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Beach BoysPet Sounds – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (4CDs/Blu-ray/book) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. New Copy 4CD & Blu-ray ... $72.99 79.99
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". Amazing book-style version – comes in a hardcover book, with 48 pages of notes and photos! Includes 4CDs – CD1 features the full mono and stereo mixes of the album, plus 2 promo spots for "Caroline No", unused background vocals for "Don't Talk", and the track "Hang On To Your Ego". CD2 features 27 tracks from the Pet Sound Sessions. CD3 features 8 more Sessions tracks – and 16 more Alternate Versions – different mixes and speeds of tracks on the album. CD4 features 11 unreleased live versions of songs from the album – recorded from the late 60s through the early 80s – plus 11 more instrumental versions of the songs – and "Good Vibrations (master track with partial vocal). Blu-Ray disc features 5.1 Surround Sound mono, stereo, and stereo instrumental versions – plus additonal album material in 5.1 Surround and stereo. CD
(In a hardbound book!)
Also available
Pet Sounds – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2CD set – mono/stereo/live/instrumental) ... CD 19.99
Pet Sounds (mono) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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John Blake with Didier Lockwood & Michal UrbaniakRhythm & Blu ... LP
Gramavision, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Features Blake on violin – with additional work on the instrument from Didier Lockwood and Michal Urbaniak – plus keyboards from Bernard Wright, bass from Marcus Miller, and drums from Lenny White! LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Blu & 45 KingPocket Full Of Miracles (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99 11.98
Music produced by the bonafide legendary 45 King, vocals by legend in the making Blu! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Blu & Ray WestCrenshaw Jezebel ... LP
Red Apples 45, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
West Coast MC Blu and producer Ray West pair up for a solid set on the always reliable Red Apples 45 label with appearances by AG & Dave Dar. We wouldn't go quite so far as to call it a concept album, but there's a lyrical musical theme, with a melodic bent to production that provides space for some unique touches – piano and more – paired nicely with the headnodding beats and wordplay. Includes "Black Coffee", "Let Me" feat Dave Dar, "Sunday Cartoons", "When U Needed Me", "Midnight Blues", "Gave Her Love Away – Interlude", "Lo Riders Ride On – Interlude" and "Micadelic Furs" with AG & Dave Dar. LP, Vinyl record album

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Blu & Union AnalogtronicsLA Counting (10 inch) (main, inst, acapella, Exile remix, Dibia$e remix, Yann Kesz remix) ... 12-inch
Fat Beats, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99 15.99
Nice little 10-inch single by Union Analogtronics & Blu – with remixes by indie production all stars Exile, Dibia$e & Jann Kesz! Hip hop being the cross-cultural/trans-global unifying musical ambassador that it is, "LA Counting" finds SoCal independent legend produced by Paris-based Union on the main track – with instrumental and acapella – plus remixes by Exile, Dibi$e and Uann Kesz. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Michael JacksonOff The Wall (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Epic/Sony, 1979. New Copy CD & Blu-ray ... $23.99 26.98
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
Also available Off The Wall (CD & DVD) ... CD 21.99

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. New Copy 2CDs ... $9.99 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.)
Also available Serious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD 12.99

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. Used 2CD ... $12.99
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
Also available Serious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD 9.99

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Gerald McCauley, Benjamin BoveDown The Rhodes – The Fender Rhodes Story (hardcover book with Blu-Ray DVD) ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2013. New Copy Book & DVD ... $8.99 44.99
A beautiful book on one of our favorite instruments ever – the irreplaceable Fender Rhodes keyboard – source of some of the most sublime sounds ever! The book's a counterpart to the wonderful documentary of the same name – and features a bonus blu-ray DVD of the film – plus loads of vintage images, shots from the movie, and dozens of chapters with some of the best artists to ever handle the Rhodes – including Deodato, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Grusin, Rodney Franklin, Joe Sample, Jerry Peters, Les McCann, Maurice White, Ronnie Foster, D'Angelo, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and dozens of other jazz and soul legends – an incredibly large roster for a project like this! Over 240 pages, oversized, full color, and mighty nice! Book

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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

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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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Thomas RosenkranzToward The Curve (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Oberlin Muxic, 2015. Used 2CD ... $8.99
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(CD & 5.0 Blu-ray audio!)

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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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VariousNorma Blu – Compiled By Jazztronik – Capitolo 1 ... CD
Norma Blu (Japan), 2010. Used ... $19.99
A cool collection of contemporary Italian jazz grooves – all hand-picked by Jazztronik from the Norma Blu label! The setup is a bit complicated – Norma Blu is the Japanese label that issues material recorded by Paolo Scotti for the Italian Deja Vu imprint – but the music's as rock-solid as can be – very groovy jazz that's somewhere between 60s Verve and 70s California breezy – some vocal, some instrumental, all pretty darn great – especially since Jazztronik's picking the cuts! Titles include "Part Of The Game" and "Love Oh Love" by Train Up, "I've Got Just About Everything" and "Sambandrea" by Stefania Rava, "What Is Wrong With Groovin" and "My Favorite Things" by Train Up, "Lamento" and "Recado Bossa Nova" by Gianni Basso & Irio De Paulo, "Trevi's Theme" by Quartetto Trevi, and "So Danco Samba" by Jazzlife Sextet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Blu & Alchemist feat Killa Kali, Planet Asia & Big TwinzCobb/Palisades ... 7-inch
ALC, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Blu produced by Alchemist – for a tight single on Alc's Craft Singles series of limited edition 45s! "Cobb"" is a tight cut with rugged rhymes by Blu, a solid beat backdrop lighted up by piano and chimes samples in the mix. The flipside "Palisades" also features Killa Kali, Planet Asia & Big Twinz. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered, limited edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ DVDTake Me To The River (Blu-Ray edition) ... DVD
Shout Factory, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... CD
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Giorgio GasliniLe Sorelle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A late 60s score by Giorgio Gaslini – his work for the 1969 erotic film Le Sorelle – one with some subtle piano and strings-led sweetness, and some groovier, kind of loungey numbers, too! We know little about the film, but we'd wager that subtlety isn't a strength – which makes Gaslini's compositions all the more impressive in the quieter movements, but there's some more dramatic and stripped down jazzy bits that are also quite impressive. Includes some vocalizations by the always great Edda Dell'Orso, too. Titles include "Memory", "Le Rose Blu", "Quicksilver", "Diana", "Alex", "Voce Di Strato Psicologico", "Bliss", "Una Distesa Di Desideri", "Qualcosa Di Incomprensible" and more. Lots of bonus tracks, too – alternate sequences of the original soundtrack titles and other assorted material. 24 tracks in all! CD
(Limited edition of 500 units.)

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J DillaJay Stay Paid ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2009. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
An excellent full length set of beats & genius from J Dilla – put together by fellow beatmaker extraordinaire Pete Rock, with all Dilla beats – a surprising triumph! Call us jaded, but honestly, we weren't sure how deep the well could go of ready-to-go beats from Dilla, but this stuff is truly top shelf – nearly as strong as the instant classic Donuts from a few years back! Pete Rock crafts the set as if it's a radio show or mixtape, but his skill in so doing is well above and beyond the norm – neither Pete's interjections nor the guest rappers ever get in the way of the flow, it's as smooth as can be. Vocal guests include Ma Dukes (the album was made under Ma's auspices), plus Lil Fame & MOP, Black Thought, Frank Nitty of Frank N Dank, Doom, Illa J & Cue D, Blu, and others. Titles include "King", "I Told Yall", "Smoke" feat Blu, "CaDILLAc". "Fire Wood Drumstix" feat Doom, "Big Day", "24K Rap" feat Havoc of Mobb Deep & Raekwon, "Coming Back", "Mythsysizer" and more. 27 tracks in all, about an hour of unreleased Dilla! LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael JacksonOff The Wall (CD & DVD) ... CD
Epic/Sony, 1979. New Copy CD & DVD ... $21.99
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
Also available Off The Wall (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD 23.99

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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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Ramsey LewisRamsey (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. Used ... $25.99
A sweet late 70s groover from Ramsey – not as all-out electric as some of his earlier work for Columbia, but done with some nice arrangements that have a full and soulful feel! There's a bit of Kalimba/Earth Wind & Fire soul to the mix – and some tracks have production by James Mack and soulful backing vocals by Kitty & The Heywoods – both elements of which serve to provide a nice platform for Ramsey to soar over the top on Steinway. A few cuts feature a bit of electric keys, but overall, the style's in that "acoustic solo instrument over electric backings – in the manner that 70s mainstream fusion was using heavily at the time. Titles include "Dancin", "I'll Always Dream About You", "Every Chance I Get", and "I Just Can't Give You Up". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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Norio MaedaAlpha Ray (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the best albums we've ever heard from Japanese pianist Norio Maeda – a trio date that really lets him open up – and cook with a lot more fire than on some of his larger-concept albums! The album's got an explosive feel on many numbers – a limber quality that isn't showy at all, but a bright exclamation of energy between all three members of the group – almost carried off with the mix of tightness and swing that you'd find in the best 60s bossa combos from Brazil – even though the style isn't bossa at all! The group features wonderful work on bass from Tatsuro Takimoto, and tight drums from Takeshi Inomata – on titles that icnlude "Alpha Ray", "Fifth Column", "Slobber", "Star Eyes", and "Infinite". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
Also available Alpha Ray (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Kosuke MineMine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $29.99
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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George OtsukaPage 3 – Last Summer (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Takt/Sony (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Page three in the early chapter of drummer George Otsuka – and a record that has him stretching out even more than before! Back in the 60s, Otsuka was easily one of the most expressive leaders in Japan – an artist who held all the tightness that the scene had embraced earlier in the decade – yet who could really stretch out in ways that pointed towards Japanese piano trio freedom to come in the 70s! This album's a perfect example of the richness of Otsuka's skills – bold and modern some moments, yet swinging the next – lyrical at points, yet never sleepy – and always driven with this sense of majesty that few of his contemporaries on the scene could match. The group features sublime work on piano from Hideo Ichikawa and bass from Masaoki Terakawa – on titles that include "Sea View", "Breeze Brook & Birds", "Last Summer", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". CD features a bonus live track – "Sea View". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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AK SalimBlues Suite ... LP
Savoy, Late 50s. Good+ ... $6.99
One of AK Salim's far-reaching "jazz suites" from the late 50s. This one focuses on the bluer side of jazz, and features some excellent soloists – like Seldon Powell on flute and tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Phil Woods on alto – all playing long soulful passages on Salim originals like "Payday", "Joybox", "Full Moon", and "Blu-Shout". The set's not as modernist oriented as similar work by some of Salim's contemporaries – still with an overall conception, but somewhat more looser swinging – and like some of AK's best other sessions from the time, has a feel that's quite like some of Slide Hampton's leaner, more soul jazz moments. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, peeling at the spine and wide clear tape along the seams.)

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SeneBrooklyknight ... LP
Plug Research, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Innovative hip hop for on Plug Research – spacey, tripped out textures unlike anything else, paired with classic early 90s influences circa Soundbombing – a nice pair of modes, if you ask us! Features appearances by Blu, Coss, Denitia Odigie and others. Includes "The Feel Reel", "Brooklyn Knight", "Footprints", "Backboards", "Time", "Holyday", "Cult Classic", "It's Been Said", "The Fortunate Passport", "Music Man" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple/white vinyl pressing, still in the shrink.)

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Spirit In The DarkNow Is The Time ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet keyboard trio, and one who work with surprising instrumentation from gospel music – yet make their tunes come across with a very different vibe overall! The group features lots of Hammond and other keyboards from David Wallumrod, and the record features tunes penned by James Cleveland, Edwin Hawkins, and other gospel stars – but the execution is very dynamic and creative – so that many of the melodies are pulled apart and reworked – still at a level that has a spiritual undercurrent, but light years away from traditional American gospel. The result is one of the most unique albums we've ever heard from the Jazzland label, with some surprisingly groovy moments too – and titles that include "Now Is The Time", "The Strut", "Begin", "With My Whole Heart", "Su Blu", and "I Don't Know What I Would Do Without The Lord". CD

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Kunihiko Sugano TrioFinger Popping (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $24.99
A real finger-popper from Japanese pianist Kunihiko Sugano – a sweet 60s album that has him playing like the best American players of the soul jazz generation! There's a boldness to the left hand that echoes bits of Ray Bryant or Junior Mance – yet Sugano can also tipple the keys with a lyrical sensitivity that's got a bit of Barry Harris or maybe even Ahmad Jamal – often complex, yet still swinging beautifully – always aware of the groove, yet never totally subsumed by it! The trio features Yoshio Ikeda on bass and Hiroshi Yamazaki on drums – and the album feels like some lost treasure on Argo or Prestige Records. Titles include "For Karl", "Finger Popping", "I Can't Get Started", "Barbados", and "Blues For Jiro". CD
(Blu-spec CD!)

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Spirit In The DarkNow Is The Time ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy ... About May 1, 2016 (delayed)
A sweet keyboard trio, and one who work with surprising instrumentation from gospel music – yet make their tunes come across with a very different vibe overall! The group features lots of Hammond and other keyboards from David Wallumrod, and the record features tunes penned by James Cleveland, Edwin Hawkins, and other gospel stars – but the execution is very dynamic and creative – so that many of the melodies are pulled apart and reworked – still at a level that has a spiritual undercurrent, but light years away from traditional American gospel. The result is one of the most unique albums we've ever heard from the Jazzland label, with some surprisingly groovy moments too – and titles that include "Now Is The Time", "The Strut", "Begin", "With My Whole Heart", "Su Blu", and "I Don't Know What I Would Do Without The Lord". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Now Is The Time ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisEverything In Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Yuji OhnoSound Adventure Act 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeIl Gatto A Nove Code ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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". This special version of the score features a 12 minute version of "Il Gatto A Nove Code", some other alternate takes, and a bonus interview with Dario Argento! CD

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✨✧ Planet Asia & DJ ConceptSeventy Nine (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Coalmine, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Veterans Planet Asia & DJ Concept team-up – with appearnces by DJ Pain1, Tristate, Marvelous Mag, Sean Price & DJ Devastate, Blu, Agallah, John Robinson & Smoovth, Includes "Valuable Metals" with DJ Pain 1, "The Expo" with Tristate, "Fresh" with Blu & Agallah, "Gold Chain Winners" feat John Robinson & Smoovth, "Sacred Sermons" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold-colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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✨✧ K-DefWay It Was ... LP
Redefinition, 1990s/2000s/2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ MED & OthersMED Presents – Bang Ya Head Vol 4 ... LP
MED, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
MED-led all star compilation featuring Blu, Gangrene, Chris Keys and Bombay – plus guests Guilty Simpson, Jimetta Rose, Elzhi, Kokane and more – with production by Madlib, Dibia$e, Sirplus, DJ Romes and others. Includes "Heaven's Stairwell" by Blu feat Guilty Simpson & Kokane, "Complicate" by Chris Keys & Med feat Jimetta Rose, "Caddy Music" by Bombay feat MED, Blu & Elzhi, "Peroxide Remix" by Med & Blu and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kosuke Mine2nd Album (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great album from one of the greatest Japanese reedmen of the 70s – a player who's not that well known on our shores, but who served up a run of great little records like this at the time! Kosuke Mine has this sound that's sharp, but extremely fluid too – a way of running fast with lots of notes, each of which feels individually shaped with a nice sort of edge – but at a level that all works together beautifully, and which retains a very soulful, spiritual approach! The tracks here are all nice and long – a perfect showcase for his inventive, imaginative approach on alto and soprano sax – with nice solo elements from Takashi Imoi on trombone, held together by some great guitar lines from Yoshiaki Masuo, who plays with this style that's a lot more like a keyboard overall. Titles include "YM", "Brother In Law", "Striped Slacks", and "Chin San". CD
(Blu-spec CD.)
 
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Shola Adisa-Farrar & The Florian Pellissier QuartetLost Myself (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 2016. New Copy ... $19.99
We already love the music of Florian Pellisier from his excellent albums on the Heavenly Sweetness label – but we're really over the moon with the group here as they work alongside American singer Shola Adisa Farrar! Shola hails from Oakland, but has a globe-spanning sound to her music that really fits the release of the record on the Hot Casa label – a righteous take on jazz vocal modes that's very open to anything that Pellisier might want to bring to the table – which results in a beautiful record that we might put right up there with our favorite classics by singers like Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Like the best from both of those artists, there's a special, soulful sound going on here that's really transcendent – that rare kind of record that really unlocks the full power and potential of jazz vocals, especially when they're given just the right setting. Titles include "Evolution", "I Have A Dream", "Blue Chords", "Going Nowhere", "What A Night", and "Spirit" – plus great versions of "Feeling Good", and Fela's "Sorry Tears & Blood". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lost Myself ... CD 12.99

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Shola Adisa-Farrar & The Florian Pellissier QuintetLost Myself ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
We already love the music of Florian Pellisier from his excellent albums on the Heavenly Sweetness label – but we're really over the moon with the group here as they work alongside American singer Shola Adisa Farrar! Shola hails from Oakland, but has a globe-spanning sound to her music that really fits the release of the record on the Hot Casa label – a righteous take on jazz vocal modes that's very open to anything that Pellisier might want to bring to the table – which results in a beautiful record that we might put right up there with our favorite classics by singers like Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Like the best from both of those artists, there's a special, soulful sound going on here that's really transcendent – that rare kind of record that really unlocks the full power and potential of jazz vocals, especially when they're given just the right setting. Titles include "Evolution", "I Have A Dream", "Blue Chords", "Going Nowhere", "What A Night", and "Spirit" – plus great versions of "Feeling Good", and Fela's "Sorry Tears & Blood". CD
Also available Lost Myself (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Jamey AebersoldHorace Silver – Eight Jazz Classics ... LP
JA Records, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A set of 8 classic Horace Silver tunes – recorded by a trio that features Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and issued as part of the Jamey Aebersold jazz instruction series! Think of the record as Kenny Barron tribute to Horace Silver – with looser, more spacious takes on classic Blue Note tunes that include "Ecaroh", "Mayreh", "Barbara", "Quicksilver", "Strollin", and "Nica's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AerosmithAerosmith ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The swaggering, hard grooving and hard rocking debut of Aerosmith! While "Dream On" gets as much or more rock radio play than any song should ever need, it's actually pretty easy to overlook just how good the rest of the record is. They may borrow the bluesy swagger of the Stones and heavy riffing of Led Zeppelin, but it's ultimately a heavy, but accessible rock sound that's distinctively all their own. Includes "Dream On", "Make It", "Somebody", "Walkin The Dog", "Write Me", and "Mama Kin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with the larger group photo cover.)

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Afro Blue BandImpressions ... CD
Milestone, 1995. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Afro Blues Quintet Plus OneIntroducing The Afro Blues Quintet Plus One ... LP
Mira, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Excellent work from this totally sweet west coast Latin combo – a wonderful group who mixed Latin percussion with piano and vibes – in a manner that's similar to some of Cal Tjader's best Verve work of the 60s! Some tracks also make nice use of flute or alto sax – creating a snakey feel that really adds a new dimension of light and color to the tunes. The whole set's a great blend of Latin rhythms, jazzy solo work, and some mod 60s touches – and titles include "Monkey Time", "Afro Rock", "Let My People Go", "Walk On By", "Moses", "Liberation", and "Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Afro Blues Quintet Plus OneNew Directions In Sound ... CD
Mira/BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Smoking grooves from an incredible group – the amazing Afro Blues Quintet, a combo with a sound like no other! These guys were never one for stardom, but during the mid and late 60s, they burned up the west coast scene with an incredible blend of vibes, piano, and reeds – often kicked up nicely with some hard-rolling rhythm work that gave their tracks a similar mod groove to classics by Johnny Lytle, Ramsey Lewis, or Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers! But the real difference with the ABQ (if we can call them that!) is that they had a really spacious approach to their sound – never putting too much into the mix, and instead using the space between the notes every bit as much as the notes themselves. The grooves are great, and since most of this work has never been reissued, the set's totally fresh to the ears of most listeners! As usual, the folks at BGP have done a great job with the notes – and the set features 22 tracks from the group's Mira, Surrey, and Crestview recordings – titles that include "Monkey Time", "Freaks", "La La La", "Southside Habit", "Mirror Image", "Afro Rock", "Evening Of The Beast", "Spartacus", "Candie Luv", and "Our Mambo". CD

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AkikoHip Pop Bop ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... $16.99
The second album by Japanese singer Akiko – and light years ahead of her first! This set brings Akiko's jazzy vocals into contact with work by a number of different arrangers and producers – including Keiji Matsumoto, Yoshito Tanaka, and Swing Out Sister! The range of tracks is really great, and features a number of older English language standards and pop tunes, redone in a variety of formats. Some tracks feature beats and keyboards, others have straight jazz backings, and still others have a widely expansive soulful set of arrangements. Includes a great cover of the Brazilian club classic "Skindo Le Le", a great remake of "Waters Of March", and the tracks "Paradise City", "Lover Man", "Manual", "Blues No 8", "Do You Know", "Midnight Sun", and "Smile". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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AkikoSimply Blue ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... $16.99
Classy and sophisticated vocals from Akiko – a record that has the Japanese singer adding in a stronger jazz component to her music, while still keeping in the soulful territory we've always loved! The sound here is very classic – mostly done with small trio backing, and a moody, late nite feel that really matches the cover and title. Lyrics are all in English, and tunes are mostly standards – but they're often performed with a great little bounce at the bottom – so that things groove nicely, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Wish You Were Here", "Whisper Not", "Old Devil Moon", "Speak Low", "Same Ol Gloomy Song", "Do You Know", and "Night & Day". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Steve AlaimoTwist With Steve Alaimo ... LP
Checker, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
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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Manny AlbamJazz Workshop ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good ... $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
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Alessandro AlessandroniUST 370 – Caratteristici Vari (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Usignolo/Sonor (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
One of those sound library records that you know is going to be great, right from what you see on the cover – not just the name of Alessandro Alessandroni, who's always given us great music – but also the Italian descriptions of the tunes – which are listed with phrases like "ritmica nervosa", "sessione jazzistica", or "rithm and blues" – all of which lead to some very groovy music within! The tunes have a nicely compressed approach – most are in the two minute range, yet manage to pack in plenty in the process – most in a mode that's more electric funky and groovy than Alessandroni would have sounded a few short years before – which makes for even cooler results than we were expecting from the cover. Titles include "Soul Jazz", "Jazz Club", "Notizie Ufficiali", "Riflessi D'Acqua", "Sensualita", "Divertimento", "Storielle", "Foggy Place", "Racconti", and "Oasi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric AlexanderIt's All In The Game ... CD
High Note, 2006. Used ... $8.99
A hokey kind of cover, but a great little album – another easy winner from the team of Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern, easily one of the greatest pairs working together in jazz for the past decade or so! Alexander's got a tremendous tone on the tenor – finely-honed with the maturity of a later Dexter Gordon, but also open to fluid, free moments too – with a sense of joy and exploration that recall our favorite moments on mid 60s Blue Note or Prestige. Mabern is great too – warm on the keys, but never sloppy – a player more filled with soul these days than ever, and always a great accompanist to Alexander's shifting range of modes in a set like this. Drums are by Joe Farnsworth, another trustworthy regular partner to the pair – and Nat Reeves completes the quartet on bass. Titles include 3 excellent Alexander originals (always his best work on record) – "Typhoon 11", "Little Lucas", and "Open & Shut" – plus versions of "Where Is The Love", "Where Or When", "Ruby My Dear", and "It's All In The Game". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderUp, Over & Out ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... $6.99
Clear, clean, and tremendous tenor work from a young Eric Alexander – working here in one of his early partnerships with pianist Harold Mabern – in a way that really helps to re-direct Mabern's energy, and take him back to the glory days of his recordings in the 60s! Alexander's tenor has a classic sound here that's wonderful – focused and very sure of itself, and able to roll out on longer numbers with a great sense of imagination that avoids any too-easy notes or hackneyed choices. Mabern follows suit strongly – sounding better than on any of his trio records from the same period, and matching Alexander's youthful energy with some soaring lines of his own – often in a modal mode that seems to bring out the best in both players. Drums are by the rock-solid Joe Farnsworth, and bass is by John Ore – on tracks that include "Up Over & Out", "Eronel", "Flying Fish", "Blues For Mabe", "I Remember Clifford", and "Bewitched". CD
(Booklet has a sticker remnant.)

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Monty AlexanderSwingin 79 – Live At Altec ... CD
All Art/Muzak (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $24.99
A mighty nice live set from pianist Monty Alexander – a record that's got the warm, easygoing flow we love so much in his 70s material for the MPS label – which is a different vibe than you might know from his other older albums for Pablo or Concord! The tracks here are all quite long – all at the 10 minute mark or beyond – and that added space has Alexander stepping out with warmly flowing lines that are completely sublime – lyrical passages offset by more rhythmic ones – all given a perfect balance by the bass of Andy Simpkins and drums of Frank Gant. Titles include "Night Mist Blues", "Never Let Me Go", "Isn't She Lovely", "Bossa Nova Do Marilla", and "Out Of Many People One". 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 AlexandriaDidn't We ... LP
Pzazz, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Obscure album by Lorez, with a mix of jazz and pop stuff, and arrangements (mostly) by pianist Ronell Bright. Bright plays in the group backing Lorez, as does the great tenor player Teddy Edwards. The legendary Paul Gayten produced, and the track list includes "Play Me The Blues", "Comet In the Sky", "Psychedelic Bag", "Nonchalantly", "Talk About Cozy", and "Endless". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and staining. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1, tracks 3 & 4.)

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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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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Rashied Ali & Royal BlueNY Ain't So Bad ... CD
Survival/Knitting Factory, 1976. Used ... $9.99
Avant jazz meets The Blues, as Rashied Ali and combo back up singer Royal Blue on this set of tracks released on Ali's own label. Blue's style isn't as heavy-handed as you'd expect, and at times, it shares a bit with 70's singers like Joe Lee Wilson. The band includes Marvin Blackman, Charles Eubanks, and Jimmy Vass – and tracks include "Real Blues", "New York Ain't So Bad", and "Moontipping". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available NY Ain't So Bad ... LP 14.99

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Rashied Ali & Royal BlueNY Ain't So Bad ... LP
Survival, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Avant jazz meets The Blues, as Rashied Ali and combo back up singer Royal Blue on this set of tracks released on Ali's own label. Blue's style isn't as heavy-handed as you'd expect, and at times, it shares a bit with 70's singers like Joe Lee Wilson. The band includes Marvin Blackman, Charles Eubanks, and Jimmy Vass – and tracks include "Real Blues", "New York Ain't So Bad", and "Moontipping". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot and a small sticker in the top right corner.)
Also available NY Ain't So Bad ... CD 9.99
 
 
 



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