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Vince Guaraldi & Bola SeteFrom All Sides ... LP
Fantasy, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of the wonderful 60s collaborations between San Francisco pianist Vince Guaraldi and Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete – a pair who were easily one of America's best contributions to the bossa at the time! Yet the sound here isn't strictly bossa nova overall – thanks to Sete's wider range of influences on the guitar, which often bring in some samba elements – or some more personal lyrical moments that sound great next to Guaraldi's free-thinking work on piano. The rest of the group features either Fred Marshall or Monty Budwig on bass, or Jerry Granelli or Nick Martinez on drums. Titles include "Little Fishes", "Choro", "Ginza", "Menino Pequeno Da Bateria", and a nice take on "Girl From Ipanema". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BolaBola & Her Spiritual Singers - Vol 7 ... LP
Okiki Jesu (Nigeria), Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear & wide tape on all seams.)
 
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Seu JorgeCru (US pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wrasse, 2005. New Copy ... $3.99 16.98
The sound of global soul in the 21st Century – and an amazing set from the soon-to-be legendary Seu Jorge! Jorge's possibly best known for his appearances in films over the past few years – like The Life Aquatic or City Of God – but take it from us, he's one of the greatest living artists working in modern music – and has a sound, sense, and charm that will knock down barriers and boundaries all over the world! Unlike previous efforts, this album's incredibly spare – done in a style that often just features Jorge's vocals next to acoustic guitar, percussion, cavaquinho, and a bit of light keys. But that doesn't mean that the record's a sleeper – because it's got an incredibly full sound – an energy and excitement that pulses from the very first note, and which is carried off almost entirely by Seu Jorge himself! Even on the sparer, mellower tunes, the vocals have a power that's simply tremendous – transcendent of language, and reaching out in this really magical way. Titles include the sublime groover "Tive Razao", plus "Chatterton", "Mania De Peitao", "So Gonca", "Bem Querer", "Bola De Meia", and "Fiore De La Citta". Plus, the US pressing has 2 bonus remixes – "Mania De Peitao (jamais plus jamais mix)" and "Tive Razao (voltair mix)" – both quite nice, and not "dance" at all, but really just extrapolations of the original tunes! CD

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Novos BaianosNovos Baianos (aka Linguagem Do Alunte) ... CD
Continental/Bomba (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Rootsy samba and hipper 70s MPB influences – all filtered down into a really unique little groove! Back in these early years, Novos Baianos had an inventive sound that was really a standout in 70s Brazilian music – a sense of earnest, open-handed music making that was something of a legacy from the Tropicalia years – but one that also carried with it some of the more hippie-dippy influences in the Brazilian underground of the early 70s! The style here is a bit sparer and more acoustic than on some of the group's other records – often comprised from samba percussion and guitar, but occasionally augmented by more electric instrumentation, as well as some folkloric flute! Titles include "Reis Da Bola", "Isabel", "Bolado", "Miragem", "Fala Tamborim", "Ao Poeta", and "Eu Sou O Caso Deles". CD

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching influence of Fela! A few tunes are solid takes of the Nigerian funk groove proper – but others carry the sound into cumbia, steel band and western funk styles – all of it exciting, hugely passionate and floor-shaking! Titles include "Shacalao" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Woman Pin Down" by Dan Snatch And His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Never Trust A Woman" by Bola Johnson, "Black Man's Cry" by Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, "Egbi/Black Man's Cry (Medley)" by Lever Brothers Gay Flamingos, "Comencemos" by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, "Up Side Down" by Daktaris, "Lullaby For Lagos" by Whitefield Brothers and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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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 ... On June 10, 2016
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

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VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Cumbia (with bonus download) ... LP
Rough Guide, Late 60s. New Copy ... On June 24, 2016
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

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✨✧ VariousNigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Cumbia ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cumbia sounds get trippy – as a host of Latin American artists picked up the electric guitar in the 60s, and really helped transform the style with some psychedelic touches! Most of these tracks feature cumbia rhythms at the core, but take the music far from its Colombian roots – through the use of electric guitar, bits of keyboards, and some mighty cool production modes that often emphasize the freakier, fuzzier elements in the songs – often in ways that are as mindblowing as west coast productions of the time! Make no mistake – the groove is at the core, so there's never too much jamming or overindulgence in the instrumentation – but that also makes for songs that are maybe even more compelling because of their tightness, and the way they reach out for an unusual sound or special twist, even while grooving. Titles include "Inca A Delic" by Sonido Gallo Negro, "Perdido En El Espacio" by Juaneco Y Su Combo, "Bola Bola En El Tres" by Los Wembler's De Iquitos, "La Danza Del Mono" by Los Orientales De Paramonga, "Olivdate De Mi" by La Mermelada De Jose L Carballo, "En El Campo" by Grupo Rosado, "No Hay Vuelta Atras" by Bareto, and "Maria Isabel" by Afro Sound. CD
 
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Ba CissokoSabolan ... CD
Marabi (France), 2003. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Digipack has a small rip in the top corner by the spine, but otherwise is in good shape!)

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Benny BaileyGrand Slam ... LP
Jazzcraft (Denmark), 1978. Very Good+ ... $28.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)
Also available Grand Slam (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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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
Also available Grand Slam ... LP 28.99

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Chet BakerChet Baker In Paris – Legendary Barclay Sessions 1955-56 ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $7.99
Wonderful lost work from Chet Baker! Chet recorded these sides during visits to Paris in 1955 and 1956, and they feature some of his best work from the mid 50s. Most of the material is in quartet format, and two of the tracks on the CD have Chet working with the legendary pianist Richard Twardzik, a fantastic talent who passed away in Paris at a tragically young age. Other groups on the set feature great European talents like Francy Boland, Gerard Gustin, and Raymond Fol – and a few tracks even feature Baker as the lead soloist with a larger group, in arrangements by Pierre Michelot or Francy Boland. There's a total of 14 tracks in all, and although the CD doesn't include all of the Barclay material, most of it's pretty darn rare in any format, and the presentation of the material is impeccable! Titles include "Sad Walk", "Tenderly", "Chet", "Just Duo", "Tasty Pudding", "Exitus", and "In A Little Provincial Town". CD

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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 Big BandEbulient Roaring Screaming Big Band Sound ... LP
MPS, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
U.S. double LP reissue of two great sides of hard swinging, hard grooving jazz by the great Clark-Boland Big Band. This is some of the best European jazz to be recorded in the late 60's, and one of the best ways to hear "lost" geniuses like Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, Jimmy Woode, Shake Keane, and Jimmy Deuchar – not to mention more famous players like Ronnie Scott, Eddie Davis, and Johnny Griffin. Great all the way through, with loads of tight short cuts like "The Turk", "Milkshake", "November Girl", "Peter's Waltz", and "New Box". Big on the international club scene, and big on the south side of Chicago. How can you go wrong? LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandFellini 712 ... LP
MPS, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $34.99
One of the most striking albums ever recorded by the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band – a suite of tracks composed by leader Francy Boland, swinging with a style that stands with the best MPS work of the time! Boland's clearly taking his cue from the sophisticated later work by Duke Ellington – but he's also inspired by the groovier soundtrack styles bubbling in Europe during the 60s, as well as the other incredible genre-blurring work on MPS at the time. The tracks are all nice and long, and swing with an exotic groove that keeps very much with the Fellini title – offering plenty of space for a range of great soloists that include Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, Benny Bailey, and Idrees Sulieman. Brilliant throughout – an under-discovered jazz classic – with a suite of 3 movements that include "Rosati At Popolo Square", "Tween Dusk & Dawn In Via Urbana", and "Villa Radieuse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish MPS pressing, in non-gatefold cover.)

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

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Clarke Boland Big BandOpen Door (Happy Bird) ... LP
Happy Bird/Muse (Germany), 1967/1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
Rare sides by the Clarke Boland ensemble – recorded by Gigi Campi in 1967 in Prague, and licensed to Muse in the mid 70s. The group's at their finest here – with some searing soloists like Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott cutting it hard hard hard throughout. Side one features some CBBB standards – like "Milkshake" and "New Box" – but side 2 features the "All Blues Suite", written by Boland, and a great little trio of tracks that includes "Open Door", "Dia Blues", and "Total Blues". Forget the cliches that "blues" makes you think of, because this is hard wailing modern jazz – with a rich amount of emotion, power, and creativity! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on back.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin QuintetTough Tenors Again N Again ... LP
MPS, 1970. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A smoking twin-tenor session for MPS – one that reunites the mighty talents of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album was done as an offshoot of both players' work for the Clarke Boland Big Band at the time – and the set was not only produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi, but also features a core rhythm trio from that ensemble – Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! Tracks are nice and long, and have a sound that really shows the evolution of both players since their famous recordings of the early 60s – tones that are even more modern and edgey at points, served up with a fire that hasn't died at all – and set loose on rhythms that move past the usual grooves you might have expected from their American sessions together. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Jim Dawg", "Gigi", "When We Were One", and "Again N Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(German MPS pressing. Cover has a spot of tape on the spine.)

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Eric DonaldsonStand Up (AKA Juan De Bolas) ... LP
Dynamic (Nigeria), 1979. Fair ... $11.99
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(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Duke EllingtonLatin American Suite ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
A killer album – one of Duke Ellington's best from the later years! The record features excellent writing from Duke – in a Latin mode, obviously, but touched with these incredible orchestrations that bring all sorts of weird twists and turns to the grooves, yet still manage to keep everything swinging nicely! The result is a rare album of brilliance – one that's vaguely similar to the Clarke Boland Big Band's Latin Kaleidoscope album, but with a genius that's all it's own. The album's got all the modernist touches of late Duke – but man, it also swings like a mofo, and with a really groovy sound – and the great Paul Gonsalves brings some wonderful solo work to the entire session. Titles include "Oclupaca", "Chico Cuadradino", "Eque", "The Sleeping Lady & The Giant Who Watches Over Her", and "Brasiliance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen.)

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Maynard FergusonMaynard Ferguson 1969 ... LP
Prestige/MPS, 1969. Very Good+ ... $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. Back cover has a bit of highlighter.)

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Dizzy GillespieCarambola/Honeysuckle Rose ... 78 RPM
Capitol, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
78 RPM
(White label promo! One label has the remnants of an old sticker.)

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

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Johnny GriffinLady Heavy Bottom's Waltz ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1968. Used ... $9.99
One of the rarest Johnny Griffin albums ever – a set recorded as a side project when Griff was working with the Clarke Boland Big Band – in a lineup that features some of the best members from that great ensemble! The style's a bit more laidback and soulful than other CBBB projects – more in the mode of Johnny's roots in Chicago during the 50s, but still inflected with some of the sharper touches he picked up during his 60s years in Europe. Other players here are all wonderful – and include Benny Bailey on trumpet, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Ake Persson on trombone, Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and both Kenny Clarke and Kenny Clare on drums – seemingly playing together on some tracks, which creates a nicely skittish rhythm in the set! Titles include "The Turk's Bolero", "Deep Eight", "A Handful Of Soul", "Foot Patting", and "Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz". CD

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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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Bill HolmanIn A Jazz Orbit ... LP
Andex, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A wonderful showcase for the arranging talents of Bill Holman – one that steps off with a more straightforward and swinging style than some of his work of the time for the Stan Kenton group! Holman here is in a great mode that bridges the large group styles of the swing years and the changes in big band sounds that would take place in the 60s – and he's almost prefacing the style of the Clarke Boland Big Band by writing charts here that pack a real punch on the ensemble passages, yet which also rely very strongly on breakaway horn solos to tear up the tunes! The strength of the players is a key factor in the success of the album – as soloists include Frank Rosolino, Jack Sheldon, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, and Holman himself – on titles that include "Kissin Bug", "You Go To My Head", "Far Down Below", "Aura", "Theme & Variation #2", and "No Heat". LP, Vinyl record album
(VSOP pressing.)

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Gloria JonesShare My Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Reel Music, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
A heavy heavy set from Gloria Jones – a record that features some killer Paul Riser arrangements that are right up there with the deepest Motown work of the early 70s! Jones' groove is always a bit different than most of her contemporaries – not the usual Motown bag, and really far-reaching for the label – heavy funk one minute, more sophisticated the next – and almost pointing the way towards her later association with T Rex, and Gloria's time in the UK. Riser really pushes himself strongly here – backing Gloria with full strings on some tracks, soaring in the trademark upbeat Riser groove – then dropping into heavier rhythms at other points, with complicated elements that make the album a treasure trove of fresh surprises with each new track! Cuts include "Share My Love", "Oh Baby", "Old Love New Love", "Try Love", "So Tired", "Baby Don't Cha Know", and "Why Can't You Be Mine". CD also features a bonus demo version of "I I Were Your Woman" – and comes with a 16 page booklet, filled with notes, album details, photos, and even a short essay by Rolan Bolan – the son of Gloria Jones and Marc Bolan. CD
 
 
 



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