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BluReturn ... 12-inch
Nature Sounds, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99
Solid couple of cuts from independent hip hop survivor Blu – with production by Bombay. Includes "The Return" from the Good To Be Home album, plus the non-album track "Thriller" feat Sene, Definite & Co$$. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Peggi BluBlu Blowin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet 80s soul from Peggi Blu – an artist who recorded this gem for Capitol Records with hardly any fanfare at the time, but who's gotten plenty of play from the set over the years! Peggi's got a style that's nicely unassuming – a voice that still has all the range and power of the bigger female soul stars of the time, but without being as pushy or overly diva-conscious – a quality that's helped the record to grow strongly in reputation over the years, as Peggi herself has continued to record other wonderful work too. Titles include "Over & Over", "Mesmerize Me", "All & All", "I Believe In You", "All the Way With You", "Two Can Play At That Game", and "Tender Moments". CD features bonus tracks – "Two Can Play At That Game (radio edit)", "All The Way With You (late night mix)", and "All the Way With You (day time mix)". CD

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Blu & Klaus LayerBoys (remix, instrumental) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99 14.98
A very cool collaboration between LA underground mainstay Blu and Germany's moody beat heavy Klaus Layer! "The Boys" is a busy track on the rhymes tip, Blu's voice layered to mesmerzing effect on the vocal side, backed by a gritty bit, strummed strings and layers of heady atmosphere. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear & black splatter colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ DVDTake Me To The River (Blu-Ray edition) ... DVD
Shout Factory, 2014. New Copy ... $22.99 24.98
The Memphis sound comes back in all its glory here – in this well-done documentary that looks at the classic legacy of the city's scene, and the role of Stax, Hi Records, and other important labels – then follows a mixture of classic and contemporary talents through the recording process of a new Memphis-based tribute! The film features performances and appearances from William Bell, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Charle Musselwhite, Bobby Blue Bland, Bobby Rush, Snoop Dogg, Terrence Howard, and North Mississippi All Stars – and the package also features bonus material: an interview with Snoop Dogg and William Bell; Be Like Me, the unseen session video; and How I Wrote The Iconic Song "I'll Take You There" with Stax Records' Al Bell. DVD
(DVD is NTSC coded, Region A.)

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✨✧ Perter GregsonTouch (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Sono Cairo, 2015. Used CD & Blu-ray ... $4.99
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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. New Copy 2CDs ... $17.99 24.99
A wonderful record from this important string quartet – a group who strike a fine balance between being playful and playing powerfully, and who have a really tremendous ear for unusual repertoire too! The cover and title might seem a bit gimmicky, but Spektral Quartet are far from that – as they really grab us right away with their unusual sense of string textures, and the greater sonic possibilities of the quartet – working here on some material commissioned especially for the group, and other compositions that they really transform in their performance. The set begins with the captivating "Many Many Cadences" – a piece that's exactly as the title describes – then moves into the "Ancestral Mousetrap", a suite of tracks that also features some text from Russell Edson performed by the group as they play. The album then makes an abrupt shift to Haydn's "String Quartet Op 33 No 2 – The Joke" – which is handled by the group with a style that's faithful to the writing, but also very individual as well – especially as it's followed by "Hack" – a long suite of very short tracks, which follows the "joke" thematically, as each section is titled after a comedian – "Sarah Silverman", "Lenny Bruce", "Dick Gregory", and so on – but all with individual performances that extrapolate the ideas of those performers through a modern string quartet interpretation. CD
(Features the album on CD, with bonus blu-ray audio.)

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✨✧ MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... CD
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Tripped out hip hop from the super team of Madlib, fellow Stones Throw veteran MED and underground hero Blu – with an impressive guest roster that includes MF Doom, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats, Oh No, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk, Jimetta Rose, Phonte, Frank Nitt and others! Madlib is on the beats for every track, showing his range with a variety of moods here, tailered to the vocalists from track-to-track – from psychedelic boom bap behind Hodgy Beats, to bubbling boogie funk for Dam-Funk, bass heavy minimalism for Nitty, neo hip hop soul from Phonte & Likewise, and beyond. Strong work from a top notch ensemble! Titles include "Seerving", "Drive In", "Get Money", "Streets", "The Stroll","Belly Full", "The Buzz", "Birds", "Knock Knock", "Burgundy Whip" and more. 15 tracks in all. CD
Also available Bad Neighbor ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
Tripped out hip hop from the super team of Madlib, fellow Stones Throw veteran MED and underground hero Blu – with an impressive guest roster that includes MF Doom, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats, Oh No, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk, Jimetta Rose, Phonte, Frank Nitt and others! Madlib is on the beats for every track, showing his range with a variety of moods here, tailered to the vocalists from track-to-track – from psychedelic boom bap behind Hodgy Beats, to bubbling boogie funk for Dam-Funk, bass heavy minimalism for Nitty, neo hip hop soul from Phonte & Likewise, and beyond. Strong work from a top notch ensemble! Titles include "Seerving", "Drive In", "Get Money", "Streets", "The Stroll","Belly Full", "The Buzz", "Birds", "Knock Knock", "Burgundy Whip" and more. 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bad Neighbor ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Sun RaSun Ra – A Joyful Noise (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1980. New Copy ... $15.99 19.95
A well-done documentary of Sun Ra & The Arkestra – shot at the end of the 70s, with a huge amount of material collected from the Philadelphia scene, plus other east coast performances – all at a time when the group was working very far from the mainstream! Later in the 80s, Ra would finally get the global attention that was due – but at the the time of this late 70s footage, the Arkestra was very far from the spotlight – which makes the film as an important of an historical document of this period, as it does a representation of the group in performance. The set includes versions of "Astro Black", "Mister Mystery", "We Travel The Spaceways", "Along Came Ra/The Living Myth", and "Requiem For Trevor Johnson" – and this new version has been carefully restored and transferred to an HD format – with bonus audio extended full versions of performances in the film! DVD

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✨✧ Rova Sax QuartetRova Channeling Coltrane – Electric Ascension (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2012/2016. New Copy DVD/Blu Ray & CD ... $32.99 39.95
The Rova Sax Quartet channel the sound of John Coltrane's legendary Ascension album – then take it into a whole new territory of expression, thanks to help from an international assortment of improvisers who join in on the performance! The group famously reworked the piece in 1995, and have been doing so ever since – but this 2012 concert is definitely something special – handled both with a well-chosen array of players, and given superb recording – both in the audio and video components that come in this package! In addition to Bruce Ackley, Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, and Jon Raskin on saxes – players include Chris Brown on electronics, Nels Cline on guitar, Fred Frith on electric bass, Rob Mazurek on cornet and electronics, Jenny Scheinman on violin, Hamid Drake on drums, and Ikue Mori on electronics – a really heavyweight lineup who sound every bit as wonderful as you might expect. Package includes the full 68 minute improvisation – captured on DVD, blu-ray, and audio CD. DVD also features a bonus documentary – "Cleaning The Mirror". CD

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Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron – Black Wax (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 19.95
Gil Scott-Heron in the prime of his career – captured here in a well-done documentary from 1982, which features a fair bit of live performances with his Midnight Band! The film was commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK, and comes across with a very sensitive look at Gil – easily one of the most complex, most rewarding singers of his generation. This new version of the film is transferred from the original stock, via HD – and is compiled here with the bonus short film Is That Jazz – a total of 89 minutes of footage, in color. DVD

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Bruce SpringsteenTies That Bind – The River Collection (4CDs/3 Blu Rays/Book) ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy 6CD/Blu Ray ... $109.99 129.98
An absolutely epic journey down The River – and it's one well worth taking – with more than 50 tracks on 4 CDs plus 3 Blu Rays! The original double album is prime classic Springsteen, circa 1980 – a few years removed at this point from the massive breakthrough that was Born To Run, and seemingly starting to let go of the darker tone of Darkness On The Edge Of Town, though still with some shadows of it. Definitely a creative high point, and a record we're always happy to revisit. Includes "The Ties That Bind", "Hungry Heart", "Out In The Street", "Fade Away", "Ramrod", "Rive All Night", "Wreck On The Highway", "Independence Day" and more. The box set also includes the first official release of The River: Single Album, recorded in '79 and intended as the follow up to Darkness At The Edge Of Town before Springsteen scrapped the idea and went back in the studio and ultimately released the fuller, farther reaching double album. It includes 7 songs from the eventual double, some with alternate lyrics and arrangements – and there's also a full CD of outtakes. The 3 Blu Rays include the great feature length documentary, a complete concert from The River tour in 1980, filmed in Tempe, AZ, plus disc with never before seen rehearsal footage! Comes with heavy duty coffee table book, too! CD
(Blu Rays are coded Region A, B & C.)
Also available Ties That Bind – The River Collection (4CDs/3DVDs/Book) ... CD 101.99

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Michael JacksonOff The Wall (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Epic/Sony, 1979. New Copy ... On February 26, 2016
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's got a funky undercurrent that's really stunning – clubby, yet plenty darn soulful, with a wickedly sly groove that others would try to copy for years, but never fully match. Titles include seminal groovers like "Rock With You", "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", "Working Day And Night", "Girlfriend", "Off The Wall", "Burn This Disco Out" and more. Amazing amazing amazing work from the to-be-coronated King Of Pop! 2016 edition includes bonus Blu Ray documentary directed by Spike Lee – with never-before-scene studio footage and more. CD

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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsBlu Blu Blu ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sisask/Holst/Crumb/LangZoforbit – A Space Odyssey – Milky Way/Planets Op 32/Celestial Mechanics/Gravity – Zofo (Eva Maria Zimmermann & Keisuke Nakagoshi) (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2014. Used CD & Blu-ray ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The duo plays four hands on one piano! CD

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✨✧ Hindemith/Shoenberg/Stravinsky/WallinSymphonies Of Wind Instruments – Ingar Bergby/Royal Norwegian Navy Band (SACD & Blu-ray) ... CD
2L (Norway), 2014. Used SACD & Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ LeclairComplete Sonatas For Two Violins – Sonatas For Two Violins Op 3 & Op 12 – Greg Ewer/Adam Lamotte (2CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2014. Used 2CD & Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ LemosIo Vidi In Terra – Jory Vinikour/Deborah Fox (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2013. Used CD & Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ SchumannString Quartets No 1 In A Minor Op 41 No 1, No 2 In F Major Op 41 No 2, & No 3 In A Major Op 41 No 3 – Ying Quartet (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2014. Used CD & Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ ZelenkaCapriccios Nos 1-5 – Abraham/Bach Sinfonia (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2012. Used CD & Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ AztecaPyramid Of The Moon (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. Used ... $18.99
A really special record from a really special group – one of two sublime 70s gems from Azteca – a wicked blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul – all put together by a young Coke Escovedo! Coke's ostensibly the leader of the group, but there's also a richly collaborative feel going on – a style that brings together jazz players like Tom Harrell on trumpet, Mel Martin on saxes, George Muribus on Fender Rhodes, and Flip Nunez on organ – and Latin players like Victor Pantoja on congas, Coke Escovedo on timbales, and Pete Escovedo on added percussion. In fact, the set's a key early example of the strength of the Escovedo family – and like their best later efforts, the set really stretches out and pushes the boundaries of conventional genres. There's also some great guest work from Lenny White on drums, Mike Nock on keyboards, and Neal Schon on guitars – and vocals are by a range of singers who really keep things fresh. Titles include "Red Onions", "Mazatlan", "Whatcha Gonna Do", "Mexicana, Mexicana", and "Love Is A Stranger". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing! Includes obi!)
Also available Pyramid Of The Moon ... LP 24.99

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Miles DavisMilestones (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1958. Used ... $6.99
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but it's the two saxophonists who really help Davis shape the feel of the record, pushing things past the initial Coltrane/Davis groove with a really wonderful sense of space and sound! Titles include the classic "Milestones", plus "Two Bass Hit", "Dr Jeckyll", and "Sid's Ahead". CD
(Blu spec CD, includes obi.)
Also available Milestones ... LP 33.99

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Miles DavisRound About Midnight ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1956. Used ... $12.99
Thelonious Monk may have written the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it all his own here – blowing with a subtle moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia Records years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the pair first forged on Prestige – and also present is the rhythm trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – impeccably recorded here with a wonderful sense of space, and almost a bridge between older Miles modes, and the genius to come. Titles include Miles seminal take on "Round Midnight", plus "Tadd's Delight", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "A Leu Cha". CD
(Out of print, Blu spec CD pressing with obi.)
Also available Round About Midnight ... LP 24.99

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Masaru ImadaNow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. Used ... $14.99
Subtle brilliance from Japanese pianist Masaru Imada – a record that bubbles beautifully with some spare and personal touches – sometimes slightly free, sometimes wonderfully melodic – always with a strong sense of vision and energy! The group here features Imada on acoustic piano, alongside bass, drums, and some especially great tenor and soprano sax from Ichiro Mimori – often played with some slightly sharp edges, but also a surprising degree of soul – a heartfelt, personal quality that slides alongside Imada's piano in a soaring dance of colors and tones. Titles are all originals, and include "Nostalgia", "Alter", "Gehi Dorian", and "The Shadow Of The Castle". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing! Includes obi.)

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✨✧ K-DefUnpredictable Gemini/Way It Was ... CD
Redefinition, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A pair of K-Def LPs – 2016's Unpredectible Gemini and the compilation Way It Was – together in a single set! Gemini is funk steeped instrumental hip hop – with an ear for and the skill to recreate not only the soul beat sound of classic, so called "golden era" hip hop, but with inspiration that stretches back even further to the cinematic soul sound of the 70s – all the while with an evolving style that's fully relevant post-millenium. Timeless stuff! Includes "A Threat To Society", "Creeping Out", "A Message From The Biz", "Lean Wit' Me", "My Funky Soul Experience", "Syncopated Funk", "Sounds Like...But It's Not", "Day Before The Storm", "Shakin' Off The Haters", "Untouchable Funk Lesson", "Reminiscent Of The Golden Era", "Gotta Get Away" with Damu The Fudgemunk & AG and more. Way It Was is rarities and unheard tracks from the K-Def vaults – plus a handful of new/current cuts, circa the mid 20-teens – some vocal and some instro! K-Def is such a timeless soul, the year of origin is honestly of little concern to his craft – it's cohesive all the way – and the titles include "Uneke", "How Nice I Am", "For The Family", "Some Ole Sah B Shh", "Strawberry Lemonade" and more. Guests include Blu and Damu The Fudgemunk. CD

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✨✧ K-DefWay It Was ... LP
Redefinition, 1990s/2000s/2016. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Rarities and unheard tracks from the K-Def vaults – plus a handful of new/current cuts, circa the mid 20-teens – some vocal and some instro! K-Def is such a timeless soul, the year of origin is honestly of little concern to his craft – it's cohesive all the way – and the titles include "Uneke", "How Nice I Am", "For The Family", "Some Ole Sah B Shh", "Strawberry Lemonade" and more. Guests include Blu and Damu The Fudgemunk. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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Ryo KawasakiMirror Of My Mind (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Satellites/Think (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic fusion classic from guitarist Ryo Kawasaki – and a set that shows his perfect balance between American and Japanese jazz modes in the 70s! The album's got a bit more of a soulful focus than some of Kawasaki's previous work, but loses none of the depth of his feeling – as the approach here is less commercial fusion, than a cool underground blending of jazz, funk, and even a bit of Brazilian – with a quality that reminds us of some of most interesting work on the Bay Area scene of the period. Recording was done in New York – with help from fusion heavyweights that include Leon Pendarvis on keyboards, Harvey Mason on drums, and Michael Brecker on tenor – and singer Radha Shottam appears on half the record, really augmenting the soulful vibe of the set at those points. Even the mellower moments have a nice sort of richness, and a deeper spirit than usual for this sort of record – and titles include the soulful classic "Trinkets & Things" – a worldwide jazz dance classic – plus "Little One", "In & Out Of Love", "Brasiliana", and "Winter's Here". CD
(Blu-sec CD pressing!)

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Gary McFarland & Peter SmithButterscotch Rum ... CD
Buddah/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Very cool stuff – and a very strange record for Gary McFarland! The album features tracks that are a lot more vocal-oriented than his earlier work – but the same great sense of wild arrangements and strange subtle genius is still firmly in place. McFarland, as much as any idiosyncratic song craftsman of the era , had an expert way of layering intricate instrumentation in a way that was always loose and in service of the vocals. This record is a fine example that talent, and a lovingly groovy and strange batch of tunes, too! Vocals are handled mostly by Peter Smith, but McFarland also joins in on a number of tracks. True genius pop – on a par with the best 60s Nilsson albums, or some particularly great moments from Spanky & Our Gang. Titles include "Poor Daniel", "Dance With Me", "Straight Arrow", "Salvation Army Rags", "Rain On The Ocean" and "All My Better Days". CD
(Blu-spec CD 2 pressing!)
Also available Butterscotch Rum ... LP 22.99

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Kosuke MineMine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $28.99
Early work from this tremendous Japanese saxophonist – working here on both alto and soprano sax, in styles that are sharply angular, but also quite warm and soulful! Kosuke Mine's got a quality that's a bit like Joe Henderson at the same time – obviously informed by earlier hardbop, but let loose in some bolder lines that snake out with a rich, bold feel that's totally great. His group here features Fender Rhodes from Hideo Ichikawa – possibly further underscoring some of the Henderson electric styles of the set – and other players include Takashi Imai on trombone, Takashi Mizuhashi on bass, and Hiroshi Murakami on drums. The record's got a nice sense of freedom, but is never too far outside – and titles include a version of Joe Henderson's "Isotope", plus the originals "Morningtide", "Dream Eyes", and "Work I". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Takashi MizuhashiWho Cares (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $23.99
Who cares? We care! And it's hard not to – given the strength of this sweet little set from Japanese bassist Takashi Mizuhashi – a hell of a player who really knows how to keep things exciting throughout! The group's got some tremendous talent in the front – both Fumio Karashima on piano and Yoshio Otomo on alto and soprano sax – each players who get plenty of time in the spotlight, driven onto heights by Mizuhashi's bass – but sometimes in a very subtle way, too. Karashima plays Fender Rhodes a bit – which we really love for his spacious handling of the keys – and Takashi sometimes bows the bass in a way that makes for these really magical sound next to the Rhodes. The set's definitely on the more soulful side of the Japanese jazz spectrum from the 70s – and titles include "Blues For Andrew", "Who Cares", "Sometime Ago", "Deep In My Thought", and "In A Little Spring Waltz". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Ennio MorriconeIl Gatto A Nove Code (with bonus tracks) ... LP
AMS/Cinevox (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $32.99
A very spooky score for this film that's also known in America as "The Cat With Nine Tails" – the second collaboration between Ennio Morricone and noted horror director Dario Argento! The album's a bit different than some of Morricone's other work on horror films – and at times, it almost has qualities that sound more like a western – a spacious mix of light strings and more sparely focused instrumentation – sometimes a bassline, sometimes a bit of flute. Other numbers get a bit more dark and jagged – slightly atonal, with shimmering, shifting styles that create a tremendous amount of tension! Titles include "Paranoia Prima", "1970", "Sottintesi", "Ninna Nanna In Blu", "Placcaggio", and "Metafora Finale". Also fetaures three bonus tracks – "Passeggiata Notturna (single version)", "Placcaggio (alt)", and "Ninna Nanna In Blu (movie takes version)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Seiichi NakamuraAdventure In My Dream (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. Used ... $23.99
A great tenor saxophonist from the Japanese scene of the 70s – heard here in one of his hippest settings ever! Seiichi Nakamura really knows how to stretch things out, yet still keep things interesting – working here with a strong sense of rhythm that's really augmented by the use of guitar in the group alongside piano, bass, and drums – and instrument handled by Kiyoshi Sugimoto with these wide flares that roll along beautifully and give the rhythm a strong sense of color – while Nakamura blows these brilliantly bold lines over the top! Most tracks push past the ten minute mark, and more are very creative originals by Nakamura too – with titles that include "Himalayas", "Adventure In My Dream", and "Too Beauty". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing! Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Yuji OhnoSound Adventure Act 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $26.99
A wicked 70s set from Japanese keyboardist Yuji Ohno – one that has him taking on some sweet funky tracks, and also showing off his chops as a straighter jazz musician too! Some of the cuts here feature a full group with loads of electric touches alongside Ohno's work on keyboards – in a groove that's almost CTI/Kudo Records, but also has some funky soundtrack elements too – and a bit of backing vocals from the Love trio on a few cuts – who slide in with a chorus in a really nice way. There's even a bit of strings in a few points – which emphasizes the funky soundtrack element in the music – and titles include "Once You Get Started", "Too High", "Lady Marmalade", "Mayflower", "Sunny", and "Nica's Dream" – two of which feature just Ohno in a piano trio, while the rest feature the full group. CD
(Blu Spec CD2.)

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Yuji Ohno & Lupintic FiveBuono Buono (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
VAP/Lupintic (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $23.99
Yuji Ohno's been making music based around the Japanese animated feature Lupin The 3rd for quite some time – so much so that he's changed the name of his group to the Lupintic Five over the years – as a way of continuing the excellent groove he first brought to the cartoon soundtracks at the end of the 70s! The style here is a great evolution of older Lupin modes – still plenty jazzy, and maybe even more solid overall – as the record's got fuller songs that are more fleshed-out from a jazz perspective, with lots of Fender Rhodes from the leader – plus trumpet, tenor, guitar, bass, and drums – and occasional vocals on a few tracks too. All performance seems to be spontaneous small combo mode – and Ohno's got guests helping out on flute, trombone, Hammond, and Latin percussion too. Titles include "Jet Coaster Love", "Cha Cha Cha Di Amore", "Leave You", "Love In Venice", "Mysterious Journey", "Buono Buono", and "Chant Iwanakya Aisanai". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Bjorn Bolstad SkjelbredWaves & Interruptions – Eirik Raude/Tom Ottar Andreassen/Thomas Kjekstad/Ida Bryhn ... CD
2L (Norway), 2014. Used ... $4.99
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(Blu-ray disc pressing!)

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Kunihiko Sugano Trio + 1Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1974. Used ... $14.99
Love is a many splendored thing – and so is the mighty piano work of Kunihiko Sugano – a great Japanese player from the 70s, but one who never got much exposure on our shores at the time! This live album really shows Sugano at his best – balancing a talent for flowing, lyrical moments with a tighter sense of a groove – laid down perfectly by a combo that features conga added to the usual lineup of bass and drums! Most tunes are nice and long, and begin with a solo statement by Kunihiko – then snap into a groove that really takes off nicely. Titles include the original "Blues For Wynton Kelly", a side-long reading of "Perdido", and versions of "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" and "Autumn Leaves". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Isao SuzukiBlow Up (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
A really great little set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – a rare player who goes way way past traditional modes of his chosen instrument, into richly creative territory that rivals the 70s experiments of Ron Carter! Like Carter, Suzuki's never content to just let the bass be a source in the background – and instead really foregrounds his wonderful work on both cello and acoustic bass – with a sprightly sound that's as groovy as it is rhythmic – a really great sense of flow that almost makes you feel the set's electric, even though Isao plays acoustic all the way through. The album also features great work by pianist Kunihiko Sugano – who hits some fuller notes that really crackle with energy, and which unleash a surprising amount of soul on the best numbers – and the quartet also features additional bass from Takashi Mizuhashi and drums from George Otsuka. Titles include the great title cut "Blow Up", plus "Aquamarine", "Like It Is", and "Low Flight". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Isao Suzuki TrioBlack Orpheus (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautifully spare session from the mid 70s – one that features bass and cello from Isao Suzuki – stretching out here in a sound that's totally unique! The trio's a great one – with Donald Bailey on drums and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – the latter of which sounds amazing next to Suzuki mellow-stepping lines. If you've heard any of Suzuki's other albums from the period, the style is somewhat similar – quite soulful throughout, but with an easygoing, open feel that's quite different than many American sessions of this nature – and which makes it clear that the bassist is the leader, not the pianist! Titles include a great version of "Manha De Carnaval", plus "Angel Eyes", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Blues". CD
(Blu-spec CD.)

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Masayuki TakayanagiLonely Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $28.99
A pretty darn beautiful album of solo guitar tracks – recorded in 1982 by Japanese musician Masayuki Takayanagi, and featuring only electric guitar, played with a spare raspy edge – recorded in a rough style that's quite unusual for a Japanese jazz session of the time! However, it's this style of recording that really brings out the best of the album – as the complicated stylings of Takayanagi ring out with a much more honest sound than you'd expect on an album of this nature – reminding us more of earlier work by Lee Konitz collaborator Billy Bauer than most of the late 70s guitar heroes from Japan! The sound is beautiful throughout – and titles include a version of Charlie Haden's "Song For Che", a reading of Lennie Tristano's "Lennie's Pennies", and a great version of Ornette's "Lonely Woman". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Masayuki Takayanagi & New Direction For The ArtsFree Form Suite (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
A really compelling set from this important Japanese group of the 70s – a quartet headed up by guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi – but which features a very complex balance of work from all the individual members! The set initially begins with a traditional vibe, but then seems to step out with each new track – almost encompassing a history of modern jazz in the music, then moving past with its own sense of invention! Masayuki's guitar rings out on the spare "The Blues", which begins – but then moves aside for free flute work from Kenji Mori on a mindblowing take of "You Don't Know What Love Is" – almost handled with a late Dolphy vibe. "Sun In The East" has the ensemble moving boldly together – with double drums and percussion from Joe Mizuki and Hiroshi Yamazaki – and the set concludes with the extended "Free Form Suite" – a tune that definitely lives up to its name! CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
 
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Jamey AebersoldII-V7-I Progression ... LP
JA Records, 1978. Very Good- ... $0.99
One of many fine records cut for the Jamey Aebersold label of jazz improvisation/instruction albums – and one that features some excellent piano work by Dan Haerle. The piano is all acoustic, but it's got a freely soulful feel that makes the album way more than just a jazz instruction album – and the best cuts have a tight trio groove and lots of nice bass work by Rufus Reid. Titles include "G Minor Blues", "Bebop Tune", "F Blues with An 8 Bar Bridge", "II V7 I", "II V7", and "0 V7 9". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has partially split top and bottom seams.)

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Afro Blues Quintet Plus OneNew Directions ... LP
Mira, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Great work by one of the grooviest groups on the LA 60s scene! The Afro Blues Quintet have a blend of soul jazz and Latin styles that's similar to the best 60s work by Cal Tjader, or to records by small combos like the Quartette Tres Bien or The Latin Jazz Quintet. Lots of grooves have a nice modal swing to them – nice and jazzy, with slight touches of soulful instrumentation, all fused into a tight Latin-styled groove. Loads of great original tunes – including "Mystic Mambo", "Freaks", "Incantations", "Victims Of Chance", "Let My People Go", and "Afro Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Stereo sticker and a small name in pen on back.)

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Jason AjemianFolklords ... LP
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
One of the trippiest albums we've heard from Delmark in recent years – a really creative session from bassist Jason Ajemian, and one that links the label's avant jazz work to some of the deeper sides of Chicago's indie scene! Ajemian is free to work without any sense of genre or convention – in a mode that still hits plenty of jazz, with key use of work by Monk, Mingus, and Sun Ra – but which really abstracts things and takes them to a whole new level – opening up cosmic territory that lives up to the album's stated request to "Please Feel Yourselves". Ajemian plays bass and some electronics, in a quartet that also features Owen Stewart Robertson on guitar and electronics, Kid Bliss on alto sax and vibrolux, and Jason Nazary on drums – the last of which are played in a very slow, spacious style. All tracks are long – and titles include "Ask Mr Blunt Now" – which features extrapolations of "Satellites Are Spinning" and "Ask Me Now" – and "Orange Is The Color Of The Sun Then Blue Sky" – which is built upon some key Charles Mingus tunes. Other titles are originals, and include "Material Girls" and "Freedom Is A Trail Of Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve AlaimoTwist With Steve Alaimo ... LP
Checker, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $16.99
Surprisingly great work from Steve Alaimo – hardly just the album of simple twist covers that you might expect, although there's definitely a twisting vibe to the record too! Like some of the better twist-related projects of the early 60s – particularly those from soul and R&B sources – this one's got a very gritty groove at the bottom, which comes from lots of hard-snapping rhythms mixed with quick-stepping guitar – plus some other instrumentation that brings a surprisingly gritty undercurrent to Alaimo's music. If you ever thought he was just a simple pop singer, check out this album for a whole new sound – filled with tasty groovers that include "Good Good Lovin", "Do The Mashed Potatoes", "Lucille", "I've Got It", "Boppin The Blues", "Do The Hully Gully", "Twist All Nights", and more great grooves from the early 60s Miami scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, a few light creases, and the die-cut on back removed.)

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Alan Parsons ProjectStereotomy ... LP
Arista, 1986. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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(n the original blue and red plastic sleeve, with hype sticker, appears unplayed. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Manny AlbamJazz Workshop ... LP
RCA, 1955. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Great early work from arranger Manny Album – Manny's entry in RCA's Jazz Workshop series – a set of tunes that are shorter, and arguably a bit more modern than some of his later work – tracks done definitely in that Jazz Workshop blend of west coast cool and east coast modern – with players that include Bob Brookmeyer, Nick Travis, Urbie Green, Billy Byers, Hal McKusick, Al Cohn, and Thad Jones. Titles include the Albam originals "Headstrong", "The Changing Scene", "The Turning Point", and "Intermezzo" – plus "Charmaine", "Royal Garden Blues", and "Anything Goes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)

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Manny AlbamManny Albam's Jazz Greats Of Our Time – Complete Recordings ... CD
Decca/Lonehill (Spain), 1957/1958. Used 2CD ... $11.99
A great collection of a unique showcase in 50s jazz – large group recordings by arranger Manny Albam, done to showcase some of the best players of the time from both the New York and LA scenes! The sessions were originally recorded for Decca – with volume 1 featuring mostly players from New York, and volume 2 featuring the cream of the crop of the west coast scene. The format was simple – in that Albam would pen arrangements for longish tracks that brought together the whole ensemble – then allowed plenty of space for players to break out in well-crafted solos. Artists include Art Farmer, Harry Edison, Conte Candoli, Bob Brookmeyer, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Bill Holman, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Mariano, Milt Hinton, Lou Levy, Hank Jones, and Pepper Adams – and tracks include "See Here Miss Bromley", "Poor Dr Millmoss", "Blues From Neither Coast", "Home Brew", "Little Eye Opener", "Blues Over Easy (parts 1 & 2)", and "Afterthoughts". 2CD set features 20 tracks in all – seemingly a lot more than on the original albums! CD

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Manny Albam, Teddy Charles, & OthersSomething New, Something Blue ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good- ... $8.99
The cover of this one makes it look like a no-name leaderless session, but this one actually features some great work by some very hip players! Half the album features vibist Teddy Charles leading a group of modernists that includes Hal McKusick, Frank Socolow, Bill Russon, Bob Brookmeyer, Mal Waldron, and Donald Byrd – on tracks that have a bluesy base, but a bit of an edge to them. The other half features Manny Albam leading a combo with Al Cohn, Teo Macero, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, and Eddie Costa. The session was done to showcase the talents of 4 of the best modern arrangers of the late 50s – Manny Albam, Bill Russon, Teo Macero, and Teddy Charles – all of whom contribute some great charts to a set of tracks that includes "Swinging Goatsherd Blues", "East Hampton Blues", "Blues In The Night", "Night Crawlers", and "Blues For Amy". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing, with nice inner sleeve.)

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Joe Albany & OthersLow Down (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cinewax, 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 24.98
A beautiful document of the late, great pianist Joe Albany – music put together in support of the film Low Down, and packaged here in a really lovely format! The movie is a poetic look at Albany – an important west coast player from the bop years onward, but one who never reached his full potential, due to a lifetime of heroin use. Yet during his career, he certainly touched plenty of hearts and ears – with recordings that begin in the 78rpm generation, and stretch right up to his final years – almost every one a masterpiece of melancholic piano, with these blue undercurrents that often make Joe's music very distinct. Both the film and this set get at that quality, and intersperse original performances by Albany with a few tracks by contemporaries – like Coleman Hawkins and Max Roach – as well as a few musical bits by Ohad Taylor, who scored parts of the film in a very sympathetic manner. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Lush Life", "Everybody Knew But Me", "Lotus Blossom", "Barbados", and "AB Blues" by Joe Albany – plus "AJ Blues" and "Daahoud" by Ohad Taylor, "Deeds Not Words" by Max Roach, and "Think Deep" by Coleman Hawkins. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric AlexanderChicago Fire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
High Note, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
Not the soundtrack to the popular TV drama of the same name – but a set that returns tenorist Eric Alexander to all the fire he brought to his early years on the Chicago scene! Alexander's set up here with a key range of players from this years – longtime associates Harold Mabern on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – all rhythmic giants who push Eric back into the kind of old school territory that made him an instant heir to the Chicago legacy of tenor giants like Johnny Griffin, Eddie Harris, and Von Freeman! Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt joins the group on a few tracks – adding in these soaring lines on trumpet that really sparkle – but we honestly like the quartet numbers the best, as they have Alexander opening up in some nicely unbridled territory. Titles include "Blueski For Vonski", "Eddie Harris", "Bee Hive", and "You Talk That Talk". LP, Vinyl record album

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Monty AlexanderThis Is Monty Alexander ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A tight funky Monty Alexander record from the early days, when he had Johnny Pate arranging and conducting, and when his sound was nice and hard, with a bit of a groovy twist! The tracks groove along in a Mojo Club kind of way – with Monty's piano jumping over the top of some super-soul arrangements from Johnny – and the record's got a nice pop soul jazz sound that really holds up over the years! With "Jooga Booga", "Give me Freedom", "Lay It On Me", and "Annisand Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Roland AlexanderPleasure Bent ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by this incredible tenor sax player – a wonderful talent that we only know from a handful of records – all of which we love! This date's got a bold sound that very much lives up to its cover, and Alexander's placement on Prestige's New Jazz label – a vibrant sound that's got elements of the 60s underground of Eric Dolphy or Ken McIntyre, but which also has a more flowing, soulful vibe as well – almost a precursor to later spiritual jazz elements of the 70s. No surprise, the great Marcus Belgrave is in the quintet on trumpet – as is Ronnie Mathews on piano, with rhythm support from Gene Taylor on bass and Clarence Stroman on drums. Almost all tracks are originals – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Dorman Road", "Lil's Blues", and "Orders To Take Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry Allen & Joe CohnStompin' the Blues ... CD
Arbors, 2008. Used ... $8.99
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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Mose Allison's last album for Prestige Records – before moving onto even bigger fame at Columbia and Atlantic during the 60s! Unlike Allison's later sets, this one is mostly instrumental – but there are a few sweet vocal tracks that bring out the hip, rootsy lyrical modes that would make Mose a big hit with the mod scene overseas – including the classic "Eyesight To The Blind", plus "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking groove – rootsy, yet slightly modern too – with bass by Addison Farmer and drums from Ronnie Free – on titles that include "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Mose AllisonEver Since The World Ended ... LP
Blue Note, 1987. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Mose AllisonMose Allison (Back Country Suite/Local Color) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
Two early, rootsy Mose Allison sides, brought together by Milestone/Prestige in the 70s for this repackage. Most of this set is instrumental bluesy piano trio numbers, but Mose busts out with some vocals and even a spot of trumpet on a couple numbers, including an early version of his signature tune "Parchman Farm", plus "Lost Mind", "Blues", "Trouble In Mind" and "One Room Country Shack". He's joined by Addison Farmer or Taylor LaFargue on bass, and either Frank Isola or Nick Stabulas on drums, and the instrumental sides include "Blueberry Hill", the side long "Black Country Suite", "In Shalah", "I'll Never Be Free" and "Ain't You A Mess". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mose AllisonMose Allison Takes To The Hills ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Incredible stuff – and Mose Allison at his finest! The record's got a rough and hard-grooving quality that surpasses even Allison's other albums for Prestige and Columbia from the time – an almost bluesy approach that comes out in the style of the recording – which features more rougher edges and room noise, and also a fair bit of Mose's own mumbling and humming along with his piano! Of course, it's Mose's actual vocals that really make the set work – but there's also a nice equal focus on his piano work too, plus some great support backing that includes Addison Farmer and Henry Grimes on bass, and Paul Motian and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include "Baby Please Don't Go", "Back On The Corner", "Life Is Suicide", "Mad With You", "I Ain't God Nobody", and "I Love The Life I Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing on Pure Pleasure.)

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Mose AllisonYoung Man Mose ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Blue label pressing. Cover has light ringwear.)

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Mose Allison TrioBack Country Suite ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A rare early Mose Allison album – a mostly-instrumental outing that focuses on Allison's wonderful talents on the piano – already honed by this time through participation in a number of key sessions with other leaders! Side one of the album features the beautiful "Back Country Suite" – an extended piece of shorter numbers, composed by Allison with a wonderfully evocative feel. The depth of the work is wonderful, and shows that even at an early point, Allison was forging a unique voice in jazz that went far beyond simple work on piano as an accompanist. Other players on the set include bassist Taylor La Fargue and drummer Frank Isola – and side two features the tunes "Blueberry Hill", "I Thought About You", "In Salah", and "One Room Country Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing on Doxy.)

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Allman BrothersBrothers & Sisters ... LP
Capricorn, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $12.99
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the Georgia soul scene as well – an element that really surfaces in some of the album's piano lines and rhythms, which really help underscore the depth of the tunes – and give the group a solid footing that's stronger than some of their more cliched contemporaries. These tunes hold up wonderfully over the years – and have a visionary approach that almost sparkles even more strongly here in the 21st Century than when we first started digging their sounds on radio back in the 70s. Titles include "Southbound", "Jessica", "Pony Boy", "Wasted Words", "Ramblin Man", "Come & Go Blues", and "Jelly Jelly". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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