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Hailstork/Schuller/Zwilich/DzubayAmerican Port Of Call/Four Soundscapes/Concerto For Violin, Cello & Orchestra/Snake Alley – Lawrence Leighton Smith/Louisville Orchestra ... CD
First Edition, 1995. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)
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Charlie ByrdBossa Nova Pelos Passaros ... CD
Riverside/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Guitarist Charlie Byrd was one of the first American players to record bossa nova tunes – but although his work with Stan Getz has always been well-documented, some of the titles under his own name can be quite hard to come by. This is one of the best ones that Charlie cut on his own – and it features tight guitar work in a mode that's similar to that used by Baden Powell on his early bossa recordings, augmented by trio rhythms – plus some occasional larger backings by Walter Raim, and some extended group settings that feature Charlie Hampton on alto, Earl Swope on trombone, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. Tracks include "Ho Ba La La", "Samba Triste", "Yvone", "O Barquinho", "Un Abraco Do Bonfa", and "O Passaro". CD features 6 bonus tracks too! CD

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David Byrne/Fatboy Slim & OthersHere Lies Love – A Song Cyle About Imelda Marcos & Estrella Cumpas (2CD set) ... CD
Nonesuch, 2010. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Here Lies Love and here lies one of the most ambitious projects in the careers of it's authors, the restless creative spirit that is David Byrne and the nearly as adventurous Fatboy Slim! The album is a 2 disc song cycle about former First Lady Of The Philippines Imelda Marcos and her childhood servant Estrella Cumpas – featuring a largely female roster of guest lead vocalists including Florence Welsh, Candie Payne & St Vincent, Sharon Jones, Santigold, Sia, Alice Russell and more – plus some dudes, including Byrne himself and Steve Earle. You can certainly hear Byrne in composition and lyricism, with global pop instrumentation and rhythms, plus big and languorous choruses, while the colorful and clubby thump underlying it most likely comes courtesy Fatboy Slim. The songs are quite good, and there's a grand sweep to the whole thing that we miss in most modern avant pop! Titles include "Here Lies Love" with Florence Weelsh, "A Perfect Hand" with Steve Earle", "Dancing Together" with Sharon Jones, "Please Don't" with Santigold, "Men Will Do Anything" with Alice Russell, "American Troglodyte" sung by Byrne and many more. CD

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✨✧ DJ Mitsu The Beats & OthersRe-New Awakening Part 1 ... CD
Planet Groove (Japan), 2004. Used ... $15.99
The title's an apt one – as the set features remixes and remakes of tracks from Mitsu's wonderful New Awakening set! The range of talents on the set is really great – with an array of styles that include London broken beat, American hip hop, Japanese club jazz, and lots lots more! Mitsu's core tracks are great enough, but the expansion on the set really take them to a new level – opening up the already playful Mitsu sound with a fresh new take on the music. This first volume features contributions from Sleepwalker, Kev Brown, Dela, Phil Asher, and Waajeed – on tracks that include "Tokyo (Tokyo Black Star rmx)", "Miway Says (Breakthrough rmx)", "Pursuits Of Clarity (Kev Brown mix)", "Jazz (SW mix)", "Away (Musiclovelife life mix)", "Mood For Otis (Medaphor mix)", "Negative Ion (Sa Ra mix)", and "Material Cruise (Brooklyn's Sky High rmx)". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Tommy FlanaganAlone Too Long ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
Warm and lyrical solo piano work from Tommy Flanagan – a Japanese only session from the mid 70s, and one of the first of a long run of well-produced dates that Flanagan would do for that market! The format's even more intimate than the relaxed setting of some of Tommy's American dates of the time – and there's some soulfully ringing tones from the piano throughout, that beautiful balance that Flangan always brought to his best recordings. The sound is excellent – and titles include "Like A Butterfly", "Alone Too Long", "Parisian Thorougfare", "Strollin", and "Maybe September". CD
(Out of print 80s pressing.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz In Stockholm (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. Used ... $8.99
Stan Getz makes a key musical trip to Sweden – to showcase his affection for a jazz scene that had been growing strongly in the postwar years – often in directions that were similar to Stan's own sound at the time! The session is one of the first to pair Stan's tenor with a Swedish group – in this case the bass of Gunnar Johnson, drums of Anders Burman, and piano of Bengt Hallberg – the last of which brings sharper, more angular style to the music than some of Stan's accompanists on earlier American dates – pointing the way towards new experiments to come in his music! Hallberg really helps break the mold from other Getz Verve sessions of the period – and the relaxed, open-ended recording style of the date is almost an equal showcase for his talents as it is for Stan's! Titles include "Indiana", "Get Happy", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "Everything Happens To Me", "Without A Song", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Les Double SixLes Double Six (Les Double Six/Meet Quincy Jones) ... CD
RCA/Victor/BMG (France), 1960/1962. Used ... $4.99
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.)
Also available Les Double Six (Les Double Six/Meet Quincy Jones) (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99

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Pat MallingerMonday Prayer To Tunkashila ... CD
PJM, 1994. Used ... $2.99
Way more than you might guess from the unassuming cover – a record that's filled with a great range of creative reed expression – thanks to the rich talents of Chicagoan Pat Mallinger! Mallinger's one of those players who might not catch your eye at first, but who's clearly got a lot going on – a great respect for the generation of creative saxophonists of the 60s – players like Yusef Lateef, Charles Lloyd, and John Coltrane – and the way they could really open things up with their solos. Pat plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and even some Native American flute – which sounds surprisingly nice – and the set features some early guitar by Jeff Parker, plus Joel Adams on trombone, Cameron Pfiffner on tenor and flute, and Dan Trudell on piano and organ. Titles include "Butternut Street", "Like Kenny", "Queen Anne's Lace", "China Doll", and "April Sings". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marisa MonteRose & Charcoal ... CD
Metro Blue, 1994. Used ... $5.99
When this album was first issued in the mid 90s by EMI, it quietly glided onto the market, with very little effect. Over the past few years, though, the record has slowly been championed by a large number of American critics and musicians, and has come to be one of the most critically acclaimed releases by a Brazilian musician in recent years. The album's a mix of jazz-tinged vocal tracks by Marisa, with a style that certainly owes something to earlier Brazilian singers like Gal Costa or Joyce, but which also has lots of its own nice touches. Arto Linday produced the set, and Marisa Runs through a batch of songs that includes versions of Lou Reed's "Pale Blue Eyes", Arnaldo Antunes "Deepest Night", Jorge Ben's "Balanca Pema", and her own "Enquanto Isso", sung with Laurie Anderson. There's also loads of guests on the album – like Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio MorriconeLa Resa Dei Conti (aka The Big Gundown) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1966. Used ... $24.99
One of Ennio Morricone's first groundbreaking scores for the western – a brilliant batch of tunes composed for The Big Gundown, handled in a way that mixed the typical western guitar-based themes with some of the maestro's other compulsions – like wordless vocals and isolated instrumentation amidst lush orchestral backdrops! There's barely any "spaghetti" on the plate of this one – as the sound is often quite lean and very clean – a real change from some of the more dramatic, romantic styles that were being used in American westerns. Titles include "La Corrida", "La Vedova", "La Resa Dei Conti", "Dopo La Condanna", "Rune Man Run", "Primo Deserta", and "Corri Uomo Corri". CD
(Out of print.)

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Claude NougaroLe Jazz & Le Java ... CD
Philips (France), 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A newly-remastered collection of work by one of our favorite French singers ever – the amazing Claude Nougaro, a singer who brought an incredible amount of jazz to his music! In the 60s, Claude first made a name for himself by singing French lyrics to American jazz tunes – particularly some of the best work of the hardbop and soul jazz years, which really took on a new life in his hands – thanks to some especially well-penned vocal bits. As the 70s moved in, Nougaro expanded his work a lot – not just writing his own tunes from scratch, but exploring Brazilian modes, as well as some more experimental territory too – all with results that were always great – extremely dynamic and creative! This excellent set features 36 tracks from Nougaro's best years, plus a few key titles from the 90s – and it's a great introduction to his music, with new remastering that makes the older tunes sound even better than before. Titles include "Le Cinema", "Don Juan", "Cecile Ma Fille", "Chanson Pour Marilyn", "La Marche Arriere", "Armstrong", "Sing Sing Song", "L'Amour Sorcier", "St Thomas", "Toulouse", "Paris Mai", "La Cle", "La Pluie Fai Des Claquettes", and "Tu Verras". CD

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersThembi/Black Unity ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1971/1972. Used ... $7.99
Spiritual jazz genius – two Pharoah Sanders albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Thembi – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very nicely soulful approach to a few of the numbers, and Michael White, whose spiritual consciousness is still a bit rough-hewn and personal at this point. The record oddly shifts mood from track to track – going from the mellow soul of "Astral Traveling", into the loud free jazz of "Red Black & Green", to the modal grooving of "Thembi", and into the spiritual joy of "Love" and "Bailophone Dance" – all of which makes for a really wonderful album, one of Pharoah's strongest statements of the time! Black Unity is a record with a righteous cover, a righteous title, and a righteous little session that features one long song that spans the entire length of the album! "Black Unity" may well be Pharoah Sanders' freest expression on record to date – but it's also still got all the hallmarks of his best moments on Impulse – especially the tighter rhythmic focus that always makes his work so compelling – and which has kept his legacy fresh for generations and generations of new jazz listeners! The group here is wonderfully put together – with Joe Bonner on piano, Carlos Carnett on tenor, Marvin Hannibal Peterson on trumpet, Cecil McBee and Stanley Clarke on basses, and Norman Connors and Billy Hart on drums – all with plenty of space to stretch out, open up, and really do their thing! In contrast to some of the totally free work coming out of the European scene during the same stretch – especially that by American players overseas – the album's a great reminder that rhythm in jazz is always a key component – as Pharoah finds a way to make things swing, even at unexpected moments! CD

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✨✧ 13th Floor ElevatorsEaster Everwhere ... CD
Collectables, 1967. Used ... $5.99
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
(Out of print.)

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TimeTime (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Warner, 1981. Used ... $11.99
One of the two 80s masterpieces by this amazing Minneapolis group, before Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis left to change the face of commercial R&B! This first album and it's follow-up remain as a couple of the more enduring moments of slick, stylish American pop soul, and represent just a huge part of what we still love about the 80s! Titles include "Get It Up", "Girl", After Hi School", "The Stick", "Oh Baby" and the 10 minute jam "Cool", one of our fave cuts of the early 80s. "I'm cooler than Santa Claus, baby. . ." CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker In Paris – The Complete Legendary Barclay Sessions 1955 to 1956 (8CD box set) ... CD
Universal (France), Mid 50s. Used 8 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing package – filled with more Chet Baker than you might ever hope to find in one place – and a massively expanded look at his Paris recordings in the mid 50s! Although Baker's Barclay sides have been compiled on other CD sets before, this one's the first to offer up the full scope of the the recordings – 8 CDs worth of material recorded in Paris in 1955 and 1956 – in settings that include both small groups and larger ones! Players include some of the best pianists of the postwar French jazz scene – Rene Urtreger, Raymond Fol, Francy Boland, and Maurice Vander – and Baker's American accompanist, Richard Twardzik, also makes an appearance on a few key numbers! The package features 14 previously unreleased alternate takes, plus loads more alternates from other sets – and it comes with an 84 page, LP-sized, full color booklet. Titles include "Chik-Eta", "Once In A While", "Alone Together", "Rondette", "Mid-Forte", "Just Duo", "Re-Search", "Anticipated Blues", "Cheryl", "Tasty Pudding", "Mythe", "Not Too Slow", and "Exitus". CD
(Out of print – and in great shape!)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOne Flight Up (Japanese pressing) ... 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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✨✧ Jean Thielemans (Toots Thielemans)Man Bites Harmonica ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first American albums from Belgian guitarist and harmonica player Toots Thielemans – a sharp-edged session that brings a new level of jazz into his work! The title's hokey, but the sound is totally great – with Toots on both harmonica and guitar, usually more of the former – alongside a batch of players that includes Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Given these players, there's a nice sense of late 50s tightness to the record – although all players seem to really defer to Toots' intentions, and shape the sound with a flair that's not unlike some of his few great European moments from the decade. Titles include "Fundamental Frequency", "Soul Station", "Struttin With Some Barbeque", and "East of The Sun". CD

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✨✧ VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru ... CD
Luaka Bop/Warner, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chance for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any cliches of pan pipes you might have for Peruvian music – to a more complicated world of criss-crossing styles that echoes more creative moments from Columbia as well. Titles include "Lando" by Chabuca Granda, "Maria Lando" by Susana Baca, "Samba Malato" by Lucila Campos, "Prendeme La Vela" by Abelardo Vasquez, "Enciendete Candela" by Roberto Rivas, "No Me Cumben" by Nicomedes Santa Cruz, and more. Nice enough that you could almost forgive David Byrne for including one of his own tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin & Art TaylorIn Copenhagen ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousSpirit Of Joy – Tales From The Polydor Underground 1967 to 1974 (3CD box set) ... CD
Polydor (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 3CDs ... Out Of Stock
Cool work from the early days of Polydor Records – material from the time when the label was one of the leading lights in progressive rock on the UK scene! Like others in the "label" series from Universal UK – including their Decca, Island, and Vertigo boxes – the set list here goes way beyond the sum of its parts – a mix of mainstream acts and underground artists, all brought into play wonderfully with each other, with just the right sort of energy to recapture the excitement the music first sparked many decades back! Some artists are best known to Americans from their US issues on other labels – but the original recordings were all originally on Polydor UK, re-stated as such in a hip 3CD box with a 48 page booklet of notes. Artists include The Who, Audience, The Creation, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Taste, Cream, Van Der Graaf Generator, Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger, Focus, Barclay James Harvest, Medicine Head, The Web, Faust, Jack Bruce, Pink Fairies, John McLaughlin, Tangerine Dream, Pete Townshend, and Supersister. CD
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