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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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Ava LunaInfinite House ... CD
Western Vinyl, 2015. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Ava CherryStreetcar Named Desire (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Coast/Gold Legion, 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the more new wave-oriented moments from Ava Cherry – a singer we know best from her solo work in soul, but who also has a pretty strong pedigree on the rock side of the spectrum as well! The instrumentation is heavy on keyboards – played by Mark Isham, in a way that sometimes echoes his best soundtrack work of the decade, but more focused too – at a level that brings a deeper sound to the music than you might expect! Tunes are upbeat and catchy, yet trying for a bit of an edge at times – and Ava serves up the lyrics with a subtle sense of drama in her voice. Titles include "Fast Lover", "Love To Be Touched", "Techno Love", "Having Been Far", "I Guess It's Love", "Awkward Situation", and "Streetcar Named Desire". CD features two bonus tracks – 12" remixes of "Awkward Situation" and "Streetcar Named Desire". CD
 
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Mark Lawrence/Victor Feldman/Norman ParisDavid & Lisa ... LP
AVA, 1962. Very Good ... $2.99
Side one of this LP isn't much to write home about – dramatic orchestral music, written by Mark Lawrence, and conducted by Norman Paris – dark stuff to accompany the film in the title. Side two is great, though – jazzy "impressions" of the main themes, played by a group that's led by Victor Feldman, with a free lyrical approach that's better than most of his other work from the time. Titles include "Theme From David & Lisa", "David & Lisa's Love Song", "Paree Paree Paree", and "Clock Smash". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete JollyLittle Bird ... CD
AVA/VSOP, 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records ever cut by pianist Pete Jolly! Little Bird is a sweet set of instrumentals featuring a trio of Chuck Berghofer on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, plus Howard Roberts on guitar and Kenny Hume on added percussion. The centerpiece here is Jolly's groovy hit version of "Little Bird", a jaunty little soul jazz number – but the whole album swells in an easily swinging groove that holds up throughout. Titles include "My Favorite Things", "To Kill A Mockingbird", "Never Never Land", and "Three Four Five". CD

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✨✧ Pete JollyLittle Bird ... LP
AVA, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records ever cut by pianist Pete Jolly! Little Bird is a sweet set of instrumentals featuring a trio of Chuck Berghofer on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, plus Howard Roberts on guitar and Kenny Hume on added percussion. The centerpiece here is Jolly's groovy hit version of "Little Bird", a jaunty little soul jazz number – but the whole album swells in an easily swinging groove that holds up throughout. Titles include "My Favorite Things", "To Kill A Mockingbird", "Never Never Land", and "Three Four Five". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Pete JollySweet September ... CD
AVA/VSOP, 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from one of the grooviest pianists of the 60s – a player who could always keep things lively and swinging, even in a small combo session! The album's one of Pete Jolly's gems for the Ava label – a follow-up to his semi-hit Little Bird, and like that one, a record done with some slight additional help from Howard Roberts on a few tracks. But this time around, Roberts' work is only on a few of the titles – leaving Pete's core trio to take over most of the grooves themselves, building strongly from warmly rolling rhythms by Chuck Berghofer on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, topped by Jolly's surprisingly soulful lines on piano – all in a blend that reminds us of the great balance between lyricism and groove we always find in the best work of Vince Guaraldi. Titles include "Sweet September", "Can't We Be Friends", "Any Number Can Win", "Soft Winds", "Oleo", "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", and "Kiss Me Baby". CD

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✨✧ Muggsy Spanier & His Huge Dixieland BandColumbia – The Gem Of The Ocean ... LP
AVA, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has moderate wear, a factory sticker with a bit of pen, and a bit of sticker residue.)

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✨✧ Herb StewardHerb Steward Plays So Pretty ... LP
AVA, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little date for the AVA label – one that features the tenor and clarinet of Herb Steward set amidst lush strings from Dick Hazard! The sound is very dreamy and laidback – a great sort of late nite romantic jazz set – and Steward's horn still comes through strongly, with a deep feeling that really keeps things compelling, even when relaxed. Titles include "Lovely Melody", "So Pretty", "With All My Love", "Indian Summer", "Remember", "Memphis In June", and "When Day Is Done". LP, Vinyl record album
(Choreo pressing.)
 
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MachitoSun Also Rises ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good ... $48.99
Extremely rare Machito soundtrack for the film of Hemmingway's Sun Also Rises, which starred Tyrone Power and Ava Gardner. The music is some of Machito's best from the time, and the whole record has an incredibly raw Afro-Cuban groove to it, with none of the sleepiness that you can get in some of Machito's other albums. Titles include "6 Beautiful Girls", "The Orchestra", "Bom Bon Cha", "Tumbao", "Sabarosonga", "Chug A Lug", and "Cha Cha Blues". Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and heavy! Cover is great on front, and back has two small names, but is nice too.)

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Tony ScottTony Scott Quartet ... LP
Brunswick, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Classic early work from Tony Scott – a set of clarinet tracks performed with a quartet – featuring Dick Katz on piano, Earl May or Milt Hinton on bass, and Philly Joe Jones or Ossie Johnson on drums. The style's a great mix of bop and swing – in that mode that Tony always brought to his best work of the time, and which pushed an understanding of the clarinet in jazz long past the swing years. Titles include the long original "Blues for Ava", in two parts, plus "Goodbye", and "Swootie Patootie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, from 1978, with the original insert.)

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Wax PoeticsIssue #55 – Daft Punk/De La Soul – Summer 2013 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99
Daft Punk get the placement they deserve – given the fame of their latest and greatest – and the mighty De La Soul take their place on the other side of the cover! The issue features articles on both acts – as well as bits in Nile Rodgers, Teddy Riley, Slum Village, Gino Soccio, Meshell Ndegeocello, Wajeed, Jack Bruce, Ava Luna, Lady, and Blkkathy. Phew! That's a heck of a lot in one super-tight publication – but as always, Wax Poetics pulls it off at a level that nobody else can touch. Magazine
 
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AK SkillsCheck Tha Flava (clean, dirty, inst)/Nights of Fear (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Tru Criminal, 1996. Sealed ... $9.99
Two mellow underground tracks from the underrated AK Skills. "Check the Flava" produced by Lord Finesse, "Nights of Fear" produced by Buckwild. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jan AkkermanJan Akkerman ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
A very different album than usual from Jan Akkerman – but in a really nice way! The album's not nearly as guitar-heavy and rock-leaning as some of Jan's other sets from the 70s – and has a bubbling sort of soul-based finish, one that's arranged by Akkerman with some help from Mike Gibbs – and which almost has a funky dancefloor appeal at times! The jazz component of the record is still relatively strong, in a tripped-out funky fusion way – but there's enough of a consistent pulse to the album to really keep things on track nicely! Includes the spacey "Pavane", which has great keyboards from Joachim Kuhn, and the nicely breaking "Streetwalker" – plus the cuts "Angel Watch", "Crackers", "Skydancer", "Floatin", and "Gate To Europe". CD

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Jan AkkermanJan Akkerman Live ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A late 70s live set from space jazz/jazz rock guitar guru Jan Akkerman – rolling from spacious, sparely haunting atmospherics to tighter, sax and keys punctuated fusion jams! This live set was his Atlantic followed up his self titled album, and it grooves in similar territory – not as reliant on the more rocking side of his sound, but hardly lacking in spacey dynamics – with more of a fusiony jazz funk vibe in the busier arrangements. Players include Jasper Van't Hoff and Willem Ennes on keys, Cess Van Der Laarse on bass, Tom Barlage on sax, Bruno Castelucci on drums, and Neppie Noya on percussion. Titles include "Transitory", "Skydancer", "Pavane", "Crackers", "Tommy" and "Azimuth". CD

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Frank AlamoDa Doo Ron Ron/File, File, File/Pas De Larmes/Il Y Avait Toi ... 7-inch
Barclay (France), 1963. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chava AlbersteinCrazy Flower – A Collection ... CD
Shanachie, 1998. Used ... $3.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Chava AlbersteinEnd Of The Holiday ... CD
Rounder, 2003. Used ... $3.99
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JD AllenGraffiti ... CD
Savant, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 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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Amrals Trinidad Cavaliers/Ozel TurkbasIt Sure Is Funky/Ozel's Dance Routing – Strange Breaks & Mr Thing III Sampler ... 7-inch
Dynamic Sounds/BBE (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
A great version of "It Sure Is Funky" – a tune originally done as a vocal number by Ripple, but presented here by Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers in a mad bit of steel band funk! The echoey steel is wonderful – and really gives the tune a mighty unusual vibe! Mr Thing re-edits "Ozel's Dance Routine" on the flip – really making the most of the funky drums and freaky guitar while letting the bassline take center stage, and drive the whole thing into freaky Turkish madness! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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David AmramYoung Savages – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia/Intrada, 1961. New Copy ... $19.99
An overlooked jazz soundtrack from early 60s Hollywood – and some amazing early work from composer David Amram! Amram's always had an ear for higher-concept versions of jazz – but his approach here is a wonderful blend of modernity and spontaneity – just right for the sort of energy of the film, and it's JD "young savages" theme – and played by a very hip group of musicians that include Harold Land or George Barrow on tenor, Teo Macero on alto, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, and Amram himself on piano – playing in this very cool Monk-like style. Some cuts are more jazz combo modes – like the long jazz numbers, including "Harold's Way Out", "True Blue", and "Las Muchacas Delicadas". Other cuts have more of a soundtrack approach, but still with great jazz elements – and these include "Rooftops", "Help", "Subway Sounds", and "Theme From The Young Savages". CD

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Carleen AndersonUp To Now – The Best Of Carleen Anderson ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $6.99
An incredible collection of work by Brit soul legend Carleen Anderson – born of American parents (and James Brown bandmates) Bobby Byrd and Vicki Anderson, but a key figure in the London soul revival of the 1990s and beyond! The set brings together work from a wide array of sources – not just Carleen's initial solo records for Virgin, but also her more recent indie soul efforts, a few rare singles, and work with groups that include Young Disciples, Brand New Heavies, and Full Flava! Carleen's got an incredible voice that's easily one of the best bits of UK soul in the past 25 years – and the set list really features some of her best work ever, all tied up in one tidy package! Titles include "Apparently Nothin (Circa mix)", "Nervous Breakdown (radio)", "True Spirit", "Sights In The City (with Guru)", "Fortune's Drive (edit)", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Let It Last", "Mama Said", "Leopards In The Temple", "Swinging Big Tom" and "Saturday Nite" (both with Brand New Heavies), "Stories" (with Full Flava)", "Dance In The Rain", and "Don't Look Back In Anger (live)". CD

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✨✧ Laurie AndersonBig Science ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the greatest albums to come from the New York underground of the early 80s – even if it was a relatively big "hit" on a major label! Laurie Anderson is in perfect form here – drawing on a strong tradition of avant garde performance, but without any of the indulgences that would mire down performance art in years to come. Instead, she's got a clean, clear style that's simply amazing – spoken passages that are poetic and pointed, but which also have a slight undercurrent of wit – a charming quality that never takes itself too seriously, even when the sounds and styles are somewhat dark. Instrumentation includes some great rhythm passages from David Van Tieghem, plus surprising performances from Rufus Harley on bagpipes and George Lewis on trombone. Titles include "From The Air", "Big Science", "O Superman", "Born Never Asked", "Walking & Falling", "Example #22", "Let X = X", and "It Tango". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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AtomicLucidity ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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AtomicThere's A Hole In The Mountain ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Patti AustinCTI Collection ... CD
Sony/Connoisseur Collection (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $6.99
Smooth jazzy soul from Patti Austin – pulled from her classic late 70s recordings for CTI! Patti brought a new sophistication to soul music during the time, working in a generation with singers like Jean Carn and Marlena Shaw to forge a whole new style of modern R&B. Some of Patti's work is a bit more pop than the other two, but the selection on this CD's got some of her finest moments – including the tracks "This Side Of Heaven", "Say You Love Me", "We're In Love", "Havana Candy", "Little Baby", and "Give It Time". CD
(Out of print.)

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Frankie AvalonAnd Now About Mr Avalon ... LP
Chancellor, 1961. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Cover has some splitting on the top seam, half split bottom seam, and some masking tape residue on front.)

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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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Duck BakerSpinning Song – Duck Baker Plays The Music Of Herbie Nichols ... CD
Avant/DIW (Japan), 1996. Used ... $11.99
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Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Images Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $36.99 49.95
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled with pictures of Duke, Louis, and Miles! In true Soul Jazz fashion, the volume shines the spotlight on key avant and spiritual jazz figures – like Roland Kirk, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Elvin Jones, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Alice Coltrane, Lloyd McNeil, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Max Roach, Larry Young, and many others – each of whom get at least one very vivid photo (some black and white, some color), and a short bit of text that introduces their music and placement in jazz. To be fair, there's also some shots of Miles, too – but shown in a very different context in this great book! 189 pages, oversize, with a great hardcover package. Book

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Gato BarbieriFenix ... CD
Flying Dutchman/RCA (France), 1971. Used ... $9.99
One of Gato's best! The record's neither too out, nor too poppy – and it has Barbieri playing with that incredible raspy tone – and working over modal grooves laid down by a hip group that includes Lonnie Liston Smith on acoustic and electric pianos, Ron Carter on bass, Lennie White on drums, and additional percussion on most tracks. The cuts have a Latin finish to them, but they've also got a strongly pronounced soul jazz vibe – something that's missing from lots of Gato's other work, and which feels a lot here like some of Pharoah Sander's best work for Impulse! Titles include "Tupac Amaru", "Bahia", "Falsa Bahiana", "El Dia Que Me Quieras", "El Arriero" and "Carnavalito". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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