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Beau WilliamsStay With Me ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Very Good ... $14.99
Wonderful work from this overlooked early 80s groover – the great Beau Williams, certainly not a household name, but a singer responsible for some really great work for Capitol Records! There's a groove here, but it's never too uptight – and some of the best numbers on the record are actually those that lay back and get warm and mellow – rounding out Beau's talents, and marking him as an extremely capable soul singer who should have found greater fame at the time! The album's got great arrangements and production from Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey – who brings in a sweet modern soul quality to the record – and tunes include numbers by Al Green, Kersey, Sam Dees, and Beau himself. Titles include "SOS", "When My Love Starts Coming Down On Me", "You've Been", "Stay With Me", "Love & Happiness", and "I'll Take Your Love With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker, some pen, a light stain, and a promo stamp. Labels have some pen.)
 
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✨✧ Norman ConnorsValentine Love – The Buddah/Arista Anthology ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDS ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work from Norman Connors – a musician who first started out playing drums in spiritual jazz groups at the start of the 70s, then moved on to take over the worlds of funk and soul! Connors' material of this time was essential at bringing a new sort of depth to soul music – taking some of the lessons learned in the farther reaches of the underground, and working them into a new tapestry of sophisticated expression – sounds that were able to fold together lots of styles and spirit, and help elevate their audience at the same time. This package might be the best we've ever seen to bring together Norman's work of the period – as it also includes some of the Aquarian Dream and Starship Orchestra recordings, as well as Connors tracks with singers who include Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, Gloria Jones, Prince Philip Mitchell, Phyliss Hyman, Eleanor Mills, James Robinson, Al Johnson, and Beau Williams. 34 tracks in all – and titles include "So Much Love", "Dindi", "Saturday Night Special", "We Both Need Each Other", "Captain Connors (12" version)", "Say You Love Me", "This Is Your Life", "Stella", "Handle Me Gently", "Your Love", "Invitation", "Be There In The Morning", "Take It To The Limit", "Mr C", "She's Gone", "You've Been On My Mind", "Melancholy Fire", "Romantic Journey", "Slewfoot", "Give The Drummer Some", "Valentine Love", "Once I've Been There", "Phoenix", "Once Again", "You Are My Starship", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "Kwasi", "Maiden Voyage", and "Disco Land". CD

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsTake It To The Limit/Mr C ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of groovers by Norman Connors from the start of the 80s – Take It To The Limit and Mr C – together in a single set! Take It To The Limit is excellent album of smooth soul – one that reaches back to some of Norman's earlier records for inspiration, and which takes the sound up a few notches to expand the groove. Norman gets help on the arranging tip from Al Johnson, McKinley Jackson, and Paul Riser – which is why the album has such a great 70s smooth soul feel – and there's loads of guest appearances, like vocals by Johnson, Jean Carn, and instrumental solos from Freddie Hubbard and Gary Bartz. Adaritha sings lead vocals on a number of cuts, and Glenn Johnson takes the lead on "Melancholy Fire". Includes a great version of "Black Cow", plus "Take It To The Limit", "Justify", "You've Been On My Mind", and an excellent remake of "I Don't Need Nobody Else", with Al Johnson on vocals! Mr C is a real sleeper from Norman Connors, but a great record – one that shows him still moving strong in the 80s, always continuing to develop his smooth jazzy soul style! Backing is by the Starship Orchestra, with Marion Meadows on most sax solos – and vocals are by Beau Williams, Jean Carn, and Glenn Jones. There's a number of great uptempo tunes – with a tight hard jazz funk backing, and kind of a sweet early 80s club style in the vocals. Titles include "Love's In Your Corner", "She's Gone", "Stay With Me", "Keep Doin It", "Anyway You Want", and "Sing A Love Song". CD
 
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Lenny WilliamsRise Sleeping Beauty ... LP
Motown, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of Lenny's first solo records – rawer than later work, thanks probably to the fact that he produced the record with Chester Thompson. Thompson plays organ and arp on the record, and gives many tracks a nice heavy funk sound that's similar to his and Williams' work in Tower of Power. Lenny's really working on his vocal skills here, though – and his sweetly cracking voice brings a tremendous amount of charm and honesty to the album. Titles include "Since I Met You", "Loving Station", "Motion", "Rise Sleeping Beauty", "Sons Of Thieves, Slaves, & Braves", "Cause I Love You", and "To Be A Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Jimmy GreeneFlowers – Beautiful Life Vol 2 ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A huge step forward in music for saxophonist Jimmy Greene – an artist who's still reeling from the loss of his daughter, who was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 – but who's turning his grief and sorrow into some of the richest music he's ever recorded! The feel here is even deeper than the first volume dedicated to Green's daughter – original songs that burst out with so much life and energy, we're held rapt right from the very first note – almost never mired in the sort of melancholy you might expect from such an experience, and instead ready to set a new fire to light the way ahead! Greene plays tenor, soprano, alto, and baritone – and other musicians include Kevin Hayes on Rhodes and piano, Mike Moreno on guitar, Renee Rosnes on piano, Ben Williams and John Patitucci on bass, and Jeff Tain Watts and Otis Brown III on drums. Titles include "Fun Circuits", "Second Breakfast", "Flowers", "Stanky Leg", "Big Guy", "Amantes", and "Thirty Two". CD

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✨✧ Buster WilliamsCrystal Reflections ... LP
Muse, 1976. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Nice lost session that has the great mellow bassist Buster Williams heading a group that includes vibist Roy Ayers on a number of cuts, plus other nice players, like Kenny Barron, Billy Hart, and Jimmy Rowles. The highlight of the album is a beautiful 12 minute reworking of Roy Ayers "Vibrations", which is done in an even nicer way than on Ayers' album of the same name. The album also includes "Prism", "I Dream Too Much", and "The Enchanted Flower" – all of which are warm mellow groovers, with Williams' round soulful bass right up front. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing. Cover has light wear, cutout hole, and notch.)

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Pat WilliamsHeavy Vibrations ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Beautiful Verve madness, and a darkly twisted batch of easy instrumentals, put together by the silent genius Pat Williams. The songs are mostly covers – like "Whiter Shade of Pale", "Get Back", "Joy Joy", and "River Deep Mountain High" – and the record's got a great version of Edu Lobo's "Ponteio". Dick Hyman plays organ, and there's lots of other nice jazz players in the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has a DJ sticker with light wear and some pen.)

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonBeautiful! ... LP
Xanadu, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Charles McPherson – his first for Xanadu in the mid 70s – wherein his amazing quartet breathes fresh, bop-inspired urgency and a deft sense of soul into some older standards – maybe even as strongly as on best work for Prestige in the 60s! It's truely timeless – holding true to the classic songcraft of the compositions, but leaving plenty of room to riff and improvise in ways that add both subtle shades and energetic flourishes. The group includes Duke Jordan on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – all on their game. Beautiful indeed! Songs include "It Could Happen to You," "Lover," "This Can't Be Love", "They Say its Wonderful", "Body And Soul","But Beautiful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an ink stamp.)

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Carl AndersonOn & On ... LP
Epic, 1984. Very Good- ... $1.99
A sweet second set from 80s singer Carl Anderson – a date that's got poise, class, and a heck of a lot of soul! Although a mainstream effort, there's a nice sort of depth to the record – one that shows that Columbia wasn't pitching Anderson as much towards a crossover artist as they were some of their other mid 80s acts – instead, letting him really hang back and do his own thing – in a warmly-swinging mode that still holds up beautifully over the years! The record's a real standout in 80s mainstream male soul – and thanks is certainly due to producer/arrangers John Skip Anderson and Steve Williams, who carefully avoid the commercial side of the spectrum. Titles include "Don't Make Me Wait", "Try", "Keep It Alive", "On & On", "Lately", and "Time To Win". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker.)

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Denys BaptisteLate Trane ... CD
Edition E (France), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
One of the most beautiful records we've ever heard from reedman Denys Baptiste – a set that pays tribute to the material created by John Coltrane in the last few years of his life, but which puts the music together with a special spin that's Baptiste's own! Some of these tracks are from recordings that were quite far outside, compared to Coltrane's earlier recordings – but here, there's a sense of peace and spirituality that maybe make them more earthly performances – almost as if that territory that Coltrane was soaring towards in the final years was finally reached – as it was by so many of his followers – then captured, brought back, and found a way to live with everyday sustenance. The result is music that's some of the most spiritual that Denys has ever recorded – with beautiful performances by the leader on tenor and soprano –w ith players who include Nikki Yeoh on piano and keyboards, Gary Grosby and Neil Charles on bass, and Rod Youngs on drums and percussion. Steve Williamson plays guest tenor on three tracks – and titles include "Transition", "Living Space", "Dusk Dawn", "Ascent", "Peace On Earth", "Dear Lord", and "Vigil" – all by Coltrane, in new Baptiste arrangements – plus the originals "Neptune" and "Astral Trane". CD

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Incredible String BandChanging Horses ... CD
Elektra/BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A really beautiful album from Incredible String Band – a set that maybe lives up to the "changing horses" title just a bit, but which still really follows in the great legacy of the band's earlier albums too! There's maybe a very slight addition of electricity in a few spots – a bit of organ here, electric guitar there – but the core vibe is still very acoustic – and uses the very wide range of instruments the group had been experimenting with – a folk-plus lineup that includes world percussion elements, Chinese banjo, harmonica, vibes, sitar, and lots more alongside the more familiar instruments – and the great vocals of Robin Williamson and the rest of the group. Mike Heron's instrumental touches are still a key part of the group at the time – and titles include "Big Ted", "White Bird", "Dust Be Diamonds", "Sleepers Awake", and "Creation". CD

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Jackie McLean & The Great Jazz TrioNew Wine In Old Bottles (Inner City) ... LP
East Wind/Inner City, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A very apt title – as Jackie McLean sits in for a soulful session with the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all "old bottles" at this point in their career, but working together beautifully to brew some very mellow "new wine"! The album's easily one of the best in the trio's run of the time – as Jackie's alto sax really helps flesh things out a bit more than usual – and moves the album past the trio sound of their other records. McLean gets plenty of space to do his thing on the longer tracks – and the piano of Jones, bass of Carter, and drums of Williams have a solid, soulful approach that's really wonderful. Titles include 2 McLean originals titled "Appointment In Ghana Again" and "Little Melonae Again", both remakes of older tunes – plus "Confirmation", "Bein Green", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and some sticker residue.)

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Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most distinct early dates from reedman Charles McPherson – a unique "with strings" session recorded as a tribute to Billie Holiday – and with a style that shows off sides of McPherson's playing that wouldn't show up on other records for years to come! The album's got a beautifully understated quality – hip, adult arrangements by Ernie Wilkins – neither in his Basie-esque style of the early years, nor in any sort of slavish relationship to the Billie Holiday recordings of the 40s and the 50s either – which makes for a mode that just lets Charles flow with this wonderfully soulful tone on his alto – almost in a way that points towards some of Stanley Turrentine's music to come in such a setting. The core group features piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section – and titles include "Don't Explain", "Miss Brown To You", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Lover Man", and "God Bless the Child" – but all shaped beautifully and personally by McPherson! CD

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Jimmy RaneyLive In Tokyo ... CD
Xanadu/Prevue, 1976. Used ... $11.99
A hell of a great jazz guitarist – working here in a really wonderful setting – a live date that both lets Jimmy Raney hit some beautifully intimate moments out front, but also lets him swing a bit too – thanks to help from Sam Jones on bass and Leroy Williams on drums! Raney still has that raspy tone that we first fell in love with on his 50s records – a clarity on the strings that easily made him one of the most important jazz guitarists of the time – but he's also got a more mature sense of chromes, which creates this beautiful dance of tones as his fingers move along the strings of the guitar – always clear in his vision, but still working with a sense of surprise that always keeps things interesting. Titles include "How About You", "Darn That Dream", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Stella By Starlight", "Watch What Happens", and "Anthropology". CD

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Zoot Sims QuintetBig Stampede (aka Zoot Sims Goes To Jazzville) ... LP
Dawn/Biograph, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Zoot's beautiful sides for the Dawn label – featuring some of his best small group blowing of the 50s! The record features Zoot mostly on tenor, plus a bit of alto – in a quintet that includes John Williams on piano, Jerry Lloyd on trumpet, Bill Anthony on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. The tracks are a nice mix of standards and those tight little west coast-ish compositions that often show up on Sims/Cohn sessions from the time, and which let Zoot lay down some nicely composed angular lines during his solos. Titles include "Jerry's Jaunt", "I'll Wind", "The Purple Cow", "How Now Blues", and "Bye Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(1980 pressing.)

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Sonny SittMoonlight In Vermont ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
Beautifully-recorded later work from Sonny Stitt – a record that's got the crispness and poise of his classic work on Roost, with perhaps a bit of the warmer soul he'd picked up in the 70s – yet laid out in a way that's different from some of his American albums too! The set's a special date produced for the Japanese market – and Sonny plays alto and tenor – with Barry Harris on piano, Tony Williams on drums, and Reggie Workman on bass – and Walter Davis plays a bit of piano too. Titles include "West 46th Street", "Constellation", "Blues For PCM", "Who Can I Turn To", "Flight Cap Blues", and "Moonlight In Vermont". CD
(Out of print pressing.)

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Steve WilsonSit Back, Relax, & Unwind ... LP
Brown Brothers/JMI, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
One of the most beautiful records we've heard from Steve Wilson in years – a set that's got an easygoing, open flow – in a way that really lives up to its title! Wilson is wonderful on alto and soprano sax – blowing in his most soulful style, but also pushing himself a bit too – really hitting these spiritual currents we don't always hear, in a way that has us re-evaulating his music all over again! Equally great on the record is keyboardist Ray Angry – who plays some sublime Fender Rhodes, as well as Yamaha C7 and Hammond B3 – in ways that are never too smooth, and often a bit edgey – making a perfect match for Wilson's horns. The rest of the quartet is great, too – rhythm that's rock-solid, but also nicely loose – with Ben Williams on bass and Willie Jones III on drums. Titles include "Jake's Place", "Rest Of Our Times", "Sit Back Relax & Unwind", "6/74", and a very cool instrumental reworking of David Bowie's "Space Oddity", with just Wilson's soprano and Angry's piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes Vol 4 – The Ultimate Collection – NYC Classic Underground Anthems & Previously Unreleased Remixes (4CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99 34.99
John Morales has a wonderful talent for taking a funky track and making it sound even funkier – which he does beautifully here in this killer collection of old school tunes! Many of the numbers are vintage clubby soul from the late 70s and early 80s – and Morales has this great way of crystalizing all the best elements in the songs, and pulling them to the forefront – but all without ever ruining the integrity of the tracks that sounded so great in the first place! In other words, the work here isn't the imprint of some young DJ trying to overstate his presence – but a true music maestro who really knows what makes a club track great – a vibe that takes us back to the brilliant edits of the early NYC scene. All titles here are previously unreleased – and the massive 4CD set features titles that include Morales mixes of "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" by Barry White, "You Got Me Running" by Lenny Williams, "Mind On You" by Level 42, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman, "Lovergirl" by Teen Marie, "Standing Right Here" by Mannix, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "Let The Music Play" by Barry White, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Funkin For Jamaica" by Tom Browne, "All Night" by Katzuma, "Hi Tension" by Hi Tension, "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" by Eddie Kendricks, "Before I Let Go" by Frankie Beverly, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Star Love" by Three Ounces Of Love", "You Stepped Into My Life" by Melba Moore, "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Walk Away From Love" by David Ruffin, "Life Goes On" by The Jones Girls, "This Time Baby" by Jackie Moore, "Turn Me Up" by Keith Barrow, "Circles" by Atlantic Starr, "Joy & Pain" by Maze, "Stay" by The Controllers, "Take Me Home" by Cher, and "Can't Live Without Your Love" by Tamiko Jones. CD

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VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes Vol 4 Part A – The Ultimate Collection – NYC Classic Underground Anthems & Previously Unreleased Remixes ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 30.99
John Morales has a wonderful talent for taking a funky track and making it sound even funkier – which he does beautifully here in this killer collection of old school tunes! Many of the numbers are vintage clubby soul from the late 70s and early 80s – and Morales has this great way of crystalizing all the best elements in the songs, and pulling them to the forefront – but all without ever ruining the integrity of the tracks that sounded so great in the first place! In other words, the work here isn't the imprint of some young DJ trying to overstate his presence – but a true music maestro who really knows what makes a club track great – a vibe that takes us back to the brilliant edits of the early NYC scene. All titles here are previously unreleased – and this 2LP set features four titles that include Morales mixes of "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" by Barry White, "You Got Me Running" by Lenny Williams, "Mind On You" by Level 42, and "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWindy City Blues – The Transition – 1935 to 1953 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Nighthawk, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Pivotal years of the Chicago blues scene – a time when the city was moving from rural influences to electric modes! That great span of work is presented here beautifully – in a set of tracks that begins in the mid 30s and end in the mid 50s – tracing an evolution that would not only go on to transform the music, but also have a huge impact on other styles for decades to come! The set features a 16 tracks in all – including "Please Don't" by Johnny Shines, "Fishin Blues" by Tony Hollins, "Down Behind The Rise"by Guitar Pete Franklin, "Black Spider Blues" by Robert Lockwood, "Sunnyland" by Sonny Boy Williamson, "Prowlin Nighthawk" by Robert Lee McCoy, "Easy Ridin Mama" by Washboard Sam, and "Sweet To Mama" by State Street Boys. CD features 8 more bonus tracks – mostly from the mid 50s – by Willie Nix, Floyd Jones, John Brim, and others! CD

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The 50s Basie band, loud and proud – recorded beautifully by Verve on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 – a great year, both for the group and the fest! The lineup here features Count Basie firmly at the helm on piano – with players who include Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Frank Foster on tenor – plus Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpets – all tightly grooving on arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, AK Salim, and others – filled with plenty of Basie jumps, leaps, and vamps! Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on the track "Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today" – and other tracks include "Lester Leaps In", "Swingin At Newport", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Evenin". CD also contains 5 more bonus tracks from another Verve album – Count Basie & Joe Williams at Newport, most with Williams on vocals – including "All Right Okay You Win", "The Comeback", "Roll 'Em Pete", "Smack Dab In The Middle", and "One O' Clock In The Morning". CD
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✨✧ Steve DavisFor Real ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautifully-blown work from Steve Davis – one of our favorite contemporary talents on the trombone, and an artist who can really make the instrument swing in an old school sort of mode! This set may well be one of Steve's most soulful in years – a great date with Larry Willis on piano, who brings in this mix of groove and lyricism to his lines – and partners with Davis at a level that recalls vintage collaborations between Curtis Fuller and Cedar Walton! The Davis/Willis team is augmented beautifully by tenorist Abraham Burton, whose lines have a slightly deeper edge, and really add a great layer to the sound – and the rhythm swings strongly with Nat Reeves on bass and Billy Williams on drums. And once again, Davis is a fountain of great new material – a wealth of original songs that include "For Real", "Nicky D", "Days Gone By", "Big East", "Daylight", "I Found You", and "Tactics". CD

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✨✧ Stan GetzCaptain Marvel ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked album that's one of Stan Getz's best from the 70s! The record features Stan reunited with Chick Corea, whose warm lyricism was the lynchpin in Getz's landmark Sweet Rain – the stunning session from 1968 that is perhaps our favorite-ever Getz album. Corea plays electric piano here, but with none of the indulgence that he was lapsing into at the time. His blocky chords stake out a stark new territory, into which Getz solos beautifully, into a range yet untapped at that time in his career. Tony Williams augments the group on drums, giving the whole thing a sense of freedom, but also a nice tight swing. Tracks include "La Fiesta", "Five Hundred Miles High", "Times Lie", and "Day Waves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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