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✨✧ Modern Traditions EnsembleNew Old Music ... CD
Adventure Music, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully acoustic session that pays tribute to older choro styles in Brazil – and one that features the talents of Benjamin Taubkin on piano, Naylor Proventa on sax and clarinet, Isaias De Almeida on mandolin, Israel De Almeida on 7 string guitar, and Guello on percussion. The set's got echoes of Pixinguinha and Jacob Do Bandolim – but is also recorded in that "up close" and intimate style that marks some of the better recent work issued by the Adventure label. Titles include "Vibracoes", "Proezas De Solon", "Cheguei", "Lamentos", "Gotas Do Ouro", and "Perolas". CD
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Marcos AmorimSea Of Tranquility ... CD
Adventure Music, 2016. Used ... $4.99
Beautifully subtle guitar work from Marcos Amorim – a musician who plays an electric instrument, but can often make it feel as if waves of sound are just cascading out gently into the air – more tone than attack on the strings, with this style that's deft, but very unassuming – and which works especially well with the Fender Rhodes lines used on a good number of tracks on the album! The balance is key to Amorim's talents – as the whole thing would be too smooth or slick in the hands of someone else, but still has that up-close, personal vibe we loved in Marcos' other albums for Adventure. Other instrumentation includes bass and drums – and singer Delia Fischer appears on a few of the album's tracks, although the set is mostly instrumental overall. Titles include "Bolero", "January Ashes", "Dance Of The Five Princesses", "Sea Of Tranquility", "The Further Away The Closer I Get", "Sea Time", and "My African Goddess". CD

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Clarice AssadImaginarium ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. Used ... $1.99
Sublime vocals from Clarice Assad – a singer who's got some ties to older Brazilian traditions, but who also really makes things all her own – with a dynamic sense of phrasing that's perfectly backed up by some equally great instrumentation! Clarice handled all the arrangments – which blend flute, strings, vocals, and lots of deft percussion – but always in this lean way that moves along effortlessly with her beautiful vocals. The approach has all the fresh appeal of Joyce at her best – although Clarice is quite different overall, and often open to a much wider range of influences. Titles include "De Perna Pro Ar", "Passaros", "Fantasia", "Tempestade", "Why", "Lachrimae", "Dedezinha De Maio", and "Revolta Das Flores". CD
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Hamilton De HolandaCaprichos/Caprices ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Hamilton De Holanda – a double-length set that's filled with really lovely solo work on the ten-string mandolin, mixed with other duo and trio performances featuring a well-chosen array of guests! The album's got a very close, personal feel – especially as the set starts with a few solo numbers – and the introduction of the guests is very gradual, and creates this warmly collaborative vibe on Hamilton's compositions – as he's joined by other instrumentation that includes piano, accordion, harmonica, percussion, bass, and steel guitar. Titles include "Waltz Caprice", "First Caprice", "Moon Caprice", "North Caprice", "Time Caprice", "Brazilian Caprice", and "Sun Caprice". CD
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Toninho Horta & Nicola StiloDuets ... CD
Adventure Music, 2005. Used ... $1.99
The guitar of Toninho Horta is always a treat, but on this album it's made even better by some lyrically light flute work from Nicola Stilo! The set's got a dreamy quality that really gets at the gentler sound of Horta's work on guitar – and a few tunes even feature his vocals, singing in a laidback way that has echoes of the earlier bossa era, but a more gently jazzy approach overall. Stilo plays a variety of flutes on the set, and titles include a great version of Coltrane's "Naima", plus "Very Early", "Vento", "My Ideal", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Meu Canario", "Bons Amigos", and "Illusion". CD
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Tom Lellis & The Metropole OrchestraSkylark ... CD
Adventure Music, 2009. Used ... $1.99
The richest album we've heard so far from vocalist Tom Lellis – a well-done set that has the overlooked singer backed strongly by the Metropole Orchestra! Given the setting, the album reminds us a bit of recent Verve dates from Mark Murphy – a sound that's timeless, yet not in any sort of easy too-standard way – very fresh charts for the orchestral backings, and heartfelt lyrics from Lellis that are never lost in the larger setting. Some tunes sparkle with creative changes in the vocals, while others are delivered in straighter ballad modes – both forms that Tom handles perfectly – and titles include "Mountain Flight", "Milton's Moment", "Tell Me A Bedtime Story", "Love Is", "Straight Up & Down", and "Taken To Heart". CD

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Mike Marshall & Caterina LichtenbergJS Bach ... CD
Adventure Music, 2015. Used ... $2.99
The music of Bach, given a wonderfully warm approach here – as performed in a set of duets between Caterina Lichtenberg on mandolin and Mike Marshall on mandocello! The album's got the acoustic beauty of some of Marshall's other excellent albums for the Adventure Music label – right down to the brilliant recording quality – which brings a slight American undercurrent to selections from older series of Bach compositions – including "The Fifteen Two Part Inventions", "Three Canons From The Art Of The Fugue", and the especially nice "Four Organ Duets". The mandolins have a much warmer, fluid feel than more familiar lute interpretations – and the dexterity of both players in such a setting really leaves us breathless. CD
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Mike Marshall & Caterina LichtenbergMike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg ... CD
Adventure Music, 2010. Used ... $1.99
A mix of acoustic roots, Brazilian modes, and classical forms – a lovely pairing of the mandolins of Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg, turned towards a host of beautiful compositions! The music here runs from Bach forward to the 20th century – and given the inherent warmth in Marshall's music, there's a very contemporary vibe to the whole set – despite the source of some of the tunes – and at points, there's some strong Brazilian elements too, especially on the numbers penned by Jacob Do Bandolim. Titles include "The Cat The Mouse & The Chicken", "Giga", "Suite Venezolana", "Santa Morena", "Assanhado", and "Gankino". CD
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Jovino Santos NetoPiano Masters Series Vol 4 ... CD
Adventure Music, 2013. Used ... $2.99
Beautiful solo piano from Jovino Santos Neto – an artist we've loved on other releases from Adventure music, but one who really shines here in the spare space of their Piano Masters series! The isolation of Neto's instrument allows for even greater fascination with his subtle tones and textures than before – and honestly, the way the notes flow and ebb, we'd almost think that some passages featured more than one player, or overdubs – but are, as described in the notes, just the product of Jovino's open-ended freedom at the keyboard of a top-shelf piano. Tracks are a great mix of originals and surprising standards – and titles include "Bebe", "Amanha", "Descanso", "Na Batucada Da Vida", "Muito", "Nem Um Talvez", "Do Solo", "Choro Bandido", and "All The Things You Are". CD
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Jovino Santos Neto & Andre MehmariGuris – A Tribute To Hermeto Pascoal ... CD
Adventure Music, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A gorgeous tribute to the music of Hermeto Pascoal – performed here by the twin pianists Jovino Santos Neto and Andre Mehmari, with some additional guest help from Hermeto himself! The album's way more than just a set of piano work, though – as the music really lives up to the larger sonic legacy of Pascoal's vision – and explodes with fresh colors and light at each new twist and turn – sometimes when one or the other player might pick up another instrument, like melodica, flute, harmonium, or bandolim – but still even just when the sound comes from two acoustic pianos, soaring to the skies in unison. Pascoal plays on a few of the album's tracks – adding in work on melodica and teakettle – the last of which is a great example of how inventive the sonic range of the performance is throughout! Titles include "Certeza", "Guris", "Andorinhas", "Samba Do Belaqua", "Dois Santos – Jorge E Antonio", "Aquela Valsa", and "Bailando Com Cerveja". CD

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Philippe Baden PowellBrazil – Piano Masters Series Vol 2 ... CD
Adventure Music, 2012. Used ... $2.99
A striking solo set from Phillipe Baden Powell – much bolder and more expressive than his previous album – even though the overall feel is a lot more stripped-down too! Baden's got a very sharp approach to the keys of the piano – working here in a range of tones that's really breathtaking – a stark palette of sounds that's recorded with just the right sort of depth to let all of his most subtle touches come through. As befits his roots, the tunes are a mix of Brazilian numbers and jazz standards – plus a few original compositions as well – and titles include "Canto Triste", "Consolacao", "Prologue", "The Meantime", "Loro", "Choro Para Metronomo", "Ending", "Giant Steps", and "Vista Chinesa". CD
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Benjamim TaubkinAl Qantara/A Ponte/The Bridge – Brazil & Morrocco ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. Used ... $1.99
A beautiful set that delivers exactly what it promises in the title – a wonderful criss-crossing of Brazilian and Moroccan modes – all with a vibe that's quite different than previous records from pianist Benjamim Taubkin! Many tracks are long, and flow with a wonderful blend – Taubkin's piano, with warm jazzy currents – mixed with oud, gimbri, accordion, bass, and percussion – often with a modal feel in the rhythms, and qualities that take us back to some of the hippest 60s experiments in crossing western jazz with eastern styles! Titles include "O Deserto E Aqui", "Hijaz", "Quilombo", "Salsabile", and "Hamdouchia". CD
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✨✧ Nelson AngeloCaterete ... CD
Adventure Music, 2000/2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn great record from Brazilian singer and guitarist Nelson Angelo – an artist we haven't heard from since his early 70s album with Joyce! Angelo clearly hasn't missed a beat in the time that's gone by – and he's working here in a compelling mode that blends small combo instrumentation with adventurous songwriting – but which also has lots of jazzy touches in the phrasing of the vocals and instruments. There's a lightly breezy feel to some of the best tracks – reminding us almost of early Ivan Lins at his best – but the album also has a more personal approach that comes through in most of Angelo's original compositions. Titles include "Lingerinho", "Caterete", "Delirios Do Mar", "Radio Universe Pedal", "Vera's Frevo", and "Trombone". CD

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✨✧ Daniel SantiagoMetropole ... CD
Adventure Music, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz album at heart, but one with some distinct Brazilian touches too – a warm blend of the guitar lines of Daniel Santiago with reeds from Josue Lopez and piano from Vitor Goncalves – all wrapped up in a set of rich flowing rhythms! There's some of the sensitivity here that you might have heard on the best indie Brazilian jazz sides from the 80s – some of those smaller label sets we always dug so much – and the guitar and sax (either tenor or soprano, depending on the track) have a great way of dancing around each other – creating some magical interplay over the piano, bass, and drums. Titles include "Gregorian Samba", "Old City", "In The Rain", "Letter To The World", "Children Of The War", "Lagoon", and "Angola's Dance". CD

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✨✧ Ricardo Silveira & John LeftwichCosmos ... CD
Adventure Music, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set that not only offers up some great work from co-leaders Ricardo Silveira on guitar and John Leftwich on bass – but one that also includes some of the best small group work we've heard from Hubert Laws in years! The legendary flautist really opens up on the record – with these soulfully-blown lines that really take us back to his genius of the 70s – that breathy approach to his instrument that really set Hubert apart, and which created such a great flow on his classic albums. That flow is a great match for the warmly chromatic lines of Silveira on guitar – whose approach is gentle, but a bit more punctuated – as is the bass work of Leftwich, which has this subtle rumble that brings the bottom up in careful ways. Drummer Kiko Freitas completes the group – and titles include "Outro Rio", "Reflections", "Cosmos", "Valsa Nova", "9 to 1", and "Northeast & West". CD

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✨✧ Ricardo Silveira & Vinicius CantuariaRSVC ... CD
Adventure Music, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the warmest, most intimate records we've ever heard from Vinicius Cantuaria – and one of the most beautiful too! The set's got Vinicius on vocals and guitar, in the company of guitarist Ricardo Silveira, and no other instrumentation at all – which makes for a wonderfully airy sort of record, and one that really lets Cantuaria open up! We might dare to say that the album's got a more classic bossa approach than some of Vinicius' other records – but the music isn't really bossa, either – and instead has all these fresh, individual inflections that really come from the simple, yet stunning work from both guitar players – and Cantuaria's well-measured use of lyrics – often in ways that have them taking second stage to the guitar instrumentation. Titles include "Perritos", "A La Dori", "Sessao Das Onze", "E O Fim", "Trilha Polar", and "Dia Del Sol". CD

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✨✧ Marcos AmorimSeven Chapels/Sete Capelas ... CD
Adventure Music, 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the best release so far on Adventure Music – a really beautiful blend of acoustic guitar, jazzy flute, warm bass, and earthy percussion! Guitarist Marcos Amorim is clearly the star of the show here, but the album's also got a strongly collaborative spirit that takes the set way past just a simple instrumentalist effort – a quality that makes most tunes dance with a nice little jazzy edge, and come off with the best sort of warm interplay that we love in older bossa recordings of this type. Production is bright, but never too slick – and the flute of Nivaldo Ornelas sounds really great next to Amorim's guitar. Percussion and drums are by Robertinho Silva, and titles include "Coisas Demais Por Fazer", "Luz Da Lua", "Amandy", "Pedra Da Sorte", "Sonhos Indianos", "Mr Z", and "Homenagiando Garoto". CD

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✨✧ Marcos Amorim TrioCris On The Farm ... CD
Adventure Music, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warmly introspective work from Brazilian guitarist Marcos Amorim – playing a variety of acoustic and electric guitars, in a trio session that features bass by Ney Conceicao, and drums and percussion from Robertinho Silva. Most of the tracks are originals, done in a spacious, post-Metheny mode that's as concerned with the sound between the notes as the actual solo work on the strings – and titles include "Baden", "Cristina Na Fazenda", "Sodalita", "Largo Das Neves", and "Mr Birdman". CD

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✨✧ Darol Anger & Barbara HigbieTideline ... CD
Windham Hill/Adventure Music, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Piano and violin come together beautifully here – the former by Barbara Higbie, the latter by Darrol Anger – who also plays mandolin and cello as well! There's an acoustic balance here that's more jazz than some of the other Windham Hill albums of the time – especially in the music's sense of rhythm and phrasing – and the rich acoustic tones of both players get wonderfully past some of the new age cliches that are too-often wrongly associated with the label – and remind us that at their best, records like these offer up a key flowering of the acoustic underground of the 70s. Mike Marshall plays guest mandolin on one title – and tracks include "Movie", "Tideline", "Above The Fog", "True Story", "Onyame", and "Gemini". Really great 2015 remaster – excellent sound and package – way better than the Windham Hill releases in the 80s! CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimSymphonic Jobim (aka Jobim Sinfonico) ... CD
Adventure Music, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of symphonic tracks based around the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim – work that stretches back to the 50s, up through 60s bossa nova, and even includes some of Jobim's more complicated orchestrations from the 70s! The music is done in the arch-baroque style of other titles on the Biscoito Fino label – with a full symphony orchestra, smaller instrumental groupings, and even some strong vocal performances that drift in and out of the music. The set features re-interpretations of original arrangements by Jobim, Nelson Riddle, Deodato, Claus Ogerman, and others – and was put together by Paulo Jobim. Titles include "Lenda", "Macumba", "O Homem", "Saudade Do Brasil", "Matita Pere", "Chora Coracao", "Bangzalia", "Garota De Ipanema", and "Gabriela". Very nicely done 2CD set! CD
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✨✧ Vanishing TwinChoose Your Own Adventure ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Malcolm Catto is at the production helm for this sweet debut set from Vanishing Twin – and you can definitely hear his touches in the music – which is often funky and trippy at the same time! The group themselves have kind of a fuzz-frequency vibe that lies somewhere between late 60s French pop psych, and maybe the revived analogue modes of the 90s – with echoey drums, swirling organ and keyboard lines, and vocals that seem nicely compressed down into the mix – but in a way that gives them more Silver Apples-like power. But there's also some moodier, spookier moments too – almost soundtrack elements from time to time, especially at the more obtuse instrumental points – which almost feel like they could have come from a Finders Keepers reissue. Titles include "Under The Water", "Eggs", "Truth Is Boring", "Choose Your Own Adventure", "Telescope", "Vanishing Twin Syndrome", and "The Conservation Of Energy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hoyt Curtain, William Hanna, & Joseph BarberaJohnny Quest ... CD
La La Land, 1964. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Music from an ultra-cool kid cartoon of the 60s – sounding almost better here away from the screen than it did in the TV show! The main theme of Johnny Quest has a great current of mod jazz, and there's a fair bit of that on some of the other tracks too – modes that usually feature a larger ensemble with great horn work, in a style that's maybe almost the sound that you'd get if Henry Mancini were scoring a cartoon – with all the richness of color that might imply! Other tracks are more scene-setters, but still quite far from the usual modes for a cartoon – and although the music's credited partly to the show's creators, the Hanna-Barbera team, we're guessing the real genius comes from the music direction of Hoyt Curtain and Ted Nichols. 2CD set features material from a number of different shows – including "Dragons Of Ashida", "The Robot Spy", "Arctic Splashdown", "Calcutta Adventure", "Treasure Of The Temple", "Attack Of The Tree People", "Terror Island", "The Mystery Of The Lizard Men", and "The Curse Of Anubis" – plus other shows too, the main themes, and even some bonus tracks! CD
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Sven LibaekInner Space – Original Soundtrack (deluxe 180 gram collector's edition) ... LP
Festival/Votary (Australia), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
One of our favorite records of all time – an incredible soundtrack from the legendary Sven Libaek, served up in a swirling blend of vibes, flute, guitar, and organ – all with a bubbly, watery feel that's totally amazing! The album's easily one of the greatest from the Australian scene of the 70s – originally penned for a film of underwater adventure, but a treasure trove of groove that easily stands next to any of the best American or Italian soundtracks of the time. Libaek's approach is really unique – almost soft on the attack, which creates a really strong flow in the music – always warm, always rhythmic, and plenty darn groovy – thanks to the incredible instrumentation on the set! Players include Don Burrows and Errol Buddle on flutes, Col Nolan on organ, John Sangster on vibes, George Golla on guitar, and Sven himself on piano – and titles include "Inner Space", "Music For Eels", "Sounds Of The Deep", "Nocturnal Lullaby", "Danger Reef", "Seasnakes", "Midget Monsters", "Beche De Mer", "Attacking Sharks", "Inner Space", and "Turtlemusic". LP features a whopping 16 tracks in all newly remastered from the original master tapes! LP, Vinyl record album

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John WilliamsNone But The Brave ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1965. Used ... $14.99
An early moment of genius from composer John Williams – a beautifully-done score for this excellent WWII thriller that starred Frank Sinatra! Williams' charts are tense enough for the war setting of the movie, but also have some looser, lighter touches that we especially love – possibly inspired by the island setting of the story, and carried off with a slight hint of jazz – just an echo of the groovier modes from other John Williams comedy scores of the 60s. This beautiful reissue really goes all-out to present the music at its finest – 18 tracks from the film, plus 5 more bonus tracks, and even 2 more tracks from a 45, with vocals by the Jack Halloran Singers! Lots of notes, great sound, images from the film, and more – with tracks that include "Water Logged", "The Bargain/Mahoney Gets The News", "The Separation", "Okuda & The Shark", "Night Adventure", "Enemies Repair", and "The Boat Detail" CD
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✨✧ Monday MichiruPortraits In Time – 2002 to 2013 ... CD
Adventure, 2016. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful portrait of Monday Michiru – one of our favorite singers of the past 20 years – equally well-versed in jazz, soul, and Brazilian modes – all of which come together on this collection of very well-chosen and overlooked tracks! The special 2CD package brings together music from some of Monday's smaller label and under-distributed titles – including a number of import-only selections, a few collaborations with other artists, and a really wonderful array of tunes that show just how much Michiriu has grown since she first started out! Monday hit some great fame in the mid 90s in Japan – but during recent years, she's been living in the US mostly, and really working on her craft away from the limelight – opening up with expressive jazz inflections that rival some of her best inspirations of previous decades, while still holding onto the richly soulful power that brought her some strong early attention. If you've missed hearing Monday at all, this set is a great introduction – and even if you've followed her as closely as we have, we'll bet that there's some tracks here you might not have in your collection. 23 tracks in all – including "Dreams Of Tomorrow", "Mi Vida", "Sometimes", "One (Alter Ego version)", "Generations", "Epiphany", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Nexus Interlude", "Hung Up", "Genetic Imprints", "Just Be Good To Me", "No Matter What", "Belle O Byron Bay (Bluey mix)", "No Answer", "The Cosmic Laws", and "Cut To The Chase". CD

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonFurther Adventures Of El Chico ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Massively groovy work from Chico Hamilton – one of his standout swingers for Impulse Records in the 60s, and a set that really showcases all the changes in music he'd made for the decade! The set features some wonderful reed work from Jerome Richardson and Charlie Mariano, plus some especially great guitar from Gabor Szabo – a player who was rising to fame in Hamilton's group, but also stands out here with lots of the breezy grooves he'd bring to his own dates for Impulse. Tracks are short, but in a good way that really keeps them focused – and other players who complete the groove include Clark Terry on trumpet and Ron Carter on bass – both of whom nicely pick up Chico's sense of adventure and humor. Titles include "Monday Monday", "Daydream", "Stella By Starlight", "Evil Eye", "Manila", "That Boy With The Long Hair", and "Monday Monday". CD
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Lenny WhiteLenny White Presents The Adventures of The Astral Pirates – A Musical Space Odyssey ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1978. Used ... $10.99
At this point, space seemed to be a logical direction for Lenny White to go – since his high-powered fusion drumming style is enough to power him right out of the galaxy! This album's a hard heavy batch of funky fusion tunes – with lots of hard drums by Lenny, and spacey spacey keyboards by the great Don Blackman! Patrick Gleeson had a hand in some of the synthesizer work, and he gives the album a similar astral sound to the work he did on the Mercury label at the same time. There's a lot of guitars in the lead, but they sound pretty nice next to Lenny's heavy drums – and titles include "Heavy Metal Monster", "Assault", "Climax", "Universal Love", "The Great Pyramid", and "Remembering". CD
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Ray Brown & Quincy JonesAdventurers ... LP
Symbolic, 1970. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A rare groover from the team of Ray Brown and Quincy Jones – a smoking little set that completely revises the music for The Adventurers! The original score for the film featured tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, played by Deodato – a great combination at the time, but completely different than the heavy funk laid out here by Ray and Quincy! The pair really cook things up strongly here – hitting some of the best funky vibes you'd hear on Quincy Jones scores from the late 60s and early 70s – or some of Ray Brown's funkiest jazz sessions of the time. Brown leads the band, and the set's produced by Quincy – who also arranged some tracks – with help from JJ Johnson, Tom Scott, and Jimmy Jones too. Titles include "Fat Cat Strut", "Polo Pony", "El Lobo's Marc", "Wishful Thinking", "Love Theme From The Adventurers", and "Go Down Dying". LP, Vinyl record album
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IncognitoClassic Album Series (Who Needs Love/Adventures In Black Sunshine/Eleven/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dome (UK), 2002/2004/2005. New Copy 3 CDs ... $19.99
Three great albums from Incognito – served up at a mighty nice price, and with bonus tracks too! Who Needs Love is a gem from over a decade ago – and Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick pulled out all the stops on this set – working with a range of vocalists that includes Joy Rose, Kelli Sae, Tony Momrelle, Joy Malcolm, and Brazilian soul legend Ed Motta! The range of voices on the set really gives it a lot of depth – moving past the easy jazz funk moments of earlier sets, and going for an all-solid, all-soulful approach that really blows our mind! Great stuff all the way through – maybe their best album in years – and a record you'll be playing into the next decade. Titles include "Morning Sun", "Who Needs Love", "Stone Cold Heart", "Where Love Shines", "Blue", "Fly", "If You Want My Love", and "Cada Dia". On Adventures In Black Sunshine, the groove is sweetly soulful, with a jazzy undercurrent that hearkens back to the best west coast soul of the 70s – and Bluey's got the group honed to perfection, playing with a razor-sharp edge that keeps the tunes as funky as they are soulful! Vocals are by Maysa and Tony Momrelle – and tracks include "Don't Turn My Love Away", "This Thing Called Love", "The Principles Of Love", "Everything Your Heart Desires", "Close My Eyes", "25th Chapter", and "Mr Jones". Eleven is a record that's a great testament to Incognito's richly-collaborative spirit – a quality that makes plenty of room here for lead vocals by Maysa Leak, Imaani, and Carleen Anderson – and which benefits strongly from some great keyboard lines by Ski Oakenfull. But as usual, mainman Bluey is the one to thank for the record – because his sense of groove, and love of classic 70s-influenced soul comes through very strongly on all tracks – hitting an on-the-money sound that makes the group, and this latest album, stand head to head with some of the best soul acts of classic years. Another winner from Incognito – not a bit of fluff at all – and a sublime batch of tracks that includes "Jacaranda", "Show Me Love", "We Got Music", "Let The Mystery Be", "Will I Ever Learn", "I'll Get By", "As Long As It's You", and "When Tomorrow Brings You Down". Bonus tracks include the previously-unreleased "To Prove My Love" and "Feel The Real" – plus "Zaius (Ski Oakenfull mix)". CD

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✨✧ Minnie RipertonStay In Love – A Romantic Fantasy Set To Music ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Along with Perfect Angel and Adventures In Paradise, this is one of the key albums of Minnie's career – recorded when she was at the height of her power, forging a whole new soul sound that mixed her incredible voice with jazzy modern arrangements that were a few years ahead of most of the other singers at her level. The album's subtitled "A Romantic Fantasy Set To Music", and it features a swirling mix of ballads and uptempo tunes – all with a sexy sound, and some of the most seductive vocals that Minnie ever recorded. Includes the club groover "Young Willing & Able", plus "Can You Feel What I'm Saying?", "Gettin' Ready for Your Love", "Could It Be I'm In Love", and the great "Stick Together", written with Stevie Wonder. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 7 – Even Further Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Slow grinders and lots lots more – a sweet set of raunchy little numbers from the years in which teen pop and rock and roll were taking over the mainstream – but still left lots of space for the creation of nasty little singles like these! As with previous volumes, the music is a mix of jazz, R&B, early soul, and more – some tracks by familiar names, others by obscure artists who may have only cut the single track you'll hear on this set! There's a nicely moody, past-midnight vibe to the record – and titles include "Mama's Place" by Bing Day, "Jack That Cat Was Clean" by Dr Horse, "Snake Walk (parts 1 & 2)" by Swinging Tigers, "Demon Lover" by Bob & Lucille, "I'm A Fugitive" by The Ravons, "Shadow Street" by Kip Tyler, "Death Powder Cold Steel" by Johnnie Morisette, and "Concrete Desert" by Jack Hammer. LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel Magne & His OrchestraTropical Fantasy ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A beautiful lost bit of Exotica from the early 60's! Michel Magne recorded this "adventure in exotic sounds and percussion" in the Barclay Studios in Paris – as one of the excellent albums he cut in France before moving onto more famous soundtracks – and the set's got a wonderful mix of percussion, woodwinds, vibes, and piano – but also features tiny bit of tape manipulation, which gives the whole thing an even groovier sound! The feel is way cooler than the usual exotica groove – key proof of Magne's early musical vision – and titles include "Congo", "Tabu", "Sahara", "Two Silhouettes", and "Tropical". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)
Also available Tropical Fantasy ... LP 6.99

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Michel Magne & His OrchestraTropical Fantasy ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A beautiful lost bit of Exotica from the early 60's! Michel Magne recorded this "adventure in exotic sounds and percussion" in the Barclay Studios in Paris – as one of the excellent albums he cut in France before moving onto more famous soundtracks – and the set's got a wonderful mix of percussion, woodwinds, vibes, and piano – but also features tiny bit of tape manipulation, which gives the whole thing an even groovier sound! The feel is way cooler than the usual exotica groove – key proof of Magne's early musical vision – and titles include "Congo", "Tabu", "Sahara", "Two Silhouettes", and "Tropical". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tropical Fantasy ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Wayne Shorter QuartetBeyond The Sound Barrier – Live Performances 2002 to 2004 ... CD
Verve, 2002/2003/2004. Used ... $3.99
A follow-up to Shorter's successful Footprints Live album – done in the same sort of angular and introspective mode, and also with a group that includes Danilo Perez on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Brian Blad on drums. The overall style's not as much in the joyous, soulful Shorter mode that we love so much from the earlier years – but the record is a good follow-up to Footprints, and will please if you dig that set. Titles include "Smilin Through", "Joy Ryder", "Tinker Bell", "Over Shadow Hill Way", "Adventures Aboard The Golden Mean", and "Beyond The Sound Barrier". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Joe Rene ComplexMusic To Read The Pretenders By ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
A pretty darn cool record – with a very silly concept! The record was scored as sort of a soundtrack for the book The Pretenders – a trashy late 60s best-seller written by Gwen Davis, in the mode of work by Harold Robbins or Jackie Suzanne – and the tracks are a mix of groovy instrumentals with a sexy 60s sound. A few tracks have odd vocals – almost in the mode of tracks on the Barbarella soundtrack – but the best have nice guitar, vibes, and organ, and kind of a go-go groove that's similar to Ray Brown's work on the Adventurers soundtrack. Titles include "Pictures At An Exhibition", "Weekend For Lulu", "Menage A Trois", "Double Bubble Bath", "Rank Out", and "Specialty Of The House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousRiot City – Rocking Northwest Instrumentals ... CD
Jerden/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There must have been something in the water up in the Pacific Northwest back in the 60s – because for some reason, that tiny corner of America was home to a hell of a lot of rocking little combos – a good deal of whom are featured on this set! These guys are so great, they don't need any vocals at all – as most of these Northwest groups manage to say as much with a guitar line, sax solo, or keyboard part as other groups would with a vocal – and we might even say that the lack of lyrics gives these cuts even more of an edge than some of their contemporaries, as there's no outdated lyrical references or silly chorus parts – just searing instrumentation all the way through, played by some hot-blooded young musicians. All cuts come from the Jerden label – although some were never issued back in the day – and the collection features great notes by 60s indie rock historian Alec Palao, who also put the whole thing together. Titles include "Riot City" by Rocky & His Friends, "Sticky" by James Henry & The Olympics, "David's Mood" by Dave Lewis, "Mr Meadowlands" by The Chessmen, "Hitch Hiking Home" by Johnny & The Velvetones, "Purple Peanuts" by The Beachcombers, "Black Cat" by The Checkers, "Excelsior" by The Adventurers, "Driving Home" by Doug Robertson & The Good Guys, and "Banzai Pipeline" by Danny & The Seniors. CD

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Sabu MartinezSorcery! (original pressing) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
A strange little record – a bit different than usual from percussionist Sabu Martinez, and with a slight exotica feel too! There's a groove that's still mostly Latin – but, like most of Sabu's wonderful music, things go way past the obvious – as percussion takes hold, and Sabu moves things in ways that are all his own! The rest of the players aren't credited – but the set's billed to Sabu's "Percussion Ensemble" – possibly because the liner notes spend too much time referring to the musician as some sort of earthy savage. Tracks are long, with lots of heavy percussion – and titles include "Bonco", "Moon Black", "Sol", and "Milk Weed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gold label Adventures in Sound pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #11 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $0.99 3.99
The history of hip hop – as anthologized in one of the coolest comic series of the new millennium! Hip Hop Family Tree #11's cover hero is a fuzzy young Rick Rubin – not the latter day music industry Zen Master Rick Rubin we know today, but the hungry, young Beastie Boys producer era – and it also chronicles some early adventures of Doug E Fresh & MC Ricky D, The Fat Boys, the Graffiti Rock show, Whodini, a Hip Hop Family Tree pin-up portrait of Ol' Dirty Bastard and much more! Book

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✨✧ Television PersonalitiesMummy You're Not Watching Me ... CD
Fire (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
The second fantastic set from this seminal group from the early 80s UK scene – a combo who might have been punk at the core, but also worked with a smattering of mod influences – ala The Jam – but also weren't afraid to get a bit psychedelic at times too – in ways that make them key precursors to the whole Creation Records scene, and all the changes in British rock to come later in the decade! The album's got a fantastic balance between musical darkness and the group's inherent sense of wit – served up in ways that are as intrinsically British as the Kinks were in the late 60s, but with all the short, sharp sound of the post-punk generation. Titles include "Painting By Numbers", "David Hockney Diaries", "Adventure Playground", "A Day In Heaven", "Scream Quietly", "Brian's Magic Car", and "If I Could Write Poetry". CD
Also available Mummy You're Not Watching Me ... LP 23.99

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Television PersonalitiesMummy You're Not Watching Me ... LP
Fire (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
The second fantastic set from this seminal group from the early 80s UK scene – a combo who might have been punk at the core, but also worked with a smattering of mod influences – ala The Jam – but also weren't afraid to get a bit psychedelic at times too – in ways that make them key precursors to the whole Creation Records scene, and all the changes in British rock to come later in the decade! The album's got a fantastic balance between musical darkness and the group's inherent sense of wit – served up in ways that are as intrinsically British as the Kinks were in the late 60s, but with all the short, sharp sound of the post-punk generation. Titles include "Painting By Numbers", "David Hockney Diaries", "Adventure Playground", "A Day In Heaven", "Scream Quietly", "Brian's Magic Car", and "If I Could Write Poetry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Mummy You're Not Watching Me ... CD 11.99

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John AddisonTom Jones ... LP
United Artists, 1963. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A period score, but one with plenty of groovy touches – a masterpiece of 60s film scoring from the great John Addison! Addison's music for the famous Tony Richardson version of Tom Jones is every bit as playful as the images on the screen – with only marginal aesthetics of the period of the story, and instead lots of romping melodies, carried out on horn parts, percussive passages, and even some cool harpsichord bits. Most of the tunes move quite quickly – as does the action on screen – and titles include "Sylvan Misadventures", "Ladies Are Irresistible", "Love Theme From Tom Jones", "Wine & Women", "If He Swing By The String", and "The Squire Steps In". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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