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Gentle GiantGiant For A Day ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Gentle GiantIn A Glass House (35th Anniversary edition) ... CD
EMI/DRT, 1973. Used ... $14.99
Titles include "The Runaway", "An Inmates Lullaby", "Way Of Life", and "In A Glass House". CD
(Includes original slipcase, which has some light wear.)

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Gentle GiantMissing Piece (special promo box) ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Near Mint- ... $149.99
Very unusual – includes the original album, as a test pressing, inside of a special box – which then includes a puzzle of the front image, but with a "missing piece"! Also includes two bonus promo pins – which each fit the missing piece! LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has some light tape traces on the edges, and some split corners, but is still very nice. We shrinkwrapped the puzzle, so it would stay intact during shipping.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantGentle Giant ... CD
Vertigo/Universal, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The amazing first album from Gentle Giant – a crucially overlooked group from the key years of the UK jazz-rock scene! The album definitely comes at things from a rock perspective, but there's a hell of a lot of fusion in the mix too – especially in the guitar and keyboard parts, which jump around with these sharp edges that rival some of the more jazz-based fusion from the European scene of the 70s – played to perfection, even amidst some of the record's higher-concept lyrics – which themselves kind of fall into a King Crimson camp. In fact, the mix of lyricism and all-out jamming makes the record a good comparison to the Crimson camp of the time – yet for some reason, these guys have never gotten as much cred over the years as that group. Titles include "Nothing At All", "Isn't It Quiet & Cold", "Why Not", "Giant", and "Funny Ways". CD

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✨✧ Gentle GiantInterview ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Giant SandValley Of Rain ... LP
Black Sand/Enigma, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has some edge wear and a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantPower & The Glory ... LP
Capitol, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US cover – with rounded corners. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantThree Friends ... CD
Columbia, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
An unusual little concept record from Gentle Giant – one based around the story of three childhood friends each going their own separate ways – but served up with enough of the group's usual jazzy flair to keep things interesting! As on other records from the time, there's almost a fusion inspiration going on here – really jamming guitar and keyboard parts – sometimes at a level that matches the bigger mainstream groups of the time, but more often in the prog hinterlands, especially on the vocal parts, which have a flowing quality that really matches the keyboards. Titles include "Prologue", "Schooldays", "Peel The Paint", and "Mister Class & Quality". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Erik CarlssonBird & The Giant ... CD
Creative Sources (Portugal), 2011. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Benny CarterJazz Giant ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... $2.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! CD features a wealth of bonus tracks – 5 more additional alternate takes! CD

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Dave Douglas & The WesterliesLittle Giant Still Life ... CD
Greenleaf, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Bold work from one of the most restlessly creative talents in jazz – trumpeter Dave Douglas, who always seems to surprise us with the setting of each new record! This set has Dave blowing with his Westerlies group – a sextet with two trumpets, two trombones, and a drummer – which makes for a brass-strong sound, but expressed in a small combo mode – rhythmic elements from the drums and other horns, supporting one soloist in the lead – on tunes that are all originals by Douglas, and have a mighty tight punch! There's no other instrumentation in the group at all – which means that the trombones handle a bit of bass, and all horns might fit in where a piano would normally rest – all of which makes for a very unique sound throughout. Titles include "Champion", "Arcade", "Men & Machine", "Bunting", "Swing Landscape", "The Front Page", "Colonial Cubism", and "Your Special Day". CD

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✨✧ Firesign TheatreTale Of The Giant Rat Of Sumatra ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganGiant Steps – In Memory Of John Coltrane ... CD
Enja, 1982. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful little tribute to the late, great John Coltrane – served up as a piano trio session led by Tommy Flanagan, but done with a sense of power and imagination that rivals the strength of Trane's classics! All tracks here are originals by Coltrane, performed by Flanagan with a forceful approach to the piano that shows a bit more McCoy Tyner than usual – and which is propelled strongly on most numbers by bold rhythm work from the team of George Mraz on bass and Al Foster on drums. Foster's work on the kit is especially nice – quite bold, and really soaring forward with a sense of righteous energy – inspiring Flanagan to heights we've never heard before on a session like this. Titles include "Naima", "Giant Steps", "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Central Park West", "Mr PC", and "Cousin Mary". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieGiant (Jazzman) ... LP
Jazzman, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Good GirlsJust Call Me (jack's backdoor boogie, call waiting, acappella, smooth club, giant dub, basappella) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1992. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Motown sleeve.)

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Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard bop" was coined for – sharp-edged jazz at its best – informed strongly by earlier bop and modern modes, but also played with a deeper dose of soul overall. The six players come together perfectly throughout – working with a tightness that matches most Blue Note work of the time – and titles are a great set of tracks that includes 3 by Chicago pianist Norman Simmons, and 1 by the great Babs Gonzales. Tunes include "Olive Refractions", "The Message", "Lonely One", "Playmates", and "63rd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert.)
Also available Little Giant (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Johnny GriffinLittle Giant (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Riverside/Victor, 1959. Used ... $6.99
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard bop" was coined for – sharp-edged jazz at its best – informed strongly by earlier bop and modern modes, but also played with a deeper dose of soul overall. The six players come together perfectly throughout – working with a tightness that matches most Blue Note work of the time – and titles are a great set of tracks that includes 3 by Chicago pianist Norman Simmons, and 1 by the great Babs Gonzales. Tunes include "Olive Refractions", "The Message", "Lonely One", "Playmates", and "63rd Street Theme". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Little Giant ... LP 14.99

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Michael KamenIron Giant (metal slipcase edition) ... LP
Mondo, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed metal slipcase!)

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✨✧ Bud PowellBud Powell – Jazz Giant ... CD
Norgran/Verve, 1949/1950. Used ... $3.99
Classic Bud Powell trio work for Verve – recorded with Max Roach on drums, adding a nice edge to the session! The record features some of Powell's classics – like "Tempus Fugit", "Strictly Confidential", and "Celia" – plus other haunting renditions of standards like "Get Happy", "Yesterdays", and "April In Paris" – all wrapped up in a nice cover that features a moody David Stone Martin image in red! CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)
 
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Boom Crash OperaThese Here Are Crazy Times ... LP
Giant, 1990. Sealed ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy GiuffreCool One – The Tangents In Jazz & Four Brothers Sessions ... CD
Capitol/Giant Steps (UK), 1954/1955. Used ... $9.99
Seminal west coast modern work from Jimmy Giuffre – both of his mid 50s classics for Capitol Records, back to back on one CD! The self-titled album Jimmy Giuffre is from 1954 – and was incredible work from one of the freshest new voices in jazz at the time! The album takes tracks from an original 10" LP session, and adds in a few more – so that you've got Jimmy playing tenor, clarinet, or baritone – in groups that include west coast cool players like Jack Sheldon, Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Russ Freeman, and Ralph Pena. The writing's quite original, and Giuffre's already got that angular quality that will allow him to leap even further over the next few years. Titles include "Nutty Pine", "Wrought Of Iron", "Do It", "All For You", and "Sultana" – as well as the classic "Four Brothers". On Tangents In Jazz, Giuffre begins his experiments in jazz without a "non-pulsating beat" –, jazz without snapping cymbal, walking bass, or pounding piano to provide a steady pulse! The group on the LP includes Ralph Pena on bass, Artie Anton on drums, and Jack Sheldon on trumpet – and the four musicians play together in beautifully fragile little lines, which arc up and back, and come together with a sense of grace and surprise. Tracks include "The Leprechaun", "Scintilla Three", "Rhetoric", and "Chirpin Time". 20 tracks in all – most original compositions by Giuffre! CD
(Out of print.)

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MC HammerFunky Headhunter ... LP
Giant, 1994. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover and labels have price sticker remnants.)

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Gerry Mulligan QuartetOn The Road – Live In California ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
A great assortment of rare live material from Gerry Mulligan's groundbreaking piano-less years – tracks recorded between 1952 and 1954, in groups with either Chet Baker or Jon Eardley on trumpet! Tracks include 5 from a 1952 date at the Blackhawk in San Francisco, 15 more from The Haig in LA in 1953 (including a few with Lee Konitz on alto) – plus even more obscure dates at Stockton High School in 1954 and Hoover High School in San Diego from the same year! Chico Hamilton plays drums on all the high school dates, and the sound is surprisingly good – with the right sort of crispness to make Gerry's unique approach come through perfectly! 2CD set features a whopping 35 tracks that include "Line For Lyons", "Carioca", "Utter Chaos", "Bark For Barksdale", "Lover Man", "Bernie's Tune", "Funhouse", "Ida's Side", "Five Brothers", "Get Happy", "Poinciana", "Blues For Tiny", "Limelite", "Nights At The Turntable", "Ontet", "Soft Shoe", and "Piano Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersSweetheart Of Sigmund Freud ... CD
Giant Steps/Global Warming (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A massive overview of the early years of the career of trumpeter Shorty Rogers – a 2CD set that brings together performances by Shorty in other groups (Woody Herman, Red Norvo, Stan Kenton, Lighthouse All Stars), plus some of Rogers' seminal early 50s sides as a leader! The package is a great way to look at Shorty in these "bubbling under" years – the time when he was making bold strides as a soloist in other artists' groups, then first forging the Giants sound that became one of the most popular in 50s jazz. Titles include "Bop" by Red Norvo, "Igor" and "Lemon Drop" with Woody Herman, "Short Wave" with Maynard Ferguson, "Jolly Rogers" and "Viva Prado" with Stan Kenton, "Punkin" with Louis Bellson, "What's New" with Lighthouse All Stars, and "Chino", "Coop De Graas", "Morpo", "Diablo's Dance", "Pesky Serpent", "Indian Club", "Powder Puff", "Didi", and "Four Mothers" all issued under Shorty's name. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Color Me BaddI Wanna Sex You Up (smoothed out mix, smoothed out long version, inst, master mix, freeze mix) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1991. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The giant hit from the giant New Jack City soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ George Freeman/Charlie EarlandIntroducing George Freeman Live With Charlie Earland Sitting In ... LP
Giant Step, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare album featuring a live recording of Freeman and Charles Earland – recorded in Philadelphia by Sonny Hopson (according to George, it was done without his permission). The song list is fairly standard for a live lounge set, but George manages to get some crazy solos in (if you've ever seen him live, you'll know what we're talking about). It's not Franticdiagnosis, but it's a nice document of a certain moment, and one we hardly ever see. Includes "Stormy Monday Blues", "Funky Walk" and a number of standards and pop tunes,lik "Let It Be" and "Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Warren ZevonMr Bad Example ... CD
Giant, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Eric AlexanderSummit Meeting ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 17.98
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie BarnetCherokee ... CD
Everest/Evidence, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Later work from swing sax giant Charlie Barnet – but every bit as tight as his classics! Don't be put off by the silly cover image of Charlie in an Indian head dress – as the costume's only a reference to Barnet's big hit "Cherokee", and doesn't imply any sort of cheesy musical gimmick on the set. And in fact, if anything, the style here is even more sophisticated than before – as the Barnet groove is updated with some nice 50s arrangements from Billy May, Bill Holman, and Andy Gibson. Titles include "Blue Juice", "Charleston Alley", "Smiles", "Moten Swing", and "Redskin Rhumba". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gianni Basso/Fabrizio Bosso QuintetSweet & Lovely ... CD
Philology (Italy), 2003. New Copy ... $18.99 21.98
A beautiful meeting between two generations of Italian jazz – and a set that's almost gone onto become a modern classic over the years! Older tenorist Gianni Basso is perfectly matched here with younger trumpet giant Fabrizio Bosso – in a sound that's sweet on the edges, and has a nice bite in the middle – well-recorded, with very compelling song choices – and superb backing from a trio that features Andrea Pozza on piano, Luciano Milanese on bass, and Stefano Bagnoli on drums! You can really hear the formative roots of the current Italian scene that's really taken off in the past decade or so – and Bosso is nicely restrained at times, but only in a way that seems respectful to the well-crafted tenor sound of Basso. Titles include "Fan Tan", "Zoot", "Jones' Beach", "Split Kick", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Lucius Lu". CD

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Earl BosticBy Popular Demand ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good ... $12.99
Hmmm . . The cover's got crowds of people flocking to (or from?) a giant alto sax – but we're still not convinced that the album contains tracks that Earl finally succumbed to recording after exceissive popular demand. Still, we love that tone – as always – and it's a pleasure to hear it here, even on chestnuts like "Ebb Tide", "Avalon", "Temptation", "Body & Soul", and "Third Man Theme". Also includes "The Key", "Anvil Chorus", and "Velvet Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear with splitting seams & some tape.)

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✨✧ BrainticketCelestial Ocean (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Purple Pyramid, 1973. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Avant Swiss rockers Brainticket look back to ancient pharaohs for Celestial Ocean – a conceptual look at the distant past, with a creative step into the future! The tapestry of sounds is pretty amazing, with the futuristic blend of blunt sound errata, synthesizers, stream of consciousness lyricism and production flourishes a giant leap forward – but it's the way it's all blended with sparser keys, sitar and more global organic touches that makes it such a creative win and puts the group ahead of the pack creatively. Titles include "Egyptian Kings", "Jardins", "Rainbow", "Era Of Technology", "The Space Between", "Cosmic Winds" and more. CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Don Byas with The Jacobs BrothersGroovin High – Live In Haarlem 1964 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99
An unusual later performance from tenor giant Don Byas – one that has him working with a very cool Dutch group, and hitting some modes that are quite different than some of Don's earlier work! Byas was right at home in the overseas scene at the time – a fact that you'll notice on his surprisingly strong Dutch language introductions to one of the tracks, and which you'll hear superbly in his work with Pim Jacobs on piano, Ruud Jacobs on bass, and John Engels on drums – all top players on the scene in The Netherlands, with a bold rhythmic approach that often pushes Byas more strongly into 60s grooves than anyone might expect. The album begins with a great modal version of "On Green Dolphin Street", and includes takes on "I Remember Clifford", "Lady Bird", "Groovin High", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Billie's Bounce". CD

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✨✧ Joshua Clegg CafferyTraditional Music In Coastal Louisiana – The 1934 Lomax Recordings (hardcover) ... Book
Louisiana State University, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 45.95
A detailed look at one of the most compelling strands of the legendary field recordings of Alan Lomax – his 1934 foray into the rich musical culture of Southern Louisiana! Although some of the Lomax recordings have been brought out and examined under the spotlight in just about every way possible, these recordings have remained a bit more obscure – and finally get full exposure here – in a detailed volume that moves through each recording one by one, presenting the artist, the setting, the lyrics, and a larger critical examination of the work – almost like some giant book-length presentation of liner notes for the 1934 Louisiana field recordings. Not for the feint of heart, but if you've got interest in the farther reaches of cajun music, you'll find plenty here to love – as the hardcover book is 346 pages, and overflowing with notes and information. Book

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Wolfgang DaunerRischkas Soul ... LP
Brain/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
A fantastic album from German keyboard giant Wolfgang Dauner – and maybe one of the few to perfectly balance both his soul jazz roots and his later trippier style! The music here is very groovy – much more in the mode of MPS Records electric jazz sets of the time than you'd guess from the album's placement on Brain Records – and the lineup features incredible work from Sigi Schwab on guitar – who can be open and spacious at some points, but then really jam with a groove at others! Likewise, the bassist Eberhard Weber can provide a lot of propulsion when needed, but also lay back and bow his cello in a more ECM-like way – and the album's two drummers, Fred Braceful and Roland Wittich, both show an equally deft ability to change up the groove! The real superstar, though, is the mighty Dauner – who plays piano, organ, and keyboards, plus a sweet bit of flute too – on tracks that include "Reading Machine", "Kamasutram", "Blues Far Out", "Flute Woman", and a freaky fuzzy take on Cannonball Adderley's "Jive Samba". LP, Vinyl record album

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James DeanJames Dean ... LP
Warner, Late 50s. Sealed ... $6.99
Original soundtrack excerpts, dialog & music from East Of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause, and Giant. LP, Vinyl record album

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Faith Evans & Notorious BIGKing & I ... LP
Rhino, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 31.98
A late, but earnest and affectionate tribute to late great mic giant Notorious BIG – his archival vocals paired with new vocals by Faith Evans – and appearances by Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Skeep Louch, Styles P, Jadakiss & Lil Cease! As false as many similar sets can feel, something about this one feels realer and closer to Biggie's familial comfort zone, and somehow, against all odds creatively, surprisingly welcome after all these years. Includes "A Billion", "Legacy", "Can't Get Enough", "Don't Test Me", "Tryna Get By", "I Don't Want It" feat Lil' Cease, "Ten Wife", "Fool For You", "Got Me Twisted", "When We Party" feat Snoop Dogg, "Somebody Knows" feat Busta Rhymes, "One In The Same", "Lovin' You For Life" feat Lil' Kim, "NYC" feat Jadakiss, "It Was Worth It" & more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (picture disc) ... LP
Warner, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The definitive classic of the post-millennium Flaming Lips! Weird and bubbly and soul-searchingly introspective at the the same time, metaphorically at least – there's only so much navel gazing that can happen on an album with a young girl vs giant robots motif – this one to another step in their newfound love of more layered sounds and electronics that came out so strong on the critically and fan-beloved, but at the time commercially overlooked The Soft Bulletin, with songs that manage to some of their oddest and catchiest at the same time. Includes "Fight Test", "One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21", "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" (Pts 1 & 2), "Egotripping At The Gates Of Hell", "Are You A Hypnotist??", "Do You Realize??", "All We Have Is Now" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited picture disc edition.)

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GenesisNursery Cryme ... LP
Charisma, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
An early masterpiece from Genesis – the kind of visionary record that really set them apart from the rest of their generation – an incredible building-up in sound from their previous two albums, and proof that Peter Gabriel's talents were finally getting focused in the right direction! Keyboards cascade heavily – hitting Yes-like proportions, but with more structure, too – as time changes abound, scene changes match the energy of theme-changes – and the whole album falls into place beautifully, but with plenty of surprises along the way. Every song is a compelling little story – from the leadoff "Musical Box", to the spooky "Return Of The Giant Hogweed", and the playful "Harold The Barrel" – with sweeter moments that include "For Absent Friends" and "Harlequin" – just hinting at the crossover ballad style the group would embrace later, but without any of the cloying commerciality at all. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in gatefold cover, with a cutout notch.)

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German OakDown In The Bunker (3CD set) ... CD
Bunker/Now Again, 1972. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 20.98
One of the darkest albums of the Krautrock scene in the 70s – an album that was actually recorded in a WWII-era bunker – where the duo were free to open up their instruments, jam for a very long time, and play with the sorts of effects and techniques you might know from bigger groups of the period! Yet there's a brooding quality here that's different than Can, Faust, or other groups – maybe because German Oak were a duo without a very clear path forward, and also because recording an album in an underground concrete bunker was bound to produced some weird vibes on the session! One of the group members recalls in the notes that in the space, he couldn't help thinking of the trauma of WWII – and you can definitely hear that in the music, and see it in the look of the package – which carries tunes that include "Screaming Skeletons", "Missile Song", "Belle's Song", and "Nothing". This fantastic package offers up some great notes from the group – in both German and English – and also adds in rare material too – the tracks "Bear Song", "Happy Stripes On Cats", "Ghost Guitar", "Belle's Song (extended)", "Python Vs Tiger", "Giant Rock Boulder Golem", "Missle Song (extended)", "Harpy & Peregrine", and "Bear Song (alt version)". CD

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Joao Gilberto & Antonio Carlos JobimGilberto & Jobim ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Given that Capitol had recently linked up with the ever-growing EMI corporation in the early 60s, it was able to take advantage of the global catalog of the music giant, and managed to dip pretty heavily into the Brazilian Odeon catalog of tunes to cash in on the American popularity of bossa nova. This album was one of their bigger imports, and it features material originally recorded in Brazil, with Gilberto up front, backed by arrangements by Jobim. This is the classic material that made Gilberto's fame in the early days – and titles include "Doralice", "O Pato", "Discussao", "Outra Vez", and "Corcovado". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Good Fellows (Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring)Take The Yellow Train (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Monky's (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $26.99
A very hip sextet, and a cool trans-Pacific partnership, too – a group led by drummer Yoichi Kobayashi, but which also features strong work from American jazz giants Eric Alexander on tenor, Vincent Herring on alto, and Anthony Wonsey on piano! The format is relatively straightforward, but in the best manner of some of Alexander's other group dates – such as his material with the One For All Combo – and bass is by Motoi Kanamori, and female Japanese saxophonist Erena Terakubo plays on three of the album's nine tracks. Titles include the original "Take That Yellow Train", plus "Manteca", "Sweet Clifford", "Good Morning Heartache", "Two Bass Hit", "Giant Steps", and "Frank's Tune" – an old gem penned by Frank Strozier! CD

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Dexter GordonWalk The Blues (180 gram clear vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Tenor giant Dexter Gordon recorded in a quartet setting – live ath Jazzhus Montmarte in Copenhagen on July 21, 1967! He's backed by Kenny Drew on piano, Al Tootie Heath on drums and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and numbers include a great 11+ minute take on Lou Donaldson's "Blues Walk" plus "I Guess I'll Have To Hang" and "My Tears Out To Dry", and an epic, 15+ minute take on "Love For Sale" that fills the second side. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $0.99 12.99
A genius album from Swedish baritone giant Lars Gullin – and a set that's from a period that was much less documented on our side of the Atlantic! Gullin was one of the undisputed masters of the instrument, and his American recordings on Mercury and Prestige stand as proof to his talent – but his work from the 60s, done back in his native Sweden, has been lost for years – and is often deeper and more complicated than his US sides of the 50s! This set from 1964 features Gullin in the company of a host of very talented "pals" that includes some of the greatest talents in jazz in Sweden at the time – Rolf Billberg on alto, Jan Allan on trumpet, Harry Backlund on tenor, Torgny Nilsson on trombone, and Lars Sjosten on piano – all artists used by Gullin in varying combinations, working through these wonderful arrangements of original tunes that are among some of the best he ever wrote. The set features haunting arrangements that defy description, and which allow the soloists free room to express themselves in a manner that skirts between hardbop and modernism, but which always manages to swing! Titles include "It's True", "I've Seen", "Prima Vera", "Decent Eyes", "Gabriella", and "Portrait Of My Pals". CD also features 4 bonus tracks too! CD

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Marvin Hamlisch/Mundell LoweBananas/Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Kritzerland, 1971/1973. Used ... $11.99
Two incredible soundtracks from early Woody Allen films – but as comically charming as the movies themselves! Marvin Hamlisch really outdid himself for the score to Bananas – working at a level that's much more whimsical, and much less staid than some of his better-known Hollywood scores of the 70s – with almost as much musical and stylistic changes throughout the set list as the scene settings of Allen's wonderful movie. Some tunes have a groovy 60s approach – especially the main theme – others have a bit of jazz, Latin, or other modes – and the whole thing leaps back and forth wonderfully with a great sense of energy. Titles include "El Presidente & Nancy", "Kidnapping Gone Awry", "1500 Dinners To Go/Food & Sex", "Fielding & Nancy", "Rocky Subway Ride", and "Hey Ralph How Much Is A Copy Of Orgasm". Next up is Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex – an even madder film in some ways – scored by Mundell Lowe in a range of groovy modes! Lowe really draws on all his experience with other 60s soundtracks – and brings into play a mix of jazzy sounds, odd instrumental moments, and some especially nice numbers that have the erotic and bossa touches you might hear on a great Italian film score. Titles include "Daisy The Sheep", "Love Potion & The Chastity Belt", "Attack Of The Giant Tit", "Romantic Moment", "The Mad Doctor", "What's Your Perversion", and "Sesso Nei Luoghi Pubblici". And as bonus tracks, the CD also features two versions of "Cause I Believe In Loving", the film version of the "Bananas" theme, and "T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do" from Sleeper. CD
(Out of print.)

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Tubby HayesModes and Blues – Live At Ronnie Scott's 1964 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
A fantastically hip, free live performance from British saxophone giant Tubby Hayes – one that's much more open than some of his studio work from the time, and way different than the usual Ronnie Scotts live recording too! The album features one long track – "Modes & Blues" – a brilliantly flowering tune that features Hayes on both flute and tenor, blowing in a way that reminds us yet again why he was maybe the most important reedman on the British scene of the 60s – and an artist who was growing in leaps and bounds as the years went on. The group also features trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar, even hipper than usual in this setting – plus Terry Shannon on piano, Freddy Logan on bass, and Allan Ganley on drums – all players who shape the sound, and get a chance to solo – but always next to the much brighter light of their leader! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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