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William Parker Double QuartetAlphaville Suite – Music Inspired By The Jean Luc Godard Film ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2007. Used ... $11.99
A really unusual project from bassist William Parker – a great tribute to the legendary Godard film Alphaville, done with music that's a surprisingly great fit! There's almost a jazz soundtrack feel to the record at points – a bit straighter than usual for Parker, but still with plenty of edge – although other tracks sometimes get a bit more outside and improvisational, making for a really nice balance in the record. The core group features Parker on bass, Rob Brown on alto, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Hamid Drake on drums – which is then augmented by two cellos, violin, and viola – shading in the sound nicely. Parker really does a great job of capturing the quick shifts, bold moments, and striking qualities that make Godard's film so great – and titles include "Alphaville Main Theme", "Interrogation", "Alph 60", "Doctor Badguy", "Oceanville Evening", and "Civilization Of Light" – plus two versions of the great track "Natasha's Theme", a spiritual soulful number with vocals by Leena Conquest! CD

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✨✧ Lounge LizardsLounge Lizards ... CD
EG/Caroline, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first – and still the best – album by this legendary NY downtown jazz combo that featured actor John Lurie, brother Evan, Arto Lindsay, and Anto Fier! The record was a real standout at the time of release – a strange return to the sounds of 50s crime and modern jazz, yet done without cliche or any punk-copy sort of weakness – a true real jazz album that illuminated the New York scene unexpectedly, and which still stands as the best record by the group. The sound is raw dark jazz, played with a lot more conviction and sense of tradition than you'd expect – and the record includes a number of stunning originals by Lurie, including "Conquest Of Fear", "Incident On South Street", "Wangling", "Fatty Walks", and "You Haunt Me". CD

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✨✧ William ParkerInside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield – Live In Rome ... CD
Rai Trade (Italy), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very cool project from bassist William Parker – a set that's unlike anything else we've ever heard from him before, and a loving tribute to the music of Curtis Mayfield! Instrumentation is mostly jazz-based, but there's also some vocals on the record too – sung by Leena Conquest, and spoken by Amiri Baraka – both of whom really help add some depth to the record. Parker's bass is at the helm of a lineup that includes Darryl Foster on tenor and soprano sax, Sabir Mateen on alto and tenor, Dave Burrell on piano, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Hamid Drake on drums – all hip players who really bring a lot of their own spirit to the music – making the tunes unique vehicles for jazz improvisation, and hardly the simple Curtis covers you might expect. Titles include "Think", "Freddie's Dead", "The Makings Of You", "People Get Ready", and a 21 minute take on "We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Fame – 1964 to 1968 ... LP
Fame/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful collection of work from one of the greatest soul labels ever – a tiny Alabama imprint that helped bring the Muscle Shoals sound to the masses – thanks to the work of producer Rick Hall, and his crack band of session players! The music here set a whole new standard for soul in the south – and really helped bridge older 50s modes and the new wave of more expressive, more sophisticated singers – served up here in a special vinyl-only package that mixes big Fame classics with some real gems that never got their due back in the day – and even come cuts that appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! Titles include "She Ain't Gonna Do Right" by Clarence Carter, "Fortune Teller" by The Del-Rays, "That Kind Of Lovin" by Otis Clay, "Back In Your Arms" by George Jackson, "Feed The Flame" by Billy Young, "Almost Persuaded" by June Conquest, "A Piece of My Heart" by Art Freeman, "I Worship The Ground You Walk On" by Jimmy Hughes, "Blind Can't See" by Richard Earl & The Corvettes, "Come On Home" by Hrman Moore, "I'm Gonna Forget About You" by Arthur Conley, "Long Ago" by Ben & Spence, "Take Me Just As I Am" by Dan Penn, and "Don't Make Me Hate Loving You" by Jeanie Greene. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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