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Paul Winter, Bola Sete, Vince GuaraldiJazz Casual ... CD
Koch, 1963. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bola SeteGoin' To Rio ... LP
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 light wear & a tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Bola Sete (aka Djalma De Andrade)Ocean Memories ... CD
Samba Moon, 1972. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful batch of solo guitar recordings from Bola Sete – originally recorded at Fantasy studios, and first issued as the album Ocean on the Takoma label in 1975. This CD adds in a nice batch of 9 outtakes from the session, to create a whopping double CD set of 19 tracks, which is one of the best-ever chances you'll get to hear Bola Sete's solo guitar work. Sete's style had really matured by this point, and the CD is warmly introspective, and extremely beautiful. Titles include "Ocean Waves", "Guitar Lamento", "Let Go", "Xengo Xengo Xerengo", and "O Astronauto". CD
 
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Hermes AquinoDecencontro De Primavera ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
The only album we've ever seen by Hermes Aquino – a mid 70s singer/songwriter from Brazil, of the same post-bossa generation as Lo Borges and Milton Nascimento! Like those bigger names, Hermes works here in a style that's both personal and more wide-ranging – great songs helped along by backings that bring in a bit of jazz at some points, other acoustic instrumentation at others – all fused nicely with a subtle electric glide. Arrangements are by Wilson Mauro, who does a great job of lifting the songs up to the right level – and titles include "Cuidado", "Nuvem Passageira", "Longas Conversas", "Cavaleiro Do Sul", "2010", "Bola Louca E Colorida", and "Desencontro Da Primavera". CD

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Dizzy GillespieNew Wave ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1962. Used ... $18.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
One of the all time great ones! This mad bit of music was composed for the film by Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and it's a crazy mix of batucada, samba, and a bit of bossa nova. The soundtrack takes all of the musical bits, and it mixes them up into an insane collage of sound effects, speaking, and music. It sounds incredible, and it's even more spooky than the movie. With loads of classics that you'll recognize – but done in a crazy crazy way – like "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval". Plus, this CD also includes a 13-minute medley of tracks from the score, performed by Bola Sete at the 1966 Monterey Jazz Fest! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Black Orpheus – Original Soundtrack (Fontana pressing) ... LP 14.99

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... $5.99 19.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching influence of Fela! A few tunes are solid takes of the Nigerian funk groove proper – but others carry the sound into cumbia, steel band and western funk styles – all of it exciting, hugely passionate and floor-shaking! The CD version is bound in a mini-hardcover book like package – with nice notes on Fela himself and the the influence he had on the material herein by Stones Throw/Now Again honcho Egon – and tracks include "Shacalao" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Woman Pin Down" by Dan Snatch And His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Never Trust A Woman" by Bola Johnson, "Black Man's Cry" by Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, "Egbi/Black Man's Cry (Medley)" by Lever Brothers Gay Flamingos, "Comencemos" by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, "Up Side Down" by Daktaris, "Lullaby For Lagos" by Whitefield Brothers and more. CD

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 3 – Sweet Times – Afro Funk, Highlife, & Juju From 70s Lagos ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s. Used ... $9.99
Sweet Times, indeed – Strut Records returns for another truly great volume in their Nigeria 70 series – this one covering the highlife, juju and Afro Funk music of Lagos in the 1970s – stellar material that has never been issued outside of Nigeria before now! There's a pretty diverse cross section of the sounds coming from the region at the time – from upbeat funky Afro Soul to psych-infused guitar and percussion jams, jazzier instrumentation and impassioned vocals – most crucially, fusions of jazz, funk, soul, juju and highlife. Wonderful, wonderful material that stands proudly with the other great entries in the series. Includes "Life" by Moneyman And The Super 5 International, ""Ire" by The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, "Unity In Africa" by Eji Oyewole, "Idegbani" by Zeal Onyia & His Music, "Viva Disco (Instrumental)" by Tunde Mabadu, "E Ma S'Eka" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats, "Ajoyio" by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Mike Marshall & Choro FamosoSegunda Vez ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second pairing of the mandolin of Mike Marshall with the Brazilian sounds of the Choro Famoso trio – served up with rootsy elements that really link together the cultures of the Americas! The trio have a definite traditional leaning, and features Colin Walker on 7 string guitar, Brian Rice on pandeiro and percussion, and Andy Connell on both sax and clarinet – the latter of which evokes an especially strong choro tradition. And while Marshall's use of mandolin echoes the bandolim work of older choro musicians, there's also some warmer moments that echo Mike's strongly Americanist vision over the years – in ways that make the record way more than just a rehash of older styles. Titles include "Bole Bole", "Bola Preta", "Flores", "Evocacao De Jacob", "Tenebroso", "Paraiso", "Sete Estrelas", and "Queira Me Bem". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousBeginners Guide To African Funk (3CD set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNigeria 70 – Lagos Jump – Original Heavyweight Afrobeat Highlife & Afro Funk ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer follow-up to the earlier Nigeria 70 compilation on Strut Records – a second set that digs even deeper than before, and one that shows a huge range of Nigerian grooves from the 70s! The styles here go way beyond familiar Afro Funk – and the rhythms here are often quite complicated – rootsy at times, modern at others – and served up in a blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation that dances together wonderfully! Most numbers have vocals, but those are often delivered as rhythmically as the instrumentation – and the package is filled with under-reissued gems that make the package an essential addition to any collection of global grooves. As with other sets on the newly-revived Strut label, there's full notes on the music and track-by-track details – all supporting a set list of 16 titles that includes "Everybody Likes Something Good" by Ify Jerry Krusade, "Yabis" by Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars, "Onyame" by Ashanti Afrika Jah, "Ezuku Buzo" by Bola Johnson & His Eazy Life Top Beats, "African Dialects" by Peter King, "You Are My Heart" by Rex Williams, "Hot Tears" by The Immortals, "Dododo (Ekassa No 1)" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestros, "Happy Survival" by Ifeanyi Eddie Okwedy & His Maymores Dance Band, "Tug Of War" by The Faces, "Ire Africa" by Chief Checker, and "Eddie Quansa" by Peacocks Guitar Band. CD
(Out of print.)

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

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

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✨✧ VariousNigeria 70 Vol 3 – Sweet Times –Afro Funk, Highlife, & Juju From 70s Lagos (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet Times, indeed – Strut Records returns for another truly great volume in their Nigeria 70 series – this one covering the highlife, juju and Afro Funk music of Lagos in the 1970s – stellar material that has never been issued outside of Nigeria before now! There's a pretty diverse cross section of the sounds coming from the region at the time – from upbeat funky Afro Soul to psych-infused guitar and percussion jams, jazzier instrumentation and impassioned vocals – most crucially, fusions of jazz, funk, soul, juju and highlife. Wonderful, wonderful material that stands proudly with the other great entries in the series. Includes "Life" by Moneyman And The Super 5 International, ""Ire" by The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, "Unity In Africa" by Eji Oyewole, "Idegbani" by Zeal Onyia & His Music, "Viva Disco (Instrumental)" by Tunde Mabadu, "E Ma S'Eka" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats, "Ajoyio" by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD version of the entire album!)
Also available Nigeria 70 Vol 3 – Sweet Times – Afro Funk, Highlife, & Juju From 70s Lagos ... CD 9.99
 
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Marc Bolan & T RexBilly Super Duper (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Marc On Wax, 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing on Ariola.)

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Clarke Boland SextetCalypso Blues ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on percussion, and Jimmy Woode on bass – plus Clarke and Boland on drums and piano, respectively – a wonderful group that has an incredible sense of rhythm, and comes up with loads of wonderful modal numbers throughout! The vibe is wonderful – and the collection's a great look at this unusual combo – filled with fire and soul – and proof that in the jazz world, at least, great things can happen when global boundaries are crossed. Titles include "Con Alma", "Invitation", "Sconsolato", "Lilemor", "Just Give Me Time", "Love Hungry", "Ensadinado", and "Man From Potter's Crossing". CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandNow Hear Our Meanin' ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the best-selling albums ever recorded by the Clark-Boland Big Band – a set of hard-searing tracks played by an all star group, capturing the ensemble at its finest! The album's got a few nicely open-ended tracks that really let the soloists take flight – and players include Ronnie Scott, Sahib Shihab, Billy Mitchell, Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Jimmy Deuchar, Ake Person, and Jimmy Woode. Incldues the best-named track in the band's career, "I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking", plus "Night Lady", "A Ball For Othello", "Sabbath Message", and "Now Hear My Meanin'". Lots of nice writing by Francy Boland, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(360 stereo pressing. Cover has a Special Archives Series sticker.)

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

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

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T RexBolan Boogie ... LP
Fly (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousCha Cha De Amor – Ultra Lounge Vol 9 – From Mamboland To Bossa Novaville ... CD
Ultra Lounge/Capitol, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Marc BolanReturn Of Electric Warrior EP – Sing Me A Song/Endless Sleep/Lilac Hand Of Menthol Dan ... 7-inch
Rarn (UK), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Marc BolanDance In The Midnight ... LP
Marc On Wax (UK), 1983. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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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+ ... $79.99
One of the greatest jazz records ever! By the time of this 1976 release, trumpeter Benny Bailey had already had quite a history – working with Quincy Jones in his early years, and recording for MPS with the likes of Nathan Davis and the Clark Boland Big Band, as well as some of the best other players in Europe. This set's Benny's masterpiece – a soulful batch of tunes that feels like it was lifted from the catalog of Strata East, but which is played by a quintet that features Europeans Ferdinand Povel on tenor, Joe Haider on piano, and Isla Eckinger on bass – as well as American Kenny Clarke on drums. The vibe is perfect – and the group's harmoniously searching with a strong modal groove on nearly every track. Titles include "Aquarian Moods", "Neptunis", "Little B", and "The Kicker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and two slightly-bumped corners – but this is still a very nice copy.)

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Boy's Big BandReturn – Live Recordings 1965 to 1966 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic group from the Dutch scene of the 60s – one that's crucially overlooked, but has the same rich sound as the Clark Boland Big Band of the time – and which also features great guest solo work from American trumpeters Benny Bailey and Ted Curson! The CD brings together live material from three different performances in 1965 – and the quality here rivals the best MPS/Saba large ensemble albums of the period – ultra-hip arrangements that really bring in complex tones and colors, while the group also grooves with lots of modern elements in the rhythms – with long tracks than enough space for soloists to really stretch out on their own. In addition to Bailey and Curson, who each appear on two tracks apiece, the group also includes work by Theo Loevendie on soprano and alto, Harry Verbecke and Toon Van Vliet on tenor, Piet Noordijk on alo, Erik Van Lier on bass trombone, Cees Small on trumpet, Rudy Bosch and Marcel Thielemans on trombone, and Cees Slinger on piano – and rhythm is by either Jacques Schols or Dick Van Der Capellen on bass, and John Engels on drums. The group is led by Boy Edgar – hence their unusual name – and titles include "Blue Boy", "Finch Eye", "Play The Game Now", "Now", "Return", "Blues Minor", and "Solitude". CD

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

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Gustav Brom OrchesterMissa Jazz ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $36.99
A beautiful session of tracks recorded for MPS by the legendary Czechoslovakian bandleader Gustav Brom! Brom's always been one of the grooviest of the eastern block jazz artists, and this obscure session features him leading a great group, filled with highly skilled, yet little-known, jazz players. The whole album's an extended piece called "Missa Jazz", written with an attempt to bridge a relationship between jazz and the church – but forget about that whole premise, because you'll hardly hear it in the music. And don't worry about this being some over-religious album filled with voices or choirs, because it's a hard-swinging batch of big band jazz – with great breakway solos, and a stunning overall conception that fits in with the MPS tradition that includes the Clarke-Boland Big Band, or the work of Erwin Lehn. If anything, the record shows how glorious jazz can be when it's played well! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and heavy!)

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Tony CoeCoe-Existence ... CD
Whatmusic (UK), 1978. Used ... $15.99
A brilliantly crisp jazz album from British saxophonist Tony Coe – a lost 1978 session recorded for the tiny Lee Lambert label, and one of Coe's best of the decade! The format is straight and simple – a quartet with piano, bass, and drums, plus some occasional added percussion – and Coe blows on both tenor and soprano, with a fresh, tight line that recalls some of his brilliant solo work for the Clarke Boland Big Band in earlier years. Tracks have a nice relaxed feel, one that complements Coe's sharp tone nicely – and titles include "Voce", "Killer Joe", "Rio Vermelho", "Lover Man", and "Lee Thompson's Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Oronzo De FilippiOctopus 2 – Favole Per Ogni Eta ... LP
Octopus/Cabiria (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
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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Carl DrewoEuropean Jazz Sounds ... CD
Be! (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Unreleased work by one of the strongest tenor players to emerge from the German scene in the postwar years – and one of the few who could go head to head with American giants like Johnny Griffin or Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who were both his bandmates in the Clark Boland Big Band! The music here is from before those years – small combo sides that Carl Drewo recorded for German Radio from the years 1959 through 1966 – hardly the kind of scratchy, staticky work you would have heard over the airwaves – and instead, some crystal-clear recordings that stand with the best of the too-small work in Drewo's catalog! The mode is hardbop, and Carl is smoking throughout – with some of the deeper tone of the best Verve Records tenorists at times, in combos that shift throughout – but include Rob Pronk, Bora Rokovic, and Francis Coppieters on piano; Maffy Faley and Shake Keane on trumpet; Derek Humble on alto; Wilton Gaynair on additional tenor; and Jiggs Wigham on trombone. Titles include "Whims Of Chambers", "Chicago Calling", "Sumphin", "Taboo", "Dixemus", "Chart Of My Heart", and "If This Isn't Love". CD

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



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