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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
LP, Vinyl record album
(1960s stereo pressing. Cover has a spot of sticker residue and some light edge wear.)

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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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Johnny HarrisAll To Bring You Morning ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
A soulful symphony from Johnny Harris – one of the hippest maestros on the UK scene at the start of the 70s, stepping out here with a wonderful follow-up to his classic Movements album! Like that one, this set's a blend of rockish instrumentation and wider-ranging orchestrations – kind of a hip take on early 70s soundtrack styles, but with appeal enough to reach out to a much wider audience than before! The guitars are a bit heavier than before – some played by Steve Howe or Chris Spedding – and the rhythms have loads of sly funky touches, mixed in with fuller strings – an approach that definitely makes Harris' work here a UK answer to the American grooves of David Axelrod. Jon Anderson sings guest vocals on part of one track, but the album's mostly instrumental – with Hammond by Roger Coulam, flute by Steve Gregory, and piano by Harris himself. Titles include "Love Song", "Pavane", "Norwegian Wood", "Imagine", and "All To Bring You Morning", a huge cut that's almost 15 minutes long! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Gregory IsaacsSlum In Dub ... CD
Burning Sounds/Secret (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Gregory Isaacs' name is on the cover – but the dub component here means that there's maybe a bit less vocals in the mix – as the album's the dub companion to Gregory's late 70s classic Cool Ruler! This set is much more focused on the excellent instrumental work – laid down by the Revolutionaries, with rhythms from Sly & Robbie, and keyboards from Ansel Collins – all mixed beautifully by a young Prince Jammy, at King Tubby's studio! The use of echo and odd electric bits at the edges is completely sublime – and titles include "Slum", "Reform Institution", "Tam Tam", "Leaving", "Public Eyes", and "Leggo Beast". CD

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Gregory JamesAlicia ... LP
Inner City, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Soulful work from the quartet of guitarist Gregory James – a San Francisco combo that's different than the Chicago group who recorded for Brunswick! James has a nice approach to his hollow-body here – playing in lots of chromatic hues that dance along breezily, in a way that reminds us a lot of Sonny Greenwich – and his group features some nice work on tenor sax and flute from Barry Schulman, who soars along James' guitar on most of the tunes. Titles include "Alicia", "Yoshi", "Jewell Silver", "Quantum Love", "Akavit", and "Marbles". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank JonesHave You Met This Jones? ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
Hank Jones at the height of his powers – working in an unusual trio with the great Isla Eckinger on bass – a well-rounded, soulfully-toned player who really helps make some magic on the set! Hank's talents are well-known, and very much in their best form here – but the slightly unfamiliar group also makes for a nice sort of edge, especially with the interplay between piano and bass – although we also appreciate the subtle work of Kurt Bong (love that name!) on drums. Titles include versions of Thad Jones' "Portions", Hank Jones' "We're All Together", and the tracks "Now's The Time", "The Oregon Grinder", and "Robbin's Nest". CD

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JoyceJoyce (1968) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and played on a number of tracks by Dori Caymmi and his group. The style shows many elements of Joyce's later unique style, filtered through a more standard late bossa sound – light and breezy, but with a bit of a dark edge that's in a classic Jobim mode. Includes the track "Superego", which feels a lot like Joyce from the 70s – plus the lovely "Litoral", and the tracks "Me Disseram", "Nao Muda, Nao", "Cantiga De Procura", "Choro Chorado", "Bloco Do Eu Sozinho", and "Improvisado". CD

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David Kauffman & Eric CaboorSongs From Suicide Bridge (with bonus download) ... LP
Modern Classics/Light In The Attic, 1984. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 26.98
Incredible lost work from the LA scene of the mid 80s – not punk, not metal, not paisley underground, and instead something completely different altogether – a spare acoustic set with a moody vibe that's instantly timeless! The duo of David Kauffman & Eric Caboor are almost an American equivalent of Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth during the same stretch – not with a similar sound, but a similar spirit that foregoes all the styles of the time, and reaches instead back a decade or two for simpler, more unadorned styles that perfectly fit the mood of their dark-edged songs. Most tunes are somewhat mellow, but with a heartbreaking quality that makes them extremely vibrant – as the duo carefully use acoustic guitar, piano, bass, and bits of mandolin and vocals – to augment their vocals on titles that include "Where's The Understanding", "Neighborhood Blues", "Kiss Another Day Goodbye", "Life & Times On The Beach", "Tinsel Town", and "Life Without Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Leonard King & The Soul MessengersLeonard King & The Soul Messengers – Historic Recordings 1964 to 1971 ... CD
Uuquipleu, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Very cool work from Leonard King & The Soul Messengers – a Detroit combo who really kick things up here with some great work from the clubs and a few rare studio recordings as well! King's a drummer, and gives the group a mighty solid sound from the start – and the whole group are equally comfortable in a soul instrumental mode as they are when letting loose with jazzier solos – a bit like the Jazz Crusaders on the LA scene of the mid 60s, but even groovier overall! Instrumentation shifts a bit throughout – depending on the lineups – and includes alto from Gregory King, cornet from Atiba King, trumpet from Jimmy Nash, and organ, electric harpsichord, and piano from George Roundtree. The range of material varies in a really great way – showing not just an evolution of King and his combo, but also the changing tastes of the Detroit scene at the end of the 60s – and there's also a few soul vocal numbers mixed in with the jazz instrumentals. Titles include "Delen 1967", "Voice Your Choice", "The Barracuda", "I've Been Saved", "Lily The Fox", "Cold Sweat", "Psychedelic Pi", "Bumpy's Lament", "Hang Up", "Spinning Around/It's Too Late", and a "Jackson Five Medley". CD

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✨✧ LesimanHere & Now – Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
Stunning work from Lesiman – easily one of the coolest, funkiest talents on the Italian sound library scene of the 70s! The groove here is electric, funky, and often slightly trippy – with perfect use of electric bass to get things going in so many different ways, depending on the mood of the track – as things step slowly underneath cascading piano lines, or move fast under these fuzzier keyboard bits, or act nice and skittish when the drums take on more power in the mix! There's often a nice degree of echo in the recordings – used to abstract familiar instruments, but never steer them of course too much – just create these amazing sounds that still leave us breathless after all these years. Both volumes of the set are amazing – and titles include "Bagliori", "Impulsi", "Direzioni", "Segni Cromatici", "Le Regole Del Gioco", "Melos Blue", "Rollin", "Relazioni", "Cerchio Doppio", "Via Nell'Autunno", "Plycar", "Permanenza", "Controcorrente", "Radura", "Stabilita", "Messaggio", "Confronto", "Ripresa", "Ciclo Interrotto", and "Cristalli". CD

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✨✧ LesimanHere & Now – Vol 1 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $21.99
Stunning work from Lesiman – easily one of the coolest, funkiest talents on the Italian sound library scene of the 70s! The groove here is electric, funky, and often slightly trippy – with perfect use of electric bass to get things going in so many different ways, depending on the mood of the track – as things step slowly underneath cascading piano lines, or move fast under these fuzzier keyboard bits, or act nice and skittish when the drums take on more power in the mix! There's often a nice degree of echo in the recordings – used to abstract familiar instruments, but never steer them of course too much – just create these amazing sounds that still leave us breathless after all these years. Both volumes of the set are amazing – and titles on volume 1 include "Bagliori", "Impulsi", "Direzioni", "Segni Cromatici", "Le Regole Del Gioco", "Melos Blue", "Rollin", "Relazioni", "Cerchio Doppio", and "Via Nell'Autunno". LP, Vinyl record album
( LP comes with bonus CD version of the full album.)

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Mel LewisMel Lewis & Friends ... CD
Horizon/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
An excellent solo set as a leader from drummer Mel Lewis – one that reminds us that he can still cook very strongly away from his big band with trumpeter Thad Jones! The set has Lewis in different groupings with an excellent set of the friends mentioned in the title – a top-shelf lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Michael Brecker on tenor, Gregory Herbert on alto, Hank Jones on piano, and Ron Carter on bass – working their way through a mix of different material that really takes on some great new energy in Lewis' hands – that mix of swing and complexity he forged in the group with Jones, but maybe even more compelling here in a smaller combo format. Titles include "Windflower", "De Samba", "Ain't Nothin Nu", "A Child Is Born", and "Sho Nuff Did". CD
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Mel LewisMel Lewis & Friends ... CD
Horizon, 1976. Used ... $10.99
An excellent solo set as a leader from drummer Mel Lewis – one that reminds us that he can still cook very strongly away from his big band with trumpeter Thad Jones! The set has Lewis in different groupings with an excellent set of the friends mentioned in the title – a top-shelf lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Michael Brecker on tenor, Gregory Herbert on alto, Hank Jones on piano, and Ron Carter on bass – working their way through a mix of different material that really takes on some great new energy in Lewis' hands – that mix of swing and complexity he forged in the group with Jones, but maybe even more compelling here in a smaller combo format. Titles include "Windflower", "De Samba", "Ain't Nothin Nu", "A Child Is Born", and "Sho Nuff Did". CD
(Digipack spine has some wear.)
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Mel Lewis & Friends ... CD 9.99

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Mel LewisMel Lewis & Friends ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
An excellent solo set as a leader from drummer Mel Lewis – one that reminds us that he can still cook very strongly away from his big band with trumpeter Thad Jones! The set has Lewis in different groupings with an excellent set of the friends mentioned in the title – a top-shelf lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Michael Brecker on tenor, Gregory Herbert on alto, Hank Jones on piano, and Ron Carter on bass – working their way through a mix of different material that really takes on some great new energy in Lewis' hands – that mix of swing and complexity he forged in the group with Jones, but maybe even more compelling here in a smaller combo format. Titles include "Windflower", "De Samba", "Ain't Nothin Nu", "A Child Is Born", and "Sho Nuff Did". LP, Vinyl record album
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Mel Lewis & Friends ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
The great Harold Mabern kicks it hard with a key core group – then finds a way to open up with some surprise guest artists as well – including singers Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, and Norah Jones! The core of the album features Mabern's piano rocketing out with rhythm from John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and getting some strong tenor work from the mighty Eric Alexander – and as the set goes on, the group also brings in Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and Steve Turre on trombone. But the key force here is the singers – especially Porter and Elling, who seem to find an old school space with the group that really takes them back to their roots. Elling sings on "You Needed Me", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Billie's Bounce"'; Porter sings on "Afro Blue" and "The Man From Hyde Park"; Monheit sings on "I'll Take Romance" and "My One & Only Love"; and Norah Jones sings on "Don't Misunderstand" and "Fools Rush In". CD also features Alexis Cole on "Such Is Life" – and the instrumental tracks "The Chief", "Mozzin", and "Bobby Benny Jymie Lee Bu". CD

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. New Copy 2CDs ... $17.99 24.99
A wonderful record from this important string quartet – a group who strike a fine balance between being playful and playing powerfully, and who have a really tremendous ear for unusual repertoire too! The cover and title might seem a bit gimmicky, but Spektral Quartet are far from that – as they really grab us right away with their unusual sense of string textures, and the greater sonic possibilities of the quartet – working here on some material commissioned especially for the group, and other compositions that they really transform in their performance. The set begins with the captivating "Many Many Cadences" – a piece that's exactly as the title describes – then moves into the "Ancestral Mousetrap", a suite of tracks that also features some text from Russell Edson performed by the group as they play. The album then makes an abrupt shift to Haydn's "String Quartet Op 33 No 2 – The Joke" – which is handled by the group with a style that's faithful to the writing, but also very individual as well – especially as it's followed by "Hack" – a long suite of very short tracks, which follows the "joke" thematically, as each section is titled after a comedian – "Sarah Silverman", "Lenny Bruce", "Dick Gregory", and so on – but all with individual performances that extrapolate the ideas of those performers through a modern string quartet interpretation. CD
(Features the album on CD, with bonus blu-ray audio.)

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Massive Suits Quartet (Dandu Teru)Full Moon Wizard – Mood Music & Unknown Soundtrack Themes (with download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
A contemporary set, but one that's trying for a sound library vibe – in particular, the kind of moody, more electronic work that was coming from the French and UK scenes in the 70s! There's some funky elements here, but they're all moving nice and slow – brooding bass stepping slowly underneath spacey keyboards – all composed and arranged by Gregoire Marty, with a retro vibe that's somewhere in a late 70s/early 80s style. Titles include "March From The Moon", "Full Moon Wizard", "The Lake", "Dancing With Her", "Nymphs", "Spaceship Jazz", and "Grand Empty". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of BreathEclipse At Dawn ... CD
Cuneiform, 1971. Used ... $9.99
A previously unissued performance by the Brotherhood Of Breath – recorded at a time when the group was at the height of their early powers! Some of the styles here are in the straighter, South African-inspired jazz of pianist Chris McGregor's roots – but other tracks get far more experimental, and show the new ideas and levels of expression that some of the players were adopting at the time – a great criss-crossing of cultural modes as the London jazz scene absorbed ex-colonial artists from South Africa and the West Indies. The lineup here includes Dudu Puckwana and Mike Osborne on altos, Alan Skidmore and Gary Windo on tenor, Harry Beckett and Marc Charig on trumpet, Nick Evans and Malcolm Griffiths on trombone, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums – all coming together with a sense of magical creativity that we'd reserve for a rare few groups – like the Sun Ra Arkestra! Titles include "Nick Tete", "Restless", "Do It", "Eclipse At Dawn", "The Bride", and "Funky Boots March". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Seminal recordings from Thelonious Monk – noteworthy not only for the pianist's commitment to a modernist bop ideal, but also for his integration in the growing collection of top-level jazz players on the New York scene. The work's notable also for the fact that Monk's playing in group settings – not trio ones – and here, his early writing for and interplay with saxes and trumpet would certainly have a strong effect on the development of modern jazz in the 50s. Players include Edmund Gregory on alto, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Billy Smith on tenor, Milt Jackson on vibes, and Art Blakey on drums – and titles on this volume include "Round About Midnight", "Off Minor", "Ruby My Dear", "I Mean You", "Thelonious", "Epistrophy", "Well You Needn't", and "Mysterioso". LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them!)
Also available Genius Of Modern Music Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP 14.99

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Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
Seminal recordings from Thelonious Monk – noteworthy not only for the pianist's commitment to a modernist bop ideal, but also for his integration in the growing collection of top-level jazz players on the New York scene. The work's notable also for the fact that Monk's playing in group settings – not trio ones – and here, his early writing for and interplay with saxes and trumpet would certainly have a strong effect on the development of modern jazz in the 50s. Players include Edmund Gregory on alto, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Billy Smith on tenor, Milt Jackson on vibes, and Art Blakey on drums – and titles on this volume include "Round About Midnight", "Off Minor", "Ruby My Dear", "I Mean You", "Thelonious", "Epistrophy", "Well You Needn't", and "Mysterioso". LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them!)
Also available Genius Of Modern Music Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP 16.99
 
 
 



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