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✨✧ Atlantic StarrAs The Band Turns ... CD
A&M, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Freak A Ristic", "Cool Calm Collected", "Silver Shadow", "Let's Start It Over", "Thank You", and "If Your Heart Isn't In It". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrBrilliance ... CD
A&M/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is relatively lean – a very focused balance of basslines, keyboards, and some tightly snapping 80s groove rhythms – served up with vocals that warmly cascade over the tops of the tunes, but usually take a second seat to the extremely compelling instrumentation. The sound is polished, but never too slick – and the group are a great example of how well soul from this time could sound when done just the right way! Titles include "Love Me Down", "Sexy Dancer", "Circles", "Love Moves", "Your Love Finally Ran Out", and "You're The One". CD

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✨✧ Roy BuchananGuitar On Fire – The Atlantic Sessions ... CD
Rhino, Late 70s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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Herbie MannBest Of Herbie Mann (Atlantic) ... CD
Atlantic, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. Used ... $16.99
One of the first Modern Jazz Quartet albums on Atlantic – a 1957 set that finds the crew in one of their freshest periods – laying down their soon-to-be trademark style in a fashion that warrants the self-titled tag! The set kicks off with a stellar medley of standards, all given the tight MJQ touch! The crew strolls through "They Say It's Wonderful", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Body And Soul" and more in that 10 minute stretch. Other album highlights include the drum-heavy "La Ronde", a sweet reading of "Night In Tunisia", "Baden Baden", "Bag's Groove" and "Yesterdays". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Shorty RogersComplete Atlantic & EMI Recordings Of Shorty Rogers (4CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Mosaic, Mid 50s. Used 4CD ... $69.99
Great work from one of the hippest leaders on the LA scene! Rare material for Capitol and Atlantic – plus some rare tracks too. CD
(Out of print. NOTE: does not include book – just box and CD cases.)

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VariousAtlantic Jazz – Post Bop ... CD
Atlantic, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
Music from the Teddy Charles Tentet, Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh, Sonny Rollins & the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Jazz Modes, John Coltrane, the Slide Hampton Octet, Von Freeman, Freddie Hubbard & Gil Evans. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues – Vol 2 – 1952 to 1955 ... CD
Atlantic, Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
Music from the Diamonds, Ruth Brown, the Clovers, Ray Charles, Joe Turner, the Chords, Tommy Ridgley, LaVern Baker, the Cardinals & more – a whopping 26 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAtlantic Ultimate 50's R&B Smashes ... CD
Atlantic, 1950s. Used ... $5.99
Music from "Stick" McGhee & His Buddies, Ruth Brown, the Clovers, Joe Turner & His Band, Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, the Chords, Ray Charles & his band, Ivory Joe Hunter, LaVern Baker & The Gliders, Chuck Willis & more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Mose AllisonBest Of Mose Allison ... CD
Atlantic, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Groovy 20 track "best of" CD compiling tracks from his Atlantic recordings of the late 60's and early 70's, with loads of his usual cool hipster jazz vocals and New Orleans piano playing. Cuts include "Seventh Son", "Swingin' Machine", "Your Mind Is On Vacation", "Your Molecular Structure", "Night Club", "That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch", "If You're Goin' To The City", and lots lots more! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Best Of Mose Allison ... LP 5.99

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David ArnoldAmazing Grace – Original Score From The Motion Picture ... CD
Atlantic, 2007. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Average White BandPickin' Up The Pieces – The Best Of Average White Band ... CD
Rhino/Atlantic, 1970s. Used ... $7.99
One of the biggest crossover funk groups of all time – and when the smoke finally cleared, they were actually pretty darn good musicians! AWB's right up there with Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind & Fire for sheer pop 70s funkiness – and despite what you might think about a bunch of white guys noodling around like they're soul stars, you can't argue with classics like "Pick Up The Pieces", "Person To Person", "Cut The Cake", "Schoolboy Crush", "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Cloudy", "A Love Of Your Own", and "Work To Do" – all of which are on this set! There's a total of 18 cuts in all, and other titles include "You Got It", "Queen Of My Soul", "Got The Love", "Soul Searching", and "Your Love Is A Miracle". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ginger BakerGoing Back Home ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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BOBStrange Clouds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 2012. Used 2CD ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Laura BraniganGreatest Hits ... CD
Atlantic, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rick BraunBest Of Rick Braun ... CD
Atlantic, 1990s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rick BraunFull Stride ... CD
Atlantic, 1998. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave BrubeckWe're All Together Again For The First Time ... CD
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... $5.99
Kind of a meeting of two different generations of Dave Brubeck – as the group here features Paul Desmond's alto sax, a key force in Dave's early recordings – and the baritone sax of Gerry Mulligan, a player who'd worked often with Brubeck in the late 60s and early 70s! The blend of horns is really amazing, and the live recording really moves past other obvious Brubeck modes – showing Dave's whole new conception after the breakup of the original quartet – and his willingness to open into new rhythms, and even freer modes of expression. Mulligan's baritone is wonderfully powerful – coming across here with a depth that we'd hardly have expected a few years before – and rhythm is from Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums, both players who also add to the transformation of the Brubeck groove. Titles include "Koto Song", "Unfinished Woman", "Truth", "Take Five", and "Rotterdam Blues". CD

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Dave Brubeck with Gerry MulliganLast Set At Newport ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1972. Used ... $3.99
A rare meeting of 2 modern talents from the 50s – joined together in one unique performance from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1971! The baritone sax of Gerry Mulligan's a nice contrast to the usual Brubeck alto of Paul Desmond – long-departed from Dave's combo by this time, but referenced strongly by Gerry in his fluid lines for the set, almost a solo culmination here of previous recorded duets with Desmond in earlier years. Tracks are all quite longish, and given that Dave's group here features Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums, there's a quality to the session that's a fait bit more rhythmic than before – pulsating strongly with forceful lines on Brubeck's piano, and an overall feel that's much more freewheeling than you'd expect! Album features 3 long tunes – "Blues For Newport", "Open The Gates", and "Take Five". CD
(Booklet & traycard artwork are lightly creased.)

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✨✧ Gary BurtonAlone At Last ... CD
Atlantic/32 Jazz, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mixed bag of tracks from Gary – but a really nice record overall, one that has him stretching out in the Atlantic years! 3 of the album's tracks were recorded live in Montreux, the others were recorded back in New York – and Gary plays a variety of instruments in addition to vibes, including electric piano, organ, and piano. Tracks are a mixture of modern and hippy, and titles include "Moonchild/In Your Quiet Place", "The Sunset Bell", "Hullo Bolinas", "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan", and "Chega De Saudade". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gary Burton & Stephane GrappelliParis Encounter ... CD
Atlantic/Label M, 1969. Used ... $9.99
Quite a surprising pairing of talents – and a set that shows that at in the right settings, Stephane Grappelli's still got plenty of modern moments! The core group is really that of vibist Gary Burton – with Steve Swallow on electric bass and Bill Goodwin on drums – both players with an open, spacious feel that's quite different than the usual rhythm group for a Grappelli record – which really opens up the legendary violinist, and has him stretching out wonderfully – especially on some of the more contemporary numbers. Burton's vibes are great at this point – sharp toned, yet incredibly warm too – and titles include "Daphne", "Blue In Green", "Sweet Rain", "Coquette", and "Arpege". CD
(Out of print. Cover differs slightly from that shown.)

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✨✧ Clarence CarterBest Of Clarence Carter – Snatching It Back ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clarence CarterThis Is Clarence Carter/Testifyin ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1968/1996. Used ... $15.99
US CD that brings together 2 classic albums of Atlantic southern soul, recorded at the Fame studios in Muscle Shoals by a young Clarence Carter. Both records are masterpieces of the southern soul genre, and there's a motherlode of 23 great tracks between them, with mostly originals that you're sure to recognize – including "Slippin' Around", "Soul Deep", "Snatching It Back", "Slip Away", "Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street)", and "I Smell A Rat". CD
(Out of print.)

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ChangeVery Best Of Change ... CD
Atlantic, Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
Sublime soul from Change – an Italian combo who got some great American help on their early 80s for Warner Brothers! The Change groove is totally great – a stripped-down blend of beats, bass, and keyboards that was head and shoulders above much of the clunkier 80s soul of the time – a lean groove forged from the best Italian club influences of the time, then brought over to this side of the Atlantic for some warmer touches on production and vocals. Luther Vandross sings lead on a few key cuts here, and other tracks have some equally great vocals – plus a nice undercurrent of jazz in the mix, especially on the guitar and keyboards. CD features 14 tracks that include "Hold Tight", "The Very Best In You", "Paradise", "Searching", "The Glow Of Love", "A Lover's Holiday", "This Is Your Time", "You Are My Melody", "Say You Love Me Again", "Don't Wait Another Night", and "Hard Times". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray CharlesGreat Ray Charles ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
More of a jazz album than the early vocal singles of Ray Charles – but a set that definitely is as great as promised by the title! Ray's in the lead on piano – taking some strong solos, and showing us what a sensitive phraseologist he can be when needed – really showcasing that side of his talents even more strongly away from his vocals. The album's got some great sidemen, too – David Newman on alto and tenor, Joe Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and even a bit of guest work on bass from Oscar Pettiford. Newman and Bridgewater get in some nice solos – and titles include "Black Coffee", "The Ray", "Doodlin", "There's No You", and "Sweet Sixteen Bars". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray CharlesLive ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print. Please note the disc has a few marks but plays fine for us.)

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Teddy CharlesWord From Bird ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. Used ... $11.99
A richly complex album from vibist Teddy Charles – easily one of his greatest albums ever, and certainly one with the boldest sound! The groups here are filled with hip players – all working under Charles' direction in a set of tracks that shimmers with dark sounds and moody colors – often as textural as it is jazz-based – with a level of sophistication that goes beyond even Charles key modernist work from the early 50s. Teddy's on vibes, alongside Art Farmer on trumpet, Eddie Bert on trombone, Hal Stein on alto, Don Butterfield on tuba, George Barrow on baritone, Hall Overton on piano, and Jimmy Raney on guitar – and while some tracks feature a tentet, 4 of the album's numbers feature a smaller quartet with Charles Mingus on bass! Titles include the 10 minute composition "Word From Bird" – plus "Blue Greens", "Laura", "Showtime", and "Just One Of Those Things". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Cyrus ChestnutSoul Food ... CD
Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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ChicDance, Dance, Dance – Best Of Chic Vol 1 ... CD
Atlantic, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
11 tasty numbers by Chic, all filled with the lively guitar work and tight production of Nile Rodgers – and the group's own strong talent for delivering a hook that won't miss. Sure, it's pop disco for the masses, but most of these cuts still sound surprisingly good these days. Includes the oft-sampled "Good Times", plus "Dance, Dance, Dance", "Le Freak", "I Want Your Love", "Everybody Dance (12" mix)", "Soup For One", "Chic Cheer", and "My Forbidden Lover". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Billy CobhamOriginal Album Series (5CD set) (Spectrum/Total Eclipse/Crosswinds/Funky Thide Of Sings/Shabazz) ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1973/1974/1975. Used 5CD (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Five killer albums from Billy Cobham – all records that really define his strength on the drums in the 70s! The music here is a groundbreaking mix of jazz, rock, and a bit of funk – a style of which Billy was one of the greatest proponents at the time – not just on albums like these, but in other key collaborations and session work as well! Yet these records really showcase Cobham at his best and boldest – working with a strength on the drum kit that's as forceful as most funk players of the period, yet which often takes off in even more propulsively jamming ways. Things are mixed up nicely a bit over the course of the records, but there's definitely a unified groove that holds the whole thing together! Features the full albums Spectrum, Total Eclipse, Crosswinds, Funky Thide Of Sings, and Shabazz – all packaged in tiny LP sleeves! CD

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Billy CobhamSpectrum ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1973. Used ... $5.99
A very full-on hard heavy fusion album! Drummer Billy Cobham lays down some massive hard beats, while Tommy Bolin wails away on guitar, Jan Hammer pounds on electric piano, and Lee Sklar noodles on electric bass. 2 cuts feature a different lineup with Joe Farrell and Jimmy Owens – but the rock-heavy one dominates the album, with a very hard sound. The best cut is the slow mellow funk number "Red Baron", which has great breaks and nice electric piano. Other titles include "Stratus", "Taurian Matador", "To The Women In My Life", and "Quadrant 4". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... $2.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! CD features a wealth of bonus tracks – 5 more additional alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Chris ConnorPortrait Of Chris ... CD
Atlantic/Collectors Choice, 1960. Used ... $4.99
A very moody album from Chris Connor – one that features arrangements by Ronnie Ball and Jimmy Jones, on a somber set of songs that makes the album one of Chris' darkest for Atlantic! Most of the tunes are in small group settings – a bit tightly arranged, but in a good way that gives the record a kind of June Christy sort of sound – never to overdone on the vocal tip, with a sense of restraint that only further creates tensions in the tunes! There's a level of sophistication here that's way different than the somewhat cheesy image on the cover – and titles include "Where Flamingos Fly", "Alone Together", "I'm Glad There Is You", "If I Should Lose You", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mychael DannaRide With The Devil ... CD
Atlantic, 1999. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Doug LazyDoug Lazy Getting' Crazy ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used ... $4.99
Includes the title track, "Go 2 Work", "Let The Rhythm Pump" and "Ahh Get It". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonGreat Paris Concert ... CD
Atlantic, 1963. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Did Ellington ever record in concert and it not be great? This wonderful double-length set from the 60s is key proof of his genius in an unfettered live setting – recorded in Paris in 1963 with plenty of dark edges! The tracks are short overall, but Duke's really at the head of the group on piano – playing with those angular, modern tones he picked up in the post Money Jungle years – and clearly in charge of the group from the keyboard, not the podium. Horn players include Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Lwarence Brown, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, and Paul Gonsalves – all bringing in some special tones and unique performances to an extended set list that includes both Ellington standards and a few lesser-known numbers. Titles include "Rockin In Rhythm", "Concerto For Cootie", "Suite Thursday", "Tone Parallel To Harlem", "Bula", "Cop Out", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "Theme From Asphalt Jungle", and "Star-Crossed Lovers". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Great Paris Concert ... LP 11.99

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Emerson Lake & PalmerBrain Salad Surgery ... CD
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Brain Salad Surgery (with bonus track and 3D cover) ... CD 5.99

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En VogueRemix To Sing ... CD
East West/Atlantic, 1991. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Everything But The GirlLanguage Of Life ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackBest Of Roberta Flack ... CD
Atlantic, 1981. Used ... $3.99
A nice collection of some of Roberta's finest moments: 'Killing Me Softly With His Song", "The Closer I Get To You", "You've Got A Friend", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Where Is The Love", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Back Together Again", "You Are My Heaven" , "If I Ever See You Again" and "Jesse". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement ... CD
Atlantic, 1977. Used ... $8.99
A sweet 70s classic from Roberta Flack – recorded with a mellow jazzy undercurrent that really fits the spirit of the title! The set's a bit more varied in moods than some of Flack's previous Atlantic efforts – showing a stretching of wings from Roberta, but still very much in some righteous territory overall – given that Eugene McDaniels is overseeing the record on production. Arrangements are by Harry Whittaker, Hugh McCrackin, Leon Pendarvis, and Roberta herself – and instrumentation is warmly electric, yet never too slick to wash away the deeper soul of Flack's vocals. Titles include "The Closer I Get To You", "Why Don't You Move In With Me", "Love Is The Healing", "Soul Deep", "Where I'll Find You", "25th Of Last December", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", and "Fine Fine Day". CD
(Out of print earlier US pressing.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackRoberta ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Roberta FlackSoftly With These Songs – The Best Of Roberta Flack ... CD
Atlantic, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Aretha FranklinHey, Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ... CD
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... $9.99
One of Aretha Franklin's greatest records – and a complicated batch of jazzy tunes that features arrangements and production by Quincy Jones! The record breaks way past the stock southern soul style of some of Aretha's earlier work for Atlantic – and it features a more sophisticated style that hits a number of different moods, and which shows off Aretha's strong commitment to growth as an artist. Features a semi-hit reading of King Pleasure's old classic, "Moody's Mood For Love", plus "Sister From Texas", "Somewhere", "Angel", and "That's The Way I Feel About Cha". CD also includes a 45-only bonus cut, the cool spacey "Master Of Eyes". CD

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". CD includes the bonus tracks "Chain of Fools (unedited version)", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (mono single version)", "Since You've Never Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (mono single version)", and "Ain't No Way (mono single version)"! CD

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Aretha FranklinVery Best Of Aretha Franklin – The 60s ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Rock Steady", "Spanish Harlem", "Spirit In The Dark", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Brand New Me", "Angel", "Oh Me Oh My", "Until You Come Back To Me", and more. 16 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted & Black ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1972. Used ... $8.99
A CD reissue of an album that perfectly mixes both sides of Aretha – the earlier hard-hitting soulster, and the developing vocalist with a rich talent for more sophisticated material. The album features the anthemic title cut in Aretha's famous version – plus the sample favorite "Rock Steady", the mellow groover "Day Dreaming", the hit "Brand New Me", and the strangely compelling "First Snow In Kokomo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony FruscellaTony Fruscella (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1955. Used ... $11.99
The lasting testament of trumpeter Tony Fruscella – a great talent whose powers only flourished briefly on vinyl, and never so brightly as on this LP! The set's a well-composed one – gently grooving numbers arranged and written by Phil Sunkel, played by Tony and a group that includes Allen Eager on tenor sax. Eager's another talent who's not always represented as strongly as he should be on record – and this session is as great an appearance for him as it is for Fruscella. Titles include "Muy", "Old Hat", "Raintree Country", "Let's Play The Blues", and "Metropolitan Blues". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Hall & OatesAbandoned Luncheonette (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1973. Used ... $28.99
A wonderful step forward for the team of Hall & Oates – and a set that has them moving more into soul than ever before! The album's a tremendous collaboration with the legendary Arif Mardin, who takes the pair's well-crafted vocals into territory that's much more slinkily soulful than some of their previous records – that sound that was always lurking in the background, never quite right, but which emerges here fully in that classic 70s Hall & Oates mode. Daryl and John seem to harmonize more here than before, and the backings are still somewhat rockish, but have a warmth that really suits their singing. We can't argue with the sublime brilliance of "She's Gone", one of those tracks that we've heard a bazillion times, but never cease to respect – and other titles include "Everytime I Look At You", "Had I Known You Better Then", "When The Morning Comes", and "Laughing Boy". CD
(Out of print, includes obi. HDCD.)
Also available Abandoned Luncheonette ... LP 3.99

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Eddie HarrisBest Of Eddie Harris ... CD
Atlantic, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
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Eddie HarrisElectrifying Eddie Harris/Plug Me In ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $7.99
It's the late 60s, and Eddie's creating his famous electrified Varitone sound – unique among other soul jazz players in that it actually added a lot to Eddie's work, instead of detracted from it (as with some other boppers who briefly picked up the instrument.) The Varitone's cool flat tone works extremely well with the original tracks on Electrifying Eddie Harris – like the long version of "Listen Here", the groovy "Sham Time", the Latiny "Spanish Bull", or the incredible "Theme In Search Of A Movie", written by the great Chicago soul genius Charles Stepney. The album Plug Me In features Harris along with some fantastic arrangements by Stepney. Stepney's work on the album is amazing, and he contributes incredible touches like prepared piano and funky strings, both of which make the album one of the best that Harris ever did! Titles on the session include "Live Right Now", "It's Crazy", "Winter Meeting", and "Theme In Search Of A TV Commercial". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie HarrisIn Sound/Mean Greens ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1965/1966. Used ... $9.99
Wow! We can never get enough of Eddie Harris. Despite all of the silly situations he's ended up in over the years, an album like In Sound still stands as a beautiful testament to all of the raw power in Eddie's playing. His tone is perfect, and totally unique – and he plays here with Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Billy Higgins on drums, and the great Ray Codrington on trumpet, who also played with the JFK Quintet. No tricks here, just incredibly solid jazz playing, on tracks like Eddie's famous "Freedom Jazz Dance", plus "Born To Be Blue" and "Cryin' Blues". Mean Greens is another example of classic 60s soul jazz material by Eddie – and proof that the move to Atlantic was a good one! As usual with Eddie's 60s sessions, the players are very hip – and feature an amalgamation of younger and lesser-known talents like Melvin Jackson, Ray Codrington, and Sonny Philips. Cedar Walton also plays some lovely piano on the record, giving a few tracks a bit more of a lyrical touch than usual – and Eddie responds to this nicely in his solos. Includes an early take of "Listen Here", with Eddie on electric piano, next to Sonny Philips' organ. Also with "Goin' Home", "Blues In the Basement", and "Mean Greens". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie HarrisTender Storm ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
A warm set of soulful 60s numbers from Eddie Harris – almost a ballad album at times, but with a groovier feel overall! The album features a great group that has Harris on acoustic tenor or Varitone sax – warmed up by the piano of Cedar Walton, bass of Ron Carter, and drums of Bobby Thomas. Walton's presence here is especially strong – a nice pairing with Eddie, given the inherently lyrical lines in both players. Titles are familiar, but come off with a very personal vibe – and tunes include "My Funny Valentine", "If Ever I Would Leave You", "The Tender Storm", and "On A Clear Day". Great stuff – with a very solid vibe! CD

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Juliana HatfieldOnly Everything ... CD
Atlantic/Mammoth, 2015. Used ... $2.99
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Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway In Performance ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1980. Used ... $8.99
Not to be confused with Donny Hathway Live, this album was issued after Donny's untimely death, and features rare live material from his classic years – most recorded during the same concerts on Donny Hathaway Live! As the fame of his first concert album will attest, Donny's an extremely wonderful live performer, with a wealth of talents that show that his studio work is only half the picture of his soulful creativity. Includes a great version of "Sack Full Of Dreams", plus "Nu-Po", "Song For You", "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", and "To Be Youg, Gifted, & Black". CD
(Out of print.)

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Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway Live ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1972. Used ... $7.99
Massively beautiful work from the great Donny Hathaway! After two studio albums that had firmly put him on the map as one of the 70s best soul talents, Atco had the genius to have Donny record this live album before very enthusiastic crowds in Hollywood and New York. The result is one of the best soul albums ever – one that shows a totally different side of Donny, and which has him jamming with a smaller, hipper, jazz-oriented group in long versions of some of his best tracks. Features a massive 12 minute version of "The Ghetto", which has loads of excellent instrumental breakdowns, a 13 minute version of "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", a superior version of the track "Little Ghetto Boy", which was only ever on a soundtrack, and covers of "What's Going On" and "Jealous Guy" that really transform them from the original versions. Very similar to the classic Curtis Mayfield 2LP live set on Curtom – and with a similar "Chicago studio soulster goes jazzy and intimate" feel. CD

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Milt JacksonBallads & Blues/Bags & Flutes ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Milt Jackson & Coleman HawkinsBean Bags ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1958. Used ... $4.99
A wonderful little record – a real standout in both the careers of Milt Jackson and Coleman Hawkins! The album captures Hawk during his great later years – that time when his sound was even more soulful and inventive than ever – with lots of odd modern undercurrents that really work nicely with the album's slight Latin inflections – a bit like those you might hear on some of Hawkins' Impulse Records material from the same generation. Milt Jackson's vibes are great too – chromatic and edgey, and set up with rhythm support from Kenny Burrell on guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Indian Blues", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Sandra's Blues", "Stuffy", and "Close Your Eyes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & John ColtraneBags & Trane ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... $3.99
An incredible collaboration from John Coltrane and Milt Jackson – and one that gives Milt one of his sharpest records ever! The setting is relatively straight – tenor from Coltrane, vibes from Jackson – plus rhythm from Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Yet there's also a sense of openness here that you'd hardly ever expect on other records by Jackson – especially his contemporaneous sides with the Modern Jazz Quartet – and Coltrane's tenor gets as much room to roam here as it did on Prestige – really cutting some beautifully soulful, open, and flowing lines throughout! Titles include "Bags & Trane", "Three Little Words", "Be-Bop", "Late Late Blues", and "The Night We Called It a Day". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ahmad JamalLive At The Montreal Jazz Festival 1985 ... CD
Atlantic, 1985. Used ... $9.99
A stretched out performance from Ahmad Jamal – recorded with stunning acoustic brilliance at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1985, in a performance that alternates between long solo lines on the piano, and bolder passages with bass, drums, and percussion! There's a strength here that's easily overlooked – especially given that Jamal cut so much great work in earlier years – but even in the 80s, his talents were still flowing strongly, and Ahmad was often hitting the keys with a bolder hand than ever before – an approach that increased the rhythmic intensity and personal vision of his music. Titles include "Yellow Fellow", "Acorn", "Crossroads", "Rossiter Road", "Ebony", and "Footprints". CD
(Out of print, live 85 written in pen on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesAnd Then Again/Midnight Walk ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1965/1967. Used ... $9.99
2 rare albums by Elvin Jones – both excellent, and both among some of his best work ever as a leader! And Then Again is a very nice session from the mid 60's that features arrangements by Melba Liston. Jones brings in some excellent accompaniment from brothers Thad and Hank, who show their modernist tendencies more strongly here than in other work from the time – and he's also joined by Charles Davis, Don Friedman, and Frank Wess. Most of the tracks on the album – such as "Azan", "Elvin Elpus", and "All Deliberate Speed" – are tightly snapping Melba Liston arrangements with a good mix of bop and modernist ideas, but one track – "And Then Again" – is a very nice improvised piece by the group. Midnight Walk has Elvin Jones playing with Dollar Brand on piano on a number of cuts, and with a sound that's a lot more like some of Brand's Afro-grooves than it is like some of Jones' other straight jazz albums. The highlight here is "Midnight Walk", but there's loads of other originals – including many written by Thad Jones, who's also on the set, and who plays in a surprisingly open-ended way that differs greatly from his 50's Blue Note recordings. Other titles include "H.M on F.M", "The Juggler", "All Of Us", and "Cross Purpose". CD
(Out of print.)

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Glenn JonesHere I Am ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Glenn JonesHere I Go Again ... CD
Atlantic, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Julian JosephReality ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Ben E KingBest Of Ben E King ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, back cover of the booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Roland KirkHere Comes The Whistleman ... CD
Atlantic/Water, 1965. Used ... $11.99
A stone classic from Roland Kirk – and a record that beautifully balances his modern ideas and playful energy – as you might guess from the title! While posing as the "whistleman", Roland's also pushing the boundaries of jazz a few steps forward too – not just in modern terms, but in spiritual ones too – showing that there's a way of letting loose that doesn't always have to be cold or artsy, but personal and soulful too. There's still echoes of the hardbop of the Mercury years, and plenty of inventive reed work from Kirk – on tenor, alto sax, manzello, stritch, and even nose flute too. The album was recorded live with a very hip cast that includes Lonnie Smith and Jaki Byard on piano, Charles Crosby on drums, and Major Holley on bass – and tracks include "Roots", "Here Comes The Whistleman", "Step Right Up", and "Aluminum Baby". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Here Comes The Whistleman ... LP 29.99

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Joachim KuhnSituations ... CD
Atlantic, 1988. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stacy LattisawSixteen ... CD
Atlantic, 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
We've never been sure if the title's supposed to indicate that Stacy Lattisaw's finally celebrated her 16th birthday, but the album's definitely a key bit of teen pop from the 80s – filled with catchy crossover tunes and a bouncy approach to soul! The record's a bit more unified than some of Lattisaw's earlier albums – and shakes off some of the ballads of before for a range of tunes that playfully deal with themes in a young girl's life. There's a few numbers that get a bit more mature and grown up, but as usual, Stacy actually sounds best on the catchier pop numbers – titles that include "Million Dollar Babe", "16", "Black Pumps & Pink Lipstick", "What's So Hot Bout Bad Boys", and "Johey". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Stacy LattisawVery Best Of Stacy Lattisaw ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $13.99
All the best early years of Stacy Lattisaw – served up in one nice little set! And when we say "early", we mean early – given that Stacy was just in her teens when she sang a good number of the tunes on this collection! But although young, Lattisaw already had a depth that went beyond most of the older soul singers of her time – a mature, deep-voiced way of putting over a tune with a lot more careful balance of emotion than you might expect for such a youthful talent. CD features work from Stacy's Atlantic years, plus a few Motown tracks too – a total of 16 titles that include "Dynamite", "When You're Young & In Love (disco version)", "Let Me Be Your Angel", "My Love", "Love On A Two Way Street", "Attack Of The Name Game", "Don't Throw It All Away", "Perfect Combination", "Nail It To The Wall", "Jump Into My Life", "Let Me Take You Down", "Every Drop Of Your Love", "Baby It's You", and "Million Dollar Babe". CD
(Out of print.)

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Led ZeppelinDefinitive Collection Of Mini LP Replicas CDs (Japanese paper sleeve edition 12CD box set) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 12CDs ... $199.99
12CD boxset of 10 classic Led Zeppelin albums, all pressed on SHMCDs and even includes alternate jackets! CD
(Out of print. SHMCD.)

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Led ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy ... CD
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... $4.99
Led Zeppelin at peak power – mixing hard rock bombast with deep, genuine love for blues and folk guitars! Houses Of The Holy is the essential the blueprint for countless imitators to come – but it's also got smarts, subtleties and creative ambitious that's just plain lost on the watered wannabes that floated up in Zeppelin's wake. Titles include "The Crunge", "Over The Hills & Far Away", "The Song Remains The Same", "The Rain Song", "Dancing Days", "Dyer Maker", "No Quarter", and "The Ocean". CD
Also available Houses Of The Holy ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinHow The West Was Won ... CD
Atlantic, 1972. Used 3 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. Used ... $11.99
One of the most monumental debuts in rock history – a record that hit the world like a led zeppelin, and left an impression for years to come! Led Zeppelin pretty much took over rock right from the beginning – which isn't too surprising, given that Jimmy Page had an in-demand guitar heavy for years already – but the power of this debut is still astonishing after all these years – a blistering blend of bluesy roots, psych fuzz, and razor-sharp instrumental dexterity! The whole thing's a gem – and titles include "Good Times Bad Times", "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" "You Shook Me", "Dazed And Confused", "Your Time Is Gonna Come", "Black Mountain Side", and "I Can't Quit You Baby". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Also available Led Zeppelin ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinMothership ... CD
Atlantic, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Gerald LevertIn My Songs ... CD
Atlantic, 2007. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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LevertBest Of Levert ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $1.99
14 classic tracks by Levert – a real bright spot in the often-barren harmony soul scene of the 80s, thanks probably to guidance the group got from their forebears, the O'Jays. Titles include "Casanova", "Rope A Dope Style", "Pull Over", "Smilin", "Addicted To You", "I've Been Waiting", "Good Ol Days (single mix)", "(Pop Pop Pop Pop) Goes My Mind", "My Forever Love", "Start Me Up Again", and "Just Coolin (extended him hop remix, feat Heavy D)". CD

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LevertWhole Scenario ... CD
Atlantic, 1997. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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John LewisJohn Lewis Piano (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. Used ... $9.99
One of the strongest sessions recorded by pianist John Lewis in the 50s – a date that shows depths of his talents that run even greater than his work with the Modern Jazz Quartet, quite possibly because is work on piano is at the forefront of the record throughout! There's a sense of darkness here that really fits the image on the cover – a style that's stated clearly on piano lines that are often as spacious as they are gentle, but which also have a moodier undercurrent below, thanks to Lewis' careful choice of keys and notes. The backing is often quite spare – Lewis sometimes plays just with Connie Kay's drums, or the guitar of either Jim Hall or Barry Galbraith – and at its fullest, the record features 2 trio numbers with the bass of Percy Heath and drums of Connie Kay. Tracks are lyrically and thoughtfully composed – and titles include "Two Lyric Pieces", "Harlequin", "D&E", "Little Girl Blue", and "Warmeland". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Also available John Lewis Piano ... LP 19.99

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Charles LloydForest Flower – Charles Lloyd At Monterey (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. Used ... $24.99
A famous album – and for good reason too! The set's something of a landmark in spiritual jazz from the 60s – and it features a classic live performance from Charles Lloyd, recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival – almost as a distillation and popularization of ideas that were brewing in the music of John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and others! The group here features a young Keith Jarrett on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all flowing magnificently with Lloyd's work on tenor and flute – in an open-ended groove that draws on modal rhythms for inspiration, and which features solos that stretch out, but never go "outside"! The classic performances of "Forest Flower" takes up all of side one – with a dreamy drifting quality that has Jarrett at his best – and side two features a version of his "Sorcery", plus McBee's "Song Of Her", and a version of "East Of The Sun". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Forest Flower ... LP 12.99

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Charles LloydForest Flower/Soundtrack ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1966/1968. Used ... $5.99
A famous album – but for good reason! The set's something of a landmark in spiritual jazz from the 60s – and it features a classic live performance from Charles Lloyd, recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival – almost as a distillation and popularization of ideas that were brewing in the music of John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and others! The group here features a young Keith Jarrett on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all flowing magnificently with Lloyd's work on tenor and flute – in an open-ended groove that draws on modal rhythms for inspiration, and which features solos that stretch out, but never go "outside"! The classic performances of "Forest Flower" takes up all of side one – with a dreamy drifting quality that has Jarrett at his best – and side two features a version of his "Sorcery", plus McBee's "Song Of Her", and a version of "East Of The Sun". Soundtrack is with Lloyd on tenor and flute, Keith Jarrett on piano, Ron McClure on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Titles include "Forest Flower 69", "Pre-Dawn", "Sombrero Sam", and "Voice In The Night". CD
Also available Forest Flower ... LP 12.99

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Charles LloydJust Before Sunrise – Dream Weaver/Love-In ... CD
Atlantic/32 Jazz, 1966/1967. Used 2 CDs ... $15.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby LyleIvory Dreams (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic, 1989. Used ... $7.99
It's a bit too far into the 80s for Bobby to sound as great as he did on his earlier Capitol albums – with keyboards that are a bit stiff, and not enough acoustic playing next to the electric, in order to give the album a bit of heart. There's some decent enough numbers in a smooth jazz mode, though – and even in this style, Bobby's still one of the best at mixing soul and fusion. Titles include "Ivory Dreams", "Loco Motion", "Tropical", "88 Ways", "Nova", and "Save It For A Rainy Day", which features vocals by Helena Springs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Les McCannMuch Les ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1969. Used ... $8.99
A groovy set of late 60s soul jazz piano tunes – played by Les McCann in a swinging style that pre-dates his 70s funk work – and which also features him playing in a strictly instrumental setting! The core of the material is by Les' trio with Leroy Vinnegar on bass – but most tracks feature an expanded sound, either by adding Willie Bobo and Victor Pantoja on Latin percussion, or by backing the group with off-beat arrangements by the great William Fischer, whose talents had graced some of the best Atlantic jazz albums at the time! Titles include "Burnin Coal", "Doin That Thing", "Roberta", and a groovy version of "Love For Sale". CD
(Out of print.)

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Carmen McRaeJust A Little Lovin (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1970. Used ... $6.99
Bold, boozy work from Carmen McRae – a wonderfully mature album from that great time when her style was equal parts jazz and soul – put together here by arranger/producer Arif Mardin, a perfect choice for the record! There's a care to the overall presentation not heard in some of McRae's albums from a few years before – not just jazz vocals with a backing group, but a really rich presentation of some hip, modern, all-adult material that somehow sounds even better in Carmen's hands than anyone else. Titles include the sublime title tune "Just A Little Lovin" – plus"Goodbye Joe", "I Love The Life I Live", "Carry That Weight", "Something", "I Want You", "More Today Than Yesterday", and "Didn't We". CD
(Out of print. Please note the booklet cover has two faint marks – just light discoloration, no tears or residue – from old stickers.)

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Carmen McRaeSound Of Silence/Portrait Of Carmen ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
Two great lost albums from Carmen – very different than her earlier work, kind of a mixture of jazz, soul, and pop, in territory that's a bit like work by Nancy Wilson or Marlena Shaw. Sound of Silence has Carmen working with arrangments by Shorty Rogers and Jimmy Jones – nicely jazzy, but with other sophisticated touches that open up Carmen's palette a lot. Titles include "Watch What Happens", "Sound Of Silence", "MacArthur Park", "Can You Tell", and "Gloomy Sunday". Portrait Of Carmen is one of her hippest LPs ever, and a great set of vocal gems that often gets overlooked. Arrangements are by Benny Carter, Shorty Rogers, and Oliver Nelson – and the album's got a swinging groovy style that pushes Carmen past her schmaltzier jazz vocal roots. The album kicks off with an amazing reading of Tommy Wolf's "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", done by Carmen in a way that makes you know she owns the song – and then it moves through a compelling blend of compositions that includes "My Very Own Person", "Ask Any Woman", "Boy, Do I Have A Surprise For You", and "Elusive Butterfly". CD
(Out of print – and still sealed.)

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Sergio Mendes/Quartette Tres BienGreat Arrival/Bully ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Two sparkling jazzy albums from 1966! The Great Arrival is one of Sergio Mendes' most dreamy albums, and it's an all-instrumental batch of tracks. The format is easy Brazilian piano, over larger arrangements with a good jazz component – and the record features Mendes soloing over work by American arrangers Clare Fischer, Bob Florence, and Richard Hazard. The record's got bright horns, lush banks of strings, and cascading rhythms – all produced with exceptional sound, so that Sergio's piano goes gliding over the top in a manner that's similar to some of the Luis Eca albums in a similar format. Tracks include "Carnaval", "Boranda", "Nana", and "Bonita". Bully is the Quartette Tres Bien's only album for Atlantic, and it's a bit more of a straight jazz album than some of their sessions for Decca. The band's got their percussion/piano groove running hard – with Percy James on bongo and conga, Albert St James on drums, and Jeter Thompson on piano – and the playing has a strong focus on the piano work by Thompson, with a good mix of soul and lyrical styles. Includes the original track "Bully", plus versions of "Work Song", "Caravan", "Three O'Clock In The Morning", and "I Never Knew". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetComplete Last Concert ... CD
Atlantic, 1974. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match. Milt Jackson's vibes are chromatically aligned in this amazing way with the piano of John Lewis – and somehow the live recording seems to bring out even more tones in the bass of Percy Heath, who feels an even stronger presence here than usual. Connie Kay's work on drums are a masterpiece of percussive understatement – and titles include "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Summertime", "The Cylinder", "Blues In A Minor", and "One Never Knows". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetDedicated To Connie ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
A previously-unreleased live set from the glory days of the Modern Jazz Quartet – a double-length concert recorded in Slovenia in 1960! CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert ... CD
Atlantic/Label M, 1960. Used ... $3.99
A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. Set features 15 tracks in all – including "Django", "Bluesology", "La Ronde", "Festival Sketch", "Vendome", "Odds Against Tomorrow", "Skating In Central Park", "The Cylinder", and"Round Midnight". CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert Vols 1 & 2 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. Used ... $18.99
A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. The album is live, but still has that sophisticated composure that made the group so unique at the time – and the whole thing's a perfect complement to their famous studio albums on Atlantic! This edition collects both of the original LP's in their entirety – titles include "Django", "Bluesology", "La Ronde", "Festival Sketch", "Vendome", "Odds Against Tomorrow", "I Should Care", "I Remember Clifford", "Pyramid", "Cylinder", and "Bags' Groove". CD
(Out of print 2005 pressing with 24bit mastering, includes obi!)

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Modern Jazz QuartetLonely Woman ... CD
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... $5.99
Truly one of the Modern Jazz Quartet's greatest albums – and a set that has an edge and a darkness that's missing from some of their other Atlantic records! Part of the reason for this may be the group's fantastic reading of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – a killer moody track that sounds great in the group's vibes/piano style – and which leads off the album with a chilling tone that's really unbelievable! The rest of the album's pretty great too – and there's a brooding intensity we don't normally hear in the piano of John Lewis and vibes of Milt Jackson. Other tracks include Gary McFarland's "Why Are You Blue" – plus John Lewi's "Belkis", "Animal Dance", "New York 19", and "Trieste". CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetPyramid (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. Used ... $13.99
Features a long reading of "Pyramid" – plus "Django", "Romaine", "Vendome", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Pyramid (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetPyramid (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. Used ... $18.99
Features a long reading of "Pyramid" – plus "Django", "Romaine", "Vendome", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Pyramid (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 13.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetThree Windows ... CD
Atlantic, 1987. Used ... $2.99
A set that shows that none of the group's imagination or talent had dimmed over the years – and the core quartet of John Lewis on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums are joined by The New York Chamber Symphony, who are a small string-based group who slide in and out of the jazz-based grooves with an inventive range of colors and sounds! The album's hardly a "jazz with strings" sort of date – and instead, the strings are nicely integrated with a fluidly creative approach – in the mode of some of the more experimental string quartets that were showing up at the time. Titles include "Kansas City Breaks", "Three Windows", "Encounter In Cagnes", and the "Day In Dubrovnik" suite. CD
(Atlantic pressing.)

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Peter MurphyCascade ... CD
Beggars Banquet/Atlantic, 1995. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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David NewmanFathead – Ray Charles Presents David Fathead Newman ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1958. Used ... $8.99
David Newman's first album as a leader – recorded under the Ray Charles banner, and featuring Ray himself on piano! The set's a really surprising one – as it's much more jazz-based than we'd expect, given the Charles connection – and really steps out with some lively solo work that goes way past the usual Ray Charles groove. The group's a small one – with Newman on alto and tenor, Ray on piano, Bennie Crawford on baritone, and a young Marcus Belgrave on trumpet – and the tunes have a really solid soul jazz approach, one that sounds a heck of a lot more like a late 50s session for Prestige Records than it does for Atlantic! Titles include "Hard Times", "Weird Beard", "Bill For Bennie", "Tin Tin Deo", and "Sweet Eyes". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stevie NicksStreet Angel ... CD
Modern/Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Nu ShoozPoolside ... CD
Atlantic, 1985. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke PearsonHoney Buns ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1965. Used ... $11.99
An excellent Duke Pearson album – and (dare we say it?) better than any of his Blue Note LPs! The record features a very tight lineup with Johnny Coles on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Les Spann on flute, James Spaulding on alto, and George Coleman on tenor – all players who are well suited to Pearson's warm funky style on the piano, but who also have a strong modernist sensibility that really comes through on the solos. The album is filled with nice tracks – like "New Girl", "Honeybuns", "Heavy Legs", and the fantastic lyrical groover "Is That So", plus "You Know I Care" and "Our Love". CD
(Out of print. Please note the last page of the booklet has a stain from an old track list sticker.)

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Esther PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... CD
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... $4.99
A 70s album, issued at a time when Esther Phillips was really riding high with her records on the Kudo label – but a set that brings together unissued sides recorded for Atlantic in the 60s! The style is a great mix of rootsy soul and hipper jazz – arranged by Onzy Matthews on side one, with a care and quality that almost rivals Capitol jazz vocal sessions of the time – and performed live at Freddie Jett's Piper Club on side two – in the same mode as her classic Burnin album from the time locale! Philips is wonderful in both settings – with that distinct approach that's unlike any other singer we know – quite versatile, and at a critical point between her R&B work of the 50s, and her smoother Kudu jazz of the 70s. Titles include include "Cherry Red", "In The Evenin", "I Wonder", "Romance In The Dark", "I Love Paris", and "I'm Gettin' Long Alright". CD
(Out of print Atlantic Jazz pressing.)
 
 
 



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