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CameoUgly Ego/Secret Omen ... CD
Chocolate City/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of killers from Cameo – both from their legendary late 70s run! Ugly Ego is one of our favorite albums ever from Cameo – the group's third release! The album's got a great approach that hints at more sophisticated soul styles, but which is still firmly in charge of the bass-driven grooves that made their early albums so great – a compressed approach to the music that was copied by countless other groups at the time, but rarely came off this well! The whole thing's great – filled with excellent cuts that include "I'll Be With You", "Give Love a Chance", "Ugly Ego", "Two of Us", "Friend to Me", "Insane", and "I Want You". Super-dope – with loads of great jams! Secret Omen is a sweet stunner from Cameo – a set that's got the group working with an even tighter, more on the money sound than before – yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial! These guys were one of the first to push the big ensemble funk sound into a leaner approach, and they really live up to that legacy here – impeccably fusing bass, drums, and everything else together – in a groove that lived far beyond disco, really influenced both hip hop and house, and which makes the album one of their real lasting treasures. Groovers include "Macho", "Find My Way", "Energy", and "I Just Want To Be" – and the album also includes the guitar-funk jammer "The Rock", and the stellar stepper "Sparkle" – which is one of our favorite Cameo cuts ever! CD

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✨✧ Flaming LipsEgo Tripping At The Gates Of Hell ... CD
Warner, 2003. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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✨✧ InternetEgo Death ... CD
Columbia, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks and the sorts of catchy elements that are bound to make the group huge in coming years! There's a crispy, crackling sound in the rhythms all the way through – but never in a too-abstract level, as some more sci-fi oriented artists can hit – and although the record features guest work from Janelle Monae, Tyler The Creator, and a few other stars – we actually love the group's own core performances the best. Titles include "Get Away", "Under Control", "Gabby", "Go With It", "Girl", "Special Affair", "Something's Missing", "Partners In Crime (part 3)", and "Penthouse Cloud". CD

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James WilliamsAlter Ego ... LP
Sunnyside, 1984. Near Mint- ... $8.99
One of the great early sets by pianist James Williams as a leader – right after he left Art Blakey's band – with Bill Easley on alto, Billy Pierce on tenor and soprano sax, Kevin Eubanks on guitar, Ray Drummond on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony Williams LifetimeEgo ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the last completely intense albums from Tony Williams' Lifetime group – a slightly changed lineup from the original trio – one that includes guitarist Ted Dunbar, bassist Ron Carter, and percussionists Don Alias and Warren Smith. The group still features some searing organ work from Larry Young (recording here as Khalid Yasin), but the overall sound is also a bit spacier, and even more percussion-driven than before. Dunbar's tripped-out guitar is a nice change from the more rock-focused sound of John McLaughlin on earlier records – and he seems to free the players from their fuzzed out sound, and let them hit some nicely organic moments. Titles include "Clap City", "There Comes A Time", "Two Worlds", "Some Hip Drum Sh!t", "Lonesome Wells" and "The Urchin's Of Shermese". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Snoop DoggEgo Trippin ... CD
Geffen, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
Big Snoop is back for some Ego Trippin' – with the instant classic single "Sexual Eruption" – plus "Press Play", "SD Is Out", "Gangsta Like Me", Neva Have 2 Worry", "Cool", "Sets Up", "These Hollywood Nights", "My Medicine", "Ridin' In My Chevy", "Those Gurlz", "One Chance", "Why Did You Leave Me" and more! CD
 
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ClipseLord Willin' (7 x 7 inch white vinyl box set – with bonus track) ... 7-inch
Star Trak/Get On Down, 2002. New Copy 7 x 7-inch (reissue)... $44.99 49.98
The modern classic by Clipse – in a 7 X 7" box set! and a neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop masterpiece produced by the Neptunes – the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T arrive as smooth, confident rhymers with plenty of standout moments, while the Neptunes reach an early production peak. The Neptunes' fingerprints are evident on just about every second of every track, but it doesn't diminish the role of the rappers in the least. This is a true hip hop record from beginning to end, something the 'tunes had shied away from around the same time with the hard rockin' NERD and their more pop-oriented productions. We thought from the first needle drop that this was a record we'd be able to come back to for years and years and years, and that indeed holds true! Tracks include "Young Boy", "Ma, I Don't Love Her" featuring Faith Evans, "Ego", "Comedy Central" featuring Fabulous, "Gangsta Lean", "Let's Talk About It" featuring Jermaine Dupri, and more. Also includes the bonus Selector remix of "Grindin'" w/ Sean Paul, Bless, Kardinall Offishall, NORE, Baby & Lil' Wayne. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White vinyl limited edition of 1000!)

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El-P & Killer Mike (Run The Jewels)Run The Jewels (colored vinyl – with patch, poster and download) ... LP
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
El-P and Killer Mike finally deliver a killer duo record! We knew that this one would be a win, considering how great the El-P produced RAP Music album by Killer Mike turned out to be, how versatile the El-P futuristic production vibe is and how timelessly inventive each rapper is on their own. They didn't team-up to coast on their reputations, though, as Run The Jewels is nearly as great as anything either one has done in the preceding couple of years. Includes "Run The Jewels", "Banana Clipper" feat Big Boi, "DDFH, "Sea Legs", "No Come Down", "Get It", "Twin Hype Back" feat Prince Paul as his Handsome Boy alter-ego Chest Rockwell, "A Christmas F**king Miracle" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold colored vinyl. Comes with poster, patch & download code.)

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Peter Michael HamelVoice Of Silence (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Wah Wah (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An amazing extension of the world of Terry Riley and LaMonte Young – taken in a whole new direction by Peter Michael Hamel for this rare early 70s album on Vertigo! The music is mindblowing – spare, minimalist passages that features unique instruments in unique tunings – played in these ways that have subtle sounds making subtle shifts, until they build into these really amazing waves of sound and music! Hamel sings just a bit – but in a way that he credits as "the harmonic tone spectrum of the voice made audible" – and instrumentation includes a specially-tuned piano, a transformed organ, and maybe more – all produced in a way that's mighty eerie! Titles include "Panta Tantra", "The Voice Of Silence", and "Ego Loss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 5 – History Of The Loop Digga 1990 to 2000 ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 1990s/Early 2000s/2010. Used ... $9.99
Formative Madlib beatcraft – music made by 'Lib from 1990-2000 – crafted into a tight full length album that feels as fresh as ever! History Of The Loop Digga features funky hip hop instrumentals made at a time when he was producing underground beat tapes for himself and the Crate Diggas Palace crew of MCs. Raw Madlib hip hop beats from the early days with spackled with bits of vocals from Madlib & his Quasimoto alter ego, Declaime and others, plus mad vocal samples. At the core, it's excellent leftfield hip hop productions that aptly predicts for the unbridled genius to come, mixed in 2010 and feeling very much of the here and now. 34 shortish tracks on the CD for more than an hour of modern vintage Madlib. Titles include "Static Invazion", "Stakeout", "Rapper X Radio", "Last Day's Music", "Nothing For Nothing", "Live From Outer Space", "Further Adventures Of Walkman Flavor", "Real Days" "CDP Assassins" (Pts 1-6) and a slew of untitled episodes. CD
(Includes obi.)

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Crystal NightSweet Melodies ... CD
Cicada (France), 2005. Used ... $9.99
A great set of work from singer Crystal Night – recorded in France, but with a real American sense of soul! There's a lightly dancing vibe to the whole set that we really like – a mode that glides along a bit more than some of the current work from the Neo Soul underground – unfettered from ego, and with vocals that are soulful, but never overdone. Instrumentation includes just a bit of acoustic guitar – used in a way that's never folksy, and more with jazz inflections, in a style that really helps enforce the sweetness of the tunes. Crystal's voice is great too – totally confident and professional, but never mainstream or too full of itself – soaring over the top of the set with a heck of a lot of well-deserved pride. Titles include "Vin Rouge", "What I Feel", "Sweet Melodies", "Welcome", "Live Free", and "Corner Cafe". CD
(Out of print.)

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William ParkerConversations II – Dialogues & Monologues (Book & CD) ... Book
Rogue Art (France), 2015. New Copy Book & CD ... $39.99
A really amazing project from bassist William Parker – a hell of a musical talent in his own right, but also a very warmly collaborative force in jazz – and one who's always able to put his ego aside in favor of letting other voices come through more strongly! And there's perhaps been no greater illustration of that quality than this book – which is a massive project that has Parker speaking in dialogues with an assortment of different musicians, and also allowing them space to speak on their own as well – a richly diverse lineup that includes Yusef Lateef, Marshal Allen, Jerome Cooper, Tim Berne, Andrew Cyrille, William Hooker, Kidd Jordan, Wadada Leo Smith, David S Ware, Roswell Rudd, Jemeel Moondoc, Kalaparusha, and many others – over 500 pages in all, presented here either in interviews, or essays of their own – with photos and other graphic elements as well. Also includes a CD with spoken passages from a variety of artists – plus unique music from the team of Parker and Kidd Jordan! Book

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PleaseManila Thriller ... LP
London, 1976. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Nice bit of soulful funky stuff with sort of a Free Soul sound, and by a group that (because of the "Manila" in the title, and the look on their faces) we've always assumed were Filipino. They do a nice job, though, and the groove is sweet and mellow, with a good harmony funk sound. Tracks include "Please Yourself", "You Got The Feeling", "Ego Trippin", "Flaming Lady", and "Side By Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ QuasimotoBus Ride (orig, inst)/Rappcats (orig, inst)/Greenery (orig, inst) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2005. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Two tracks from Madlib's helium-huffing alter ego Quasimoto! "Bus Ride" starts this hazy, two-sided trip in that trademark, tripped out fashion – all thumping, disjointed beats and samples, and rhymes detailing that strange conversation on the bus! "Rappcats" is a funky nod to some classic MCs, with the same skewed sense of humor and heady production. "Greenery" is another affectionate tribute, this one going out to Lord Quas's favorite leafy scenery! A nice hint at the craziness to come on the 05 LP! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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Louie RamirezAli Baba ... LP
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in about a month!" – then rolls into a massively grooving tune entitled "Ungawa". This blend of Middle Eastern, African, and Latin themes in such short space – however goofball – really gets at the expansive feel of the set, as Louie's stepping way past the simple format of his earlier years, into the tripped-out styles that the Latin kids were digging in the late 60s. The album's even got a secret message hidden by backward masking – but even the forward bits are great, especially the tunes that cook with English lyrics by Bobby Marin! Titles include "I Dig Rhythm", "Ungawa", "Ali Baba", "Cookin' with Ali", "Yambu", "It's Not What You Say", and "Cachita". LP, Vinyl record album

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Savath & SavalasRolls & Waves EP ... CD
Hefty, 1999. Used ... $2.99
A early atmospheric effort by Prefuse 73's alter ego. Instruments get mangled softly and gently by machines. The title is very fitting, and it sounds great in headphones, waiting patiently for your airplane to depart. There's guest spots on here by John Herndon and Tim Delaney. Nice. Tracks include "Rolls & Waves Of Ignorance", "Paths In Soft Focus", "Folk Song For Cello", "Decataur Queen", and "Rolls & Waves Of Acknowledgement". CD
(Out of print.)

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Steady BGoing Steady ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $0.49
11 cuts from the Hilltop Hustla, including "Stone Cold Hustler", "Ego Trippin", "Nasty Girls" & "New Breed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Buster WilliamsPinnacle ... CD
32 Jazz, 1975. Used ... $26.99
A totally excellent Buster Williams album from the mid 70's, and one of the best (and hardest to find) albums on Muse! The bassist has always been one of our favorite talents – and this little gem is one of the few albums he's cut on his own, a majestic bit of soul jazz and funk, recorded with a very hip lineup! Includes the great slow funk track "The Hump", which has a tight sample-heavy bass and electronics intro, plus lots of other nice ones like "Tayamisha", "Batuki", and "Noble Ego". Sonny Fortune, Woody Shaw, and Billy Hart are all in the group – and with players like that, how can you miss? CD
(Out of print.)

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Motoharu YoshizawaOutfit (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $21.99
We're really beginning to fall in love with the music of Yoshizawa Motoharu – a bassist that we'd rank right up there with Barry Guy or Barre Phillips for continually creative expression of sound! Yet Motoharu's very much his own musician, too – every bit as free as those better-known European players, but graced with a touch that's completely unique – especially in the way he moves effortlessly between bowing and plucking – to create constantly compelling sounds, yet all without any sense of ego or bravado! That quality comes through beautifully in this set of solo excursions – a beautiful gem from the legendary Trio catalog – with titles that include "Hiccup", "Beans Dance", "Distance", "Crossing", and "Soft Nothings". CD

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✨✧ Jocelyn BrownOne From The Heart ... LP
Warner, 1987. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A classic groover from Jocelyn Brown! One From The Heart was a big mainstream moment for Jocelyn Brown – the crowning realization of all the great work she'd done in the club underground in the early part of the 80s – presented here with a slightly more crossover vibe, but a sound that's still pretty darn great in the end, thanks to Brown's tremendous vocals. Jocelyn's really keeping an older style of female soul alive here – amidst some beats and more programmed rhythms – belting things out with the pipes that first rose her to fame in the disco years, pretty proud and unabashed here. Rhythms are better than usual for a major label record like this – thanks to help from Hubert Eaves and Jellybean – and titles include "Love's Gonna Get You", "Ego Maniac", "True Love", "Caught In The Act", "I Cry Real Tears", and "Living Without Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ El-P & Killer Mike (Run The Jewels)Run The Jewels ... CD
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
El-P and Killer Mike finally deliver a killer duo record! We knew that this one would be a win, considering how great the El-P produced RAP Music album by Killer Mike turned out to be, how versatile the El-P futuristic production vibe is and how timelessly inventive each rapper is on their own. They didn't team-up to coast on their reputations, though, as Run The Jewels is nearly as great as anything either one has done in the preceding couple of years. Includes "Run The Jewels", "Banana Clipper" feat Big Boi, "DDFH, "Sea Legs", "No Come Down", "Get It", "Twin Hype Back" feat Prince Paul as his Handsome Boy alter-ego Chest Rockwell, "A Christmas F**king Miracle" and more. CD
Also available Run The Jewels (colored vinyl – with patch, poster and download) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeIn Our Lifetime (expanded love man edition) ... CD
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1981. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massively expanded version of the last Marvin Gaye album for Motown – issued here with a full extra mix, some previously unreleased tracks, and even the "lost" Love Man album from the year before! The core album a wonderful cap to a great run of sexy soul for the 70s – filled with great mellow grooves that rival the genius of Marvin Gaye's earlier work in the decade! There's a glowing, slow-burning feel to some of the best numbers here – a vibe that's right out of the I Want You era, with touches of Let's Get It On too. But there's also a slightly more mature approach too – a bit more cautious, even when confident – no doubt informed by the struggles of his Here My Dear album, which also echoes somewhat in this set. The record's more proof that even when not coming across with a classic hit, Marvin's still very much at the top of his game – an artist that stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries – with none of the too-commercial or too-dated modes that held other folks back! Titles include "Life Is For Learning", "Praise", "Funk Me", "Far Cry", "Love Party", and "Love Me Now Or Love Me Later". Bonus tracks include the full Odyssey Studios mix of the album – previously unissued – plus "Nuclear Juice", "Far Cry (unedited)', and "Ego Tripping Out", in vocal, instrumental, and LP mixes! And last but not least, the package also features 6 more tracks from the unreleased Love Man album – including "I Offer You Nothing But Love", "A Lover's Plea", "Dance N Be Happy", "Just Because You're So Pretty", and "Life Is Now In Session". CD
(Out of print limited edition.)

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✨✧ Charles MansonCharles Manson Sings (aka Lie – The Love & Terror Cult) ... CD
Aware One, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If Terry Melcher hadn't given Charles Manson the brush off, this album may well have come out on Columbia in the late 60s, and made Manson the rock and roll star he wanted to be! And while we're as disturbed as everyone else by the history of Charlie's violence, we also have to admit that we're kind of taken by this album – and find it a surprisingly good little record in a 60s folksy mode. There's really none of the creepiness that you might expect, and Manson's got a naivete that kind of transforms a Dylan-esque style into one that's overflowing with the raw emotion and personality of Jonathan Richman (but none of the silliness, of course.) Most of the music is recorded in a spare style, with acoustic guitar backing and a bit of additional vocals – and titles include "Ego", "Look At Your Game Girl", "I'll Never Say Never To Always", "Home Is Where You're Happy", "Big Iron Door", "I Once Knew A Man", "Garbage Dump", "Don't Do Anything Illegal", and "Sick City". CD

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✨✧ Jack McDuffLive At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer diller of a live set from Brother Jack McDuff – a cut that burns with energy that almost beats his studio 60s classics for Prestige! The group is one of Jack's best ever – a lineup that includes the twin tenors of Red Holloway and Harold Vick, plus incredibly sharp guitar from a young George Benson, and some of the most unique soul jazz drum work you'll ever hear – courtesy of the amazing Joe Dukes. Despite their individual strengths, which might make this whole thing an ego-fest – all players fit perfectly into place on the album's hard wailing batch of groovers, and groove together with a sympathetic energy that's simply amazing! Titles include a great remake of "Jive Samba", plus "Dink's Blues", "Grease Monkey", "Passing Through", and "Vas Dis". This is the kind of thing live recording equipment was made for! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Louie RamirezAli Baba ... CD
Fania, 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in about a month!" – then rolls into a massively grooving tune entitled "Ungawa". This blend of Middle Eastern, African, and Latin themes in such short space – however goofball – really gets at the expansive feel of the set, as Louie's stepping way past the simple format of his earlier years, into the tripped-out styles that the Latin kids were digging in the late 60s. The album's even got a secret message hidden by backward masking – but even the forward bits are great, especially the tunes that cook with English lyrics by Bobby Marin! Titles include "I Dig Rhythm", "Ungawa", "Ali Baba", "Cookin' with Ali", "Yambu", "It's Not What You Say", and "Cachita". CD
Also available Ali Baba ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ VariousFly Girls – B-Boys Beware – Revenge Of The Super Female Rappers ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic tribute to the Fly Girls of hip hop – a filler free collection of some of the funkiest female fronted singles of the 80s – included a few genesis cuts from the 70s and a couple of important 90s numbers – blueprint rap from JJ Fad, Sweet Tee, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Bahamadia, Sparky D, Dimples D, Roxanne Shante and more! The set is heavy with classic material from NYC, naturally – as that's where hip hop was born – Soul Jazz does a fine job of selecting important cuts from other scenes, stretching back to the 70s for influential tracks by Camille Yarborough and Sarah Webster Fabio, and into the 90s for modern classics by Bahamadia and Missy Elliot. No label is more reverent to the classics they round up for killer compilations than Soul Jazz – and this is a great one – with rare photos and notes on each track. CD 1 includes "You're Goin Down" by JJ Fad, "Pump Up The Funk" by Princess MC, "Vicious Rap" by Tanya Winley, "I Got Da Feelin" by Sweet Tee, "Ego Trippin" by Nicki Giovanni, "Cha Cha Cha" by MC Lyte, "Paper Thin" by Bahamadia and more. CD 2 includes "I Can't Stop" by Sparky D, "Ladies First" by Queen Latifah, "To The Beat Y'all" by Lady B, "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) by Missy Elliot, "Sucker DJs" by Dimples D, "Give It A Rest" by She Rockers, "Glimpses" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Bite This" by Roxanne Shante and more. 20 tracks on 2CDs. CD
 
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Admiral Tibet/Gregory PeckVictim Of Babylon/Wah Do You ... 12-inch
Live & Love (Jamaica), 1991. Very Good ... $19.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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AlbitaAlbita Llego ... CD
Angel's Dawn, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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Joe ArroyoFuego ... CD
SDI, 1993. Used ... $9.99
A nice batch of salsa tunes from Arroyo. Tracks include three originals – "Llanto Ven LLanto Va", "Fuego" and "El Monstruo" and others such as "Mueve Un Pie", "Tania II", "Tumanye", and "El Sapo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe BataanGypsy Woman ... LP
Fania, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stunning soul from the great Joe Bataan – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that's right up there with the best of the Spanish Harlem scene of the late 60s! The album is Joe Bataan's debut for the Fania Records label – and the start of an incendiary run of Latin classics that forever changed the face of the New York scene – a mindblowing mix of Latin rhythms and soul-based inspiration, served up in a mix of English and Spanish language lyrics! The title track is a sublime cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Gypsy Woman" – one that's even more heartbreaking than the original – and other titles include "Ordinary Guy", Sugar Guaguanco", "So Fine", "Fuego", and the groovy "Chickie's Trombone" – a tight little jammer that shows that Joe's group also drew plenty of inspiration from the descarga scene too. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge BenAlo Alo, Como Vai? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Som Livre/Bomba (Japan), 1980. Used ... $24.99
Tighter than Jorge Ben's funky work from the early 70s – but still pretty darn great! The record's got Jorge working in a smoother vein than on his Philips sides, with the same sort of modern soul approach that Marcos Valle and other older Brazilian singers were using at the time. But since Jorge's always been a soulster from the start, the style works perfectly for his warm vocals and his keen talent for putting over a groove. Arrangements have kind of a brassy funky samba groove – and titles include "Ma Ma Ma Ma Mae", "Solitario Surfista", "Olha A Pipa", "Cae Cae Caetano", "Alo Alo, Como Vai?", and "A Cegohna Me Deixou Em Mardureira". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Berkeley (Michael & Lennox)Concerto (Seascapes)/Concerto For Two Pianos & Orchestra Op 30/Gregorian Variations – Scott/Shelley/Hickox/BBC National Orchestra Of Wales ... CD
Chandos (UK), 2007. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benjamin Biolay & OthersClara Et Moi ... CD
EMI (France), 2004. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful little CD that displays the full range of talents of Benjamin Biolay – one of our favorite new French singers and producers since the 70s! Biolay's got a classic sound that takes us back to the best of Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, and Michel Polnareff – and his music for this film includes a variety of modes – including mellow instrumental, slightly funky downtempo, and some stunning vocal work – sung by Biolay, and other artists that include Michel Aumont, Keren Ann, Julie Gayet, and Louise Alenius. Biolay produced the whole set, and titles include "Eden Luxembourg", "The Word", "Selfish Boy Rhapsody", "Moi Rien", "Clara", "Nuage Noir", "L'Odeon", "Toi Rien", and "L'Egoiste". CD
(This is a copy protected CD.)

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Blue NotesBlue Notes For Johnny ... LP
Ogun (UK), 1987. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A beautiful record, although with a strong undercurrent of sadness! In what was becoming an unfortunate tradition in their later years, the remaining members of the legendary South African jazz group The Blue Notes join together to mourn the passing of one of their original bandmembers – the great bassist Johnny Dyani, a player whose sound had a key influence on both African and European jazz scenes of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The group for this session is reduced to Chris McGregor on piano, Louis Moholo on bass, and Dudu Pukwana on alto and soprano saxes – working together in a beautiful session of tunes that hearken back to the rhythms of the group's roots – while still allowing some of the freer interplay that they discovered in later years. McGregor's piano is especially nice – tinged with sadness and appropriate blue notes – providing a nice undercurrent to the solo work of Pukwana. Titles include "Funk Dem Dudu", "Eyomzi", "Blues For Nick", and "Monks & Mbizo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dan BodanSoft (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
DFA, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
A pretty wonderful set by Montreal-raised, Berlin-based singer and songwriter Dan Bodan for the DFA label – softly-sung, emotive tunes done with modern electronics and other more timeless instrumentation – and it's the some of the best material yet by Bodan! We really dig the range of influences in the mix, which gives it a distinctive, out of the time feel – with some synth soul touches rooted in the 80s that have evolved pretty nicely for the post-millennium, mellow electronic pop and other less categorizable touches – but it's Dan's emotionally resonant voice and solid, unique songcraft that really carries the vibe. Includes "A Soft Opening", "Anonymous", "Romeo", "Soft As Rain", "Reload", "Jaws Of Life", "Rusty", "Catching Fire", "Goodbye Summer" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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BrahmsConcerto In D Major For Violin & Cello In A Minor Op 102 – Jascha Heifetz/Gregor Piatigorsky/Alfred Wallenstein/RCA Victor Symphony ... LP
RCA, 1961. Near Mint- ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition 180 gram stereo reissue – on Cisco! Includes original insert!)

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Till BronnerMovie Album ... CD
Universal (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
A beautiful setting for trumpeter Till Bronner – a set that has the German musician stepping out on a host of famous film themes, with backing from a larger orchestra that creates a wonderful backdrop for his solos! The style's very different than some of Bronner's more groove-oriented sets, and is a great reminder that he's also got an ear for deeper sounds and more expansive modes – yet still in a way that holds onto all of the soul in his horn. Chuck Loeb put the set together with Till, and also helped with the arrangements – as did Chris Walden, Nan Schwartz, and Jeff Lorber. The album features some guest appearances – including Everett Harp on tenor, Gregory Porter on vocals, Chuck Loeb on guitar, Arturo Sandoval on trumpet, Lizzy Cuesta on vocals, Joy Denalane on vocals, and Rick Braun on flugelhorn. Titles include "Moon River", "Forbidden Colours", "Run To You", "Love Theme From Cinema Paradiso", "Il Postino", "Mulholland Falls", "Happy", and "The Godfather Waltz". CD
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Movie Album (plus bonus track) ... CD 22.99
Movie Album ... LP 21.99

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Till BronnerMovie Album ... LP
Universal (Germany), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99
A beautiful setting for trumpeter Till Bronner – a set that has the German musician stepping out on a host of famous film themes, with backing from a larger orchestra that creates a wonderful backdrop for his solos! The style's very different than some of Bronner's more groove-oriented sets, and is a great reminder that he's also got an ear for deeper sounds and more expansive modes – yet still in a way that holds onto all of the soul in his horn. Chuck Loeb put the set together with Till, and also helped with the arrangements – as did Chris Walden, Nan Schwartz, and Jeff Lorber. The album features some guest appearances – including Everett Harp on tenor, Gregory Porter on vocals, Chuck Loeb on guitar, Arturo Sandoval on trumpet, Lizzy Cuesta on vocals, Joy Denalane on vocals, and Rick Braun on flugelhorn. Titles include "Moon River", "Forbidden Colours", "Run To You", "Love Theme From Cinema Paradiso", "Il Postino", "Mulholland Falls", "Happy", and "The Godfather Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available
Movie Album (plus bonus track) ... CD 22.99
Movie Album ... CD 24.99

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Till BronnerMovie Album (plus bonus track) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful setting for trumpeter Till Bronner – a set that has the German musician stepping out on a host of famous film themes, with backing from a larger orchestra that creates a wonderful backdrop for his solos! The style's very different than some of Bronner's more groove-oriented sets, and is a great reminder that he's also got an ear for deeper sounds and more expansive modes – yet still in a way that holds onto all of the soul in his horn. Chuck Loeb put the set together with Till, and also helped with the arrangements – as did Chris Walden, Nan Schwartz, and Jeff Lorber. The album features some guest appearances – including Everett Harp on tenor, Gregory Porter on vocals, Chuck Loeb on guitar, Arturo Sandoval on trumpet, Lizzy Cuesta on vocals, Joy Denalane on vocals, and Rick Braun on flugelhorn. Titles include "Moon River", "Forbidden Colours", "Run To You", "Love Theme From Cinema Paradiso", "Il Postino", "Mulholland Falls", "Happy", and "The Godfather Waltz". Japanese CD features the bonus "Deborah's Theme". CD
(Limited Japanese SHM-CD edition.)
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Movie Album ... CD 24.99
Movie Album ... LP 21.99

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Peter Brotzmann/Harry Miller/Louis MoholoOpened But Hardly Touched (180 gram pressing) ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
One of the first great sessions from FMP Records in the 80s – and an album that really shows the creative growth at the label since its start! The music is played by a very hip trio – with Peter Brotzmann on e flat clarinet, tarogato, tenor, alto, and baritone – plus Harry Miller on bass and Louis Moholo on drums – both players from the British scene who really seem to help Brotzmann find this new sort of space in his music – an ear for more subtle sound textures and tones that's spun out beautifully over the course of the double-length record. We might well say that this record is as important to the later generation of FMP as Machine Gun was to the first – and regardless, it's still an essential treasure for any fan of Brotzmann, or free jazz in general. Titles include "Open But Hardly Touched", "Double Meaning", "Special Request For Malibu", and "Eine Kleine Nachmarie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Avishai Cohen & The International Vamp BandUnity ... CD
Stretch, 2001. Used ... $2.99
A fuller project than usual from Avishai Cohen – one that features a bit of vocals, and grooves that step out nicely in a range of genres! There's still mostly jazz at the core, but the rhythms change up in some really strong ways – and some of the best moments have a Latin undercurrent that's mighty nice – a flame that burns strongly, and gives the album more power than we might expect. Other players include Antonio Sanchez on drums, Avi Lebovich on trombone, Yosvany Terry on alto and tenor, and Diego Urcola on trumpet – and titles include "Short Story", "Float", "Vamp", "Etude", and "Yagla". CD

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Nat King ColeKing Cole Trio – The MacGregor Years 1941 to 1945 (4CD set) ... CD
Music & Arts, Early 40s. Used 4CD ... $29.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The hippest, coolest work we've ever heard from Jamie Cullum – a wonderful collaboration with Nostalgia 77, who bring a lot of deeper jazz tones back to Cullum's music! The members of the group shift from track to track, but really give the whole thing a soulful vibe that's been missing from some of Jamie's work in the past – a move back to his roots in jazz, with a sensibility that almost even steps farther back – and links him to hip 60s British talents like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money. Cullum's voice is wonderful, as always – but it's especially great to hear it in a setting like this, which is quite far from some of the more poppy directions he'd been heading on previous records. Titles include "The Seer's Tower", "Walkin", "Don't You Know", "Interlude", "Lovesick Blues", "Come & Get Me", "Out Of This World", "Make Someone Happy", "Good Morning Heartache", "Sack O Woe", and a version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" done with Gregory Porter. CD
Also available Interlude ... LP 22.99

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Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... LP
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.99
The hippest, coolest work we've ever heard from Jamie Cullum – a wonderful collaboration with Nostalgia 77, who bring a lot of deeper jazz tones back to Cullum's music! The members of the group shift from track to track, but really give the whole thing a soulful vibe that's been missing from some of Jamie's work in the past – a move back to his roots in jazz, with a sensibility that almost even steps farther back – and links him to hip 60s British talents like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money. Cullum's voice is wonderful, as always – but it's especially great to hear it in a setting like this, which is quite far from some of the more poppy directions he'd been heading on previous records. Titles include "The Seer's Tower", "Walkin", "Don't You Know", "Interlude", "Lovesick Blues", "Come & Get Me", "Out Of This World", "Make Someone Happy", "Good Morning Heartache", "Sack O Woe", and a version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" done with Gregory Porter. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Interlude ... CD 13.99

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Gregor Curten & Anselm RogmansPlanes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Brilliant electronics from the German underground of the 70s – a small label release by a duo who work here in the same highly-processed mode as early Cluster – using lots of electronics alongside processed keyboards, guitar, and voice! Each track takes up a side of the record – and the sound is wonderfully experimental, without ever being too dark or over the top – almost the same sort of sensibility you might find in the music of Meredith Monk, although obviously in a more processed, electronic mode. A few passages remind us of Terry Riley in his best Curved Rainbow modes – although these guys are hardly just minimalists, and really bring a great sense of variety to their work! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Michael DeaseRelentless ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 16.99
A stunning large ensemble set from trombonist Michael Dease – the first we've ever heard from him in this format, and a record that brings us back to some of the most inventive bigger bands of the late 60s – such as groups by Duke Pearson, or the team of Thad Jones & Mel Lewis! No surprise, Dease starts out with a great version of Pearson's "Is That So" for the record – really grabbing us right away with his deft intepretation of the soulful classic, which is presented in newly shimmering tones by his own arrangement. Michael then continues to wow us with his work on all other tracks as well – a mix of his own compositions, and a few newly-remade classics – featuring solo work from Greg Gisbert on trumpet, Todd Bashore on alto, Diego Rivera on tenor, Miki Hayama on piano, Etienne Charles on trumpet, Sharel Cassity on tenor, Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, and the leader's own instrument on a few key solo moments as well. Titles include "Is That So", "Force", "Relentless", "The Takeover", "Little Lucas", and "Roppongi". CD
 
 
 



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