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Walter Zuber Armstrong & Steve LacyDuet – Alter Ego ... LP
World Artists, 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Duets between Armstrong and Lacy, recorded in Holland in 1979. The album features one long track – "Alter Ego" – which features Lacy on soprano sax, and Armstrong on bass and bass clarinet. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Joe Haider/Fritz Pauer/Horace ParlanEgo Recordings Vol 3 (Reconciliation/Katzenvilla/Water Plants/One For Wilton) (4CD set) ... CD
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $44.99
Four ultra-rare records – all brought together in one incredible CD set – the third collection to document the brilliant sounds of Germany's Ego Recordings label from the 70s! First up is the album Reconciliation from Joe Haider – one of the 70s gems on the mighty German Ego label – an incredible small company who seemed to put out nothing but excellent music! The set's led by pianist Joe Haider, and features a quintet with Andy Scherrer on tenor and soprano sax, Ack Van Rooyen on flugelhorn, Gunter Lenz on bass, and Todd Canedy on drums – all of them together welling up as way more than the sum of their parts, and cooking up an amazingly soulful set of tunes! There's bits of modal and American 70s spiritual soul jazz in the set – all played with a proud and buoyant style that unfolds majestically through the course of the album, never faltering in its vision or creativity. A under-acknowledged gem, with tracks that include "Mas De Serles", "Magdalena", "Reconciliation", "Crossover", and "Spanish Groove". Katzenvilla features the amazing trio of pianist Joe Haider, bassist Isla Eckinger, and drummer Pierre Favre – three very individual musicians who come together here as a group, but still retain a lot of their special energy! Haider's a lot more dynamic than usual – still with warm chords on the piano, but also some sharper edges – which seem pushed on by Favre's deft drum work, and his flowing sense of both melody and rhythm at the same moment. Eckinger's bass has these deep, soulful currents that we always love – and really grounds the whole thing in a wonderful way – on titles that include "Capricorn", "My Little Darling", "And Now", "Katzenvilla", and "Fate Of A Child" – all originals by Haider! Pianist Fritz Pauer steps out on Water Plants – a trio date that's got a lot more warmth and soul than some of the musician's previous work from the German scene – a beautiful little session that balances the deep bass work of Isla Eckinger and the subtle drums of Billy Brooks. There's a loose, lyrical vibe to the record that shows a side of Pauer we might not have expected – and Fritz wrote some wonderful tunes for the album, including "Water Plants", "Sagittarius", "Tribal Dance", "For La Rives", and "Autumn Evening". Last up is One For Wilton – one of the hippest later albums from pianist Horace Parlan – a set recorded with the saxophonist Wilton Gaynair, who'd contributed heavily to the UK scene in the late 50s/early 60s, then made great waves in Germany during the 70s! The set features Wilton on tenor and soprano sax, Parlan on piano, and great rhythms from Isla Eckinger on bass and Billie Brooks on drums – all coming together with a sense of warmth and imagination that's completely sublime – much richer than some of Gaynair's other performances from the 70s, and with a sense of flow and soul that makes the album one of Parlan's best. Titles include "Billie's Bossa", "One For Wilton", "Shade", "Firm Roots", and "Pananika". All albums come in tiny LP-style covers, and the box also features a bookle of notes! CD

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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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Lt Stitchie featuring Mad LionEgo Tripping (street, inst)/Ego Trip (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
BAM, 1997. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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✨✧ Sal Nistico & Benny BaileyEast Of Isar ... LP
Ego (Germany), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is the kind of soulful European session that makes collecting worth while! The great Benny Bailey plays with tenorist Sal Nistico in a wonderful group that also includes Joe Haider on piano, Isla Eckinger on bass, and Billie Brooks on drums. The Haider/Eckinger team is known from other Bailey sessions in Europe – all of which are fantastic – and they perform extremely well here, too. Tracks are long, with a wonderfully searching quality – and titles include "Blues For Trane", "Joyful Sadness", and "East Of Isar". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Betty CarterBetty Carter ... LP
Bet Car, Late 70s. Very Good- ... $2.99
A fantastic LP by Betty Carter – and one of the first she issued on her own Bet-Car label, which she formed after years of being screwed by the music industry! The groove is extremely soulful – and backing is by Norman Simmons on piano, Lisle Atkinson on bass, and Al Harewood on drums. Titles include Betty's own "Please Do Something", her great version of Randy Weston's "Ego", and her always-great rendition of "By The Bend In The River". LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty CarterFinally – Betty Carter ... LP
Roulette, 1969. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Mellow but compelling work from Betty Carter – singing here with the Norman Simmons trio in an album of material pulled from 2 different live dates in 1969. There's a few nice numbers where the group really opens up – and Betty pushes the envelope vocally, in a style that she'd explore more fully in her later work on her own label. The tracks are mostly standards, but the album features a great version of Randy Weston's "Ego", plus the tracks "All Through The Day", "Body & Soul", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Seems Like Old Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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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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Joe HaiderCafe Des Pyrenees ... LP
Be! (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Beautiful work from Joe Haider – a lesser-known pianist on these shores, but an important force in the German scene – best remembered for some wonderful music on the Ego Records label! This set captures Joe in a very similar setting – working on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – in a trio with Allen Blairman on drums, and the mighty Isla Eckinger on bass. If you don't know Eckinger, you're really in for a treat – as he's a tremendous talent who has this way of shaping notes and rhythms that are completely mesmerizing – even at mellow moments, when he seems to be working this really subtle magic on the proceedings – and giving the record a godlike soul you might not expect! The album's as much of a treasure for Eckinger's work as it is for Haider's piano lines – and the pair together are wonderful throughout – and Blairman knows how to step aside at all the right moments, and let the real magic come from the bass and piano. Titles include "Tante Nelly", "Seasons", "My Daddy Is Home", "Muchacha", "Kollektiv", and "Why I Can Not Be Like I Be". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ I GresI Gres Vol 1, 2, & 3 ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 1976. New Copy 2CD Gatefolod ... $24.99
A sublime selection of work from this legendary sound library ensemble – an Italian group who were so cool, so groovy, they were virtually a genre unto themselves – able to step easily between funky numbers, jazzy groovers, and these odd, offbeat styles that are especially nice! These three albums wonderfully wrap together a legacy of Italian sounds from the whole late 60s/early 70s soundtrack era – served up here without any sense of ego or need for identity at all – just a commitment to cool, compelling music – filled with plenty of grooves in the process. 2CD set features all the tracks from Vols 1, 2, & 3 of the I Gres series – 38 numbers that include "Yellow Green", "Duo Balls", "Minor Bossa", "Ronde Bosse", "Hot Dogs", "Sweet Steel", "Shadow", "Wordless", "Country Point", "Corale Ostinato", "Ritmo Pampa", "To Wes", "To Jimmy", and "Moaning". CD

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Kaytronik (Karizma)Thee Album ... CD
R2 (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Dynamic sounds from Kaytronik – Karizma's alter ego, working here in a sound that's got all the sharp, angular grooves you might expect – but maybe a bit of a cosmic vibe as well! The tracks have elements that definitely show their Baltimore roots, but also take off to the skies a bit more than some of Karizma's music – with nicely spacey touches around the edges, and almost a sci-fi sort of vibe in the forward, direct cascade of the keyboards, basslines, and beats! Titles include "It's Your Life", "Boy", "Renegade Ha", "Nice Mutha", "Do It", "Ain't No", "Dust Yourself Off", "State We In", "Quiet Places In My Head (part 1)", and "Forever Grateful". CD
Also available Thee Album ... LP 23.99

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Kaytronik (Karizma)Thee Album ... LP
R2 (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.99
Dynamic sounds from Kaytronik – Karizma's alter ego, working here in a sound that's got all the sharp, angular grooves you might expect – but maybe a bit of a cosmic vibe as well! The tracks have elements that definitely show their Baltimore roots, but also take off to the skies a bit more than some of Karizma's music – with nicely spacey touches around the edges, and almost a sci-fi sort of vibe in the forward, direct cascade of the keyboards, basslines, and beats! Titles include "It's Your Life", "Boy", "Renegade Ha", "Nice Mutha", "Do It", "Ain't No", "Dust Yourself Off", "State We In", "Quiet Places In My Head (part 1)", and "Forever Grateful". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thee Album ... CD 13.99

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Sabir Mateen/Sirone/Andrew BarkerInfinite Flowers (clear orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sagittarius (Italy), 2008. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful trio, and one with a vibe that takes us back to the loft jazz scene in New York during the 70s – with a loose, open quality that's really wonderful – as the trio builds up their sound through very sensitive interplay – never letting ego get in the way of their performance as a group, yet still allowing for plenty of space for individual improvisation as well! Sabir Mateen is wonderful throughout – blowing in this strongly spiritual mode in tenor, with a quality that rivals his performances on the Eremite label – and bassist Sirone has this commanding tone that's still incredible after all these years – alongside sensitive work on drums from Andrew Barker, who also recorded the session. Titles include "Infinite" and "Flowers" – each of which take up a side of the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing.)

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Monday MichiruPortraits In Time – 2002 to 2013 ... CD
Adventure, 2016. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 15.99
A wonderful portrait of Monday Michiru – one of our favorite singers of the past 20 years – equally well-versed in jazz, soul, and Brazilian modes – all of which come together on this collection of very well-chosen and overlooked tracks! The special 2CD package brings together music from some of Monday's smaller label and under-distributed titles – including a number of import-only selections, a few collaborations with other artists, and a really wonderful array of tunes that show just how much Michiriu has grown since she first started out! Monday hit some great fame in the mid 90s in Japan – but during recent years, she's been living in the US mostly, and really working on her craft away from the limelight – opening up with expressive jazz inflections that rival some of her best inspirations of previous decades, while still holding onto the richly soulful power that brought her some strong early attention. If you've missed hearing Monday at all, this set is a great introduction – and even if you've followed her as closely as we have, we'll bet that there's some tracks here you might not have in your collection. 23 tracks in all – including "Dreams Of Tomorrow", "Mi Vida", "Sometimes", "One (Alter Ego version)", "Generations", "Epiphany", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Nexus Interlude", "Hung Up", "Genetic Imprints", "Just Be Good To Me", "No Matter What", "Belle O Byron Bay (Bluey mix)", "No Answer", "The Cosmic Laws", and "Cut To The Chase". CD

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OzoneWalk On/Send It ... CD
Motown/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $16.99
The first two albums from Ozone – back to back on a single CD! Walk On is the great debut of Ozone – a group who'd worked previously as the backing band for Billy Preston – which should give you an idea of how great they are! The group have a razor-sharp way of putting things together – tight and funky, yet never over the top – and definitely a real cut above most of their contemporaries – even at this heady time for soul music! The balance of their sound is wonderful – with some occasional smooth moments amidst the jazzy funk – and the whole thing feels more like some of the best Capitol Records groovers of the time, instead of what you might expect from early 80s Motown. Titles include "Cosmic Egg", "Ego", "Walk On", "This Is Funkin Insane", "That J", and "You On My Mind". Send It is filled with killer grooves from Ozone – an overlooked early 80s group on Motown, and easily one of the label's strongest suits of the time! The group have the tighter sound of most of the Motown work of the time – but they also manage a looser, more organic sort of approach to their groove – a sound that's almost more in the ensemble funk and 80s groove best of the Capitol Rare scene of the time, and a lot less like some of the more chartbound acts on their label. There's plenty of bass in the backings, but it's never used in a way that's too over the top – and the group balance things out nicely with a careful approach to vocals and some more sensitive ballads. Titles include "Keep On Dancin", "Over & Over Again", "Gigolette", "Do What Cha Wanna", "Tune Up", and "Girl I Can't Wait". Also includes a 12" single mix of "Gigolette". CD

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Louie RamirezAli Baba ... CD
Fania, 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
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". CD
Also available Ali Baba ... LP 9.99

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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
Also available Ali Baba ... CD 12.99

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Masahiko Sato & Wolfgang DaunerPianology ... LP
Far East/Victory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Two incredible pianists – both working here with an amazing sense of freedom, on a record that really brings out the best in both musicians! Wolfgang Dauner is possibly better known for his psych and fusion outings, but he's also a hell of a free jazz acoustic player too – and really opens up in the company of Masahiko Sato – who himself seems to maybe absorb a bit more of the wit of Dauner, as the pair shape these amazing sounds together, all with a musicality that's rare for a meeting of two talents in such a free setting! Ego seems very much put aside, and there's a yearning for tunefulness, even amidst the freedom – and at a few points, one of the players (probably Dauner) handles a bit of Fender Rhodes, which makes for a nice contrast. Titles include "Everything", "They Got Rhythm Too", "For Chinatsu & Regina", "Jin Juppo Kai", and "Thousand Summers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tom Ze & Gilberto AssisGrupo Corpo – Santagustin ... CD
Milan, 2002. Used ... $8.99
Some of the most adventurous recent work we've heard from Tom Ze – done in collaboration with Gilberto Assis, for dance performances by the experimental Grupo Corpo! The whimsy of Ze's best recordings is firmly in place here – as strange sounds, tones, and rhythms dominate the set – but there's also a striking lack of ego – as even Ze's mad personality recedes in favor of the larger group performance. Great stuff all around, with much of the best touches of Ze's 70s work – and titles that include "Moura Sion", "Marco Da Era", "Ayres Da Mantiqueira", "Ciro Gberto", "Bate Boca", and "Hermetorio". CD
(Out of print, cutout mark through digipack barcode.)

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VariousHouse Of Ages – Classic, Rare, & Unreleased Dance Music – Selected By Jeremy Newall ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Not really the house of ages – given that most of these cuts are so rare, they're only making their first appearance here – but a great little collection that reminds us that there's still so much to discover in the funky underground of the last few years of the 20th Century! Jeremy Newell really knocks it out of the park with this one – and comes up with a deep, soulful collection of house tracks from the farthest reaches of the scene – either work that only appeared on very obscure singles, or didn't even make it past tape back in the day – leaping forth here with a wickedly groovy sound that's more than worth the wait. Titles include "Take Me Higher" by Jimi Polo, "I Promise (more beats for passion mix)" by Mark Rogers, "Keep On Pressing (KOT orig mix)" by Sean Grant, "More I Get" by Teleport feat Russell Patterson, "Yo Razor" by Arts & Craft with Razor Cain, "Don't Run Away" by Soul Dhamma, "When I See You (tight voc)" by Frank Youngwerth with Ernie, "Freak It (Tony Humprhies inst mix)" by Johanna, "Mainline (Roger S Ego trip mix)" by Tribal House, "We Can Make It (unreleased dub)" by UBQ Project, and "Deeper (Benji Candelario's deeper than deep unreleased mix)" by Susan Clark. CD
Also available House Of Ages – Classic, Rare, & Unreleased Dance Music – Selected By Jeremy Newall ... LP 28.99

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VariousHouse Of Ages – Classic, Rare, & Unreleased Dance Music – Selected By Jeremy Newall ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Not really the house of ages – given that most of these cuts are so rare, they're only making their first appearance here – but a great little collection that reminds us that there's still so much to discover in the funky underground of the last few years of the 20th Century! Jeremy Newell really knocks it out of the park with this one – and comes up with a deep, soulful collection of house tracks from the farthest reaches of the scene – either work that only appeared on very obscure singles, or didn't even make it past tape back in the day – leaping forth here with a wickedly groovy sound that's more than worth the wait. Titles include "Take Me Higher" by Jimi Polo, "I Promise (more beats for passion mix)" by Mark Rogers, "Keep On Pressing (KOT orig mix)" by Sean Grant, "More I Get" by Teleport feat Russell Patterson, "Yo Razor" by Arts & Craft with Razor Cain, "Don't Run Away" by Soul Dhamma, "When I See You (tight voc)" by Frank Youngwerth with Ernie, "Freak It (Tony Humprhies inst mix)" by Johanna, "Mainline (Roger S Ego trip mix)" by Tribal House, "We Can Make It (unreleased dub)" by UBQ Project, and "Deeper (Benji Candelario's deeper than deep unreleased mix)" by Susan Clark. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available House Of Ages – Classic, Rare, & Unreleased Dance Music – Selected By Jeremy Newall ... CD 13.99

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El-P & Killer Mike (Run The Jewels)Run The Jewels ... CD
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ Digable PlanetsBlowout Comb (plus poster) ... LP
Pendulum/Modern Classics, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The laidback classic! The Digables certainly weren't the first hip hop group to rely upon cooled out jazzy grooves for the backbone of their sound, but they really brought it home with a hugely endearing and long enduring vibe – and this is their masterpiece! All these years later, Blowout Comb is still pure gold. Loads of tripped out arrangements on live instruments – which is a huge step for the group after their largely sampled debut – and layer upon layer of groovy vocals in addition to the easy rhymes of Butterfly, Ladybug and Doodlebug. Also includes an appearance by Jeru! Probably the catchiest jazz-rap fusion record of all time! Tracks include "The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug", "Black Ego", "Dog It", "Jettin", "Borough Check", "Highing Fly", "Dial 7", "The Art Of Easing", "K.B.'s Alley", "Graffiti", "Blowing Down", "9th Wonder", and "For Corners". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 18 X 24 poster – plus insert with notes by Larry Mizelle Jr.)

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✨✧ Peter Michael HamelVoice Of Silence (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Wah Wah (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ I GresI Gres Vol 1 ... LP
Cometa (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime selection of work from this legendary sound library ensemble – an Italian group who were so cool, so groovy, they were virtually a genre unto themselves – able to step easily between funky numbers, jazzy groovers, and these odd, offbeat styles that are especially nice! These record wonderfully wraps together a legacy of Italian sounds from the whole late 60s/early 70s soundtrack era – served up here without any sense of ego or need for identity at all – just a commitment to cool, compelling music – filled with plenty of grooves in the process. Titles include "Restless", "Jeanette", "Les Abimes", "Wild Saxon", "Ronde Bosse", "Plancton", "Hot Dogs", "Mirelle", "Mini Bataille", and "Les Abimes". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Jamey AebersoldHorace Silver – Eight Jazz Classics – Volume 17 ... LP
JA Records, 1979. Very Good ... $3.99
The second Horace Silver album on Jamey Aebersold – with Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums! Titles include "Peace", "Nutville", "Gregory Is Here", "Jody Grind", and "Song For My Father". LP, Vinyl record album

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Selda BagcanSelda (UK pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Funky breaks and fuzzy guitars – one of the most amazing albums to come out of the Turkish scene of the 70s – and one with a sound that really defies categorization! Although the sweet image of a girl and guitar on the cover might make you think the record's a folk set, the overall production is heavily electric – filled with fuzzed-up touches on the guitars, and usually supported by some funky drumming that gives most of the record a cool Eastern break sort of feel! Lyrics aren't in English, but they're oddly compelling even if you don't know what they mean – as Selda's voice has a weird other-wordly quality, and comes off with the same tripped-out qualities as the music! Titles include "Ince Ince", "Nasirli Eller", "Mehmet Emmi", "Dost Uyan", "Gitme", "Kizil Dere", "Yaz Gazeteci Yaz", and "Meydan Sizindir". LP features 2 bonus tracks – but it's not like you've got the original album, and needed those as an incentive to buy the reissue! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BarrettoLatino Con Soul (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 17.98
Killer material from the mid 60s – recorded for United Artists after Ray's initial watusi work for Tico – and in a similar style that has mixes together Ray's Charanga Moderna sound with some more boogaloo and Latin Soul numbers! The record's a key bridge between these two chapters of Ray's career – and shows that he was an early player in the change of the Latin sound of the 60s – hitting hard with a tight, young jazzy group on this excellent set! Titles include "Trompeta y Trombon", "Boogaloo Con Soul", "Do You Dig It?", "Fuego y Pa'Lante", "Happy Birthday Everybody", "El Picor", and "Bilongo". CD

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson Explosion ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Louis leads a smoking big band – with keyboards by Nat Pierce and Russ Tompkins, and guitar from Mitch Holder – making for a nice mix of his older modes, and a bit of fusion, too! Titles include "Quiet Riots", "Carnaby Street", "Beyond Category", "Movin On", and "Chameleon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jorge BenBen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the post-bossa years – but this album has Jorge really emerging as the global soul star he was destined to be – from his powerful stare on the cover, right down to the grit in the grooves! The sound here is a refinement of the samba soul mode that Ben had been brewing up from the late 60s onward – a skittish mix of older samba elements, American soul, and some slight fuller production that really comes into its own here – mixing all the acoustic elements at the core with just a slight electric flourish, but never losing its edge in the process – all to provide Jorge with a sublime backdrop for his really amazing vocals. The set's a monument in funky Brazilian soul – and it includes the huge hit "Taj Mahal", which still sounds great, even after all these years – plus loads of other gems that include "O Circo Chegou", "Domingo 23", "Fio Maravilha", "Paz E Arroz", "Morre O Burro Fico O Homem", and "Que Nega E Essa". A gem all the way through – and a record we'd never part with! CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – in a nice LP-styled sleeve!)

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Elmer BernsteinMeatballs ... LP
RSO, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A strange melange of tracks that we barely remember from the film! Elmer Bernstein handled the overall production and orchestrations – and the tunes are a mix of mellow vocal numbers and some disco ones, with snippets of dialogue thrown into the mix to help you locate yourself in the progression of the film. Freddie Perren handled the long disco tune "Makin It", which features vocals by David Naughton – and other tracks include "Good Friend" by Mary Macgregor, "Moondust" by Terry Black, and "Meatballs" by Rick Dees. There's a few instrumentals that are mellow and actually quite nice – and titles include "Rudy & Tripper", "Olympiad", and "Rudy Wins The Race". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)

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Art Blakey & The Afro-Drum EnsembleAfrican Beat ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A slammin' LP of "jazz meets percussion", hosted by the great Art Blakey, and featuring jazz players like Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef, and Ahmed Abdul-Malik – plus a host of percussionists that include Solomon Ilori, Montego Joe, Chief Bey, and Garvin Masseaux. Blakey skirts nicely between the two camps, and although the record probably has more of an Afro-percussion feel than a jazz one, Lateef and Fuller blow through the mix with some nice nice solos. Titles include "Tobi Ilu", "Love, The Mystery Of", and "Obirin African". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Armand BoatmanLive At Gregory's ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Peter BrotzmannAlarm ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An incredible record that's every bit as bracing as you might guess from the title – a real standout in Peter Brotzmann's catalog of the 1980s, and an album that returns him to the sheer raw power of his late 60s classics! Alarm is a live performance dominated by Brotzmann's composition of the same name – "Alarm" – a work of very unusual textures, based around graphic instructions for response to a nuclear emergency! Brotzmann has the larger group moving through waves and bursts of sound – carried off wonderfully by performers who include Toshinori Kondon on trumpet, Frank Wright and Willem Breuker on saxes, Alan Tomlinson on trombone, Harry Miller on bass, Louis Moholo on drums, and Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano. The concert also features a performance of Frank Wright's "Jerry Sacem" – and was supposed to last longer, except that the building was evacuated in the middle of the show because of a bomb threat! LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter BrotzmannNipples (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Calig/Cien Fuegos (Australia), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
A legendary early album from German reedman Peter Brotzmann – a set that wasn't issued on the FMP label, but which is every bit as important as Machine Gun or other classics from the time! The album's got a bold statement right from the very first note – introducing new jazz freedoms with a power that even blows away 1969 recordings on the BYG/Actuel label, and other key imprints of the period – as Brotzmann blows tenor in the frontline alongside an equally-intense Evan Parker – while Derek Bailey explodes any previous conceptions of jazz guitar, Han Bennink makes mincemeat out of his drum kit, Fred Van Hove destroys a piano, and Buschi Niebergall tries his best to keep up on bass! Side two features the slightly reduced lineup of Brotzmann, Van Hove, Nibergall, and Bennink – on the equally-intense "Tell A Green Man". And Manfred Eicher produced the whole set – but with a sonic intensity that's quite different than his later work on ECM! LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with the fold-out postcards on the front cover, just like the original!)

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Uri CaineRio ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2001. Used ... $6.99
Pianist Uri Caine in a set of Brazilian jazz tunes – playing acoustic piano and Teclado Fender Rhodes – recorded in Brazil, with backing on guitar, bass, and lots of percussion. A number of the tracks have vocals in Portuguese – and the style of the music mixes the smoother sound you'd expect from Brazilian jazz, with some of the more off-beat touches you'll find in Caine's other work. Titles include "Teu Chamego", "Assalto Cultural", "Na Lapa", "Um Minuto So", "Adeus", "Samba Da Rua", "Choro Maluco", and "Revulucionario". CD

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✨✧ Roy CampbellTierra Del Fuego ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Cat MotherCat Mother ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Titles include "Greenwood Shuffle", "Ode To Oregon", "Three & Me", "Trials & Tribulations", "Letter To The President", and "Love Until Your Heart Breaks". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ CauralStars On My Ceiling ... LP
Chocolate Industries, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ... $9.99
A pastiche of ambient electronics, earthy elements, and aural atmosphere from Caural – a record that defies any clear categorization and often pretty pleasing to adventurous ears! Tracks include "All These Todays Just Melt Into Tomorrows", "Stick To Modeling", "Camphor", "Retrospect", "Sipping Snake Blood Wine", "Mint & A Hospital Watercolor", "Lilac", "Red Sunshine" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona 3 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The third meeting of this world jazz ensemble, with Colin Walcott of Oregon on sitar, tabla and hammered dulcimer, Don Cherry on trumpet, organ and doussn'gouni and Nana Vasconcelos on berimbau and percussion. All three players have always had a very wide reaching approach to playing, even incorporating international elements in their less overtly "world music" projects, and this set finds them once again vibing well off each other. The tunes feature a wide open approach with improvised excursions on traditional and contemporary themes, with 7 tracks in all: "Goshakabuchi", "Hey Da Ba Doom", "Travel By Night", "Lullaby", "Trayra Boia", "Clicky Clacky" and "Inner Organs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few light creases.)

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Cobra VerdeEgomania ... CD
Scat, 1997. Used ... $1.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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CoHIiron ... CD
Editions Mego (Austria), 2011. Used ... $6.99
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Gregory ColemanWe're Heaven Bound! – Portrait Of A Black Sacred Drama ... Book
University Of Georgia, 1999. New Copy ... $1.99 23.95
A great look at the 70 year legacy of Heaven Bound – the gospel folk drama that's played on stage in Atlanta for decades, and which has had an undeniable influence on the growth of African American theater in the 20th Century. The book offers a history of the stage presentation, as well as a host of photos from various shows – plus some snippets of text as well – and is written in a way that really makes us understand the subtle political power of even small cultural efforts like this, which can stretch from a single stage in a single city, and create larger waves for years to come. 199 pages, softcover, with black and white images. Book

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Steve Colson & The Unity TroupTriumph ... LP
Silver Sphinx/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A killer set from Adegoke Steve Colson – easily some of the most spiritual music he ever recorded, and a standout gem in the second wave of Chicago's AACM! Colson's the pianist in the group, leading an ensemble in sounds that stretch from the open spirituality of the Strata East scene from earlier in the 70s, to some of the more free-thinking moments put forth by the AACM – particularly in the way the melody interacts with the rhythms. In addition to Steve's piano and flute, the set features key vocals from Iqua Colson, plus flute and tenor from Wallace McMillian, sopranino sax and bass clarinet from Douglas Ewart, more reeds from Joseph Jarman, bass from Reggie Willis, and percussion from Dushun Mosley. Overall, tracks have kind of a free, loft jazz sort of approach, but the album kicks off with one really great groover – the jazzy scatting track "Lateen", which features great vocals by Iqua, and kind of a modal dancing approach that's really great! Other titles include "For Paul", "Temple At Dendera", "Triumph Of The Outcasts, Coming", and "Unknown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies!)

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Diego CortezStuzzicadenti 1997 to 1999 ... CD
Bar None, Late 90s. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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