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Roy BurrowesJamaican Jazz Crusaders (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
JMA/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing little record – not just for the music itself, which is inherently great – but also for its straight jazz presentation of players you might know in more of a reggae-based setting! The album's a smoking set of hardbop numbers, played with plenty of soul – by a combo billed as the Jamaican Jazz Crusaders – featuring Roy Bubbles Burrows on trumpet, Ernst Ranglin on guitar, Roland Alphonso on tenor, Aubrey Adams on piano, Harold Williams on bass, and Carl McLeod on drums. The format's a bit unusual, in that the album's bracketed by interviews and introductions from Jamaican jazz DJ Nevil Willoughby – but in the core are some great performances, with very inventive arrangements, especially in the way Ranglin's guitar is used – on titles that include "The Highest Mountain", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Split Kick", and "Round Midnight". CD

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✨✧ Young DisciplesRoad To Freedom ... CD
Talkin' Loud (UK), 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soul albums of the past 20 years – served up here in its original format! When this killer came out in the UK in 1991, it was one of the best soul records we'd heard in years. Carleen Anderson, the then-unknown daughter of Bobby Byrd & Vicki Anderson, sung some of the deepest vocals we'd heard in years – and she was backed by funky soundscapes filled with references and homages to greats like Roy Ayers, Leroy Hutson, Leon Ware, 24-Carat Black, and many others. The record was (and is) impeccable – and it's a wondrous treat for fans of the kind of rare groove material we stock at Dusty Groove. Yet when it was originally issued in the US, Polygram stupidly "hip hopped" up the whole thing: remixed tracks, dropped vocals, and generally made the whole thing a pandering waste of an album that sounded like just another weak DJ with vocalist effort. Here, though, we've got the album in it's original format – with 10 incredible tracks, and stellar performances by the likes of Carleen Anderson, Master Ace, Johnny Lytle, Maceo Parker, and others! A treasure, and one that still sounds as fresh today! Tracks include "Apparently Nothin", "Talkin What I Feel", "All I Have", "As We Come", "Step Right On", and the majestic "Freedom Suite"! CD
(Out of print.)
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CheebacabraRetouched ... CD
Mackrosoft, 2000s/2015. Used ... $6.99
Cheebacabra return to the funky fold – with a set that offers up both unreleased material for the sessions from their previous three records, plus remixes of tracks from those albums as well! The remixes take a variety of approaches – some really cutting into the tunes, some layering more elements on top – including some nice instrumental twists – and the studio outtakes are used in between each remix track, almost like cool little "skit" instrumentals, as you'd find in a classic hip hop set! We especially love these outtakes – as they're lean, and mighty funky – often with great drums and keyboards – and remix tracks include "Osgood Schlatter (DJ Dinya rmx)", "Adventures Beyond (Cheeba rmx)", "Pass The Information (Art Hodge rmx)", "The Delivery (9dw rmx)", "Hidden Valley (Funkscribe rmx)", and "The Players Rendezvous (Naoki Yoda rmx)". CD

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Don PullenRichard's Tune (Solo Piano Album – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sackville/Delmark, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Really wonderful work from Don Pullen – solo material, and some of his most soulful sides of the 70s – done in this long-flowing style that's completely sublime! Pullen's really at his best in this format – working in a way that's very free, but never overindulgent or overexpressive in the wrong way – a kind of magical connection between his soul and the piano, with results that are still among some of the greatest in the genre. All tracks are long, and very beautiful – and titles include "Richard's Tune", "Big Alice", "Song Played Backwards", and "Suite (Sweet) Malcolm". Features two unissued bonus tracks – "Kadji" and an alternate of "Big Alice". CD

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✨✧ Gil EvansGreat Jazz Standards ... CD
World Pacific, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! CD
(Out of print.)

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