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Johnny Griffin & Art TaylorIn Copenhagen ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1964. Used ... $12.99
Mid 60s live work from Johnny Griffin – recorded overseas with a really unbridled approach! The set is one of Griffin's first of its type – a series of 1964 performances at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen – a club who virtually invented the long-drawn, solo-heavy style of recording American jazzmen. The group here features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and most tracks really push the boundaries, with two running for nearly 20 minutes in length, which gives both Drew and Griffin lots of room to solo. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Wee Dot", "Doctor's Blues", "Exactly Like You", and "A Night In Tunisia". CD
(Out of print.)

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David JohansenIn Style ... CD
Blue Sky/American Beat, 1979. Used ... $4.99
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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Les Double SixLes Double Six (Les Double Six/Meet Quincy Jones) ... CD
RCA/Victor/BMG (France), 1960/1962. Used ... $7.99
Great early work by this swingin' French vocal group! These guys swung as hard as American jazz vocal groups, like Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross or The Hi Los – but they stuck to hipper, jazzier material, and had a driving sound that never let up! The group is led by singer Mimi Perrin, who also handed the arrangements – and it also features work by Eddy Louiss, Christiane Legrand, and vocalist Ward Swingle, in the years before he took off to form the Swingle Singers! This wonderfully remastered CD package features 19 tracks from their first two albums, plus one rare additional cut – titles include "Walkin", "Rat Race", "Meet Benny Bailey", "Fascination", "Boo's Blues", "Naima", "Boplicity", "Westwood Walk", and "Early Autumn". CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonJazz In Paris – Oscar Peterson/Stephane Grappelli Quartet Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1973. Used ... $5.99
French violinist Stephane Grappelli joins up with one of Oscar Peterson's European trios for this 1973 recording – which features Kenny Clarke on drums and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass. The tracks are mostly standards in a swing-based mode – and the album was originally issued on the American label in France. Titles on this first volume include "Flamingo", "Them There Eyes", "Thou Swell", and "Looking At You". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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SybilSybil ... CD
Next Plateau, 1989. Used ... $5.99
A landmark soul album – and one of the first to break that acoustic-based Soul II Soul sound back into the American market. In a late 80s market of weak tinny soul albums, this one stood out as a deep rich wonderful gem, with a solid classic sound that's still pretty darn nice in any decade! Includes Sybil's great covers of "Walk On By" and "Don't Make Me Over", plus "In My Dreams", "Crazy For You", "Love's Calling", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", and Ced-Gee's "Bad Beats Suite", mixed out of the original Leon Ware version of "I Wanna Be Where You Are"! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousZang Tuum Tumb – The Organization Of Pop – Music From The First 30 Years Of ZTT Records ... CD
ZTT, 1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A selection of work from the legendary ZTT – a label that gave the world plenty of groundbreaking music in the early 80s – thanks to the studio genius of Trevor Horn! ZTT sprung up in the wake of Horn's famous work with Yes and The Buggles – and allowed his talents to really flourish on a host of new acts like The Art Of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Propaganda – plus a whole batch of bigger names that would end up in the ZTT fold in the years to come. The set really showcases the chunky, brash, arty approach that the label brought to its music – served up in chapters that offer both the organization and disorganization of pop. Titles include "Relax (New York mix)" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, "Slave To The Rhythm" by Grace Jones, "Moments In Love (beaten)" by Art Of Noise, "Piccadilly Circus" by Adamski's Thing, "Cubik (Pan American excursion)" by 808 State, "Sorry For Laughing (unapologetic 12" mix)" by Propaganda, "If Only I Knew (cold stop version)" by Tom Jones, "I Am A Camera (12" mix)" by The Buggles, "Metaforce" by Art Of Noise with Rakim, "The Moment" by Lisa Stansfield, "Kink Konk Adagio" by Andrew Poppy, and "Say It To Me Now" by The Frames. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul BleyCloser ... CD
ESP (Germany), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Possibly the first true moment of genius from Paul Bley – a key indie standout after a few years working for bigger American labels! By the time of this early ESP album, Paul Bley was no stranger to the American scene – having recorded a few records for different labels in the 50s, and making some surprise appearances on other sessions in the early part of the 60s. But by the time of this mid 60s set, Bley was really coming into his own – working in a style that would have a huge influence on the style of jazz piano for the next few decades, and which was one of the first strong statements of modernism from the Canadian scene. Here, he's working with Steve Swallow on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion in a trio format, working through a great batch of tracks by then wife Carla – like "Ida", "Start", "Closer", "Batterie", and "Sideways In Mexico" – as well as versions of Ornette Coleman's "Crossroads", Annette Peacock's "Cartoon", and his own "Figfoot". CD
(Includes original slipcase. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Astrud GilbertoGenius Of Astrud Gilberto ... CD
Verve (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We couldn't think of a better word to describe Astrud Gilberto than "genius" – simple genius that created some of the most memorable pop recordings of the 60s, her sublime bossa and post-bossa recordings for Verve – initially begun on a lark, but eventually the blueprint of a sound that influenced generations! This 51 track set provides a wonderful overview of Astrud's genius work at Verve – a 2CD set that not only includes some of her first bossa-styled hits, but which then goes on to include some wonderfully groovy tunes from the late 60s – as Astrud was moving onto work with other arrangers, and re-do some American and British tunes in her magical style! A number of tracks on the set are out of print in any format – and combined here with classic ones, the package is the kind of set that will have you rediscovering her brilliance all over again! Titles include "I'm Nothin Without You", "Photograph", "Holiday", "The Face I Love", "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", "Day By Day", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "Canto De Ossanha (Let Go)", "Frevo", "Once Upon A Summertime", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Stay", "Maria Quiet", "Misty Roses", "Oba Oba", "Bim Bom", "A Banda", "Without Him", and "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOne Flight Up ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would later use on late 60s and early 70s sessions for European labels. The group features (then) local contemporaries Kenny Drew on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and is rounded out by Donald Byrd on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, but not meanderingly so – and feature a great mix of Blue Note hardbop, with some of the "roomier" recordings that were given to American players in Europe. Side one features an extended reading of Donald Byrd's "Tanya", and other tracks include Kenny Drew's "Coppin' The Haven", and a version of "Darn That Dream". CD

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✨✧ Carmell JonesCarmell Jones – Mosaic Select (Remarkable Carmell Jones/Business Meeting/Brass Bag/Unreleased Session/Jazz Impressions Of Folk Music) ... CD
Mosaic/Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unbelievable work from one of our favorite trumpeters ever – and a 3CD box set that brings together nearly all of his American recordings from the early days! Kansas native Carmell Jones burst on the scene at the end of the 50s – becoming a very strong part of LA's soul jazz scene in the early part of the 60s, before moving off to Europe in the middle of the decade, where he cut some fine recordings for MPS. If you've ever heard Horace Silver's classic "Song To My Father", you've heard Carmell's wonderful work on trumpet – clean, clear, soulful, and flowing, with a lyrically expressive power that matches few other players on the instrument. Carmell's almost never gotten his due on the reissue scene – until now, as this great box set brings together 3 of his albums for Pacific Jazz – The Remarkable Carmell Jones, Business Meetin, and Brass Bag – plus Harold Land's rare Jazz Impressions Of Folk Music (recorded for Imperial), and a previously unreleased session that features Jones and a young Hadley Caliman and Frank Strazzeri. The work on the set is amazing – a key look at a trumpet player who never faltered a bit, the kind of musician that will have you wondering why the jazz business didn't just up and make him king from the first time he blew a note on record! The package features 37 tracks in all – on 3CDs, in a handy slipcase, along with a booklet with notes on Jones' work! CD
(Out of print. Limited to 5000 numbered copies. Slipcase and CD cases have a cutout notch along the spines.)

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✨✧ Mighty SparrowSparromania! – Wit, Wisdom & Soul From The King Of Calypso 1960 to 1974 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is definitely not your father's calypso – no living room limbo or Harry Belafonte cliches – and instead, a smoking batch of Caribbean grooves from The Mighty Sparrow! Sparrow was very much on the edge of the best styles in the 60s and early 70s – and although his basic groove might be termed calypso, he also brought in plenty of Cuban, Haitian, and Jamaican rhythms to his music too – as well as an occasional does of American soul! Like some of the best early sounds from Kingston, the grooves here often echo a deeper R&B sensibility, turned towards island rhythms – and really hit home strongly by Sparrow's wonderful vocals – as catchy, compelling, and charming as some of the best US singers of the time – with touches of the wit of Oscar Brown Jr, the warmth of Lou Rawls, the swing of a young Marvin Gaye, and the spookiness of Screamin Jay Hawkins! This massive collection is the first to really dig through his older records to pull out the best tunes – just the kind of special focus we'd expect from the Strut label, with a wicked track selection and great notes too! Titles include "Bongo", "Calypso Boogaloo", "Zinah", "Fool Fool Fool", "Ah Diggin Horrors", "Jook For Jook", "Sparrow Come Back Home", "Slave", "She's Been Gone Too Long", "Congo Man", "Ten To One Is Murder", and "Kennedy & Kruschev". CD

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✨✧ Terry ReidRiver (expanded limited edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Water, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from the oft-overlooked Terry Reid – a man who turned down an initial offer to be the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, but went on to record some great albums on his own! The album was Terry's first away from producer Mickie Most – and it's got a much more American vibe than previous efforts – with some nice rootsy touches on guitars (including steel and slide) from the great David Lindley, which really work perfectly with Reid's compellingly raspy vocals – and some slightly funky elements on the bass and drums! Willie Bobo makes a surprising appearance on the title cut "River" – which almost has a Chicano rock groove at times – and other titles include "Dean", "Avenue", "Things To Try", "Live Life", "Dream" and "Milestone". Also includes the bonus tracks "Anyway" and "Funny". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousEthiopiques Vol 6 – Mahmoud Ahmed: Almaz ... CD
Buda (France), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Volume 6 of the fantastic Ethiopiques series is an expanded re-issue of the first lp by Mahmoud Ahmed plus his first single from 1971. While not as clearly influenced by American soul and jazz, there are a few funky cuts that are pretty nice! Most of these songs flow with a groove unique to Ethiopian music – and although Ahmed's songs appear throughout the Ethiopiques series, only one of these songs appears on other volumes ("Kulun Mankwalesh"). With the groovy "Nafqot New Yegodagn" and "Yasdestal". CD

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✨✧ Mats GustafssonParrot Fish Eye ... CD
Okka Disk, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best accomplishments of the brilliant young Okka Disk label has been to record and document the monsterous talents of the brilliant young Swedish reed player Mats Gustafsson. Gustafsson's poised to become one of the next century's most important reed players, and his style is a near-indescribable mix of hundreds of influences – from 30's "trick" sax players, to Ayler and other American 60's avant players, to Swedish free and bop players, to influences as disparate and haunting as scratchy old 78's or the wind howling through an empty dumpster. This, his first American recording, was done in 1994, with Chicago based musicians Jim O'Rourke, Gene Coleman, and Michael Zerang. Great stuff! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave PikeJazz For The Jet Set (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic little album that's every bit as groovy as its cover – served up by vibist Dave Pike, and one of the first true expressions of his talents! The set's a standout early American date that predates Pike's later experiments for MPS – done in a great blend of soul jazz and some tighter Atlantic Records influences – all served up by a hip group of players that includes Billy Butler on guitar, Clark Terry and Marty Sheller on trumpets, and Grady Tate on drums – plus Herbie Hancock making a rare appearance on organ! There's a great little bounce to most numbers – not really funk, but a blend of soul instrumental and more contemporary jazz styles – in a way that takes a Blue Note groove more towards the jukebox audience. Titles include "When I'm Gone", "Devilette", "Sweet Tater Pie", "Blind Man Blind Man", and "Sunny". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Jazz For The Jet Set ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Wild MagnoliasThey Call Us Wild ... CD
Barclay/Polygram, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
The obscure 2nd album by The Wild Magnolias – much harder to find than the group's first American record! The sound here is similar to their debut – a Meters-driven approach to New Orleans funk, served up in a catchy blend of tight rhythms, raspy vocals, and some well-chosen keyboard bits that give the tunes a slightly electric funk sound – much more straight funk than the New Orleans cliches that were cropping up at the time! The Turbington Brothers are helping out the group a heck of a lot on sax and keyboards – and the album's got a sinister groove that's very much in the best New Orleans funk tradition, yet without falling into any of the traps of the tourist trade. Titles include "Injuns Here We Come", "Fire Water", "New Suit", "We're Gonna Party", "New Kinda Groove", "Ho Na Nae", "Jumalaka Boom Boom", and "Ah Anka Ting Tang Boo Shanka Boo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou Williams/Barbara CarrollLadies Of Jazz ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1951. Used ... Out Of Stock
An odd pairing of musicians – but a classic album of piano jazz from the 50s, and some of the more obscure sides by both players! Barbara Carroll works here in a really lovely way that retains the fluidity of her 50s work on RCA, but which also has a slightly rougher edge – a mode that's got some nicely boozy undercurrents, yet still the sort of poise and grace that made Carroll one of the best female pianists of the time. Joe Shulman is on bass and Herb Wasserman is on drums – and titles include "Taking A Chance On Love", "Love Of My Life", "Autumn In New York", "Tis Autumn", and "The Lady's In Love With You". Mary Lou Williams works here in a bit of a comeback mode – some of her first American recordings in a number of years, with Carl Pruitt on bass and Bill Clark on drums. Titles inlcude "Opus Z", "S' Wonderful", "In The Purple Grotto", "From This Moment On", and "You're The Cream In My Coffee". CD

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✨✧ PP ArnoldFirst Lady Of Immediate (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Immediate/JVC (Japan), 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Basso Valdambrini SextetSestetto Basso Valdambrini – The Best Modern Jazz In Italy 1962 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really landmark album in European jazz – one of those records that always tops the lists of collectors, and for good reason too! The sextet of trumpeter Oscar Valdambrini and tenorist Gianni Basso was easily one of the greatest things going in jazz on that side of the Atlantic in the early 60s – a fresh, modern group who could still play with plenty of soul – avoiding some of the cool jazz traps of other European combos, and really hitting hard with solo work that matched the best American work of the time. The sound here is really incredible – tunes that bristle with electricity from the very first note, played with a cohesiveness that makes the record far more than just a happy accident in the studio! Titles include the originals "Coltrane Style" and "Monotonia", plus versions of Jackie McLean's "Dr Jackle", Junior Mance's "Jubilation", and Benny Golson's "Are You Real". CD
(Includes obi.)
 
 
 



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