in all from Chet's glory days! The core of the album features Chet fronting the original quartet with Russ Freeman on piano, plus some occasional guest guitar work – but a number of tracks also feature appearances by Bill Perkins and Jimmy Guiffre. Tracks are short and very to the point – in that early Baker mode – and titles include "Look For The Silver Lining", "Band Aid", "Pavane", "Winter Wonderland", "Batter Up", "Long Ago & Far Away", "Carson City Stage", "But Not For Me", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing on King.)

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Tom BakerTom Baker & Friends 1982 to 1994 ... CD
La Brava (Australia), 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
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BalachanderSounds Of The Veena ... LP
World Pacific, 1970s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
South Indian music played on Venu (or flute), tamboura, kanjeera, and mridangam. Stretched out over 4 long tracks – "Sarasa Saama Dhaana", "Koluvai Unnadae", "Kadhanavarike", and "Varanaaradha Naaraayana". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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