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✨✧ Bernard HerrmannFantasy Film World Of Bernard Herrmann ... CD
El (UK), Late 40s/1950s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Most folks know Bernard Herrmann for his famous moody soundtracks for Alfred Hitchcock, or his late life genius on the Taxi Driver score – but Herrmann also had a great ear for more fantastic styles, too – and could turn his dark orchestrations into other cool spacey and watery styles too! This collection brings together the best of that music – work that had an undeniable impact on some of the Italian exotic scoring of the late 50s and early 60s, and which also has a bit more intimacy and character than the American soundtracks for bigger, more epic productions. CD features a total of 31 tracks, with a number of selections each from the films The Day The Earth Stood Still, 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, Ghost & Mrs Muir, Beneath The 12 Mile Reef, and Journey To The Center Of The Earth. CD

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Alphonso JohnsonAlphonso Johnson Collection ... CD
Sony/Connoisseur Collection (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
14 tracks of funky fusion and spacey soul by bassist Alphonso Johnson! The work was originally issued on the Epic label during the mid 70s – and the styles are part Earth, Wind, & Fire, part Return To Forever, and part Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin jamming. The best moments on the set are the more straight ahead ones – which groove with a strong soulful vibe that makes the best of Alphonso's jazzy bandmates, and the tight production of the sessions. Titles include "Face Blaster", "Balls To The Wall", "On The Case", "Unto Thine Own Self Be True", "Involuntary Bliss", "Bahama Mama", "Comoba Place", "Flight To Hampstead Heath", and "Scapegoat". CD
(Out of print.)

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LabelleNightbirds ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... About March 20, 2018
A 70s crossover classic, and the album the put LaBelle over the top! The mighty Allen Toussaint is at the helm for this first Epic album to feature the trio of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash – and he really helps the group find an amazing new sound after their somewhat rougher, rootsier efforts for Warner Brothers! The new groove has plenty of Toussaint's New Orleans rhythms in the mix – but the overall sound is a bit smoother too – kind of a classy, clubby take on the Crescent City sound – one that still sounds wonderful after all these years. Most tunes have a vamping rhythm and lots of great electric piano – and titles include the massive hit "Lady Marmalade", the great title track "Nightbirds" – and "Space Children", "All Girl Band", "You Turn Me On", "What Can I Do For You?", and "It Took A Long Time". CD

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Francis Lai & Michel LegrandLes Uns Et Les Autres ... LP
RCA (France), Late 70s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $5.99
Two of the greatest French soundtrack composers ever – working side by side in this epic soundtrack for a late 70s film by Claude Lelouch! The story spans decades of French histories, and the style of the music follows suit – starting with early 20th Century danceband work, and moving into some later styles that approach the more familiar soundtrack modes of Lai and Legrand – especially on the more lush, more fluidly flowing numbers that dominate as the work moves on. There's a few vocals in the mix, but most of the tracks are instrumental – with instrumentation that includes keyboards, piano, clarinet, and strings. Titles include "Body & Soul Inc", "Serenade For Sarah", "Les Allemands A Paris", "Dad & Co", "Les Uns Et Les Autres", "Ballade Pour Ma Memoire", and "Ballet Apocalypse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation of rare African material) with some additional mixing from J Rocc – based on rare African vinyl. The sound is pure Madlib/Beat Konducta heady hip hop funk – recognizable as being spun from and inspired by African material, and impeccably so, with that instantly identifiable, exploratory Madlib sonic stamp. He looks far beyond Afrobeat and funk sources, with some raw funk rock beats, psych, garage and more with some trippy vocal samples – and he's building up from blueprints records originally pressed all over Africa – Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana and Ivory Coast. But too much mention of the source material risks making this sound like a compilation or a mix set, when it's Madlib all the way! Titles include "Motherland", "Raw Introduction To Afreaka", "Warrior's Theme", "Street Hustler", "Afritonic" (Pts 1 & 2), "Tradition", "Blackfire", "Obtaive", "Mtima", "African Bounce", "Freedom Play", "Natural Sound Waves", "Unika (Outro)" and many more. 43 tracks on the CD version, which includes 6 bonus tracks. CD

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Theo ParrishParallel Dimensions ... CD
Sound Signature, 2000. New Copy ... $11.99
Amazing work from Detroit future house genius Theo Parrish! Parallel Dimensions couldn't be a more appropriate title for the set – as Parrish takes the languorous, hypnotic elements learned from years in the Detroit house scene and blends those loops and beats with a rich tapestry of distorted organic sounds and rhythms. Dissonant horns, keys and chanted vocals filter throughout these long numbers – sort of holding the groove together for the trippier soundscapes. The vibe is wholly unique – going way beyond a simple dancefloor groove – into territory that works on a deeper, headier level! A signature statement from the hugely talented Theo Parrish! Tracks include "So Now What", "Anansies Dances", "Serengeti Echoes", "Reaction To Plastic", "Space Ghosts", "Brain", the 12-plus minute epic "Summertime Is Here", Brain", "Violet Green" and more! CD

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PrinceSign O The Times ... LP
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 29.98
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s epic Sign O The Times as his What's Going On – which was never really fair to Prince, or to Marvin Gaye for that matter – but it's filled with great cuts – including the minimalist funky groover of a title track, with its superficial social consciousness that's very much of its 80s era, and all the more fascinating for that – plus massive hit "U Got The Look", "If I Was Your Girlfriend", "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "The Cross", "Hot Thing", and "Starfish & Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sign O The Times ... LP 29.99

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PrinceSign O The Times ... LP
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. Very Good 2LP ... $29.99
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s epic Sign O The Times as his What's Going On – which was never really fair to Prince, or to Marvin Gaye for that matter – but it's filled with great cuts – including the minimalist funky groover of a title track, with its superficial social consciousness that's very much of its 80s era, and all the more fascinating for that – plus massive hit "U Got The Look", "If I Was Your Girlfriend", "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "The Cross", "Hot Thing", and "Starfish & Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sign O The Times ... LP 22.99

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Sun Ra ArkestraFondation Maeght Nights, Vol 2 ... CD
Jazz View, 1970. Used ... $11.99
A legendary performance by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – and for good reason, too! The album was initially issued on a hard-to-find French import, but has cropped up in other formats over the years – and it's a stellar live date that really illustrates the group at their soulful best! Ra definitely goes past the usual here – and focuses the energy of the ensemble in a way that makes the whole extended performance very captivating throughout – especially in the way the group can get totally free at some spots, and perform with subtle, soulful tones at others. The lineup includes Marshall Allen on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, Pat Patrick on baritone and bass clarinet, Danny Davis on alto and flute, James Jacson on clarinet and flute, Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Danny Thompson on baritone and bassoon, Alan Silva on bass, Rashied Salim on vibes, and vocals by June Tyson, Gloristeena Knight, and Verta Grosvenor. Ra himself plays moog, piano, organ, electric piano, and "intergalactic instruments"! Volume two kicks off with "Friendly Galaxy" – featuring great accompaniment from Silva – before it slides into a great extended take on "Spontaneous Simplicity". Other tracks include the 3 part epic "Black Myth", "Sky", and "The World Of Lightening". CD
(Out of print.)

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Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1974. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest female soul stars! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix of mellow compressed LA styles and slicker funkier numbers that do the same thing for her Chicago-trained vocals that Rufus' backing did for that of Chaka Khan. Of course, it helps that she's got some superbly sensitive writing and arranging help by husband Richard Rudolph – and Stevie Wonder's definitely lurking in the background, too – not credited with production, due to contractual reasons, although he helped put most of the album together. Includes Minnie's huge crossover hit "Loving You", a perfect showcase for her beautiful 5 octave voice, plus the tracks "Our Lives", "Every Time He Comes Around", "Perfect Angel", and "Reasons". This legendary album finally gets its proper treatment – with very detailed notes from Minnie's husband/co-creator Richard Rudolph – and 11 bonus tracks from the vault – including "Lovin You (single version with countdown)", "Reasons (ext version)", "It's So Nice (ext version)", "Take A Little Trip (duet with Stevie Wonder)", "Seeing You This Way (acoustic)", "Edge Of A Dream (ext version)", "Perfect Angel (ext version)", "Every Time He Comes Along (ext version)", "Don't Let Anyone Bring You Down (Perfect Angel version)", "Lovin You (alt band version)", and "Our Lives (ext version)". Really fantastic – great sound and the bonus tracks are beautiful! CD

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Rolling StonesExile On Main Street ... LP
Rolling Stones, 1972. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
The Rolling Stones at their rawest, most shambling, sleazy and brilliant – the epic, unimpeachable Exile On Main Street! What can we say about one of the most iconic LPs of all time other than chime in with our agreement that it's one of the greatest rock albums ever! Big choruses come and go, but the easy hooks of earlier and later Stones hits are buried in mud, grit and a sleazy bluesy groove. Titles include "Rocks Off", "Rip This Joint", "Tumbing Dice", "Sweet Virginia", "Loving Cub", "Torn And Frayed", "Let It Loose", "All Down The Line", "Shine A Light", "Soul Survivor" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Artisan etch, including the heavy inner sleeves. Cover has edge wear and some light stains.)

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✨✧ Swell MapsJane From Occupied Europe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Secretly Canadian, 1980. Used ... $6.99
Even more experimental than the first album from The Swell Maps – a set that features some longer songs and a bit more tunes, but also a lot more weird sounds as well! Instrumentation is often slightly more conventional here, but usually taken to some very unusual places – odd tones and phrases that really mark the Maps as a key link between pre and post-punk sides of the British scene – and which give this record a timeless quality that's kept it essential for years! Epic Soundtracks serves up loads of cool instruments along with his drums – including some toys, violin, typewriter, and even a bit of mumbling – and Nikki Sudden drives the whole thing home with his droney guitar and great vocals. Titles include "Let's Buy A Bridge", "Robot Factory", "Big Maz In The Desert From The Trolley", "Mining Villages", "Collision With A Frogman Vs The Mangrove Delta Plan", "Whatever Happens Next", and "The Helicopter Spies". CD

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Horace TapscottLighthouse 79 – Vol 2 ... CD
Nimbus, 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A second unearthed gem from pianist Horace Tapscott at the Lighthouse club in 1979 – very sharp stuff featuring a solid group of Nimbus players! Volume 2 was recorded on October 11, appropriately the night after the set featured on Lighthouse 79 Vol 1, with Tapscott leading the way, and setting up a groove with on the piano, while the group pounces when ready The players are Reggie Bullen on trumpet, Gary Bias on alto, Roberto Miranda and David Bryant on bass, and George Goldsmith on drums. It's an impeccable balance of subtle, slow building melodicism and sharp, emphatic group play & soloing! Totally great stuff, and absolutely worth a second helping. Titles include "Acirfa", "Niger's Theme", the epic "Stella By Starlight", "Lush Life" (at 6+ minutes, the only number in the set that runs less than 10 minutes) and "Inspiration Of Silence". CD
(Packaged in a slim cardboard sleeve.)

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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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Scott WalkerScott 4 ... LP
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A brilliant testament to the songwriting genius of Scott Walker – and an incredibly haunting batch of original tunes, filled with images of lonely madness and unactualized emotion, all sung by one of the greatest voices of the century! The album's not a record to be taken lightly – as the Scott Walker approach to music is really over the top here – almost mini-movies in sound, pasted from scenes both epic and private – all held together by an impeccable set of arrangements! The style beautifully links Walker's older pop persona with the growing sophistication in European pop – especially from the French – and with a record like this, Scott easily matches the genius of Brel, Brassens, and Gainsbourg. All titles are originals – and titles include "Rhymes Of Goodbye", "The Old Man's Back Again", "Hero Of The War", "Boy Child", "Seventh Seal", and "On Your Own Again". LP, Vinyl record album
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Kamasi WashingtonHarmony Of Difference ... CD
Young Turks, 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Pure fantasticness from the great Kamasi Washington – a set that's much more compact than his sprawling Epic, but which has an equally wonderful vibe overall! The album features material that Washington performed at the Whitney Biennial – to accompany paintings by his sister – but the whole thing stands alone beautifully, with that free-flowing, always spiritual vibe that's made Washington one of the strongest young jazz talents to emerge in recent years! The music resonates strongly with the work of some of his key LA contemporaries – like Ronald Bruner Jr, Miles Mosley, Cameron Graves, and Thundercat – all of whom perform in the large ensemble – helping Kamasi's tenor soar to the skies on waves of collaborative joy. Washington composed, arranged, and even produced the record himself – and in some ways, the tightness of the performance makes the whole thing even more satisfying than Epic – as we hope you feel too, on titles that include "Desire", "Humility", "Truth", "Integrity", "Knowledge", and "Perspective". CD

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Brian WilsonSmile ... CD
Nonesuch, Late 60s/2004. Used ... $4.99
An all new recording of the lost Beach Boys masterpiece! Brian notoriously sabotaged the original album by refusing to complete some sessions, and literally destroying the masters for others. Needless to say, an official release of the unearthed Beach Boys/Van Dyke Parks epic Smile – the most famous "lost" album in the history of recorded media – is sadly impossible. Of course many of the original Smile tracks filtered out onto subsequent underrated Beach Boys albums, mostly in unfinished (but still mindblowingly great) versions, due to Brian's meltdown. Nonesuch Records, Brian Wilson and his great 10 piece band have taken their best shot at a completed vision – and it works quite well! The old Smile tracks have the unassailable beauty brought about by Brian's painstaking, tortured efforts, and they were unquestionably influenced by his heavy intake of psychedelic chemicals. Now they have ProTools. Still, the cleared psyches and enhanced technical capabilities cannot hamper the bruised beauty these tunes had from conception, and it's been adapted very, very well even it doesn't quite carry the doomed genius of Brian's late 60s work. Comes in a great deluxe package with a thick booklet. Tracks include "Our Prayer/Gee", "Heroes & Villains", "Good Vibrations", "Roll Plymouth Rock", "Barnyard", "Old Cabin Essence", "Wonderful", "Surf's Up" and more. CD
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✨✧ John ColtraneOne Down, One Up – Live At The Half Note ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long overdue testament to the live genius of the mighty John Coltrane Quartet – captured at the legendary Half Note club in NYC – disc 1 recorded on a date in March 1965 and disc 2 on a date in early May of the same year! The set finds Coltrane plus McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on the kit working in a far more adventurous guise than many of the 60s studio sessions – stretching out incredibly on the half hour epic workout "One Up, One Down" and a beautifully loose run of "Afro Blue". The stylistic themes are carried through similarly on the second disc's long grooving "Song Of Praise" and an amazing "My Favorite Things", but stretching near or past the 20 minute mark. These long bootlegged recordings are now available on CD officially for the first time ever – complete with the original radio introductions and announcements! 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

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✨✧ Miles DavisTribute To Jack Johnson ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterful tribute from one bad cat to another – and easily one of Miles Davis' greatest electric albums ever! The album's got a powerful, epic sort of feel – a renewed focus after the looser style of Bitches Brew, and the 70s live albums – and one that mixes a deeper funky sound with the raw, exploratory style Davis had let loose a few years before. Michael Henderson's bass is a big part of the power of the record, and John McLaughlin's guitar has never sounded better, or sharper. Teo Macero made the whole thing magic in the studio, and titles include two sidelong funkdafied jams – "Right Off" and "Yesternow". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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