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Art BlakeyChicago Jazz Festival 1987 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1987. Used 2CD ... $17.99
An Art Blakey double-header – two different groups, both recorded at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1987! Blakey was still completely on fire well into the 80s – and CD1 documents a great performance with an excellent group of young Jazz Messengers, all players who'd go onto great fame on their own – as the group features Wallace Roney on trumpet, Javon Jackson on tenor, Benny Green on piano, and Peter Washington on bass. The group perform a smoking take on the classic Messengers standard "Along Came Betty" – and also improvise on two tracks too. CD2 features a Jazz Messengers Reunion group – with old Blakey bandmates Woody Shaw and Bill Hardman on trumpets, Benny Golson on tenor, Julian Priester on trombone, Walter Davis Jr on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. That group serves up their own version of "Along Came Betty" – plus "Are You Real", "Night In Tunisia", and "Politely". CD
Also available Chicago Jazz Festival 1987 ... CD 22.99

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Art BlakeyChicago Jazz Festival 1987 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1987. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
An Art Blakey double-header – two different groups, both recorded at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1987! Blakey was still completely on fire well into the 80s – and CD1 documents a great performance with an excellent group of young Jazz Messengers, all players who'd go onto great fame on their own – as the group features Wallace Roney on trumpet, Javon Jackson on tenor, Benny Green on piano, and Peter Washington on bass. The group perform a smoking take on the classic Messengers standard "Along Came Betty" – and also improvise on two tracks too. CD2 features a Jazz Messengers Reunion group – with old Blakey bandmates Woody Shaw and Bill Hardman on trumpets, Benny Golson on tenor, Julian Priester on trombone, Walter Davis Jr on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. That group serves up their own version of "Along Came Betty" – plus "Are You Real", "Night In Tunisia", and "Politely". CD
Also available Chicago Jazz Festival 1987 ... CD 17.99

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Jo KondoChamber Music – Ensemble L'Art Pour L'Art ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1997. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Franz KoglmannCantos I – IV ... CD
Hat Art (Austria), 1993. Used ... $16.99
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(Out of print.)

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Joe McPhee Po MusicTopology ... CD
Hat Art, 1981. Used ... $16.99
One of the classic Hat Art sets from the early 80s, and a great recording by McPhee with a group that boasts Radu Malfatti, Irene Schweizer, Raymond Boni, Pierre Favre, and Andre Jaume. The set includes a great remake of Mingus' "Pithecanthropus Erectus", plus the extended title cut, and the shorter "Violets For Pa". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Franz KoglmannWhite Line ... CD
Hat Art (Austria), 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David Liebman & Ellery EskelinDifferent But The Same ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2005. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Small sticker on back of case.)

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✨✧ Horace TapscottDark Tree Vol 1 ... CD
Hat Art, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure genius from Horace Tapscott – a record that really lights a new fire under his talents – and takes us back to some of the most expressive, most righteous jazz from the LA scene of the 70s! The quartet here features key LA player John Carter on clarinet – an instrument that he'd embraced heavily during the decade in which this set was recorded, but managed to use with a sense of boldness and fire brought to earlier work on saxes – a sound that's quite different than just about any other player on the instrument! Carter's a perfect match for Tapscott's long-woven lines on piano – heard to great effect on the album's reworking of his classic "Dark Tree" – but cast out perfectly on all the other tunes too – thanks in part to tremendous rhythm work from Cecil McBee on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums! The set's brilliant all the way through – one of the greatest things Hat Art ever recorded – and a record to rival any of the great indie underground sets of the 70s. 4 numbers in all, including "The Dark Tree", "Sketches Of Drunken Mary", "Lino's Pad" and "One For Lately". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorGarden Part 2 ... CD
Hat Art, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second half of Cecil Taylor's wonderful Garden performance – a key moment from the early 80s that really seems to show Taylor finding even more focus than ever, while also setting his spirit freer than anyone might have imagined! The man and his piano become one during the performance – on long-spun tracks that have these mad flurries of notes that shouldn't make sense, but totally do – maybe even freer than Taylor was in the 70s, but at a level that creates even more musical inspiration too – a musicality that's almost unexpected, and which leaves us breathless. There are moments of care and sensitivity that are nicely balanced with the more unbridled moments in Cecil's performance – and titles include "Driver Says", "Points", "Garden II", "Pemmican", and "Introduction To Z". CD
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✨✧ Cecil TaylorOne Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1978. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic live set by Cecil Taylor – easily one of his best-remembered albums of the 70s! The group here is a sextet – with Taylor on piano, Jimmy Lyons on alto, Raphe Malik on trumpet, Ramsey Ameen on violin, Sirone on bass, and Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums – all working together in the collaborative spirit of the loft jazz generation! This is heard especially on the beginning section of the set – which features duet and solo performances by group members, all without Taylor – before rolling into the full sextet performance passage of the work. The album is one long performance – spanning over 2 hours of music! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonQuintet Basel 1977 ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very dynamic performance from a very dynamic group – a hipper than usual ensemble for Anthony Braxton, given that just about everyone here is a heavy hitter! The four long tracks are all Braxton compositions – in that special formula that encourages group sonic activity, while exploding with individual solo moments – a good thing, given that musicians include Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, Mark Helias on bass, and Charles Bobo Shaw on drums! Braxton himself plays alto, sopranino, and clarinet – and Helias has these wonderfully dark tones that kind of seal the deal on the whole performance – a moody bottom that makes all the other sounds really come across in a fantastic way. Titles include "Composition 69 J", "Composition 69 N/G", "Composition 69 M", and "Composition 40 B". CD

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✨✧ Jackson Harrison TrioSintering ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a record from pianist Jackson Harrison – an artist we don't know well at all, but who's really blowing our mind with the sounds on this trio date! Harrison's got a way of blocking out sound that flows back to the years of Bill Evans – but he's also got a way of making things darker, more complex, and never fully finding a point to be at rest with some of the sounds – in a way that can make his music as restless as it is contemplative – in a mode that's perfectly echoed by the work of Ben Waples on bass and James Waples on drums. The trio have really found something new in working with Harrison – a sound that's darkly beautiful, and very individual – on original compositions that include "Preludial", "Charcoal Chorale", "Day For Night", "River Dolphin", and "Sintering". CD
Also available Sintering ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Fritz HauserSolodrumming ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful record by one of the greatest percussionists ever! In a world of bombastic free jazz drummers on the left end of the spectrum, Fritz Hauser has incredible care – and an approach that can work at so many different levels – and move easily between melodic and rhythmic function. This brilliant double-length set features Fritz at his finest – working on instrumentation that includes drums, xylophone, temple blocks, and maracas – to craft some of the most inventive solo percussion tracks we've heard since Andrew Cyrille's early recordings! Titles include "Skizzen Gedanken Gesten", "Labyrinth", "Echo", "Traumbilder", "Tic Tac", and "Vogel". CD

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✨✧ Matthias KaulSolo Percussion ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1998. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Roman Haubenstock RamatiGraphic Music – Eberhard Blum/Iven Hausmann/Jan Williams ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Art FarmerMaiden Voyage ... CD
Denon, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful Japanese session from Art Farmer – one that has him working in a combo-plus-strings format that's really nice! The core group features Farmer on flugelhorn, Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Masahiko Satoh on piano and Fender Rhodes – and they're backed up by a larger set of strings conducted by Satoh with a subtle, gentle sort of feel. There's an almost classic feel to most of the tracks, except for the few that have a bit more of an electric keyboard sound – and titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Ruby My Dear", "Blue Bossa", "Naima", and "Maiden Voyage". CD
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✨✧ Art FarmerMaiden Voyage ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful Japanese session from Art Farmer – one that has him working in a combo-plus-strings format that's really nice! The core group features Farmer on flugelhorn, Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Masahiko Satoh on piano and Fender Rhodes – and they're backed up by a larger set of strings conducted by Satoh with a subtle, gentle sort of feel. There's an almost classic feel to most of the tracks, except for the few that have a bit more of an electric keyboard sound – and titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Ruby My Dear", "Blue Bossa", "Naima", and "Maiden Voyage". CD
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Joe McPhee & Raymond BoniLive From The Magic City ... CD
Trost (Austria), 1985. New Copy ... $11.99
A lost duet between Joe McPhee and Raymond Boni – done at a time when both musicians were making some incredible contributions to the early Hat Art Records catalog! The sound here is maybe sharper and starker than either of their studio sets from the time – improvised freely in two different sets, with Joe on soprano sax, electronics, and a bit of voice – and Boni on electric guitar and electronics, the latter of which sometimes seem to be processing his sounds on guitar. On the back cover photo, McPhee also appears to be electrifying his soprano – and together, the pair definitely hit some more abstract sonic passages as they improvise. The original concert was inspired by a quote by Eric Dolphy – "When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone, in the air, you can never capture it again" – but fortunately, we have this album to help with that! CD

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✨✧ Joe McPhee & Andre JaumeNuclear Family ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Insanely beautiful work from the great Joe McPhee – an album that was recorded and intended to be issued during his groundbreaking stretch with Hat Art Records – but which never saw the light of day at the time! Why that happened, we're not entirely sure – because the album is tremendous right from the very first note – as McPhee blows alto, tenor, and pocket cornet alongside the work of Andre Jaume on alto, tenor, and bass clarinet – in a set of horn-only performances that are breathtaking from start to finish! Jaume's a great player too – and his work of the time, especially on Hat Art, is a masterpiece of subtlety and soul – and he balances McPhee perfectly here, often with some deeper currents that create a beautifully organic energy between the two. Jaume's got this way of handling his reed that's amazing – and, of course, Joe's phrasing is as incredible as always. Titles include great reworks of modern jazz classics – including "Pithecanthropus Erectus", "Self Portrait In Three Colors", "Evidence", "Chelsea Bridge", and "Lonely Woman" – plus the originals "Nuclear" and "Rue St Jaume". CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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✨✧ Joe McPheeVisitation ... CD
Sackville/Boxholder, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked moment from the mighty Joe McPhee – a set recorded after his initial run of brilliance on the Hat Art label, with backing from a Canadian combo led by pianist Bill Smith! Smith works on soprano, alto, and sopranino saxophone – and McPhee plays soprano too, as well as tenor, flugelhorn, and pocket trumpet – the last an instrument which he can use with a nice sort of punch when he wants. Smith's lineup is nicely unusual – with the violin of David Prentice alongside bass and drums – used at times with these inflections that are different than usual for that instrument in jazz, carving these colors that McPhee and Smith then elaborate on with their horns. Titles include a version of Albert Ayler's "Ghosts", plus the originals "Exuma", "Home At Last", and "Eleuthera". CD
 
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Art BlakeyReflections In Blue ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Key proof that Art Blakey was still going strong in the late 70s – continuing his 60s legacy of working with the best young players he could find, in a setting that was bristling with sweet soul jazz energy! This version of The Jazz Messengers includes some tremendous players – including a young Bobby Watson on alto, the great David Schnitter on tenor, James Williams on piano, and Valery Ponomarev on trumpet – all grooving with Art in a style that steps nicely from the soulful Prestige Records years, when Blakey was leading the group with Woody Shaw and Carter Jefferson. Tracks are nearly all originals – loping and grooving with a soulful finish that's really wonderful, showing off equal parts of writing from nearly all corners of the group. The album's awash in soulful joy and love, and titles include "Reflections In Blue", "ETA", "Mishima", "Say Dr J", and "Stretching". CD

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✨✧ Arthur BlytheLenox Avenue Breakdown/In The Tradition/Illusions/Blythe Spirit ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Four great albums from reedman Arthur Blythe – all together in one collection! First up is Lenox Avenue Breakdown – a stunning Columbia Records debut from Blythe! At the time of the date, Blythe had already spent years working in the jazz undergrounds on both coasts – developing a searing sound on alto sax that's perfect for the focused structure of this album – almost a tone poem of sorts, offering up a portrait of the Harlem scene that was a key part of Arthur's life at the time. The sounds are sharp, but also have a sense of energy that really holds them together – guiding the players through long readings of well-penned tunes by Blythe that are filled with loads of energy and life! Players include James Newton on flute, James Blood Ulmer on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, Cecil McBee on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Guillermo Franco on percussion – and titles include "Odessa", "Slidin Through", "Down San Diego Way", and "Lenox Avenue Breakdown". In The Tradition is a gem – as the set represents the modern musician taking on a host of older jazz currents, while carving things out with his own special sort of soul! Half the tunes are familiar favorites, the other half originals – and Blythe moves far past his avant roots, to showcase his deep understanding of so many different shades of jazz – blowing alto beautifully throughout, in a very hip quartet that features Stanley Cowell on piano, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Steve McCall on drums! Titles include great takes on "Naima", "Jitterbug Waltz", "Caravan", and "In A Sentimental Mood" – plus the originals "Break Tune" and "Hip Dipper". Illusions is maybe the boldest of Arthur Blythe's albums for Columbia Records – as the set bristles with newly creative energy right from the start, and provides a great showcase for some of the criss-crossings of styles and rhythms that were taking place on the New York scene at the time! The lineup alone announces something special – a cool combination of James Blood Ulmer on guitar, John Hicks on piano, Fred Hopkins on bass, Abdul Wadud on cello, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Steve McCall on drums – working together in some slight variations at times, often with these angular edges that are perfectly sharpened by Arthur's amazing work on alto sax. The music's never too free, but quite outside for a major label at the time – balanced out so that it's never overindulgent at all. Titles include "Bush Baby", "Miss Nancy", "My Son Ra", and "Carespin With Mamie". Blythe Spirit is a set that showcases the never-ending growth and imagination of reedman Arthur Blythe during this fruitful period of his career – and his ability to effortlessly blend together different elements in his music – especially sides of the New York loft jazz scene, and the Chicago-based AACM! The tunes are beautiful – mostly originals, and showing a richer spirituality than even a year before – while still working in that compellingly rhythmic mode that Arthur was hitting during these years – in a lineup that features Blythe on alto, Abdul Wadud on cello, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Steve McCall and Bobby Battle on drums, John Hicks on piano, Amina Claudine Myers on organ, and Fred Hopkins on bass. The mix of electric and acoustic elements is fantastic – very fresh, even all these many years later – and titles include "Misty", "Spirits In The Field", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", "Reverence", and "Contemplation". CD

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✨✧ VariousTurntables On The Caribbean (2 x 7 inch singles) ... 7-inch
Wonderwheel, 2016. New Copy 2 x 7 inch Gatefold (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A sweet take on the Turntables On The Hudson series – presented by Nickodemus with a nice sense of Latin in the mix! The music here all resonates with that new wave of 21st Century club that started to draw in elements from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and other points sunny and south – and the music is by a great selection of artists from the funky underground, some of whom appear on each other's tracks here – which gives a further sort of unified vibe to the music. This double 7" package features four titles – "Rive" by DJ Jigue Y Tumba Francesa La Caridad De Oriente, "Aguacero" by Captain Planet with Chico Mann, "Pale Mal" by Poirier with Fwonte, "La Cuidad De La Eterna Primavera" by Corrado Bucci & Los Corraleros. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Aphex TwinCheetah EP ... CD
Warp, 2016. New Copy ... $7.99 13.99
Richard D James has lost none of his touch over the years – still as stark and ear-grabbing as he was when we heard the first Aphex Twin release – at a level that really lives up to all the faith we've had in his music over the years! This EP is bubbling over with blips, beats, and bassy bottoms that are more than enough to rumble our speakers right off the racks – a few variations on the title "Cheetah" tune, and a few more on "Cirklon" – all in a mode that's partly old school electro, partly that future sound and vision that we love from James. CD

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Aphex TwinCheetah EP ... LP
Warp, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Richard D James has lost none of his touch over the years – still as stark and ear-grabbing as he was when we heard the first Aphex Twin release – at a level that really lives up to all the faith we've had in his music over the years! This EP is bubbling over with blips, beats, and bassy bottoms that are more than enough to rumble our speakers right off the racks – a few variations on the title "Cheetah" tune, and a few more on "Cirklon" – all in a mode that's partly old school electro, partly that future sound and vision that we love from James. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cheetah EP ... CD 7.99

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Brian AugerBack To The Beginning Again – A Brian Auger Anthology Vol 2 ... CD
Freestyle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99
A totally wonderful collection – even better than the first volume, and filled with rare and unusual work from this legendary British keyboardist! The set features loads of gems from Brian's early years – some mod piano rompers and heavy Hammond groovers – showing a very strong tie to the soul jazz sound of the early 60s, which then transforms into some excellent 70s groovers as the set moves in – work that's every bit as tremendous as the tunes that start out the set. Even if you've got some of Auger's albums in your collection, there's way more to discover here – and the set has a brilliant focus on the deepest, most soulful side of his music! Titles include "In & Out", "Love For Sale", "Pavane", "Maiden Voyage", "Black Octopus", "Ella", "Inner City Blues", "Brain Damage", "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend", "Funky Mama", "Moanin", "Straight Ahead", "Work Song", "Poinciana", and "Lament For Miss Baker". Even features notes on the music by Auger himself! CD

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandLove Like This/Was Dog A Doughnut ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
Two great cuts from one of the funkiest steel bands of all time! Bacao Rhythm & Steel served up a great version of "Love Like This" – one that starts with this bumping bassline that's totally wicked, and snapped with a breaking drum – setting up a groove that's almost old school funk before the steel pans come in to the mix! The flipside's got an even heavier break – as the group remake Cat Stevens' famous sample cut "Was Dog A Doughnut" – but as a very funky instrumental! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Archie Bell & The DrellsLet's Groove – The Archie Bell & The Drells Story ... CD
Big Break (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A great great group who never lost their groove – featured here on a set that's the first-ever label-spanning collection of their genius! The set begins with a huge amount of tracks from the Atlantic Records years of Archie Bell & The Drells – records that start with their raw Texas funk groove, then move into the group hitting a Philly soul mode – which they do wonderfully, and continue to expand their sound in a really great way! The second half focuses on their sublime 70s Philly gems for Gamble & Huff – tracks that showed up on the Philadelphia International family of labels, and which had Archie and the group sounding equally great on the modern club dancefloors! There's also some rare material that was recorded in between these stretches for the Glades label – and the 44 track, 2CD set is overflowing with rare gems, well-remembered favorites, and other well-chosen tracks. Titles include "Soul City Walk", "I Love My Baby", "My Balloon's Going Up", "You Never Know What's On A Woman's Mind", "Girls Grow Faster Than Boys", "Old People", "Strategy", "Show Me How To Dance", "Glad You Could Make It (12" disco)", "Go For What You Know", "Showdown", "Dog Eat Dog", "A Soldier's Prayer 1967", "Do The Choo Choo", "Girl You're Too Young", "Don't Let The Music Slip Away", "Wrap It Up", "Deal With Him", "Archie's In Love", "Ain't Nothing For A Man In Love", "I've Been Missing You", and "Nothing Comes Easy". CD

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Elmer BernsteinSons Of Katie Elder (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/La La Land, 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
A great 60s western with Dean Martin in the lead next to John Wayne – given a soundtrack by Bernstein that showcases some of the lighter elements that Martin brings to his performance – not comedic, but a nice balance to the usual John Wayne modes! This expanded version of the soundtrack goes way past the original album – to showcase the full color and range of Bernstein's score – balancing darker moments with more optimistic styles, all in that tonal richness that made him one of the most compelling American film composers of the 60s! The CD features 27 core songs from the film – plus 6 more bonus tracks that include some demo and alternate tracks too. Titles include "Hastings Manufactory", "Katie's Graveside Burial", "Mary's Visit", "The Sons Of Katie Elder", "Sheriff Ambushed", "Strange Procession", and "Dangerous Quarry". CD
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Willie BoboBobo's Beat ... CD
Roulette, 1962. Used ... $9.99
An obscure album by Willie Bobo – and a great one too! The session predates Willie's more famous work on Verve, and it catches the percussionist as he's coming off of some very successful years in the Cal Tjader band – a place where he really picked up a flair for jazzy and lyrical grooves. There's a fair bit of bossa nova influence on the set, but it's handled in a really unique way – as Willie's group blends together organ and piano, plus some sax and flute from a young Joe Farrell – making for a sound that's partly in the New York Latin mode, and partly in the more open and breezy styles of Willie's west coast roots. A great little album, with a really wonderful feel – and titles include "O Barquinho", "Let Your Hair Down Blues", "Capers", "Bossa Nova In Blue", and "Naked City Theme". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Trinidad" and "Timbale Groove". CD
Also available Bobo's Beat ... CD 13.99

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Willie BoboBobo's Beat ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
An obscure album by Willie Bobo – and a great one too! The session predates Willie's more famous work on Verve, and it catches the percussionist as he's coming off of some very successful years in the Cal Tjader band – a place where he really picked up a flair for jazzy and lyrical grooves. There's a fair bit of bossa nova influence on the set, but it's handled in a really unique way – as Willie's group blends together organ and piano, plus some sax and flute from a young Joe Farrell – making for a sound that's partly in the New York Latin mode, and partly in the more open and breezy styles of Willie's west coast roots. A great little album, with a really wonderful feel – and titles include "O Barquinho", "Let Your Hair Down Blues", "Capers", "Bossa Nova In Blue", and "Naked City Theme". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Trinidad" and "Timbale Groove". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Bobo's Beat ... CD 9.99

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Brother AliAll The Beauty In This Whole Life (splatter colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 28.98
Soulful, personal, spirtually-resonant material from Brother Ali – still one of the most distinctive, strongest voices in independent hip hop after all these years – with perfectly-suited production by Ant. Includes "Pen To Paper" with Amir Sulaiman, "Own Light (What Hearts Are For)", "Special Effects" with Dem Atlas, "Can't Take That Away", "Dear Black Son", "We Got This" feat Sa-Roc, "Tremble", "The Bitten Apple" with Idris Philips, "Out Of Here", "All The Beauty In This Whole Life" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Translucent three color splattered vinyl – plus download!)

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Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... CD
Motown, 2010. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most dizzyingly creative in Badu's career! We're reluctant to call Return Of The The Ankh a lighter listen than its predecessor, but, it's a less dense and outwardly experimental batch in the sonic realm – the emotionalism and the head nodding warmth is at the forefront, yet she's as uncompromising and real as ever. The sound is still innovative, unique and her own on all fronts, but the songs chosen for Part Two are ones you want to approach and embrace from the opening seconds – there's not as much of a tripped out overall vibe and you don't need to acclimate from a distance – these songs pull you right in! Includes collaborations with James Poyser, Shafiq Husayn, Ta'Raach, Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Includes "20 Feet Tall", "Window Seat", "Agitation", "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)", "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long", "Love", "Out My Mind, Just In Time" and more. CD

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Gary BartzLibra/Another Earth ... CD
Milestone, 1967/1968. Used ... $10.99
Early soul jazz brilliance from a young Gary Bartz – music that pre-dates his Ntu Troup, and his work with Larry Mizell! Libra is fantastic early work from Gary – and probably his rarest record ever! The album was cut at a time when the young Bartz was first coming to prominence in the hip late 60s soul jazz group of Max Roach – and Bartz's playing at the time is a perfect model of mid-Coltrane searching with some of the tighter sides of soul jazz that were being forged at labels like Blue Note by players like Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan. The record's a masterpiece of youthful soulful energy – and the group includes Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, Albert Dailey on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums, all players who are perfectly matched to fit Bartz's stridently creative vision. His solos on alto are impeccable – some of the most meaningful we've ever heard on the instrument from the time – and the album's a great one all the way through! Titles include "Air & Fire", "Eastern Blues", "Libra", "Freedom Of The Day", and "Cabin In The Sky". Another Earth is amazing too – one of the first that Gary Bartz ever cut – done during a time when he'd been working with Max Roach and a super-hip group of younger soul jazz players who would go onto shape the sound of the 70s. Bartz leads a group that includes Stanley Cowell, Freddy Waits, Charles Tolliver, Pharoah Sanders, and Reggie Workman – and the music sounds like it was lifted from one of the best albums on Strata East from the 70s. There's no funk, no vocals, no weird rhythms – just pure spiritual jazz, played to perfection, and filled with a creative vitality that most of the players had lost a few years later. Tracks include the album-side "Another Earth", plus "Dark Nebula", "UFO", and "Perihelion & Aphelion". Note: CD omits the track "Disjunction" from Libra – due to space restrictions. CD

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Braen's MachineQuarta Pagina (plus bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $21.99
Stunning sound library material from Braen's Machine – one of the coolest, grooviest, and most obscure acts that were part of this underground Italian scene in the 70s! Quarta Pagina follows into even more trippier territory than the group's famous Underground album – a wild blend of psychedelic elements with hip soundtrack styles – the kinds of aspects that Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni brought to the group, but with an even weirder feel. Track are all nice and compact – no overindulgent jams, but there's still a wonderful range of sounds in the short tunes – and most numbers are vocals, filled with guitars, keyboards, and loads of odd elements – but there also seems to be an Edda Dell'Orso-like singer in a few spots too. Titles include "Frode", "Addescamento", "Rimorso", "Il Covo", "La Vittima", and "Nel Penitenziario". LP, Vinyl record album

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African Head ChargeDrastic Season (with bonus download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.98
A record so cool, it's practically a genre unto itself – and a set that's a key part of the On-U Sound approach of the 80s! The group draw initial influence from 70s Jamaican dub, but never hold to just the roots of that music – and instead explode into a huge range of odd sounds and styles that really mark their role in the UK post-punk scene of the time. There's loads of odd noise, weird effects, and plenty more going on here – interacting with rootsy percussion, keyboards, and plenty of heavy basslines – on titles that include "Timbuktu Express", "I Want Water", "Bazaar", "African Hedge Hog", "Depth Charge", "Fruit Market", "Snake In The Hole", and "Many Generations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Gene AmmonsFunky ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $6.99
One of Ammons' classic blowing sessions for Prestige, with an all-star lineup that includes Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Mal Waldron, and Kenny Burrell. The group plays together on 4 long tracks, and in a tight hardbop vein, with long soulful solos from every player. Titles include "Pint Size", "King Size", and "Funky". CD

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
Ashford & Simpson don't need to ask at this point – their in full 70s soul stride here, and it's not good, it's great! By this point in the late 70s, Nick and Valerie are firmly holding the foreground as artists in their own right after many years of acting as songwriters for other soul and R&B hitmakers – writing, singing, and producing their own work in a now-established tradition of sophisticated soul and uptempo grooves! What they had not done to this point was produce a number of big hits for themselves, and that tide started to turn this this excellent album that's among their best ever! Includes a number of singles that would help them begin to break through to later huge chart success, which was by now richly earned. Titles include "Is It Good To You", "Ain't It A Shame", "It Seems To Hang On", "Flashback", "The Debt Is Settled", and "Get Up And Do Something". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing inner sleeve. Cover has a creased corner & a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bad BrainsBad Brains (with download) ... LP
Roir, 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal record from one of the most important hardcore bands to walk the earth – and DC underground classic that hit the scene like a lightning bolt to the White House – that cover art speaks the truth! Bad Brains (the album) was originally issued on the then cassette-only ROIR label – -this version restores the iconic original cover art and features 15 tracks: Titles include "Sail On", "Don't Need It", "Attitude", "The Regulator", "Banned In DC", "Jah Calling", "Supertouch/Shitfit", "Leaving Babylon", "Fearless Vampire Killers", "I", "Big Take Over", "Pay To Cum", "Right Brigade", "I Luv I Jah" and "Intro". LP, Vinyl record album

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Band Without A Name, Sidewalk Sounds, & OthersThunder Alley ... LP
Sidewalk, 1967. Sealed ... $14.99
A wild little soundtrack that's equal parts biker and hot rod – a great rocking rarity that really bridges two sub-genres of rockish sounds in the 60s! The set's one of Mike Curb's great soundtracks for AIP – and like some of the others, it features a set of lesser-known talents coming together in a batch of tracks that works equally well as a rock album or a soundtrack! Some cuts have vocals, other feature fuzzy guitars riffing away instrumentally – a bit more surf/hot rod than psych, but still nice and trippy at times – and the lineup features the great "Theme From Thunder Alley" by Band Without A Name –plus "Pete's Orgy" and "Mud Fight" by The Sidewalk Sounds, "Calahan's Theme" by The Lorraine Singers, "When You Get What You Want" by Annette, and "Riot In Thunder Alley" by Eddie Beram – which is an excellent drum and sitar track that is worth the price of the album alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front and cracked seams. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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