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PP ArnoldFirst Lady Of Immediate (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Immediate/JVC (Japan), 1967. Used ... $33.99
A really beautiful debut from PP Arnold – the American soul singer who first really made her mark in England, thanks to some key support from The Rolling Stones and other 60s rockers! Despite the British nature of this record – and despite the fact that production is by Mick Jagger, Andrew Loog Oldham, and others – the sound here is almost in the best US soul mode of the 60s, with full arrangements and sweeping strings that remind us of some of the strongest New York uptown soul of the mid 60s! Titles include "If You Think You're Groovy", "Born To Be Together", "The First Cut Is The Deepest", "Something Beautiful Happened", "Life Is But Nothing", "Speak To Me", and "Would You Believe". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – including a version of "Come Home Baby" sung as a duet with Rod Stewart! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Dollar BrandDuke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio ... CD
Reprise, 1963. Used ... $9.99
One of Dollar Brand's first American recordings ever – and an excellent batch of trio tracks recorded under the supervision of Duke Ellington! Brand's in an early angular style here – with slight touches of late Ellington in his keyboard work, and bits of Monk thrown into the mix. Still, Brand's warm South African phrasing is firmly in place, and the tracks are long and contemplative, and offer a good look at a lost part of his career. Titles include "Ubu Suku", "Dollar's Dance", "Kippi", and "Brilliant Corners". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Kip HanrahanDesire Develops An Edge ... CD
American Clave, 1983. Used ... $8.99
A really unique blend of Jazz, Latin, and world music influences – and one of the first albums ever by Kip Hanrahan! Hanrahan's records are always better than we expect – and we really have to give him credit for mixing together so many diverse influences, especially in the early 80s, when not that many folks were doing things like this! The record features players that include like minded jazzers like Steve Swallow and Arto Lindsay, Latin percussionists like Jerry Gonzalez and Milton Cardona, and even the legendary Jack Bruce, who sings on a few tracks. The result is a captivating blend of all elements involved, served up with a nice warm production style that doesn't stifle, but which gels everything nicely. Titles include "Two", "Far From Freetown", "Trust Me Yet?", "Nancy", and "Sara Wade". CD

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Tubby Hayes, Vic Ash, New Jazz GroupBritish Modern Jazz Scene '56 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1956. Used ... $8.99
Reissue of a long out of print live set, featuring work by three of Britain's best postwar jazz combos! The first 7 tracks on the set feature a group led by tenor giant Tubby Hayes – a hard-swinging octet with a fierce hardbop sound, playing sharply on tracks that include American jazz tunes like "Plymouth Rock", "Room 608", "Doggin Around", and "Mambo Tittoro", done here with added Latin percussion, and a really firey groove! The next 4 tracks are by the Vic Ash group – featuring Ash on clarinet and Terry Shannon on piano, on the tracks "Doxy", "Early Morning", "Blue Lou", and "Just One Of Those Things". Last up is the New Jazz Group – a quartet that features the great Dizzy Reece on trumpet, Derek Smith on piano, and Allen Ganley on drums. The group play three originals – including "UMF", "Diz The Wiz", and "Any Questions?". CD

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HeatwaveCentral Heating ... CD
Epic, 1978. Used ... $4.99
The second album by Heatwave – and a great effort that's almost as perfectly sublime as the first! Despite their UK origin, these guys really give American late 70s soul a run for its money – hitting in a sweetly compressed sound that fuses the vocals, keyboards, and grooves together wonderfully! The album hits equally well on all burners – with some key mellow cuts, and a few funkier upbeat numbers. Titles include loads of classics – like "Mind Blowing Decisions", "Star Of A Story", "Groove Line", "Send Out For Sunshine", and "Leavin For A Dream". CD

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David JohansenIn Style ... CD
Blue Sky/American Beat, 1979. Used ... $11.99
David Johansen's second post-New York Dolls solo record – and the first one where he really sheds the feral rock vibe – but with Mick Ronson on board as co-producer, it's still got plenty of pomp! David would go on to take many creative detours – but in this first real stretch, he's bringing in some Motown influences – with some R&B backing vocals here and there, along with ome sax, piano and other smoothed out touches. That said, it's not that huge of a jump – with some ruggedness and grit reminiscent of his earlier work –and it's got a bunch of really good songs. Titles include "Melody", "She", "Big City", "She Knew She Was Falling In Love", "Swaheto Woman", "Wreckless Crazy", "Flamingo Road" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Hans KollerExclusiv ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1959/1963. Used ... $14.99
The first MPS album by Hans Koller – the greatest German saxophonist of the postwar era! Koller had an amazing sound that grabbed the ears of American audiences right away – even as wartime uneasiness towards German imports was still riding high – and by the time of this early 60s album, he'd developed his sound to a point where he was easily matching the best of American boppers and modernists of the time. Most of the album features Koller leading a nonet of mixed British and German players – grooving in a tight style that's got a bit of the Swedish 50s bounce, some of the west coast style, and a nice degree of Boston-styled soul in Koller's own solos. The remaining tracks were recorded a few years earlier, and feature Koller in a quartet with guitarist Attila Zoller and bassist Oscar Pettiford. The Zoller/Pettiford team was cutting some great material at the time, and provide a gentle and icy cushion for Koller's crisp, almost Konitz-like solos on tenor! Great stuff all around, and with tracks that include "Natalie", "Chordless", "Stalag", "Pagode", "It's Over", and "Pladoyer". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Edison MachadoObras 2 – O Pulo Do Gato ... CD
Whatmusic (UK), 1971. Used ... $8.99
Deeply soulful modern jazz from 70s Brazil – a beautiful set of post-Coltrane blowing, from a group led by drummer Edison Machado! The sound here is even more free-spirited than Machado's first Obras session – in a fuller and farther-reaching style that brings in plenty of influences from early 70s American soul jazz, yet still retains a bit of the Brazilian groove underneath. Most notable is the extremely powerful frontline – which features Ion Muinz on tenor sax and the legendary Ed Maciel on trombone – all propelled by Machado's crack drumming, the bass of Ricardo Pereira Dos Santos, and some great modal piano lines from Haroldo Mauro Jr. Titles include "Mr Maciel", "O Pulo Do Gato", "Liu", "Endyra", and "Asa Branca". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil Scott-HeronNew Black Poet – Small Talk At 125th & Lenox (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/RCA (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
Gil Scott-Heron's first album – and his angriest! Unlike some of Gil's other albums – which have a sweet jazzy vibe and a mix of mellow soul styles – this one's a lot rawer, and features Gil rapping loud over very heavy percussion backing. All the work is his own, and the album's a showcase for his brilliant protest poetry – the most famous example of which is included in "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", which leads off the album with an especially righteous groove! The set's a key link in the African American musical tradition of the 20th century – and proof that the underground, while not always afforded a good place in the broadcast markets of the US, could always burst forth in the "narrowcast" medium of recorded music. A landmark album – one we like even better than the early work by the Last Poets – and great all the way through! Tracks include "Whitey On The Moon", "Who'll Pay Reparations On My Soul?", "The Subject Was Faggots", and "Brother". CD
(90s Japanese pressing.)
Also available New Black Poet – Small Talk At 125th & Lenox ... CD 11.99

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Sahib ShihabSahib's Jazz Party (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Debut/Muzak (Japan), 1963. Used ... $19.99
One of the first European recordings from Sahib Shihab – a classic set that's the start of an amazing 60s run on the continent! Shihab here is quite different than his American dates of the 50s – bolder, and blowing with a really open, fluid sort of groove that marks a great development in his sound – using baritone sax, soprano, and flute – a range of instruments that really creates a wide range of feeling in the set! The performance is a live one, and the group is great too – with Allen Botschinsky on flugelhorn, Ole Molin on guitar, Niles Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and both Alex Riel and Bjarne Rostvold on drums. Rhythms are a key part of the set – really free and open, setting the scene for Sahib's modal genius to come – and titles include "47th Blues", "Billy Boy", and the 3-part track "Conversations". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Charade", "Not Yet", and "Someday My Prince Will Come". CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing! Includes obi.)
Also available Sahib's Jazz Party (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Idrees Sulieman/Benny BaileySwiss Radio Days Vol 25 – Idrees Sulieman & Benny Bailey ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1970/1975/1982/1983. Used ... $9.99
Two American trumpeters – both of whom hit some of their best work ever in European recordings like this! The album's a perfect showcase for both Benny Bailey and Idrees Sulieman – and really rivals any of their American sessions for range of imagination, depth of soul, and unbridled expression! Benny Bailey is up first – really soaring on two different sessions with the Jazz Live Trio of pianist Klaus Koenig – one from 1970, and the other from 1983 – with Benny sounding completely mindblowing on the long original "Sanza", then reminding us how he can really transform a tune on versions of "Summertime" and "Stella By Starlight". Sulieman's an equally great pleasure here – again on one 70s recording, and another from the early 80s – both with Jazz Live Trio – on titles that include "Wee", "Misty", "I Can't Get Started", and "Now's The Time". CD

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Walter WanderleyFestas Dancantes Vol 1 (Eu Voce/Feito Sob Medida/Successos Dancantes Em Ritmo De Romance/O Successo E Samba) (4CD set) ... CD
Odeon/Discobertas (Brazil), 1959/1960. Used 4 CDs ... $28.99
Amazing work from a key force in jazz organ – not Jimmy Smith, not Jack McDuff, but Brazilian musician Walter Wanderley! Not long after American artists first started hitting the Hammond for groovy sounds in the 50s, Wanderley picked up the instrument down in Brazil – and fused a jazz organ approach with lots of lively samba rhythms – to created a style that went onto become the stuff of legend, thanks to later crossover classics on Verve! The sounds here are those from Walter's roots – four albums recorded for EMI/Odeon at the start of the 60s – most of which we've never even seen in the original – which makes this reissue package even more essential! Many tracks were recorded in the early bossa nova years, and there's definitely a bossa jazz vibe to most numbers here – especially given the tight percussion, and Wanderley's great way with an easygoing groove. 4CD package features rare albums Eu Voce E Walter Wanderley (1959), Feito Sob Medida (1959), Successos Dancantes Em Ritmo De Romance (1960), and Sucesso E Samba (1960) – all totally great all the way through, with original cover art too! (Note that there are some offbeat sound passages – mostly flaws in the original tapes that create occasional distortion at short points – which haven't been corrected by the remastering. But the set is fully licensed and legitimate.) CD
(Slipcover has a slight crease.)

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✨✧ Gato BarbieriLatino America ... CD
Impulse, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic 2 CD set compiling the tracks from Gato's first two LPs for Impulse, plus 5 previously unreleased tracks, and full length versions of tracks that were edited on the original albums. In case you don't know this stuff, it's amazing. Gato went down to Argentina to record the stuff, and it's an insane mix of nuevo tango, South American percussion, and Gato's wonderful reed work – which at this point has a hard edge with a lot of soul, and sounds a lot like Pharoah Sanders. Excellent stuff throughout, with a great booklet that tells the full story of the amazing sessions, and which really opens up the music. One of our fave reissues from Impulse! With the tracks "India", "Gato Gato", "To Be Continued", "Encontros", and "Encuentros". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paquito D'Rivera with Arturo SandovalReunion ... CD
Messidor, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of Latin-tinged jazz – and the first recording that Paquito D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval had made together in many years! The set's got the angular groove of Paquito's best work of the early 80s – tight Latin jazz, with plenty of percussion at the bottom – played out over longer tracks that allow plenty of space for him and Sandoval to solo, and which also feature piano by Danilo Perez and guitar by Fareed Haque. Titles include "Tanga", "Latin American Suite", "Claudia", "Body & Soul", "Reunion", and "Friday Morning". CD
(Out of print. Cover image differs from that shown.)

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✨✧ Paquito D'Rivera with Arturo SandovalReunion ... CD
Pimienta/Universal, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of Latin-tinged jazz – and the first recording that Paquito D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval had made together in many years! The set's got the angular groove of Paquito's best work of the early 80s – tight Latin jazz, with plenty of percussion at the bottom – played out over longer tracks that allow plenty of space for him and Sandoval to solo, and which also feature piano by Danilo Perez and guitar by Fareed Haque. Titles include "Tanga", "Latin American Suite", "Claudia", "Body & Soul", "Reunion", and "Friday Morning". CD

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✨✧ Art FarmerBrass Shout/Aztec Suite ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing 2-in-1 CD – filled with sublime work from the mighty Art Farmer! First up is Brass Shout – a great little album by this wonderful trumpeter – and one that we passed up for years because we were afraid of the words "brass" and "shout" in the title! If you're a Farmer fan, though, don't worry about this being some sort of snoozy "bold n brassy" session – because it's a much more subtle record, and features some excellent lead solos by Farmer, set amidst a larger group arranged wonderfully by Benny Golson! Golson brings a great sense of balance to the album – mixing some larger horn passages with soulfully snapping rhythms, all at a level that still allows plenty of space for Farmer to solo sweetly on trumpet. Other players on the record include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Curtis Fuller on trombone, Percy Heath on bass, and either Philly Joe Jones or Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Minor Vamp", "Nica's Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "Moanin", "April In Paris", and "Five Spot After Dark". Aztec Suite is a rare Latin outing from trumpeter Art Farmer – one that has him working with the mighty Cuban arranger Chico O'Farrill! The grooves here are hardly "Aztec", as Chico brings a hip postwar vibe to the session – a blend of American jazz and Latin rhythms that's totally great, and played by an all-star array of players conducted by Al Cohn! Side one of the record features the extended "Aztec Suite" – an ambitious number that begins with modern moments that are somewhere in a space between Stan Kenton and Ralph Burns' experiments of this nature, but which always has Farmer's trumpet as the center focus. Side two features tracks that are a bit more conventional Latin jazz – still played by the bigger group, but with an even stronger sense of swing! Titles include "Aztec Suite", "Heat Wave", "Drume Negrita", "Alone Together", "Woody N You", and "Delirio". CD

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✨✧ Lars GullinLars Gullin Vol 5 – First Walk 1951/1952 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1951/1952. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal early recordings from baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin – one of the greatest European players of the 50s, and an artist who made a big impact over on this side of the Atlantic as well! The set brings together 26 tracks from sessions recorded for the Metronome, Gazell, and Polydor labels – some of which were issued over here on 10" LPs by Prestige – but a good portion of which remain as Swedish-only recordings. The sides are some of Gullin's first as a leader, and his work on the instrument is strong enough to rival that of American baritonists like Gerry Mulligan or Serge Chaloff. Most recordings are in a small group mode – and other players include Rolf Ericson, Ake Persson, and Gunnar Svensson – on tracks that include "That's It", "Gull In A Gulch", "Mean To Me", "Dorica", "Who Sleeps", "First Walk", "Toll Bridge", "Smart Alec", and "Dancing In The Dark". CD

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✨✧ Tubby Hayes & Ronnie Scott (Jazz Couriers)First & Last Words ... CD
Tempo/Jasmine (UK), Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of great work by one of the greatest British jazz groups of all time! The Jazz Couriers were a legendary outfit fronted by the twin tenor team of Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes – and who also featured, at varying times on this set, piano by Terry Shannon, trumpet by Jimmy Deuchar, and drums by Phil Seamen. The combo had an approach to their material that was as tight as any American group of the time – mixing up bop influences in a mode that had them cutting up tunes, opening them up, and laying out lean solos with plenty of soul. The set features a total of 14 tracks from sessions in 1957, 1958, and 1959 - and titles include "Royal Ascot", "On A Misty Night", "Monk Was Here", "Last Minute Blues", "Easy To Love", and "Whisper Not". CD

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✨✧ 13th Floor ElevatorsEaster Everwhere (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Charly (UK), 1967. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw early genius from the 13th Floor Elevators – cut back at a time when the Texas combo were one of the hippest things going in the late 60s American underground! There's lots of sounds here that other cats would copy over the decades – but the record has a gritty brilliance that's way better than any of its many imitators – that kind of unique burst of new ideas and young energy that made psych so wonderful when it first emerged in remarkable moments like this! Roky Erickson is wonderful – and the record will definitely illustrate his genius way better than any later efforts to bear his own name in the lead – and the production is just the right blend of studio tricks and homegrown oddness to make the whole thing electrified throughout. Tracks include "Slip Inside This House", "Slide Machine", "Dust", "Earthquake", "Levitation", "Postures", "Baby Blue", and "Nobody To Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousDutch Rare Groove 2 – 18 Classic Soul, Jazz & Funk Tracks From Holland ... CD
Sonic Scenery (Netherlands), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hardly the kind of funk you might find in the crates over here – although most of these 70s Dutch gems have a strong American influence! Like the first volume, this set is a revelatory look at a scene we know hardly anything about – a range of cool combos from The Netherlands who picked up US styles of funky jazz and soul, then put their own twist on it with a range of very cool grooves! Only a few of these records might have made it to our shores back in the day, so even if you've dug deep, you'll be hard-pressed to find most of these tracks in the original – and like the first volume, this one features detailed notes on all the artists – as well as a full bonus CD that features remixes by Kraak & Smaak, DJ Maestro, Pax & Pry, Funnysounds, and others. But as you might guess, we dig the originals best – the lineup of 18 tracks that include "It's Time To Get Funky" by Billy Jones, "Flat Tyre" by Spin, "Bootie" by American Gypsy, "Funky Nights (inst)" by Frenzzy, "Goodthingman" by Sumy, "Be Funky" by Ronald Snijders, "Street Rondo" by Thijs Van Leer, "I'll See You There" by Sail Joia, "Logic" by Solution, "Mr Cool" by The Harry Muskee Band, "Sea Of Delight" by Brainbox, "Catch Fire" by Rob Franken Organization, "Jungle Cry" by Casey & The Pressure Group, and "A Box For Leslie" by Jack Van Poll. CD
(Out of print.)

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