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✨✧ Earl GrantEarl Grant ... LP
Decca, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
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Amon Duul IIMade In Germany ... LP
Atco, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A big international record from Amon Duul – and for good reason, too – as the set's filled with catchy little tracks that have this really cool blend of prog and glam! The style's almost like Roxy Music at points – with the vocals all compressed in the guitars, and this sinister vibe in the instrumentation – played by a group who clearly know how to stretch out more, but instead pack a lot of experimentation into shorter, groovier space. The vocals are in English, but accented – which gives them a further offbeat vibe – and titles include "The King's Chocolate Waltz", "Emigrant Son", "La Krautoma", "Metropolis", "Gala Gnome", and "Mr Kraut's Jinx". LP, Vinyl record album

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BoosterLoop In Release ... CD
Blue Note (France), 2001. Used ... $7.99
Funky French grooves from DJ Booster – and another feather in the cap of the French division of Blue Note! This track's got a sweet laidback feel – lots of heavy beats at the bottom, and plenty of real jazz soloing on trumpet, Fender Rhodes, alto, sitar, and percussion. A few of the tunes have vocals, but the real strength of the album is in its mellow funky instrumentation – handled perfectly, in the mode of early 70s work by Grant Green or Ronnie Foster, with modern touches on percussion to pick things up a bit! Titles include "Manzana", "Summer", "The Box", "You're The One", "Mario Meets Malia", "Mutation", and "Holy Cow". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rusty BryantRusty Bryant Returns ... LP
Prestige, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real smoker of a session – Rusty Bryant's first comeback album of the jazz funk years, done in a mode that virtually set the tone for other Prestige sessions of the time! Rusty's working here on alto sax, in a mode that's clearly inspired by the Lou Donaldson sessions of the time on Blue Note – but done with a freer, looser, more rolling sort of vibe. Organist Sonny Phillips really makes the set great with some fluid work on the Hammond that matches Bryant's groove – and guitarist Grant Green's also in the group, setting up some great single note lines that punctuate the tunes nicely. A key factor is also bassist Bob Bushnell, who plays Fender bass on the record (an element missing from the Donaldson sound), and gives the record a key bit of motion at the bottom! Tracks include the groovy "Zoo Boogaloo", plus "Streak O' Lean", "Night Flight", "The Cat", and "Ready Rusty". LP, Vinyl record album

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dCprGFranz Kafka's South America (CD & DVD) ... CD
Voodoo/Sony (Japan), 2015. New Copy CD & DVD ... $36.99
A record that's every bit as compelling as its title – an unusual hybrid of jazz elements, electronics, and some offbeat production – all served up in a blend that reminds us of some of the most adventurous work from the late 80s New York scene – like some of the early groups who helped get the Knitting Factory started! The lineup features two keyboardists, two drummers, two saxophonists, and guitar, bass, and trumpet – but even these core elements are used in very unusual ways – so that the instrumentation usually criss-crosses in angular passages that are sometimes determined by the quirky rhythms of the tracks, sometimes moving much more of their own volition. There's also a bit of recitation and acoustic percussion on the set – which almost gives the whole thing an early American Clave vibe at times too – and titles include "Ronald Regan", "Verse 1", "Junta", "Gondwana Express", and "Immigrant's Animation". Comes with a bonus DVD – featuring a live performance by the group! CD
(DVD is NTSC, Region 2.)

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Charles EarlandIn the Pocket ... LP
Muse, 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Kicks ass! Like all of Earland's albums for Muse, this one's a deceptively simple record that you might pass up because of the date and the cover – but it's a full-fire burner that shows Earland playing better organ than he did for any other label after leaving Prestige. The tracks are long, with a very spare stripped down feel that lets Charlie go to town on the Hammond – and with backing by Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, and Idris Muhammad, he's in very nice company. Tracks include "Tackhead", "In The Alley", "Grant's Groove", and "A Good Date". LP, Vinyl record album

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EqualsUnequalled Equals ... LP
Barnyard (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Early work by The Equals – an incredible group that blends together rock, soul, and rocksteady in a color-blind London late 60s mode – with a sound that's still pretty darn revolutionary all these many years later! The group's famous as the starting point for a young Eddy Grant – whose vocals are really wonderful here, and gives the record a dark edge that pushes past the pop styles of the day, making for some rough-edged groovers that are as compelling as they are dangerous! Titles include "My Life Ain't Easy", "Hey Baby It's Time You Got Going", "To The Church", "You Lied Just To Save Your Name", "Ding Dong", and "I'm A Poor Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Coot Grant & Kid WilsonVocal Duet Vol 2 ... CD
Clifford (France), Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $3.99
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(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenBorn To Be Blue ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A rare one from Grant Green – recorded in 1962, but not issued until this first pressing of the material, in 1985. The set's one of Green's early classics recorded with pianist Sonny Clark – a deeply soulful player who really had the right feel for Green's more lyrical soul jazz numbers. The rest of the group includes Ike Quebec on tenor, plus Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. The tracks are laidback and introspective – but still have enough of a groove to fit with Green's best work at the time. Titles include "Count Every Star", "If I Should Lose You", "Born To Be Blue", and "My One And Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(French audiophile pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Grant GreenIron City! (32 Jazz version) ... CD
Cobblestone/32 Jazz, 1968. Used ... $6.99
This one was recorded in 1968, issued briefly on a small label, and then finally pressed for the larger masses during the early 70s by the Cobblestone label. Despite this checkered history, though, the album's one of Green's best small group recordings – and features a classic jazz organ trio sound, and features Green's guitar with the organ of John Patton and the drumming of Ben Dixon. We can't imagine a better combo, especially as the three of them were one of the best teams ever to put out soul jazz sessions for Blue Note! The record includes the version of "High Heel Sneakers" that has shown up on a few comps over the years, plus the tracks "Work Song", "Iron City", and "Old Man Moses". The feel is very similar to some of Green's Blue Notes, with a very classic sound. CD
(Out of print.)

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Grant GreenMain Attraction ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean overall! There's a fair bit of great players in the lineup – including Jon Faddis on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Joe Farrell on tenor – and the horns soar out nicely to set the scene over some tightly stepping backings – all served up with plenty of room for Grant to solo spaciously on guitar! The title track – "The Main Attraction" – is nearly 20 minutes long – and the other two tracks, "Creature" and "Future Feature", both approach the 10 minute mark themselves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few creases.)

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Johnny HodgesJoe's Blues ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good- ... $7.99
One of Hodges' best albums for Verve from the 60s – recorded with a great small combo that includes Grant Green on guitar, Grady Tate on drums, and Wild Bill Davis on organ. The sound's a lot hipper than you'd expect – with less of the corny organ work by Davis that can ruin a session – and the overall feel is like some swinging Prestige soul jazz organ set from the early 60s. Titles include "Wild Bill Blues", "Joe's Blues", "Warm Valley", "Solitude", and "Harmony In Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some aging and wear.)

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Bobby HutchersonNatural Illusions ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Vibes and orchestrations – a combination that makes for one of the coolest Bobby Hutcherson albums of the 70s – a really magical set that expands the sound of Bobby's work in ways we wouldn't have expected! The style is similar to that used with Grant Green and Lou Donaldson at the time on Blue Note – a style that's clearly trying for the more sophisticated sounds of CTI, and which beautifully balances the modes of presentation – so that there's still plenty of soulful moments and slyly funky bits alongside the strings and woodwinds in the orchestrations – proof that a record like this can be really brilliant if scored properly! Some moments get a bit modern and dark – almost in a William S Fischer kind of way – and titles include the great track "Rain Every Thursday", which begins with an excellent break – plus "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", "Sophisticated Ladies", "When You're Near", "Shirl", and "Lush Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UA pressing.)

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Bobby HutchersonNatural Illusions (Applause version) ... CD
Blue Note/Applause, 1972. Used ... $7.99
Vibes and orchestrations – a combination that makes for one of the coolest Bobby Hutcherson albums of the 70s – a really magical set that expands the sound of Bobby's work in ways we wouldn't have expected! The style is similar to that used with Grant Green and Lou Donaldson at the time on Blue Note – a style that's clearly trying for the more sophisticated sounds of CTI, and which beautifully balances the modes of presentation – so that there's still plenty of soulful moments and slyly funky bits alongside the strings and woodwinds in the orchestrations – proof that a record like this can be really brilliant if scored properly! Some moments get a bit modern and dark – almost in a William S Fischer kind of way – and titles include the great track "Rain Every Thursday", which begins with an excellent break – plus "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", "Sophisticated Ladies", "When You're Near", "Shirl", and "Lush Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bo Weavil Jackson/Bobby Grant/King Solomon Hill/LaBackwood Blues – The Complete Recorded Works Of Sam Butler (Bo Weavil Jackson), Bobby Grant, King Solomon Hill & Lane Hardin ... CD
Document (Austria), Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print. Cover image differs slightly.)

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Lord Invader & His Calypso BandMaster Stick Fighter In New York! ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99
Some great work that will completely redefine your ideas about calypso music – especially if they're mostly relegated to cliches about Harry Belafonte! The tracks here were all recorded by Rupert "Lord Invader" Grant in New York during the late 40s and early 50s – and done with a rough-edged quality that really lives up to the dynamic promise of the title! Most tunes are heavy on acoustic percussion underneath the vocals – used starkly and strongly to underscore the brash lyrics of the songs. CD features 17 tracks that include "Chicago Chicago", "New York Subway", "Out The Fire", "Ten Thousand To Bar Me One", "Cousin Family", "When You Hear I Die", "Labor Day", and "Brown Girl In The Ring". CD

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Christian McBride TrioChristian McBride Trio Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
The sign on the door at Village Vanguard reads "sold out", but this sweet CD grants you special admission to a wonderful live date from the trio of Christian McBride – full of warmth and imagination, and some excellent work on piano from Christian Sands! The record's a nice back to basics setting for McBride – and reminds us that sometimes his best ideas are his simplest – carved out here with these beautiful basslines that have a quality that's blocky, but fluid too – shapes in sound that really set things up in a perfect way – with subtle drumming from Ulysses Owens, and these sparkling piano lines from Sands, which almost take us back to our favorite early work from Mulgrew Miller. Titles include "Car Wash", "Fried Pies", "Sand Dune", "The Lady In My Life", and "Good Morning Heartache". CD
Also available Christian McBride Trio Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD 11.99

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Christian McBride TrioChristian McBride Trio Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2015. Used ... $11.99
The sign on the door at Village Vanguard reads "sold out", but this sweet CD grants you special admission to a wonderful live date from the trio of Christian McBride – full of warmth and imagination, and some excellent work on piano from Christian Sands! The record's a nice back to basics setting for McBride – and reminds us that sometimes his best ideas are his simplest – carved out here with these beautiful basslines that have a quality that's blocky, but fluid too – shapes in sound that really set things up in a perfect way – with subtle drumming from Ulysses Owens, and these sparkling piano lines from Sands, which almost take us back to our favorite early work from Mulgrew Miller. Titles include "Car Wash", "Fried Pies", "Sand Dune", "The Lady In My Life", and "Good Morning Heartache". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)
Also available Christian McBride Trio Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Jack McDuffHoneydripper ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Good+ ... $11.99
One of the records that put a young Brother Jack McDuff on the map – and a perfect example of the rougher R&B roots that first emerged in his early work on the Hammond! The session's got a much more down-n-dirty feel than some of McDuff's tighter 60s quartet work – and offers a nice bridge between 50s use of the organ in R&B, and the growing soul jazz take on the instrument that McDuff was helping to forge at the time. The group's a real cooker too – with some great work on guitar by a young Grant Green, smoking tenor from Jimmy Forrest, and lyrically dancing drums from the great Ben Dixon. Titles include the great original "Whap!", plus versions of "I Want A Little Girl" and "The Honeydripper" – and an excellent reading of Henry Mancini's "Mr Lucky", virtually worth the price of the record alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp and NJ address. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Ike QuebecBlue & Sentimental (2LP 180gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 1961. Near Mint- 2LP ... $39.99
Moody late night tenor musings by one of Blue Note's greatest talents of the early 60s! The album's a classic through and through – and the tenor of the mighty Ike Quebec is set up nicely in a solid quartet with Grant Green on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's no piano on the album, which really opens things up a lot, and lets the guitar/tenor lines get all snakey and introspective – with just the right dose of "blue" and "sentimental" to sweeten things up without getting all gooey! A seminal bit of Ike Quebec – and proof that he was one of Blue Note's greatest discoveries ever! Titles include "Minor Impulse", "Blues For Charlie", and "Like". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy RileyLive It To Know It – Self Productions, Protest Songs & Dub Plates 1975 to 1985 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Rare work from Jimmy Riley – a 70s singer who never fully got his due, but who rubbed shoulders with all the best on the Kingston scene, and made some mighty great music in the process! Jimmy's the father of Taurus Riley – the contemporary vocalist – but may well be a more expressive talent in his own right, as you'll hear in these powerful tracks from the late 70s, which include a number of great protest and political numbers, set to slow-stepping, head-nodding rhythms. A few cuts here are offered up in both original takes and versions, and most are pretty darn obscure, but pulled together with the always-great Pressure Sounds level of care and class. Titles include "Gunman Of JA", "From The Ghetto", "Westcoast", "Five Thanks & Praise", "Tell The Youths The Truth", "Majority Rule", "Bridge The Gap", "Poor Immigrant", and "Everyone Needs Money". CD
 
 
 



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