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Big Tone feat BluBusiness (main, inst, acapella)/Song Called Triumph (main, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Tres, 2009. Very Good ... $1.99
"Song Called Triumph" features Blu. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered plasic sleeve. Vinyl is foggy from oxidation but plays fine.)

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Peggi BluTender Moments (voc, 7" version, dub) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Blu & NottzGods In The Spirit EP ... CD
Coalmine, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
A strong quartet of cuts by Blu & Nottz – plus guests that include Homeboy Sandman, Aloe Blacc, Sene & Johaz and more – plus some bonus remixes, instros and acapellas! Includes "Boyz II Men" feat Nitty Scott (plus instrumental version and a remix by Diamond D), MC, "Creme Of The Crop" feat Versis & Scienze, "Crooks In Castles" feat Anthm, Homeboy Sandman, Sene & Johaz, "End Of The World" feat Rashad (plus remix and instrumental), and "God S**t" feat Aloe Blacc Co$$ & Definite Mass (plus acapella version). CD

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Lincoln DeCusatis/Bayolo/Visconti/Adolphe/HallmanAmerican Aggregate – Inscape (CD & Blu-ray audio) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2014. Used CD & Blu-ray audio ... $6.99
CD

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Kraft/Naidoo/Griswold/Pereira/Schankler/DeyoeYear Before Yesterday – Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (CD & Blu-ray audio) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2014. Used CD & Blu-ray audio ... $11.99
CD

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Nathan Lincoln DeCusatis/Joseph Hallman/Justin BoySprung Rhythm – Richard Scerbo/Inscape (CD & Blu-Ray audio) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2013. Used CD & Blu-Ray audio ... $4.99
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Van MorrisonMoondance (4CD deluxe edition w/blu-ray) ... CD
Warner, 1969. Used 4CD & Blu-ray ... $38.99
Maybe the greatest album ever from Van Morrison – and a set that broke into a whole new side of his talents! Van's producing himself on the record – not really in the conventional role as a producer, but in a way that has him really writing most of the album as he goes along in the studio – using core ideas for tunes, and fleshing them out in a relatively spontaneous way with the musicians involved – at a level that also shows some of the most jazzy elements of Morrison's music to date! That approach is heard to key effect in the sublime title cut "Moondance" – but it also echoes over the course of the whole album's stellar set list – tracks that include "Caravan", "Into The Mystic", "Come Running", "Glad Tidings", and "And It Stoned Me". Amazing package, too! The set features 4CDs' worth of music – the full album, plus 50 unreleased tracks that include studio outtakes, alternates, and even the previously unissued song "I Shall Sing" – all in a very hip book-style cover with lots of notes! Also features a blu-ray DVD with high-end audio of the album too! CD
(Please note – The cover image differs slightly from that shown. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Peter SculthorpeComplete String Quartets With Didjeridu – Del Sol Quartet/Stephen Kent (2CD & Blu-ray audio) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2014. Used 2CD & Blu-ray audio ... $13.99
CD

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✨✧ Gary Clark JrBlak & Blu ... CD
Warner/Hotwire Unlimited, 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ DVDOur Vinyl Weighs A Ton (Blu-Ray & CD set) ... DVD
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy Blu-Ray & CD ... Out Of Stock
A deep look at one of the hippest, grooviest record labels ever – the mighty Stones Throw! The imprint first got its start in the realm of hip hop – particularly key early work from Peanut Butter Wolf – but then went onto a huge range of projects over the years – from funk and soul reissues, to killer compilations, to unique blends of beats, jazz, and psych – all of which is still going strong today! This special documentary looks at the label through archival footage, live performance, home videos, photos, and interviews with artists who include Peanut Butter Wolf, Kanye West, Questlove, Snoop Dogg, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk, Madlib, J Dilla, Common, and others – and the film features music by Madlib, also included here on a bonus CD! DVD features subtitles in English, French, German, and Japanese – plus a bonus – "The B-Side – Extra Special Loving For The People". DVD
 
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AirAir (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $28.99
Not the Chicago group of AACM fame, but a completely different Japanese combo from the 70s – a very cool outfit who are equally avant in their approach – and work together in a very spiritual blend of acoustic and electric sounds! The album features one long track, improvised in a very organic way – so that the spare sounds build up into these parts rich in meaning, but still with plenty of sharp edges – based on work from Yasuo Shimura on flute, amplified soprano sax, Arp, and radio; Renkichi Hayashi on guitar, ring modulator, and other effects; Nobuyoshi Ino on electric and acoustic bass, Turkish guitar, and tape recorder; Hiroshi Murakami on drums and percussion; and Yuji Imamura on amplified and acoustic tabla, plus other percussion. The sound's as compelling as the instrumental lineup – and the album's comprised of one long jamming track "Air (parts 1 & 2)", with a groove that ranges from funky and break-oriented, to wild and free out-oriented soloing. CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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AztecaPyramid Of The Moon (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. Used ... $26.99
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!)
Also available Pyramid Of The Moon (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Black MilkIf There's Hell Below ... LP
Computer Ugly, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99
Detroit producer/MC double threat Black Milk doing his thing as sharply as on anything he's done in the past few years! He's certainly at a near peak on the production tip here – which is saying something, given how high up on the top shelf of post millenium hip hop production he sits – and he frames his own and the guests rhymes strongly. It's not as deathly dark as you might think given the title, but If There's A Hell Below does indeed have a mood – and the title include "Everyday Was" feat Mel, "What's It Worth", "Quarter Water" featuring the legendary Pete Rock, "Hell Below" feat Gene Obey, "Leave The Bones Behind" feat Blu & Ab, "Scum" feat Random Axe, "Gold Piece" feat Bun B, "Grey For Summer", "Up & Out" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fabrizio Bosso & Marco MoreggiaMagic Susi ... CD
Verve (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the more electronic projects we've heard from trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso – a set of work done with electronic musician Marco Moreggia, who creates a very different sound for Fabrizio's horn! The music is a blend of sound sources, keyboards, and other elements – sometimes augmented by warmer touches on guest strings and jazz instrumentation, but often laid out just by Marco as a soundscape for Bosso's well-crafted trumpet lines – with some abstracted vocals drifting through the music as well. The mix of acoustic lead and electric elements takes us back to classic work by Jon Hassel, or maybe more recent efforts by Nils Petter Molvaer – and titles include "Blu", "Pour Un Ami", "Little Children", "Stone Mountain", "Fabri Space", and the four part "Seasons". CD

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Tyrone DavisEverything In Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
Great work from Tyrone Davis' under-recognized years at Columbia Records – a wonderful set of mature modern soul numbers that really let the singer find a whole new groove! The whole thing's nicely free of any sort of commercial overtones – and instead, the album has Davis really spinning out this rich, warm groove – arranged throughout by James Mack, who brings in a perfect Chicago balance of soul and sophistication – elements that many of Tyrone's contemporaries cooked up in the past, but hardly did this well at the time! And Davis' vocals somehow seem better than ever – more expressive in more ways, but never overtone – really illustrating that path that deep soul took to the Windy City, while changing up its sound in the process. Titles include a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", plus "Just My Luck", "I Won't Let Go", "You're Heaven Sent", "You Made Me Beautiful", and "Let's Be Closer Together". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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Tyrone DavisI Just Can't Keep On Going (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $15.99
Tyrone Davis the mellow master – still going strong into the 80s! The album's an overlooked gem from Tyrone's years at Columbia Records – a time when he was changing up his style a bit, and really finding a great new groove – a way of getting past some of the overdone modes of his Brunswick/Dakar recordings, and moving way way past his Chicago roots! The album's got these warm modern soul arrangements that still hold onto a bit of the blues from Tyrone's past – but often glide forward in this stepping sort of style that's offset nicely by that raspy, honest vocal approach that makes Davis such a unique singer. Titles include the excellent mellow stepper "Overdue", plus "I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight", "I Just Can't Keep On Going", "Wanna Make It Good", and "Comin Back Baby". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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Tyrone DavisIn The Mood (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". CD features two bonus tracks – single versions of "In The Mood" and "Ain't Nothing I Can Do". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)
Also available In The Mood ... LP 11.99

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Isoo FukuiSunrise Sunset (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $28.99
Mindblowing sounds from Japanese bassist Isoo Fukui – one of a handful of 70s players on that scene who really helped reinvent the sound of his instrument in jazz! Isoo really drives the group here up from the bottom – by playing both bass and cello with these well-inflected notes that are heavy on soul and rhythm, and which often enforce a modal sensibility that's carried out perfectly by the vibes of Kazuhiro Matsuishi and piano of Hideo Ichikawa! A few numbers feature guitar from Shoji Yokouchi, who plays with this chromatic style that really works well with the vibes – and titles include "Lady T", "Happy Walk", "7th Avenue Sunrise", "Early Summer", and "7th Avenue Sunset". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Leon HaywoodIntimate (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
An intimate record from Leon Haywood, but one that's still got his sense of groove nicely in place – at a level that has the singer really warming up to a new sort of modern soul style in the process! There's still some of the elements of Haywood's earlier records in place – but overall, Leon's pushing forward into more mature soul territory – a mode that's getting him out of the west coast underground, and which should have made this set a lasting 70s classic. Leon handled all the arrangements himself, but also gets some badass assistance on strings from Gene Page – whose sense of sophistication really sharpens up the focus of the record – and titles include "Let's Get It On", "Strokin", "Dream Dream", "Let Me Make It Good To You", and a remake of Leon's classic, "It's Got To Be Mellow". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)
Also available Intimate ... LP 2.99

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ZZ HillLet's Make A Deal (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
An overlooked gem from the great ZZ Hill – a set that has the singer making a brief appearance on Columbia Records, and working with the mighty Bert DeCoteaux in the process! Bert brings this full, rich style to bear alongside ZZ's vocals – an approach that's still quite respectful to Hill's deep soul roots, but which also creates this whole new setting for his voice – a bit like the shift that Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor were making at Columbia at the time – and with similar great results! The choice of material is great – as the record features songs penned by indie soul great Jimmy Lewis, Fredrick Knight, Harvey Scales, and ZZ himself – and titles include "Let's Make A Deal", "Message To The Ladies", "Universal Love", and "Near But Yet So Far". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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Motohiko Hino Quartet + 1Ryuhyo – Sailing Ice (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $28.99
A record with a really beautiful title – and a sound that definitely lives up to the "Sailing Ice" on the cover! The music is very much in the best post-Coltrane mode – played by a group led by the great Japanese drummer Motohiko Hino, and featuring Mabumi Yamaguchi on tenor and Yasuaki Shimizu on soprano and tenor – two reed players who really express themselves with a great sense of spirituality, and lots of searching energy throughout. The tracks are mostly originals (save for a version of "Soultrane") – served up in freewheeling modal grooves, and peppered with sharp, soulful solos that search out bold new territory, but which never get too free and sloppy. The set was recorded live, but the recording quality is excellent – and titles include "Rio Rome", "Sailing Ice", "Milky Shade", and "New Moon". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Homeboy SandmanHallways (with download and bonus tracks) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 21.98
The second proper full length effort for Stones Throw by Homeboy Sandman, who has also a delivered a series of strong shorter works in between albums, all of it exciting and unpredictable – and Hallways is another win on that front! The rhymes range from seemingly straight-forward introspection to more abstract rhyme schemes – backed by some serious talent on the production and guests tip – including Jonwayne, Blu, Oh No, J-Live, Kurious and others. Includes "123", "America The Beautiful", "Loads","Refugee", "Activity", "Heaven Too", "Problems", "Grand Pupa", "Personal Ad", "Stroll", "Unraveling" and "Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 2 unlisted bonus tracks – plus download.)

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Masaru ImadaGreen Caterpillar (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $28.99
A great little record from the Japanese scene of the 70s – a set that not only shows the great blend of acoustic and electric styles that was happening at the time, but which also really illustrates the inventive approach of the Three Blind Mice label at their best! The vibe here is very different than the usual Japanese fusion album of the time – a bit more relaxed and open-ended, and really free to play around with different rhythms and tonal changes – yet all while still moving forward, and avoiding some of the proggy, jamming modes of the European scene. Tracks all push past the ten minute mark – and in addition to both piano and electric piano from Masaru Imada, the set also features guitar from Kazumi Watanabi, bass from Osoo Fukui, drums from Tetsujiro Obara, and percussion from Yuji Imamura. Titles include "A Green Caterpillar", "Straight Flash", "Blue Impulse", and "Spanish Flower". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Masaru ImadaNow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $28.99
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.)

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Angela JohnsonRevised, Edited, & Flipped ... CD
Purpose, 2012. Used ... $6.99
A joyous celebration of Angela Johnson's first decade in soul music – and a smoking little set that revisits some of her best tracks from the time, and sets them on fire all over again! The package is way more than just a batch of remixes – a lots of tracks here are re-thought from the ground up, and re-fitted with a set of new sounds and styles that really illustrate Angela's growth as an artist over time – and the broad, collaborative reach she's had in the contemporary underground! Titles include "Hurts Like Hell (Makoto rmx)", "All In Me (Yannis rmx)", "You're Here With Me (MasSheen rmx)", "Wait 4 U (Josh Milan rmx)", "Rescue Me (Blu-Swing rmx)", "All I Need (Crank Brothers rmx)", "Better (Micky More rmx)", "Be Myself (Kemit & Jalon rmx)", "They Don't Know (Angela Johnson rmx)", and the great new track "Don't Take It Out On Me". CD

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Fumio KarashimaGathering (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $21.99
A great pianist in a really great trio – on a record that's wonderful not just for the piano lines of Fumio Karashima, but also for the bass of Isao Suzuki and drums of George Otsuka! All three players were really reinventing the sound of jazz on the Japanese scene of the 70s – and all musicians have strong knowledge of modern elements, but also have no trouble expressing themselves in warmer, more lyrical ways as well – which makes for a depth of emotion that really shows the Three Blind Mice label at its best. The tracks are long, open, and expressive in ways that are never indulgent – and titles include "Tones For Joan's Bones", "Gringo", "Gathering", and "Once We Loved". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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George Kawaguchi's Big 4Big 4 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $28.99
Japan's legendary drummer steps out here with a killer combo – definitely a "big 4", given that the group features excellent tenor work from Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto, plus Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano from Hideo Ichikawa! Kawaguchi's famous sense of swing really gets the whole thing going – that big, round approach to the drums that was somewhere in a space between Art Blakey and Buddy Rich – and which was definitely hitting some of its hipper tones by the time of this 70s set. The group also features Takashi Mizuhashi on bass – and titles include "Invader 7", "Albatross", "Monday Samba", and "Sleepy's Funk". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Ryo KawasakiMirror Of My Mind (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Satellites/Think (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $26.99
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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Takashi MizuhashiLive In 5 Days In Jazz 1974 – When A Man Loves A Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $28.99
A mighty soulful set from the group of bassist Takahashi Mizuhashi – served up in a really strong range of sounds that are spun out over the album's very long tracks! The set begins with a soulful rendition of "When A Man Loves A Woman", but then soars into freer jazz territory at the start of "So What" – which begins with one of the most outside readings of the Miles Davis classic we've ever heard! The album really sparkles – thanks to some strong work on alto from Yoshio Otomo, and piano from the great Fumio Karashima – and side two features guest trombone from Shigeharu Mukai and tenor from Seiichi Nakamura – who really help things stretch out on an 18 minute take on Stanley Turrentine's classic "Sugar". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
Also available Live In 5 Days In Jazz 1974 – When A Man Loves A Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 25.99

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Takashi MizuhashiLive In 5 Days In Jazz 1974 – When A Man Loves A Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1974. Used ... $25.99
A mighty soulful set from the group of bassist Takahashi Mizuhashi – served up in a really strong range of sounds that are spun out over the album's very long tracks! The set begins with a soulful rendition of "When A Man Loves A Woman", but then soars into freer jazz territory at the start of "So What" – which begins with one of the most outside readings of the Miles Davis classic we've ever heard! The album really sparkles – thanks to some strong work on alto from Yoshio Otomo, and piano from the great Fumio Karashima – and side two features guest trombone from Shigeharu Mukai and tenor from Seiichi Nakamura – who really help things stretch out on an 18 minute take on Stanley Turrentine's classic "Sugar". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing. Includes obi.)
Also available Live In 5 Days In Jazz 1974 – When A Man Loves A Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99
 
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✨✧ Jason AjemianFolklords ... CD
Delmark, 2014. Used ... $3.99
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 "Punk The Blues", "Material Girls", and "Freedom Is A Trail Of Tears". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ambrose AkinmusireImagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint ... CD
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
The music here is as evocative as the title – almost a mix of contemporary Blue Note modes with older ECM styles – all served up as a perfect showcase for the ever-growing talents of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire! We've really dug the last two records from Ambrose, and this one seems to push his voice even father than before – sometimes in smaller acoustic settings, sometimes with a bit of vocals, and sometimes a bit of strings – performed by a shifting lineup that includes guests Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann, and Cold Specks on vocals – plus a core group that includes Walter Smith on tenor and Sam Harris on piano. Titles include "Marie Christie", "Memo", "Ceasless Inexhaustible Child", "Rollcall For Those Absent", "Vartha", and "Our Basement". CD

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Alan BownStretching Out (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99
A creepy cover, but a surprisingly charming little record – one that has The Alan Bown jamming nicely with lead vocals from Gordon Neville! Mel Collins handles production this time around, and he brings in some of the more lyrical touches that you'd hear on some of his better-known projects from the same time – almost a gentle sense of majesty amidst the more jazz and blues-influenced elements in the group's music. John Anthony Helliwell plays saxes, Bown is on guitar, and Jeff Bannister handles keyboards – on titles that include "The Messenger", "Find A Melody", "Up Above My Hobby Horse's Head", "Turning Point", and "Stretching Out". CD also features the bonus track "Thru The Night". CD

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Alejandra & AeronBousha Blue Blazes ... CD
Orthlorng Musork, 2003. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print. Digipack has a few spots of sticker residue.)

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Linsey AlexanderCome Back Baby ... CD
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Sweet Chicago blues from Linsey Alexander – a relative newcomer to the Delmark label, but a musician who's been working the north side clubs for years – and has really honed his sound into a tight electric groove! The style here is tight, but never too slick – with some slight undercurrents of funk and that sharp style of playing that has graced the mainstream of Chicago blues for years – but which has still been kept pretty close to the roots overall. Alexander sings and handles guitar – and titles include "Call My Wife", "Come Back Baby", "I Got A Woman", "Little Bit Of Soap", "Booze & Blues", and "Funky Feeling". CD

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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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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. Used ... $9.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming – an unusual Chicago ensemble that includes Wilber Wynn on guitar, Ronald Wilson on flute and oboe, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Audrey Jones on bongos – a musical lineup that brings in a different sort of sophistication to the record, shading tunes with moody colors on flute and oboe that perfectly support Alexandria's soulful and sensitive interpretations of the tunes. The whole thing is pure genius, and a key look at the new levels of sophistication that were bubbling everywhere on the Chicago scene during the years of Jamal and Sun Ra. Lorez Sings Pres follows in a very similar mode – with backing by a Chicago group that again includes King Fleming piano, plus Charles Stepney on vibes, Paul Serrano on trumpet, and Vernel Fournier on drums – an extremely hip lineup that makes the record far more than just the Lester Young tribute promised in the title! But despite the instrumentalists, the real star on all sides is Alexandria – who sings with dark tones and deep colors that go far beyond conventional jazz vocals – all carried off with that slightly breathy mode that was one more unique aspect of her work! CD features all tracks from both albums – a total of 22 titles that include "Snowstorm", "I'm Glad There Is You", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'm Making Believe", "Necessity", "Penthouse Serenade", "DB Blues", "This Year's Kisses", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "Jumping With Symphony Sid", and a key early reading of "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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Davie Allan & The Arrows/The Hands Of TimeWild Angels – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb put the whole thing together – and tracks include "The Chase", "Bongo Party", "Blues Theme", "Theme From Wild Angels", and "The Unknown Rider". There's a few more tracks by other groups, but the bulk of the work is by Allan & The Arrows. LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a bit of pen.)

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Henry Red AllenMr Allen ... LP
Swingville/Prestige, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
A later session of trad revival tunes – with Allen on trumpet, plus vocals on 2 tracks, and a laidback trio that includes Lannie Scott on piano, Jerry Potter on bass, and Frank Skeete on drums. Tracks include "There's A House In Harlem", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "Sleepytime Gal", "Cherry", "Just In Time", and "Biffly Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Bluesville pressing. Cover has some wear, a split spine, and Status stamp on back.)

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Jackie AllenTangled ... CD
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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Mose AllisonJazz Profile – Mose Allison ... CD
Blue Note, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark, and the booklet has a promotional sticker.)

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Mose Allison TrioBack Country Suite ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. Used ... $14.99
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". CD
(SHMCD pressing. Includes obi.)

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Laurindo AlmeidaLaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good ... $29.99
A landmark set of recordings cut for the Pacific Jazz label in the early 50s, and supposedly a major influence on the early bossa artists in Brazil! The tracks were cut by a quartet led by LA altoist Bud Shank, and featuring Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, who was living in LA at the time. The mix of alto and guitar, in a jazzy vien, but with Latiny rhythms, is very similar to the early bossa jazz recordings – and even more so to the later American ones by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. Supposedly, original 10" LPs of the material made their way to Brazil, and later influenced Jobim and Gilberto. Titles on this one include "Nono", "Noctambulism", "Blue Baiao", "Hazardous", and "Tocata". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice and clean overall – and cover is nice too.)

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Franco AmbrosettiLive At The Blue Note (plus bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
A hell of a trumpeter, with a hell of a group – heard here live at the Blue Note in New York, with a very open, freewheeling vibe! Franco Ambrosetti is a player who can sometimes be very much involved with the concept of a project – so much so that we sometimes forget that at the core, he's just a great jazz musician in an old school mode – one who's interacting here wonderfully with a group that includes Seamus Blake on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The rhythm section is especially great – and really seems to set the right tone for the set – and the tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Phantoms", "Voyage", "Blues N Dues Et Cetera", and "Just Friends". CD features the bonus track "Franco's Delight". CD

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Albert AmmonsBoogie Woogie Stomp/Boogie Woogie Blues (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Blue Note, 1939. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
One of the first records on Blue Note – a sweet single from the days when the label was dedicated to recording the best trad jazz players in the best possible setting! Albert Ammons really stretches out on both tracks here – and the 12" reissue presents the music in a format similar to the original heavy 78rpm release! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsJammin With Gene – Hi Fi Jam Session ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $34.99
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an all-star cast that includes Art Farmer and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Jackie McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All the horn players are given free reign to solo – and as most of the tracks go on and on and on, they really get room to open up, blowing with the kind of competitive creativity you'd hear in a live set at the same time. Includes three long tracks: "Not Really The Blues", "Jammin With Gene", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(NYC 50th street label, with deep groove and RVG etch! Cover has some aging, light wear and seam splitting.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittDig Him (aka We'll Be Together Again) ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good- ... $5.99
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a few numbers, but mostly blowing tenor head to head with Jug. Recorded in 1961 during Jug's great year of contract-breaking – and issued later in the 60s by Prestige under a different title. Titles include "A Mess", "Water Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "A Pair Of Red Pants". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, seam spllitting, and staining, with some splitting and tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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Gene Ammons/Tom Archia/Johnny GriffinChicago's Boss Tenors – 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings ... LP
Chess, Late 40s/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A great set that brings together some great lost material that was originally recorded for Chess (or Aristocrat as it was called back then), and which was only ever released on 78s. Gene Ammons plays here with the lost Chicago tenor talent Tom Archia (who never made it out of the city as much as the other big Chitown tenor names), and the two fo them groove nicely on tracks like "Swingin For Xmas", "Stuffy", "Minor Blues", and "The Battle". Johnny Griffin also checks in with tracks like "Riff Raff" and "Bees Ees" – and the record also includes performances by the city's great Claude McLin on "Swivel Hips" and "Bennie's Bounce". Nice notes on the sides and the scene, too, by the city's great promoter, Joe Segal. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and an old price sticker on front.)

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✨✧ David AmramYoung Savages – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia/Intrada, 1961. New Copy ... $19.99
An overlooked jazz soundtrack from early 60s Hollywood – and some amazing early work from composer David Amram! Amram's always had an ear for higher-concept versions of jazz – but his approach here is a wonderful blend of modernity and spontaneity – just right for the sort of energy of the film, and it's JD "young savages" theme – and played by a very hip group of musicians that include Harold Land or George Barrow on tenor, Teo Macero on alto, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, and Amram himself on piano – playing in this very cool Monk-like style. Some cuts are more jazz combo modes – like the long jazz numbers, including "Harold's Way Out", "True Blue", and "Las Muchacas Delicadas". Other cuts have more of a soundtrack approach, but still with great jazz elements – and these include "Rooftops", "Help", "Subway Sounds", and "Theme From The Young Savages". CD

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Curtis Amy & Paul BryantBlues Message ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1960. Near Mint- ... $38.99
Great LA soul jazz session featuring the deep Texas tenor of Curtis Amy and the funky organ of Paul Bryant! Also present is Roy Brewster, the great, under-recorded LA valve trombonist, whose playing here gives the session a nice round bottom. 5 long cuts, with earthy, bluesy solos, and a very swinging rhythm section. Titles include "Searchin", "Blues Message", "This Is The Blues", and "Goin Down, Catch Me A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi, in great shape!)
 
 
 



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