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New Bola SeteGoin' To Rio ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete, and one that has him leading an orchestra through a set of tracks he composed and produced himself. The orchestra gives a beautifully full sound to the record, and is a nice counterpoint to other Sete albums from the time, which could sometimes be a bit snoozy and spare. It's also very cool to see what an expansive musical vision Sete was capable of, especially since most of his earlier records only had him playing with a small group. Tracks include "Goin To Rio", "Dance Of The Jungle", "Walking Giant", "Brazilian Soul", and "Meu Ogum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Bola SeteTour De Force ... LP LP format
Fantasy, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great range of different modes from guitarist Bola Sete – not just bossa-styled groovers, but other tunes that show a deeper, more introspective side of his talents! Bola's not afraid to break away from familiar, mainstream modes here – and given the early 60s date of the record, his sensitivity on quieter numbers is quite groundbreaking – a bit more like work from other players that wouldn't show up until later in the decade. Rhythm is by Fred Schrieber on bass and John Rae on drums, but there's also some moments that are more heavily oriented towards Bola's solo guitar. Titles include "Tour De Force", "Bouree", "A Noite Do Meu Bem", "Samba De Orpheus", "Moon River", and "Asturias". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has small peeled spots on front.)

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New Bola SeteIncomparable Bola Sete ... LP LP format
Fantasy, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A groovy set of bossa and samba-tinged guitar tracks from Bola Sete – recorded in California with a small combo that includes Monte Budwig on bass and Johnnie Rae on percussion. The tracks are shortish and with a slightly folksy quality – filled with the kind of warm expression that Bola had on acoustic guitar, showcased especially on the album's strong original tunes. Titles include "Original Joe's", "Just Another Love", "Be Bossa", "Sarava", "Bolido", and "Lamento De Negro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing.)
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New Dizzy GillespieNew Wave ... LP LP format
Philips, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Original Phillips stereo pressing. Cover has a spot where a sticker was removed.)

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Mike Marshall & Choro FamosoSegunda Vez ... CD CD format
Adventure Music, 2014. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
A second pairing of the mandolin of Mike Marshall with the Brazilian sounds of the Choro Famoso trio – served up with rootsy elements that really link together the cultures of the Americas! The trio have a definite traditional leaning, and features Colin Walker on 7 string guitar, Brian Rice on pandeiro and percussion, and Andy Connell on both sax and clarinet – the latter of which evokes an especially strong choro tradition. And while Marshall's use of mandolin echoes the bandolim work of older choro musicians, there's also some warmer moments that echo Mike's strongly Americanist vision over the years – in ways that make the record way more than just a rehash of older styles. Titles include "Bole Bole", "Bola Preta", "Flores", "Evocacao De Jacob", "Tenebroso", "Paraiso", "Sete Estrelas", and "Queira Me Bem". CD

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New Elis ReginaElis Regina Interpreta Joao Bosco E Aldir Blanc ... LP LP format
Fontana (Brazil), 1970s/1985. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A collection of 12 songs composed by Bosco and Blanc and sung by Elis Regina – lifted from various albums that Elis recorded for Philips during the 70s. The songwriting is excellent, and we dare say that Elis does a better job with the material that Bosco himself! Tracks include "Dois Pra La, Dois Pra Ca", "Cabare", "Caca A Raposa", "Agnus Sei", "Um Por Todos", "Ou Bola Ou Bulica", and "O Cacador De Esmeralda". LP, Vinyl record album

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Emilio SantiagoComigo E Assim/O Canto Crescente/Guerreiro Coracao ... CD CD format
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1977/1979/1980. New Copy 3CD ... $32.99
A trio of wonderful records from Emilio Santiago – all of which capture him at a key point in his career! Comigo E Assim is a classic batch of jazzy soul from Santiago – one of his best – with sweet 70s arrangements by the likes of Joao Donato, Sivuca, Roberto Menescal, and Antonio Adolfo, all of whom craft a slightly funky style that works wonders with Santiago's vocals. If you've ever bought one of his later, sleepier albums, this is the one to start with – as the record's a great batch of tracks that lives up to the notoriety he's had over the past few years with the international groove scene. Titles include "Nega", "Comigo E Assim", "E Hora", "Danca Mineira", "Preconceito", "Te Cuida, Rapaz", "No Balanco Do Trem", and "Quando Chegares". O Canto Crescente is a wonderful gem from Emilio Santiago – soaring and hip all the way through! After some of his earlier funkier work, this may well be the best full album ever cut by Santiago – thanks to some warm jazzy arrangements from the likes of Antonio Adolfo and Meirelles, both of whom really make the set sparkle with a warm electric piano groove! Emilio's vocals are great – soulful and sophisticated at once, perfectly fitting with the light jazzy changes of the tracks, giving them the right dose of honest emotion. Titles include "Rola Bola", "Recado", "Logo Agora", "Caridade", "Bufete E Cascudo", "Trocando Em Muidos", and "Quase Sempre". Guerreiro Coracao captures Emilio Santiago in a sweet live setting – one that really brings out the sharpest crackle in his music! Titles include "Diariamente", "Perdao", "Pela Metade", "Guerreiro Coracao", "De Repente", "Mistura", "Dama Da Noite", "Minhas Madrugadas", and "Anuncio Classificado". CD

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VariousAngola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions, & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 to 1978 (with bonus track) ... CD CD format
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A stunning companion to the first Angola Soundtrack set from Analog Africa – and a record that's filled with tunes that are rhythmically feverish, soulfully sung, and tremendously addictive! The music here is from the period soon after the electric guitar began to make a huge impact on regional African music – and the sharp lines of the instrument are woven into the fabric at a level that's both rhythmic and melodic at the same time – often hypnotically produced with a bit more echo than some of the other instruments, and almost always used with a pulse the really drives the tunes! Yet the sounds are never overindulgent or offbeat for their own needs – and instead have this timeless quality that makes the whole collection immediately appealing, even to ears untrained on any other African sounds – coming across with a vibe that goes far beyond the boundaries of language or nation – just the kind of culture-crossing we've come to love from Analog Africa. Titles include "Avante Juventude" by Os Anjos,"Senhor Doutor" by Quim Manuel O Espirito Santo, "N'Hoca" by Tony Von, "Aagarrem" by Africa Ritmos, "Lemba" by Negoleiros Do Ritmo, "Bazooka" by Carlos Lamartine E Aguias Reias, "Olha O Pica" by Africa Ritmos, "Despedida" by Dimba Diangola, and "Fatimita" by Urbano De Castro – plus the bonus track "Fuguei Na Escola (Para Jogar A Bola)" by Teta Lando. CD
Also available Angola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions, & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 to 1978 ... LP 29.99

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VariousBeginners Guide To African Funk (3CD set) ... CD CD format
Nascente (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $8.99
Way more than just a beginners guide to African Funk – as the set's filled with goodies that go way past the obvious! The package mostly features material from the 70s – and includes a heck of a lot of great music for a very low price – 35 tracks on 3CDs, with a selection that really shows the evolution in understanding of Afro Funk over the past decade or so – thanks to the excellent archival skills of labels like Soundway, Honest Jons, Sterns, and others. The groove stretches out nicely past familiar Fela modes – and titles include "Hot Tears" by The Immortals, "Dissan Na M'Bera" by Super Mama Djombo, "Sey" by Orchestra Baobab, "Ole" by The Funkees, "Odofo" by Et Mensah, "Lanseny" by Rail Band, "Nyo" by Balla Et Ses Balladins, "Afro Baby" by Stephen Osifa Amae Chi, "Lagos Sisi" by Bola Johnson, "Yegelle Tezeta" by Mulatu Astatke, "Taximen" by Amadou Balake, "So I Si Sa" by Super Boiro Band, and "Igede" by Celestine Ukwu. CD

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 3 – Sweet Times – Afro Funk, Highlife, & Juju From 70s Lagos ... CD CD format
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Sweet Times, indeed – Strut Records returns for another truly great volume in their Nigeria 70 series – this one covering the highlife, juju and Afro Funk music of Lagos in the 1970s – stellar material that has never been issued outside of Nigeria before now! There's a pretty diverse cross section of the sounds coming from the region at the time – from upbeat funky Afro Soul to psych-infused guitar and percussion jams, jazzier instrumentation and impassioned vocals – most crucially, fusions of jazz, funk, soul, juju and highlife. Wonderful, wonderful material that stands proudly with the other great entries in the series. Includes "Life" by Moneyman And The Super 5 International, ""Ire" by The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, "Unity In Africa" by Eji Oyewole, "Idegbani" by Zeal Onyia & His Music, "Viva Disco (Instrumental)" by Tunde Mabadu, "E Ma S'Eka" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats, "Ajoyio" by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers and more. CD

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VariousNigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD CD format
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $10.99 19.98
Essential work from the African scene of the 70s – a collection of tracks that goes way beyond the more familiar grooves of Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango! The set may well be the deepest so far we've heard from the always-amazing Soundway Records – a package that digs into a wealth of under-heard music from early 70s Nigeria, all of it beyond simple stylistic definitions and overplayed world music cliches! Many of the grooves here are wonderfully unique – odd fusions of styles that include highlife, jazz, soul, Afrobeat, and other regional influences – sifted and shaken together, and spilled out in the studio with a really fresh sort of feel. Rhythms are at the core of most numbers here, but even those are often unfamiliar – skittish, soulful, and often somewhat playful – and the other instrumentation on the tracks is great too, and often resonates with some of the odd sounds and tunings we love in work on the Ethiopiques series. 2CD set features 26 tracks that include "Okwuke Na Nchekwube" by Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National, "Nekwaha Semi Colon" by The Semi Colon, "Osalobua Rekpama" by Sir Victor Owaifo & His Melody Maestros, "Onwu Ama Dike" by St Augustine & His Rovers Dance Band, "Feso Jaiye" by The Sahara All Stars Of Jos, "To Whom It May Concern" by Tunji Oyelana & The Benders, "Akula Owu Onyeara" by The Funkees, "Koma Mosi" by The Harbours Band, "Belema" by Opotopo, "Asiko Mi Ni" by Nigerian Police Force Band, "Alabeke" by Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Blak Sound" by Leo Fadaka & The Heroes, "Arraino" by Popular Cooper & His All Beats Band, "Ugali" by Tony Benson Sextet, "Akpaisong" by Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Allstars, "Eguae Oba" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7, "Torri Wowo" by Godwin Ezike & The Ambassadors, "Buroda Mase" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats, "I Want A Break Thru" by The Hykkers, and "Eguae Oba" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7. CD

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New MPB4Canto Dos Homens ... LP LP format
Philips (Brazil), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great 70s album by this landmark Brazilian vocal group – recorded with a smooth electric feel that works well for their sweet harmonies. The album features songs by Joao Bosco, Livan Lins, Chico Buarque, and Edu Lobo – and the overall sound is different than their 60s work, but great in many different ways. It's because of groups like this that Brazil was able to hang onto a harmony sound long after American groups of the 60s had faded away – and if you dig the Brazilian harmony work of the 70s, you'll like this one a lot. Titles include "O Ronco Da Cuica", "Corrente", "Canto Dos Homens", "Aparecida", "Moreno", "Bola Ou Bulica", and "Negro, Negro". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousBrazilian Wave ... LP LP format
Verve (France), 1960s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool 2LP set of tracks from the legendary bossa nova years at Verve! The set was put together by French Polygram, and includes a huge bunch of stuff that we almost never find on vinyl anymore. Includes "If You Went Away", "It's Time To Sing", and "The Answer" by Marcos Valle; "Bossa Nova Cha Cha", "Ihla De Coral", and "Tristeza" by Luiz Bonfa; "Vivo Sonhando", "Reza", and "Mas Que Nada" by Luiz Henrique; "Soul Samba" by Bola Sete; "The Sea Is My Soul", "Berimbau", and "Dindi" by Astrud Gilberto; and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousNigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD CD format
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A second volume from one of our favorite compilation series of 70s African music ever – Nigeria Special Volume 2 from the rare Afrobeat treasure diggers at Soundway Records! This deeper delve into the well of hard-to-find early to mid 70s material sticks is just as wonderful – chronicling rare singles, A-sides and B-sides, as well as lesser known album tracks that wonderful fuse styles of African funk, soul & jazz, highlife and more. Heavy rhythms and passionate sounds galore, from the first half dozen years of the decade in this second, and purportedly final installment of the flagship Nigerian Special series! It's very exciting that researcher and compiler Miles Cleret puts together compilations of such top caliber material, on a level that it's mindboggling that so much has languished largely unheard for so many years! 19 tracks : "Psychedelic Baby" by Fubura Sekibo, "Shango Oba Onina" by Black's Zenith, "Omohupa" by The Otarus, "The Lord's Prayer"m by The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, "Jeka Subu" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats", "Motako" by Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices Of Darkness and more. CD
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Marc BolanBeginning Of Doves (Japanese pressing) ... CD CD format
Marc On Wax (Japan), 1974. Used ... $19.99
(Out of print.)

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Marc BolanEarly Singles 1964 to 1968 (6CD single box set) ... CD CD format
Earmark/Get Back (Italy), Mid 60s. Used 6CD singles ... $9.99

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Marc Bolan & T RexZinc Alloy & The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP LP format
Fat Possum, New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 15.99
Here's where it started getting weird for Bolan & T Rex – with strange bits of soul and other elements in the shiny, spacey veneer! Includes "Venus Loon", "Sound Pit", "Galaxy", "Change", "Teenage Dream", "Interstellar Soul", "The Meathawk Immaculate", "Nameless Wildness", "Liquid Gang", "The Leopards Featuring Gerdenia & The Mighty Slug" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with code for digital download.)

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Chrome HillCountry Of Lost Borders ... CD CD format
Bolage (Norway), 2014. Used ... $4.99

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Clarke Boland SextetCalypso Blues ... CD CD format
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. Used ... $18.99
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on percussion, and Jimmy Woode on bass – plus Clarke and Boland on drums and piano, respectively – a wonderful group that has an incredible sense of rhythm, and comes up with loads of wonderful modal numbers throughout! The vibe is wonderful – and the collection's a great look at this unusual combo – filled with fire and soul – and proof that in the jazz world, at least, great things can happen when global boundaries are crossed. Titles include "Con Alma", "Invitation", "Sconsolato", "Lilemor", "Just Give Me Time", "Love Hungry", "Ensadinado", and "Man From Potter's Crossing". CD
(Out of print. Includes original slip case.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandFrancy Boland & Kenny Clarke Famous Orchestra ... LP LP format
Supraphon (Czech Republic), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $44.99
A rare gem if you dig the Clarke Boland Big Band – a Czech recording from the late 60s, right during their MPS prime – and from what we can tell, this material wasn't issued on other albums! Soloists include Jimmy Deuchar, Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, and Shake Keane on trumpets; Sahib Shihab on baritone, Ronnie Scott and Johnny Griffin on tenors, and Derek Humble on alto – and titles include "Funiculi Funicula", "Greensleeves", "Sabbath Message", "Old Stuff", "Tarantas Drive", "Sunday At Ten", and "Nights In Warsaw". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland Big BandHandle With Care ... CD CD format
Atlantic/Koch, 1962. Used ... $11.99
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 Band/Mitchell-Ruff DuoJazz Is Universal/After This Message ... CD CD format
Collectables, 1962/1966. Used ... $6.99
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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Vanessa Da MataSegue O Som ... CD CD format
Sony (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Really wonderful work from Vanessa Da Mata – a Brazilian singer who just seems to get better and better over the years! The set features sublime production from guitarist Liminha and bassist Kassin – the latter of whom always has this amazing way of folding things together, so that complicated elements come off with effortless ease – really making for a complexity in the music, but one that's quite subtle too. Vanessa's up front, letting her incredible voice really soar out over the top of the tunes – while Kassin and Liminha keep things very fresh from an instrumental perspective. Titles include "Segue O Som", "Homem Preto", "Por Onde Ando Tenho Voce", "My Grandmother Told Me", "Rebola Nega", "Um Sorriso Entre Nos Dois", and "Nao Sei Dizer Adeus". CD

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Karl Drewo & Francy BolandClap Hands Here Comes Charlie ... CD CD format
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s/1999. Used ... $9.99
An excellent album of groovy jazz from the European scene of the mid 60s – and one that pairs the talents of the great (and nearly forgotten) Austrian tenor player Karl Drewo with the groovy small band of the legendary pianist Francy Boland! Although he hails from Vienna, Drewo's tone is nice and deep, with a heavy cutting tenor sound that's right up there with American giants like Johnny Griffin or Eddie Lockjaw Davis. He's playing here with a tight hardbop septet, fronted by Francy Boland, and featuring a unique 3-piece trombone section for the rhythm parts. Most of the solos are Drewos', and his tenor cuts nice and deep through the arrangements of the band as they groove with a good solid sound. Titles include "JLK", "Young Bucks", "Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie", "Limehouse Blues", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" and "Foot Pattin". Nice cover, too! CD

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Roy Etzel with Gert WildenWhat's New Mr Trumpet/Hello Mr Trumpet ... CD CD format
Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of pop instrumental albums from trumpeter Roy Etzel – back to back on a single CD! What's New Mr Trumpet has Roy really running through a heck of a lot of tunes – 28 numbers in all, most under the two minute mark – all done as breezy grooves with backings from the great Gert Wilden, and Roy's lively trumpet lines over the top! Etzel's got a style that's clean, but still surprisingly soulful – a nice mix for the care that Wilden brings into the arrangements – and the short tunes are divided up into different medleys – with titles like "Slop Medley", "Slow Beat Medley", "Fast Beat Medley", and "Happy Beat Medley". Hello Mr Trumpet has Roy Etzel really sparkling on trumpet over some great German easy backings from Gert Wilden – larger group arrangements that often have this cool little Hammond bubbling down in the mix, in a style that's similar to Ingfried Hoffman on his groovy German recordings of the time. Roy's trumpet has a sense of compression borrowed from Herb Alpert, but a bit more flair too – and titles include "Never Grow Old", "Love Is Blue", "Those Were The Days", "Wherever You Are", "Two Happy Muchachos", and "La Bambola". CD

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Maynard FergusonMaynard Ferguson 1969 ... LP LP format
Prestige/MPS, 1969. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A US first issue of the album that was originally recorded for MPS, under the name Trumpet Rhapsody. The hard wailing trumpet of Maynard Ferguson gets a perfect showcase on this obscure MPS session from the late 60s! Maynard's playing in front of a larger European orchestra conducted by Rolf Hans Muller – with a style that's similar to some of the other MPS big bands, like Clarke-Boland, or that of Gustav Brom. Maynard's solos are pretty standard – but the band's pretty nice, and there's a great sax player somewhere there in the mix! Titles include a great reading of Slide Hampton's "Got The Spirit", plus the tracks "Knarf", "Ole", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Raymond FolJazz In Paris – Les 4 Saisons ... CD CD format
Universal (France), 1965. New Copy ... $11.99
This is a fantastic album! French pianist Raymond Fol leads a group that includes American and European players of the Clarke-Boland Big Band mode, like Johnny Griffin, Jimmy Woode, and Fats Sadi, plus American Art Taylor on drums – and he's come up with a swinging take on Vivaldi's Four Seasons that's one of the hippest French jazz sides we've heard from the 60s! Forget the source of the material, because Fol lets the players really go loose on the solos – which means you'll hear great vibes from Sadi, searing tenor from Griffin, and some excellent work on piano and celeste from Fol himself, all set to tight rhythm accompaniment that makes the tracks swing harder than you'd ever expect. A real treat, kind of a swinging jazz suite, ala the best MPS work of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! CD

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Stan Getz/Clarke Boland Big BandChange Of Scenes ... CD CD format
Verve, 1971. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic rare album cut by Stan Getz in Europe! The session features Getz as the main soloist with the Clarke-Boland Big Band, and the overall sound is an incredible chapter in both the career of Getz and the CBBB. Given that most of the CBBB's soloists had a sharp angular sound, Getz's softer tenor approach is a real change for the group, and it's wonderful to hear the way that he floats around their driving arrangements – never getting lost in the mix, and instead adding whole new ranges of tones and color to their trademark sound. The set features 6 original compositions – including "Extravagances", "Escarmouches", "Provocations", and "Touchstone" – and it's packaged in a very nice fold-out cover! CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny GriffinNight Lady ... LP LP format
EmArcy, 1964. Very Good- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has half split seams, ring & edge wear, some splash stains on front, and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Johnny GriffinNight Lady (Japanese pressing) ... CD CD format
Philips (Japan), 1964. Used ... $12.99
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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Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones & Mel Lewis Live At The Village Vanguard (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Solid State/Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $6.99
One of the first albums in a long line of successes from the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – recorded live in their home turf at the Village Vanguard! The group at this point was a freshly-created outfit filled with some of the best large group jazz soloists of the time – players that included Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Richard Williams, and Bob Brookmeyer – not to mention Jones and Lewis themselves! The style here is very much in the mode that the Clarke Boland Band was crafting in Europe during the same period – a redefinition of the larger jazz group, in a way that allowed it to swing with the dynamic energy and soul of some of the smaller combos of the 60s. And while the Jones/Lewis group had many years over which to hone their craft, they've never sounded better than on these initial recordings – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Samba Con Getchu", "A That's Freedom", "Bachafillen", and "Little Pixie". CD features 3 bonus tracks too – "Lover Man", "The Second Race", and "Quietude". CD
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Roland KovacTrip To The Mars ... CD CD format
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
Don't blame us for the bad syntax in the title – just thank us for carrying such groovy record! The album's a hi-fi space jazz spectacular – featuring some of Eruope's hippest players of the 60s, all coming together under the leadership of Roland Kovac, who composed and arranged this 17-part suite about an imaginary trip to the Red Planet! Instrumentation includes vibes, tenor, alto, percussion, piano, and trombone – and players include Jimmy Deuchar, Derek Humble, Jimmy Pratt, Charles Drewo, and Stuff Combe. The music is a mixture of Clarke-Boland jamming and American bachelor-pad oddities – and the "trip to Mars" has more the feel of a swinging crime show than it does a rocket ride, but we can forgive them for that because it sounds so great! Titles include "Sound Barrier", "Service 1", "The Green Star", "Munich On The Mars", "Power Start", "Blue Dance", and "Mooncrater". CD

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Ira Kris GroupJazzanova ... CD CD format
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the best lost MPS albums from the classic years – and a very tasty batch of jazzy Brazilian grooves! Guitarist Ira Kris leads a groovy little combo that includes 2 guitars, flute, bass, and drums – and the group runs through a tight set of bossa groovers with a breezy jazzy sound. Highlights include some great versions of "Canto De Ossanha", "Reza", and "Casa Forte" – but the album also has some nice originals like "Inside My Head" and "Juanito". The sound's a bit like a Baden Powell album, but it's a lot more lively – especially since there's 2 guitars jumping around in the mix. Plus, the bassist is the great Jimmy Woode (from the Clark Boland Big Band), and he gives the record a nice soulful bottom sound – more depth than you might expect from the usual bossa jazz record of this nature. CD

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New Ennio MorriconeVeruschka ... LP LP format
Right Tempo (Italy), 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99
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 job by Right Tempo! In fact, the whole thing's bubbling over with great music – one of the best Morricone reissues we've ever stocked – done with great sound and a huge array of extra tracks! Titles include a number of takes on the "Verushka" theme, plus "Astratto", "La Bambola", "Le Fotografie", "Magia", "La Spiaggia", and "Dopo L'Intervista". LP, Vinyl record album