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✨✧ Bola SeteOcean ... LP
Takoma, 1975. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Beautiful record by Bola Sete, and probably one of his best. The great John Fahey produced this set for his Takoma label, and his history with the acoustic guitar lets him get all of these beautiful tones and sounds out of Bola's playing that are often missed on other recordings. The set includes some fantastic stuff played on solo guitar, including "Let Go (Canto De Osshana)", "Macumba", "O Astronauta", "In Of The Beginning, Cotati", and "Ocean Waves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Takoma pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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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
(White label mono promo.)
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✨✧ Jayne Cortez & The FirespittersThere It Is ... LP
Bola, 1982. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Jayne speaks over music by Bern Nix on guitar, Charles Moffett Jr on tenor,flute and shenai, and Jamaaladeen Tacuma on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
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MPB4Tres Tons (10 Anos Depois/Canto Dos Homens/Vira Virou) (3CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1975/1976/1980. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99
Three hard to find albums from this wonderful group – all packaged together in a single set! First up is 10 Anos Depois – smooth harmony vocals by the classic Brazilian quartet MPB4 – released on the 10th anniversary of the group, and an excellent example of the way they'd matured over the years! The style is still in the mode of their older work – with harmonies right up front in the mix – but the overall style is more sophisticated, with touches of jazz, and complicated musical backings by Wagner Tiso, Magro, and Francis Hime. Quarteto Em Cy join the group on versions of "Ana Luiza" and "Pressentimento" – and the album's got an excellent reading of Milton Nascimento's "Vera Cruz", as well as "Galope", "Canto Triste", and "Amei Tanto". Canto Dos Homens was 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". Vira Virou has the group in perfect form, harmony vocal-wise, and the arrangements on most tracks are light and jazzy, slightly modern in instrumentation, but perfectly conceived to bring out the best of the group's singing style. Titles include "Depende", "Olhar De Cobra", "Compadres", "Viracao", "Linha De Montagem", and "Bilhete". CD

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✨✧ Novos BaianosNovos Baianos (aka Linguagem Do Alunte) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Rootsy samba and hipper 70s MPB influences – all filtered down into a really unique little groove! Back in these early years, Novos Baianos had an inventive sound that was really a standout in 70s Brazilian music – a sense of earnest, open-handed music making that was something of a legacy from the Tropicalia years – but one that also carried with it some of the more hippie-dippy influences in the Brazilian underground of the early 70s! The style here is a bit sparer and more acoustic than on some of the group's other records – often comprised from samba percussion and guitar, but occasionally augmented by more electric instrumentation, as well as some folkloric flute! Titles include "Reis Da Bola", "Isabel", "Bolado", "Miragem", "Fala Tamborim", "Ao Poeta", and "Eu Sou O Caso Deles". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 3 – Sweet Times –Afro Funk, Highlife, & Juju From 70s Lagos (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
Sweet Times, indeed – Strut Records returns for another truly great volume in their Nigeria 70 series – this one covering the highlife, juju and Afro Funk music of Lagos in the 1970s – stellar material that has never been issued outside of Nigeria before now! There's a pretty diverse cross section of the sounds coming from the region at the time – from upbeat funky Afro Soul to psych-infused guitar and percussion jams, jazzier instrumentation and impassioned vocals – most crucially, fusions of jazz, funk, soul, juju and highlife. Wonderful, wonderful material that stands proudly with the other great entries in the series. Includes "Life" by Moneyman And The Super 5 International, ""Ire" by The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, "Unity In Africa" by Eji Oyewole, "Idegbani" by Zeal Onyia & His Music, "Viva Disco (Instrumental)" by Tunde Mabadu, "E Ma S'Eka" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats, "Ajoyio" by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD version of the entire album!)

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VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Cumbia (with bonus download) ... LP
Rough Guide, Late 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – with bonus tracks!)

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Miguel AngelSamba Na Onda ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... About July 20, 2016 (delayed)
An upbeat groover from 60s Brazil – a highly percussive album that features work by Wilson Das Neves and Rubens Bassini! The record is an unusual one, in that it mixes the bossa harmony sound of groups like Tamba Trio or Os Cariocas with a harder, more percussive sound that owes something to the samba-grooving records of the time. The result is a really great set – one that bristles with electricity on every groove. Titles 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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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieNew Wave ... LP
Philips, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Mike Marshall & Choro FamosoSegunda Vez ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. Used ... 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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✨✧ VariousNigeria 70 – Lagos Jump – Original Heavyweight Afrobeat Highlife & Afro Funk ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s. Used ... 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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✨✧ Hermes AquinoDecencontro De Primavera ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Seu JorgeCru (US pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wrasse, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... 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". CD
Also available Novos Baianos (aka Linguagem Do Alunte) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99
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✨✧ Marc Bolan & T RexFuturistic Dragon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chronicles, 1976. Used ... $5.99
(Out of print.)

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Marc Bolan & T Rex with Elton John & Ringo StarrChildren Of The Revolution (Born To Boogie version)/Tutti Frutti/Born To Boogie (original recording) ... 7-inch
Edsel (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover)... $15.99
A very unusual version of the classic T Rex tune "Children Of The Revolution" – done here in a stripped-down style that's acoustic at the start, before getting more familiarly fuzzy – and which features guest work from Elton John and Ringo Starr! John and Starr are also listed as appearing on the album's glam remake of "Tutti Frutti" – and the single's completed by the super-groovy "Born To Boogie", presented here in its original recording! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gustav BromPolymelomodus ... LP
Supraphon/GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
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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Clarke Boland SextetCalypso Blues ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on percussion, and Jimmy Woode on bass – plus Clarke and Boland on drums and piano, respectively – a wonderful group that has an incredible sense of rhythm, and comes up with loads of wonderful modal numbers throughout! The vibe is wonderful – and the collection's a great look at this unusual combo – filled with fire and soul – and proof that in the jazz world, at least, great things can happen when global boundaries are crossed. Titles include "Con Alma", "Invitation", "Sconsolato", "Lilemor", "Just Give Me Time", "Love Hungry", "Ensadinado", and "Man From Potter's Crossing". CD

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

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Clarke Boland Big BandLive At Ronnie Scotts 2 – Rue Chapel ... LP
Polydor, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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 "second set" at Scotts by the group – with titles that include "Rue Chaptal", "I Don't Want Nothin", "Sax No End", and "The Girl & The Turk". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Italian pressing, with obi.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandMore Smiles ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1969. Used ... $11.99
A seminal session from one of the greatest large groups ever! This one captures the Clarke-Boland ensemble at the peak of their creativity – swinging hard in that tight firey way that was virtually their trademark during the late 60s. The players are a top-shelf mix of European and American jazz legends – coming together without ego, without attitude, and having a hell of a time working through groundbreaking arrangements from leader Francy Boland. Soloists include Sahib Shihab, Tony Coe, Dusko Goykovich, Ronnie Scott, Jimmy Woode, and Benny Bailey – and the tracks are all short, but swing like a mofo, with plenty of solo action in the mix. Titles include "Love For Sale", "November Girl", "All Through The Night", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", and "Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schon". CD

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✨✧ Raymond FolVivaldi's Four Seasons In Jazz ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Sounds hokey – but 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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and moisture stain in one corner.)

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Dizzy GillespieCarambola/Honeysuckle Rose ... 78 RPM
Capitol, Late 40s. Very Good ... $8.99
78 RPM

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Johnny GriffinGriff 'N Bags ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Lost European jazz recordings from the vaults of producer Gigi Campi – and a stellar batch of non-US material with Johnny Griffin at the lead – working in the company of Clarke/Boland compatriots who include Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, Jimmy Woode, Idrees Sulieman, and Milt Jackson! Despite the "Bags" in the title, Milt's only on a few tracks – but that's fine with us, because Johnny Griffin is the main attraction – and the material is good small group sides with Griff soloing and trading lines with players like Sulieman and Bailey, or with some of the other players on their own. The recordings are different than the usual breed of Johnny Griffin European recordings – most of which have him soloing with a piano quartet on extended tracks. On this release, most of the tracks are short, hard, and very nicely swinging with a good hard bop groove – as with the best of Griffin's Riverside and Blue Note recordings. Kenny Clarke's on drums on nearly all the material, and he pulls out his bop chops to drive Griff's hard solos as fast as he can. The set's a great batch of work, with excellent notes and photos, and some great playing all around. Cuts include "Gamal Sady 'n Em", "Foot Patting", "Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz", "Blues For K", "Muvaffak's Pad", "The Girl & The Turk", and "Gyson's Bag". 16 cuts in all, and none of them are from the Griffin/Davis LP on MPS (just in case you thought to ask!) CD

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Johnny GriffinNight Lady ... LP
EmArcy, 1964. Very Good ... $16.99
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
(Gray label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some stains on the top right corner adn the bottom 3 inches.)

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Johnny Griffin & Big Band LausanneBig Band Lausanne – A Monk's Dream ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1990. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Tenor legend Johnny Griffin steps in as one of the key soloists here – working within the larger Big Band Lausanne, at a level that takes us back to his classic 60s European performances in the Clark Boland Big Band! This group isn't as groove-heavy as that one, but still has an equally nice sound – one that's heavy on tonal colors, directed by reedman Christian Gavillet – who plays both alto and baritone on the record, and solos a bit himself. Other soloists include Vincent Lachat on trombone, Thierry Lang on piano, William Holden on trumpet, Yvan Ischer on alto, and Antoine Ogay on bass – all great musicians who really step out nicely from the bigger ensemble. Griffin has solos on three of the album's eight tracks, and appears to be part of the larger lineup throughout – and titles include "Fifty Six", "The Jamfs Are Coming", "Rock Skippin At The Blue Note", "Isfahan", and "A Monk's Dream". 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 ... $36.99
A killer collection of work from one of the funkiest European talents of the 70s – bandleader Peter Herbholzheimer, working here at the head of his Rhythm & Brass group, and his Certain Lions & Tigers ensemble! Although Herbolzheimer's got a clunky name, his sound is incredibly fluid and tight – a large group approach to funk that rivals some of the best American work of his time – including classics from Lalo Schifrin, Johnny Pate, and other key maestros of the blacksploitation era. Peter's got a way of taking a large group of players and really making them groove – a sound that's kind of an electrified extension of the styles first laid out at MPS by the Clarke-Boland Big Band, but served up with a hipper, funkier 70s approach to rhythm. Like the CBBB, Herbholzheimer's groups often feature American players – such as Art Farmer on trumpet or Herb Geller on saxes – alongside more familiar MPS talents like Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Dieter Reith on organ, Ferdinand Povel on flute, Jiggs Whigham on trombone, and Sigi Schwab on guitar – joined by the legendary Sabu Martinez on a few of the best sessions here! The 4CD set is a massive discovery in music – as it features not only Herbholzheimer's Rhythm & Brass albums, but also records under the group names Certain Lions & Tigers and The Galactic Light Orchestra. The package has some of the same records of the previous MPS collection of Herbholzheimer's work – but also includes some other material too – the full albums Soul Condor, Galaxis, Live Im Onkle Po, Hip Walk, Touchdown, and I Hear Voices CD

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Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & BrassScenes ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1974. Near Mint- ... $36.99
Amazing live work from this legendary MPS group – electric funk mixed with plenty of horns – all in a hard-grooving big band style that nobody else could match at the time! Peter Herbolzheimer may not be a household name on this side of the Atlantic, but back in the day he was one of the coolest cats working in the European scene – and on records like this, he shows an amazing talent for blending electric grooves and soulful horn solos – all in a blend that takes the Clark Boland Band ethos to a new 70s generation! Rhythms come from a group that features two electric pianos, and a bit of organ – by Dieter Reith and Horst Muhlbrandt – guitar from Peter Catherine, electric bass from Gunter Lenz, and congas from Sabu Martinez – and the horns are even heavier – with alto and flute from Ferdinand Povel, trombone from Ake Persson and Jiggs Whigham, and trumpets from Kenny Wheeler, Art Farmer, Ack Van Rooyen, and Palle Mikkelborg! Tunes are nice and tight, and plenty darn funky – and titles include a tasty take on Weldon Irvine's "Mr. Clean", plus the tracks "Hoops", "Scenes", and "Don't Speak Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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IPALorena ... CD
Bolage (Norway), 2009. Used ... $11.99
Brilliant work from IPA – a Norwegian combo that grabs us right from the very first note of this set! There's a palpable sense of energy between the players – the kind of cohesion amidst individual expression that you'd find in Ornette Coleman's group from the early days – an aesthetic that has each part of the lineup standing out strongly on its own, yet working together as a whole with a wonderfully fresh sound! Rhythm is strongly at the core of most numbers – again, almost with an Ornette-inspired sound – but taken decades ahead in jazz expression – beautifully balancing free expression with a unified musical vision from players Atle Nymo on saxes, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Hakon Mjaset Johansen on drums. Titles include "Ting", "Mossabacken", "Nr 2", "City", "Oslo", and "Lorena". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQuincy Jones & His Orchestra – Live In Ludwigshafen 1961 ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), 1961. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
An unreleased live performance from the Quincy Jones all-star group of 1961 – heard here on a famous European tour that also had the individual members really having a great influence on the scene overseas! The lineup here is something of a dream band – as the record features solos from Melba Liston and Curtis Fuller on trombones, Budd Johnson and Eric Dixon on tenor, Benny Bailey and Freddie Hubbard on trumpets, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Patti Brown on piano, Phil Woods on alto, and Les Spann on guitar and flute – all in these hard-driving arrangements that have that impeccable early Quincy Jones groove – a soulful reworking of the large group sound of the generation before, in ways that set fire to groups like the Clarke Boland Big Band, and other European ensembles. Titles include "Ghana", "Banja Luka", "Summertime", "Stolen Moments", "Gwan Train", "Lester Leaps In", and "Caravan". CD

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MachitoCarambola ... CD
Tumbao (Switzerland), 1951. Used ... $9.99
(Out of print.)

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Chico O'FarrillCarambola ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $1.99

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✨✧ Sahib ShihabCompanionship – Jazz Joint Vol 2 ... CD
Vogue/Rearward (Italy), Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Double-length brilliance from the mighty Sahib Shihab – a set that collects a number of killer 60s sessions with members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – all of them great! The small combo work here is amazing – hard-hitting modal jazz that matches, if not tops the best MPS/Saba sounds of the time – all produced to perfection with a really sharp edge, and a cutting approach to jazz that's gone onto inspired countless others in the current scene – including artists on Schema and Ricky-Tick Records, as well as most Japanese club jazz combos! But long before any of those cats started copping his groove, Sahib Shihab had it all totally together – a great ear for his own amazing solos on baritone and flute, and a way of hooking up with players like Francy Boland on piano, Fats Sadi on vibes, Benny Bailey on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. All players here were Shihab's partners in the Clarke Boland Big Band, and they use these small combo sessions to explore some great new ideas – stripped-down groovers that are heavy on rhythm, and really allow full expression from all the players involved. Titles include "Companionship", "Om Mani Padme Hum", "Bohemia After Dark", "Serenata", "Yah Yah Blues", "Balafon", "Talk Some Yak-ee Dak", "The Turk's Bolero", "CT + CB", "Jay Jay", "Stoned Ghosts", "Just Give Me Time", and "Dijdar". CD

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Sahib ShihabSahib Shihab & All Those Cats ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Although reed player Sahib Shihab made a few records in the US in the late 50's, it wasn't until he moved to Europe and started hanging out with the likes of the Clarke-Boland Big Band that his talents really started to flower. This cool new CD brings together 15 small-combo recordings made by Shihab and other members of the CBBB (like Fats Sadi, Benny Bailey, Francy Boland, and Jimmy Woode) during the mid 60's. All the material was recorded by CBBB manager/producer Gigi Campi, and none of the stuff's been issued before as far as we can tell. The groove is nice and swinging, with excellent rolling grooves by Sadi on bongos and vibes. Shihab plays both flute and baritone, and the set swings with the same sort of modal groove as the best Saba/MPS recordings from the time. Cuts include "Campi's Idea", "Dijdar", "Companionship (I + II)", "Peter's Waltz", "Om Mani Padme Hum", and "Herr Fixit". As with the other titles in this series, the music's accompanied by a great package, with loads of excellent photos, good notes, and stellar sound quality. This is the kind of stuff we collect jazz for, and it's great to have it in stock at a nice low price! CD

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