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Novi SingersNovi In Wonderland ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $23.99
One of the earliest records by the legendary Novi Singers – and a rare MPS set that exposed the group to a larger European audience! Novi hail from Poland, but have a name that's an condensation of the English phrase "new original vocal instruments" – a great summation of the way the quartet use their voices to recreate the feel of instruments in modern jazz – a mode first explored by the Lambert Hendricks & Ross group in the US, but taken to a much farther extreme on this set! The group are supported here by a border-crossing small combo of musicians that includes Zbigniew Namyslowski on alto sax, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Adam Makowicz on piano, and Billy Brooks on drums – and the sound is cool, laidback, and very groovy – extremely tight, almost even more so than some of the group's Polish albums! Titles include "The Second Side", "Secret Life", "Kulfon", and "Apartment Under The Roof". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering pressing!)

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Tony WilliamsNative Heart ... CD
Blue Note, 1989. Used ... $11.99
Really wonderful work from the legendary Tony Williams – a set that has the drummer hitting a whole new sound at the start of the 90s – a groove that's rich and soulful, yet still every bit as sharp as before! The set's straight ahead, and graced with some very youthful energy by a new-generation lineup that includes Wallace Roney on trumpet, Bill Pierce on tenor and soprano sax, Mulgrew Miller on piano, and Robert Hurst on bass – all players who bristle with excitement from the very first notes, expressing a sense of confidence and vision of a new jazz generation that no longer has to battle between its inside and outside impulses. Williams' drumming is superb, and nicely understated at many points – and titles include "Native Heart", "City Of Lights", "Extreme Measures", "Liberty", and "Two Worlds". CD
(Out of print.)

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WipersYouth Of America ... LP
Jackpot, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
The incredible second album by The Wipers – a record that cements Greg Sage's status as not only a pioneering figure in Pacific Northwest punk/post punk songcraft, but also as one of the more innovative guitarists in that scene. Youth Of America carries on the surprisingly melodic, yet blazing intensity of the debut, but with richer guitar atmosphere. The 10+ minute title track is the biggest step forward in that regard, but the whole record is a underappreciated gem! Other titles include "Taking Too Long", "Can This Be", "Pushing The Extreme", "When Its Over" and "No Fair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered from the original tapes.)

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✨✧ VariousA&M Singles Box Set (23 CD single boxset) ... CD
A&M, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 23 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
23 CD singles from Herb Alpert. Captain & Tennille, Bryan Adams, the Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Rita Coolage, Extreme, Peter Frampton, Free, Joe Jackson, Sergio Mendes, Nazareth, Aaron Neville, Jeffery Osborne, the Police, Brenda Russell, Cat Stevens, Styx, Squeeze & 38 Special. CD
(Packaged in a beautiful wooden box.)

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✨✧ Luigi NonoComo Una Ola De Fuerza Y Luz/Yentonces Comprendio – Slavka Taskova/Maurizio Pollini/Abbado/Symphonie Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1974. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Two fairly extreme pieces by Nono which both mix voices and electronics. "Como Una" features a soprano and piano, and has a fairly heavy clunky sound. We're partial to "Yentonces Comprendio", which mixes multiple sopranos and tape, to create a haunting wispy sound with the feel of a lost David Lynch soundtrack. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Bik Bent BraamExtremen ... CD
Bik Bent Braam (Holland), 2008. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
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✨✧ First ChoiceArmed & Extremely Dangerous (Black Science restoration voc, Blowout Express soul mix, DJ D's dub science) ... 12-inch
Minimal (UK), 1973. Very Good (pic cover)... $9.99
Ashley Beedle goes to work on this Philly club classic, with a nice re-edit on the first mix of the single, that keeps the seet Norman Harris sound intact before adding a lengthy percussion break, then really stretching things out on a stripped down housed up mix on side 2. Arthur Baker provides the other mix. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Eddie HintonVery Extremely Dangerous (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $21.99
A really great set of later southern soul from Eddie Hinton – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a nice 70s take on the classic 60s style of the genre – with powerful vocals from Hinton! The record's surprisingly rootsy for the time – and Eddie sings in a wonderful mode that has plenty of traces of Otis Redding and James Carr. The production has a modern bent, but never in a way that smooths out the real gritty soulfulness – and on these numbers, the album isn't out of step with some of the nice mid 70s work of Arthur Alexander or Paul Kelly. A genuine gem! Titles include "Get Off In It", "I Got The Feeling", "You Got Me Singing", "Yeah Man", Shout Bamalama", "Brand New Man", and "Shoot The Moon". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre QuartetExtremes ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print, punch through barcode. Booklet has a slight cut corner & small promotional sticker on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ VariousYesterday Of Our Love – The Soul Of Challenge Records (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Challenge/Archives Of America, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little set of rare soul singles from the Challenge label – recorded and released from 1963-1968 – with wonderful, too long forgotten numbers by Jimmy Seals, Ron Holder, Charles Lamont & The Extremes, Yvonne Carroll, Johnny Wyatt, Jimmy Walker and Jerry Fuller! Challenge was formed in the late 50s in partnership with country/cowboy singer Gene Autry, but soon enough branched out stylistically, resulting in lots of cool, diverse records in the 60s! Nothing but great overlooked soul tunes here, mostly in an uptempo mode, with "The Yesterday Of Our Love", by Jimmy Seals, "I'll Forgive And Forget" by Ron Holden, Drown In My Broken Dreams" by Jimmy Walker, "Laugh Or Cry" by Yvonne Carroll, "Turn To Me" by Jerry Fuller (who also penned by back cover notes), "I've Got To Keep Moving" by Charles Lamont & The Extremes and more. 12 in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition clear vinyl pressing.)

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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. Used ... $7.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming – an unusual Chicago ensemble that includes Wilber Wynn on guitar, Ronald Wilson on flute and oboe, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Audrey Jones on bongos – a musical lineup that brings in a different sort of sophistication to the record, shading tunes with moody colors on flute and oboe that perfectly support Alexandria's soulful and sensitive interpretations of the tunes. The whole thing is pure genius, and a key look at the new levels of sophistication that were bubbling everywhere on the Chicago scene during the years of Jamal and Sun Ra. Lorez Sings Pres follows in a very similar mode – with backing by a Chicago group that again includes King Fleming piano, plus Charles Stepney on vibes, Paul Serrano on trumpet, and Vernel Fournier on drums – an extremely hip lineup that makes the record far more than just the Lester Young tribute promised in the title! But despite the instrumentalists, the real star on all sides is Alexandria – who sings with dark tones and deep colors that go far beyond conventional jazz vocals – all carried off with that slightly breathy mode that was one more unique aspect of her work! CD features all tracks from both albums – a total of 22 titles that include "Snowstorm", "I'm Glad There Is You", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'm Making Believe", "Necessity", "Penthouse Serenade", "DB Blues", "This Year's Kisses", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "Jumping With Symphony Sid", and a key early reading of "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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Paul AnkaClassic Songs My Way ... CD
Decca, 2007. Used ... $2.99
A great little follow up to Paul Anka's mighty Rock Swings album – and like that set, a batch of relatively contemporary tunes, retooled with a jazzy swing! The approach is surprisingly wonderful – truly revelatory, and that's a word that we never thought we'd use when referring to Paul Anka! Mr A really won our heart with his previous effort, and this set only deepens our love of his music – and shows us that he's not just a one trick pony. As before, the genius arranger Pat Williams is on hand to make things great – alongside other arrangers who include John Clayton, Randy Kerber, and Jeremy Lubbock – and instrumentation is almost all acoustic and in a big band mode. The range of tracks used is broadened slightly, but in a good way – and titles include versions of "Against The Wind", "Get Here", "Time After Time", "Ordinary World", "Bad Day", "Heaven", "Mr Brightside", "I Go To Extremes", "Both Sides Now", and "Waiting For A Girl Like You" CD

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AntibalasAntibalas (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet throughout it all, they've always stayed true to their sound – and, if anything, are even sharper, tighter, and funkier than before – all extremely adept not only at playing their instruments, but at hitting the right sort of sound to cut through all the BS that was holding back funky Afro grooves for years! Part of that sound comes from superb Daptone production by Gabriel Roth – who really knows how to keep things lean and mean and full of energy. But the core credit really goes to the group – who never cease to amaze us here – and continually come up with fresh sounds on their keyboards and horns – and inventive rhythms to match! Titles include "Dirty Money", "The Rat Catcher", "Ari Degbe", "Ibeji", "Sare Kon Kon", and "Him Belly No Go Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoNice Guys ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. Used ... $11.99
A key later session from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a record that gained them global exposure through the ECM label, and which has them working in a beautifully subtle sense of sound, space, and tone! The work is less all-out challenging than some of the group's earliest recordings – but no less strong, as if anything, the AEC has mastered their musical vision so well, they're coming across here with an extremely cohesive sound. Instrumentation includes a wide range of percussion, plus the usual bass of Malachi Favors and the saxes of Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell – and tracks include "Ja", "Folkus 11", "597-59", and "Dreaming Of The Master". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Nice Guys ... CD 11.99

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoNice Guys ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. Used ... $11.99
A key later session from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a record that gained them global exposure through the ECM label, and which has them working in a beautifully subtle sense of sound, space, and tone! The work is less all-out challenging than some of the group's earliest recordings – but no less strong, as if anything, the AEC has mastered their musical vision so well, they're coming across here with an extremely cohesive sound. Instrumentation includes a wide range of percussion, plus the usual bass of Malachi Favors and the saxes of Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell – and tracks include "Ja", "Folkus 11", "597-59", and "Dreaming Of The Master". CD
Also available Nice Guys ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Edwin Astley/Tony CrombieInternational Detective/Man From Interpol ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of cool British TV soundtracks – both of which feature an action jazz style to rival the best early work of Henry Mancini for the television screen! First up is lost spy soundtrack work from the British composer Edwin Astley – best known for his work on The Saint and Danger Man, but also sounding pretty darn great on the earlier program International Detective! The feel here is similar to some of Astley's better-known work – a more dramatic take on the crime jazz used on American TV in the late 50s – one that retains much of the instrumental elements of the sound, especially the well-placed use of saxes – but which also uses larger orchestrations to flesh out the music nicely, creating a stronger, more cinematic feel. The set features a total of 21 tracks from this short-lived show – and titles include "International Detective", "Murder Strip", "Theme For Larceny", "Night Patrol", "The Badge", "Manhunt", "Shock Tactics", "Murder Chase", and "Concerto In Law". Next is Man From Interpol – one of the best spy soundtracks we've ever heard – and one of the only scores we've ever seen from Brit jazz drummer Tony Crombie! The work was done a few years before Barry's famous Bond scores – but it's got a very similar feel, with lots of driving themes that make the best use of brazen horns, fast jazz, and beat-styled rhythms that crackle throughout the set. Most titles are pretty short, but really great – and nearly all of them feature some extremely strong jazz musicianship, in the manner of that used on the best American soundtracks by Mancini at the time! Titles include "Panic Station", "Interpol Cha Cha Cha", "Interpol Chase", "Samba De Janeiro", and "Blues Macabre". CD

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Atlantic StarrBrilliance ... LP
A&M, 1982. Very Good- ... $2.99
The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is relatively lean – a very focused balance of basslines, keyboards, and some tightly snapping 80s groove rhythms – served up with vocals that warmly cascade over the tops of the tunes, but usually take a second seat to the extremely compelling instrumentation. The sound is polished, but never too slick – and the group are a great example of how well soul from this time could sound when done just the right way! Titles include "Love Me Down", "Sexy Dancer", "Circles", "Love Moves", "Your Love Finally Ran Out", and "You're The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(In original shrinkwrap with hype sticker.)

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Billy Bang & Dennis CharlesBangception ... LP
Hat (Switzerland), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Spare drum and violin duets, played by Billy Bang and Dennis Charles. We're normally not big of fans of jazz violin, even avant garde violin, but Bang's style of "sheets of sound" has always won us over – and he's in fine form here. The album includes an extremely haunting rendition of "Lonely Woman", plus "Closer To The Flower", "Air Traffic Control", and "Thelonious". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billy Bang & William ParkerMedicine Buddha ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Wonderful work from two players who've just gotten better and better over the decades – both musicians who've made a huge impression from the late 70s onward, but who also continue to grow and refine their ideas as the years go on! This set features beautiful duets recorded at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, in 2009 – with Bang on violin and thumb piano, and William Parker on bass, plus a bit of shakuhashi and dousn gouni as well. Both players handle strings at a level that's far different than most of their contemporaries or influences – and have this sublimely spiritual style that's often a bit exotic too – but never in the sort of easier ways of Bang's Vietnam-related projects. Instead there's a very freely creative spirit as both players come together – finding a unique voice that's extremely moving, and never too heavy-handed – a huge reminder of why we love them both so much. Titles include "Bronx Aborigines", "Eternal Planet", "Buddha's Joy", "Medicine Buddha", and "Sky Song". CD

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Pierre BarouhCa Va, Ca Vient (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saravah (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
Genius early work from Pierre Barouh – the artist best known for his contribution to the film A Man & A Woman, but also the owner of the legendary Saravah Records label – one of the grooviest imprints around! The set is a real move forward from Barouh's earlier material, which was a bit straighter – although still pretty hip – and this time around, he's bringing in a wide range of elements – Brazilian bits, folksy touches, and more – all served up with an approach that's as uniquely personal as work by other Saravah artists, like Brigitte Fontaine or Areski! Barouh's a brilliant writer and singer, and his work is a lost link in a tradition that spans Caetano Veloso, Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, and others – crucially overlooked on this side of the Atlantic, and extremely important to us over the years. Titles include "De L'Amour A L'Amour", "Le Courage D'Aimer", "80 AB", "La Foret", "Le Petit Cheval De Bois", "Le Petit Cine", and "Paris Wellington". CD features bonus tracks – "Le Naufrage", "Perdu", "Ca Va Ca Vient (cinema version)", and "80 AB". CD

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✨✧ Kenny BarronLive At Maybeck Recital Hall Volume 10 ... CD
Concord, 1990. Used ... $2.99
The Maybeck solo series produced plenty of greatness when it was going on – and one of the greatest moments was this sweet solo set from Kenny Barron! Barron's one of those players we never get tired of – and while we love him in group and trio settings, he's equally magical here working by himself – opening up on these long, lyrical numbers that have a really evocative feel – beautiful runs up and down the keyboard, but in ways that are extremely thoughtful and well-paced – and not just an unbridled display of his talents. There's a sense of soul to the set that never lets up – and titles include "Bud Like", "Witchcraft", "Sunshower", "And Then Again", "Skylark", and "Spring Is Here". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy Bennington TrioAnother Friend – The Music Of Herbie Nichols ... CD
That Swan, 2005. Used ... $5.99
A really beautiful tribute to the music of Herbie Nichols – played in an extremely loving way by a group led by drummer Jimmy Bennington, and featuring David Haney on piano! Haney's tones here are arguably even more modern than Nichols on his famous recordings of the 50s – but there's also a warmth in his renditions that we really love – that subtle soul that always made Herbie's music so wonderful, and which marked it as a key link between a few important jazz traditions of the post and pre-war years – as grounded in a lineage as it was determined to break from it! That balance is crucial to Nichols music, and Bennington's group really gets it right. Titles include "Prancin Pretty Woman", "House Party Starting", "Old 52nd Street Rag", "Another Friend", and "Ina". CD
(Packaged in a thin cardboard sleeve.)

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Marc BennoAmbush ... LP
A&M, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Things are tightening up a bit in the Marc Benno sound for this record – and the singer's taking an approach that's perhaps a bit more country rock than before, yet still without any of the cliches of the genre at the time! Benno's still very much concerned with coming across as a singer/songwriter on the record – and his voice and original tunes are at the forefront of the set, heard especially nicely on the more folksy tunes on the record – of which there are plenty. As before, there's almost a genre-less quality to the music that's extremely nice – because while one tune might feature upbeat steel guitar, the next is filled with subtle jazzy changes on piano, and the one after that with spare shadings on acoustic guitar. Benno's a wonderful enigma to our ears, and his talents only deepen over the years – as you'll hear on this set of tunes that includes "Poor Boy", "Donut Man", "Share", "Hall Street Jive", "Either Way It Happens", "Here To Stay Blues", and "Sunshine Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BiasEast 101 ... CD
Nimbus, 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
A dream of a record from the LA spiritual underground of the 70s – and one of the only records we've ever seen from reedman Gary Bias! The date's got a soulful depth that makes it one of the most compelling albums on the legendary Nimbus label – a rhythmic pulse that's often modal, and a sense of spiritualism in the solos that often has Gary stretching out strongly on alto, soprano sax, or flute – yet always with an inherent focus, and strong sense of direction! Other players are equally great too – David Tillman on piano, Rickey Kelly on vibes, Roberto Miranda and John Heard on bass, and Fritz Wise on drums – and the tunes are wonderful original numbers that mark Bias as an extremely strong voice in jazz – one that should have gotten better exposure over the years. The album's got a great Strata East sort of vibe – and titles include "As Children Play", "East 101", "Asiki", "Arthur's Vamp", and "Dear Violet". CD

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Ran BlakeFilm Noir ... CD
Novus/International Phonograph, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.98
One of the most evocative albums we've ever heard from pianist Ran Blake – a set that's got all the sharp edges of some of his most adventurous solo work, but one that also has Ran working in a few different settings, often with a very poetic feel! The set's not a hokey retro-crime record – as you might fear from the title (and countless later jazz albums that evoke that aesthetic) – and although Blake's working through melodies from older films, plus a few original numbers in the same spirit, his presentation is completely unique – and explosively personal throughout! His own piano is tremendous – blocks of sound and runs of notes that are extremely imaginative, and which flow forward from the same dark spirit we love on Blake's other recordings. And they're often balanced with shifting contributions from other musicians – players who include John Heiss on flute, Paul Meyers on bass, Ted Curson on trumpet, and Daryl Lowrey on alto and soprano sax – all of whom make some great additions to the set. Titles include a nice take on "The Pawnbroker" – plus other film titles that include "Eve", "Touch Of Evil", "Le Boucher", "Pinky", and "Doktor Mabuse" – as well as Blake originals "Spiral Staircase" and "Garden Of Delight". CD
(Great gatefold LP-styled sleeve!)
 
 
 



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