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Alan PriceWhales Of August ... CD
Varese, 1987. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Walter Bishop JrCoral Keys ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The keys are coral, and the sound is sublime – one of the greatest albums ever from pianist Walter Bishop Jr, and proof that he can really stretch out, given the right setting! The piano here is all acoustic, but there's an almost-electric vibe to the date – long, open tracks that sway and swell with some great spiritual energy – made even more wonderful by work from reedman Harold Vick, who plays tenor, flute, and soprano sax on the record – and makes it one of his best recordings ever! The reedwork alone is worth the price of admission – but the rhythms are also great too – a mix of soulful, modal, and some slight funky bits – handled by Reggie Johnson on bass, and either Idris Muhammad or Alan Benger on drums. Woody Shaw plays trumpet on some cuts, too – and titles include "Coral Keys", "Soul Turn Around", "Freedom Suite", "Track Down", "Waltz For Zweetie", and "Three Loves". CD
(Remastered with updated artwork and new liner notes.)

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✨✧ UncutIssue 233 – October 2016 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Uncut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A suave shot of dearly departed David Bowie is on the cover – for an in-depth interview of Bowie producer extraordinaire Tony Visconti! This issue also has features on David Crosby, Lou Reed and Devendra Banhart – plus Kate Bush, The Turtles, Alan Vega (RIP) and much more – and free Sounds Of The New West CD compilation – with tracks by Karl Blau, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Drive-By Truckers, Sturgill Simpson, Willian Tyler, Hiss Golden Messenger and more. Magazine
 
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✨✧ Sylvia TellesBossa Balanco Balada ... CD
Elenco/Dubas (Brazil), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever by Sylvia Telles – a very tight set of bossa grooves, with some warm and complicated arrangements by the great Moacir Santos! Santos' influence on the session is felt especially on the tracks that feature him soloing on alto and flute – adding in some dark edges that work wonderfully with Sylvia's vocals, and really transform familiar tunes into strange new versions. The whole thing's got a sense of depth that's right up there with the best Elenco work of the 60s – a much more sophisticated take on the bossa than you'd hear from American sessions at the time. Titles include "Samba Do Aviao", "Dorme", "Rio", "Vagamente", "Amor E Paz", and "Voce E Eu". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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ArtisticsWhat Happened ... CD
Brunswick, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
A stunning early set from The Artistics – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were one of the best Chicago soul groups at the end of the 60s! The harmonies are wonderful – smooth, but with a rough undercurrent too – balanced at a level that few groups could touch at the time, save maybe The Four Tops! Yet the style's way different than Motown, too – very much in that loping Brunswick soul style of the time, which means there's all these great grooves that really keep things going – even at mellower moments. Eugene Record produced and wrote most of the tracks – and titles include "What Happened", "Walking Tall", "With These Hands", "Why Did She Have To Leave Me", "When I'm Not Around", "Yesterday's Girl", and "Price Of Love". CD

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AvengersEveryone's Gonna Wonder ... CD
Parlophone/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Not the American Avengers punk group from the San Francisco scene of the late 70s – nor the UK television duo of Emma Peel and John Steed – but a totally great late 60s group from New Zealand, and one who've got a beautifully baroque sense of psych to their sound! The group have maybe the same lofty approach that the Bee Gees were using on their own sublime late 60s records, but the sound here is a bit more stripped down, gritty, and garagey – with the higher elements coming both from the way the group harmonizes, and creatively uses conventional small group instrumentation – with these deft turns of instrumental phrase that illuminate the darker corners of the songs in a really great way. The package brings together a host of rare singles, mostly recorded in New Zealand by the Parlophone label – and also even includes some very cool radio spots too! 27 tracks in all – with titles that include "Days Of Pearly Spencer", "Love Hate Revenge", "Midnight Visitation", "Sunshine Lady", "Everyone's Gonna Wonder", "Take My Hand", "Night In The City", "Sally", "September Winds", "What Price Love", "Flower Girl", "Out Of Sight Out Of Mind", "Love Is A One Way Ticket", "Fisherwoman", "Night Time", and "Waterpipe". CD

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Joao BoscoO Bebado E A Equilibrista ... CD
RCA (Brazil), 1979. Used ... $6.99
A mix of lively samba and mellower moments from Joao Bosco – and a set that mostly sticks to the best acoustic spirit of his 70s classics! Joao's one of those Brazilian singers that's always able to grab us, even though we can't understand the language – and there's a personal quality to the performances here that's really great – a great balance that really makes for a vibrant set, even when things are intimate. The set appears to compile tracks together from other albums – and titles include "Kid Cavaquinho", "O Bebado E A Equilibrista", "Dois Pra La Dois Pra Ca", "Caca A Reposa", "De Frente Pro Crime", "Falso Brilhante", "Agnus Sei", "O Rancho Da Goiabada", and "Bijuterias". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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BreakwaterBreakwater ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest of the combo's contemporaries – hitting a careful balance that never gets too cheesy or commercial, and which still manages to glow as strongly into the 21st century as it did when first released back in the day! The sound here is sublime – warm, but never sleepy – jazzy, but never cliched – and mixed in such a way that the vocals and instruments almost get center stage in the spotlight without trying to crowd one another out. Titles include the incredible "Work it Out" – worth the price of the record alone – plus "No Limit", "That's Not What We Came Here For", "Free Yourself", "Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot", and "Feel Your Way". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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✨✧ BreakwaterBreakwater/Splashdown (with bonus track) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A landmark pairing of records from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! The first album, the initial offering from Breakwater, is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest of the combo's contemporaries – hitting a careful balance that never gets too cheesy or commercial, and which still manages to glow as strongly into the 21st century as it did when first released back in the day! The sound here is sublime – warm, but never sleepy – jazzy, but never cliched – and mixed in such a way that the vocals and instruments almost get center stage in the spotlight without trying to crowd one another out. Titles include the incredible "Work it Out" – worth the price of the record alone – plus "No Limit", "That's Not What We Came Here For", "Free Yourself", "Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot", and "Feel Your Way". Splashdown has a perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, who were one of the reigning champions of the scene! Rhythms are often upbeat, but not in a disco or club-oriented way – and the instrumentation is tight, but never slick or smooth – always nicely funky with a nice little crackle, even on the mellow cuts – in a way that's opened up this album to new audiences for many years. This set's got a nice bit of moog that wasn't on the group's first – used almost in Mizell-like to further enhance the sound – and titles include the classics "Say You Love Me Girl", "Let Love In", "Time", and "The One In My Dreams". CD also features a bonus track – "No Limit (ext version)". CD

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✨✧ BreakwaterBreakwater ... LP
Arista, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest of the combo's contemporaries – hitting a careful balance that never gets too cheesy or commercial, and which still manages to glow as strongly into the 21st century as it did when first released back in the day! The sound here is sublime – warm, but never sleepy – jazzy, but never cliched – and mixed in such a way that the vocals and instruments almost get center stage in the spotlight without trying to crowd one another out. Titles include the incredible "Work it Out" – worth the price of the record alone – plus "No Limit", "That's Not What We Came Here For", "Free Yourself", "Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot", and "Feel Your Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Breakwater ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Frank FosterSoul Outing! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stormin! Tenorist Frank Foster is best known to the world for his years and years of work with Count Basie, but take it from us – his solo albums from the late 60's are waaaay better than his Basie work, and they're also some of our favorite jazz sides of all time! This rare album features Foster with a groovy group that includes Virgil Jones on trumpet, Pat Rebillot on piano, Billy Butler on guitar, and the great Alan Dawson on drums and congas. The tracks are all nice and long, and they have a sinister dirty funky groove that sounds very very tasty on CD! Titles include "Skankaroony", "Show The Good Side", "While The City Sleeps", and "Chiquito Loco". One that you'll almost never see on vinyl, and nicely priced on CD! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonStan Kenton Conducts The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton ... CD
Capitol, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest Stan Kenton albums of the 60s – a set of original compositions by Dee Barton – Stan's drummer at the time, and a composer to rival the great ones who contributed to the Kenton group of the 40s and 50s! Barton's work here is totally great – modern, but never too academically so – that perfect balance of swinging and thinking that marks some of the best Kenton albums over the years. All numbers are awash in those great Kenton tones and colors we love so much – and the group here features Mike Price on trumpet, Dick Shearer on trombone, Ray Reed on alto & flute, Mike Altschul on tenor, and Don Bagley on bass – as well as Kenton on piano and Barton on drums. Titles include "Man", "Lonely Boy", "Singing Oyster", "Dilemma", "Three Thoughts", "A New Day", and "Woman". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Ivan LinsAwa Yio ... CD
Velas (Brazil), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record cut at a time when Brazilian singer Ivan Lins was enjoying a great wave of international fame – a moment that resulted in music that almost had him reaching out as a majestic singer, able to inspire the whole world at once, rather than just the mainstream audiences back home in Brazil! The set's got this quality that's very positive and uplifting – almost as if Lins is borrowing a bit from the production and arrangements that Milton Nascimento was using, but giving it a more personal twist with his excellent songwriting. And the whole thing's tight, but never slick – that careful balance that Brazilian artists could always reach, at a time when American singers would always sound too clunkily commercial. Ivan's voice is wonderful throughout – able to communicate volumes, even if you can't understand his language – and titles include "Pontas Cardeias", "Leva E Traz", "Clareou", "Awa Yio", and "Cru Cre Corroro". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)
Also available Awa Yio ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Joe HendersonIn N Out (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stone killer from the early Blue Note years of tenorist Joe Henderson – a key example of why the label had so much faith in him right from the start, and why Henderson's horn was quite different than so many other players of the 60s! There's a sharp edge here, but there's also a soulful sense of swing – that balance that Joe had more than most of his contemporaries – and which he only continued to develop as the years went on. Echoes of "new thing" modes lie in the background of the record, but upfront things have a sharp 60s Blue Note punch – thanks in part to a great lineup that also includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Henderson's tone is rough and young – but in a great way, one that's perfect for the exploratory nature of his original tunes on the set, and which matches the mood of Dorham's compositions as well. Tracks include "In N Out", "Short Story", "Brown's Town", and "Punjab". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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Ann PeeblesLookin' For a Lovin' ... CD
Hi Records (UK), 1990. Used ... $4.99
Look no further, because there's plenty of love here – a nicely-priced collection that features some of Ann Peebles' best work from her legendary run at Hi Records! The tunes here are all archetypal female southern soul – tracks that strike a perfect balance between heartfelt emotion and righteous personal strength – all produced to perfection by the legendary Willie Mitchell, with that sweetly bubbling sound that was virtually the Hi Records trademark in the early 70s! 21 tracks in all – including "I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love", "You've Got The Papers", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "Won't You Try Me", "Respect", "Livin In Lovin Out", "I Needed Somebody", "My Man", "Won't You Try Me", "Make Me Yours", "It's Your Thing", "Be For Me", and "I Didn't Take Your Man". CD
 
 
 



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