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Blitz & Squash Brass BandAtomic Energy ... CD
Blue Train, 2012. Used ... $5.99
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✨✧ Crimetime Orchestra with Sonny SimmonsAtomic Symphony ... CD
Jazzaway (Norway), 2009. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing moment in music from the Norwegian scene – a searing live performance from Crimetime Orchestra, a large all-star jazz ensemble – joined here by alto sax legend Sonny Simmons, plus an additional 65 orchestral players as well! The core group features heavyweights like Bugge Wesseltoft on piano, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums – and can boast lots of full-toned hornwork on alto, tenor, baritone sax, trombone, and trumpet – plenty of greatness, even before you add in the alto of Sonny Simmons, who's often the key soloist on most numbers. The added orchestrations never get in the way at all – and instead often emerge up from the bottom with a surprising sort of force – underscoring the mixed improvisational/compositional energy of the group in a really great way. The whole "Atomic Symphony" was performed live, with no overdubs – and runs the length of two full CDs. CD
 
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Lynwood SlimSoul Feet ... CD
Atomic Theory, 1996. Used ... $3.99
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Ingebrigt Haker FlatenIngebrigt Haker Flaten Quintet ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2006. Used ... $6.99
A riveting batch of tense, sly and stripped down string-laden jazz from the Norwegian scene – led by the thundering bass of Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – and one of the better releases in years from the ever-impressive Jazzland label! Flaten is familiar for collaborations with some of the brightest talents of both the Chicago and Norgwegian scenes – including work with Ken Vandermark's School Days, the incredible Thing project with Mats Gustafson and Paal Nilssen, and of course the mighty Atomic – but this great headlining set still caught us a little off guard. It shares a sensibility with Atomic in that it has roots planted firmly in the best free jazz of the past few decades. There's a sense of menace and a penchant for controlled cacophony – but it's still quite beautiful in spots and feels very much of the modern era. Players include Anders Hana on guitar, Ola Kvernberg on violin & mandolin, Klaus Ellerhusen Holm on baritone sax, alto sax and clarinet, and Fredrik Rundqvist on the kit. Another winner for Jazzland! Titles include "Maxwell's Silver Demon", "Playing", "Seemingly", Ceta", "Olja Og Gass", "Zardoz" and It's A Desperate Situation". CD
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Matthew Shipp Quartet Declared EnemyOur Lady Of The Flowers ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Reedman Sabir Mateen makes some wonderful contributions here – blowing tenor and clarinet with the sort of soulful, searching tone we love on his work for the Eremite label – which makes for a great contribution to the music of Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums! The Shipp/Parker pairing are as wonderful as ever – and very much well suited to each other's very dynamic shifts here – which can even be striking on some of the more laidback, mellow moments – some of which feature Mateen really impressing us on clarinet! Cleaver can come full-on when needed, but then really lays back – almost allowing the group to be a trio, except when he's called upon to deliver the right dose of energy. Titles include "Atomic Note", "New Tension", "Irrational", "Gasp", "Cosmic Joke", "Our Lady Of The Flowers", and "Silence Blooms". CD

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Undisputed TruthMethod To The Madness/Smokin' ... CD
Warner/Robinsongs (UK), 1976/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Two gems from The Undisputed Truth – back to back in a single package! First up is Method To The Madness – a killer classic from the second chapter of the Undisputed Truth – that time when the group stepped away from their Motown home, and followed producer/creator Norman Whitfield to his own label in California! The shift of record companies also marks a cool shift in styles too – an approach that still has all the bold, bassy elements you'd know from the earlier hits – but one that also has some fuller, more cosmic elements too – which are hinted at by the image on the cover! The set begins with a weird electronic spoken number that's almost experimental – then brings up the bass for a bit of heavy funk, while also using electric elements in a way that really points the way to sounds that other big funk groups would cop at the start of the 80s – but which really sound fresh here in the hands of Undisputed Truth. Titles include "Sunshine", "Take A Vacation From Life (And Visit Your Dreams)", "Life Ain't So Easy", "You + Me = Love", "Cosmic Contact", "Hole In The Wall", and "Let's Go Down To The Disco". Smokin has The Undisputed Truth still going very strong at the end of the 70s – working with original producer Norman Whitfield, in a groove that's every bit as wonderful as their early years! There's a killer mix of funk and deeper soul here that few other acts could handle this well – a way of hitting the flashy funk of Sly & The Family Stone or Graham Central Station – but also not falling into any showbiz traps, either – in a mode that really his the group not only respecting the role of each member, but also working together in a very cohesive way on the album. The result is a great little set that balances funky grooves with some excellent cosmic soul cuts – supported by great session work from giants like Wah Wah Watson, Walt Downing, and Jack Ashford. A few cool keyboard lines further cement the sound of the record – and titles include "Show Time", "Space Machine", "I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love", "Misunderstood", "Sandman", "Atomic Funk", and "Talkin To The Wind". CD

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✨✧ VariousObsession ... CD
Bully (Canada), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
An incredible collection of late 60s/early 70s psychedelia, funk and rock from India, Turkey, Brazil, Peru and other warm climes – put together by NYC's Mike Davis for Montreal's Bully Records – one of greatest rare psyche sets we've come across in ages! Obsession had us obsessing over it's mind-bending grooves from the start of it – a rich assemblage of largely, but not exclusively South American slabs of psychedelia – with loads of funky drums and percussion, proggy changes and heavy, lumbering jams – plus some lighter Turkish folk, adventurous post Troplicalia from Brazil, and odd twists and turns throughout! 15 tracks in all: ""Obsession '77" by Atomic Forest, "De Repente" by Quarteto Nova Era, "Osman Pehlivan", "Astronautas A Mercurio" by Sonora Casino, "Walderez Waldereia" by Flavio Kurt, Hor Gorme Garibi" by Erkin Koray, "Globo Do Morto" by Novos Gbahianos, "Musica Mulata" by Los Chickchaka, "Gonese Don Cicegim" by Ersen, "Proyectos De Yn Ladron Prisionero" by La Barra De Chocolate and more. CD
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✨✧ William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too – as the instrumentation is heavy on keyboards, handled by William with incredible dexterity – and spun out in these soaring lines that bristle with righteous touches that really support the message of his tunes! The vibe mixes in some electro elements with long-drawn rhythms – and the vocals often step aside for lots of keyboard and rhythm interplay, then come in to send things home at just the right moment. Onyeabor's been a pretty elusive cat over the years, and it's taken Luaka Bop quite some time to put this collection together – amazing work that may well make the album one of the most important to ever come from the label – and the first introduction to the non-African world of Onyeabor's incredible sounds. Titles include "Body & Soul", "Atomic Bomb", "Something You'll Never Forget", "Why Go To War", "Love Is Blind", "Fantastic Man", and "Let's Fall In Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of King Gospel ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful selection of work from gospel's "golden age" – the formative late 40s and early 50s years, when the music was first making it onto records in ways that it previously hadn't. At the time, the King label was home to some of the freshest blues and R&B artists of the time, and their position in the market made them a perfect choice to record these gospel artists, especially the small vocal groups – who were styled in a similar fashion to the label's doo wop groups of the time. And in a way, the feel here is almost like doo wop – with mostly male groups, singing in a hard and raw style with a real focus on harmonies. Titles include "Toll The Bell" and "Live So God Can Use You" by Swan Silvertone Singers, "Who Is Your Friend" and "Where Shall I Go" by The Trumpeteers, "Jesus Is All The World To Me" and "Too Close To Heaven" by Cumberland River Singers, "It's A Highway To Heaven" and "Seek & Ye Shall Find" by The Nightingales, "The Atomic Telephone" and "Workin Till The Day Is Done" by The Spirit Of Memphis Quartet, and "In That Great Reunion" and "Going Back To Jesus" by The Four Internes. CD

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✨✧ P Funk All StarsLive At The Beverly Theater, In Hollywood ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1983. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A nice live snapshot of a later P Funk incarnation, circa 1983 – with players like Dennis Chambers and Michael Hampton aboard the mothership with Clinton's family of funk all stars! The rest of the crew includes includes stalwarts Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazel, Blackbird McKnight, Maceo Parker, Mudbone Cooper and George Clinton working hard to extend their legendary style of live funk into the 80s. There's a slow build up of energy that's works well – kicking off slowly but surely with a laidback intro and band intro before busts open in a big way, and from there it's one exciting classic after another 'til the very end! Includes lengthy live riffs on P-funk classics like "Cosmic Slop", "(Not Just) Knee Deep", "Maggot Brain", "Atomic Dog"and "Flashlight", "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)", "Do That Stuff", "Cosmic Slop" plus a medley of "Let's Take It To The Stage", "Mothership Connection (Starchild)" and "I Call My Baby Pussycat" in a nearly 100 minute set! CD

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✨✧ Les BaxterPanic In The Year Zero ... CD
MGM/La La Land, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer soundtrack from Les Baxter – recorded right after his initial exotica run for Capitol Records, and done with some surprisingly jazzy touches as well! Baxter does a great job of mixing stark drama with some cool mellower moments here – really expanding his musical palette from before, yet also using lots of those beautiful painterly colors and tones that first came to the forefront in his exotica years! The players on the record are all great – and include Conte Candoli on trumpet, Harry Betts on trombone, Gene Cipriano on saxes, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, and Milt Holland on percussion – players well-suited to Baxter's LA approach to the music. This beautiful reissue features very detailed notes, and excellent sound quality too – and titles include "No Girls/No Civilians/A Boy & His Gun", "Bridge/To The Cave/Atavistic", "The Hoods", "Trigger Happy", "Panic In Year Zero", "Atomic Subdominant", "First Aid", and "Chop Chop". CD
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Nicola Conte Presents Stefania DipierroNatural ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
Nicola Conte's working here with a great new singer – the lovely Stefania Dipierro, who brings in just the right sort of Brazilian vibe to fit the record's placement on the Far Out label! The style here is maybe a bit more Brazilian than some of Nicola's music on the Schema imprint – but the approach is very similar overall – lots of warm, groovy currents that follow a path from 60s Rio through Italian jazz and soundtrack generations too – served up by an instrumental group led by Conte on guitar, with work from Pietro Lusso on Fender Rhodes and Hammond, Gaetano Partipilo on sax and flute, and Fabrizio Bosso on trumpet! Yet Stefania herself definitely is in the spotlight throughout – singing in this breathy, soulful style that really opens up the tunes – which are a mix of originals written with Conte, and some very well-chosen jazz and Brazilian classics. Titles include a sublime remake of Betty Carter's "Open The Door", plus "Joia", "Que Maravilha", "Vento Bravo", "I Feel The Sun On Me", "Natural", "Ainda Mais Amor", "Within You & I", and "Maracatu Atomico". 14 in all. CD
Also available Natural (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 18.99

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VariousMondo Bossa – Swinga Sambaby! ... CD
Premier (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $12.99
18 tracks – most of them rare Brazilian ones, and all with a great mix of jazz, bossa, and groovy rhythms! The sound is very mod and 60s – and there's more than a few here that we haven't seen reissued for a while. Titles include "Ponteio" by Som Psicodelico, "Balaio" by Sergio Carvalho, "Loneliness" by Nico Gomez, "Maracatu Atomico" by Osmar Milito, "Watermelon Man" by Som Psicodelico, "Fitipaldiando" by Nonato y Su Conjunto, "Candombe" by Dogliotti, "Summertime" by Ronsinha De Valencia, "Cantalope Island" by Osmar Milito, "Xamega De Ina" by Trio Motoco, and "Tim Dom" by Os Intocaives. CD

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiIntrigo A Los Angeles ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jazzy goodness from the wonderful Piero Umiliani – a set that's got some sweet instrumental touches from Chet Baker on trumpet, plus piano from Umiliani himself! The overall feel is very much in an early 60s crime jazz style – that best Italian groove before more mod and bossa-styled elements came into play – and in addition to trumpet and piano, instrumentation also features vibes and guitar that step out strongly on some of the best numbers! Most of the tunes are relatively short – more jazz themes than straight jazz tunes – but manage to say quite a lot with just a little. Titles include "Motel", "Idillio Giallorosa", "Jazz Bar", "Pedinamento", "Agguato", "Contagio Atomico", and "Ritmo Neutronico". CD also features two bonus tracks – "Agguato" and "Spogliarello Da Circo". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)
 
 
 



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