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Linsey AlexanderTwo Cats ... CD
Delmark, 2017. Used ... $8.99
Linsey Alexander carries the torch forward from a later generation of Chicago blues – not the down-and-dirty sound of the first arrivals in the city from the south, nor some of the first generation to get electrified – but maybe that later scene, when the music had really taken off, and blues singers like Linsey were able to add some brighter spirits and a bit of wit to their approach. As with some of the later blues from the south, such as Malaco Records releases of the 80s and 90s, Alexander's not afraid to crack a few jokes and drop some double-entendres into his songs – and he gets some nice small combo backing in the best Delmark Records mode. Titles include "Two Cats", "Facebook Woman", "Where Did You Take Your Clothes Off Last Night", "I'm In Love With A Woman", "Reefer & Blow", and "Comb Over Blues". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Luther AllisonElectric Blues Chicago Style Vol 2 (aka Love Me Mama) ... LP
Delmark/Goody (France), 1969. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Raw early work from the great Luther Allison – with the man himself on guitar and vocals, plus a bit of extra guitar from Jimmy Dawkins – and tenor on two tracks from Jim Conley too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoLive 1972 (aka Live At Mandel Hall) ... CD
Delmark, 1972. Used ... $8.99
One of the best post-Paris live dates by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – recorded right on their southside home turf in Chicago, as something of a homecoming after their years abroad! The performance is really one continuous piece, divided up into chapters – and it starts off with an intensity that's bolder than much of the group's previous recordings – an almost-free sort of sound that's quite raw, and which must have been a great way to announce their presence back on the Chicago scene. As the piece moves on, it slows a bit in pace, and opens up more in mood – but always has an edge that's quite distinct – almost free of some of the wit that marked the Ensemble's work from a few years before. The core lineup features Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman on saxes, Malachi Favors on bass, and Don Moye on drums and percussion – but as always, all players get their hands on plenty of other instruments during the performance – an array of horns, gongs, bells, whistles, bike horns, and more – all used to great effect! Sections of the work are titled "Duffvipels", "Checkmate", "Dautalty", and "Mata Kimasu". CD

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Josh BermanDance & A Hop ... CD
Delmark, 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
Tremendous work from the great Josh Berman – one of the most important musicians on the Chicago underground scene of the past decade or so – not just for his work on cornet, but also for his warmly collaborative and supportive spirit! That quality really comes through here – on a trio date that has Josh's horn with Jason Roebke on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums – all working together in this very special, very individual style – one that seems to embrace so many different decades of jazz at once – from the early trad phraseologists admired by Berman, to the postwar modern that's resurfaced in the recent Chicago scene, to the 21st Century experiments that all three members have engaged in! All the music is composed, but the performance has a looseness that almost feels improvised – save for the sense of cohesion in the tunes, and that no player ever steps too far outside – even though all of them are pretty darn freewheeling. We're not sure we've ever even heard a cornet trio before – but even if we had, there's never been anything like this – as you'll hear on titles that include "Cold Snap", "Today's Date", "Mint", "Your Uncle", "Time/Trouble", "Wooden", "Bridges", and "Luggage". CD
Also available Dance & A Hop ... LP 12.99

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Josh BermanDance & A Hop ... LP
Delmark, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99
Tremendous work from the great Josh Berman – one of the most important musicians on the Chicago underground scene of the past decade or so – not just for his work on cornet, but also for his warmly collaborative and supportive spirit! That quality really comes through here – on a trio date that has Josh's horn with Jason Roebke on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums – all working together in this very special, very individual style – one that seems to embrace so many different decades of jazz at once – from the early trad phraseologists admired by Berman, to the postwar modern that's resurfaced in the recent Chicago scene, to the 21st Century experiments that all three members have engaged in! All the music is composed, but the performance has a looseness that almost feels improvised – save for the sense of cohesion in the tunes, and that no player ever steps too far outside – even though all of them are pretty darn freewheeling. We're not sure we've ever even heard a cornet trio before – but even if we had, there's never been anything like this – as you'll hear on titles that include "Cold Snap", "Today's Date", "Mint", "Your Uncle", "Time/Trouble", "Wooden", "Bridges", and "Luggage". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dance & A Hop ... CD 8.99

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Josh BermanOld Idea ... LP
Delmark, 2009. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Old Idea, maybe, but a fresh, engrossing and straight up excellent set of modern jazz with an ear for classic avant garde – coronet player Josh Berman's debut as a leader! We're not sure if Berman has shown admirable patience and restraint in waiting until he felt ready to get put out marquee record of his own as leader, or if he's just been so swept up in being such a dynamic part of so many other exceptional improvisational projects (Exploding Star Orchestra, Rolldown, etc), but it's a really strong record, and we hope he stays active in this capacity! It's a quartet setting, with Rolldown leader Jason Adasiewicz on vibes and bringing some excellent atmosphere to the record, Keefe Jackson on tenor sax, Anton Hatwich on bass and Nori Tanaka on drums. Kinetic, unpredictable, but very, connectively textured and grooving. Josh handles all of the compositions, and the LP version has 6 numbers: "On Account Of A Hat", "Let's Pretend", "Nori", "What Can?", "Db" and "Almost Late". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big DooWopperFeel The Spirit – A Tribute To Mahalia ... CD
Delmark, 2002. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Bobby BroomModern Man ... CD
Delmark, 2001. Used ... $6.99
A nice one from one of Chicago's most underrated jazz men! Bobby Broom's been plying his trade here in the Windy City on guitar in small group combos for years, playing some of the finest post bop modern jazz we've heard, but he's made few recordings. This great disc captures him alongside Lonnie Smith, Ronnie Cuber and Idris Muhammad, about as near as you'll come today to the classic George Benson quartet that cut some burning sides for Columbia in the late 60s, and as you might hope, this session lives up to the promise of the lineup! The group grooves along nicely on renditions of standards like "Old Devil Moon" and "Peck A Sec", jazzy takes on pop tunes like "Superstition" and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" and Broom's originals"Dance For Osiris" and "Blues For Modern Man". 10 tracks in all. CD

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Jodie ChristianRain Or Shine ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... $2.99
With Roscoe Mitchell on reeds, Art Porter on alto, and Paul McKee on trombone. CD

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✨✧ Corey DennisonNight After Night ... CD
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Deep-burning Chicago blues from Corey Dennison – one of the few contemporary players who can still hold onto the electric fire from that moment when the Windy City scene first broke wide to much larger national appeal! Corey sings with a full, raspy style – and augments his lyrics with lots of heady guitar work – all in a style that's nicely lean, and which is never too over-adorned, or overproduced! The group's a quartet – with Gerry Hunt on second guitar, organ, and harmonica – and titles include "Phone Keeps Ringing", "Better Man", "I Get The Shivers", "Misti", "Hear My Plea", "Stuck In Chicago", "Troubles Of The World", and "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby". CD

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Sleepy John EstesBrownsville Blues ... CD
Delmark, Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
Features Sleepy John Estes on guitar and vocals – mostly solo, but with some harmonica by Hammie Nixon and guitar by Yank Rachell. CD

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Sleepy John EstesElectric Sleep ... CD
Delmark, 1968. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)

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Sleepy John EstesLegend Of Sleepy John Estes ... CD
Delmark, Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
With Hammie Nixon on harmonica, Knocky Parker on piano, and Ed Wilkinson on bass! CD

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Sleepy John EstesSleepy John Estes In Europe ... CD
Delmark, 1964. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Exploding Star OrchestraStars Have Shapes ... LP
Delmark, 2010. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The most amazing records to date from Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra – just the kind of cosmic, spiritual session you'd expect from the group's name – perfectly placed in a Chicago lineage that includes Sun Ra's Arkestra and the best years of the AACM! The group's got all the collaborative spirit of the latter reference – a largeish ensemble made up of some of the city's most important avant musicians in recent years – including Nicole Mitchell on flute, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Josh Abrams on acoustic bass, Matt Bauder on clarinet and tenor, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, and Mike Reed and John Herndon on drums – all players who know each others strengths through countless gigs together – coming together under the visionary leadership of Rob Mazurek on cornet. There's some slight electro-acoustic elements, which further complicate the sound of the record – but all without ever taking it off base – and the whole thing's got a righteous sort of energy that makes us mighty proud that sounds this great came from our hometown. Titles include "ChromoRocker", "Impression #1", "Ascenscion Ghost Impression #2", and "Three Blocks Of Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy FlynnLonesome Highway ... CD
Delmark, 2017. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Lacy GibsonCrying For My Baby ... CD
Delmark, 1977. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Al Green/Othello AndersonMr Lucky ... CD
Delmark, 2002. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Lin Halliday with Ira SullivanEast Of The Sun ... CD
Delmark, 1991/1992. Used ... $3.99
One of the few albums recorded by Lin Halliday – an underground Chicago legend, but one who never left the city for bigger fame. Also features Jodie Christian on piano! CD

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JB HuttoSlideslinger ... CD
Delmark, 1972. Used ... $8.99
... CD
 
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Luther Johnson with Muddy Waters Blues BandCome On Home ... LP
Douglas, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Wild guitar from Luther Johnson – an obscure earlier session recorded with a nicely gritty feel, and a fair bit of funk in the rhythms too! The group's billed as the Muddy Waters Blues Band – and Muddy appears to be on the record, although the notes are a bit lean – and the album features a number of great instrumentals, with really ripping guitar solos – plus a few vocal tracks too. The record's got a raw sound that's more of a Delmark Chicago blues vibe than a Chess Records one – and titles include "Top Of The Boogaloo", "Sting It", "Natural Wig", "Blues For Hippies", "Remember Me", "Snake", and "Sad Day Uptown". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester BowieNumbers 1 & 2 (50th anniversary edition) ... CD
Nessa, 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Lester Bowie as a leader – and a set that stands in importance right next to the early Delmark AACM sides by Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell! Plus, the album's almost an early Art Ensemble of Chicago effort, given the lineup – which features Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn; Roscoe Mitchell on alto, soprano, clarinet, and flute; Malachi Favors on bass; and Joseph Jarman on alto, sopranino, and clarinet!. The session was cut in 1967 by Chuck Nessa, and it features performances of the tracks "Number 1" and "Number 2" – very much in the Art Ensemble mode, with alternating instrumentation, sharp attacks and spare moments, plus a good dash of humor! CD

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonSaxophone Improvisations/Series F ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Proof that Anthony Braxton on his own could generate as much excitement as a whole group of other players! The album's a key work in the tradition of Braxton's seminal For Alto session for Delmark – played on alto sax as well, and featuring Braxton in solo exploration of a variety of original compositions – all named with unique mathematical formulas, but delivered with an intensely personal sound that's anything but academic! Braxton's work on the alto here is some of the greatest of the time – an exploration of realms of the instrument hardly ever expected – and a rich journey that takes along bits of Parker, Stitt, and Konitz – but comes up with a sound that can only be described as Braxton at his purest! Surprisingly soulful throughout, and a great example of why we treasure solo Braxton so highly. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Henry ThreadgillJust The Facts & Pass The Bucket ... CD
About Time, 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from Henry Threadgill – one of his under-exposed 80s sessions for the About Time label, and work that's every bit as great as his better-known sides for Delmark or Black Saint! The group here has a nice sense of freedom and interplay – almost a quality that hearkens back to Threadgill's roots in the AACM, thanks to strong contributions from Craig Harris on trombone, Olu Dara on trumpet, Fred Hopkins on bass, Deidre Murray on cello, and both Pheeroan Aklaff and John Betsch on percussion. The tracks are nicely arranged, but never too stiffly – and titles include "Cremation", "Black Blues", "Gateway", and "Just The Facts And Pass The Bucket". CD
 
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VariousCrystal Ball Records – 20th Anniversary Vol 3 ... CD
Crystal Ball, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $6.99
Includes music from the Gay Tunes, Dennie & the Dreamairs, the Crystalairs, the Nobletones, Tico & the Triumphs, the Del-Jays, the Crosstomes, the Savoys, the 4 Epics, the Delmarks, the Admirations & more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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