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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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Kurtis BlowEgo Trip ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good ... $4.99
We're not normally the biggest Kurtis Blow fans, but outside of his early singles, this LP features some of our favorite Kurtis Blow tracks. The production is similar to that big beat Linn Drum/DMX style that the 1983-85 Profile artists used. With "8 Million Stories" – featuring Run-DMC, "AJ Scratch"– featuring the oft-sampled "Up in the Bronx where the people are fresh...", "Basketball" – about all the NBA stars of the time, "Ego Trip" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In shrinkwrap with hype sticker.)

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James WilliamsAlter Ego ... LP
Sunnyside, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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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✨✧ Jazz Band De FreeEgo ... LP
Whatmusic (UK), 1972. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking session from the Argentine scene of the early 70s – a record that blends together electric, free, and Latin jazz into some very extended groovers! The "free" in the group's name shouldn't be taken to mean that they've got the same free jazz sound as European avant players from the time – because the freeness here is more in spirit, and doesn't really mean that they leave behind the rhythmic pulse and essential swing that makes these tunes so great. There's certainly an intensity to the playing, but even when the group's going "out" for a moment, they swing right back inside – propelled along with some nice electric touches on keyboards and guitar. Titles include "Tema De Fatiga", "Shh Bea Duerme", "Ambientex", and "Ego Luego Existen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink.)

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✨✧ Alan Skidmore/Leszek ZadloEgo Recordings Vol 2 (Thoughts/Morning Rise/SOH/European Jazz Quintet) (4CD set) ... CD
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of rare work from the obscure German Ego label – four different albums, all of them great – packaged here in tiny LP-styled covers too! The set's especially noteworthy for the work of British saxophonist Alan Skidmore – working here on some of his best material of the late 70s – records that easily rival the best sides cut back home in the UK, but which also have a very different feel and flavor! On Morning Rise, Skidmore plays tenor and soprano sax, alongside Gerd Dudek, who also plays both horns too – in these long, textural lines that merge and diverge nicely with Skidmore's – creating these majestic shapes in sound, before then taking off towards much more powerful solos. Rhythm is from Adelhard Rodiginger on bass and Lala Kovacev on drums – and titles include "Morning Rise", "Macedonian Market", "Dr Les Mosses", and "Nakemiin". SOH is a trio outing from Alan Skidmore, drummer Tony Oxley, and bassist Ali Haurand – hence the title – and the set really allows Skidmore to expand on some of his most open, expressive lines on tenor and soprano sax! Tracks are quite long, and build with this almost late-Coltrane sort of energy – almost glowing with a sense of spirituality that's pushed along strongly by the reed lines. Titles include "One Two Free", "Das Ist Alice", "Lost In WG", and "Trio Nr 10". European Jazz Quintet features tremendous reeds from the trio of Alan Skidmore, Gerd Dudek, and Leszek Zadlo – all of whom play both tenor and soprano sax – and work alongside the bass of Ali Haurand and drums of Pierr Courbois! The set features two long tracks – "Das Ist Alice" and "Miss B" – both of them balanced nicely on the cusp between European free jazz and some stronger spiritual jazz structures, in a very nice way. Last up is Thoughts, from Leszek Zadlo – a record that has Zadlo on both flute and tenor, working with the excellent Ego Records rhythm trio of Joe Haider on piano, Isla Eckinger on bass, and Joe Nay on drums! The sound is quite different than other Ego sessions with the trio – as the tracks here build very slowly, often through the initial utterings of Zadlo on his reeds – kind of growing into a spiritually expressive style that gets increasingly focused as the set goes on – in ways that are a nice change from European free jazz. Titles include "Two Friends", "Some Body", "Struggle", and "Thoughts". CD

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✨✧ InternetEgo Death (with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)
Also available Ego Death ... CD 11.99
 
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✨✧ Benny BaileySerenade To A Planet ... LP
Ego (Germany), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest jazz records ever! By the time of this 1976 release, trumpeter Benny Bailey had already had quite a history – working with Quincy Jones in his early years, and recording for MPS with the likes of Nathan Davis and the Clark Boland Big Band, as well as some of the best other players in Europe. This set's Benny's masterpiece – a soulful batch of tunes that feels like it was lifted from the catalog of Strata East, but which is played by a quintet that features Europeans Ferdinand Povel on tenor, Joe Haider on piano, and Isla Eckinger on bass – as well as American Kenny Clarke on drums. The vibe is perfect – and the group's harmoniously searching with a strong modal groove on nearly every track. Titles include "Aquarian Moods", "Neptunis", "Little B", and "The Kicker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen, with light waviness and some peeled spots on the back due to seepage. Vinyl plays with some light clicks.)
 
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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 ... CD
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
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. CD
Also available Run The Jewels (colored vinyl – with patch, poster and download) ... LP 16.99

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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.)
Also available Run The Jewels ... CD 11.99

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Joe HaiderCafe Des Pyrenees ... CD
Be! (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
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". CD
Also available Cafe Des Pyrenees ... LP 24.99

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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
Also available Cafe Des Pyrenees ... CD 16.99

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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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✨✧ 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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John Kasandra (John W Anderson)John W Anderson Presents KaSandra ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
The first of John Anderson's albums recorded under his alter ego of Kasandra – and quite possibly the best! The set is almost more tripped-out than his work on Stax/Respect – arranged and conducted by Shorty Rogers with a style that's late 60s Capitol hip at its best – almost in the HB Barnum/David Axelrod mode used with Lou Rawls, but even groovier overall! Side one begins with the extended cut "Mose", which mixes a hip spoken part with some very cool slow funk instrumentation – and other cuts are lively, upbeat, and almost sock soul – done with righteous themes and lyrics, and plenty of odd instrumental touches that even include some electronics! Other titles include "My Neighborhood", "Don't Pat Me On The Back & Call Me Brother", "Preacher Man", "The Flag", and "If A Storm Wind Blows". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ 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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VariousCold Heat – Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 Vol 1 ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99
Stones Throw does it again – with a massive batch of older funk rarities that tops most of the rest on the market! Cold Heat is a follow-up to the label's smoking Funky 16 Corners set – and like that one, it's overflowing with great bits that have barely (or never) been heard by the rest of the world at large. Compiler Egon has gone through a range of rare singles, masters, and demos – and has come up with tunes that burn with a brightness that's undeniable. The grooves are all on the harder end of the James Brown Funky People side of the spectrum – and some tracks are by names that are finally getting their due, thanks to the work of Ego, Wax Poetics, and some of the other funky forces doing the good work over the past few years. In a way, the collection's a summation of some of the singles and reissues coming out through the Now Again/Stones Throw imprint – but it also features some other bits and alternate versions that are totally great! Titles include "Don't Go" by Aristocrats Organization, "Loaded To The Gills (edit)" by Michael Liggins & The Supersouls, "Mr Chicken (alternate)" by The Soul Seven, "Slipping Into Darkness" by Dayton Sidewinders, "James Brown Medley" by The Apollo Commanders, "Scorpio" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Sad Chicken" by Leroy & The Drivers, "Street Scene" by Leon Mitchinson, "Free Your Mind" by Amnesty, "The Thing" by Carleen & The Groovers, "Go For Yourself (edit)" by Kenny Smith & The Loveliters, and "The Stretch (edit)" by Detroit Sex Machines. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Nikki GiovanniTruth Is On Its Way ... LP
Right On, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nikki G in total righteousness, surrounded by a big choir, and dropping knowledge on cuts like "Great Pax Whitey", "Poem For Aretha", and "Ego Tripping". Very spiritual stuff, with backing vocals by the New York Community Choir, who also recorded a great soul album on RCA around the same time – and an overall approach that elevates Nikki's poetry into a very spiritual realm! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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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
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing.)

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✨✧ Gil MellePrimitive Modern/Quadrama ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from an incredible group – one of the most unique-sounding combos of the 50s – headed by baritone saxophonist Gil Melle, and featuring a very compelling combination of instruments! Melle's horn is hardly the heavy honker you might expect – and instead he's sometimes as fluid and soulful as a tenor, other times even more spacious and modern than some of his most impressive 50s contemporaries on the instrument – matched here in brilliance by the amazing guitar work of Joe Cinderella – a player who seems to use the instrument more as a way to generate fast ringing tones, than any sort of usual groove! The mix of colors and tones is completely sublime – and sent homeward by the brilliant drumming of a young Ed Thigpen, and the bass of Billy Phillips. All tunes are originals, and mighty compelling – and titles include "Ironworks", "Dominica", "Mark One", and "Dedicatory Piece To The Geophysical Year Of 1957". Coupled with this album is another great quartet album, Quadrama – one that has more of a straight jazz feel, but which is also great. Titles on that one include "Full House", "Quadrama", "Rush Hour In Hong Kong", and "Walter Ego". Great stuff all round! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Damu The FudgemunkHow It Should Sound Vol 3 ... LP
Redefinition, 2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The further instrumental adventures of the Damu The Fudgemunk – beats built to last during the first decade of the 00s! It's impeccabe work, rooted in and inspired by the golden age of hip hop, a sound that's as fresh and vital as ever. Gritty, head nodding beats, crackly bits of sampled vocals layered to hypnotic effect, and an all around masterful approach to timeless boom bap. Here's hoping the archives run deep enough to keep these volumes coming for years to come. Includes "Continue Here", "The Sound", "Time On!", "Fragment", "The Exchange", "It Drinks It Pours", "Hallway", "Pursuit", "My Mood Exactly", "Ego Check", "For The Angry Poet", "You Earned It", "In With The Moonlight" and more. 15 cuts in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SerengetiKenny Dennis III (limited colored vinyl) ... LP
Joyful Noise, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Serengeti is back with another genius showcase for his blue collar Chi alter ego Kenny Dennis – which is by this point, no fooling, one of the greatest character-driven rap projects since Kool Keith turned up as Dr. Octagon. What makes Kenny stick is the way Serengeti transcends schtick. Way back on the underground classic Dennehy, the character appeared as the smartest, sharpest, most dead-on satire of southside and south suburban working class Chicago as we'd heard in a long time, but it's far from a one trick pony. Since the mid 00s he's constructed an increasingly elaborate back story for the dude – with far more broadly-appealing rhymes and abstract storytelling that's a LOT more artful than merely a bunch of funny Chi references. It doesn't hurt that the Odd Nosdam production is timelessly brilliant – with appearances by Anders Holm and others – and titles that include "No Beginner", "Off/On", "Shidoshi", "Win Big", "Perfecto", "On The Road", "@ The Mall", "Buddy God", "Damn DZ", "Mr. Drummond", "Ain't No Joke", "Lose Big", "Parkour", "Need Clarity", "Tickled Pink" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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✨✧ William ParkerConversations II – Dialogues & Monologues (Book & CD) ... Book
Rogue Art (France), 2015. New Copy Book & CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Gregory AbbottShake You Down ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A solid modern soul debut from Gregory Abbott – leanly grooving midtempo production on par with some of the biggest stars at the time – with deeply sinking hooks and beautiful vocals from Gregory! He has that way of rolling from laidback, effortless energy to a sweet falsetto and growling emotion, and he's at the top of his game here. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed Abdul-MalikSounds Of Africa ... LP
New Jazz, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A rare album by Ahmed Abdul-Malik – the bass player best known for his work with Monk, and for some of his groundbreaking experimental sessions that mixed together jazz music and Eastern influences! This album is one of Malik's greatest – a combination of both his modern and experimental sides, a mixture of off-key hardbop and odd instrumentation that includes cello, oud, and lots of extra percussion. The fantastic Tommy Turrentine plays trumpet on one cut, Richard Williams plays on all others – and the percussionists include Chief Bey, Montego Joe, and Andrew Cyrille! Titles include "The African Bossa Nova", "Wakida Hena", "Communication", "Suffering", and "Nadusilma". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jamey AebersoldHorace Silver – Eight Jazz Classics – Volume 17 ... LP
JA Records, 1979. Very Good ... $7.99
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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Jose AlbertoLlego La Hora ... CD
RMM, 1992. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Alex BandZderzenie Mysli (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tonpress/GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99
A fierce funky combo from 70s Poland – one who play with a fusion groove, but at a level that's a lot more soulful than most of the other groups on the Eastern European scene! Instead of jamming too much in a rockish mode, these guys really focus all the instruments around the rhythms – which are nice and tight right from the start, and crackle with the kind of energy of funky fusion records from the US in the 70s – particularly on labels like Kudo or Columbia! The drums are mighty nice, and really ground the grooves – snapping along with some Steve Gadd-like frenzy – and the tunes are filled with great work on Fender Rhodes, and a mix of bold lines on reeds or trumpets. Titles include "Hello Herbie", "Borel Fish", "Ajoka", "Czama Bestia", and "W Kluczu Basowym". CD also features bonus tracks – "Bayou Bottom", "Moje Igloo", and "Zbiegowisko". CD

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Arensky/Vivaldi/MartiniTrio In D Minor/Concerto For Violin & Cello/Duo For Violin & Cello – Jascha Heifetz/Gregor Piatigorsky/Leonard Pennario ... LP
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(1960s stereo pressing. Cover has a spot of sticker residue and some light edge wear.)

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Bar-KaysBlack Rock ... LP
Volt, 1971. Very Good ... $29.99
An album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound here is much heavier on the bottom – and really fuzzes up the guitar nicely at times to create a hipper sort of soul instrumental vibe! The rhythms are quite hip too – with echoes of the experiments in soul going on at Stax in the work of Isaac Hayes and others – and the album's miles away from the work that the group was laying down a few years before! Definitely one of the hardest-hitting Stax albums of the early 70s – and filled with great tracks like "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Dance To The Music", "Piece Of Your Peace", "Montego Bay", and "Baby I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl plays with a click through most of side 1.)

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✨✧ Louis BellsonLouis Bellson Explosion ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
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
(German pressing. Cover has light wear and some tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Afro-Drum EnsembleAfrican Beat ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $33.99
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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Arthur BlytheLenox Avenue Breakdown ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good ... $7.99
A stunning Columbia Records debut from Arthur Blythe – recorded at a time when the label was really sinking its teeth back into quality jazz, and helping artists like Arthur get some great new exposure! At the time of the date, Blythe had already spent years working in the jazz undergrounds on both coasts – developing a searing sound on alto sax that's perfect for the focused structure of this album – almost a tone poem of sorts, offering up a portrait of the Harlem scene that was a key part of Arthur's life at the time. The sounds are sharp, but also have a sense of energy that really holds them together – guiding the players through long readings of well-penned tunes by Blythe that are filled with loads of energy and life! Players include James Newton on flute, James Blood Ulmer on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, Cecil McBee on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Guillermo Franco on percussion – and titles include "Odessa", "Slidin Through", "Down San Diego Way", and "Lenox Avenue Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album

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Armand BoatmanLive At Gregory's ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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Dan BodanSoft (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
DFA, 2014. Sealed ... $6.99
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

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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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✨✧ Donald ByrdFuego ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Very Good- ... $8.99
One of Donald Byrd's first albums on Blue Note – tight, soulful, and a firm statement of hardbop truth – a record that showed that Byrd was firmly on the map! The ensemble features Jackie McLean on alto, and the rhythm section includes Duke Pearson, Doug Watkins, and Lex Humphries – all of whom bring in a sense of lyrical interplay that really shows off a newer side of Byrd's trumpet that didn't emerge in earlier 50s recordings – one that opens up in the individuality of the Blue Note mode, and shakes off some of the more academic trappings of his early work with Gigi Gryce. All tunes are proud originals by Byrd himself – written with a real sense of color, tone, and timing – and titles include "Bup A Loup", "Funky Mama", "Lament", and "Amen". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear, a split spine and top seam.)

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✨✧ CindytalkUp Here In the Clouds ... CD
Editions Mego (Austria), 2010. 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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Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 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 16.99

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Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... LP
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 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 9.99
 
 
 



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