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Dave BrubeckMy Favorite Things ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
There's plenty of favorite things going on here – the alto of Paul Desmond, piano of Dave Brubeck, bass of Gene Wright, and drums of Joe Morello – that perfect Dave Brubeck Quartet, captured here at the height of their powers! The set's got no gimmicks, no special settings, but the group manage to make things every bit as impressive as on all their high concept records of the period – really finding a way to open up older songs with completely fresh energy, and really make them their own! Dave has an especially great tone to his piano – maybe a bit more human and personal than on some other records – and titles include "My Favorite Things", "Why Can't I", "Little Girl Blue", "This Can't Be Love", "The Circus On Parade", and "Over & Over Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound mono pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... $2.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
Also available My Favorite Things ... LP 24.99

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John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good ... $24.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)
Also available My Favorite Things ... CD 2.99

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Damu The FudgemunkDamu The Fudgemunk's 20 Favorite Sample Flips ... LP
Redefinition, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
One-take, all vinyl, favorite funky sample flips by Damu The Fudgemunk for Ego Trip! Essentially a private press mix companion piece to an Ego Trip feature with Damu in which he discussed favorite sample craft – none of which is essential info for enjoyment, as it stands plenty strong on its own, mixing well known and lesser known sample-heavy hip hop and funk – and runs nearly an hour in length. LP, Vinyl record album

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Webley EdwardsHawaii Calls – Hawaiian Strings – Favorite Instrumentals Of The Islands Volume 3 ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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FatnicePeace Love Unity & Havin Fun (Lil' Dave Fun Size mix, Windy City mix)/My Favorite Things (Buscates Vibrate mix) ... 7-inch
Record Breakin, 2014. Sealed (pic cover)... $4.99
Not a cover of the Afrika Bambaataa classic of the same name – although the cut does borrow the chorus for its own – and instead some mighty fresh work from Fatnice, set to some crackling cosmic beats! Our favorite is the stripped-down "windy city mix", which has a brasness the Lil Dave mix is missing – and the flipside features Fatnice's own take on the concept of "Favorite Things" – served up with this true school vibe that should make him huge, if the world has any sense of justice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fumio KarashimaMy Favorite Things ... CD
Pit Inn (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most spiritual albums we've heard in years from pianist Fumio Karashima – a set that has the Japanese jazz legend working with a host of different guests, including some horn players who really give his music some depth! The choice of material is great – and Karashima eschews most of his own compositions for work by Herbie Hancock, Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Hutcherson, and others – given lively readings by an ensemble who really know how to burst out at the front, then soar with these very strong solos. The album features a great reading of "My Favorite Things", with a unique use of two bassists; a spare duet with trumpeter Terumasa Hino on "Black Orpheus"; guest work from guitarist Kazumi Watanabe on "Chan's Song"; and nice takes on "So Near So Far", "Gingerbread Boy", "Subtle Neptune", and "Jeannine". CD

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Bireli LagreneOriginal Album Classics (My Favorite Django/Gipsy Project/Gipsy Project & Friends/Move/Just The Way You Are) (5CD set) ... CD
Dreyfus/Sony, 1995/2001/2002/2004/2007. Used 5 CDs ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcello/Cimarosa/Albinoni/CorelliFavorite Baroque Oboe Concertos – Pierre Pierlot/Claudio Scimone/I Solisti Veneti ... LP
RCA, 1972. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrink wrap has a few small holes. Cover has what looks like some light water marks along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Van McCoyMy Favorite Fantasy ... LP
MCA, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks, and maybe Van's best record of the 70s! The record shows Van sitting at the piano in an intimate setting – ala Barry White – and it's got a similar Love Unlimited Orchestra approach, with much large backing behind Van's voice, and a very full instrumental sound. Van sings lead vocals, which aren't always that great – but he more than makes up for it with some great piano and keyboard work, and some wonderful soul songwriting and arranging that recall his best uptown moments of the late 60s. The record has a few uptempo hustle-type tracks, but they're all pretty darn great soul songs, and there's loads of great mellow soul moments woven in to make the record a nice album of ballads and groovers. Titles include "Before & After", "Wings Of Love", "My Favorite Fantasy", "That's The Story Of My Life", and "You're So Right For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Sergio MendesSergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. Used ... $8.99
A sweet little pairing of the keyboards of Sergio Mendes and the early arranging styles of Dave Grusin – and a set that's quite different than some of Sergio's vocal albums with Brasil 66! The style here is all instrumental – and Mendes plays both piano and electric piano, plus a bit of harpsichord too – working with a hip LA group that features Grusin on organ, Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, and John Pisano on guitar – plus a bit of Brazilian percussion from Joao Donato and Moacir Santos! The result is a heavenly 60s groove – some slight larger backings, plus great work from the jazzy group at the core – and titles include a stunning version of "Ponteio" – plus other Brazilian groovers like "A Banda", "Veleiro", and "Tempo Feliz". There's also a few tracks of US material like "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Comin' Home Baby", done with a nice bossa groove! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... LP 6.99

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Sergio MendesSergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A sweet little pairing of the keyboards of Sergio Mendes and the early arranging styles of Dave Grusin – and a set that's quite different than some of Sergio's vocal albums with Brasil 66! The style here is all instrumental – and Mendes plays both piano and electric piano, plus a bit of harpsichord too – working with a hip LA group that features Grusin on organ, Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, and John Pisano on guitar – plus a bit of Brazilian percussion from Joao Donato and Moacir Santos! The result is a heavenly 60s groove – some slight larger backings, plus great work from the jazzy group at the core – and titles include a stunning version of "Ponteio" – plus other Brazilian groovers like "A Banda", "Veleiro", and "Tempo Feliz". There's also a few tracks of US material like "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Comin' Home Baby", done with a nice bossa groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Sergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... CD 8.99

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NOREGod's Favorite ... CD
Def Jam, 2002. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Hit Me Slime" featuring Nas, Ice-T, Nelly, & others, "God's Favorite", "Nothin", "Grimey", "Nahmeanuheard" (original and remix), "Mr. CEO", "Live My Life" featuring Ja Rule, "Full Mode", "Love Ya Moms" featuring Capone & others, "Head Bussa", "Wanna Be Like Him", "Black Clouds", "Banned From Another Club", "Now I Pray", "Consider This" featuring Kelis, and the bonus track "The Life Of A (Gangsta) Capone". CD

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Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley BoysFavorite Waltzes By Hank Thompson ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
Not your grandfather's waltzes – but instead some sweet postwar country steppers, served up by one of the best groups in the business! Titles include "Signed Sealed & Delivered", "Gold & Silver Waltz", "In The Valley Of The Moon", "Warm Red Wine", and "What Will I Do On Monday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, nice and clean.)

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VariousGus Gossert's 25 Favorite New York City Doo Wops ... CD
Relic, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Includes tracks by The Velours, Five Satins, Jive Five, The Timetones, The Nutmegs, The Camelots, The Harptones, and The Five Discs. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPittsburgh's Favorite Oldies – At The Hop 2 ... CD
Itzy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
Includes tracks by Rusty Isabel, Hank Blackman, Pookie Hudson, Patrice Holloway, The Martinels, Ronnie Cook, and The Royal Jesters. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPittsburgh's Favorite Oldies – At The Hop 3 ... CD
Itzy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
Includes tracks by Richard Berry, Count Ferrell, The Gallahads, The Nightcaps, The Avalons, The Aladdins, and The Night Raiders. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank SnowHank Snow Sings Your Favorite Country Hits ... LP
RCA, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousFavorite Country Blues Guitar-Piano Duets 1929 to 1937 ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/1930s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In a gold cover.)

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✨✧ G FunkMisused (underground network mix, lv favorite mix, johnny vicious remix) ... 12-inch
Strictly Rhythm, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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ArianArian ... LP
Favorite (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99
Arian's perm on the cover gives you a hint of how the set might sound – and the whole thing is maybe even better than you might think! The album's an unusual soul set from early 80s Yugoslavia – with vocals that are partly in English, and a sound that's heavy on the same kind of keyboards and basslines that you'd hear coming from the New York scene – on tunes that include some numbers penned by Hubert Eaves and Bobby Caldwell – and sung by Arian with a blue-eyed soul approach – in vocals that are maybe not as strong as his American contemporaries, but which more than make up for their lack with an overall sense of groove. Titles include "Your Love Makes Me A Winner", "Sure It's Funky", "Still Together", "Novi Susret", "Can't Say Goodbye", and "Lutas Velikim Gradom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Special 2 x 45rpm version – with great sound!)

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Bonnie BananeMuscles (one-sided single) ... 7-inch
Favorite, 2013. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With postcard.)

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Junior ByronSunshine ... LP
Favorite (France), 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99
A cool Canadian club classic from the start of the 80s – and a record that's got a groove that's quite different than some of the Montreal disco of a few short years before! Junior Byron's got a warm, fully-fleshed approach to his music – soaring on the uptempo tracks, and wickedly stepping on the mellower numbers – almost that mix of warmth and groove that you'd find in some of the best work by Leon Ware or Roy Ayers around the same time, but maybe more decidedly aimed at the dancefloor overall! Production is great – more sunny west coast than you'd expect from Toronto – and titles include "Heart To Heart Sensation", "Galaxy", "Inch By Inch", "Space Cowboy", "Too Much Tonight", and the great mellow "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Two LP version – both records play at 45rpm!)

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Calvin B RhoneI Believe/Lord!/We've Come To Praise Him ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 1983. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
A beautiful mix of secular and spiritual, gospel and club – in a mode that's very much like the classic work of the Clark Sisters at the start of the 80s! Calvin B Rhone is maybe even hipper, though – as this single has a very tight small group approach – sharp keyboards over a bad-stepping groove on "I Believe" – a warmer, soaring vibe on "Lord" – and a snappy, catchy lyric on "We've Come To Praise Him"! There's a current of jazz on all the cuts – almost as if Donny Hathaway had made it to the early 80s, and opened up his groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Joao SelvaNatureza ... LP
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic album of Brazilian funk, and one that's got a great contemporary twist, too – given that the whole thing is a collaboration between singer Joao Selva and Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! Patchworks handles most of the instrumentation here – apart from some percussion from Selva – and the groove is right in the very best samba soul modes of the early 70s – that slinky, funky territory that you'd find on the best records by Jorge Ben and some of the many artists he influenced – presented here in a perfect style that feels far more vintage than you'd expect, and which has none of the clubbier touches of other Patchworks projects! Selva's a great singer too – with a raspy charm that's beautiful – and which, again, is very much in the spirit of the sound he's going for. Titles include "Pessoas", "Se Foi", "Maria", "Perto De Ti", "Babado Forte", and "Natureza". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al SunnyTime To Decide ... LP
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
Guest what? They DO make 'em like they used to – at least in terms of 70s AOR – which seems to be having a wonderful comeback in the hands of singers like Al Sunny! The record's contemporary, but could have easily been crafted in the LA studios of the mid 70s – as Al's got a wonderful ear for easygoing grooves, top-shelf instrumentation, and just the right sort of production polish to put the whole thing together without ever making things sound too slick! The great Florian Pellissier is on board to help out on all the tracks – playing some excellent Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and other keyboards – and showing us yet another side of his surprisingly wide talents. Titles include a great remake of the Ned Doheny track "Get It Up For Love" – plus "Open Up Your Eyes", "Supervision", "Time To Decide", "Beautiful Lady", and "Since I've Been Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)Des Promesses ... LP
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Fantastic sounds from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – served up here in his Voilaaa project, which might well be our favorite of all his many musical enterprises! The groove brings together funky club with some slight touches of 70s Afro Funk – maybe not as much as you'd guess from the image on the cover, but definitely an ear for Nigerian grooves in the way that Bruno uses horns over the top of most tracks – and creates these fast-stepping rhythms that have some nicely complex percussion patterns! The whole thing almost feels like the best of those post-colonial projects that were recorded in Paris in the late 70s – especially given the French lyrics on the vocal cuts – and titles include "People", "Mambo Football", "Mbele", "Problems", "Our La Vie", "African Music", "Decalement", and "La France". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great look at the farther reaches of AOR during the glory days of the genre – not the oft-played hits that still seem to clutter the radio airwaves all these many decades later – but instead a big batch of underground tracks that serve up all the best modes of the style, but in a really fresh way! These aren't just the smooth sounds from New York and Los Angeles studios in the late 70s – but instead they're tracks from around the planet – often done at a level that has a more deeply soulful vibe than more commercial music – and which crosses over nicely to collectors of rare boogie cuts from the early 80s, or fans of late 70s modern soul! Most tracks have English language lyrics – despite their global sources – and titles include "Girl" by Stratus, "Mais Uma Chance" by Willy Santana, "It's About Time" by Funky Team, "More Than A Minute" by Billy Always, "It's Always Something With You" by Jeff Silna, "Dirt In The Sky" by 7 Days Unlimited, "Keeps Me Hanging On" by Stacey, "Light Unto The World" by Archie James Cavanaugh, "The Heckler" by Jon Konteau, "Heart To Heart" by Out Of The Fog, "Harbor Place" by Steve Turner, and "Don't Let The Devil" by George Nasif. CD
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... LP 26.99

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A great look at the farther reaches of AOR during the glory days of the genre – not the oft-played hits that still seem to clutter the radio airwaves all these many decades later – but instead a big batch of underground tracks that serve up all the best modes of the style, but in a really fresh way! These aren't just the smooth sounds from New York and Los Angeles studios in the late 70s – but instead they're tracks from around the planet – often done at a level that has a more deeply soulful vibe than more commercial music – and which crosses over nicely to collectors of rare boogie cuts from the early 80s, or fans of late 70s modern soul! Most tracks have English language lyrics – despite their global sources – and titles include "Girl" by Stratus, "Mais Uma Chance" by Willy Santana, "It's About Time" by Funky Team, "More Than A Minute" by Billy Always, "It's Always Something With You" by Jeff Silna, "Dirt In The Sky" by 7 Days Unlimited, "Keeps Me Hanging On" by Stacey, "Light Unto The World" by Archie James Cavanaugh, "The Heckler" by Jon Konteau, "Heart To Heart" by Out Of The Fog, "Harbor Place" by Steve Turner, and "Don't Let The Devil" by George Nasif. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCaribbean Disco Boogie Sounds – Rare & Obscure Gems From The Caribbean Territories 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A killer collection of funky soul from the Caribbean – not tracks that have a typical island sort of sound, with roots in calypso, soca, or reggae – and instead just he kind of key cuts that match the best underground work on the New York scene! Keep in mind that lots of American disco came from musicians who'd moved up north from the Caribbean – bringing a sunny spirit and driving rhythms in the process, as well as a post-colonial, diaspora approach to the music – which was then fused with American soul and funk for the clubs! This set has a very similar vibe, but just reverses the process – with grooves that borrow plenty from the hipper club styles of the late 70s and early 80s, and come across with a freshly non-commercial vibe, given their Caribbean roots. We'd never heard most tracks here before – hats off to Waxist for compiling the collection – and titles include "Cosmopolitan London" by Ray Williams, "Praise Jah" by Oluko Imo, "My African Religion" by Paul Hurlock, "Going To The Party" by Barry Bryson, "Let Me Love You" by Teddy Davis, and "Macho Man" by Eddie & The Movement. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mr PresidentNumber One ... LP
Favorite (France), 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Producer, multi-instrumentalist and all around funky soul patriot Mr President, aka Patchworks delivers a solid full length for the Favorite label! Rave up instrumentals and vocal numbers featuring guests Mr Day, Mounam, Hawa and JRMNM and it wins on both levels – with nods to classic and hip hop era funk. Mr President handles all the production and instrumentation himself, and quite impressively so. Titles include "Meet Again", "From South To North", "Tribute To RZA", a cover of "Love And Happiness" with Mr Day, "The Best Is Yet To Come" with Mr Day & Hawa, "You Move Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds EP (extended 12" versions) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet vinyl sampler EP from the excellent Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds collection – one that offers up three great tracks from the collection in new extended versions! The music echoes some of the best underground American club of the time – and all the instrumentation is nice and tight, and done in styles you might know from bigger Brazilian groups like Banda Black Rio or Unaio Black – but served up here by more focused solo vocal artists in the lead. These extended versions are great – not messed-up remixes, but more like the kind of old school disco edits – and tracks include "Labirinto (ext Nick The Record version)" by Famks, "Ripa Na Xulipa (ext Charles Maurice version)" by Rabio De Saia, and "Relax (ext Waxist version)" by Paniel De Controle. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1978 to 1985 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
That's a suave-looking dude on the cover, and there's some suave-sounding sounds within – the cream of the crop of the hippest spectrum of the French club scene at the start of the 80s, brought together in a beautiful package of grooves! The work here is quite different than some of the cheesier, clunkier Euro disco hits of the time – and instead, there's a lot of care and craft brought to the rhythms and lyrics – often a lot more soul elements than you might expect, and with occasional global currents that reflect the unique sound of Paris in the postcolonial years. There's almost an AOR catchiness to some of the tunes, but the presentation is more strongly soulful overall – on titles that include "Bye Cocotiers" by Marc Ashy, "Keep Cool" by Messan, "Sunshine" by Greg Smaha, "Sheriff's Horse" by Roots, "Funky Biguine" by Crystal, "Havana" by Nielo Feel, "Funk Force Leader" by Ideku Dynasty, "Talk Me Mam's" by Black Bells Group, "Le Sherif Qui Danse" by Claude Morgan, and "Givin It Up" by Charms. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Voilaaa (Patchworks)African Music/Decalment (voc, inst)/Problems ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three great tracks from one of our favorite Patchworks projects! "African Music" has a song that lives up to its title, but also has the warmly clubby vibe that we love from Voilaaa – which almost makes the whole thing feel like a late 70s post-colonial track recorded in Paris – right down to the strong lead vocals from Lass! "Decalement" has cool fast-scatting vocals from Pat Kalla on the vocal version, plus a cool plucked string wrapped around the groove – and "Problems" is more of a straighter, high-stepping club track – with very offbeat vocals from Sir Jean! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
AOR sounds from around the globe – proof that sweet, smooth 70s grooves didn't just come from studios in California and New York! The records here are all relatively obscure – mostly non-American acts, but working with a wonderfully groovy, wonderfully laidback style – nicely polished, but never too slick or commercial – and very much in that special spirit that's been lauded of late by the growing waves of AOR collectors around the globe! Most numbers come across with a nicely soulful vibe, and a fair bit of jazzy inflections – and although the pace is usually somewhat slow-stepping, there's definitely a groove in place on all these tracks! Titles include "Je Suis En Amour" by Diane Tell, "Rio Sinal Verde" by Junior Mendes, "Got To Be Lovin You" by Erik Tagg, "Peppermint Park" by Paul Hart, "Space Lady" by Ulla, "In Alto Mare" by Loredana Berte, "Neon" by Placa Luminosa, and "Lihue" by Nohelani Cypriano. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds – 1975 to 1984 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
That's a mighty sexy cover on the front – and the grooves inside definitely have the flavor to match! The work here is from the obscure French disco underground – a European scene that never got the same exposure as German or Italian work for clubs – which makes the whole package a really great discovery in sound! The music is surprisingly fresh, and often quite funky too – and done in modes that are arguably warmer and more soulful than most other European disco – and often a lot like the best American underground club of the period. Some tracks have breathy female vocals, while others have bolder lyrics that almost echo some of the global musical crossovers happing in 70s Paris and a few of the later tracks bring in electro elements, but in a subtle way we totally love. The collection's a follow-up to the Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds compilation – and like that one, it's really a cut above the usual! Titles include "Super Star" by Contessa, "Lady Jones" by Over Drive, "Music Madness (ext Charles Maurice version)" by Beckie Bell, "Y'A Du Blues" by Marche Noire, "Un Fait Divers & Rien De Plus (re-remix)" by Le Club, "Pour Moi Ca Va (Charles Maurice version)" by France Lise, "Polar (Charles Maurice version)" by Bernard Guyvan, and "Minuit L'Heure Du Swing" by Didier Makaga. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Voilaaa (Patchworks)Des Promesses ... CD
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – served up here in his Voilaaa project, which might well be our favorite of all his many musical enterprises! The groove brings together funky club with some slight touches of 70s Afro Funk – maybe not as much as you'd guess from the image on the cover, but definitely an ear for Nigerian grooves in the way that Bruno uses horns over the top of most tracks – and creates these fast-stepping rhythms that have some nicely complex percussion patterns! The whole thing almost feels like the best of those post-colonial projects that were recorded in Paris in the late 70s – especially given the French lyrics on the vocal cuts – and titles include "People", "Mambo Football", "Mbele", "Problems", "Our La Vie", "African Music", "Decalement", and "La France". CD
Also available Des Promesses ... LP 26.99
 
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Aksak MaboulUn Peu De L'Ame Des Bandits ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... On January 19, 2018
One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a way that makes for one of the most creative recordings of its time – a set that easily provides key inspiration for more recent genre-crossing acts like this! There's a bit of Y or Ze Records whimsy at times – but the end result is much deeper, and much more compelling– as you'd expect from a group that features Fred Frith on guitar, Chris Cutler on drums, Marc Hollander and Michel Berkmans on reeds, and Denis Van Hecke on a range of cool cellos! Each tune has a slightly different flavor, but there's still a really unified feel to the record too – one of those European projects that comes together like nothing you'd hear from the US. Titles include "Geistige Nacht", "A Modern Lesson", "Palmiers En Pots", "Inoculating Rabies", "Cinema", and "Bosses De Crosses". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric AlexanderSummit Meeting ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $4.99
This tenor giant gets better and better with each new album! Eric Alexander is one of our favorite new jazz artists of the past decade – still a relatively young player, but with a sound that's incredible, steeped in years of tradition, yet freely creative in his own unique way. His tenor solos on this set stand up to some of our favorite older work by players like Clifford Jordan or Sonny Rollins, and if anything, the backing may be some of the best he's ever received on record. Alexander's playing here with longtime friend and musical partner Harold Mabern – who's as sympathetic to Alexander's sound as he once was to that of Frank Strozier – and the other players in the group include trumpeter Nicholas Payton, John Webber, and Joe Farnsworth. Titles include "Andre's Turn", "After The Rain", "This Girl's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", and "Summit Meeting". CD

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Monty Alexander & Ernest RanglinJust Friends ... LP
MPS, 1981. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Mellow guitar/piano duets between Monty Alexander and his favorite bandmate, the Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin. The tracks are relatively short, with mostly standards, done in a warm intimate way. Titles include "Con Alma", "Taboo", "Cruxian Dance", and "Lullaby Of The Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on PA/USA.)

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Lorez AlexandriaMore Of The Great Lorez Alexandria ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A beautiful album by one of our favorite jazz singers! Lorez Alexandria is in a perfect setting here – singing with subtly sophisticated backings that really let her take charge, and direct the songs tightly with her incredibly soulful vocals! Instrumentation is mostly in a small combo mode – with the Wynton Kelly trio at the core, augmented by a bit of guitar from Ray Crawford, and some alto sax from Paul Horn – and although the album's got an easygoing feel, it also keenly shows the tightness that's always made Lorez so great! Styles are a blend of soul and jazz, plus just a hint of bossa, heard beautifully on the album's rendition of "O Barquinho". Other tracks include "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", "Dancing On The Ceiling", "Once", "Angel Eyes", "No More", and "That Far Away Look". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear, a cut corner, and some marker.)

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Herb AlpertChristmas Wish (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Herb Alpert, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
A nice little Holiday album from trumpeter Herb Alpert – whose 60s set with the Tijuana Brass might well be one of our favorite Christmas albums of all time! The TJB is long gone, but Herb's still in the lead – working with a larger orchestra directed by Chris Walden – who creates a shimmering array of strings, voices, and keyboards – all in an updated take of the older Herb Alpert sound – meaning that there's some nicely pointed moments that really fit the compressed, punchy horn sound that's always been Herb's calling card. The voices sometimes hit a more familiar Christmas chorus mode, but they're often then offset by Alpert's solo work – and titles include "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "The Christmas Song", "Santa Baby", "Winter Wonderland", "The Christmas Wish", "Merry Christmas Darling", and "What Are You Doing New Years Eve". Herb didn't remake "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" – but his original 1968 version is maybe too perfect to mess with! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – on colored vinyl!)

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Earl AnderzaOuta Sight ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... $6.99
A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes across here a lot more straight ahead. Unlike Ayler, Anderza is backed by a tight soul jazz combo that includes stunning work by pianist Jack Wilson, one of our all-time favorite players – working here on both straight piano and electric harpsichord – which has a very crazy sound! Other players include George Morrow and Jimmy Bond on bass, plus Donald Dean on drums – and titles include "Blues Baroque", "Freeway", "Benign", and a great version of Wilson's modal classic "Outa Sight"! Plus, this great CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts that weren't on the orignal album! CD
(Cutout notch through spine.)

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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of work from those years when singer Ann-Margret first popped up on the American market – young, fresh, and sexy – and willing to do whatever it took to make her music stand out from the pack! Ann-Margret's got a vocal range that's maybe deeper than most of her contemporaries – a lusty growl that makes you feel like she's singing from way down in her toes – with odd bluesy currents mixed with jazzier backings – all in a mode that has really blows away the sultry tones of previous singers like Peggy Lee or Julie London. This 30 track package is a very well-chosen array of tunes from the early RCA years – and includes lots of solo numbers, plus work with Elvis Presley and Al Hirt – on titles that include "Man's Favorite Sport", "Next Time", "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Mack The Knife", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Lady Loves Me", "You're The Boss", "Mr Wonderful", "That Old Black Magic", "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Take All The Kisses", "Something To Think About", and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". CD

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India Arie & Joe SampleChristmas With Friends ... CD
Motown, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A really special Holiday album from India Arie – one that not only has the singer's vocals set up amidst some warm jazzy backings from keyboardist Joe Sample – but which also opens up to include guest performances by a host of contemporaries – including Brandy, Tori Kelly, Kem, Dave Koz, Trombone Shorty, Kirk Whalum, and others! The album's got a relatively intimate vibe – nicely laidback arrangements from Sample, who's getting nicely less smooth in his later years, and turns out to be a great accompanist for a singer – as on his work with Lalah Hathaway or Randy Crawford. The added talents step in nicely, in a relatively uncluttered way – almost like guests stopping by for a Christmas celebration – and titles include "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "Favorite Time Of Year", "Let It Snow", "Mary Did You Know", "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", and "Merry Christmas Baby". CD

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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm that made them as much a favorite on dancefloors as they were with fans of harmony soul. But on this sweet set, things come together even better than before – thanks to strong leads by singer Marvin Smith, who brings a real sense of personality to the group's harmonies – and wonderful Brunswick studio help that includes Sonny Sanders arrangements and Carl Davis production. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include the hit "I'm Gonna Miss You", plus "On & On", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Hope We Have", "Girl I Need You", "You're Wonderful", and "Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shiny Stockings/Two Feet In The Gutter ... 7-inch 19.99

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show (180 gram pressing) ... LP
AZ/Universal (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the greatest Brigitte Bardot albums you could ever buy – some of the grooviest, sexiest work the famous French actress ever cut! The album's overflowing with excellent original material written by Bardot by Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Lai – two of our favorite French composers of the 60s, and both a very good choice to work with Brigitte! Bardot sings in a sexy, whispery style that's a bit like Jane Birkin, but somewhat different too – and the arrangements are by Michel Colombier, Paul Pio, and Christian Gaubert – three talents who definitely keep things groovy. There's a few instrumentals mixed in with the vocal tracks – but that's totally fine with us, because they're all pretty great – and there's plenty of moments with a nice groove and a bit of funk. Titles include "Harley Davidson", "Ay Que Viva La Sangria", "Gang Gang", "David B", "Mister Sun", "Paris", "On Demenage", and "Contact" – plus the excellent "Marseillaise Generique" instrumental – used to great effect in Austin Powers! LP, Vinyl record album

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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
AZ/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... About January 24, 2018
One of the greatest Brigitte Bardot albums you could ever buy – some of the grooviest, sexiest work the famous French actress ever cut! The album's overflowing with excellent original material written by Bardot by Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Lai – two of our favorite French composers of the 60s, and both a very good choice to work with Brigitte! Bardot sings in a sexy, whispery style that's a bit like Jane Birkin, but somewhat different too – and the arrangements are by Michel Colombier, Paul Pio, and Christian Gaubert – three talents who definitely keep things groovy. There's a few instrumentals mixed in with the vocal tracks – but that's totally fine with us, because they're all pretty great – and there's plenty of moments with a nice groove and a bit of funk. Titles include "Harley Davidson", "Ay Que Viva La Sangria", "Gang Gang", "David B", "Mister Sun", "Paris", "On Demenage", and "Contact" – plus the excellent "Marseillaise Generique" instrumental – used to great effect in Austin Powers! CD
Also available Brigitte Bardot Show (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Count BasieDance Session Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, 1953. Very Good ... $14.99
The first of Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Peace Pipe", and "Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and minor splitting.)

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Les BaxterJungle Jazz (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Capitol/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty Les Baxter – and one of the few from his Capitol years that really has a strong jazz component! The approach here is similar to Les' classic African Jazz set – with lots of rootsy percussion at the core, maybe more than usual for Baxter – mixed with larger instrumentation, plus a bit of vibes and other percussion – all topped with the soulful tenor of Plas Johnson, whose sound her really brings the whole thing together! The mix of jungle exotica and tenor is completely sublime – and titles include "Amazon Falls", "Coco", "Isle Of Cuba", "Jungla Brava", "Go Chango", and "Blue Jungle". Also features bonus tracks – "Safari", "Banana Boy", "Jungalero", and "Cairo Bazaar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Beach BoysFriends ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good- ... $8.99
An under-discovered album from The Beach Boys – and one of our favorite records by the group! The set's kind of a slinking back to the personal, quirky territory of Smile, but with a somewhat more intimate, less-ambitious feel – one that comes off like a tapestry of simple expressions from the group – surprisingly heartfelt at times, fragile at others, and always with a soul-bearing quality that's really wonderful. This one's light years from their surfer pop of a few years before – even a strong maturation from the Pet Sounds set of just two years back – and the harmonies really have the group hitting new strides – hardly a copycat of earlier male group modes, pure harmony heaven for the late 60s! The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Friends", "Transcendental Meditation", "Anna Lee The Healer", "Wake The World", "Meant For You", "Busy Doing Nothin", "Little Bird", "Be Here in the Mornin'", and "Diamond Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a split spine and some flaking on the bottom 3 inches held down with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Tony BennettSnowfall – The Christmas Album ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Killer Christmas work from Tony Bennett – a set recorded in the 60s, but a classic that endures strongly over the years! Tony's vocals are superb here – that nicely matured style that's kept him in front of younger ears over the years – and the backings are somewhat traditional, but never stiff or cliched. Robert Farnon adds in some strings and chorus bits at times, but some of the best cuts have a jazzier flavor – and even the fuller-styled numbers fall back nicely to let Bennett's vocals dominate up front. Titles include "Christmasland", "I Love The Winter Weather/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "Winter Wonderland", "Snowfall", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "My Favorite Things", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". CD

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Big Youth, Dennis Brown, Alton Ellis & OthersChi Chi Run ... LP
Fab/Melodisc (UK), 1970. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Big Youth's first LP, though he's only really featured on about half the tracks. Produced by Prince Buster, who'd almost dropped out of the music scene entirely by this point, it's solid LP, with strong rhythms, and the prototypical Youth style on the mic, plus some nice vocals on a few numbers from Alton Ellis and John Holt. Our favorite track though is a nice instrumental rendition of "Shaft" and we're digging the title track pretty well too. Also includes 'Revolution Rock", "Leggo Beast", "One Day Soon" and 7 more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Jamaican pressing on Prince Buster Records, though the sleeve says Melodisc.)

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Black Milk & Nat TurnerRebellion Sessions ... CD
Computer Ugly, 2016. Used ... $8.99
Soul jazz-steeped, largely instrumentals set from always jazz reverent, but rare so solidly jazz rooted producer Black Milk – played in live band arrangements by the group Nat Turner – and it's a stunner! It's got prominent bass lines, airy keyboards, and funky drums inspired by some of our favorite funky fusion sounds of the early-to-mid 70s, with tighter golden age of hip hop vibes, too – really strong stuff and another indication the the sky is the limit for Black Milk as a producer/arranger! Includes "The Ancient Rebellion", "The Never", "The Knock", "Just A Thing", "Electric Spanking", "Take 2", "You Need This Light", "Burn", "Traveler", "4 Blacks". CD

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Art BlakeyWitch Doctor (plus bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... About December 6, 2017
One of our favorite albums ever from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – but a set that was unreleased by Blue Note for quite a few years! The set's one of two gems the group recorded in 1961, but which were held back until the end of the 60s – and it features a stellar version of the group with Wayne Shorter on tenor, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Bobby Timmons on piano – all wonderful players who were really coming into their own at the time, and starting to bring a richness to the Messengers sound that would leave its mark in jazz for many years to come! The group is razor-sharp on the rhythms, but also really able to take new chances with their phrasing and timing – on a host of wonderful tracks that include "Those Who Sit & Wait", "The Witch Doctor", and "A Little Busy" – all real classics from this special group. Features a bonus alternate take of "The Witch Doctor" too. CD
 
 
 



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