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BolaSoup ... LP
Skam (UK), 1998. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Bola JohnsonMan No Die ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first ever compilation of stellar Nigerian grooves from Bola Johnson – a wonderful singer with a great ear for melodies, and an uncommon stylistic range – great stuff that rolls from highlife tunes with shimming guitars and charismatic vocals, to juju inflected numbers, soulful Afro Funk, more spiritually resonant numbers and rootsier cuts. Common threads connect it all masterfully, though, and there's an particularly an insistent approach to melody that's straight up irresistible. 22 tracks on 2CDs in a nice package from Vampi Soul: "Somebody Find Me Trouble", "Oh My Baby Josephine", "Obiriki Aye N Yilo", "Koto Ye O", "Buroda Mase", "Kilode", "Mimo Mimo Loluwo", "Lagos Special", :Meme Latori", "Nigeria Drive On The Right", "Pappa Rebecca Special 1 (She's A Woman)" and more. CD

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✨✧ Bola SeteBola Sete At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... LP
Verve, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of grooves recorded live by this legendary Brazilian guitarist – and a record of his that we've always sold extremely well over the years! The setting is a stripped down stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival – where Sete grooves in an open-ended fashion with only bass and drums behind him. The best track on here is "Soul Samba", a nice little groover with good drumming by Paulinho (Magalhaes) – and the LP also features an extended medley of tracks from Black Orpheus, plus an original called "Flamenco". Nice and jazzy, with a good tight bossa groove. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bola SeteBossa Nova ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic groover from Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete – a date that was issued in the 60s with a title to cash in on the growing bossa craze in the US – and which stands as one of Sete's best for Fantasy Records! The sound is very much in keeping with some of the guitar-driven bossa of the time – work by Luiz Bonfa or Charlie Byrd, particularly in the way that Sete's spare acoustic guitar is mixed in with some lively percussion, plus bass from Ben Tucker and drums from Dave Bailey. Those two players really help the album find a nice little groove – and the whole thing dances along nicely, with tracks that include "Wagging Along", "Ash Wednesday", "Samba In The Perrotaoquei", "Brazilian Bossa Galore", "Without You", "My Different World", "Sweet Thing", and "Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 60s pressing, with deep groove – in a great glossy cover!)

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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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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi & Bola SeteVince Guaraldi, Bola Sete, & Friends ... LP
Fantasy, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums ever from the pair of Vince Guaraldi and Bola Sete – a set of longer-than-usual tunes that really lets both players open up nicely! The setting is quite spare – just bass and drums behind Bola's guitar and Vince's piano – although there's a bossa/samba vibe to the work, there's also a more fluid sort of groove too – that lightly lyrical soul that always showed up in Guaraldi's own work of the 60s. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Mambossa", "Moon Rays", and "Casaba". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s blue label pressing, in nice shape! Top cover seam has some splitting, but the rest is nice.)
 
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Miguel AngelSamba Na Onda ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... About June 6, 2018
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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Hermes AquinoDecencontro De Primavera ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... About June 6, 2018
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
Also available Decencontro De Primavera ... CD 9.99

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Hermes AquinoDecencontro De Primavera ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. Used ... $9.99
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
(Includes obi.)

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Tsehaytu BerakiSelam ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), Early 2000s. Used ... $5.99
Fabulous new recordings from Eritrean singer Tsehaytu Beraki, one of the stars of Ethiopiques 5-Tigrigna Music! A vocal critic of the Mengitsu regime, she was forced to flee her country in the late 80s and eventually settled in Rotterdam where she lived in obscurity until the late 90s, when she met up with Terrie of the Ex, who released this collection on his Terp label. Beraki accompanies herself on the krar – the magical, strummed six-string lyre – with a chorus of hand clappers driving the music's syncopated grooves. A handful of tracks feature sympathetic support from some of Holland's best progressive musicians, including drummers Han Bennink and Michael Vatcher and members of the Ex. But nothing can distract us from Beraki's stunning vocals and the music's jagged, off-the beat rhythms. Tracks include "Atzmtom Keskisom", "Abashawel", "Freweini", "Ilkanere Beantebo", and "Lale Bola" and the 2CD set is packaged with a gorgeous 88-page book crammed with photos, history, and lyric translations. CD
(Includes slipcase. Out of print.)

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Chico BuarqueCaravanas ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
That's an aging Chico Buarque on the cover, still looking cooler than anyone else around – and sounding the same on this wonderful record! Buarque was one of the first of an important new generation of Brazilian songwriters to emerge in the 60s – and unlike some of the others, who've maybe lost steam over the years, Chico continues to grow and evolve – really shaping his music to different modes as the years go on, and never failing to give us his all with each new recording! This set's got a beautifully personal vibe – mostly Buarque's still-wonderful voice alongside his own acoustic guitar – augmented by other instrumentation, but in ways that still really leave the master at the forefront – with a level of songwriting and performance that's completely mesmerizing. Titles include "Tua Cantiga", "Massarandupio", "Dueto", "As Caravanas", "Desaforos", "Casualmente", and "Jogo De Bola". CD

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Hamilton De HolandaCasa De Bituca – The Music Of Milton Nascimento (CD & DVD) ... CD
Adventure Music, 2017. New Copy CD & DVD ... $12.99 15.99
We've always loved albums by Hamilton De Holanda – but here, it really feels like there's something different and special going on – maybe in part because the songs are all classics by Milton Nascimento, but also because there's this fantastic core energy of the group – which sounds like it would really sparkle, no matter what the tunes! Hamilton plays 10 string mandolin, and vocalizes a bit – in a quintet that features guitar, drums, electric bass, and harmonica – the last of which is played by Gabriel Grossi, and soars through the tunes and creates these beautiful waves of color, almost acting like a single instrument representing the larger charts in the original Nascimento recordings – with a sense of tone that recalls similar performances by Toots Thielemans or Mauricio Einhorn. Nascimento adds his vocals to two especially great tunes – and titles include "Vera Cruz", "Travessia", "Cancao Da America", "Bicho Homem", "Bola De Mei Bola De Gude", "Cluba Da Esquinha No 2", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Ponta De Areia". Comes with a bonus DVD, too! CD
Also available Casa De Bituca – The Music Of Milton Nascimento (with bonus track) ... LP 18.99

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Hamilton De HolandaCasa De Bituca – The Music Of Milton Nascimento (with bonus track) ... LP
Adventure Music, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
We've always loved albums by Hamilton De Holanda – but here, it really feels like there's something different and special going on – maybe in part because the songs are all classics by Milton Nascimento, but also because there's this fantastic core energy of the group – which sounds like it would really sparkle, no matter what the tunes! Hamilton plays 10 string mandolin, and vocalizes a bit – in a quintet that features guitar, drums, electric bass, and harmonica – the last of which is played by Gabriel Grossi, and soars through the tunes and creates these beautiful waves of color, almost acting like a single instrument representing the larger charts in the original Nascimento recordings – with a sense of tone that recalls similar performances by Toots Thielemans or Mauricio Einhorn. Nascimento adds his vocals to two especially great tunes – and titles include "Vera Cruz", "Travessia", "Cancao Da America", "Bicho Homem", "Bola De Mei Bola De Gude", "Clube Da Esquinha No 2", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Ponta De Areia" – and with the bonus cut "Guerra E Paz I"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Casa De Bituca – The Music Of Milton Nascimento (CD & DVD) ... CD 12.99

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SoulstanceLead The Way ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2006. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Various3rd Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira Volume 3 ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1967. Very Good- ... $14.99
Volume 3 in this legendary series of groundbreaking work from the Brazilian scene – recorded at the 3rd Festival in 1967 by Philips! The set includes 4 tracks by O Quarteto, including "Isso Nao Se Faz", "Capoirada", and "Menina Moca". Other cuts include "Alegria, Alegria" by Caetano Veloso, "Gabriela" by MPB4, "Balada Do Vietnam" by As Compositoras, and "Beto Bom De Bola" by Sergio Ricardo. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: record has a piece of tape stuck in the surface on a track by Sonia Lemos – and has trouble on that track. The rest is great!)

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✨✧ John FaheyJohn Fahey Visits Washington DC ... CD
Takoma (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic late 70s album from guitar genius John Fahey – his first after a number of years away from the recording studio – and a real back to basics effort overall! There's none of the "orchestra" trappings of other 70s records – nor some of Fahey's more longer-form ideas – and instead, the tracks focus mostly on his incredible sense of texture and timing on the acoustic guitar – heard to perfectly as he folds his own compositions together with songs by Bill Monroe, Bola Sete, Leo Kottke, and Doc Watson! The whole thing's wonderfully understated – even more so than you'd guess from the cover – and titles include "Silver Bell/Cheyenne", "Ann Arbor/Death By Reputation", "The Discovery Of Syliva Scott", "Guitar Lamnento", "Melody McBad", and "The Grand Finale". CD

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✨✧ Almir RicardiFesta Funk ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set that's definitely the funk festival promised in the title – but one that's also served up in an 80s-styled mode! Almir Ricardi sings in a soulful style, amidst lots of basslines and keyboards set up by Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge – both Brazilian musicians with plenty of background in the groovier side of the spectrum – and who do a great job of setting up Almir in these midtempo electric funk grooves that owe a fair bit to American work by Zapp or Kleeer! The style is great – and an especially cool mix with the Portuguese lyrics – and titles include "Sao Paulo High Society", "Festa Funk", "Super Man", "Pura", "Raca", "Rebola Bola", and "To Parado Na Tua". CD
 
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Galdino De Atalaia & Roque JoseEmboladores – Serie Os Grandes Repentistas Do Nordeste Vol 2 ... CD
MD (Brazil), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Pena Branca do Pandeiro & Geoval SebastiaoEmbolada De Pandeiro – Serie O Melhor Do Repente Nordestino Vol 6 ... CD
RB (Brazil), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Clarke Boland SextetMusic For The Small Hours ... CD
EMI/Rearward (Italy), 1967. Used ... $10.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – a unique small combo session that's even groovier than their famous big band work! The setting is wonderful – Clarke on drums, Boland on piano, and a sextet lineup that includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Joe Harris on percussion – all players who know each other well, and groove together as one amazing unit on the set! The tunes here are lyrical and lively, modal and moving, and still some of the freshest jazz cut on the European scene of the 60s – music that's having a huge impact these days in the club jazz underground. Shihab's flute work is sublime, especially next to Sadi's vibes – and Harris' added percussion gives a number of the cuts a bit of a Latin kick that's totally great! There's a bit of vocals on the set, and titles include "Ebony Samba", "Tin Tin Deo", "Potter's Crossing", "Wives & Lovers", "Ensadinado", "Lorraine", "Day By Day", "Love Hungry", and "Please Don't Leave". CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandAll Smiles ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A hard slammer from the Clarke-Boland Big Band – recorded when the band was burning up the road in Europe, taking great players and audiences in one fell swoop, coming up with some of the strongest straight jazz of their generation! The album features stunning solos all around by an all-star mix of American and European players that includes Benny Bailey, Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Dave Pike, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott – all coming together with incredibly fluidity, yet also breaking out for some massive solos on their own! Arrangements are by Boland – tight, right, and outta site – and titles include "Let's Face The Music & Dance", "High School Cadets", "By Strauss", "Gloria", "Sweet & Lovely", "Get Out Of Town", and "I'm All Smiles". CD
Also available All Smiles (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandAll Smiles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 34.99
A hard slammer from the Clarke-Boland Big Band – recorded when the band was burning up the road in Europe, taking great players and audiences in one fell swoop, coming up with some of the strongest straight jazz of their generation! The album features stunning solos all around by an all-star mix of American and European players that includes Benny Bailey, Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Dave Pike, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott – all coming together with incredibly fluidity, yet also breaking out for some massive solos on their own! Arrangements are by Boland – tight, right, and outta site – and titles include "Let's Face The Music & Dance", "High School Cadets", "By Strauss", "Gloria", "Sweet & Lovely", "Get Out Of Town", and "I'm All Smiles". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available All Smiles ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandEbulient Roaring Screaming Big Band Sound ... LP
MPS, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
U.S. double LP reissue of two great sides of hard swinging, hard grooving jazz by the great Clark-Boland Big Band. This is some of the best European jazz to be recorded in the late 60's, and one of the best ways to hear "lost" geniuses like Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, Jimmy Woode, Shake Keane, and Jimmy Deuchar – not to mention more famous players like Ronnie Scott, Eddie Davis, and Johnny Griffin. Great all the way through, with loads of tight short cuts like "The Turk", "Milkshake", "November Girl", "Peter's Waltz", and "New Box". Big on the international club scene, and big on the south side of Chicago. How can you go wrong? LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and an unglued bottom seam.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandHandle With Care ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1962. Used ... $5.99
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 BandKPM Jazz Conventions ... LP
Trunk (UK), New Copy (reissue)... About May 20, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland Big BandOff Limits ... LP
Rearward (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Easily the hippest of the Clarke-Boland Big Band Records from the classic years – a set of hard grooving tracks that really pushes the envelope of their style! There's a few elements here that are different than usual – such as the presence of electric piano on a few tracks, which creates a very new sound for the group, the presence of some exotic jazz influences (perhaps borrowed from the MPS Jazz Meets The World series), and the use of some edgier compositions on the set, including work by late 60s European free-thinkers, like Eddie Louiss, Albert Mangelsdorff, and John Surman. The reed work is really incredible in this setting – and is handled by Sahib Shihab, Ronnie Scott, Billy Mitchell, and Derek Humble – all of whom seem to blow with inspiration from Surman – using tones that are far more out there than usual. Titles include "Exorcisme", "Sakara", "Our Kind Of Sabi", "Osaka Calling", "Wintersong", and "Astrorama". LP, Vinyl record album
(It's hard to tell from the image, but Rearward packaged it all in a really nice sleeve with a glossy silver metalic finish!)

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Clarke Boland Big BandOpen Door ... LP
Muse, 1967/1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Rare sides by the Clarke Boland ensemble – recorded by Gigi Campi in 1967 in Prague, and licensed to Muse in the mid 70s. The group's at their finest here – with some searing soloists like Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott cutting it hard hard hard throughout. Side one features some CBBB standards – like "Milkshake" and "New Box" – but side 2 features the "All Blues Suite", written by Boland, and a great little trio of tracks that includes "Open Door", "Dia Blues", and "Total Blues". Forget the cliches that "blues" makes you think of, because this is hard wailing modern jazz – with a rich amount of emotion, power, and creativity! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy ... About October 1, 2018
... CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag (with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy (reissue)... About October 1, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Zizi Gaviao e MarrecoEmbolada No Short Apertado ... CD
So (Brazil), 1997. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Pardal & Verde LinsEmboladores – Os Grandes Repentistas Do Nordeste ... CD
MD (Brazil), Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Pardal & Verde LinsEmboladores – Serie Os Grandes Repentistas Do Nordeste ... CD
Pequizeiro Producoes Artisticas (Brazil), Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mark Murphy/Clarke Boland Big BandMidnight Mood ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
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

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Peneira & SonhadorEmboladores – Serie Os Grandes Repentistas Do Nordeste ... CD
Pequizeiro Producoes Artisticas (Brazil), Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandEn Concert – 29 Octobre 1969 ... CD
RTE (France), 1969. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily 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. CD case has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big Band with Carmen McCraeNovember Girl ... CD
Rearward (Italy), 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare gem from the Clarke Boland Big Band – and one of the group's few vocal sessions ever! The album's a really unique one – recorded in the UK in 1970, and featuring singer Carmen McCrae joining the group for a fresh and unusual batch of tracks – most of them originals written for the session! The CBBB is in fine fine form throughout – hard-swinging with an impossibly tight sound, and featuring solo work by Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, and Billy Mitchell. But even more surprising is Carmen – really opening up on the record, thanks to the fresh, new material – and hitting dark moods that perfectly fit the November Girl title of the session! Titles include "Just Give Me Time", "A Handful Of Soul", "Dear Death", "My Kinda World", and "November Girl". CD
(It's hard to tell from the image, but Rearward packaged it all in a really nice case with a glossy silver metalic finish!)

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✨✧ Gitte Haenning/Clarke Boland Big BandGitte Haenning Meets The Clarke-Boland Big Band ... CD
Bureau B (Germany), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the rare few vocal jazz sessions cut by the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band – a highly swinging affair that ranks with the group's best work of the time for MPS! Singer Gitte Haenning was a bit of a pop-styled vocalist at the time – but in the company of the CBBB she really sounds great – coming across with an almost-icy tone that reminds us a bit of the work of Monica Zetterlund, and grooving with a soaring style that swings perfectly alongside the group! As usual, the players in the ensemble are the cream of the crop on both sides of the Atlantic – and include Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, John Surman, Kenny Clarke, Benny Bailey, and Dusko Goykovich – all master musicians who know how to perfectly come together, yet also break out with a sweet solo when they get the space! The whole thing's got a sound that easily matches the CBBB vocal work with Carmen McRae and Mark Murphy – and titles include "I Love The Life I Live", "November Girl", "My Kinda World", "Sack Full Of Dreams", "Go To Hell", and "Marriage Is For Old Folks". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ T RexBolan Boogie (2018 Record Store Day Release) (blue vinyl – with download) ... LP
Fly/Universal (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic collection of key cuts from T Rex – almost all of which were written by the mighty Marc Bolan, who gets his fitting tribute in the title! The package stretches back to the earliest days of the group, and covers most of the best bits from their too-short career – and there's a definite groove to most numbers, in keeping with the "boogie" title! Tracks include "Get It On", "Jeepster", "Raw Ram", "First Heart Mighty Dawn Dart", "King Of The Mountain Cometh", "She Was Born To Be My Unicorn", "Woodland Rock", "Ride A Wild Swan", "Jewel", "Beltrane Walk", and "Dove" – plus their cover of "Summertime Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Chet Baker QuintetConservatorio Cherubini – Complete Concert ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1955/1956. Used 2CD ... $14.99
The complete 1956 Chet Baker performance at the Conservatorio Cherubini in Italy – augmented by a great set of notes and some excellent bonus work from the same time! The core part of the set features a rare Baker performance from his mid 50s European tour – one that features Chet on trumpet (plus a bit of vocals) – working with a quintet that includes Jean Louis Cheautemps on tenor sax, Francy Boland on piano, Eddie De Haas on bass, and the amazing Charles Saudrais on drums. The tunes are long and driving – often with a harder edge than Baker's American work from the time, in a way that really points the way towards some of the more soul-based recordings of the late 50s. The concert is represented by 8 long tracks that take up all of disc 1 and part of disc 2 – titles that include "Cool Blues", "Chekeetah", "This Is Always", "Ray's Idea", "Night In Tunisia", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Stella By Starlight", and "Exitus". Other material on the CD includes 2 tracks with the Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra ("Baker 56" and "Bockhanal"), 2 with vocalist Caterina Valente ("I'll Remember April" and "Every Time We Say Goodbye"), 2 from a 1955 Carnegie Hall date ("Night In Tunisia" and "You Don't Know What Love Is"), and 4 from a 1955 Newport Jazz Festival performance (including "Five Brothers", "Tiny's Blues", and "Walkin".) CD

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Pedro Biker with Kenny Drew & Sahib ShihabSong Is You ... LP
Fontana (Denmark), 1966. Near Mint- ... $48.99
An amazing vocal album from the European scene of the 60s – sung by Pedro Biker with a sound that's a fair bit like Mark Murphy at the time – and which is supported by amazing arrangements from pianist Kenny Drew! The sound here is really bold and strong – often modal and soulfully soaring – with a quality that matches some of the best MPS/Saba vocal sessions of the time, particularly Mark Murphy's classic Midnight Mood. And like that album, there's almost an equal weight here to the soloists in the group – so that Sahib Shihab gets in some great work on alto sax, alongside Allan Botschinsky on flugelhorn and Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet. Drew's arrangements are the real revelation, though – filled with dynamic energy that he wasn't even bringing to his own work this well – and really blending a soulful focus with a freewheeling sense of energy – at a level that reminds us a fair bit of the Clarke Boland Big Band! Titles include "The Song Is You", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Wives & Lovers", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Day In Day Out", "Satin Doll", and "Let's Face The Music & Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Luiz BonfaBrazilian Scene ... CD
Philips/Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... About June 15, 2018
A great little session from Luiz Bonfa – one that features a hip core combo mixed with slightly larger backings – all in a groove that really stands out from other mainstream bossa albums of the 60s! Bonfa's acoustic guitar is set up here with Jerome Richardson on flute, Don Payne on bass, and Helcio Milito on drums – all working in a sound that's lightly touched with occasional bits of strings or woodwinds from Hal Mooney – never too much to over-sweeten the music, and often in ways that underscore the bluer, sadder tones in the music. Bonfa contributed to me great original tunes to the record that really stand out – numbers that include "Avocado", "Moonlight In Rio", "Embolada", "Her Face", "Dream Girl", "Sambalero", and "Zomba" – all of which make the record stand out from other familiar bossa tunes of the time. CD

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Helmut BrandtSpree Coast Jazz ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $24.99 27.98
The baritone sax of German musician Helmut Brandt is at the helm– but the album's equally noteworthy for its strong use of American players Benny Bailey on trumpet, Nat Peck on trombone, and Herb Geller on alto! The concert is one of those wonderful meetings of American and European jazz talents in a large group setting – the kind of mode that cooked up most famously in the Clark Boland Big Band of the 60s – but which also was simmering all over Europe in the decade – as it does here with additional work from Europeans Ack Van Rooyen on trumpet, Stefan Von Dobrzynski on tenor and flute, Gunter Meier on piano, and Siegfried Schmidt on trombone. The tunes are mostly hard-swinging, and exploding with colors – very much in a mid 60s MPS/Saba mode – with a nice balance between individuality and group sound. Titles include "Berlin Calling", "Boris", "Opus C-Moll 794", "Trifi", "Boogie Waltz", and the long "Ferien Suite". LP, Vinyl record album

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Daly-Wilson Big BandLive at the Cellblock ... LP
EMI (Australia), 1970. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The first album from this legendary Australian ensemble – a large group who were maybe that scene's answer to the sound of the Clarke Boland Big Band on MPS! The large lineup features some key players on the Sydney scene, plus work from lesser-knowns too – and the record features great work from Col Nolan on organ and electric piano! Titles include "Kanga", "WD & HO Blues", "Kaleidoscope", "All The Things You Are", "Kings Step Out", and "Hip Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Jazzovy Orchestr Cechoslovenskeho RozhlasuJazz Ze Studia A (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... $7.99
Searing sounds from one of the coolest ensembles working on the Czech scene of the 70s – a group who mix big band modes with sweet electric touches – in a style that's like some of the hipper acts on the MPS label at the time! The approach is very much like a Clark Boland Big Band sound, but with more keyboards – as the group features lots of Fender Rhodes from Karel Ruzicka, plus some electric guitar and bass – alongside strong solos from Laco Deczi and Vaclav Tyfa on trumpets, Svatopluk Kosvanec on trombone, Petr Kral on tenor and soprano sax, and Frantisek Kryka on baritone! The sound is sometimes a bit funky, but mostly more concerned with the flowing colors and tones of the group – a beautiful mix that really comes through strongly, on titles that include "Stare Koreni", "Mhlavo Destivo", "Vychod Slunce", "Tuturilla", and "Ogarske Hry". CD features three unreleased bonus tracks – "Chutovka", "Zlato Pro Tenistu", and "Rytmus Velkomesta". CD

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✨✧ Gloria JonesShare My Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Reel Music, 1973. Used ... $11.99
A heavy heavy set from Gloria Jones – a record that features some killer Paul Riser arrangements that are right up there with the deepest Motown work of the early 70s! Jones' groove is always a bit different than most of her contemporaries – not the usual Motown bag, and really far-reaching for the label – heavy funk one minute, more sophisticated the next – and almost pointing the way towards her later association with T Rex, and Gloria's time in the UK. Riser really pushes himself strongly here – backing Gloria with full strings on some tracks, soaring in the trademark upbeat Riser groove – then dropping into heavier rhythms at other points, with complicated elements that make the album a treasure trove of fresh surprises with each new track! Cuts include "Share My Love", "Oh Baby", "Old Love New Love", "Try Love", "So Tired", "Baby Don't Cha Know", and "Why Can't You Be Mine". CD also features a bonus demo version of "I I Were Your Woman" – and comes with a 16 page booklet, filled with notes, album details, photos, and even a short essay by Rolan Bolan – the son of Gloria Jones and Marc Bolan. CD
(Out of print.)

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KakoPuerto Rican All-Stars Featuring Kako ... LP
Alegre, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A smoking descarga session from the 60s – one of the best albums ever by percussionist Kako! The album explodes with wonderful jazzy playing, and features 4 very long tracks that are stuffed with great solo work on piano and sax – bubbling over in heavy percussive excitement, with the best Latin jam session feel of the 60s! Tracks include "Descarga En Puerto Rico", "Abaniguito", "La Tombola", and "El Pollo" – and the whole thing's stormin' – a must-have album in any book! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeVeruschka (picture disc) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the most haunting Morricone soundtracks ever – and one of the grooviest too! The album's a perfect blend of our two favorite styles of Morricone work – that of the floating female vocal over a gentle groove, and the darker, tenser side of his music. The main "Verushka" theme is one of his most beautiful – a variation of female vocals with a gentle edge, in the tradition of classic soundtracks like La Donna Invisible or Le Photo Proibite. This theme shifts from mood to mood over the course of the LP, occasionally giving way to some more atonal passages and other more jazz-based tunes – more of which are included here than on the original release, thanks to an expanded reissue! Titles include a number of takes on the "Verushka" theme, plus "Astratto", "La Bambola", "Le Fotografie", "La Spiaggia", and "Dopo L'Intervista". LP, Vinyl record album

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Polish Jazz QuartetPolish Jazz Quartet Meets Studio M-2 ... LP
GAD (Poland), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A lost chapter in 60s modern European jazz – recordings made by a very hip quartet, working amidst a larger setting created by Polish Radio! The core group features two key names – pianist Wojciech Karolak and saxophonist Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski – both of whom recorded some excellent albums in the 60s, with work that stands as part of the amazing statement of modern jazz that made Poland one of the hippest global scenes at the time! The work here is similar to those records in spirit – particularly some of Wroblewski's more inventive experiments in arranging – and the efforts by the core quartet are expanded by larger groups of musicians on each track – almost with a vibe that's like the Clarke Boland Big Band style of balancing out a tight core with freewheeling energy from key players. Wroblewski is wonderful – especially on tenor, although he plays some great flute too – and none of these tracks were ever issued commercially at the time. Titles include "Ostinati The Portuguese", "Don't Cry", "Sparks", "Outsideria", "Antiselector", "Lazy Waltz", and "Bats". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this great rhythmic pulse – a way of leaping into a groove that has the piano and bass dancing together wonderfully – often with some cool vibes from Emil Richards, and loads of great reed lines from Bud Shank and Paul Horn! Some tracks feature a small combo, some feature a larger group – and the whole thing is wonderful – with energy that almost rivals the Clarke Boland Big Band with Gigi Campi. Titles include "Be As Children", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Jazz Waltz", "Terrence's Farewell", and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Alan ShorterOrgasm ... CD
Verve, 1968. Used ... $38.99
This is the kind of reissue that floors us! For years, this lost out session by Wayne Shorter's brother Alan was impossibly hard to find – even though it's one of the late 60's best avant jazz recordings. The music is amazing, with an incredible mix of tightly crafted rhythm lines, blended with stark out solos by Shorter and Gato Barbieri. Charlie Haden and Reggie Johnson play bass, and drumming is held down by Muhammad and Rashied Ali. Includes the cuts "Parabola", "Straits Of Blagellan", "Outeroids", and "Orgasm". Simply fantastic, and part of Verve's tightly-limited series – so it may go quickly! CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ T RexElectric Warrior (180 gram pressing) ... LP
A&M/Rhino, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The early 70s glam masterpiece from T Rex – setting the standard for the sounds to come – and pop landmark status aside, it's probably the best album Bolan, Mickey Finn and the group ever cut! On Electric Warrior, T Rex resurrects the primitive spirit of the seediest rock of their predecessors, with a sound that's loud and anthemic. They hide sax, fluegelhorn and classical-styled strings under loud guitars, making this some of prettiest sleaze of the 70s! Classic! Includes the classics "Jeepster", "Bang A Gong (Get It On)", "Life's A Gas", "Monolith", "Planet Queen, "Girl" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Piero Umiliani5 Bambole Per La Luna D'Agosto (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $28.99
One of the greatest soundtracks we've ever heard from Piero Umiliani – an incredibly groovy record from the very first note! The score's got a fantastic mix of groovy scoring, jazzy bits, and cool little vocals – spare organ lines that set the tune on most numbers, stepping basslines to set the rhythms, and scatting lyrics from I Cantori Moderni – a group who make the act of counting to 5 sound incredibly cool! The feel is quite similar to Umiliani's sublime Sweden Heaven & Hell soundtrack (and at one point, you even can hear the guy with the funny voice from "Mah Na Mah Na") – and the music is exactly the kind of wonderful stuff that first got us digging Italian film scores so many years ago. Titles include a few versions of the main theme, plus "Luna Di Piero Agosto", "Bambola Omicida", "Interludio Azzurro", "Cinque Bambole", and "Danza Jazz Moon". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJazz Am Rhein – 1967 to 1968 (6CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1967/1968. New Copy 6CD ... $74.99 107.99
Fantastic work from two different years of this important German Jazz Festival – material that provides a great live complement to some of the best studio jazz recordings of the late 60s European scene – such as those coming from the MPS label, and some of the record companies in Paris and London! The vibe here is mostly straight, but there are plenty of currents of modern, and maybe just a bit of free – and the set's especially great in illustrating the sort of unique groupings and musical moments that can make the jazz festival scene so rewarding! Material from 1967 includes three long tracks by the group of saxophonist Klaus Doldinger with organist Ingfried Hoffmann; a long performance from a big band led by Kurt Edelhagen, with work from trumpeters Shake Keane and Jimmy Deuchar, tenorists Wilton Gaynair and Karl Drewo, and altoist Derek Humble; four tracks by a quartet led by trumpeter Dusko Goykovich, with Bent Jaedig on tenor; two long improvisations from a group that features Manfred Schoof on trumpet, Gerd Dudek on tenor, Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano, and Jaki Liebezeit on drums; one track by a quartet with Ted Curson on trumpet and Nick Bridnola on soprano sax; four long cuts by the Clarke Boland Sextet, with Sahib Shihab on flute and baritone, Ake Persson on trombone, and Idrees Sulieman on trumpet; a sweet large group led by organist Ingfried Hoffmann, and a few other hip cuts too. 1968 features work by a sextet led by bassist Peter Trunk, with Shake Keane on flugelhorn, Jiggs Whigham on trombone, and Rob Pronk on piano; four tracks by the Clarke Boland Big Band, with Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone; two cuts by the twin tenor group of Hank Mobley and Johnny Griffin; a vocal performance by Jon Hendricks with a Clarke Boland group with Johnny Griffin in the lead; twin trombones from the Slide Hampton and Ake Persson Quintet; hip work from the trio of pianist George Gruntz, bassist Henri Texier, and drummer Daniel Humair; a number of tight tracks from the Maynard Ferguson big band, with Pete King on tenor; and two shorter trio tracks from Joachim Kuhn. Like other Be Music titles, the presentation is great – a really well-done box, and big booklet of notes and images. CD

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VariousLanguages Of Tambores – A Spiritual Journey Through The Cultural Heritage Of Drums – Presented By Gabriele Poso ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.98
The drums do plenty of talking here – in a wonderful set that looks at the return of deeper rhythms and percussion to the global house music underground! Just at a point when some pretenders were trying to claim too-strong influences from Cuba, Africa, and other deeper cultures – artists like these came into the fray and reminded us that if you're going to make a musical statement, you better have the sound to back it up – which they did wonderfully, with the kind of creative reworkings of percussive modes that you'll hear on this set! Gabriele Poso did a really wonderful job of choosing the tracks here – a no-nonsense batch of work that will make you throw away every "fake" Afro-remix you've got in your collection. Titles include "Naja" by Guem, "Cafe De Ochun" by Gabriele Poso, "Injection Of Blackness" by Malika B & Dave Hucker, "Polyrhythm Jizm (Lay-Far edit)" by Free Association, "Long Distance Lover" by Babatunde Olatunji, "Tembandumba" by Toto La Momposina, "Drum It Up" by Dudu Tucci, "Coming Home" by Mustapha Tetty Addy, "Ven Francisco" by Silvestre Mendez, "Guiro Elegua" by Bobby Matos, and "Ninu Opon Ori Tiwa (Kiko Navarro re-edit)" by Sola Akingbola. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLet's Get Swinging – Modern Jazz In Belgium 1950 to 1970 ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $21.99
A long-overdue look at the Belgian jazz scene in the postwar years – a nation that always seems to get overlooked next to the more famous jazz musicians that have recorded in Denmark, France, and The Netherlands at the time! Yet the Belgian scene also gave Paris some of its most important players of the 50s – and also helped provide a crossroads for American and other European musicians too – so there's a very lively sense of expression and exploration here – most that are mostly soulful, and in styles that include hardbop and modal – but in ways that share some of the best modern ideas of the Danish greats of the time. The package is way more than just music, too – as the notes are copious, and include images of all the rare records that provided the material – a few you might know, but not as Belgian classics – and lots more that should be very new! The set features both homegrown recordings, and Belgian contributions to other European recordings – and titles include "African Dance" by Jack Sels, "Dark Eyes" by Francy Boland, "Cecilia" by The Clouds, "Witch Of Salem" by Rene Goldstein & His Group, "Work Song" by Jacques Pelzer, "Let's Get Swinging" by The St Tropez Jazz Octet, "Grelots" by Philip Catherine & Robert Pernet, "Bernie's Taste" by Rene Thomas/Bobby Jaspar Quintet, "Ensadinado" by Fats Sadi, "Clarinescapade" by Bobby Jaspar, "Minor Works" by Lucky Thompson & Jack Sels, "Hall's Blues" by The Clouds, "Digging Chick" by Herman Sandy, "Subtroyan Influence" by Jon Eardley, and "Minor 5" by Saxorama & Jack Sels. CD

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonMF Horn 3 ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisJohnny Griffin/Eddie Lockjaw Davis Quintet – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1975 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the boldest, rawest work we've ever heard from tenor giants Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Johnny Griffin – a duo who recorded famously in America in the 60s – then moved their efforts overseas to Europe, where they were both working in the Clarke Boland Big Band! This set's from that generation, and features both reed players sounding incredible – searing and swinging, but with these darker currents that we don't always hear in their music together, but which sometimes recalls Griffin's solo work overseas. The rhythm section is wonderful too – with Tete Montoliu on piano, Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – on long tracks that include "C Jam Blues", "In Walked Bud", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Stomping At The Savoy" – plus "Funky Flute", a very strong tenor workout that doesn't seem to feature any of the instrument in the title. CD

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisJohnny Griffin/Eddie Lockjaw Davis Quintet – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1975 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the boldest, rawest work we've ever heard from tenor giants Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Johnny Griffin – a duo who recorded famously in America in the 60s – then moved their efforts overseas to Europe, where they were both working in the Clarke Boland Big Band! This set's from that generation, and features both reed players sounding incredible – searing and swinging, but with these darker currents that we don't always hear in their music together, but which sometimes recalls Griffin's solo work overseas. The rhythm section is wonderful too – with Tete Montoliu on piano, Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – on long tracks that include "C Jam Blues", "In Walked Bud", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Stomping At The Savoy" – plus "Funky Flute", a very strong tenor workout that doesn't seem to feature any of the instrument in the title. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ T RexT Rex (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest moments ever from Marc Bolan and T Rex – a set that takes all the fantastic ideas they had swimming around in their heads, and focuses them down into some short, tight songs with a hell of a lot of punch! The record's got a mix of full-on fuzz and gentler acoustic moments – a vibe that's a bit like David Bowie on Hunky Dory, but a bit more sinister – and, no surprise, mainman Bowie producer Tony Visconti is at the studio helm – providing perfect direction for the whole project, and adding in just a bit of strings when needed. Bolan's never sounded better – and titles include "The Children Of Rarn", "Childe", "The Visit", "Time Of Love Is Now", "One Inch Rock", "Summer Deep", "Seagull Woman", "Suneye", "The Wizard", and the classic "Ride A Wild Swan". CD

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✨✧ Orquestra ImperialCarnaval So Ano Que Vem ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
A long-awaited release by an incredible Brazilian group – an ensemble made up of some of our favorite contemporary artists from the scene – including the trio of Moreno Veloso, Domenico, and Kassin! The style here is somewhat like work from those three, but also somewhat more traditional too – rooted in warmer, jazzier tones that stretch back to the bossa, and which have some echoes of samba too – all handled with a personal, almost spontaneous feel at times – even though it's clear that the group's put a lot of thought into the way they want their sound to work. Other members of the orchestra include Pedro Sa, Bartolo, Nina Becker, Thalma De Freitas, Bidu Cordeiro, and Wilson Das Neves – and titles include "O Mar E O Ar", "Nao Foi Em Vao", "Erecao", "Jardim De Alah", "Rue De Mes Souvenirs", "Yarusha Djaruba", "Ela Rebola", and "De Um Amor Em Paz". CD
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✨✧ VariousCool Europa – European Progressive Jazz In Germany 1959 to 1963 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic celebration of the 100th release by the Sonorama label – and one that offers up what the label does best – a collection of never-heard jazz recordings from the European scene! The work here isn't collected from other Sonorama reissues, but instead is comprised from tracks that never added up to a full reissue project – but which easily rival all the better-known sounds you'll hear from the French scene of the new wave years, the hip Scandinavian modern scene, or the German scene of 60s MPS/Saba fame! Most numbers are hardbop or modal jazz, and the leaders alone are some of our favorite talents of this generation – players who never fully got their due in the US, but whose music continues to excite us over the decades. Titles include "Blues For Koebes" by Francy Boland, "Gigi's Pad" by Fast Sadi, "Straight No Chaser" by Rolf Ericson, "Tempus Fugit" by Barney Wilen, "Ginger" by Jack Sels, "Psychophysis" by Roland Kovac, "Ole Coltren" by Joki Freund, "Warm Up" by Helmut Brandt, "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" by Attila Zoller, "Inspiration In 6/8" by Hermann Mutschler, "Futurity" by Michael Naura, and "Bag's Groove" by Rolf Kuhn. CD

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✨✧ Helmut BrandtSpree Coast Jazz ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The baritone sax of German musician Helmut Brandt is at the helm– but the album's equally noteworthy for its strong use of American players Benny Bailey on trumpet, Nat Peck on trombone, and Herb Geller on alto! The concert is one of those wonderful meetings of American and European jazz talents in a large group setting – the kind of mode that cooked up most famously in the Clark Boland Big Band of the 60s – but which also was simmering all over Europe in the decade – as it does here with additional work from Europeans Ack Van Rooyen on trumpet, Stefan Von Dobrzynski on tenor and flute, Gunter Meier on piano, and Siegfried Schmidt on trombone. The tunes are mostly hard-swinging, and exploding with colors – very much in a mid 60s MPS/Saba mode – with a nice balance between individuality and group sound. Titles include "Berlin Calling", "Boris", "Opus C-Moll 794", "Trifi", "Boogie Waltz", and the long "Ferien Suite". CD
Also available Spree Coast Jazz ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Oronzo De FilippiOctopus 2 – Favole Per Ogni Eta ... LP
Octopus/Cabiria (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A famous Italian sound library album, and for good reason too – as the set's got an approach that's so unique, we're hard-pressed to compare it to anything else! The music has a really wonderful sense of variety – some groovy numbers, some playful numbers, and a few darker spots here and there – all with a vivid quality that reminds us why we first fell in love with the Italian studio scene so many years ago! Instrumentation is varied from track to track – and even when familiar, as on some of the cuts that feature organ, the performance is unusual – with lots of compelling sounds and tones that really keep things interesting. Titles include "Girotondo", "Giochi D'Infanzia", "Tema Titoli", "Saltellando", "Castello Stregato", "Bambola Triste", "Mercato Arabo", "Albero Di Natale", and "Sogno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 200 copies.)

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✨✧ Pony Poindexter/Frank Rosolino/Fritz Pauer/Art FarExciting Jazz Of The Early 70s – The Unreleased Recordings 1968 to 1978 – Live At The Domicile (4CD set) ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1968/1972/1975/1978. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of unreleased jazz recordings from the overseas scene – the kind of open-ended, freewheeling work that brings together American and European musicians in a style that's similar to some of the best albums on the MPS/Saba label! The first CD in the collection is especially great – as it features a much-needed performance as a leader by the great alto saxophonist Pony Poindexter – a great artist who contributed much to the Count Basie band in the 50s and 60s, but hardly ever got to work on his own! Here, Pony blows beautifully on a set of very long tracks – getting help from the mighty Benny Bailey on trumpet (another player we love in a small group setting!), plus a young Jan Hammer on organ and piano, George Mraz on bass, and Michael Dennert on drums. The set list is nicely different from another live Poindexter album of the time – and titles include "Orfeu Negro Samba", "Moonrider", "How Long", "Jive Samba", and "Bigfoot". Next is the famous west coast team of Frank Rosolino on trombone and Conte Candoli on trumpet – really soaring here in a German live date from 1975, a few short years before Frank's death. The tracks are long, and both players have really opened up their sound – and seem to get extra inspiration from a very cool rhythm trio that features Rob Pronk on piano, Isla Eckinger on bass, and Todd Canedy on drums – on the tracks "Conversation", "Nica's Dream", "All The Things You Are", and "Waltz For Diane". Next up is a more homegrown talent – the great Fritz Pauer, working on both acoustic and electric piano, and getting some great help on bass from Jimmy Woode – who you might know best for his work in the Clarke Boland Big Band. The group here is just a quartet – and also includes Joe Harris on percussion and Erich Bachtraegl on drums – a very rhythmic combo that may well make the 1972 performance one of Pauer's funkiest moments! Titles include "A Walk In The English Garden", "Blues For DS", "Ham Hocks", "Blues For Mr Jones", "Ridin Home", "Now Hear My Meaning", and "Gentle Eyes". Last up is Art Farmer – really soaring on a set of long live tracks recorded in 1978 – with a quartet that features Gerd Francesconi on piano, Gunter Lenz on bass, and Billie Brooks on drums! Art's in great shape here – really opening up with imaginative solos that never lose their energy – on titles that include "Some Time Ago", "Namely You", "Blue Bossa", "Some Other Time", and "I Remember Clifford". CD

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✨✧ Sahib ShihabCompanionship – Jazz Joint Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vogue/Rearward (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Double-length brilliance from the mighty Sahib Shihab – a set that collects a number of killer 60s sessions with members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – all of them great! The small combo work here is amazing – hard-hitting modal jazz that matches, if not tops the best MPS/Saba sounds of the time – all produced to perfection with a really sharp edge, and a cutting approach to jazz that's gone onto inspired countless others in the current scene – including artists on Schema and Ricky-Tick Records, as well as most Japanese club jazz combos! But long before any of those cats started copping his groove, Sahib Shihab had it all totally together – a great ear for his own amazing solos on baritone and flute, and a way of hooking up with players like Francy Boland on piano, Fats Sadi on vibes, Benny Bailey on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. All players here were Shihab's partners in the Clarke Boland Big Band, and they use these small combo sessions to explore some great new ideas – stripped-down groovers that are heavy on rhythm, and really allow full expression from all the players involved. Titles include "Companionship", "Om Mani Padme Hum", "Bohemia After Dark", "Serenata", "Yah Yah Blues", "Balafon", "Talk Some Yak-ee Dak", "The Turk's Bolero", "CT + CB", "Jay Jay", "Stoned Ghosts", "Just Give Me Time", and "Dijdar". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ToquinhoQue Maravilha 1966 to 1974 (A Bossa Do Toquinho/Toquinho/Botequim/Boca Da Noite) (4CD set) ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Four early albums by Toquinho – packaged together here in a single set, and with two bonus tracks too! First up is A Bossa Do Toquinho, from 1966 – an honest to goodness actual bossa nova session from Toquinho – one that's recorded during the 60s, and not one of his bossa-revival styled sets from later years! The Toquinho here is a bit more tender and tentative than in later years – playing acoustic guitar in a setting that evokes the work of Baden Powell or Luiz Bonfa, but with a close-up style that's even more intimate and personal – even at moments when the instrumentation is slightly expanded by organ, flute, or other instrumentation. There's a great sense of melancholy running through the record – almost like Baden Powell on his best European sessions – and although spare, the record has a tremendous sense of power, one that we don't always hear in Toquinho's later work. Titles include "Ole Ola", "Da Me", "Allemande", "Antes E Depois", "Canto De Ossanha", "Zambi", "Valsa De Euridice", and "Triste Amor Que Vai Morrer". 1970's Toquinho is an album done before his famous collaborations with Vincius De Moraes, and with a very different groove! The record features guest appearances by Jorge Ben on two tracks – and much of the record seems to have Toquinho absorbing a bit of Ben's spirit – using lively samba rhythms on some of the best tracks, which creates a groove that's really unexpected – and which makes the album a real standout in his catalog! Toquinho's guitar work is wonderful in the setting – maybe even more compelling in its deftness, and no less full of feeling – and titles include a killer reading of "Que Maravilha", done with Jorge Ben, who also guests on "Carolina Carol Bela" – and other titles include a version of "Bachianinha No 1" with Paulinho Nogueira; a great cover of Ben's "Zana"; and the tracks "Evocacao A Jacob", "Chuva Na Praia De Juqui", "Evocacao De Jacob", "De Ontem Pra Hoje", and "Na Agua Negra Da Lagoa". Botequim is one of the most compelling albums from the early years of Toquinho – a set that was done in collaboration with Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, who co-wrote the songs – in a mode that's much more soaring and spacious than some of Toquinho's other work! Female vocalist Marlene sings lead on about half the tracks, with Toquinho on the others – and there's an ambitious vibe to the album that's almost in territory of Edu Lobo, especially given the brightness of the arrangements. Titles include "Dane Se", "Quem Sabe Mais", "Cancao Do Medo", "Esperando Por Voce", "Quanto Vale Uma Crianca", "Embolada No Carrapato", and "Boboeu Nao Vai Entender". Boca Da Noite is a fantastic album from Toquinho – one of the best that he cut during the 70s! This album's got a much more stripped-down sound than others – with a soulful mix of vocals and spare acoustic guitar that sounds somewhere between the early 70s work of Baden Powell and Terry Callier – and which is way different than the bossa revival work Toquinho cut with Vinicius De Moraes! There's some larger arrangements lurking at the back of most tracks – but these are kept clean, and relatively spare – so that the strongest focus is on Toquinho's voice and guitar. Titles include a sparkling remake of "Asa Branca", done with a spare style that still retains the grandiose quality of the song – plus "Sem Enredo", "Boca Da Noite", "1969, Aeroporto Do Galeo", "Noite Longa", and "Lembrando Josh White". Set also features 2 bonus tracks – "Primavera" and "So Tinha De Ser Com Voce/Vivo Sonhando". CD
 
 
 



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