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Ava LunaElectric Balloon ... CD
Western Vinyl, 2014. Used ... $3.99
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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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Cy ColemanTroublemaker – Original Soundtrack ... LP
AVA, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $16.99
A weird one – but a nice one! Side one features tunes composed by Cy Coleman for the film Troublemaker – mostly easy instrumentals, in the vein of Cy's regular work from the time, but with some nice soundtrack-y touches from time to time – with titles that include "Finale", "Chase", "Kidnap", "Love At First Sight", and "Denver's Theme". Better, though, is side two of the album – which features tracks from other films, supposedly in new versions. Includes "Man With The Golden Arm" and "Walk On The Wild Side" by Elmer Bernstein, "Here I Go Again" by China Lee with Dick Hazard, and "On The Street Where You Live" by Harry Betts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)
 
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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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Chava AlbersteinForeign Letters ... CD
Rounder, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Monty AlexanderIvory & Steel ... LP
Concord/Picante, 1980. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Monty shows off his Carribean roots on this one – working in a quintet format that includes steel drums by Othello Molineaux! The mixture of soul jazz piano and steel drums is a surprisingly fresh one – making for some grooves that have a sweet west coast sort of feel – a bit breezy and with slight tropic tastes, but never too much so to sound cliched. And Monty gets in plenty of straight work on the keys – sounding especially nice on original tunes "That's The Way It Is" and "Happy Lypso", but also doing great on tracks that include "Cavatina", "Montevideo", "SKJ", and "Street Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Rashied Ali & Royal BlueNY Ain't So Bad ... LP
Survival, 1976. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Avant jazz meets The Blues, as Rashied Ali and combo back up singer Royal Blue on this set of tracks released on Ali's own label. Blue's style isn't as heavy-handed as you'd expect, and at times, it shares a bit with 70's singers like Joe Lee Wilson. The band includes Marvin Blackman, Charles Eubanks, and Jimmy Vass – and tracks include "Real Blues", "New York Ain't So Bad", and "Moontipping". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot and a small sticker in the top right corner.)

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JD AllenGraffiti ... CD
Savant, 2015. Used ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Barry AltschulIrina ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Drummer Barry Altschul leads a great quartet – with Enrico Rava on trumpet, John Surman on baritone and soprano sax, and Mark Helias on bass! LP, Vinyl record album

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Karel AppelMusique Barbare ... CD
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1963. New Copy ... $15.99
The mad look of artist Karel Appel on the cover is a very fitting image for this set – as the music moves around in so many insane ways – often with the kind of dynamic, explosive vibe of Appel's famous paintings! We're tempted to call the set an audio version of abstract expressionism – save for the fact that there seems to be more of a method in the madness here – almost an early version of European free improvisation, served up on a range of analogue electronics, drums, and piano – and often peppered with Karel's vocal exclamations – in a way that almost attempts to bring a sense of humanity to the sometimes-cold world of musique concrete. Titles include "Le Cavalier Blanc", "Poeme Barbare", and "Paysage Electronique". CD
Also available Musique Barbare ... LP 15.99

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Karel AppelMusique Barbare ... LP
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1963. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99
The mad look of artist Karel Appel on the cover is a very fitting image for this set – as the music moves around in so many insane ways – often with the kind of dynamic, explosive vibe of Appel's famous paintings! We're tempted to call the set an audio version of abstract expressionism – save for the fact that there seems to be more of a method in the madness here – almost an early version of European free improvisation, served up on a range of analogue electronics, drums, and piano – and often peppered with Karel's vocal exclamations – in a way that almost attempts to bring a sense of humanity to the sometimes-cold world of musique concrete. Titles include "Le Cavalier Blanc", "Poeme Barbare", and "Paysage Electronique". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Musique Barbare ... CD 15.99

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AreaAnto/Logicamente ... CD
Cramps (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A classic mix of prog and experimental from Area – one of the coolest Italian bands of the 70s, and one who were very well-placed on the mostly-avant Cramps Records label! The music starts out in territory that's similar to some of the other Italian 70s groups who were inspired by Yes, Genesis, and other British acts – but quickly shifts into more radical sounds, especially in the way that music is mixed with other bursts of sonic activity – creating a blend of tuneful and outside moments that make the whole record compelling all the way through! Titles include "Citazione Da George L Jackson", "L'Abbatimento Dello Zeppelin", "Arbeit Mach Frei", and "Gerontocrazia". CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Message To Our Folks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A the time they were taking Paris by storm, the Art Ensemble recorded this brilliant message to folks everywhere – one of their best early albums, and a landmark in Chicago avant garde jazz! The record features the group at their best – playing very tightly, but also with a sense of whimsy and imagination. Side two features the extended track "A Brain For The Seine", a real classic by the band – and side one features versions of "Dexterity" and "Old Time Religion", plus the Roscoe Mitchell composition "Rock Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoJackson In Your House/Message To Our Folks/Reese & The Smooth Ones ... CD
BYG/Snapper (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $17.99 19.98
An incredible package – and one that features three of the most important records ever cut by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! All three albums were recorded at the Saravah Studios in the summer of 1969 – during a time when the Art Ensemble of Chicago were making big waves on the Parisian scene (including their work in the film Les Stances A Sophie) – and finding a way to refine their new Chicago sound in the world away from the Windy City! These were the albums that really put the Art Ensemble on the map – letting them find new freedoms, and reach new heights in expression – in a mode that even surpassed previous recordings by individual members back home. The lineup is very heavy on reeds – with a variety played by Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman – and features bold trumpet from Lester Bowie, warm basslines from Malachi Favors, and a range of percussion and other instruments by all members of the group! The set comes in a nice book-like cover, with a booklet inside – and titles include "Reese & The Smooth Ones (parts 1 & 2)", "Rock Out", "Brain For The Seine", "Dexterity", "Jackson In Your House", "The Waltz", and "Song For Charles". CD

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Artists Jazz BandDouble Album ... LP
Music Gallery (Canada), Mid 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $99.99
70s avant jazz from Canada – by a group that includes work from filmmaker Michael Snow! LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Looks Like Snow", otherwise NM-.)

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AvailSatiate ... LP
Catheter Assembly, 1992. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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(Later pressing on Old Glory, including the insert.)

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Frankie AvalonVenus ... LP
De-Lite, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Albert AylerSpiritual Unity ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 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
(Out of print original pressing with a black and white cover.)

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Baba YagaOn The Edge (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Olivia/Vivid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $28.99
A totally great all-female jazz ensemble from the Bay Area scene of the 70s – working here with a cool, righteous sound that's totally out of sight! These guys aren't as avant as some of the spiritual jazz ensembles of the time, yet they still work with plenty of spirit in their music – carving out these really beautiful lines on flute and saxes, and even hitting a few slightly funky moments too. The album's issued by the same label that gave the world the classic set by Linda Tillery – and the set's got a similarly positive vibe too – not just in the lyrics on the tunes, but also in the way the songs stretch out with soulful, modal qualities. Titles include "Too Cool To Be True", "Terra", "Sweet Beginnings", "Nomi", "Smoke", "Rise Again", and "Charlotte's Web". CD

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Luis BacalovLo Chiamavano Mezzogiorno/The Man Called Noon ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
A richer, more complex soundtrack than you might expect for a spaghetti western – scored by maestro Luis Bacalov with some of the fuller qualities he'd bring to his more famous international work in later years! There's almost a sentimental quality to the record at points – these strings that swell and dip with a subtle sense of melody, before giving way to some darker, much more brooding passages – done with instrumentation that's a lot more spare, and a lot more tense – as stark percussion bits burst out next to moodier tones too. A few warmer moments bubble forth at points, but overall there's a sense of stark tension to the record – on titles that include "Discovering", "Fan", "The Man Called Noon", "Mr Rubble Noon", "In The Fortress", and "Rimes". CD

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Derek Bailey/George Lewis/John ZornYankees ... CD
Celluloid, 1983. Used ... $6.99
Spare improvisations from this transatlantic trio of avant jazzers – Derek Bailey on guitar, George Lewis on trombone, and John Zorn on alto, soprano sax, and clarinets! Despite the avant-rock stylings of other work on Celluloid at the time, this one's got a spare, free sound that's very much in keeping with the best work by the players on other labels at the time – coming across more like a record on Parachute or Incus than some of the sloppier crossovers that usually hit the decks on Celluloid. Surprisingly strong all the way through, with titles that include "City City City", "The Warning Track", "On Golden Pond", and "The Legend Of Enos Slaughter". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)
 
 
 



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