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✨✧ Trio 3 (Oliver Lake/Reggie Workman/Andrew Cyrille)Visiting Texture ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
We really love the Trio 3 – as it seems to allow each of the individual members just the right sort of personal space to open up and unfold – reminding us again what important contributions they've made to jazz over the decades! Saxophonist Oliver Lake is especially strong – open, flowing, and free – but always with an inherent sense of swing and soul, even when the drumwork of Andrew Cyrille hits those beautifully loose modes that he does so well. Reggie Workman's bass is recorded with fantastic tone, and really grounds the whole proceedings – and the whole thing's a fantastic balance between freedom, spirit, and soul. Titles include "Bumper", "Bonu", "A Girl Named Rainbow", "Visiting Texture", "7 For Max", and "Epic Man". CD

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Jimmy WebbAnd So On ... LP
Reprise, 1971. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Tragically flawed genius from the young Jimmy Webb – one of the artist's first few albums under his own name, done after a strong late 60s run of pop work for other singers! The sound here is much more personal and earthy than some of the more famous Webb-penned hits – tracks that explore gentle themes, gently – telling tales of love, loss, and life without any epic trappings or over-extended expectations. The move's a really surprising one, given the Bacharach baroque quality of Webb's productions for other artists – but it's also a really heartfelt move away from the mainstream, yet one that seems to open the door for newcomers in the singer/songwriter generation that included Steely Dan and Todd Rundgren. Titles include "All My Love's Laughter", "Pocketful of Keys", "See You Then", "If Ships Were Made To Sail", and "Met Her On A Plane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Phil WoodsSugan ... LP
Status, 1957. Very Good+ ... $84.99
The genius of Phil Woods emerges fully on this rare album from 1957 – an unusually-titled session, and one of the few to really set Phil up in a looser, more intimate setting! The approach is a bit like Woods sublime work for Epic Records, but more soulful too – and very different than some of his chamber jazz work on RCA, or the more blowing-session styled records on Prestige. Here, everything falls into place beautifully – as Phil's razor-sharp tones sparkle strongly on some well-conceived tracks that also feature trumpet work by Ray Copeland – and rhythm from the trio of Red Garland on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums. The tunes are bop-oriented, but Woods already stretches out way past any cliches – really finding his voice and showing a tremendous amount of growth in just a few years. Titles include "Steeplechase", "Au Prive", "Last Fling", "Sugan", and "Green Pines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with Van Gelder stamp, in great shape!)

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VariousNorthern Soul – Keep The Faith – 61 Allniter Classics (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
A mighty nice collection of Northern Soul gems – all pulled from the vaults of Columbia, CBS, Epic, Okeh, RCA, and related labels – and stuffed together in a package that's a hell of a bargain for all these rare tracks! And when we say "stuffed", we don't mean that the tracks are crammed thoughtlessly together – because there's a really wonderful sense of timing to the whole thing – a groove that starts out strong, and keeps going long! There's also a nicely updated feel to the selections, too – lots of tracks you wouldn't have found on a 60s soul collection 20 years back – partly because the cuts have only been uncovered in recent years, or because they fit well into the ever-evolving understanding of Northern Soul. 61 tracks in all – and titles include "Paris Blues" by Tony Middleton, "Temptation Is Calling My Name" by Lee David, "Moonlight Music & You" by Laura Greene, "I'm Not Ready" by Ujima, "Everybody's Going To The Love-In" by Bob Brady & The Con-Chords, "I'll Always Need You" by Dean Courtney, "That's What I Want To Know" by James Carr, "I Don't Want To Talk About It" by Nancy Ames, "He's Coming Home" by Beverly Ann, "I Still Love You" by Seven Souls, and "Born A Loser" by Don Ray. CD

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VariousSoul To Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Sealed Gatefold ... $7.99
A legendary concert from 1971 – one that features Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, The Staple Singers, Les McCann & Eddie Harris, The Voices Of East Harlem and others joining forces for an epic concert held in Ghana, West Africa! Tracks include "Land Of 1000 Dances" and "Funky Broadway" by Wilson Pickett, "Soul To Soul" and "I Smell Trouble" by Ike & Tina, "Are You Sure" and "He's Alright" by the Staples, "Heyjorler" by Les McCann & Eddie Harris, "Soul To Soul" and "Runk Shaker Life" by Voices Of East Harlem, and "Freedom Song" and "Tryin Times" by Roberta Flack. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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VariousTrue Soul – Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax Vols 1 & 2 (4LP Box Set) ... LP
Now Again, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 4LP ... $48.99 69.98
Vols 1 & 2 of Now Again's incredible compilation series for the True Soul label – assembled with the personal participation of the label's owner, Lee Anthony – in a 4LP box set! It's rare regional funk & soul made under the mightily imposing shadows of southern labels like Stax and Hi Records – but the tunes here are straight up incredible and as ripe for discovery as any music of the era. The label was called True Soul and they don't take that moniker lightly – but it's adventurously soulful, with strains of psychedelic soul and funk, with a bit of southern swagger. In the later years, there's some 70s boogie, spacey keys and other elements. The True Soul vinyl box set includes 32 tracks on 4LPs: "Slipping Around (45 Version)", "Funky Music", "Sister Funk (Original, Full Version)" and "Follow The Rainbow (Alternate Mix)" by Thomas East, a great instrumental cover of "Come Together" and "The Thrill Is Gone" by Albert Smith, "Doing My Own Thing" and "I Don't Want It" by John Craig, "Funky Football", "Psychedelic Hot Pants (Full Version)" and more by York Wilbern's Psychedelic Six, "Hard Times" and "The Funk's Gonna Fly" by Classic Funk, "I Gotta Move With The Groove" by The Right Track, "The Real Thing" by The Conspiracy, "(It's A) "Rat Race" by The Leaders, 'Down Home Funk (Full Version)" by Larry Davis, "Get Down" and "Gigolo" by Le'Chance, "I Took Your Love (To Be True)" by Soul Mind And Body and more. The set aslo includes a 20 page full color bookle full of vintage performance, studio and promo photos, discographies, deeply felt notes by Eothen Alapatt, plus interviews conducted by Egon. A truly epic effort from Egon and Now Again! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BandRock Of Ages – The Band In Concert ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Band's epic double live album from '72, when they were at their peak – arguably a more exciting listening experience than even their best studio albums, which they always (wisely) considered a different universe then the live stage. Ever ambitious, The Band commissioned Allen Toussaint, one of their heroes to compose some horn arrangements, which indeed sound great – and the band is in such great form here – they're an unbelievably tight unit, but it never sounds slick or manicured. Perfection! Includes "Don't Do It", "King Harvest", "Caledonia Mission", "Get Up Jake", "Stage Fright", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "This Wheel's On Fire", "The Weight", "Life Is A Carnival" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original tri-fold pressing. Cover has some staining on the bottom left corner & along the opening.)

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✨✧ Betty CarterSocial Call ... CD
CBS/Sony (France), 1955/1956. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little CD that brings together some of Betty Carter's rare vocal recordings for the Epic label – including a handful that were unreleased until the issue of this album! There's a total of 11 tracks in the set – with 6 from the Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant album, which features piano by Bryant, arrangements by Quincy Jones, and some excellent vocals by Betty. The other stuff's even better, though – as it's arranged by Gigi Gryce, whose cool floating style is a perfect one for Betty's incredible voice. Titles include "Social Call", "Tell Him I Said Hello", "Frenesi", "Runaway", "Thou Swell", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "Tell Him I Said Hello". CD
Also available Social Call ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Gene ClarkNo Other ... LP
Asylum, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty amazing effort from country rock progenitor Gene Clark! This one blends breezy songcraft that's not too far off from his previous couple of great solo albums – rustic harmonies and memorable lyricism flavored by acoustic guitars – with far more deft studio touches such as synths and densely layered backing vocals. There really was no other album in '74 like No Other, and initially it had the poor reception to show for it! It has a somewhat laidback and laconic vibe overall – infused with that Cali country rock groove that Gene helped invent – yet the production is richly produced on an epic scale, an effort that seems to seek flat out perfection. A couple years later, Califoria fellow travelers would utilize a similar approach and sell LPs by the ton. Here's hoping those groups bought Gene a dinner or two to thank him for the inspiration! Includes "Life's Greatest Fool", "Silver Raven", "No Other", "Some Misunderstanding", "The True One", "Lady Of The North", "Strength Of Strings" and "From A Silver Phial". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the heavy inner sleeve and poster.)

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✨✧ CommodoresMachine Gun ... CD
Motown, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lionel Richie come back! All is forgiven! We'd said bad things about you for years until we heard this funky groover – The Commodores' first album, a tasty bit of funk that almost makes us want to forgive you for all of your later crimes! The whole thing's pretty funky all the way through – with a strong southern groove, touched with a bit of a Sly Stone party funk mode. Includes the killer break classic "The Assembly Line", which feels like it was lifted right off one of Sly's late 60s albums for Epic – plus "The Bump", "Machine Gun", "The Zoo", and "Gonna Blow Your Mind". Arrangements are by James Carmichael and Gloria Jones, who also did the production – and the album's a long way from "Three Times A Lady", trust us! CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew (40th Anniversary Collector's Edition – 3CDs/2LPs/DVD) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Used 3CD/LP/DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Original album tracks include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". Those appear in this epic, beautiful 40th Anniversary edtion box set on a 2LP 180 gram vinyl, but that's just the beginning! There are also 3CDs; CD 1 features "Pharaoh's Dance", "Bitches Brew", "Spanish Key" and "John McLaughlin", roughly 68 minutes of music. CD 2 includes starts with "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" and "Sanctuary", plus alternate takes or single edits of "Spanish Key", "John McLaughlin", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" – plus single edits of "Great Expectations" and "Little Blue Frog". CD3 is previously unissued live set from Lenox, MA in August of 1970 – with "Directions", "Bitches Brew", "The Mask", "Sanctuary", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" and more, plus Bill Graham intro & outro. The DVD features another previously unissued live set, from Copenhagen in December of '69, with "Directions", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down", "Agitation", "I Fall In Love Too Easily" and more. Last, but not least, a 52 page, color, 12X12 book with a great essay by Greg Tate! LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has a small cutout mark on back.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisGet Up With It (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1974. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Miles Davis' last studio session before a few years of seclusion – and a really monumental effort, probably the baddest of the electric period! The album does a great job of capturing the energy of the frenzied live sets from that time, and matching it with Teo Macero's cut and paste editing, and wizardry at the mixing console. The side long piece "He Loved Him Madly" is a minimalist epic, while "Calypso Frelimo" alternates between mad afro-percussion driven jams and spacey wah-wah trumpet interludes. The rest of the album is divided up into more succinct shorter funky pieces, like classic "Rated X", with Miles basically just leaning on an electric organ over a hyper funk beat, and the bluesy "Honky Tonk" which opens with an incredibly funky burping electric piano break! CD
(Out of print.)
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Get Up With It (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 12.99
Get Up With It ... CD 5.99
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✨✧ DJ ShadowEndtroducing ... CD
Mo Wax, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It seems like when this came out, critics, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's gone on to show his true colors with subsequent efforts) or anything else. Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod, though some of us were hip to him all along, but Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveller in the coloristic approach he uses, that never forgets the funk. Includes "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World". CD
Also available Endtroducing (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD 39.99

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✨✧ Cameron GravesPlanetary Prince ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic debut as a leader from pianist Cameron Graves – an artist you might know from Kamasi Washington's album The Epic – and an even more tremendous talent when he gets his own chance to shine in the spotlight! Graves has a very bold, righteous vision here – a mode that's in the same California Get Down spirit as Washington's music, but with more focus on the structures built up by the piano – almost a post-modal approach, with soaring spiritual currents – served up not just by Graves on the keys, but also by Kamasi Washington on tenor, Philip Dizack on trumpet, and Ryan Porter on trombone! The three horns have a way of wrapping together as a core, then soaring to the skies – while Graves pumps up the movement with a great deal of energy, and the soloists break off on their own. The group also features bass from Thundercat on two tracks, and Hadrien Faraud on the rest – plus drums from Ronald Bruner. Graves produced – which gives the record a very different feel than other Mack Avenue releases – and titles include "Isle Of Love", "The Lucifer Rebellion", "El Diablo", "Adam & Eve", "Planetary Prince", "The End Of Corporatism", and "Satania Our Solar System". CD

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✨✧ Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis Bold As Love (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Legacy, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", "Spanish Castle Magic", "Castles Made Of Sand", "She's So Fine", "One Rainy Wish", "Bold As Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl all analog remaster with original artwork plus 8-page LP sized booklet with rare photos and liner notes.)

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✨✧ K-DefIn The Moment ... LP
Redefinition, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Epic beats feast produced, mixed and mastered by the mighty K-Def! Tight, insistent beatcraft all the way from one of the modern master of the MPC. 23 in all: "Make It Twice", "Come Back To The Funk", "Got Into Something", "Straighten It Out", "Next Level Lude", "Can You Dig It", "Do You Remember?", "Asian Funk Mood", "A Different Breed", "Secret Squirrel", "On The Right Track", "In Hong Kong", "The MPC Jazz Encore" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl. Just 250 copies!)

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Low Budget Hi Fi Music from Madlib – the eleventh entry in his epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – 28 tracks of hip hop unofficially dubbed the Dirty Demos! The set feature sample enriched instrumentals by Madlib as Loop Digga and collaborations with Strong Arm Steady, J Rocc, Madlib & Oh No as The Professionals, Guity Simpson, AG & Frank Nitt. It's great stuff, natch – finding Madlib in a straighter hip hop mode production wise – but straighter Madlib production has unexpected twists and turns! Loads of funky samples, some recognizable others otherworldly – and beats that range from dusty funk to dramatically soulful. Includes "The Sound Of Champions" (inst), "Charlie Hustle" by Strong Arm Steady, "Sam", "Snakes 101" by MED, "Girls" by J Rocc, "Love/Hate" (inst), "The Adventurs Of Soul Bra And Docta Dick'em Pts 1 & 2", "Hold Up" by The Professionals, "Thoughts Of An Old Flame" by Guilty Simpson and others. CD

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 12 – Raw Medicine – Madlib Remixes ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The supposed conclusion in the madly epic Medicine Show series from Madlib – Number 12, and it's a hazy, funky, rawly brilliant batch of hip hop remixes from the mid 00s onward – 60+ minutes and 30+ unlisted tracks that's pretty much quintessential Madlib hip hop! We're not going to give away too many of the secrets here, it's best self-discovered – but you'll hear Madlib's unique style as applied to the rhymes of MCs who are famous, some stridently underground, some legendary, some still rising. Great stuff to conclude a surprisingly great series – we've long-loved the 'Lib, but we're really surprised out how masterfully he pulled off such a lengthy, hastily released series, while keeping the quality so high throughout! CD

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✨✧ Pat MethenyAs Fall Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls ... LP
ECM, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Metheny moments ever – and one of the few albums of his that we can go back to, and still enjoy heartily! The album's wonderfully stripped down – and features only guitar by Metheny, keyboards by Lyle Mays, and percussion and vocals by Nana Vasconcelos, all blended together with some sublime ECM production by Manfred Eicher, who's really got "the sound" in full effect here, pillowtizing all the instrumentation into wonderful washes of color and tone. The standout track is the 20 minute epic "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" – and other tunes include "It's For You", "Estupenda Graca", and "Ozark". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ PeopleI Love You ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure late 60s treasure on Capitol – one of those groups who were part garage-rock, and part high concept – a fact that's instantly apparent on this LP! Side one features a number of shorter, driving tunes that are pretty great – surprisingly heartfelt on the lyrics, with Doors-like instrumentation that includes lots of organ bits. Side two features on long song – "The Epic" – a story track with lots of twists and turns, and almost a Bowie-like delivery at times. Titles include "Crying Shoes", "I Love You", "1000 Years BC", "Nothing Can Stop The Elephants", and "Ashes Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split spine.)

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