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✨✧ Elephant's MemoryElephant's Memory (1969 – Buddah) ... CD
Buddah/Intermusic (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty wild set from Elephants Memory – one that's as trippy as you'd guess from the group's image on the cover – and equally collaborative too! There's a strong mix of male and female vocals here – over guitar and rhythms that move effortlessly between blues rock and psych – all with a pretty loose, freewheeling sense of production – but enough tightness to make some of the chorus moments snap out nicely! Wes Farrell produced, but seems to really let the band do their thing – and in addition to songs written by group members Stan Bronstein, Michal Shapiro, and Richard Sussman – there also seems to be some song contributions from Tony Visconti too. Titles include "Hot Dog Man", "Talkin A Walk", "RIP", "Jungle Gym At The Zoo", "Don't Put Me On Trial No More", "Crossroads Of The Stepping Stones", "Band Of Love", and "Brief Encounter". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Danny Elfman/Oingo BoingoForbidden Zone (colored vinyl) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Varese, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
The classic cult soundtrack by Danny Elfman and The Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Bongo – a lot more indicative of Elfman's pre-Hollywood era, with crazy songs and sounds that are perfectly suited to the film's odd mishmash of Max Fleischer cartoon and early big band jazz inspired lunacy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500 – on lime green vinyl!)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Jazz Party ... CD
Five Four/Cherry Red (UK), 1959. Used ... $6.99
Very nice work from one of Ellington's revival periods – when he was signed to Columbia in the late 50s, and recording some of the best work of his career. This set moves past the modernism of some of Duke's other sessions at the time, and offers a more straight-ahead set in true "jazz party" tradition. Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on a few tracks, and Duke's band features Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Jimmy Woode, and a guest appearance by Dizzy Gillespie. Tracks include "Ready Go", "Red Garter", "Malletoba Spank", "UMMG", and "Tymperturbably Blue". CD

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Duke EllingtonEllington Jazz Party ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
Very nice work from one of Ellington's revival periods – when he was signed to Columbia in the late 50s, and recording some of the best work of his career. This set moves past the modernism of some of Duke's other sessions at the time, and offers a more straight-ahead set in true "jazz party" tradition. Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on a few tracks, and Duke's band features Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Jimmy Woode, and a guest appearance by Dizzy Gillespie. Tracks include "Ready Go", "Red Garter", "Malletoba Spank", "UMMG", and "Tymperturbably Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonWill Big Bands Ever Come Back? ... LP
Reprise, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
The question in the title is almost a moot point – because with the quality of a record like this, we hardly care if other bands come back at all! Duke's working here on a batch of older big band standards – as you might guess from the title – but the tracks all have a nice little flourish that's filled with plenty of those later Ellington touches – a seemingly effortless ability to place interesting horn bits and rhythmic twists into tunes that you thought you might already know. The set features new takes on classics associated with the bands of Esrkine Hawkins, Glen Gray, Woody Herman, Les Brown, and others – and titles include "Rhapsody In Blue", "Smoke Rings", "Artistry In Rhythm", "The Waltz You Saved For Me", "Woodchopper's Ball", and "Good Bye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing.)

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Duke Ellington's SpacemenCosmic Scene (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Mosaic, 1958. Used ... $14.99
A lost Duke Ellington gem from the late 50s – a session that has a decidedly different look than some of his other records of the time! We don't know if the Duke was into Sun Ra – but it almost seems like he was copping his thunder with this title and band name – a fair bit more flashy than the usual presentation for the Ellington group! The record's not nearly as trippy as you'd expect – but it's still a prime set of Ellingtonia from those key late 50s years – material played by a smaller group of "Spacemen" than Duke's fuller orchestra – with a bit more room for small group interaction, almost in a Verve mode. Players include Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Clark Terry on trumpet, Paul Gonzalves on tenor, Quentin Jackson on trombone, and Jimmy Woode on bass – and titles include "Avalon", "Midnight Sun", "Spacemen", "Bass-ment", "Early Autumn", and "Jones". CD also features 2 bonus alternate takes of "Body & Soul" and "Jones". CD
(Out of print.)

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Don EllisTears Of Joy/Connection ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A pair of classics from Don Ellis – back to back in a single set! Tears Of Joy is one of the greatest albums ever from funky trumpeter Don Ellis – partly because he takes off in a whole new direction of tones and sounds! Don blows both a quarter-tone trumpet and four-valve trombone here – both instruments with a very distinctive vibe, which are then set up in a groovy large ensemble that features more trumpet and trombone, plus woodwinds and a bit of strings – and some great electric touches on Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and ring modulator! The tunes have that bold Ellis punch of a few years before, but also really hit an earthier vibe too – not just new ideas in sound, but also some rhythmic pulsation that really gives lots of the tunes a fresh sort of flavor. Titles include "Samba Bajada", "Strawberry Soup", "Euphoric Acid", "Get It Together", and "Bulgarian Bulge". Connection is a great set of electric groovers released at the same time that Don scored big with his soundtrack for The French Connection! As you'd guess from the title, the feel here is quite similar – funky electric big band jazz, with a very hip 70s action soundtrack feel – one that mixes acoustic sax and trumpet passages with some groovier keyboards and electronic bits – all wrapped up in production that's tight, but never too slick to be funky! The album features a great take on Don's excellent "Theme From The French Connection" – plus great electric jazz covers of "Alone Again Naturally", "Superstar", "I Feel The Earth Move", "Roundabout", and "Lean On Me" – as well as album originals "Chain Reaction" and "Train To Get There". CD

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Gil EvansOut Of The Cool (Impulse digipack pressing) ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... $3.99
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". CD
(Out of print digipack edition.)

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Phil EverlyThere's Nothing Too Good For My Baby/Mystic Line (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pye/Morello (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $11.99
Two later solo albums by solo Everly Brother Phil – presented with bonus tracks too! First up is There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby – also issued in the US as Phil's Diner – an album recorded in London, as part of his new label deal with Pye Records – but also has the kind of close-up setting that really showcases his maturation as a singer/songwriter! There's few hints here of the work that Phil recorded with his Everly Brother in the 60s – but that evolution's also a nice thing too – as Everly is almost a completely different artist here, working to deliver some beautiful tunes that have him finding a very individual voice, produced in an understated way that still keeps things very close to home. Titles include "Summershine", "Feather Bed", "We're Running Out", "Caroline", "There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby", "New Old Song", and "Goodbye Line". Mystic Line is a sharply contemporary set from Phil Everly – and music that's quite different than the Everly Brothers sound of a decade before! Part of the album's strength comes from a young Warren Zevon – who plays keyboards and handled the arrangements – really finding himself after previous time in the Brothers' band, but here very much shaping the sound of Phil as a solo act, with that mix of sensitivity and bite that he would bring to his own solo classics in the late 70s. Most tracks are originals by Everly, one a collaboration with Zevon – and titles include "Patiently", "Words In Your Eyes", "Better Than Now", "Friends", "When Will I Be Loved", "You & I Are Like A Song", and "January Butterfly". CD features bonus tracks "Baby You Know Me" and "The Three Bells". CD

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✨✧ Extra GoldenOk-Oyot System ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2006. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A partnership between US indie guitarists Ian Egelson and Alex Minoff of Golden – with Onyango Wuod Omari and the late Otieno Jagwasi of Nairobi based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa – for an lightly funky, deeply melodic blend of hypnotic tunes! It's a true partnership – jumping back and forth between what each side brings of their own sounds – with the distinctions blending surprisingly well! Titles include "Ilando Gima Onge", "It's Not Easy", "OK-Oyot System", "Osama Rach", "Tussin And Fightin'" and "Nyajondere. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Fabulous TreniersPopcorn Man ... LP
TT, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and appears to have been signed by the band on back.)

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FatbackYou're My Candy Sweet (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
Spring, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
An excellent number from the Fatback Band, cut at the time they were transitioning to being called just plain old Fatback, and slicking up their funk sound with a slightly more commercial approach, which on this single means a slightly disco sound that puts this nice midtempo jam right in the middle of roller boogie territory! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Spring sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Faze-OGood Thang ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A definite good thang from Faze-O – easily the masters of snakey funk at the end of the 70s! The set's got loads of great elements that echo the group's Riding High debut – a groove that never goes too far over the top, and which kicks back at a pace that so many others would copy a few years later – a vibe that's a bit Ohio, a bit Cali, yet crafted here with a vision that's totally unique to the band! Horns are a bit heavier than before, but there's still plenty of great keyboards too – and the vocals definitely recognize that they're the second star of the record, and usually defer to the rhythms on most numbers. Tracks include "Good Thang", "Party Time", "Space People", "Who Loves You", and "Funky Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some red marker on front.)

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Maynard FergusonBlues Roar ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Maynard Ferguson cut an undue number of excellent records in his early years – and this smoking set is definitely part of that group! At the time, Maynard was one of the few cats trying to find a way to move the larger band forward in jazz – finding ways to groove like Basie, but also add in some higher ideals, too – all with a surprisingly soulful current that definitely earns the title, and hints at his funky work to come in the 70s! Here, things are more shaded in blue tones and given a nice rhythmic kick – and as always with Maynard, the choice of band members is great – as the lineup features Charlie Mariano on alto, Don Rader on trumpet, Phil Bodner on reeds, Richard Davis on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – working with strong creative energy on titles that include "What'd I Say", "Baltimore Oriole", "I Believe To My Soul", "I've Got A Woman", and "Alright OK You Win". CD

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Maynard FergusonCome Blow Your Horn ... LP
Cameo, 1964. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A surprisingly nice album of big band material from Maynard – recorded at a time when he was just getting his start as a big name, and still handling some hip enough players to make the groove swing! One track claims to have a "Dusan Goykovich" as a soloist – who we can only imagine to be our man Dusko Goykovich – and the record has plenty other nice solos by Lanny Morgan. Arrangements are by Don Sebesky, Al Cohn, Willie Maiden, and Oliver Nelson – and tracks include "Groove", "Whisper Not", "Blues For A Four String Guitar", "New Hope", and "Naked City Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono pressing.)

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Maynard FergusonDancing Sessions (Plays Jazz For Dancing/Let's Face The Music & Dance) ... CD
Roulette/Jazz Beat (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $24.99
2 lesser-known gems from a young Maynard Ferguson – back to back on a single CD! First up is Plays Jazz For Dancing – a record that hones the usual Ferguson groove a bit more for the dancefloor, yet still keeps in plenty of room for the sorts of solo space that Maynard first forged earlier in the 50s! The lineup here features some great work from Willie Maiden on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, and Jimmy Ford on alto sax – as well as performances from Maynard himself on trumpet, valve trombone, and even a bit of euphonium. Titles include "Hey There", "Where's Teddy", "Soft Winds", "Tis Autumn", "Secret Love", "I'll Be Seeing You", and "If I Should Lose You". Let's Face The Music & Dance follows in very similar form – a well-crafted batch of big band numbers from Maynard Ferguson, with more than enough swing and sway for the dancefloor, but also that stronger sense of personality and power you'd expect from Maynard. As usual for the time, the lineup of players is totally great – a surprising batch of hipsters that includes Jaki Byard on piano, Slide Hampton on trombone, Joe Farrell on tenor and clarinet, and Willie Maiden on tenor and flute – plys some great drum work from Rufus Jones, who really keeps a nice punch in the rhythms. Titles include "Let's Do It", "Spring Is Here", "Teach Me Tonight", "Let's Face The Music & Dance", and "Mangos". CD
(Out of print.)

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Maynard FergusonMaynard '61 ... LP
Roulette, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Incredible work from Maynard Ferguson – the kind of record that will blow you away, and make you forget all the cliches you've ever had about him! The album's a completely hip batch of big band work – grooving in a fresh, modern style that takes bits of Kenton and Evans, but also infuses the work with a deeper sense of soul – heard to great effect on the really standout solo work on the set! Maynard's got a heck of a great group for the record – one that includes Jacki Byard on piano, Slide Hampton on trombone, Rufus Jones on drums, and a young Joe Farrell on saxes – sounding incredible with some really searing work! The set some incredible Hampton originals – including the amazing exotic tracks "Ole" and "The Pharoah", both of which are worth the price of the record alone! Other tunes include "New Blue", "Ultimate Rejection", and "Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-colored bar pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Maynard FergusonMF Horn ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1971. Used ... $11.99
A brilliant album from Maynard Ferguson – one that owes a heck of a lot to Brit easy maestro Keith Mansfield! Mansfield produced the whole thing, and arranged with the help of Kenny Wheeler and Adrian Dover – and the whole record has the tightness of the best expansive Brit easy grooves from the time – setting Ferguson's brassy horn in some impeccable backings that have an amazing blend of jazz, easy, and rhythm – never failing to please our oft-jaded ears! Way more than just funky big band, with a really solid approach all the way through – and solo work by Kenny Wheeler and Pete King, in addition to Ferguson. Titles include the Indian groover "Chala Nata", plus "L-Dopa", "Eli's Comin", "Ballad To Max", and "MacArthur Park". CD
(Out of print.)

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Maynard FergusonMF Horn 3 ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1973. Used ... $6.99
Funky funky Maynard – and a sweet set of electric big band jazz that's got plenty of nice moments! The album features a core rhythm group that really goes to town – jamming in sort of a Clarke-Boland sort of way, with lots of propulsive changes that create a full-on and often funky groove – as Maynard and other horns blow like mad over the top, sending the album into screaming, soaring grooves that almost never let up. The record was Maynard's first US effort in a long time – and was produced by Teo Macero with a very electric-conscious sound that further enforced the hipness of the music! Titles include "Pochahontas", "Awright Awright", "Nice N Juicy", "SOMF", and "Mother Fingers". CD
(Out of print.)

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Maynard FergusonMF Horn 4 & 5 – Live At Jimmys ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1974. Used ... $9.99
A sweet double-length set from Maynard – one that's live and totally cooking, and proof that Ferguson's funky big band style could work equally well in a concert setting! As on other Ferguson classics from the time, the instrumentation includes a good deal of Fender bass and electric piano – electrifying the bottom sound of the rhythm while the acoustic horns really soar over the top – hitting amazing patterns and formations that change rapidly as the set grooves on – usually on longer tracks that offer plenty of room for solos! The group features some great work by European player Ferdinand Povel on tenor and flute – and titles include "The Fox Hunt", "Nice N Juicy", "Blue Birdland", "Two For Otis", "Left Bank Express", "Teonova", and "Stay Loose With Bruce". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available MF Horn 4 & 5 – Live At Jimmys ... CD 12.99

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