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Bola Sete (aka Djalma De Andrade)Ocean Memories ... CD
Samba Moon, 1972. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
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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✨✧ 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
(White label promo with deep groove. Cover has a Demonstration stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Bola SeteSolo Guitar Of Bola Sete ... LP
Fantasy, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the sparest albums we've ever heard from guitarist Bola Sete – a set of solo recordings that's a bit different than some of his other 60s sides for Fantasy Records! The feel here is almost like that of some of Baden Powell's more serious recordings – especially given that Sete plays a number of compositions by Heitor Villa-Lobos, but still handles them like Powell – with a freer, more personal quality that's informed by the use of the guitar during the bossa generation. There's a richness to the record that goes beyond just the solo setting, though – and titles include "Choro #1", "Brasiliance", "Choro Da Saudade", "Flamenco Fantasy", "Spanish Dance #5", and "Prelude #4". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)
 
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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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Walter WanderleyFantastic Walter Wanderley – Boss Of The Bossa Nova ... CD
Motor (Germany), 1960s/1998. Used 2CD ... $29.99
Insanely wonderful 2CD set of work by the genius Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley, with a total of 45 cuts, divided up into 2 CDs – one devoted to his Brazilian recordings, one devoted to his American recordings for Verve. Sure, you may have a copy of Wanderley's Rain Forest LP, or the compilation that was put out last year, but this set is a million times better than both of them, and has a fantastic mix of material that stretches the groove way beyond his stereotypical organ trio sound. The Brazilian recordings (very hard to find otherwise) have lots of cool cool grooves, with wild production styles, and lots of augmentation to Wanderley's bubbling organ. The American recordings include material from some of his later Verve sessions, with vocals by Luiz Henrique, and lots of nice groovers like "Amazonas", "Happy Birthday", "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", and "Music To Watch Girls By". Other cuts include "Deus Brasileiro", "Garota Moderna", "Bola Branca", and "Chove Chuva". Cool package, great sound, and an essential collection! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... $5.99 19.98
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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VariousBrazilian Horizons Vol 2 ... CD
Milestone, 1998. Used ... $6.99
A great mix of jazzy Brazilian and bossa jazz numbers from the 60s onwards – all pulled from the rich catalog of Fantasy records – and related labels that include Milestone, Prestige, and Pablo! As with the first volume, there's a nice sense of evolution going on here, and a careful selection of less-obvious tracks – with an especially rare version of Jobim's "Dreamer", recorded as a 45 back in the 60s by Gary McFarland! Other titles include "Manha De Carnaval" by Freddie Hubbard & McCoy Tyner, "Bluchanga" by Mongo Santamaria & Joao Donato, "Samba De Orfeu" by Vince Guaraldi, "Tambu" by Cal Tjader & Charlie Byrd, "Nana" by Kenny Burell & Moacir Santos, and "Influencia Do Jazz" by Bola Sete. CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $28.99 29.99
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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✨✧ Miguel AngelSamba Na Onda ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... 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! Titles 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD 5.99
 
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Marc Bolan & T Rex20th Century Boy – The Ultimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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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 BandOur Kinda Strauss ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. Used ... $19.99
Not a set of Strauss recordings, but a fantastic set of lost European recordings by the legendary Clarke/Boland Big Band – put together with the same beautiful packaging and selection as the other sets on Rearward! This volume features the band playing a lot of modal waltz-type tracks – some groovy updatings of Strauss material, others original compositions by Francy Boland, and a few of them covers like "Wives & Lovers" or "My Favorite Things". The band's filled with the usual great batch of European and American players, like Benny Bailey, Ake Persson, Johnny Griffin, Sahim Shihab, and Karl Drewo – and the liveliness of the material gives strong testament to the band's current rediscovery by the jazz cognoscenti. As with the other sets in this series, there's a nice amount of liner notes and photos, and the album's brimming over with great tracks, including "Lotus", "Just Give Me Time", "Peter's Waltz", "Keep On Keeping On", and "Cara Fea". Many tracks unreleased before, and lots of others are quite rare! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcover.)

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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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Stan Getz/Clarke Boland Big BandChange Of Scenes ... CD
Verve, 1971. Used ... $8.99
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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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandHandle With Care ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Marc Bolan & T RexFuturistic Dragon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chronicles, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandEn Concert – 29 Octobre 1969 ... CD
RTE (France), 1969. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Great live material from the best years of this amazing ensemble that included some of the finest American and European players of the 60s! The band's at its best here – wailing away in a firey live setting, recorded with high quality by Europe 1 Radio in 1969. Players include Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Benny Bailey, Art Farmer, Sahib Shihab, and Derek Humble – plus the great rhythm team of Jimmy Woode, Francy Boland, and Kenny Clarke! Most of the tunes are classics of the band – and titles include "All Through The Night", "Now Hear My Meaning", "New Box", "Volcano", "Box 702", "Sax No End", "Sonor", "The Jamfs Are Coming", "Doing Time", and "Evanescence". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieCarambola/Honeysuckle Rose ... 78 RPM
Capitol, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Beautiful LosersNobody Knows The Heaven ... LP
Lion, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A glam folk rock album from mid 70s France – the only album by the Beautiful Losers – a record feels like the most restrained and acoustic based moments on glam-era Bowie and Bolan efforts – sung in English and with big chords and big vocals but done mostly with just voice and acoustic guitar and a bass! It's hard to tell of the Losers were dreaming of a bigger, fuller sound, but the sparseness ultimately suits the songs and performances well, and makes quite a unique record. Titles include "Welcome", "Oxford 1825", "Spanish Women", "You Are Free", "Nobody Knows The Heaven", "Like An Old General", "Something To Do", "The Shining Car", "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah", "All Is Going Too Slow", "There Is A Blow" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 numbered copies!)

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Gustav BromPolymelomodus ... LP
Supraphon/GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
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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✨✧ 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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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 GriffinNight Lady ... CD
Philips/Universal (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... $8.99
A rare European gem from Johnny Griffin – recorded in quartet formation with backing from the rhythm trio of the Clarke Boland Big Band! Johnny was working with the trio in the bigger group at the time, but he gets plenty of space to state his case here – stretching out on hard-bitten, almost-modern solos that are some of his most adventurous to date on record – supported strongly on the album's longish tracks by Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! There's a quality to Griffin's tone that's incredible – urgent, edgey, but never too far out – completely in command of itself, and able to run free, but without wasting at note at all – unlike some of his over-stretched European solos of later years. The set features beautiful long readings of Boland's "Night Lady" and "Old Stuff", plus Griffin's "Scrabble", and versions of "Summertime", "All The Things You Are", and "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day". CD

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Roy Haynes & Quincy JonesJazz Abroad ... LP
EmArcy/Doxy, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99
Excellent work by both of the players listed as leaders – and the beginning of a huge tradition of American jazzmen in Europe that would culminate in the glory days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band scene! The record features sessions cut by Haynes in Stockholm, with Sahib Shihab on baritone and alto, Ake Persson on trombone, and Bjarne Nerem on tenor – plus sessions cut by Jones earlier in the same city, with Persson on trombone, Arne Domnerus on alto, Lars Gullin on baritone, and Art Farmer on trumpet. The tracks have a tightly arranged, but still swinging style – similar to the best hardbop work on Emarcy from the 50s – and the European soloists more than keep up with their US counterparts! Titles include "Hagnes", "Pogo Stick", "Little Leona", and "Jones' Bones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Peter HerbolzheimerHip Walk – The Complete Polydor Recordings (Soul Condor/Galaxis/Live Im Onkle Po/Hip Walk/Touchdown/I Hear Voices) (4CD set) ... CD
Polydor (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $36.99
A killer collection of work from one of the funkiest European talents of the 70s – bandleader Peter Herbholzheimer, working here at the head of his Rhythm & Brass group, and his Certain Lions & Tigers ensemble! Although Herbolzheimer's got a clunky name, his sound is incredibly fluid and tight – a large group approach to funk that rivals some of the best American work of his time – including classics from Lalo Schifrin, Johnny Pate, and other key maestros of the blacksploitation era. Peter's got a way of taking a large group of players and really making them groove – a sound that's kind of an electrified extension of the styles first laid out at MPS by the Clarke-Boland Big Band, but served up with a hipper, funkier 70s approach to rhythm. Like the CBBB, Herbholzheimer's groups often feature American players – such as Art Farmer on trumpet or Herb Geller on saxes – alongside more familiar MPS talents like Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Dieter Reith on organ, Ferdinand Povel on flute, Jiggs Whigham on trombone, and Sigi Schwab on guitar – joined by the legendary Sabu Martinez on a few of the best sessions here! The 4CD set is a massive discovery in music – as it features not only Herbholzheimer's Rhythm & Brass albums, but also records under the group names Certain Lions & Tigers and The Galactic Light Orchestra. The package has some of the same records of the previous MPS collection of Herbholzheimer's work – but also includes some other material too – the full albums Soul Condor, Galaxis, Live Im Onkle Po, Hip Walk, Touchdown, and I Hear Voices CD

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Bill HolmanIn A Jazz Orbit ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1958. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful showcase for the arranging talents of Bill Holman – one that steps off with a more straightforward and swinging style than some of his work of the time for the Stan Kenton group! Holman here is in a great mode that bridges the large group styles of the swing years and the changes in big band sounds that would take place in the 60s – and he's almost prefacing the style of the Clarke Boland Big Band by writing charts here that pack a real punch on the ensemble passages, yet which also rely very strongly on breakaway horn solos to tear up the tunes! The strength of the players is a key factor in the success of the album – as soloists include Frank Rosolino, Jack Sheldon, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, and Holman himself – on titles that include "Kissin Bug", "You Go To My Head", "Far Down Below", "Aura", "Theme & Variation #2", and "No Heat". CD
 
 
 



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