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Vince Guaraldi & Bola SeteFrom All Sides ... LP
Fantasy, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
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

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Bola SeteAutentico! ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An excellent groover from this great Brazilian guitarist! Sete's in fine form here, definitely more "autentico" than on other albums – and he grooves nicely with a bossa sound, and backing by a good rhythm combo that includes Sebastian Neto on bass and Paulinho on drums! Titles include "Soul Samba", "Consolacao", "Brejeiro", "Baion Blues", and "Coisa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing.)

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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi & Bola SeteLive At El Matador ... LP
Fantasy, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hip little live date from the team of Vince Guaraldi and Bola Sete – one that's a bit heavier on Vince's piano than Bola's guitar – but in a way that's a-OK with us! There's a sweetly gliding sensibility to the whole set – that warm lyricism and subtle soul that Guaraldi always brought to his own 60s gems for Fantasy Records – a style made most famous by his work on the Peanuts cartoons at the time, but which comes off with an even deeper vibe here. There's a bit of rhythm backing behind the players – although that's also somewhat gentle too – and titles include long versions of "Favela" and "More", plus the "Black Orpheus Suite" – and the tracks "El Matador", "I'm A Loser", and "People". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has an ink stamp on back.)
 
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Dizzy GillespieNew Wave ... LP
Philips, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
A lost bossa jazz classic from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded at a time when Lalo Schifrin was working in his combo! The record's got a cool, laidback kind of groove – one that's miles away from Gillespie's earlier bop work, and which shows him opening up his rhythmic conception strongly in the 60s. Rhythms are percolated by the piano of Schifrin, guitar of Bola Sete, bass of Chris White, and some well-chosen added percussion work – and the overall groove is one of the best American takes on the bossa jazz sound of the time, delivered with wonderful horn work from Dizzy on trumpet, Leo Wright on flute and alto, and Charlie Ventura on tenor! Even familiar tunes are transformed by the sound – and titles include "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town", "Careless Love", "Taboo", "One Note Samba", "Pergunte Ao Joao", and "Chega de Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover and label have some tape remnants.)

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Seu JorgeCru (US pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wrasse, 2005. New Copy ... $3.99 16.98
The sound of global soul in the 21st Century – and an amazing set from the soon-to-be legendary Seu Jorge! Jorge's possibly best known for his appearances in films over the past few years – like The Life Aquatic or City Of God – but take it from us, he's one of the greatest living artists working in modern music – and has a sound, sense, and charm that will knock down barriers and boundaries all over the world! Unlike previous efforts, this album's incredibly spare – done in a style that often just features Jorge's vocals next to acoustic guitar, percussion, cavaquinho, and a bit of light keys. But that doesn't mean that the record's a sleeper – because it's got an incredibly full sound – an energy and excitement that pulses from the very first note, and which is carried off almost entirely by Seu Jorge himself! Even on the sparer, mellower tunes, the vocals have a power that's simply tremendous – transcendent of language, and reaching out in this really magical way. Titles include the sublime groover "Tive Razao", plus "Chatterton", "Mania De Peitao", "So Gonca", "Bem Querer", "Bola De Meia", and "Fiore De La Citta". Plus, the US pressing has 2 bonus remixes – "Mania De Peitao (jamais plus jamais mix)" and "Tive Razao (voltair mix)" – both quite nice, and not "dance" at all, but really just extrapolations of the original tunes! CD

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Novos BaianosNovos Baianos (aka Linguagem Do Alunte) ... CD
Continental/Bomba (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.98
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! 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.)

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VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Cumbia ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Cumbia sounds get trippy – as a host of Latin American artists picked up the electric guitar in the 60s, and really helped transform the style with some psychedelic touches! Most of these tracks feature cumbia rhythms at the core, but take the music far from its Colombian roots – through the use of electric guitar, bits of keyboards, and some mighty cool production modes that often emphasize the freakier, fuzzier elements in the songs – often in ways that are as mindblowing as west coast productions of the time! Make no mistake – the groove is at the core, so there's never too much jamming or overindulgence in the instrumentation – but that also makes for songs that are maybe even more compelling because of their tightness, and the way they reach out for an unusual sound or special twist, even while grooving. Titles include "Inca A Delic" by Sonido Gallo Negro, "Perdido En El Espacio" by Juaneco Y Su Combo, "Bola Bola En El Tres" by Los Wembler's De Iquitos, "La Danza Del Mono" by Los Orientales De Paramonga, "Olivdate De Mi" by La Mermelada De Jose L Carballo, "En El Campo" by Grupo Rosado, "No Hay Vuelta Atras" by Bareto, and "Maria Isabel" by Afro Sound. CD

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieNew Wave/On The French Riviera ... CD
Philips/Universal (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
60s cookers from Dizzy Gillespie – back to back on a single CD! New Wave is a lost bossa jazz classic from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded at a time when Lalo Schifrin was working in his combo! The record's got a cool, laidback kind of groove – one that's miles away from Gillespie's earlier bop work, and which shows him opening up his rhythmic conception strongly in the 60s. Rhythms are percolated by the piano of Schifrin, guitar of Bola Sete, bass of Chris White, and some well-chosen added percussion work – and the overall groove is one of the best American takes on the bossa jazz sound of the time, delivered with wonderful horn work from Dizzy on trumpet, Leo Wright on flute and alto, and Charlie Ventura on tenor! Even familiar tunes are transformed by the sound – and titles include "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town", "Careless Love", "Taboo", "One Note Samba", "Pergunte Ao Joao", and "Chega de Saudade". On The French Riviera isn't really French, but actually a killer batch of Latiny tinged tracks from Dizzy & Co – with with great arrangements by Lalo Schifrin! There's a wonderful 10 minute version of "Chega De Saudade", done as "No More Blues" to start it out, and it's got a great loping Latin vibe, in the manner of Dizzy's best sides from the 60s. Lalo's on piano, and the great Leo Wright is on flute and alto, with Tzigane Elek Bacsik on guitar, Chris White on bass, Ruby Collins on drums and Pepitoo Riestria on percussion. Other nice ones include "Long Long Summer", "Desafinado", and "Pau De Arara". A great album, and one not to pass up! CD

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✨✧ Rey Roig Y Su SensacionAqui Llego ... CD
Mericana/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool little combo from pianist Rey Roig – a smaller group who work with the energy of the 60s Latin soul generation, but who come across with a more traditional spirit overall! The shift is key – that tighter 60s element moving back into older Latin modes – as Rey's piano shares the spotlight with twin trumpeters Benny Roman and Herman Gonzalez, bassist Pedro Santiago, percussionists Miguel Angel Cruz and Rafael Santiago, and guitarist Esteban Lanzot on tres – that older instrument that was really making a comeback on the New York scene in the early 70s. Vocals are by the group – more chorus than lead, and nicely in line with the groove – and titles include "Allaca", "Aqui Llego", "La Bola", "Traigo Salsa", "Cali Cose", "Que Lastima", and "Merengue Mezclao". CD
 
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✨✧ Harry ArnoldHarry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Hard swinging big band material from Sweden – featuring the big band of Harry Arnold arranged by Quincy Jones. Quincy had been spending a lot of time in Sweden during the mid 50s – bringing with him a host of great players that would soon become big names on the European scene. Biggest of these is Benny Bailey, who plays some good solos here with a mostly-Swedish group that includes Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberb, Ake Persson, and Bengt-Arne Wallin. The style of the work, and its trans-Atlantic jazz orientation, is a direct precursor of later work by the Clarke-Boland Big Band – of whom Bailey was a big part. Titles all swing nicely, and tracks include "Doodlin", "Room 608", "Quincy's Home Again", "Brief Encounter", and "Meet Benny Bailey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Benny BaileyGrand Slam (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Tremendous work from trumpeter Benny Bailey – a musician who doesn't always get the chance to record as a leader, but one who always blows us away when he does! Benny in this setting is way different than in his work with bigger bands like the Clark/Boland Big Band, or the Quincy Jones orchestra – and instead, he has this way of stepping out strongly, with very individual phrasing – and crafting these really long, expressively soulful solos that he's never get to cut in a large group setting. The vibe here is very similar to Benny's wonderful album with tenorist Billy Mitchell – long tracks with a nice sense of bass at the bottom – and the group features Charlie Rouse on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, Richard Wyands on piano, and Billy Hart on drums. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Reflectory", "Let Me Go", "Thelonious Assault", and "Who's Bossa Now". CD features two bonus alternate takes too! CD

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✨✧ Benny BaileySerenade To A Planet ... LP
Ego (Germany), 1976. Very Good- ... $34.99
One of the greatest jazz records ever! By the time of this 1976 release, trumpeter Benny Bailey had already had quite a history – working with Quincy Jones in his early years, and recording for MPS with the likes of Nathan Davis and the Clark Boland Big Band, as well as some of the best other players in Europe. This set's Benny's masterpiece – a soulful batch of tunes that feels like it was lifted from the catalog of Strata East, but which is played by a quintet that features Europeans Ferdinand Povel on tenor, Joe Haider on piano, and Isla Eckinger on bass – as well as American Kenny Clarke on drums. The vibe is perfect – and the group's harmoniously searching with a strong modal groove on nearly every track. Titles include "Aquarian Moods", "Neptunis", "Little B", and "The Kicker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen, with light waviness and some peeled spots on the back due to seepage. Vinyl plays with some light clicks.)

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Francy BolandBlue Flame/Red Hot/White Heat ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1976. Used 2CD ... $32.99
A trio of amazing records from the legendary Francy Boland – sessions done away from his big band work with Kenny Clarke, and in a groove that breaks nicely from that group's more famous style! The sessions here are still very much in Clarke/Boland Big Band territory – as Francy's working with a large group of familiar players, and is produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi – but the overall sound is quite different too, and features a range of sensitive and sophisticated tones and colors! Boland plays piano, electric piano, and mellophone – and other players include Benny Bailey and Dusko Goykovich on trumpets, Frank Rosolino and Nat Peck on trombones, Fats Sadi on vibes, and some especially great reed work from Ronnie Scott, Tony Coe, and Sahib Shihab – all players with the right balance between ensemble strength and standout solos to really make these tunes sparkle! There's a richness here that's really great – a hint of the driving Clarke/Boland sound, but also a fuller feel too – almost a soundtrack-like depth at points, with shimmering tones that are filled with life and imagination. Some tunes are originals by Boland, mixed in nicely with other jazz standards that are really transformed by his arranging touch. 2CD set features 18 titles in all – including "Clair Obscure", "Yesterdays", "Hopeless", "Dancing In The Dark", "Off The Top Of My Head", "Stella By Starlight", "Daffodils", "East Of The Sun", "Nargileh", "A Gal In Calico", and "The Son Of Sax No End". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great early genius from the Clarke Boland Big Band – proof that Kenny and Francy were onto something great, right from the start! The album really has the group hitting the heights of their MPS years – stretching out way past earlier big band modes, into the hip mix of rhythms and soulful solos that made the ensemble unlike any other group in the 60s – a really groundbreaking approach to their music, delivered by a range of top-shelf players! Arrangements are by Boland, who also plays piano – and other group members include Benny Bailey and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpets, Derek Humble on alto sax, Carl Drewo and Zoot Sims on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax and flute, and Ake Persson on trombone – plus rhythm from the rock-solid duo of Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include the Latin-tinged "Los Bravos", and more great originals by Boland – including "Volutes", "The Styx", "Charon's Ferry", and "Box 703 Washington DC" – plus versions of "Gloria" and "Last Train From Overbrook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandLatin Kaleidoscope (US pressing) ... LP
MPS/Prestige, 1968. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the greatest records ever by this hip jazz ensemble – and one of their most unique! The record has the band grooving hard through two incredible suites of Latin music – Gary McFarland's "Latin Kaleidoscope" and Francy Boland's "Cuban Fever" – each of which takes up a side of the record, both driving the band to new solo heights with a very hip edge! Players include the usual cream of the crop of European jazz residents – like Sahib Shihab, Dusko Goykovich, Jimmy Deuchar, Phil Woods, Tony Coe, and Benny Bailey – and the tracks include "Uno Graso De Areia", "A Rosa Negra", "Olhos Negros", "Cara Bruja", and "Fiebre Cuban". Wonderful all the way through – and always a treasure! One of the shining jewels in the crown of MPS – and a Gilles P classic all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a stained spine with a stained and split top spine.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandVolcano – Nobody Slept Here – Live At Ronnie's ... LP
MPS, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A large group in a small club – the legendary Clarke Boland Big Band, playing at the home turf of one of their key members – tenorist Ronnie Scott! The set features a very legendary performance by the ensemble – a crack lineup that's easily one of the best ever sported by the CBBB – perfectly mixing American rhythms, and a trans-Atlantic lineup of soloists – all tied together with just the sort of rich arrangements that make the group so great! Things groove right from the get-go – thanks to a rhythm lineup that features Kenny Clarke on drums, and Francy Boland on piano – plus bassist Ron Matthewson, sitting in for the usual Jimmy Woode. The horn players really send things off, though – tight trumpets from Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, and Dusko Goykovich; bold trombones from Ake Persson and Nat Peck; and some searing reed lines from Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, Derek Humble on alto, Sahib Shihab on baritone, and Tony Coe on both tenor and clarinet. This album features the full "first set" at Scotts by the group – with titles that include "Volcano", "Griff's Groove", "Now Hear My Meanin", "Box 703 Washington DC", and "Thence We Issued Out Again to See the Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet 70s pressing on MPS/Session from Germany – nice and heavy!)

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Clarke Boland Big Band with Carmen McCraeNovember Girl (Black Lion pressing) ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... $18.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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Clarke Boland Big Band/Mitchell-Ruff DuoJazz Is Universal/After This Message ... CD
Collectables, 1962/1966. Used ... $2.99
One of the killer early albums by the CBBB is paired with a nutty one by the Mitchell-Ruff Duo! Jazz Is Universal is one of the best pre-MPS sides by the Clarke-Boland outfit, and it features a slightly more stripped down version of the group than you'll hear on later records. The swing's still nicely in place, though – and the record features the usual great mix of European and American soloists, like Sahib Shihab, Carl Drewo, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Deuchar, and Benny Bailey. Titles include "Volutes", "The Styx", "Los Bravos", and "Box 703" – all from the highly imaginative pen of Francy Boland! And speaking of imaginative, the strange combo of Dwike Mitchell, pianist, and Willie Ruff, bass & French horn, is joined by Brazilian drummer Helcio Milito (of the Tamba Trio) in this lively set of soulful instrumentals that mix up virtuosity and humor, in a way that's similar to some of the jazzier work by the Young Holt Trio. Titles on that set include "The Prank", "Chou Chou", "Young Soul", and "Improvisation On Solo For Unaccompanied Bass". 15 cuts in all, with over 70 minutes of music – and in a nice package, too! CD

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin QuintetTough Tenors Again N Again ... LP
MPS, 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A smoking twin-tenor session for MPS – one that reunites the mighty talents of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album was done as an offshoot of both players' work for the Clarke Boland Big Band at the time – and the set was not only produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi, but also features a core rhythm trio from that ensemble – Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! Tracks are nice and long, and have a sound that really shows the evolution of both players since their famous recordings of the early 60s – tones that are even more modern and edgey at points, served up with a fire that hasn't died at all – and set loose on rhythms that move past the usual grooves you might have expected from their American sessions together. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Jim Dawg", "Gigi", "When We Were One", and "Again N Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing from 1980 on Pausa.)

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Duke EllingtonLatin American Suite ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A killer album – one of Duke Ellington's best from the later years! The record features excellent writing from Duke – in a Latin mode, obviously, but touched with these incredible orchestrations that bring all sorts of weird twists and turns to the grooves, yet still manage to keep everything swinging nicely! The result is a rare album of brilliance – one that's vaguely similar to the Clarke Boland Big Band's Latin Kaleidoscope album, but with a genius that's all it's own. The album's got all the modernist touches of late Duke – but man, it also swings like a mofo, and with a really groovy sound – and the great Paul Gonsalves brings some wonderful solo work to the entire session. Titles include "Oclupaca", "Chico Cuadradino", "Eque", "The Sleeping Lady & The Giant Who Watches Over Her", and "Brasiliance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Michael Garrick Piano & OrchestraMeteors Close At Hand ... CD
Jazz Academy (UK), 1994. Used 2CD ... $11.99
Recent stuff – but a record that crackles with all the intensity of Garrick's best sessions from the 60s! The famous British modernist fronts a large group that includes largely unknown but excellent players – and the resultant mix of swinging big band and fresh solos reminds us of some of our favorite work by the Clarke-Boland ensemble during the late 60s. The set's filled with great original compositions – many based around literary works, but don't hold that against them! Titles include "Never Mind Your Breeches", "Laughed Out Of Court", "Princess Blue", "Dizzymetrics", "Cuban Missle", "Good Times", and "River Running". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dusko GoykovichLatin Haze ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
The mighty Dusko Goykovich lives again – in a record that may well be one of the best we've heard in many years from the legendary trumpeter! Make no mistake, we love Dusko in all of his many settings – but there's a special sort of magic here that takes us back to the style and charm we loved in Goykovich's first great recordings of the 60s – especially some of his performances with the legendary Clarke Boland Big Band! As with those sides, this one features a larger ensemble – with Big Band RTS – with Goykovich providing most of the solos, and also the full set of songs and arrangements for the record too – which means that the larger ensemble plays in a manner that's very much in keeping with Dusko's legacy. There's a number of Latin currents in the rhythms – which again echo some of Dusko's MPS material – and titles include "Latin Haze", "Sambalero", "In The Sign Of Libra", "Inga", "Quo Vadis Samba", and "Danca Comigo". 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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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 ... $34.99
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 ... LP
Andex, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Gloria JonesVixen/Windstorm (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/RPM (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of overlooked albums from Gloria Jones – the woman who's probably best known for her original version of "Tainted Love", or for her relationship with Marc Bolan – but who's a heck of a great talent on these 70s albums too! Vixen has Jones working with Bolan in the studio, but has a feel that's nicely old school, especially for the time – a vibe that almost hearkens back to 60s Motown with its arrangements and overall presentation, but with some slight 70s touches too. Gloria's vocals really come out strongly with this approach – on titles that include "Stage Coach", "I Ain't Going Nowhere", "High", "Tell Me Now", "Cry Baby", "Get It On (parts 1 & 2)", and a remake of "Tainted Love". Windsong is an excellent set, too – more contemporary, but still mighty nice! Arrangements are by producer Richard Jones, as well as dancefloor maestro Paul Riser – who helps give the record a similar groove to some of his other great 70s work from earlier years – that great soaring vibe that can really push a singer like Gloria forward! The style's not really disco or club – just a fuller, more upbeat approach to soul music that shows Jones stepping nicely into adult modes. The album carries a dedication to her late paramour Marc Boland – and titles include "Hooked On You Baby", "Woman Is A Woman", "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me", "Windstorm", "Bring On The Love", and "Blue Light Microphone". CD also features a bonus track – "Simplicity Blues". CD

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisDedication ... CD
Laser Light, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Thad Jones and Mel Lewis had one of the hippest bands around – and their best work was sort of an American equivalent to the 60s genius of the Clarke-Boland Big Band. On these classic recordings cut for Solid State, the Jones/Lewis group features a host of excellent players – like Billy Harper, Jerome Richardson, Richard Davis, Roland Hanna, Richard Williams, and Richie Kamuca – and the band has a tight, hard rolling format that keeps the rhythm nice and hard, and which lets the better players in the band stretch out on nice solos. Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Central Park North", "Big Dipper", "Groove Merchant", "A Child Is Born", and a nice version of "Jive Samba". 10 cuts in all! CD

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisPresenting Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (original cover) ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the hippest large American ensembles of the late 60s – almost a US equivalent to the groovy sound of the Clark Boland Big Band over in Europe! Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis had already made some great music together on their own – but once they came together in a record like this, they really found a great new direction for their energy – a bold musical force that's strong enough to also encompass the rich talents of players who include Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Joe Farrell on tenor, Jerome Richardson on soprano sax, Richard Williams on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer and Tom McIntosh on trombones, Hank Jones on piano, and Richard Davis on bass! The sound is full, but never overwhelming – and like the Clark Boland group, this one has a great way of breaking open to allow key soloists to have some great space on their own – a modern approach, and one that still never has the band losing its groove. Titles include "ABC Blues", "Mean What You Say", "Three & One", and "Once Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
 
 
 



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