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John GambaMr Counterpoint ... LP
Del Moral, 1962. Very Good- ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Davidovsky/Reich/Fulmer/Gosfield/Thorvaldsdottir/LTransitions – Synchronisms No 3 For Cello & Electronic Sound/Cello Counterpoint/Speak Of The Spring/Four Roses & A Five Spot/Transitions/Fl ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Juanita HallOriginal Bloody Mary Sings The Blues ... LP
Counterpoint, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great small group backing – with arrangements from pianist Claude Hopkins, plus tenor from Coleman Hawkins, trumpet from Doc Cheatham, and clarinet from Buster Bailey! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Princes Of DahomeyMusic Of The Princes Of Dahomey – Festival Of The Tohossou ... LP
Counterpoint/Esoteric, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Bar-KaysInjoy ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the other mainstream funk acts at the time – yet which still occasionally shows the group's roots in the rougher Memphis scene. There's actually some great ballads on the album alongside the funk – tunes that sweeten the set nicely, and provide a good counterpoint to the more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Girl I'm On Your Side", "More & More", "Running In & Out Of My Life", "You've Been", and "Up In Here". CD

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Bill EvansConversations With Myself ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $33.99
Bill Evans meets Bill Evans – in a uniquely-styled session that features overdubbed solo lines from Bill, creating a multi-piano sound that's really great! The approach sounds gimmicky, but it's not – and Evans carries all the sensitivity you might expect from the title and image on the cover – a personal, up-close style that's nicely free from piano solo cliches, given the extra work of the overdubs. There's a nicely rhythmic feel to most numbers, and the piano lines often work in chromatic counterpoint to create a warmly sparkling quality to the set. Titles include "Round About Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Theme From Spartacus", "Stella By Starlight", and "NYC's No Lark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover is nice and crisp!)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongCheek To Cheek – The Complete Duet Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 4CD ... $44.99 49.99
A really great little collection – one that not only includes the famous Verve albums that Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recorded together – but also some earlier material for Decca Records, some singles, live tracks, and other rare items as well! At first glance, the pairing of Ella and Louis might seem to be a bit of a mismatch – as she was younger and much more in a modern idiom, and he was finding new life in his later years, but always much more of a traditional jazz artist. Yet that balance is what made them so great together – a sense of counterpoint not just in gender roles, but also in musical styles and generations – a quality that's made these recordings surprisingly timeless over the decades! This magic was first unlocked by Milt Gabler at Decca in the late 40s, then explored more fully by Norman Granz at Verve later in the 50s – and you'll hear all of it together on this big collection of 75 track. Titles include all of the full length albums Ella & Louis, Ella & Louis Again, and Porgy & Bess (the last two of which are double albums) – plus Decca singles "You Won't Be Satisfied", "Dream A Little Dream Of Me", "Frim Fram Sauce", "Oops", "Necessary Evil", "Who Walks In When You Walk Out", "Can Anyone Explain", and "Would You Like To Take A Walk" – live tracks "Memphis Blues", "You Won't Be Satisfied", and "Undecided" – and lots of bonus material from the sessions too! CD

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Russell GarciaWigville (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Pure genius from Russ Garcia – one of our favorite arrangers of the 50s, and one of the few who could be modern, swinging, and surprisingly soulful at the same time! The set features Garcia's Wigville Band – a mid 50s ensemble that featured the leading lights of the west coast scene, arranged in a style that had plenty of the tight counterpoint of the time, but which also broke out in these amazingly expressive solos. Charlie Mariano, Bill Holman, and Jimmy Giuffre all get some key moments in on these sides – blowing beautifully in a very small amount of space, but packing some tremendous meaning into their well-crafted solos. Tunes include "Smogville", "The Lonely One", "Rock Road", "Wigville", "Butter Duck", "Then The Lid Blew Off", and "Love Row". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Stan Getz & Astrud GilbertoGetz Au Go Go ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $4.99
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible lineup that made for some wonderfully moody sounds! The vibes/tenor approach was a high point in Getz's career – especially as the young Burton could create these beautiful washes of sound that were a perfect counterpoint to Getz's breathy playing. And although Astrud Gilberto is thrown into the mix here to give the album a bit of bossa appeal – vocals on 6 titles that include "Corovado", "Eu E Voce", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "One Note Samba", "Only Trust Your Heart", and "The Telephone Song" – there's also 4 more tracks that are all instrumental, and which show the Getz/Burton union in all of its glory! These tracks include "6 Nix Pix Flix", "The Singing Song", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Summertime". And for reference, the rest of the group includes Gene Cherico on bass and Joe Hunt on drums – but on 3 tracks, Chuck Israels plays bass instead of Cherico, and on a few others, Helcio Milito plays drums instead of Hunt, and Kenny Burrell joins in on guitar. CD

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LinaInner Beauty Movement ... CD
Mood Star/Hidden Beach, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Another winner from the Hidden Beach stable of hits – dramatically positive soul from Lina, cut in a beaty style that goes well with the Hidden Beach groove! There's a nice little catchy feel to the set – one that balances hit-like hooks with a deeper sense of meaning and feeling. Lina's vocals drift nicely over the top of the heavier rhythms on the set, creating a counterpoint that's nicely compelling, and a nice counterpoint to some of the too-righteous soul that's been creeping on the market of late. Anthony Hamilton guests on the tune "Around the World", and other tracks include "My Fix", "Hope Wish & Pray", "Leaving You", "Fly", "I Am", "Run To Me", "Come To Mama", and "This Time". CD
(Out of print.)

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Adam MakowiczHandful Of Stars ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
Sprightly piano work from Adam Makowicz – an overlooked date from the early 80s, but one that's every bit as great as some of his albums that got much wider release! The set's got an unusual trio – George Mraz on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – the latter of whom is a bit of a surprise, especially given his own strong work as a leader during the same stretch – and his inventive work on the kit stands as a nice counterpoint to some of Adam's more straightforward (but thoughtful) romps on the keys of the piano. Titles include "Just In Time", "Opalescence", "Adam's Waltz", "A Handful Of Stars", "Falling", and "Past Tense". CD

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MoveMovements – 30th Anniversary Anthology (3 CD set) ... CD
Demon/West Side (UK), Late 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $28.99
All 3 Move albums remastered and collected in 1 massive set! This anthology includes basically everything you could ever want by these psychedelic pop maestros – including their self-titled 1st LP, Shazam, Looking On, singles, un-issued tracks, as well as the 1st ever CD version of the live Something Else EP – showcasing each phase of the group's influential career. Essentially the brainchild of songwriter/lead guitarist Roy Wood, the Move were arguably one of the best and most important British groups of the late 60s to never make a dent on the American charts, combining shimmering psych-pop with a harder edge and a sometimes morbid lyrical twist (as evident on the first 2 discs). The 3rd CD contains the band's final album and 1st to feature a new member – guitarist Jeff Lynne (formerly of the Idle Race and future of Electric Light Orchestra) – whose cheerier pop notions proved an interesting, if not frustrating counterpoint to Wood's darker, ironic sensibilities. Wood and Lynne's growing fascination with orchestral rock would cause them to disband the Move in 1972 and form ELO – opening up a new chapter in the history of British rock, but this anthology contains a whopping 54 tracks including; "I Can Hear The Grass Grow", "Lemon Tree", Walk Upon The Water", "Flowers In The Rain", "Fire Brigade", from The Move, "Blackberry Way", "Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited", and "Beautiful Daughter" from Shazam, and "Brontosaurus", "Looking On", and "Feel Too Good" from Looking On – Essential stuff! CD
(Out of print, please note the slipcover has some edgewear.)

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One WayOne Way Featuring Al Hudson (1979) ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
A dancefloor soul classic – one of the strongest albums ever by Al Hudson, Alicia Meyers, and the whole One Way crew! The record's got a sweet soulful feel that provides a nice counterpoint to its bass-heavy grooves – popping along at that midtempo pace that was Al's popular remedy for disco on the dancefloor, and which had a crucial effect on soul at the time. The album still plays mighty big here in Chicago, where a classic 80s groove can reign supreme if it's strong enough – and tracks include "You Can Do It", "I Am Under Your Spell", "Guess You Didn't Know It", "Music", "Come Dance With Me", and "Now That I Found You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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✨✧ Bill Perkins & Richie KamucaTenors Head On ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $10.99
A killer date from two of the hippest tenors of the west coast scene in the 50s – Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca – both musicians who worked in the cool school, but could also come across with plenty of soul! The album's got both tenors working head on – hitting counterpoint modes at times, but also opening up more freely at others – showing the balance between composition, arrangement, and improvisation that made the scene so great at the time – yet executed with a bit more depth of feeling, as we'd expect from Perkins and Kaumca. Rhythm is from the trio of Pete Jolly on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and titles include "Spain", "Pick A Dilly", "Oh Look At Me Now", "Don't Be That Way", and "Blues For Two". CD
(Out of print.)

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Esther PhillipsCapricorn Princess ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
A pretty amazing set from Esther Phillips – her final album for Kudu – and a beautiful mix of soaring soul sounds from one the most unique, emotionally-inflected soul vocalists of her era! Esther's in prime Kudu mode here – working with jazzy arrangements by David Matthews and Pee Wee Ellis, adding her unique, grit-inflected soul chanteuse vocals to a smoother mix of instrumentation that creates a perfect counterpoint that took her way past her earlier work! There's also a couple of really sweet disco skewed numbers that work incredibly well – with spacier bits of synth and a dancefloor soul bed of percussion and rhythms – and in general, the arrangements are pretty great from track-to-track! Players include Randy Brecker and Mike Brecker on trumpet and tenor sax, Bray Miles on synthesizer, Bobby Lyle on clavinet, Eric Gale on guitar, Joe Farrell on tenor sax and alto flute, percussionist Ralph MacDonald and other excellent name musicians and others bring a grand sweep and sweeter intimacy when the mood requires. Titles include "Magic's In The Air", "A Beautiful Friendship", "Boy I Really Tied One On", "Higher & Higher", and "All The Way Down". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Jimmy RicksVibrations ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic solo showcase for the voice of Jimmy Ricks – a singer who's perhaps known best for the deep tones he brought to The Ravens vocal group – but who sounds pretty great here on his own! The album's more jazz than soul – with Don Sebesky conducting, and using some nice jazzy currents in the arrangements – which make for a nice sort of counterpoint next to the deep, echoey style of Jimmy's singing! The whole thing's more sprightly than you might expect – especially given some of the piano and woodwind flourishes – and titles include "Girl of My Dreams", "Teach Me Tonight", "It's A Good Day", "If I Didn't Care", and "I Get The Blues When It Rains". CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Brass/Sonny Rollins Trio ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good ... $7.99
Quite an unusual record for Sonny Rollins – but a great one too! At first glance the concept is a strange one – almost a crazy decision to pair modernist tenorist Sonny Rollins with a set of large brassy arrangements – but oddly, the idea works, and works nicely – as Rollins' edgey solos cut through the heavy arrangements with ease, creating some angular counterpoint and a tight little space to make his own sound. The group was conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and the flipside of the album features Rollins playing in a small trio with the great Henry Grimes on bass (who also played with Rollins on some of his best sessions from the time!) and Charles Wright on drums. Titles include "Manhattan", "If You Were The Only Girl In the World", "Who Cares?", and "Far Out East". Originally issued on MGM/Metro – but this is the Verve pressing. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing. Cover has a name in marker and some wear.)

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Jason SteinLucille ... LP
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", and "Halls & Rooms". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)Thank You (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
Tuxedo say a very vibrant "thank you" on this slinky little single – with a groove that turns out to be one of their catchiest so far – and just the kind of tune that could push them over the top! The cut's got an 80s-styled bumping bass riff at the bottom – which seems to inspire the lyrics to burst out beautifully with a joyous vibe – warmly soulful, in nice counterpoint to the crackling electricity of the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bar-KaysInjoy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the other mainstream funk acts at the time – yet which still occasionally shows the group's roots in the rougher Memphis scene. There's actually some great ballads on the album alongside the funk – tunes that sweeten the set nicely, and provide a good counterpoint to the more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Girl I'm On Your Side", "More & More", "Running In & Out Of My Life", "You've Been", and "Up In Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdOff To The Races (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Donald's off to the races on this one – grooving with a lean, mean sound that makes the record one of his hardest-hitting and most soulful blue note sessions of the 50s! The group features Byrd's frequent bandmate Pepper Adams on baritone sax – blowing always with a style that's a wonderful counterpoint to Byrd's trumpet work – and the rest of the group features Blue Note heavyweights Jackie McLean, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Art Taylor – the latter two of whom really make the set bristle with excitement! The set includes some great originals, like "Down Tempo", "Sudwest Funk", and "Off To The Races" – plus a nice version of Sonny Rollins' "Paul's Pal". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Joao Donato & DonatinhoSintetizamor ... LP
Polysom (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most unusual projects we've ever heard from the legendary Joao Donato – not the bossa jazz of his roots, but instead a fresh new groove created with his son Donatinho! The music is heavy on keyboards, and definitely has the 80s vibe promised by the cover – with the younger member of the duo handling keyboards from that generation, and singing with a bit of electric crackle in his voice – while the older Donato brings in all his classic charms, and creates a great sense of counterpoint in the process! The whole thing's nicely funky – sweet 80s electro overall – but Joao's presence also gives the whole thing a lot more depth, and it's clear from their duo moments that the pair really have a lot of warmth in their hearts for each other. Titles include a remake of "Quem E Quem", plus "Luz Negra", "Clima De Paquera", "De Toda Maneira", "Lei Do Amor", "Interstellar", and "Vamos Sair A Francesca". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing record from the team of Flack & Hathaway – one of the hippest duos in soul! Individually, each had taken the music to new heights and new audiences, through the use of jazzy phrasing and sophisticated lyrics, while never selling out in the way that earlier pop soul acts had been reduced to. Flack's somber folksy style is a perfect match for the warm spirituality of Hathaway – and the pair work beautifully in counterpoint on hits like "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love", as well as on more obscure numbers like "Be Real Black For Me", "When Love Has Grown", and "For All We Know". The album also features a 7 minute spare acoustic/electric piano instrumental called "Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Astrud GilbertoGetz Au Go Go ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible lineup that made for some wonderfully moody sounds! The vibes/tenor approach was a high point in Getz's career – especially as the young Burton could create these beautiful washes of sound that were a perfect counterpoint to Getz's breathy playing. And although Astrud Gilberto is thrown into the mix here to give the album a bit of bossa appeal – vocals on 6 titles that include "Corovado", "Eu E Voce", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "One Note Samba", "Only Trust Your Heart", and "The Telephone Song" – there's also 4 more tracks that are all instrumental, and which show the Getz/Burton union in all of its glory! These tracks include "6 Nix Pix Flix", "The Singing Song", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Summertime". And for reference, the rest of the group includes Gene Cherico on bass and Joe Hunt on drums – but on 3 tracks, Chuck Israels plays bass instead of Cherico, and on a few others, Helcio Milito plays drums instead of Hunt, and Kenny Burrell joins in on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Getz Au Go Go ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Otis ReddingDock Of The Bay/Sweet Lorene ... 7-inch
Volt, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As monumental of a late 60s soul single as there were was! "Dock Of The Bay" needs no introduction, but let's just say it's as stirring and effect this far into the next century as it was in 1968. "Sweet Lorene" the perfect counterpoint cut, a harder hitting southern soul gem that's as sweaty as the other side is intimate. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonic YouthConfusion Is Sex (plus Kill Yr Idols) ... CD
DGC, 1983. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sonic Youth as early 80s noise mongers – a low fi, clattering mess of fuzzy post punk – sounding better than we ever remembered all these years later! There's an undercurrent of ominousness that permeates Confusion Is Sex – working with space and a sense of pacing that's an sharp counterpoint to the caustic waves guitar noise. We've been underappreciating these uber early Sonic Youth LPs – all hail Sonic Youth, who were pretty amazing earlier in the game than we previously realized! CD

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✨✧ Jason SteinLucille ... CD
Delmark, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", "Ryder's Uncle Dragon", and "Halls & Rooms". CD
Also available Lucille ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ Bill DoggettDoggett Beat For Dancing Feet ... LP
King, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bill's got his groove on right for this set – quite possibly one of the greatest of his early King years, thanks to killer work from Billy Butler on guitar, Shep Shepherd on drums, and the great Clifford Scott on alto and tenor sax! Scott's raspy tone really makes these tunes groove – setting up a nice counterpoint with Doggett's fuller sound on organ, and cutting through the overall sound of the set with a gutsiness that we totally love. Titles include "Soft", "Ding Dong", "Chloe", "Hot Ginger", "King Bee", "Shindig", and "Hammer Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing, with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesHeart To Heart ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Complicated trio work from Elvin Jones – a session that really just features a trio with Tommy Flanagan on piano and Richard Davis on bass – but one that's got all the sophisticated sounds and changes of some of Jones' albums with larger groups! The spare setting really allows all players to shine – and Jones takes plenty of solo spots on drums, while Davis does his thing compellingly on bass – almost echoing some of the hip modes of his 70s albums as a leader. Flanagan's piano brings in some warmer touches to hold things down a bit – a compelling counterpoint to the freer, bolder sounds of Davis and Jones – and titles include "Moon River", "Warm Valley", "Joash", "If I Were A Bell", and "Yesterdays". CD
(Out of print, HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing! Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Wilson PickettMr Magic Man ... LP
RCA, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really great post-Atlantic album from Wilson – one recorded with deep soul production from Dave Crawford and Brad Shapiro, both of whom are working at the height of their best early powers! The feel is much deeper, in fact, than some of Pickett's later, waning work for Atlantic – done with a mix of rough soul vocals, burning rhythms, and some nice touches of strings that make for a strong counterpoint in terms of mood. Very compelling, and a record that goes a good way towards showing that Pickett's more than just a one trick pony! Titles include "If You Need Me", "What It Is", "Mr Magic Man", "Only I Can Sing This Song", "Love Is Beautiful", "I Sho Love You", and "Baby Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Quarteto Bossamba (Walter Wanderley)Quarteto Bossamba ... LP
Som Maior (Brazil), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible gem from Walter Wanderley's years in Brazil – a Quarteto Bossamba recording that features Wanderley on both piano and organ, often overdubbed at the same time for a very cool sound! The style is quite different from most of Wanderley's better-known records in the US – and the heavier bossa tones on piano provide a nicely soulful counterpoint to lighter grooves on Hammond – really fleshing out the tunes with an array of jazzy sounds and colors! Wanderley's work on the piano is almost far more expressive than his more familiar organ – as he hits the acoustic keys with a sense of lyrical grace and depth of feeling that's really striking. Titles include an excellent version of "Canto De Ossanha", plus "Chuva", "Cheganca", "Vivo Sonhando", "Maria Moita", and "Verdade Em Paz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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✨✧ Pete TerraceInvitation To The Mambo ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of mellow Latin jazz tracks by the great vibist Pete Terrace! The record features Pete's stripped-down quintet that includes Bobby Flash on bongos and Jose Esteves Jr on piano. Flash is particularly nice on the grooving "Bongo Boy", written especially for him by Joe Loco – and Esteves' piano provides a nice counterpoint to Terrace's vibes on most of the album's tracks. Titles include "Invitation", "Stella By Starlight", "Mambo Moro", "Ruby", "Lamento Borincano", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep red vinyl pressing, with deep groove!)

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✨✧ Joao Donato & DonatinhoSintetizamor ... CD
Deck Disk (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most unusual projects we've ever heard from the legendary Joao Donato – not the bossa jazz of his roots, but instead a fresh new groove created with his son Donatinho! The music is heavy on keyboards, and definitely has the 80s vibe promised by the cover – with the younger member of the duo handling keyboards from that generation, and singing with a bit of electric crackle in his voice – while the older Donato brings in all his classic charms, and creates a great sense of counterpoint in the process! The whole thing's nicely funky – sweet 80s electro overall – but Joao's presence also gives the whole thing a lot more depth, and it's clear from their duo moments that the pair really have a lot of warmth in their hearts for each other. Titles include a remake of "Quem E Quem", plus "Luz Negra", "Clima De Paquera", "De Toda Maneira", "Lei Do Amor", "Interstellar", and "Vamos Sair A Francesca". CD

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✨✧ Hampton Hawes, Cecil McBee, Roy HaynesLive At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Vol 1 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a great live set from pianist Hampton Hawes – thanks especially to the other members of the trio! Hawes is at his free, open, 70s best on the piano – but bassist Cecil McBee really takes the record to the next level – spinning out these amazing lines that are as rhythmic as they are melodic – often crafted with that rounded tone that was his important calling card during this stretch! Drummer Roy Haynes is a bundle of energy – bursting out in surprising ways, occasionally in counterpoint to the piano and bass – and the whole thing cooks nicely on a set of extended tracks. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Bird", "St Thomas", and "Spanish Mood". CD

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✨✧ Elvin JonesHeart To Heart ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Complicated trio work from Elvin Jones – a session that really just features a trio with Tommy Flanagan on piano and Richard Davis on bass – but one that's got all the sophisticated sounds and changes of some of Jones' albums with larger groups! The spare setting really allows all players to shine – and Jones takes plenty of solo spots on drums, while Davis does his thing compellingly on bass – almost echoing some of the hip modes of his 70s albums as a leader. Flanagan's piano brings in some warmer touches to hold things down a bit – a compelling counterpoint to the freer, bolder sounds of Davis and Jones – and titles include "Moon River", "Warm Valley", "Joash", "If I Were A Bell", and "Yesterdays". CD
(Sony Japan on-demand pressing – but with booklet and full artwork.)

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✨✧ LighthouseLighthouse/Suite Feeling/Peacing It All Together ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of albums by this very unique group – all brought together in one mighty nice package! First up is the self-titled Lighthouse album – the first record by Lighthouse – a strange band that's always incredibly hard to peg, but who have a sound that we always end up liking a lot! The group mix together folk rock styles with a touch of soul and funk – going for some nice grooves that build up from lots of drum work and airy vocal production, touched here by lots of horns, in a style that's a bit like Blood Sweat & Tears, but a lot lot cooler! This first album is something of a landmark in the jazz/rock vein – and titles include "Never Say Goodbye", "Follow The Stars", "Mountain Man", "Whatever Forever", "Marsha Marsha", and a great cover of "Eight Miles High". Suite Feeling is a record with a full, spacious sound – one that definitely lives up to the "suite feeling" you'd expect! The style here is even more sophisticated than on the group's debut – still a mix of jazzy horns and rockish rhythms, but fused together even more perfectly – but with a leanness that's a good contrast to some of the more overblown groups of the same generation! There's just the right balance here to allow some standout solos – on horns, natch, but also some sweet Hammond too – and a young Howard Shore is also in the group on alto sax, and handled some of the arrangements for the record. Titles include a great version of "A Day In The Life" – plus originals "Taking A Walk", "Could You Be Concerned", "Chest Fever", "Feel So Good", "Places On Faces Four Blue Carpet Traces", and "What Sense". Last up is Peacing It All Together – maybe the most complex album so far from Lighthouse – a set that begins with some great heavy drums, then rolls into the group's trademark blend of jazzy riffing, rocking rhythms, and soaring arrangements! There's a bit more Sunshine Pop in Lighthouse compared to some of their contemporaries in the jazz rock world at the start of the 70s – no attempts to be unnaturally soulful in the lyrics, nor too posturing either – and instead, there's almost a vocal gentleness that makes for a nice counterpoint to the full instrumental modes of the large horn-heavy ensemble. A few cuts get nice and funky, and titles include "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo/Let The Happiness Begin", "The Country Song", "Sausalito", "The Fiction Of Twenty Six Million", "On My Way To LA", and "Daughters & Sons". CD

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✨✧ George McCraeGeorge McCrae (1975) (with bonus track) ... CD
TK/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A warm soul classic from the great George McCrae – his first album after cracking big with Rock Your Baby – and a surprisingly deep effort that goes past the obvious cash-in TK mode of the time! KC & The Sunshine Band back up George on most of the record, and the album's got that "wah wah" sound that the group used on many of their own LPs at the time – a gently funky approach that provides a great counterpoint to McCrae's sweetly crackling vocals. KC also produced the album, and wrote all the songs for George too – and titles include "Baby Baby Sweet Baby", "You Treat Me Good", "It's Been So Long", "Sing A Happy Song", and "I Ain't Lyin". CD features the bonus track "Honey (single)". CD

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✨✧ Lee KonitzFigure & Spirit (with bonus track) ... CD
Progressive, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A subtle 70s gem from the great Lee Konitz – a record that almost returns to the spare, simple, sublime sound of his best 50s recordings – but with a few more modern edges too! Lee's alto is superb throughout – every bit as sharp as when we love it the best – and the tenor of Ted Brown provides wonderful counterpoint at many spots, moving with Lee a bit like Warne Marsh – but with a sound that shows all the lessons that both players have learned over the years. Rhythm is from a well-chosen trio of younger players, who always seem expectant to new directions – Albert Dailey on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – and titles include "Figure & Spirit", "Dream Stepper", "Smog Eyes", "April", "Without You Man", and "Dig It". CD features the bonus track "Feather Bed". CD

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✨✧ Jason SteinLucille ... CD
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", "Ryder's Uncle Dragon", and "Halls & Rooms". CD
Also available Lucille ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ Dejan TerzicMelanoia ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Dejan Terzic has a nice way of putting together sounds and colors here – working in these angular modes that are sometimes choppy, sometimes cascading – and awash with flurries of notes from a group that's only a quartet, but which comes on with a much stronger presence! The music triangulated between tones from the alto sax of Hayden Chisholm, piano of Achim Kaufmann, and 7-string guitar of Ronny Graupe – in ways that are awash in moments of harmony, counterpoint, and resonance – all coming from the compositional talents of Terzic, who works alongside the players on drums, percussion, and glockenspiel. The blend of guitar and piano is very unique – quite different than most familiar modes of interplay – and titles include "Traum Im Traum", "Fuge", "Tagtraum", "Hot Dream", "Melaton", "Albatraum", and "Eleanor's Bad Dream". CD
 
 
 



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