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Paul Winter, Bola Sete, Vince GuaraldiJazz Casual ... CD
Koch, 1963. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi & Bola SeteFrom All Sides ... LP
Fantasy, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the wonderful 60s collaborations between San Francisco pianist Vince Guaraldi and Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete – a pair who were easily one of America's best contributions to the bossa at the time! Yet the sound here isn't strictly bossa nova overall – thanks to Sete's wider range of influences on the guitar, which often bring in some samba elements – or some more personal lyrical moments that sound great next to Guaraldi's free-thinking work on piano. The rest of the group features either Fred Marshall or Monty Budwig on bass, or Jerry Granelli or Nick Martinez on drums. Titles include "Little Fishes", "Choro", "Ginza", "Menino Pequeno Da Bateria", and a nice take on "Girl From Ipanema". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in a black & white cover.)

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✨✧ Bola SeteIncomparable Bola Sete ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy set of bossa and samba-tinged guitar tracks from Bola Sete – recorded in California with a small combo that includes Monte Budwig on bass and Johnnie Rae on percussion. The tracks are shortish and with a slightly folksy quality – filled with the kind of warm expression that Bola had on acoustic guitar, showcased especially on the album's strong original tunes. Titles include "Original Joe's", "Just Another Love", "Be Bossa", "Sarava", "Bolido", and "Lamento De Negro". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo with deep groove. Cover has a promo ink stamp and some discoloration from age on back.)

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✨✧ Bola SeteOcean ... LP
Takoma, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful record by Bola Sete, and probably one of his best. The great John Fahey produced this set for his Takoma label, and his history with the acoustic guitar lets him get all of these beautiful tones and sounds out of Bola's playing that are often missed on other recordings. The set includes some fantastic stuff played on solo guitar, including "Let Go (Canto De Osshana)", "Macumba", "O Astronauta", "In Of The Beginning, Cotati", and "Ocean Waves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Takoma pressing.)

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✨✧ Bola Sete (aka Djalma De Andrade)Ocean Memories ... CD
Samba Moon, 1972. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful batch of solo guitar recordings from Bola Sete – originally recorded at Fantasy studios, and first issued as the album Ocean on the Takoma label in 1975. This CD adds in a nice batch of 9 outtakes from the session, to create a whopping double CD set of 19 tracks, which is one of the best-ever chances you'll get to hear Bola Sete's solo guitar work. Sete's style had really matured by this point, and the CD is warmly introspective, and extremely beautiful. Titles include "Ocean Waves", "Guitar Lamento", "Let Go", "Xengo Xengo Xerengo", and "O Astronauto". CD
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Hermes AquinoDecencontro De Primavera ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $21.99
The only album we've ever seen by Hermes Aquino – a mid 70s singer/songwriter from Brazil, of the same post-bossa generation as Lo Borges and Milton Nascimento! Like those bigger names, Hermes works here in a style that's both personal and more wide-ranging – great songs helped along by backings that bring in a bit of jazz at some points, other acoustic instrumentation at others – all fused nicely with a subtle electric glide. Arrangements are by Wilson Mauro, who does a great job of lifting the songs up to the right level – and titles include "Cuidado", "Nuvem Passageira", "Longas Conversas", "Cavaleiro Do Sul", "2010", "Bola Louca E Colorida", and "Desencontro Da Primavera". CD

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Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
One of the all time great ones! This mad bit of music was composed for the film by Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and it's a crazy mix of batucada, samba, and a bit of bossa nova. The soundtrack takes all of the musical bits, and it mixes them up into an insane collage of sound effects, speaking, and music. It sounds incredible, and it's even more spooky than the movie. With loads of classics that you'll recognize – but done in a crazy crazy way – like "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval". Plus, this CD also includes a 13-minute medley of tracks from the score, performed by Bola Sete at the 1966 Monterey Jazz Fest! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Mike Marshall & Choro FamosoSegunda Vez ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. Used ... $4.99
A second pairing of the mandolin of Mike Marshall with the Brazilian sounds of the Choro Famoso trio – served up with rootsy elements that really link together the cultures of the Americas! The trio have a definite traditional leaning, and features Colin Walker on 7 string guitar, Brian Rice on pandeiro and percussion, and Andy Connell on both sax and clarinet – the latter of which evokes an especially strong choro tradition. And while Marshall's use of mandolin echoes the bandolim work of older choro musicians, there's also some warmer moments that echo Mike's strongly Americanist vision over the years – in ways that make the record way more than just a rehash of older styles. Titles include "Bole Bole", "Bola Preta", "Flores", "Evocacao De Jacob", "Tenebroso", "Paraiso", "Sete Estrelas", and "Queira Me Bem". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Novos BaianosNovos Baianos (aka Linguagem Do Alunte) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Rootsy samba and hipper 70s MPB influences – all filtered down into a really unique little groove! Back in these early years, Novos Baianos had an inventive sound that was really a standout in 70s Brazilian music – a sense of earnest, open-handed music making that was something of a legacy from the Tropicalia years – but one that also carried with it some of the more hippie-dippy influences in the Brazilian underground of the early 70s! The style here is a bit sparer and more acoustic than on some of the group's other records – often comprised from samba percussion and guitar, but occasionally augmented by more electric instrumentation, as well as some folkloric flute! Titles include "Reis Da Bola", "Isabel", "Bolado", "Miragem", "Fala Tamborim", "Ao Poeta", and "Eu Sou O Caso Deles". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SoulstanceLead The Way ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2006. Used ... $7.99
Quite possibly the best album ever from Soulstance – the jazzy dancefloor combo who are easily one of the brightest stars in the Schema Records galaxy! Although other Soulstance records have been totally great – very much in the best mix of classic and modern styles that Schema groups are known for – this album's got even more straight jazz instrumentation and acoustic percussion – a really heavy groove at the bottom that never stops moving throughout, and which is served up with a warmth and deeply soulful quality that resonates with the best recent club jazz from the European and Japanese scenes! There's still a bit of programming in the rhythms, but there's also a fair bit of drums and percussion from Gianni Lo Greco – plus live flute, tenor, trumpet, vibes, and other instrumentation that really make the album shine. Alice Ricciardi sings a bit on the set, but most of the groove is instrumental – and titles include "Summer Midnight", "Still In A Dream", "Make A Wish", "Antiqua", "Toka A Bola", "Crossroads", "Eclipse", "Special One", "Cool Plan", and "Moon Vision". CD

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✨✧ VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching influence of Fela! A few tunes are solid takes of the Nigerian funk groove proper – but others carry the sound into cumbia, steel band and western funk styles – all of it exciting, hugely passionate and floor-shaking! The CD version is bound in a mini-hardcover book like package – with nice notes on Fela himself and the the influence he had on the material herein by Stones Throw/Now Again honcho Egon – and tracks include "Shacalao" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Woman Pin Down" by Dan Snatch And His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Never Trust A Woman" by Bola Johnson, "Black Man's Cry" by Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, "Egbi/Black Man's Cry (Medley)" by Lever Brothers Gay Flamingos, "Comencemos" by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, "Up Side Down" by Daktaris, "Lullaby For Lagos" by Whitefield Brothers and more. CD

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✨✧ Miguel AngelSamba Na Onda ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An upbeat groover from 60s Brazil – a highly percussive album that features work by Wilson Das Neves and Rubens Bassini – plus some excellent chorus vocals too! The whole thing's maybe a bit more of a hard-driving example of the Brazilian harmony mode heard from bigger groups like Tamba Trio or Os Cariocas – served up with a very strong instrumental current that includes heavy piano from the leader, and some great guitar lines from Neco – who you might know from classic albums of his own! The mix is great, and very strong – and makes for an album that bristles with electricity on every groove – on titles that include "Lagrima Flor", "Telefone", "Da Bola", "Deixa Isso Pra La", "Isto E Samba", "Consolacao", "Roda De Samba", and "Bate A Palma". CD

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✨✧ VariousNigeria 70 Vol 3 – Sweet Times –Afro Funk, Highlife, & Juju From 70s Lagos (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet Times, indeed – Strut Records returns for another truly great volume in their Nigeria 70 series – this one covering the highlife, juju and Afro Funk music of Lagos in the 1970s – stellar material that has never been issued outside of Nigeria before now! There's a pretty diverse cross section of the sounds coming from the region at the time – from upbeat funky Afro Soul to psych-infused guitar and percussion jams, jazzier instrumentation and impassioned vocals – most crucially, fusions of jazz, funk, soul, juju and highlife. Wonderful, wonderful material that stands proudly with the other great entries in the series. Includes "Life" by Moneyman And The Super 5 International, ""Ire" by The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, "Unity In Africa" by Eji Oyewole, "Idegbani" by Zeal Onyia & His Music, "Viva Disco (Instrumental)" by Tunde Mabadu, "E Ma S'Eka" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats, "Ajoyio" by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD version of the entire album!)
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Marc Bolan & T Rex20th Century Boy – The Ultimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Kenny Clarke & Francy BolandGolden Eight (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. Used ... $14.99
... CD

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Clarke Boland SextetCalypso Blues ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on percussion, and Jimmy Woode on bass – plus Clarke and Boland on drums and piano, respectively – a wonderful group that has an incredible sense of rhythm, and comes up with loads of wonderful modal numbers throughout! The vibe is wonderful – and the collection's a great look at this unusual combo – filled with fire and soul – and proof that in the jazz world, at least, great things can happen when global boundaries are crossed. Titles include "Con Alma", "Invitation", "Sconsolato", "Lilemor", "Just Give Me Time", "Love Hungry", "Ensadinado", and "Man From Potter's Crossing". CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandHandle With Care ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great work by this legendary hard swinging band – an early 60s American album issued on Atlantic Records, in the years before the Clark Boland Band's legendary run on MPS! Despite the early date, the album's got all the core elements of the band's sound in place – soaring rhythms, sharp-edged frontlines, and some great solo work by players who include Benny Bailey, Derek Humble, Jimmy Woode, Shahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, and Fats Sadi – coming together in a brilliant trans-Atlantic meeting of jazz talents! Tracks include "Long Note Blues", "Speedy Reeds", "Sonor", and "Om Mani Padme Hum". CD
(Out of print.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy ... About September 1, 2017
... CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag (with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy (reissue)... About September 1, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland Big BandSax No End ... LP
MPS, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $23.99
They got the title right on this one – because with Johnny Griffin, Sahib Shihab, Karl Drewo, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis as main soloists on the record, the sax never ends! The album's easily one of the most hard-burning 60s sessions from the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band – and has that ensemble really cutting changes incredibly – working with a tremendous amount of power that not only comes from the sax soloists, but also from trumpet work by Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, and Shake Keane – as well as the group's usual hard-slamming rhythm section of Francy Boland on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Jimmy Woode on bass. The tracks are shortish, but get in plenty of great solo space – and are all originals for the session, with titles that include "Peter's Waltz", "Milkshake", "The Turk", "Sax No End", and "New Box". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage Japanese pressing, with heavy gatefold cover.)

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Stan Getz/Clarke Boland Big BandChange Of Scenes ... CD
Verve, 1971. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic rare album cut by Stan Getz in Europe! The session features Getz as the main soloist with the Clarke-Boland Big Band, and the overall sound is an incredible chapter in both the career of Getz and the CBBB. Given that most of the CBBB's soloists had a sharp angular sound, Getz's softer tenor approach is a real change for the group, and it's wonderful to hear the way that he floats around their driving arrangements – never getting lost in the mix, and instead adding whole new ranges of tones and color to their trademark sound. The set features 6 original compositions – including "Extravagances", "Escarmouches", "Provocations", and "Touchstone" – and it's packaged in a very nice fold-out cover! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MachitoCarambola ... CD
Tumbao (Switzerland), 1951. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mark Murphy/Clarke Boland Big BandMidnight Mood (Japanese pressing) ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic set from vocalist Mark Murphy – easily one of his greatest albums ever! The session was recorded for the MPS label in Germany during the late 60s – at a time when Murphy was recording some excellent work overseas – and the album features backings by a small combo peeled off of the legendary Clark-Boland Big Band, who were also working for MPS at the time! Murphy's vocals get some tremendous backing on the set from a combo that includes Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Sahib Shihab on baritone and flute, Derek Humble on alto, and Ronnie Scott on tenor – and the grooves are a mix of modal numbers and straight jazz tunes – almost always dancing together in a lovely way that unlocks a side of Murphy's talents that hadn't been recorded this way before. And in fact, the album's gone onto have a huge influence on the current sound of club jazz – and is a key inspiration for the work of Nicola Conte, Koop, Five Corners Quintet, and others! The vocals are perfect, too – with nary a hint of overindulgence, and always a sweet measured groove that works perfectly with the material – and titles include "My Ship", "I Don't Want Nothin", "Hopeless", "Sconsolato", "Why & How", and "Just Give Me Time". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandFire, Heat, Soul & Guts (aka Sax No End) ... LP
MPS/Prestige, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
US issue of one of the best albums from Clark/Boland's big years on MPS – Sax No End! They got the title right on this one – because with Johnny Griffin, Sahib Shihab, Karl Drewo, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis as main soloists on the record, the sax never ends! The album's easily one of the most hard-burning 60s sessions from the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band – and has that ensemble really cutting changes incredibly – working with a tremendous amount of power that not only comes from the sax soloists, but also from trumpet work by Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, and Shake Keane – as well as the group's usual hard-slamming rhythm section of Francy Boland on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Jimmy Woode on bass. The tracks are shortish, but get in plenty of great solo space – and are all originals for the session, with titles that include "Peter's Waltz", "Milkshake", "The Turk", "Sax No End", and "New Box". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Marc Bolan & T Rex with Elton John & Ringo StarrChildren Of The Revolution (Born To Boogie version)/Tutti Frutti/Born To Boogie (original recording) ... 7-inch
Edsel (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A very unusual version of the classic T Rex tune "Children Of The Revolution" – done here in a stripped-down style that's acoustic at the start, before getting more familiarly fuzzy – and which features guest work from Elton John and Ringo Starr! John and Starr are also listed as appearing on the album's glam remake of "Tutti Frutti" – and the single's completed by the super-groovy "Born To Boogie", presented here in its original recording! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Benny BaileySerenade To A Planet ... LP
Ego (Germany), 1976. Very Good+ ... $89.99
One of the greatest jazz records ever! By the time of this 1976 release, trumpeter Benny Bailey had already had quite a history – working with Quincy Jones in his early years, and recording for MPS with the likes of Nathan Davis and the Clark Boland Big Band, as well as some of the best other players in Europe. This set's Benny's masterpiece – a soulful batch of tunes that feels like it was lifted from the catalog of Strata East, but which is played by a quintet that features Europeans Ferdinand Povel on tenor, Joe Haider on piano, and Isla Eckinger on bass – as well as American Kenny Clarke on drums. The vibe is perfect – and the group's harmoniously searching with a strong modal groove on nearly every track. Titles include "Aquarian Moods", "Neptunis", "Little B", and "The Kicker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and two slightly-bumped corners – but this is still a very nice copy.)

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Gustav BromPolymelomodus ... LP
Supraphon/GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A rare gem from the legendary Gustav Brom – the Czech bandleader you might know for his famous records in the 60s, or his moon-trip set for MPS – sounding equally groovy here on this Supraphon album from 1976! There's a slight touch of electricity in the mix – some specially nice Fender Rhodes and moog, which are layered in with Brom's wonderful formation of horns in the group – this shifting palette of trumpet, tenor, trombone, and reed elements – used at a level that's right up there with the best MPS groups of the time, and some of the Clarke Boland Big Band records too! But this time around, the rhythms are maybe even more powerful than usual – downright funky at some key moments, and plenty groovy at all the rest – and the tracks are longer, and often allow for some deeper passages than usual for Gustav – although to be fair, his sounds are often pretty darn deep! Titles include "Bounty", "Festival", "Polymelomodus", "Romance Nad Mzi", "Sedimentace", and a sweet cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin QuintetTough Tenors Again N Again ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1970. Used ... $11.99
A smoking twin-tenor session for MPS – one that reunites the mighty talents of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album was done as an offshoot of both players' work for the Clarke Boland Big Band at the time – and the set was not only produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi, but also features a core rhythm trio from that ensemble – Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! Tracks are nice and long, and have a sound that really shows the evolution of both players since their famous recordings of the early 60s – tones that are even more modern and edgey at points, served up with a fire that hasn't died at all – and set loose on rhythms that move past the usual grooves you might have expected from their American sessions together. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Jim Dawg", "Gigi", "When We Were One", and "Again N Again". CD
(Out of print. Cover image differs slightly.)

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Carl DrewoEuropean Jazz Sounds ... CD
Be! (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Unreleased work by one of the strongest tenor players to emerge from the German scene in the postwar years – and one of the few who could go head to head with American giants like Johnny Griffin or Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who were both his bandmates in the Clark Boland Big Band! The music here is from before those years – small combo sides that Carl Drewo recorded for German Radio from the years 1959 through 1966 – hardly the kind of scratchy, staticky work you would have heard over the airwaves – and instead, some crystal-clear recordings that stand with the best of the too-small work in Drewo's catalog! The mode is hardbop, and Carl is smoking throughout – with some of the deeper tone of the best Verve Records tenorists at times, in combos that shift throughout – but include Rob Pronk, Bora Rokovic, and Francis Coppieters on piano; Maffy Faley and Shake Keane on trumpet; Derek Humble on alto; Wilton Gaynair on additional tenor; and Jiggs Wigham on trombone. Titles include "Whims Of Chambers", "Chicago Calling", "Sumphin", "Taboo", "Dixemus", "Chart Of My Heart", and "If This Isn't Love". CD

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Gil EvansMontreux Jazz Festival 74 ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1974. Very Good ... $29.99
A rare live set from Gil Evans – with excellent work from Billy Harper on tenor and flute, John Stubblefield on soprano sax and tenor, and Hannibal Marvin Peterson on trumpet! Gil himself plays both electric and acoustic piano – and the set includes a version of Alan Shorter's "Parabola", plus "Lunar Eclipse", "Hotel Me", and the side-long "Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing obi. Cover has waviness and staining along the bottom half due to moisture, with a sticker remnant.)

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Maynard FergusonMF Horn/MF Horn 2/MF Horn 3 ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1970/1972/1973. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Three albums that form the start of a bold new start for trumpeter Maynard Ferguson – and records that opened up a whole new groove for big band in the 70s! MF Horn is a brilliant album 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". MF Horn 2 is one of Maynard's key albums done with help from Brit Easy genius Keith Mansfield! Mansfield really helped Ferguson reinvent the sound of his big band at the end of the 60s – taking the sometimes modern, sometimes brassy sound of his earlier work and forging it into a tighter groove that often had a nice bit of bounce at the bottom – a slightly funky sound that made Maynard sound hipper than ever, and which also brought in a nice dose of electric keyboards and guitar to groove things up. Arrangements are by Kenny Wheeler, Mansfield, and Adrian Drover – and titles include "Give It One", "Hey Jude", "The Summer Knows", "Mother", "Spinning Wheel", "Shaft", and "Free Wheeler". MF Horn 3 is 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

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Glitter BandGlitter Band – The Albums (Hey/Rock & Roll Dudes/Listen To The Band/Paris Match) (4CD set) ... CD
Arista/7T's (UK), New Copy 4CD ... $24.99
The glorious mid 70s run of the Glitter Band – some of flashiest, catchiest grooves to come out of the British glam pop scene of the time – with their complete Hey!, Rock & Roll Dudes, Listen To The Band And Paris Match albums plus bonus tracks in a great little 4 CD box set! Much like their work backing up Gary Glitter, their own records are tight and snapping – often clapping – with guitars that are fuzzy and trebly in that great Glitter sort of way, so that they're pressed right up alongside the vocals in the mix. Glitter Band are one of those combos that didn't apply for the glam tag so much as an important movement the way of Boland, Bowie and those cats – but as a sugary, yet incendiary pop sound a la the Bay City Rollers. Sweet and satisfying! Each of the 4 albums in the 4 CD set has bonus tracks, and comes in a nice little replica of the original LP sleeve – 56 tracks in all! CD

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Johnny GriffinGriff 'N Bags ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
Lost European jazz recordings from the vaults of producer Gigi Campi – and a stellar batch of non-US material with Johnny Griffin at the lead – working in the company of Clarke/Boland compatriots who include Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, Jimmy Woode, Idrees Sulieman, and Milt Jackson! Despite the "Bags" in the title, Milt's only on a few tracks – but that's fine with us, because Johnny Griffin is the main attraction – and the material is good small group sides with Griff soloing and trading lines with players like Sulieman and Bailey, or with some of the other players on their own. The recordings are different than the usual breed of Johnny Griffin European recordings – most of which have him soloing with a piano quartet on extended tracks. On this release, most of the tracks are short, hard, and very nicely swinging with a good hard bop groove – as with the best of Griffin's Riverside and Blue Note recordings. Kenny Clarke's on drums on nearly all the material, and he pulls out his bop chops to drive Griff's hard solos as fast as he can. The set's a great batch of work, with excellent notes and photos, and some great playing all around. Cuts include "Gamal Sady 'n Em", "Foot Patting", "Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz", "Blues For K", "Muvaffak's Pad", "The Girl & The Turk", and "Gyson's Bag". 16 cuts in all, and none of them are from the Griffin/Davis LP on MPS (just in case you thought to ask!) CD

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