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Emil RichardsNew Sound Element – Stones (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Uni/Vivid (Japan), 1967. Used ... $9.99
Mad electronics from percussionist Emil Richards – a very groovy set of tunes that we'd rank right up there with Hal Blaine's Psychedelic Percussion for sheer nuttiness! Emil plays a range of percussion instruments – as on other albums from the time – but he's also working with a really noisy moog, handled by Paul Beaver, and some weird "22-tone-to-the-octave" instruments that give the album an other-worldly tone that we really love. The whole thing bubbles and bleeps and grooves – with plenty of jazz still in the mix, as befits Richards' roots in the LA scene of the late 50s. 12 tracks in all – all named after birthstones – with titles that include "Garnet", "Moonstone", "Emerald", "Topaz", "Opal", and "Ruby". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
 
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Nat King ColeNat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... $3.99
A nice little session that's one of Nat's last great vocal albums – thanks to some solid jazz backing by George Shearing. Shearing's group here is a super-hip west coast Latin one, with Emil Richards on vibes, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Al McKibbon on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Most tracks have them augmented by some larger backings by Ralph Carmichael – which creates this dreamy jazzy pillow for Nat to sing over. Cole's voice is still super-sweet and super-sexy, and the record is a good mix of ballads and more jazzy material. Titles include "Lost April", "Azure-Te", "September Song", "Don't Go", "There's A Lull In My Life", and "Serenata". Plus, the CD includes 3 bonus tracks not on the original album! CD
(Out of print.)

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George DukeI Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
One of George Duke's best albums for the MPS label – and a set that has a sound that's a little bit more soul than before! The album uses a fair bit of vocals alongside Duke's funky keyboards – but in a way that's not nearly as smooth as some of his albums for Epic, and which still retains all the best spacey and cosmic bits of his roots! The record's got a strong west coast soul feel – with elements of some of the jazzy funk of the Fantasy Records/Bay Area scene, and elements of the electric funk that was starting to come out of LA at the time – and there's a huge host of guest stars on the record, including Johnny Guitar Watson (who sings on one track), Emil Richards (who plays marimba), and Flora Purim (who does her usual thing!) Titles include "Chariot", "Someday", "That's What She Said", "Sister Serene", "Prepare Yourself", "Rokkinrowl", and "Look Into Her Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album

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George DukeLiberated Fantasies ... LP
MPS, 1976. Very Good ... $7.99
Solid soul from the amazing George Duke – a record with a fair bit more focus than some of his previous efforts for MPS, but still done with a free and righteous vibe overall! The album's one of the last before Duke moved into smoother soul territory for his US albums of the late 70s – and it's still got plenty of the best hallmarks of the MPS years – especially on the keyboards, which are always warm and mellow, used with a great sense of space and inherent rhythm. There's a bit more vocals than before, but they're fused in nicely with the instrumentation – and players in Duke's group include Airto on percussion, Emil Richards on marimba, and Ndugu Chancler on some very heavy drums! Vocals are by Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, and Bonnie Bowdon Amaro – and titles include "Back To Where We Never Left", "I C'n Hear That", and "Liberated Fantasies", all of which are nice jazz funk numbers – plus "Don't Be Shy", "Seeing You", "Tzina", and "After The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear with a half split bottom seam.)
Also available Liberated Fantasies (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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George DukeLiberated Fantasies (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.98
Solid soul from the amazing George Duke – a record with a fair bit more focus than some of his previous efforts for MPS, but still done with a free and righteous vibe overall! The album's one of the last before Duke moved into smoother soul territory for his US albums of the late 70s – and it's still got plenty of the best hallmarks of the MPS years – especially on the keyboards, which are always warm and mellow, used with a great sense of space and inherent rhythm. There's a bit more vocals than before, but they're fused in nicely with the instrumentation – and players in Duke's group include Airto on percussion, Emil Richards on marimba, and Ndugu Chancler on some very heavy drums! Vocals are by Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, and Bonnie Bowdon Amaro – and titles include "Back To Where We Never Left", "I C'n Hear That", and "Liberated Fantasies", all of which are nice jazz funk numbers – plus "Don't Be Shy", "Seeing You", "Tzina", and "After The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Liberated Fantasies ... LP 7.99

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Dizzy GillespieComposer's Concepts ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s/1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Nice 2LP set that brings together some of his most striking sessions of the early 60s recorded for Emarcy. This set includes pieces composed and arranged by Lalo Schifrin played by a large ensemble led by Benny Carter – with Dizzy as the main soloist, and work by players that include James Moody, Phil Woods, Emil Richards, Francisco Aguabella, and Schifrin himself. Tracks are long, and have complicated introductions – then easily give way to the sort of flowing grooves that Schifrin was penning often at the time. Titles include "The Conquerors", "The Chains", "The Swords", "The Empire", and "The Legend Of Atlantis". The set also features Diz playing tracks from Tom McIntosh, one of the scene's brightest arrangers at the time, and a talent who was looming large, thanks to support from folks like Diz and James Moody. Moody's in the group – blowing tenor with a quintet that includes Kenny Barron on piano, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and his tone is incredible, with a darkness that he'd rarely had before, and the whole group has a mixture of modern tones and soulful grooves that's beyond compare! Titles include "November Afternoon", "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After". Also included are songs from the soundtrack for the lost Shirley Clarke verite drama The Cool World. Mal Waldron wrote the material for the score, and Diz plays the music with a moody emotionality that you don't often hear in his other 60's work. The recording was made by his great group that included Kenny Barron and James Moody, and the titles include "The Pushers", "Duke's Fantasy", "Coney Island", and "Street Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a name in pen.)

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Paul HornJazz Suite On The Mass Texts ... LP
RCA, 1965. Sealed ... $6.99
One of Paul Horn's groovier albums from the 60s – and a record that features some nice arrangements by Lalo Schifrin! As the title might make you guess, the album's kind of a "jazz mass", and replicates the Kyrie, Gloria, and Offertory progression of a regular Catholic mass. The whole thing might be pretty snoozy, but it's fortunately saved by some nice playing by Horn, and by groovy elements in Schifrin's arrangements, particularly the percussion playing of Emil Richards and Milt Holland. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Paul HornSound Of Paul Horn/Profile Of A Jazz Musician ... CD
Collectables/Columbia, 1961/1962. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Fantastic stuff – 2 beautiful albums of modal grooves that really deserve wider recognition! At the time of the recordings, Horn was one of the hipper players on the LA scene – working with Chico Hamilton's group in the late 50s, and moving out on his own as a solo act at the end of the decade, in order to explore freer ideas. One of Horn's biggest influences was the modal sound of Indian music, and on these two gems, he really opens up the groove in an amazing blend of rhythms, tones, colors, modes, and pulses that really make the records crackle! Players include the amazing Emil Richards on vibes and the lesser known Paul Moer on piano – and Horn plays both flute and alto, in a style that's very similar to his stellar Something Blue album on the HiFi label. Tracks begin with some tight bass and drum workouts, then the piano of Moers sets down lines that let horn and Richards groove over the top. Wonderful stuff – with only a hint of Horn's later hippy-dippy work, and some great tight jazz soloing. Titles include "Fun Time", "Now Hear This", "Abstraction", "Benny's Buns", "Yazz Per Favore", "Short Politician", and "Straight Ahead". CD

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✨✧ Paul Horn QuintetSomething Blue ... CD
Hi Fi/OJC, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Amazing early work from the mighty Paul Horn – a record cut during a time when he was a damn good musician with a keen sensibility for modernist modal jazz! On this excellent date from 1960, Horn plays both flute and alto sax in a wonderful group – a combo with vibes from Emil Richards, bass from Jimmy Bond, piano from Paul Moer, and drums from Billy Higgins – all players with a very fluid, open sense of rhythm – one that makes the date dance and sparkle throughout! There's a pulsating energy here that almost predates the MPS/Saba sound of the decade to come – and in addition to Horn's imaginative solos, which are much more soulful here than before, the record also features some sharp-edged chromatics from Richards on vibes, and almost melodic drums from Higgins. The album's one of our all-time favorites – and titles include "Something Blue", "Half & Half", "Mr Bond", "Dun Dunnee", and "Tall Polynesian". CD

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Irene KralKral Space ... LP
Catalyst, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Hip, breezy, and wonderful! Irene Kral's a good vocalist, but she's never been one of our favorites – until we heard this album! The record's a totally hip batch of jazzy tracks with a 70s approach to the kind of underground songwriter styles used in the 60s by artists like Jackie & Roy or Bob Dorough. No surprise that Kral sings some tracks by cronies of those singers – like Tommy Wolf, Fran Landesman, and Dave Frishberg. Backing's by an acoustic quartet that features Alan Broadbent on piano and Emil Richards on vibes and percussion – and tracks include "Small Day Tomorrow", "Some Time Ago", "It's Nice Weather For Ducks", "Experiment", and "Wheelers & Dealers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 1.)

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this great rhythmic pulse – a way of leaping into a groove that has the piano and bass dancing together wonderfully – often with some cool vibes from Emil Richards, and loads of great reed lines from Bud Shank and Paul Horn! Some tracks feature a small combo, some feature a larger group – and the whole thing is wonderful – with energy that almost rivals the Clarke Boland Big Band with Gigi Campi. Titles include "Be As Children", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Jazz Waltz", "Terrence's Farewell", and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Judee SillHeart Food (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Asylum/Intervention, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
An enchantingly warm yet mysterious set composed, arranged, conducted and sung by Judee Sill – the second of her 2 rare bits of folk rock gems Asylum in the early 70s – with a richer, country folk sound that's rife with Judee's soaring vocals and eerily spiritual tunes! The tunes meld some fairly grand orchestrations by an army of musicians – including greats such as keys man Spooner Oldham and session wizard Emil Richards – into a strangely intimately overall sound. There's lots of pedal steer and a loping rural folk vibe with judee's hugely influential solo vocals at the head of the table. One of those should-be-classics by a tragic figure who is justly getting her due decades later! Tracks include "There's A Rugged Road", "The Kiss", "The Pearl", "Down Where The Valleys Are Low", "The Vigilante", Soldiers Of The Heart", "The Phoenix", "When The Bridegroom Comes" and "The Donor". LP, Vinyl record album

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Terri SpencerTerri & The Hoods (10 inch LP) ... LP
Terri Spencer, 1964. Very Good+ ... $499.99
A totally groovy little record – and one that was most likely never issued to the public at all! The set's a promo 10" LP by singer/pianist Terri Spencer – recorded professionally by Bones Howe in Hollywood – with a very cool group led by saxophonist Bill Hood, with a lineup that includes Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Bud Shank on flutes, Jimmy Rowles on organ and celeste, Emil Richards on vibes, Chuck Berhofer on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. The whole thing's very groovy – and Terri sings on side one, then plays piano on longer tracks on side two – all original material that includes "Little Cuckoo", "3 & 2 Blues", "Woo Me Softly", "Snow Time", and "The Way The Wind Blows". Very cool stuff – the hippest side of female jazz in the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Paste-on sticker has light aging. Back cover has an autograph from Terri! Sleeve has a light split on the top seam.)

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Benny Velarde/Francisco Aguabella OrchestrasAy Que Rico! (Ay Que Rico!/Dance The Latin Way) ... CD
Fantasy, 1962. Used ... $18.99
Classic west coast Latin material from the early 60s, and 2 albums that were originally released by Fantasy Records as part of their Latin series that include Cal Tjader. Francisco Aquabella's already known to many of our Latin customers from his funky 70's work – but this set's a sparer harder batch of tracks that features Emil Richards on vibes and Rolando Lozano on flute. Titles on that set include "Shirley's Guaguanco", "Maraquita", "Nanigo Number One", "Agua Limpia Todo", "Marvel Cha Cha", and "Que Mambo". The set by Benny Velarde has the same sort of tight jazzy feel, and features guitar by Eddie Duran, plus flute, piano, and vibes – plus some occasional vocals. Titles include "Yoalanda Pachanga", "Canto Guajiro", "Jamaicuba", "Baila Mi Guaguanco", and a very nice take on "Summertime". 24 cuts in all, and you'll be hard pressed to find either of these on vinyl! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pete JollySeasons ... CD
A&M/Dusty Groove, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite-ever keyboard albums – a rare lost session from pianist Pete Jolly – one of his only electric dates, and a completely improvised set of grooves! Pete plays electric piano, organ, and even a bit of musette – jamming in the studio with help from Chuck Berhofer on bass, Paul Humphrey on drums, John Pisano on guitar, and Milt Holland and Emil Richards on percussion – all of whom bring in some sly, subtle touches to the grooves that are totally great! The album's much more open than other keyboard dates from the time – almost in the territory of some of Herbie Hancock's most experimental work, but a fair bit more groove-based too – given that the album's filled with short, funky tracks all the way through. There's some echoes of Bob James work to come – and given the 1970 date of the record, it could almost be said that Jolly predates a whole host of 70s keyboard talents – setting his mark with this uniquely laidback set of tracks. Titles include the classic "Plummer Park", plus "Rainbow", "Seasons", "Indian's Summer", "Pete Jolly", "Leaves", "Springs", "Bees", and "Sand Storm". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Emile Normand SextetEmile Normand Sextet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBC/Majik Bus (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty fantastic jazz album from the Canadian scene – recorded in Montreal by a musician we're not sure we've ever heard before – but who really blows us away with his vision on the set! Emile Normand plays vibes and marimba, but not in a way that's like more familiar American jazz vibists of his generation – although we could maybe say that he's got the open ears to new styles that graced some of the best Emil Richards albums of the late 60s, even though Emile is a very different player overall! There's also some wonderful flute on the album – played by Joe Christie – plus guitar from Tony Romandini – and the blend of those three instruments almost comes across with some of the airier explorations that some of the Sydney jazz musicians were hitting in the 60s – as you might hear in music from Don Burrows, John Sangster, or George Golla. The group also features piano, electric bass, percussion, and drums – and titles include "The Man From South Africa", "Morning", "Mas Que Nada", "Sorcery", "En Roulant Ma Boule", "Tracy Rose", and "Senor Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Victor FeldmanVenezuela Joropo ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic record, and perhaps the best thing that Victor Feldman ever did. He takes his vibes and marimba – which are normally very snoozy in a jazz context – and gives them a nice Now Sound twist, with a cool studio South American feel. He plays with some great LA studio players – like Dennis Budimir, Bill Perkins, and Emil Richards – in a nice small combo that works well throughout. Great stuff, including nice versions of "Pavane", "Frenesi", and "Summer Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing.)

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✨✧ Tom Scott & The California DreamersHoneysuckle Breeze ... LP
Impulse/Get On Down, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautifully groovy album from the early days of one of our favorite reed players! Tom Scott's tenor, alto and soprano saxes, plus some flute, are set amidst a very groovy group that includes percussion, guitar, keyboards, sitar, and even some occasional vocalizing – for a sound that's got a solid jazz base, but lots of groovy Now Sound flourishes! Scott's searing solos rip through the whole thing with a nice cool sound – an uncommonly sunny, beautifully grooving psych era Impulse set that's as sweet as can be! Scott's California Dreamers and other personnel include sitar player Bill Plummer, bass player Carol Kaye, percussionist Emil Richards, guitarist Glen Campbell and others – and the album's filled with great cuts like "Honeysuckle Breeze", "Naima", "Today", "North", "Blues For Hari", and "Deliver Me". Nice! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George Shearing Quintet/Dakota StatonIn The Night ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful late 50s jazz from the LA scene – not just because singer Dakota Staton is at the best of her youthful prime, but also because the Shearing group on the set is great too! George is working here with one of his best lineups – a group that includes Latin-inflected Al McKibbon on bass and Percy Brice on drums, but which also has some great guitar work by Toots Thielemans, and wonderful vibes by Emil Richards. The Shearing group plays instrumentally on about half the album, and Dakota joins in on the remaining tracks. Titles include "Pawn Ticket", "The Thrill Is Gone", "In The Night", "I Hear Music", "Senor Blues", and "I'd Love To Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ron AnthonyOh! Calcutta ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet mix of jazz, funk, and some tighter instrumental modes – a set that takes all the best energy of the Flying Dutchman label, and packs it into shorter tracks that have a very groovy feel! At some level, the album's a bit like the work that Tom Scott was doing for the label at the time, but with a more compact vibe – and maybe more ensemble focus than longer solos – but still a great sound overall! Scott's actually on the record, playing reeds along with the great Plas Johnson – and other players include Dennis Budimir on guitar and Emil Richards on percussion – but Ron Anthony handles the main guitar work himself. The title cut is a great remake of the naturally funky "Oh Calcutta" – and other titles include "I Am Yellow", "Ballad Of John & Yoko", and "Waltz Of The Groupies". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Phillip LambroMurph The Surf – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Motown/Perseverance, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked crime soundtrack of the 70s – one penned by horror composer Phillip Lambro, and featuring a wealth of jazzy work! The style here is a bit darker and more complicated than the usual cop/crime work of the period – but in a way that really makes the record great, and helps it get past some of the cliches of the time! There's a depth here that rivals Lalo Schifrin at his best – and which is carried off perfectly by a host of great musicians that includes Emil Richards, Bud Shank, and Buddy Collette. Funky touches slide into more sophisticated colorings – always shifting the mood nicely, and making for a record that almost has a visual sort of quality overall! Title sinclude "Boat Chase", "Main Theme", "Over The Side", "Murph The Surf", and "End Theme". CD

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✨✧ Judee SillHeart Food (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Asylum/Warner (Japan), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An enchantingly warm yet mysterious set composed, arranged, conducted and sung by Judee Sill – the second of her 2 rare bits of folk rock gems Asylum in the early 70s – with a richer, country folk sound that's rife with Judee's soaring vocals and eerily spiritual tunes! The tunes meld some fairly grand orchestrations by an army of musicians – including greats such as keys man Spooner Oldham and session wizard Emil Richards – into a strangely intimately overall sound. There's lots of pedal steer and a loping rural folk vibe with judee's hugely influential solo vocals at the head of the table. One of those should-be-classics by a tragic figure who is justly getting her due decades later! Tracks include "There's A Rugged Road", "The Kiss", "The Pearl", "Down Where The Valleys Are Low", "The Vigilante", Soldiers Of The Heart", "The Phoenix", "When The Bridegroom Comes" and "The Donor". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! In a gatefold cover, like the original album – complete with booklet!)

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✨✧ Daniel ValdezMestizo ... LP
A&M, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful album – a warm bit of brown-eyed soul from the hip LA scene of the early 70s! Daniel Valdez has a style that's part Jose Feliciano, part Tim Buckley – and since we love both of those artists a lot, you can imagine how much we like this record! He's got Jose's sweet soulful approach to the work – playing acoustic guitar and tripping lightly on some Latin-tinged vocals – but he also shares Buckley's darker side, as some of the tracks move into moodier territory with some nice jazzy overtones. The whole thing's great, with percussion and marimba by Emil Richards, plus nice bass and electric piano – and titles include "El Nino", "Real Reality", "Little Words", "Brown Eyed Children Of The Sun", "America", and "Broken Hopes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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