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Thelonious MonkCriss Cross ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. Used 2CD ... $7.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)
 
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✨✧ Wycliffe Gordon & The Garden City Gospel ChoirIn The Cross ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2003/2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Bill CharlapAll Through The Night ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A trio date – with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums! CD

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Pete Christlieb/Warne MarshConversations With Warne Vol 1 ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1978. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Small promotional sticker on booket & CD & punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ Andy Fusco QuintetOut Of The Dark ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1998. Used ... $6.99
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Victor GouldEarthlings ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Darkly beautiful sounds from pianist Victor Gould – an up-and-coming player who's also turning into a hell of a leader too! Vic works here with a fantastic core trio – Dezron Douglas on bass and Eric McPherson on drums – both players who are perfectly suited to set up the right sort of arcing, angling elements that fit the mode of Gould's piano – which seems to run up and down in these blocky flights of deeper tones that are completely wonderful! The album also features guest horns on about half the set – the soprano sax of Tim Warfield on three tracks, and the alto of Godwin Louis on three more – plus some light percussion from Khalil Kwame Bell. Titles include the originals "Rise", "Resilience", "Spider", and "Blues On Top" – plus versions of "Love Vibrations", "Farewell To Dogma", "Earthlings", and "Con Alma". CD

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Slide HamptonRoots ... LP
Criss Cross (Holland), 1985. Very Good+ ... $18.99
An overlooked killer from Slide Hampton – an 80s date with long tracks and plenty of soul – and one of Hampton's few small combo sets of the time! The lineup is impeccable – with Clifford Jordan on tenor, Cedar Walton on piano, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Titles include "Roots", "Maple Street", "Solar", and "Precipice". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford JordanRoyal Ballads ... LP
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Strong tenor work from the mighty Clifford Jordan – in a quartet with Kevin O'Connell on piano, Ed Howard on bass, and Vernell Fournier on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford Jordan with Junior CookTwo Tenor Winner ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1984. Used ... $9.99
Two tenors, indeed – Clifford Jordan and Junior Cook – both sounding great in this date from mature later years! The rhythm section is sweet, too – with Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums. CD
(Booklet is slightly wrinkled.)

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David KikoskiKayemode ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Pianist David Kikoski has added his talents to many great groups over the years – but the man himself always seems completely on fire when he's out front on his own – as on this wonderful trio set with Joe Martin on bass and Justin Faulkner on drums! Kikoski still has that way of building waves of sound that can be so important to horn player – but he also has an incredibly deft command of the keyboard at so many different levels during his solos on the set – bold one minute, modern the next, and often with an inherent lyricism that holds the whole thing together beautifully! Dave's sense of tone is crisp and clear – as the notes ring out strongly alongside each other – but he always seems to be working with a larger overall vision, even when wrapped up in the heat of a solo. The set features original tracks "Morning Glory", "Binge Watching", "Switching Roles", and "Blues For Gerry" – plus versions of Chick Corea's "Mirror Mirror" and the Pat Metheny tune "H & H". CD

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Sam NewsomeSam I Am ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Ulysses Owens JrUnanimous ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2011. Used ... $12.99
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Chris PotterPresenting ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1993. Used ... $11.99
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Noah PremingerGenuinity ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Noah Preminger begins the album with this great solo run on his tenor – a wonderful reminder of the constant growth he's had in recent years, and a hell of a great introduction too – before then leaping into a bold group effort from a quartet that includes Jason Palmer on trumpet, Kim Cass on bass, and Dan Weiss on drums! Obviously, the group style hearkens back to early 60s Ornette Coleman – and while the trumpet and tenor really enjoy a piano-less romp with the bass and drums, the also do a great job of showing how much ideas of free-thinking jazz have developed over the decades! The album balances tuneful passages with bolder moments, colors with rhythm – all through a set of superb originals by Preminger – who's also turning out to be a hell of a writer too. Titles include "TS & Her Spirit", "Mad Town", "Halfway To Hartford", "The Genuine One", "Walking On Eggshells", and "Nashua". CD

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✨✧ Melvin RhyneMel's Spell ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1994/1995. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Melvin RhyneTomorrow Yesterday Today ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2003. Used ... $15.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Adonis RoseUnity ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Will VinsonIt's All Right With Three ... CD
Criss Cross (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
The title's a bit of a pun on an old Cole Porter tune, but it's also a great statement of the strengths of reedman Will Vinson in a trio setting – as he really stretches out here, with just the guitar of Gilad Hekselman and drums of Antonio Sanchez for accompaniment! The tunes are a mix of rhythmic numbers that have the rhythms carving out space for Vinson's angular work on alto and soprano – and others that are more warmly chromatic, and make strong use of Hekelsman's guitar. Titles include "Where Are You", "Resting Jazz Face", "Down Homeless", "My Shining Hour", "The Pines", and "Samurai Hee Haw". CD

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Will VinsonStockholm Syndrome ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2010. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Condition note: booklet has a large peeled spot on the front & a cut corner. Priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Tim WarfieldJazzland ... CD
Criss Cross (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
You'll know you're in Jazzland from the very first note of this excellent set from saxophonist Tim Warfield – as the music has this wonderfully-wrapped sound that comes from his work on tenor and soprano sax, the trumpet of Terrell Stafford, and the Hammond of Pat Bianchi! The three musicians in the frontline all have this key contemporary vibe – so that they're not just working through older shades of soul jazz, and instead use the setting to really open up some great colors and moods – all with a quality that's as warmly soulful as Warfield's other records, and which definitely lives up to Stafford's legacy too! The group also features Byron Landham on drums and Daniel Sadownick on percussion – and titles include "Shake It For Me", "Hippity Hop", "Lenny's Lens", "Theme For Malcolm", "Sleeping Dancer Sleep On", and "Ode To Billie Joe". CD

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Scott WendholtScheme Of Things ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1993. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Richard WyandsHalf & Half ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1999. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Artwork has a small promo sticker and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Ted Brown & Jimmy RaneyIn Good Company ... LP
Criss Cross (Holland), 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Ted Brown on tenor, Jimmy Raney on guitar, and a great rhythm trio with Hod O'Brien on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! Titles include "Sir Felix", "Lost & Found", "Instant Blue", and "Blimey". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clifford Jordan with Junior CookTwo Tenor Winner ... LP
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two tenors, indeed – Clifford Jordan and Junior Cook – both sounding great in this date from mature later years! The rhythm section is sweet, too – with Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)
Also available Two Tenor Winner ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Mike LeDonneSoulmates ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Mike Moreno3 For 3 ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great tones from guitarist Mike Moreno – a player who sounds even more chromatic here than we remember from previous records – working in a nicely loose trio that features Doug Weiss on bass and Kendrick Scott on drums! The record's got a nicely individual vibe – and it's clear that Moreno's really grown a lot over the years – really finding a nice sort of energy with Weiss and Scott, whose work here allows a certain sort of flexibility, but without ever resorting to some of the too-atmospheric modes of a certain side of the guitar jazz spectrum. Moreno takes on some compelling material here – songs by Milton Nascimento, Radiohead, and Michel Legrand – in addition to more familiar jazz numbers – and titles include "The Big Push", "Clube Da Esquina", "Time For Love", "Perhaps", "You Must Believe In Spring", and "Glass Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Hod O'BrienOpalessence ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual quintet date for this great pianist – with Tom Harrell on trumpet and Pepper Adams on baritone – plus Ray Drummond on bass and Kenny Washington on drums! CD
(Out of print!)

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✨✧ Melvin RhyneClassmasters ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Mel Rhyne on Hammond – with Eric Alexander on tenor and Peter Bernstein on guitar! CD

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✨✧ Melvin RhyneFront & Center ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Donny McCaslinGive & Go ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dee DanielsState Of The Art ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Dee Daniels – a singer who's been on the scene for more than a few years, but who really seems to be hitting her stride these days! The set's got Daniels sounding tighter and more focused than ever – working with an excellent small combo that features Eric Alexander on tenor and Cyrus Chestnut on piano – both players who help bring a bite to the music that really seems to pull a lot out of Dee's vocals! The set is actually the first-ever vocal session for the Criss Cross label – but feels like some lost set of soulful jazz from years back – the kind of set that some of the better indies used to give us back in the 80s and 90s, but which so few seem to be able to deliver these days. Dee's great throughout – on the money, and really able to bring new life out of familiar tunes that include "Summer Wind", "He Was Too Good To Me", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Lover Man", and "Why Did I Choose You". CD

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✨✧ Wycliffe GordonGospel Truth ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ David HazeltineHow It Is ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Jim Rotondi on trumpet and Steve Wilson on alto! CD
(Booklet has a slight cut corner & a small promo sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Ryan KisorPoint Of Arrival ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Peter Zak on piano, John Webber on bass, and Willie Jones III on drums! CD
(Booklet has a cut corner and a small promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Joe Magnarelli & John SwanaNew York Philly Junction ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Jim SnideroVertigo ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Scott WendholtThrough The Shadows ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through booklet & sticker on booklet cover.)
 
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✨✧ Sonny CrissComplete Imperial Sessions ... CD
Imperial/Blue Note, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Fantastic work from one of the most overlooked alto talents of all-time! This beautiful CD features tracks from Sonny's 3 rare albums on Imperial – Jazz USA, Go Man, and Plays Cole Porter. The records were all recorded in 1956 – and they feature some of the strongest bop playing to ever come out of LA, total proof that that city wasn't always noodling around with cool jazz during the 50s! Sonny plays alto so well you want to cry – and every note is perfectly placed, with just the right mix of technical skill and warm soulful humanity. Most of this material has only ever been reissued in Japan – and the CD includes wealth of excellent cuts like "If I Had You", "I Love You", "Wailin With Joe", "West Coast Blues", "Criss Cross", "Ham's Blues", and "Blue Friday" – but the whole thing's great! CD

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Blue Note 7Mosaic – A Celebration Of Blue Note Records ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... $4.99
A brilliant celebration of Blue Note Records – one that features some key songs from the label's classic years, interpreted by a sharp-edged group of younger players! The lineup here is wonderful – Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Steve Wilson on alto and flute, Ravi Coltrane on tenor, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and rhythm from Bill Charlap on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums – all players who are great in their own right, but who really come together with a classic sort of sound here – a vibe that really respects the Blue Note leaders of years past, and which really gets their energy right! The rhythms are tremendous – no surprise, given how great Nash and Washington can be – and the tunes have a soulful, soaring quality that draws on all the joy Blue Note's given the world over the years – proclaimed boldly by the horn solos in the set. Titles include "Little B's Poem", "Inner Urge", "Mosaic", "Dolphin Dance", "Criss Cross", "Search For Peace", "The Outlaw", and "Idle Moments". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brief EncounterWhere Will I Go/Always ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Sweet mellow soul from this hip female group – one who always seemed to sound better the slower they went! That's definitely the case on "Where Will I Go", this beautiful mellow cut that has a slow-building rhythm that really works with the vocals – as the girls criss-cross over this deep burning organ in a wonderful way! "Always" is an upbeat spiritual tune that shows a gospel side of the group that we never knew before – almost a Clark Sisters sort of vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chairmen Of The Board feat Ken KnoxWords Left Unsaid ... CD
MoPhilly, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
Wonderful contemporary work from the legendary Chairmen Of The Board – not exactly the same version of the group that climbed the charts at the start of the 70s, but one that definitely gets their spirit completely right! The album's a recent recording, but it features plenty of vintage talent on board – including the Philly songwriting team of the Steals Brothers, and Detroit soul legend McKinley Jackson on production work – handling things with an approach that really reminds us of the kind of group soul albums they cut back in the day! Ken Knox is the lead here, with a very different style than that of General Johnson – and in a way, the album's maybe thought of best as a criss-cross between classic Philly group and Detroit modes, rather than just another Chairmen Of The Board set. Titles include "Each Morning I Wake Up", "Words Left Unsaid", "No One Else", "I'm Ready Willing & Able", "Get Your Lovin", "All I Need Is You Tonight", and "Get Your Lovin (DJ mix)". CD

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Ben Lamar GayDowntown Castles Can Never Block The Sun ... CD
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the most unusual "best of" collections you'll ever own – given that it features material pulled together from seven different albums by Ben LaMar Gay – none of which were ever released! The package is more of a debut than anything else – and a hell of a musical statement, too – as Ben's music is almost completely without referent – and that's saying a lot, given the already genre-busting nature of other releases on the International Anthem label! We might list the music under jazz – as it does feature some jazz instrumentation – but there's also lots of electronic elements too, often used in these shape-shifting ways that criss cross with other elements – like bass clarinet, flute, viola, and voice – all kind of crashing together in waves of sonic energy that embrace multiple genres at once, but never have the hokey result of other music that might try to do such a thing. Instead, imagine Ben's voice as being this bold cut-up experiment (in the original William S Burroughs mode) – but one that might have been taken across the scope of an entire record collection, sweeping up snatches of jazz, electronica, orchestral music, folk, hip hop, and lots more – all with results that are as revolutionary as Burroughs' writing. Titles include "Muhal", "Music For 18 Hairdressers – Braids & Friends", "7th Stanza", "Gator Teeth", "Swim Swim", "Kunni", "Oh No Not Again", "Jubilee", and "A Seasoning Called Primavera". CD
Also available Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun ... LP 20.99

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Ben Lamar GayDowntown Castles Can Never Block The Sun ... LP
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
One of the most unusual "best of" collections you'll ever own – given that it features material pulled together from seven different albums by Ben LaMar Gay – none of which were ever released! The package is more of a debut than anything else – and a hell of a musical statement, too – as Ben's music is almost completely without referent – and that's saying a lot, given the already genre-busting nature of other releases on the International Anthem label! We might list the music under jazz – as it does feature some jazz instrumentation – but there's also lots of electronic elements too, often used in these shape-shifting ways that criss cross with other elements – like bass clarinet, flute, viola, and voice – all kind of crashing together in waves of sonic energy that embrace multiple genres at once, but never have the hokey result of other music that might try to do such a thing. Instead, imagine Ben's voice as being this bold cut-up experiment (in the original William S Burroughs mode) – but one that might have been taken across the scope of an entire record collection, sweeping up snatches of jazz, electronica, orchestral music, folk, hip hop, and lots more – all with results that are as revolutionary as Burroughs' writing. Titles include "Muhal", "Music For 18 Hairdressers – Braids & Friends", "7th Stanza", "Gator Teeth", "Swim Swim", "Kunni", "Oh No Not Again", "Jubilee", and "A Seasoning Called Primavera". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun ... CD 11.99

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Golden Dawn ArkestraChildren Of The Sun ... CD
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
An interesting change from this offbeat spiritual ensemble – a set that's still every bit as cosmic before, but in a way that's maybe more psych-oriented and fuzzy at times – then mixed with some deeper funk elements at other points! Thematically, many of the lyrics could work in their previous jazzier work – but here, they're set to more guitars and some very cool keyboards – almost a criss-cross between spiritual jazz and early Hawkwind during the rocking moments, but interlaced with some more global elements too – all in a way that really keeps with the group's heavily-costumed look on the back cover! Things come on strong at first, then open up nicely – and titles include "The Wolf", "Children Of The Sun", "Promised Land", "Lovely Day", "Tropicalismo", "Ra-Horakhti", and "The Ocean". CD
Also available Children Of The Sun ... LP 14.99

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Golden Dawn ArkestraChildren Of The Sun ... LP
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
An interesting change from this offbeat spiritual ensemble – a set that's still every bit as cosmic before, but in a way that's maybe more psych-oriented and fuzzy at times – then mixed with some deeper funk elements at other points! Thematically, many of the lyrics could work in their previous jazzier work – but here, they're set to more guitars and some very cool keyboards – almost a criss-cross between spiritual jazz and early Hawkwind during the rocking moments, but interlaced with some more global elements too – all in a way that really keeps with the group's heavily-costumed look on the back cover! Things come on strong at first, then open up nicely – and titles include "The Wolf", "Children Of The Sun", "Promised Land", "Lovely Day", "Tropicalismo", "Ra-Horakhti", and "The Ocean". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Children Of The Sun ... CD 8.99

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Milt JacksonMilt Jackson (Blue Note 1509 aka Wizard Of The Vibes) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Wicked early work from Milt Jackson – a record that's got a lot more of an edge than some of his later work with the Modern Jazz Quartet – a near-perfect modernist bop sound that's every bit the best side of Blue Note in the early 50s! The package brings together material from a few different sessions – some originally on 10" LPs – and the core of the material features Jackson in the company of pianist Thelonious Monk, on some tracks that also feature Sahib Shihab on alto sax! John Lewis plays piano on another batch of tracks that are essentially the early MJQ lineup, but with Lou Donaldson on alto too – so they swing with a bit more soul than you might expect. Titles include "Bag's Groove", "On The Scene", "Willow Weep For Me", "Criss Cross", "Evidence", "Tahiti", "Misterioso", "Four In One", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Connie Kaye TrioI'm A Woman ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A very cool take on the tune first made famous by Peggy Lee – done here in a mode that's equally jazzy, but a bit offbeat too! The vocals and rhythms criss-cross in this interesting way – and there's some odd instrument on the chorus, maybe a melodica – which is offset by a stronger handclapping beat on the main lyric! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(And we're not sure, but we think the single features the same cut on both sides!)

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Kenny KirklandKenny Kirkland ... CD
GRP, 1991. Used ... $2.99
One of the sharper-edged sessions on the GRP label at the start of the 90s – a self-titled set from keyboardist Kenny Kirkland, who's mostly working here in a stripped-down acoustic mode! The lineup changes a bit from track to track – and in addition to Kenny on keys, the set also features Jeff Tain Watts on drums, Branford Marsalis on tenor and soprano sax, Charnett Moffet on bass, and Don Alias and Jerry Gonzalez on percussion. Some tracks are quite spare – one number is even just a drum solo by Watts – and there's a slightly modern undercurrent at points, as you might find in Marsalis family music of the same point – nothing that's ever too out, but a slightly dark edge that adds a bit more depth than you might expect. Titles include "Celia", "Chance", "Midnight Silence", "El Rey", "Mr JC", "Criss Cross", "Revelations", and "Ana Maria". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bunny Lee & The Aggrovators/Tommy McCookSuper Dub Disco Style (with bonus tracks)/Super Star Disco Rockers ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 17.98
Don't think "disco" as in the New York scene at Studio 54 – as these cuts are much deeper and dubbier – served up under the supervision of Bunny Lee by studio maestros Barnabas and Pat Kelly! Instrumentation is by the Aggrovators, but the magic comes equally from the production effects as it does from the massive rhythms by the group – as all the elements are filtered out in space, and criss-cross back and forth in this wonderful way – never too sloppy or experimental, but definitely tripping out with the groove! Vocals are muted when they do make an appearance – and titles include "The Aggrovators Special Dub", "Money In My Pocket Dub", "Portobello Special Dub", "Super Rockers Dub", "The Bomb Dub", "The Killer Dub", and "The Dub Specialist". Also features bonus tracks "Dubber's Delight", "Dub Vendors Choice", and "Man Never Imitate Always Originate". 2CD package also features the wonderful Super Star Disco Rockers from saxophonist Tommy McCook – an artist you'll know from important Jamaican recordings from the late 60s onward – but who's really hitting some headier territory here! The tunes are all instrumental, and have very dubby rhythms at the core – yet while the other instrumentation is often mixed up in studio effects, Tommy's lead solos are mostly nice and clear – blown with a much sharper edge than in earlier years, and often given these exotic tones too – a very cool style that really makes the album stand out from other dub instrumental albums of the time! There's some great currents of soul that almost make McCook work here as the Jamaican equivalent of Stanley Turrentine or Hank Crawford on their mid 70s recordings – and titles include "Herb & Honey", "Macka Dub Rock", "Tommy's Rocking Vibration", "The Night Rose Of Sherron", "African Jumpers", "The Bionic Horn", and "Roots Of Africa". Also features the bonus tracks "Kojack" and "Cannon". CD

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✨✧ OsibisaOsibisa ... LP
Decca, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Although Osibisa were one of the most successful of the London-based Afro-funk groups, they were also one of the best. This cool first album is filled with (as the label says) "criss cross rhythms that explode with happiness". Translated, that means that the record's got lots of nice cuts that have African percussion, electric funk rhythm, and a fairly joyous groove. Tracks include "Akwaaba", "Oranges", "The Dawn", "Think About The People", and the groovy "Music For Gong Gong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and sticker remnants.)

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Royal Krunk Orchestra (Russell Gunn)Get It How You Live ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
No krunk here, at least not in the familiar set – as the album features trumpeter Russell Gunn working with a host of hip young players in the Atlanta scene – reworking modern rhythms with a very cool funky jazz approach! These guys have definitely grown up on hip hop – at least as much as jazz – but the instrumentation is all live, and the group's got a super-heavy horn section that really sounds fantastic on these tunes – which often have a sharp crackle that's inspired by the beat-heavy side of the spectrum, even though the instrumentation is almost all acoustic. There's a bit of vocals – from Dionne Farris and Dashill Smith – and Theo Croker plays trumpet on one track too – but the main focus here is the way the horns criss cross to create new colors and majestic tones, often with a really explosive sort of energy. Titles include "Sybil's Blues", "Fair", "If I Ever Fall In Love", "Lyne's Joint", "Switch Medley", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", and "Hopeless". CD

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Sons Of KemetYour Queen Is A Reptile ... CD
Impulse, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A fantastic set from the London scene – really powerful sounds from a group who are heavy on percussion, but also do plenty with their horns! The group features strong tenor from Shabaka Hutchings, who also wrote all the tracks here – but they've also got a very heavy bottom sound, thanks to a brace of drummers, and a strong tuba player too – one who uses the instrument in the highly rhythmic mode of the New Orleans jazz scene, but with a very different vibe! Instead, there's currents here that really reflect the post-colonial nature of the world of jazz in the UK – as things criss-cross beautifully, with echoes of global rhythms alongside the jazzier elements. Congo Natty serves up a bit of vocals on one track – and titles include "My Queen Is Angela Davis", "My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa", "My Queen Is Harriet Tubman", "My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper", "My Queen Is Ada Eastman", and "My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark". CD

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VariousNo Jive – Authentic Southern Country Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rootsy blues from the great Excello Records – most of it recorded not too far from the Tennessee city in which the label made its home! The southern scene in the 50s was going through plenty of changes – partly because of all the migration northwards that started during the wartime years, partly because of the way that radio and growing indie labels were helping criss-cross sounds and scenes through their musical efforts – with a huge run of changes that were taking place in the urban scene. Even out in the sticks, stronger use of the electric guitar really transformed rural blues – even in spare recording settings that might have mirrored blues records of the 20s and 30s – and the use of new ideas, new inflections, and new ways of putting over a tune are perfectly captured here in a batch of rare tracks done by the Excello label. Most of the cuts are super-rare singles, issued here with excellent sound – and there's a few other numbers on the set that are issued here for the first time ever – with great sound and excellent notes. Titles include "I'm Bad" by Good Rockin Bob, "No Jive" by Little Al, "Honey Babe" by Arthur Gunter, "The Natural Facts" by Leroy Campbell, "Wasted Time" by Shy Guy Douglas, "Dirty Britches" by The Leap Frogs, "Welcome Home Baby" by Slim Hunt, and "Quit My Drinkin" by Robert Garrett. CD

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VariousThat's The Way I Feel Right Now – A Tribute To Thelonious Monk ... LP
A&M, 1984. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A great little entry into a genre that got way too overdone and way too cluttered by the end of the 80s – but which was surprisingly fresh at the time of this initial release! The set pays tribute to the late Thelonious Monk, but does so by moving way past his modern jazz roots – and allowing for participation by a variety of artists in a number of different fields. Hal Willner masterminded the set, and does a great job of making unlike artists work well next to each other – really expanding on famous numbers by Monk, but never getting too goofy overall. Titles include "Functional" by Randy Weston, "Four In One" by Todd Rundgren & Gary Windo, "Thelonious" by Bruce Fowler, "Criss Cross" by Shockabilly, "In Walked Budd" by Terry Adams & Roswell Rudd, "Evidence" by Steve Lacy & Elvin Jones, "Ba-Lu-Bolivar-Ba-Lues-Are" by Was Not Was, "Ask Me Now" by Steve Lacy & Charlie Rouse, "Monk's Mood" by Sharon Freeman, "Round Midnight" by Joe Jackson, and "Friday The Thirteen" by Bobby McFerrin and Bob Dorough. There's plenty of other great Lacy work on the set too – and even if you're put off by the presence of non-jazzers on the set, the album's worth it alone for the Lacy tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves, with poly liner attached. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his mix here really highlights the more expansively electric and rhythmically angular elements of the label's classic catalog – sounds that are clearly an inspiration for a huge number of 21st Century musicians and producer – not just Parrish himself! There's a richly spiritual vibe to the whole set – and the collection is easily one of the best presentations of the Black Jazz label we've ever heard – stunning from start to finish. Cuts include "My Favorite Things" by Gene Russell, "Those Who Chant" by Walter Bishop, "Jupiter" and "Convulsions" by The Awakening, "Trance Dance" by Doug Carn, "Time & Space" by Rudolph Johnson, "Criss Cross" and "BE" by Calvin Keys, and "Blue Bossa" by Walter Bishop Jr. CD

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✨✧ Ill ConsideredIll Considered ... CD
Ill Considered (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first album by this fantastic spiritual jazz quartet – a British group who are maybe in the same mode as work from their scene by artists like Nat Birchall or Matthew Halsall – but who also have a slightly more hard-burning approach! The group's got fantastic work on tenor from Idris Rahman, a player who'd be more than great enough on his own – but who here gets these rhythms that are rich and rolling – often complicated, but with this forward-moving energy that really matches the tenor solos. Leon Brichard handles the bass, which really grounds the set – and drums are by Emre Ramazanoglu and percussion is by Yahael Camara Onono – two players to effortlessly criss cross but never crash – really finding this amazing direction together. Titles include "Building Bridges", "Tangled", "Upstart", "Unwritten Rules", and "Lope". CD
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✨✧ Ill ConsideredIll Considered ... LP
Ill Considered (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first album by this fantastic spiritual jazz quartet – a British group who are maybe in the same mode as work from their scene by artists like Nat Birchall or Matthew Halsall – but who also have a slightly more hard-burning approach! The group's got fantastic work on tenor from Idris Rahman, a player who'd be more than great enough on his own – but who here gets these rhythms that are rich and rolling – often complicated, but with this forward-moving energy that really matches the tenor solos. Leon Brichard handles the bass, which really grounds the set – and drums are by Emre Ramazanoglu and percussion is by Yahael Camara Onono – two players to effortlessly criss cross but never crash – really finding this amazing direction together. Titles include "Building Bridges", "Tangled", "Upstart", "Unwritten Rules", and "Lope". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henri GuedonRetrospective ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Latin grooves in many styles – a massive collection of work by percussionist Henri Guedon – a musician with roots in the French West Indies, but who played heavily on both the Paris and New York scenes! Guedon's music here has a vibe that really shows that cross-cultural blend – Latin rhythms that are as strong as the best of the 70s salsa generation, but also served up a bit differently too – not with the Caribbean touches you might expect, but maybe just a wider knowledge of all the rhythmic modes possible – which Henri seems to criss-cross in his music! Make no mistake – if you love Latin grooves, you'll find plenty to love here – but you'll also find plenty more too, on tracks that run from about 1972 to 1992, all with a very heavy booklet of notes in French, and lots of photos too. Titles include "Vulcano", "Almendra Leitmotiv", "Fanfaria Seis Por Ocho", "Negro Congo", "Mamborap", "Laisse Yo Pale", "Neg Marron", "Moforibo Rere", "Mazurka Tropical", "Pani Fave", "Mrenguedon", "Douce", "Bomba Mizicien", "Faut Pas Pousser", and "Ochun Y Botala". CD

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✨✧ Kou Keri KouCanto Negro/Cerbatana ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Spanish group, but one who draw inspiration from all over the globe – as they criss-cross Southern Hemisphere sounds from both sides of the Atlantic on "Canto Negro" – a tune that's got a nice sing/songy groove! "Cerbatana" is even deeper – a rich tune with a strong trumpet solo in the lead – almost South African in approach, but over rhythms that mix bass, watery guitar, and percussion! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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✨✧ Bunny Lee & The AggrovatorsSuper Dub Disco Style ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Don't think "disco" as in the New York scene at Studio 54 – as these cuts are much deeper and dubbier – served up under the supervision of Bunny Lee by studio maestros Barnabas and Pat Kelly! Instrumentation is by the Aggrovators, but the magic comes equally from the production effects as it does from the massive rhythms by the group – as all the elements are filtered out in space, and criss-cross back and forth in this wonderful way – never too sloppy or experimental, but definitely tripping out with the groove! Vocals are muted when they do make an appearance – and titles include "The Aggrovators Special Dub", "Money In My Pocket Dub", "Portobello Special Dub", "Super Rockers Dub", "The Bomb Dub", "The Killer Dub", and "The Dub Specialist". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Dub Disco Style (with bonus tracks)/Super Star Disco Rockers ... CD 16.99
 
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BrandyeCrossover To Brandye ... CD
Kayvette/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer bit of female soul by a very short-lived group – one with a great sound that comes out of some real criss-crossing of styles – some deep soul currents, but some hipper modern soul touches at the top! The set was produced by Brad Shapiro, and has a good blend of his modern and southern styles of the mid 70s – similar to his work with Candi Staton – but it also features some impeccable arrangements from David Van DePitte, who gives the record a sweeping, swaying feel that buoys the vocals up on some really soulful backings. Titles include a great version of "How Long", plus the tracks "Mr Mystery", "You Accuse Me", "Rhythm Of Love", "One Woman's Trash", and "I Can't Weigh My Love". CD

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Kevin Ayers/John Cale/Brian Eno/NicoJune 1, 1974 ... CD
Island/Elemental (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A seminal live set that brings together the best talents from mid 70s leftfield rock – a unique meeting of Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Robert Wyatt, and Mike Oldfield! The concert is one that was initially Ayers' gig – but he had the foresight to invite the others along – and the result is a brilliant criss-crossing of modes that draws on the legacy of Roxy Music, Soft Machine, and The Velvets – but which bristles with the darker moments of each players' solo career. Ayers sings on about half the set – but Nico also turns in a reading of her take on "The End", and Eno sings on versions of his classics "Baby's On Fire" and "Driving Me Backwards". Other tracks include "May I", "Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes", "Two Goes Into Four", and "Heartbreak Hotel". CD
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Beginning Of The EndNassau Funk ... LP
Playback, Early 70s. Sealed ... $14.99
Fantastic funk from Beginning Of The End – one of the coolest, grooviest, most unique funk groups of the 70s – and one who've got a real criss-crossing of styles in their sound! As you'd guess from the title, these guys hail from Nassau, in the Bahamas – but their sound is hardly the stale calypso of the earlier generation, or some of the more familiar island hybrids that were playing for the tourists. Instead, these guys completely reinvent funk from the ground up – adding in lots of their own special styles of rhythm and inflection, with elements that were learned from their home scene, but then refitted for a mode that's much more American funk overall – making these guys one of the few island acts to challenge the likes of Fatback or Kool & The Gang! The set's an extremely well-chosen batch of tracks from the group's few recordings – and titles include the classic "Funky Nassau (parts 1 & 2)", plus "Monkey Tamarind", "Super Woman", "Doin The Funky Do", "That's What I Get", "When Se Made Me Promise", "In The Deep Bahamian Boogie", and "Come Down Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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BosqLove & Resistance ... CD
Ubiquity, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
Maybe the strongest album so far from Bosq – and certainly one of the most wide-ranging too – given that the group have a strong global bent to their groove, and they've also made space for a host of guest stars who include Nicole Willis, Bruno Morais, Monolog, and Kaleta! The music is every bit as funky as before, but there's also a nice criss-crossing of elements from Brazilian music, Afro Funk, and even a bit of contemporary house – served up with just the right sort of variety to match the moods of the guest stars. It's great to hear Nicole Willis on the clubby tracks "Take Me There" and "Tonight" – and other titles include "Feel It", "Can't Seem To Hide", "Com Force", "Alode", "In Orbit", "The Love", and "Pegate Pa Ca". CD

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Baba Brooks & OthersGay Feet – Every Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
Raw grooves from the Jamaican scene of the pre-reggae years – served up here in a blend of early ska, jump up soul, and other jazzy styles of the time – all handled by Sonia Pottinger, who was the first female producer on the Kingston scene! There's a nice mix of modes going on here, and the album's a great contrast to some of the more famous Jamaican records of the time – as it really shows the criss-crossing of Caribbean influences that was still filtering into the scene, even while things were coming together with a decidedly local groove. Trumpeter Baba Brooks is one of the standouts here – and works with his group on the tracks "Mosquito Jump Up", "First Session", "Bugle Boy", "Faberge", and "Ki Salavoca" – alongside other tracks that include "Hold Your Head In Front" by Joe White & Chuck, "By The Sea" by The Saints, "Heartaches" by The Techniques, and "What Must I Say" by Claudell Clarke. CD features 12 more bonus tracks – including "The Jerk" by Granville Williams & Baba Brooks, "Cocktails For Two" by Sammy Ismay, "Lollipop Tonight" by Ken Boothe & Roy Shirley, "Contact" by Roy Richards & Baba Brooks, "Lavender Blue" by Baba Brooks, and "Brown Eyes" by The Saints. CD

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Baba Brooks & OthersGay Feet Every Night – Featuring Baba Brooks and his Band ... LP
Doctor Bird/Dub Store (Japan), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Raw grooves from the Jamaican scene of the pre-reggae years – served up here in a blend of early ska, jump up soul, and other jazzy styles of the time – all handled by Sonia Pottinger, who was the first female producer on the Kingston scene! There's a nice mix of modes going on here, and the album's a great contrast to some of the more famous Jamaican records of the time – as it really shows the criss-crossing of Caribbean influences that was still filtering into the scene, even while things were coming together with a decidedly local groove. Trumpeter Baba Brooks is one of the standouts here – and works with his group on the tracks "Mosquito Jump Up", "First Session", "Bugle Boy", "Faberge", and "Ki Salavoca" – alongside other tracks that include "Hold Your Head In Front" by Joe White & Chuck, "By The Sea" by The Saints, "Heartaches" by The Techniques, and "What Must I Say" by Claudell Clarke. LP, Vinyl record album

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King BucknorAfrican Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Fierce Afro Funk from King Bucknor – who serves up two side-long jams here, both very much in the best Fela vibe of the 70s! "Woman Nature" starts out the record – building nicely from rattling percussion that's peppered with Bucknor's rough calls at the start, then filled in with much richer vocals by a chorus – whose interplay with the King is offset by lots of excellent criss-crossing guitar lines and horns! "Mr Debtor" is on the flipside, and is even tighter funk – a really long jam that's completely infectious right from the start, and has some especially strong horn solos in the mix! LP, Vinyl record album

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ESGSouth Bronx Story – The Best Of ESG ... CD
Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 80s. Used ... $15.99
Finally! Someone's gone and done a proper job of reissuing the great work of the legendary ESG! The group are a key chapter in the New York groove scene – and were a seminal link in the post-punk, post-disco, old school hip hop years, when bands and styles were criss-crossing the Big Apple like crazy. The four Scroggins sisters made up the group, and were helped by their friend Tito Libran on added percussion. ESG had this mad choppy groove that mixed raw guitars, heavy conga, and rolling basslines into a sound that was sampled heavily back in the day, and which would make the best of today's post-rock groups weep! Similar to their labelmates Liquid Liquid on 99 Records, but with a groove that's totally unique, and a hot jumpy sound that's still pretty darn fresh today! The material here is lovingly collected and packaged with the usual Soul Jazz flair – and there's a total of 16 tracks that include "Moody", "Get Funky", "Hold Me Right", "Tiny Sticks", "Moody (Spaced Out)", "You're No Good", "Come Away", "Parking Lot Blues", "About You", and the legendary sample cut "UFO". CD
(Out of print.)

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Estrada OrchestraJazzbeatjaatis (with bonus track) ... CD
Stereophonk/P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic full album from this ultra-cool group – a funky combo from contemporary Estonia – with ties to the Misha Panfilov Sound Combo that you might know from a sweet selection of recent 45s! Misha's in this group on bass, and also produced the record – with a raw sound that makes the whole thing a fantastic criss-crossing of deep funk and some freer jazz energy – all at a level that makes the whole thing completely fresh, and one of the hippest underground records we've heard in a while! These guys aren't really spiritual jazz, but they clearly get that energy – and although they play hard, they're not straight funk either – as they spin out on longer tracks and really know how to take solos – serving up excellent sounds on flute, tenor, alto, and a range of great keyboards – all set to nicely heavy drums, on titles that include "Nite City", "Envelope", "Garden Of Pleasures", "Queens", and "Troubled Mind" – and the Japanese bonus live track "Troubled Mind". CD

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From ScratchFive Rhythm Works ... CD
EM (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a vibe that sometimes reminds us of the music of Harry Party! Given the smallness of the NZ scene at the time, these guys were less of a high art ensemble, than the kind of creative criss-crossing of big ideas and grass roots expression – similar to that moment when the art and punk worlds worked together so strongly in late 70s New York. And the sound here would be right at home alongside some of the more creative artists from the Kitchen scene – as the group play, drum, and blow themselves through a wonderful array of rhythmic sounds! Titles include 'Out In Part", "Passage", "Drumwheel (part 2)", and passages from "Gung Ho". CD

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Ben HaukeOnly Old ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
The cover image is a cutup of global scenes and cities – and that's a great way to represent the music of Ben Hauke – as the London producer works very much in the best cultural criss-crossing mode that we've come to love from the Far Out label! The style here is more in the mode of the label's non-Brazilian artists, but there's also plenty of deep roots that come from older South African records – which Hauke samples throughout the set, and mixed with these skittish beats, unusual rhythms, and warm keyboard lines! Some of the best tracks have a very bassy bottom, which is nicely offset by the older warmth of the vintage samples – and titles include "It Weren't A Satalite", "Get Up To Get Down", "Only Old", "Bait Leo", "Digi Luv", and "You're Not Deep". LP, Vinyl record album

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JM Tim & FotyAfrican Funk Experimental – 1977 to 1979 (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Heavy funk, with maybe just a touch of experimental – the latter coming from the way that things were really changing up on the African scene of the late 70s – especially as the music was criss-crossing with more of the post-colonial world of records! Many of these tracks have almost a jazz funk approach at the core – especially the leaner numbers, which are filled with riffing guitars and mighty sweet keyboards! These are offset by tunes that have more of that style when Afro Funk was hitting the clubbier years – still pretty darn progressive, but also with elements that might appeal to the dancefloors up in London and Paris as well. Titles include "Douala By Night", "Funky Bafoussam", "More & More", "Aie", "Not So Bad", "I Love Yaounde", "Eda "Funky Boggie Love", and "Eya Mba". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes exotic modes that seem to move from Mexican folk, to contemporary Tuareg sounds, and even a bit of southwest guitar instrumental echo – but all in ways that are very fresh and different, and which also sound quite unusual compared to the usual use of guitar in a funky combo! There's a bit of vocals on the album, but really the guitar is the main "voice" – and one that speaks volumes – on titles that include "Lady & Man", "Como Te Quiero", "Shades Of Man", "Maria Tambien", "Como Me Quieres", "A Hymn", and "Rules". CD

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Pasteur LappeWe The People (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Tight Afro club grooves from Pasteur Lappe – but tracks that also have some nice roughness around the edges! The style here is often somewhat stripped-down – with rhythms that feature straight-ahead basslines and drums, which are then criss-crossed by Lappe's vocals, and peppered with riffing guitar and other percussion – but often with production that's not nearly as smooth as other material of this nature, especially in comparison to some of the more disco-styled work coming out on the European scene. There's almost more of a homegrown Cameroon vibe to some of the music, save for the two mellower ballads that round out the other four funkier tracks. Titles include "The Sekele Movement", "Sekelimania", "More Sekele Movement", "Dora", and "Watcha Get Ma Day Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
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Led ZeppelinCoda (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Swan Song/Atlantic (Japan), 1982. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
The title's an apt one – given that the record was the end of the tremendous run of records from Led Zeppelin – issued after the death of legendary drummer John Bomham – but the set's also way more than just an endpoint, as many of the tracks return to the group's beginning – and bring back unheard sounds from early 70s sessions! There's a nice criss-crossing of styles here – from the rawness of the earliest records, to the refined complexity of the mid 70s – and the album's way more than just an afterthought to the catalog – and is filled with great cuts that include the Bonham showpiece "Bonzo's Montreux", plus "We're Gonna Groove", "Poor Tom", "I Can't Quit You Baby". "Wearing And Tearing", and "Ozone Baby". CD
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Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with Lucinda WilliamsVanished Gardens ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the most unusual criss-crossings of styles that we've ever heard from saxophonist Charles Lloyd – and that's saying a lot, given all of his unusual projects over the years! This set follows from Lloyd's previous album with his Marvels group – a richly American blending of jazz and roots – and also brings in singer Lucinda Williams on a number of the album's tracks! The core sounds have that strong contribution from guitarist Bill Frisell that made the previous Marvels project so unique – and Williams herself has great sympathy with the guitarist, as she does with Greg Leisz, who plays pedal steel and dobro on the record. Lloyd handles tenor, flute, and "ghost vocals" – and the album equally balances instrumental tunes and vocal selections, including one trio number with just Lloyd, Frisell, and Williams. Titles include "Dust", "Vanished Gardens", "Unsuffer Me", "Monk's Mood", "Angel", "Blues For Langston & LaRue", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Ventura", and "We've Come Too Far To Turn Around". CD

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Los SupremosAtiza Y Ataja (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
A triple-time killer from the Colombian scene at the start of the 70s – one of those rare gems on Discos Fuentes that had the label setting a new sort of fire on its own, in comparison to the New York Latin generation! In addition to the cumbia tracks you might expect, the set's also got some killer guaguanco and descarga tracks – super-jazzy, and filled with lively interplay between the percussion at the core, and the criss-crossing of piano, tenor, and trumpet on the top! Peter Scott handles the vocals with Piper Diaz – and titles include "Hacha Y Machete", "El Mico", "Atiza Y Atala", "Ven A Colombia", "Cali Querido", "Guaguaco Supremo", and "El Cuento". LP, Vinyl record album

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LulendoMwinda ... CD
Buda (France), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Beautifully bubbling sounds from Lulendo – a singer who also plays a fair bit of quissange – an African thumb piano, in the same manner as the kalimba! The instrument rings out with these percussive notes right alongside his lively, lyrical vocals – set to instrumentation that is mostly pretty lively too, and driven by Tony Allen's drums on two of the album's eleven tracks! But even without Allen, the sound is pretty darn great – a warm criss-crossing of melodic and percussive modes, on titles that include "Mwinda", "Nguya", "Kuna Simu", "Mamona Mbua", "Africa Meu Amor", "Zombo City", "Diata", and "Kimpa Vita". CD

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Bill MacKay & Ryley WalkerSpiderBeetleBee ... LP
Drag City, 2017. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Beautiful instrumental material from the team of Ryley Walker and Bill MacKay – a recently-recorded acoustic set, but one that feels as if it could have been pulled from the archives of Takoma Records in the 60s! Both Ryley and Bill play acoustic guitars – criss-crossing in these haunting lines of sonic inspiration – occasionally augmented by a bit of cello, and some added percussion on one number – but mostly just working as a duo, with a sound that's completely sublime! The music is relatively tuneful, but as aware of unusual phrasings and sounds as some of the best acoustic underground material of decades before – and the whole thing is pretty wonderful throughout. Titles include "The Grand Old Trout", "I Heard Them Singing", "Stretching My Dollar In Plano", "Lonesome Traveler", "Dragonfly", and "Naturita". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Miller BandRecall The Beginning – A Journey From Eden ... CD
Capitol/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful early record from the great Steve Miller – a set that calls out its soulful intentions with a cover dedication to Mahalia Jackson and Junior Parker! Miller never copies the work of either artist, but instead really does a great job of channeling the soulful spirit of their generation through the new attitude of the Bay Area scene – often working with backing vocals alongside his lead, with a soul harmony approach that makes a few tunes straight soul swingers – while others have those funky blues currents that Steve always did so well. The great Ben Sidran produced – and gives the album the same criss-crossing of styles that his own early 70s albums showcased so well – and titles include "Fandango", "Love's Riddle", "Heal Your Heart", "Welcome", "Enter Maurice", "Somebody Somewhere Help Me", "The Sun Is Going Down", and "Journey From Eden". CD
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MPB4O Sonho, A Vida, A Roda Viva – 50 Anos Ao Vivo ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
This legendary Brazilian vocal group celebrate their fifty years in music – a great stretch of sounds that run from their offbeat harmony records of the 60s, through some great bossa-revival material in more recent years! The set here has more of the vibe of their current work – and with a vocal approach that's still pretty darn great – lots of criss-crossing of individual singers amidst the larger harmonies of a tune, and instrumentation that often includes piano and acoustic guitar to provide a nicely warm backdrop. If anything, there's an even greater sophistication to their sound than back in the day – but in a subtle way too – and titles include "Desossado", "A Lua", "Milagres", "Almanaque", "Brasileia", "Cicatrizes", "Conversa Com O Coracao", "A Ilha", and "Cancao Da America" – plus "Vira Virou", which features a guest appearance from Kleiton & Kledir. CD
Also available O Sonho, A Vida, A Roda Viva – 50 Anos Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD 14.99

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MPB4O Sonho, A Vida, A Roda Viva – 50 Anos Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
This legendary Brazilian vocal group celebrate their fifty years in music – a great stretch of sounds that run from their offbeat harmony records of the 60s, through some great bossa-revival material in more recent years! The set here has more of the vibe of their current work – and with a vocal approach that's still pretty darn great – lots of criss-crossing of individual singers amidst the larger harmonies of a tune, and instrumentation that often includes piano and acoustic guitar to provide a nicely warm backdrop. If anything, there's an even greater sophistication to their sound than back in the day – but in a subtle way too – and titles include "Desossado", "A Lua", "Milagres", "Almanaque", "Brasileia", "Cicatrizes", "Conversa Com O Coracao", "A Ilha", and "Cancao Da America" – plus "Vira Virou", which features a guest appearance from Kleiton & Kledir. DVD features five more tracks than the CD, and runs for 81 minutes. DVD
(DVD is NTSC, All Region.)
Also available O Sonho, A Vida, A Roda Viva – 50 Anos Ao Vivo ... CD 15.99

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Bafana NhlapoNgikhumbule Khaya ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A cool criss-crossing of modes – all produced by Bugge Wesseltoft in the usual genre-busting mode of the Jazzland label! The set features South African singer Bafana Issac Nhlapo working with a group of Norwegian musicians – who bring this bouncy, jazz-based style to his vocals – using saxes, trumpet, trombone, and tuba in ways that are both melodic and rhythmic – working with just a bit of extra percussion in the groove! The approach is very unique – almost a New Orleans band by way of Capetown and Oslo – but with results that are way more than that description might imply. Titles include "Migration", "Riots", "Usebenzi", "Ncebe", "Prayer", "Mama Africa", "Welcome To Oslo", and "Inje Mnyama". CD

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Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & Power ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic set from the contemporary scene in Lagos – a set that's very heavy on percussion, but has a slightly electrical vibe too – almost the same sort of clash of contemporary and classic that we loved in the Congotronics series from a few years back! The approach here is definitely different, though – as most of the music is played on live drums tuned at different levels – with vocals criss-crossing the music – all at a speed that's very much up to the percussion, which moves so fast, we're really stunned – almost at a level that's impossible to imagine being created in a live setting by a group of musicians! The whole thing's instantly timeless, and one of the strongest contemporary recordings we've heard from the Nigerian scene in years – with titles that include "Ilu", "Garaje", "Eyo Sese", "Ire", "Oro Owe", and "Orin Gidi". CD
Also available Synchro Sound System & Power (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & Power (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A fantastic set from the contemporary scene in Lagos – a set that's very heavy on percussion, but has a slightly electrical vibe too – almost the same sort of clash of contemporary and classic that we loved in the Congotronics series from a few years back! The approach here is definitely different, though – as most of the music is played on live drums tuned at different levels – with vocals criss-crossing the music – all at a speed that's very much up to the percussion, which moves so fast, we're really stunned – almost at a level that's impossible to imagine being created in a live setting by a group of musicians! The whole thing's instantly timeless, and one of the strongest contemporary recordings we've heard from the Nigerian scene in years – with titles that include "Ilu", "Garaje", "Eyo Sese", "Ire", "Oro Owe", and "Orin Gidi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Synchro Sound System & Power ... CD 18.99

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O'Seis (Os Mutantes)Suicida/Apocalipse ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1966. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $10.99 11.98
Very rare work from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – an early single from the group O Seis, who later morphed into Os Mutantes! The vibe here is maybe a bit straighter than that group's Tropicalia classics, but there's definitely a strong sense of darkness, too – as you'd guess from songs that are titled after suicide and apocalypse! "Suicida" is surprisingly sweet in structure, but very moody too – with a balance that's like something from the Velvet Underground's 3rd album. "Apocalipse" is upbeat and jaunty, with criss-crossing between the male lead singer and a young Rita Lee! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Duke PearsonIt Could Only Happen With You ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
Pivotal work from Duke Pearson – a brilliant set that perfectly sums up all the criss-crossing of styles he was working on in the late 60s – and comes up with a wonderful blend of electric jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and just a touch of 70s soul! Pearson plays some sweet Fender Rhodes on the set, in addition to acoustic piano – and there's some other wonderful instrumentation in the mix too – including flute and guitar from Hermeto Pascoal, making a rare Blue Note appearance – plus sweet flutes from Jerry Dodgion and Lew Tabackin, both blowing in kind of a CTI-ish way – as well as tenor from Frank Foster, trumpets from Collins/Shepley, and wonderful drums from Mickey Roker – whose inventive rhythms here really helps set fire to Duke's new ideas. Flora Purim sings on a few tracks – pre-Fantasy Records, and turning in some of her greatest vocals ever – and titles include a wonderful version of "Stormy", plus "Book's Bossa", "Gira, Girou", "Hermeto", "Emily", and "It Could Only Happen With You". CD
(Part of the Blue Note LA Revivals series!)

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Darren PihGlam – The Performance Of Style ... Book
Tate (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 40.00
A fantastic look at the artwork and style of glam – the movement that's usually known best through its big musical proponents – who include David Bowie, Roxy Music, and T Rex! Yet glam was way more than just a few fuzzy hit records in the early 70s – as the book traces a legacy that begins with Warhol and pop art in the 60s, then moves through a love of European trash later in the decade, to a point when glam allowed so much great interplay between then-opposite poles – high and low, male and female, straight and gay – and many other territories that were easily criss-crossed by the movement. The book was put together as part of a big glam exhibition at the Tate in London – and features writings by Simon Reynolds, Mike Kelly, Judith Watt, Neil Mulholland, and others – alongside some really fantastic photos – artwork, record covers, publications, and hundreds of other striking images from the time. The back even features a great glam timeline – showing the evolution of the genre in different forms from the 60s onward – and the whole thing is softcover, 160 pages, and full color throughout. Book

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Roger RaspailDalva ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. Used ... $8.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene – and has always been part of that city's rich post-colonial criss-crossing of modes – especially the side of the French jazz scene that has always been very open to non-Anglo rhythms, and allowed very open interplay of different ideas! That approach is definitely in place here – on sounds that maybe offer up more of Raspail's roots than some of his early records – but in a way that also shows his warm absorption of continental modes too. Guests include Vincent Segal, Alain Jean-Marie, Anthony Joseph, and Dao – and titles include "Kalypso Ka", "Rara", "Manza Rene", "Nuite Douce", "Bossa De La Plage", "Papa Yaya", "Ballade A Ilet Perou", and "Anty Kaz La". CD
Also available Dalva ... LP 14.99

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Roger RaspailDalva ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene – and has always been part of that city's rich post-colonial criss-crossing of modes – especially the side of the French jazz scene that has always been very open to non-Anglo rhythms, and allowed very open interplay of different ideas! That approach is definitely in place here – on sounds that maybe offer up more of Raspail's roots than some of his early records – but in a way that also shows his warm absorption of continental modes too. Guests include Vincent Segal, Alain Jean-Marie, Anthony Joseph, and Dao – and titles include "Kalypso Ka", "Rara", "Manza Rene", "Nuite Douce", "Bossa De La Plage", "Papa Yaya", "Ballade A Ilet Perou", and "Anty Kaz La". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)
Also available Dalva ... CD 8.99

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Joshua RedmanStill Dreaming ... CD
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
There's nothing too dreamy here – as Joshua Redman takes on the energy of the Old & New Dreams that featured his father, Dewey Redman – an excellent late 70s ensemble filled with members of Ornette Coleman groups, working in a very Ornette-like mode! The style is similar here – no piano at all, and a quartet that features Ron Miles on cornet, Scott Colley on bass, and Brian Blade on drums – exploding with energy that criss-crosses the rhythmic and melodic roles of all players – which might well make for one of the liveliest Joshua Redman albums in years. Miles is wonderful in the setting, and Colley and Blade are right on the money – and titles include the originals "The Rest", "Haze & Aspirations", "New Year", "It's Not The Same", "Blues For Charlie", and "Unanimity" – plus versions of Charlie Haden's "Playing" and Ornette's "Comme Il Faut". CD

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Mitch RyderDetroit-Memphis Experiment ... LP
Dot, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A definite criss-crossing of Detroit and Memphis modes – as the funky soul of Mitch Ryder gets some hip backings here from Booker T & The MGs! Mitch always had a lot of soul-charged energy in his best early work anyway – but here, he really puts it all on the table – recording with Booker and crew to back him up, with production from Steve Cropper that really maintains the Stax-like quality of the set! Given the date of the record, it's almost a precursor to some of Stax's early 70s rock experiments – but given the core Booker T sound, the album's actually way better than any of those – and is more like a lost MGs set, with added vocals. Titles include "Liberty", "I Believe", "Direct Me", "Raise Your Hand", "Long Long Time", "Meat", "Wear & Tear On My Heart", "Sugar Bee", and "I Get Hot". LP, Vinyl record album

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Siassia & TokobinaSiassia & Tokobina EP ... LP
Nouvelle Ambiance (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
A cool combination of elements – the vocals and percussion of Congolese singer Albert Siassia, and lively rhythms from a trio of French musicians! The music has a great crackle and a new sense of expression – in the mode of some of the best post-colonial recordings on the Paris scene, with a criss-crossing of African and European modes towards a more optimistic future for the dancefloor! The EP features the previously-issued tracks "Mama Africa" and "Pointe Noire" – and the unreleased tracks "Sangi" and "In The World", both a nicely dark contrast to the other two tunes. First release on a new label from Hugo Mendez of Sofrito fame! LP, Vinyl record album

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Suns Of ArqaRevenge Of The Mosabites (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rocksteady/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.99
Groundbreaking early work from Suns Of Arqua – recorded on the London scene at the end of the 70s, with this amazing blend of instrumental elements from around the globe – but all at a level that's far from the cliches such albums would have in later years! Instead, there's this fresh sense of discovery going on – a criss-crossing of sounds from Jamaican dub, Irish folk, Spanish flamenco, and other genres come together beautifully – all with help from On-U Records maestro Adrian Sherwood – who must have gotten some of the ideas for his later projects from working on this set! The range of instrumentation is amazing – and includes cuica, harmonium, sitar, esraj, tabla, Chinese shwam, flamenco guitar, banjo, and lots more – on titles that include "Sully's Reel", "World Peace A Dream", "Acid Tabla", "Piece Of The World", "Paintings Of A Cave", and "Sanaiscara Saturn". CD features three bonus tracks – "Asian Rebel (hyphen dub)", "Sanaiscara Saturn (hyphen edit)", and "Acid Tabla (hyphen edit)". CD

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Ebo TaylorYen Ara ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Ebo Taylor takes off wonderfully here – clearly inspired by the new attention he's gotten in recent years, which includes a whole set of fresh recordings like this – which strongly continue the vibe of his classics from the 70s! The groove is tight and wonderfully focused – not the slavish Afrika 70 mode that so many other contemporary groups try for – and instead that criss-crossing style of Taylor's roots, which includes all the right jazzy flourishes around the edges! Taylor's vocals are wonderful, and he also plays plenty of guitar – and titles include "Poverty No Good", "Mind Your Own Business", "Aba Yaa", "Abenkwan Puchaa", "Ankon'M", "Aboa Kyrbin", and "Mumudey Mumudey". CD
Also available Yen Ara ... LP 18.99

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Ebo TaylorYen Ara ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Ebo Taylor takes off wonderfully here – clearly inspired by the new attention he's gotten in recent years, which includes a whole set of fresh recordings like this – which strongly continue the vibe of his classics from the 70s! The groove is tight and wonderfully focused – not the slavish Afrika 70 mode that so many other contemporary groups try for – and instead that criss-crossing style of Taylor's roots, which includes all the right jazzy flourishes around the edges! Taylor's vocals are wonderful, and he also plays plenty of guitar – and titles include "Poverty No Good", "Mind Your Own Business", "Aba Yaa", "Abenkwan Puchaa", "Ankon'M", "Aboa Kyrbin", and "Mumudey Mumudey". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Yen Ara ... CD 10.99

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Underground SystemWhat Are You ... CD
Soul Clap, 2017. New Copy ... On September 14, 2018 (delayed)
Underground System have really expanded their vibe this time around – still working with some of the Afro Funk styles of before, but also opening up into a range of contemporary soul styles that maybe fit the image of the cover a bit more than we might have guessed! There's lots of great things percolating in the sonic mix – more beats, catchy lyrics, and playful passages that almost recall some of the the NYC downtown experiments with funky global styles in the post-disco years – but all handled with a much more contemporary vibe. The criss-crossing of styles is a great change from some of the too-standard groups of the scene – and titles include "State Of Mind", "What's It Gonna Take", "Nmani", "Rent Party", "Just A Place", "Sebben", and "Three's A Charm". CD
Also available What Are You ... LP 17.99

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Underground SystemWhat Are You ... LP
Soul Clap, 2017. New Copy ... $17.99 19.98
Underground System have really expanded their vibe this time around – still working with some of the Afro Funk styles of before, but also opening up into a range of contemporary soul styles that maybe fit the image of the cover a bit more than we might have guessed! There's lots of great things percolating in the sonic mix – more beats, catchy lyrics, and playful passages that almost recall some of the the NYC downtown experiments with funky global styles in the post-disco years – but all handled with a much more contemporary vibe. The criss-crossing of styles is a great change from some of the too-standard groups of the scene – and titles include "State Of Mind", "What's It Gonna Take", "Nmani", "Rent Party", "Just A Place", "Sebben", and "Three's A Charm". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wonk & The Love ExperimentBinary ... LP
Sweet Soul (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $26.99
A slightly different vibe than usual for Wonk – maybe more soul than jazz overall, but with that criss-crossing style we love so much in their music – just expanded strongly by the presence of Love Experiment! The beats are chunky, funky, and cut with lots of spacey elements – and the vocals are served up by Kim Mayo and Kento Nagatsuka with a real 21st Century soul vibe – on grooves that have a heavy-stepping quality that's funky, but in a nicely trippy way! Leadoff cuts are collaborations between the two forces, and one or the other seem to take center stage a bit more as the album moves on – but there's still a strongly unified vibe throughout. Titles include "The Light", "Montreal", "Atonement", "You", "The World Looks So Brand New", "Summer Jawn", and "Baby Can't You See". LP, Vinyl record album

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XtasyE Je Ka Jo (Let's Dance) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99
Xtasy have a name and a look that feels a lot like some of the mainstream American soul acts of the time – and the sound of this album definitely fits that image too! The grooves are a sweet blend of bumping basslines and keyboards – borrowing strongly from electro soul instrumentation of the time, with that leaner funky approach that so many American groups picked up by the mid 80s. There's maybe a few elements that hint at the group's home on the other side of the Atlantic – but even some of the percussive spots hearken towards the criss-crossing of cultures that were bubbling up on the New York scene. Titles include "Be With You", "Let Your Body Go", "Eje Kajo", "Feel So Good", "Light Of You", and "Throw Down". CD
 
 
 



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