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David DiggsStreetshadows ... LP
TBA, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the most soulful albums we've ever heard from David Diggs – an artist who first started out doing funky jazz work in the 70s, but who hits a sweet R&B vibe on this mid 80s set! David's definitely graduated to the big time by this point in his career – and works here with help from Paul Jackson and Lee Ritenour on guitars, George Howard on soprano sax, Ernie Watts on tenor, and Harvey Mason on drums – and the set also features a fair bit of vocal numbers, mostly sung by Bob Carlisle, with a nicely soulful vibe – although a young Dianne Reeves sings on one number too. Diggs plays Fender Rhodes, piano, and other keyboards – and titles include "Dancing With His Shadow", "Playin The Fool", "Rachel", "Last Night", "Don't Be So Shy", "Holding On To Love", and "Sky Singer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and bent corners.)

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Bobby HutchersonLinger Lane ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
A beautiful later Blue Note album from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – a set recorded after his famous association with Harold Land, but with a groove that's wonderfully soulful in a whole different way! Bobby plays marimbas instead of vibes this time around, and he's working with his own arrangements for a slightly larger group – one that has some sweet fusion overtones, and these wonderful mellow funk inflections – so that even the mellow cuts have this warmly glowing, ultra-soulful sound that's mighty nice – a bit like some of the work from Gene Harris around the same time. Other players include Jerry Peters on Fender Rhodes, who also helped out with the arrangements – plus Harvey Mason on drums and Ernie Watts on reeds – and a few tracks feature sweet backing vocals from The Waters. The highlight here is a nice moody extended version of "People Make The World Go Round", but all cuts are great, and titles include "Silver Rondo", "Manzanita", "NTU", and his dark cover of "Theme From MASH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonConcepts In Blue ... LP
Pablo, 1981. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A slightly larger group, which gives Johnson a chance to show off his arranging skills – but a set that also leaves plenty of room for solos too! Features JJ Johnson on trombone, Clark Terry on trumpet, Ernie Watts on tenor and alto, and Pete Jolly and Billy Childs on keyboards! LP, Vinyl record album

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John MayallMoving On ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good- ... $7.99
Bill Cosby introduces this hip little live set from the John Mayall group – which is fitting, as there's definitely a bit of an LA groove on the set! Mayall's still in very bluesy territory, but he also gets some great soul jazz support too – from players who include Charles Owens on flute and soprano sax, Ernie Watts on tenor, and even the great Fred Jackson on baritone! Keef Hartley adds in some mighty heavy drums, but the group's further expanded by even more American players too – including Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Freddie Robinson on guitar – both players who definitely leave their mark on the set. There's some great electric piano too – and titles include the classic "Keep Our Country Green" – plus "Christmas 71", "Things Go Wrong", "Do It", "Moving On", "Red Sky", "Reasons", "High Pressure Living", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a promo sticker.)

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Hugo MontenegroOthers By Brothers ... LP
RCA, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Sweet 70s funk from Hugo Montenegro – an artist who really developed a great ear for electric styles by this point in his career! The album's very heavy on Arp – and includes variations on the instrument in many formats – all set to funky jazz arrangements that follow from Hugo's previous Stevie Wonder album – and like that one, offer up his own take on 70s soul! The Arp-y keyboards show up on nearly every track – adding in so many wonderful electronic elements – alongside warmer winds from Don Menza and Ernie Watts, and smooth grooves from a rhythm combo that includes Larry Carlton on guitar and Hal Blaine on drums. Titles include a great cover of Stevie Wonder's "Creepin", plus cuts by "other brothers", like "Feel Like Makin' Love", "What's Goin' On", and "Nothing From Nothing" – as well as the great original "Noah's Arp"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Quad pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichNew One! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Very hard-burning work from Buddy's hip band of the mid 60s – a large ensemble, but one that features searing horn parts that cut through the bigger arrangements with ease! Buddy really had an ear for tuning power with personality at this point in his career – and although the group comes on with the raging energy that's every bit the Rich calling card in the 60s, they also more than make their individual voices known. Ernie Watts, Jay Corre, and Charles Owens all provide excellent contributions to the set – and titles include "Standing Up In A Hammock", "Luv", "Something For Willie", "Group Shot", "The Rotten Kid", and "New Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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Lee RitenourCaptain Fingers ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Smooth and funky fusion from Lee Ritenour – top-shelf all the way, and handled with a really soulful groove, thanks to production from the legendary Skip Drinkwater! Lee's all over the top of the guitar in true "Captain Fingers" style, and Skip makes sure he's got plenty going on underneath, too – with an all-star assemblage of players that includes Harvey Mason on drums, Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Dennis Budimir on guitar, Alphonso Johnson on bass, and Ernie Watts on saxes. The keyboards groove as nicely as the guitars (thanks Patrice!), and titles include "Margarita", "Fly By Night", "Dolphin Dreams", "Captain Fingers", and "Sun Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, staining along the bottom seam, and a promo stamp & tracklist sticker.)

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Lee RitenourFriendship ... LP
JVC (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Plenty of friendship here – some really warm interplay between a well-chosen group of musicians – all of whom come together with the level of quality that always made Lee Ritenour's records stand out from the pack! This isn't easy commercial fusion, but a really soulful, cohesive set by a batch of musicians who are grounded in jazz, and have the best understanding of 70s electric elements – a lineup that includes Don Grusin on keyboards, Ernie Watts on reeds, Abraham Laboriel on bass, Alex Acuna on drums, and Steve Forman on percussion – the last two of whom provide the right snapping, spontaneous funky currents to really keep things sounding wonderful throughout. Titles include "Sea Dance", "Crystal Morning", "Woody Creek", and "Life Is The Song We Sing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy Japanese pressing!)

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Sarah VaughanBrazilian Romance ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the last great records ever made by Sarah Vaughan – a really solid session of Brazilian tunes, one that's produced by Sergio Mendes, arranged by Dori Caymmi, and which features guest vocals by Milton Nascimento! The general approach is west coast mellow – as the group features Alphonson Johnson, George Duke, Hubert Laws, Tom Scott, and Ernie Watts – and most of the tunes are English translations of older Brazilian tracks from the 60s and 70s, done by Sarah in an easy, jazzy tone. Titles include "Love & Passion", "Your Smile", "Obsession", "Make This City Ours Tonight", "Nothing Will Be As It Was", and "Photograph". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brazilian Romance ... CD 4.99

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Kazumi Watanabe & The Gentle ThoughtsMermaid Boulevard ... LP
Alfa (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features Kazumi Watanabe on guitars – with Lee Ritenour on guitars, Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Anthony Jackson on bass, Harvey Mason on drums, Jun Fukamachi on electronics, and Ernie Watts on tenor and flute! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Gerald WilsonEternal Equinox ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Gerald Wilson's hippest albums for World Pacific – and all of them are pretty darn hip! This set is one of Gerald's last for the label – cut in a run of very successful, and very strong big band soul jazz albums that brought together the cream of the crop of the LA underground. Like the other sets, this one's got a great lineup – with players that include Anthony Ortega, Hadley Caliman, Harold Land, Ernie Watts, and Bobby Hutcherson – but the real strength of the album lies with Groove Holmes, who cuts some pretty fantastic solos on the album's best tracks – bubbling his Hammond through the larger arrangements with the space and expression that Wilson allowed his individual players on these sessions. Titles include great versions of "Aquarius" and Coltrane's "Equinox" – plus the original tunes "Celestial Soul", "Scorpio Rising", "Pisces", and "Bluesnee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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VariousWorld Pacific Jazz Presents Short Cuts Volume 1 ... LP
World Pacific, 1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
We're not entirely certain if this compilation was put together by Pacific Jazz as a sort of "loss leader" or not, but it's filled with some great funky soul jazz and nice post bop numbers too. There's 24 tracks in all, including a lot of hard to get nuggets and nice groovy tracks, like Wilton Felder "Theme From Bullitt" and "Hi Heel Sneakers", Freddy Robinson "The Coming Atlantis" and "Before Six", Groove Holmes "Workin' On A Groovy Thing", Ernie Watts "Going Home", Wilbert Longmire "Galveston", the Jazz Crusaders "Upstairs" and Bobby Bryant "Hair", "Crisis" and "Cristo Redentor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Donna SummerDonna Summer ... LP
Geffen, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great new chapter for Donna Summer – a set that has her working with the legendary Quincy Jones as producer – who gives the whole album a very different sound! There's still plenty of the catchy, bouncy styles you'd know from Summer's late 70s work – but Jones also brings in some jazzy flair from time to time – using elements like keyboards from Greg Phillinganes or tenor from Ernie Watts to create a broader palette of color and sound than some of Donna's disco records. The rhythms change things up nicely too – reaching for a bit more than before – and titles include "Protection", which has a guitar solo from Bruce Springsteen – plus "Livin In America", "Love Is In Control", "State Of Independence", "Lush Life", and "Love Is Just A Breath Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Quiex II pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp & a hype sticker.)
 
 
 



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