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David PichaskeSong Of The North Country – A Midwest Framework To The Songs Of Bob Dylan ... Book
Continuum, 2010. New Copy ... $10.99 34.95
A look at the Iron Range roots of the art of Dylan! Bob Dylan is one the most fascinating singer songwriters in American history, whose life has been chronicled by hundreds of authors and the man himself – but David Pichaske's Song Of The North Country takes a refreshingly different approach, focusing on the regional influence on the most influential musical figures of our time – exploring how the upper midwest Minnesota upbringing plays into his art. Well worth a read! Paperback, 360 pages. Book
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Jimmy OwensMonk Project ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Trumpeter Jimmy Owens always has something wonderful going on – a hell of a great player, and one who's grabbed our ears right from the start of his career with a string of memorable recordings! Yet somehow, in these later years, he seems even more inventive than ever – willing to try new things and start new projects, at a time when so many other older players might just be content to settle into more easygoing modes. After some recent work on the music of Thad Jones and Tom McIntosh, Owens turns his talents to this hip Monk Project – a recasting of Thelonious Monk compositions in new arrangements by Jimmy – put together in ways that really sparkle with soul, and take the tunes in some great new directions – still respecting their roots, but bringing in a warmth that we really love – all a great reminder that Monk intended these tunes not as strict compositions, but as a framework for new exploration. Of course, the group players are a big part of the sound here – and include Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Marcus Strickland on tenor, Howard Johnson on baritone, Kenny Barron on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – on titles that include "Blue Monk", "Stuffy Turkey", "Let's Cool One", "Reflections", "Brilliant Corners", and "Espistrophy". CD

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✨✧ PortisheadThird ... LP
Mercury, 2008. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A decade since their previous effort, and 14 years since their previous masterpiece, Portishead returns with Third – and, oh, what a mindblowing third act. The first thing you'll realize about Third is that it's not Dummy Part 3 – a welcome and surprising trait – but it does take their earlier way with a spooky, brooding and ominous framework to new dimensions. Secondly, there's no obvious single – it's to be taken as a whole. Beth Gibbons's vocals are as soul wrenching as ever, and an overall stark, melancholic beauty connects Portishead '08 to the old stuff, but they go deeper. Some bits are quite minimalist, wringing emotion from a low strum, a distant chime, or a haunting bit of dissonance – other parts are more richly layered and even a bit jarring. Pulp cinematic aura, feedback textured psychedelia, haunting European pop, and traces of field recorded folk flavor the sound – they've dabbled in all of these elements before – but never with this particular feel. The sound of epiphany. How many acts in the pop realm create a whole new style with a classic album, and then pull off something nearly as great almost 15 years later, without ripping themselves off? Add Portishead to that small list. We'll call '08 early, this is the best pop album of the year. Titles include "Silence", "Hunter", "Nylon Smile", "The Rip", "We Carry On", "Deep Water", "Machine Gun", "Small", "Magic Doors", "Threads". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roxy MusicCountry Life ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1974. Used ... $5.99
The fourth album from Roxy Music – and quite possibly their best to date! The album has the group moving strongly past the Eno years, into a tighter framework that still contains many of the darker themes of earlier records. Ferry's lead vocals are incredibly majestic – rising to heights to match the European greats of years past who were his inspiration – and the group's tight blend of reeds, guitar, and moody keyboards gives the whole album an off-kilter sense of instrumentation that really sets it apart from the pack. There's an artfulness here that's never overdone, and the whole thing comes together with a magic that's impossible to describe, but which is Roxy at their best. Titles include "Out Of The Blue", "The Thrill Of It All", "Three & Nine", "Triptych", "Casanova", and "Prairie Rose". CD
(HDCD remastered pressing.)

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✨✧ Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis/Amii StewartKillerfish ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Long before Sharknado hit the small screen, the team of Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis served up the groovy score for Killerfish – a great aquatic thriller from the later years of disco, given a very groove-heavy score by the Italian brothers! The leadoff track – "The Winner Takes All" – features English language vocals by disco diva Amii Stewart, who returns on another track as well – and these lyrical moments set a framework for the vivid instrumental numbers, which often have a style that's a bit more laidback in the groove department, but which still uses disco elements like guitar and keyboards mixed with a bit of strings. Titles include "Run Away Man", "Killer Fish", "Margaux", "Flying Into Love", "Welcome To Brasil", "Diamonds", and "Don't Ever Let Me Hear You Say Goodbye". CD
(Limited edition of 500.)

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