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Art BlakeyChicago Jazz Festival 1987 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1987. Used 2CD ... $13.99
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

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✨✧ Christy DoranIn The Corner Of The Eye ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2016. Used ... $11.99
Christy Doran's way more than a conventional guitarist on this set of recordings from the start of the 90s – playing in these fastly fluid ways, and often using a bit of delay as well – but to create even more sonic intensity for his work on the strings! Unlike some of his generation – who might use delay to lay back and just spin out long notes in space, Doran works here to almost enforce his attack even more – especially on the acoustic guitar passages, which have a very individual vibe, even when solo. Other musicians join in from time to time – Ray Anderson on trombone on "The Warm Up", Marty Erlich on clarinet and tenor on "Celtic Ballad" and "Beyond Words", Urs Leimgruber on soprano sax on "Spirale", and Hank Roberts on cello on "Seven Shadows" and "Lou Yuri". Other titles are solo – and include "She Moved Through The Fair" and "Solomutation". CD

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Jackson Harrison TrioSintering ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2013. Used ... $11.99
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

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✨✧ HisadaPrognostication – Ensemble For Neue Musik Zurich ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2006. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ Ives EnsembleRichard Rijnvos – Block Beuys ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2004. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marianne Schroeder & Teodoro AnzellottiErnstalbrecht Stiebler Im Klang ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1998. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
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James TenneyBridge & Flocking ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1996. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Georg Graewe/Ernst Reijseger/Gerry HemingwaySonic Fiction ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's "sonic fiction", not "science fiction" – but the sound here draws a great deal from that confusion of terms – as the blend of elements in the set often has a stark, almost academic nature – a sound that's as cerebral as it is experimental – and quite different from a more organic set of free improvisations! The trio here features Georg Graewe on piano, Ernst Reijseger on cello, and Gerry Hemmingway on drums – and the work was all recorded live at a museum in Germany at the end of the 80s – a setting that may have had something of an influence on the sound. Titles include "Alien Corn" in three parts – plus "Aspects Of Somnambulism/Demure Scuttle", "Fangled Talk", "Masting", and "Fibulation". CD
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✨✧ Gerry HemingwayDown To The Wire ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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
(Out of print, case has a slight cut corner & promotional stick on rear.)
 
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Eddie Lockjaw DavisGoin To The Meeting (Misty/Goin To The Meeting) ... CD
Prestige, 1960/1962. Used ... $18.99
Classic 60s soul jazz from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – more than an album's worth of materal on a single CD! First up is part of the album Misty – great work from the famous team that featured Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor and Shirley Scott on organ – recorded here in the mellow, open-ended setting of Prestige Records' Moodsville label – a perfect setting for the late nite stylings of the pair! There's a slight more groove to this session than some of the other Moodsville date – thanks to the presence of Ray Barretto in the group on congas –a longside the bass of George Duvivier and drums of Arthur Edgehill. CD also adds in the track "From This Moment On". Goin To The Meetin is a great one – and one of the rarest Prestige dates from Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album features a unique group that includes Horace Parlan on piano – in place of the organ that had graced many of Davis' earlier Prestige records – with added groovy energy from Buddy Catlett on bass, Art Taylor on drums, and Willie Bobo on congas – all players who seem to give Davis an even sharper edge than before – not entirely the modern tones of his pairings with Johnny Griffin, but a bit less sleepy than in the company of a Hammond. The congas really kick things up nicely – and there's an undercurrent of fire that almost recalls some of the best Blue Note dates of this nature from the time. Titles include "Little Cougar", "Yes Yes", "Pass The Hat", "Goin To Meetin", and "Oh Babee". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy Giuffre/Paul Bley/Steve SwallowBremen/Stuttgart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hat Hut/Emanem (UK), 1961. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.99
A beautiful live counterpart to Jimmy Giuffre's crucial Verve recordings Fusion and Thesis – performed here with a similar trio that includes Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on bass – really expanding upon ideas of jazz expression that Giuffre first put forth in his late 50s trio! Giuffre's at the height of his power, and playing with these two young modernists, his trio manages to build these incredible sound shapes out of fragile clarinet, piano, and bass lines – simple elements, but used here in ways that are really revolutionary – and very strongly a precursor to work to come from Bley and Swallow. The music is even more far-reaching than Jimmy's late 50s trio sides for Atlantic and Verve – and this live performance is wonderfully recorded, and really opens up a big chapter of this less-recorded side of his career. This huge package features material that was originally issued on two different Hat Art CDs, plus unreleased tracks from the Bremen session, and even two rare Verve titles that were not issued by ECM on their release of Fusion and Thesis. 26 tracks in all – including "Flight", "Venture", "Whirrrr", "Jesus Maria", "That's True That's True", "Cry Want", "Suite For Germany", "Sonic", "Trudgin", and "Compassion For PB". CD

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✨✧ Third Coast Ensemble (Rob Mazurek)Wrecks ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
An incredible feather in the already-large hat of Rob Mazurek – work that more than lives up to some of his boldest visions on previous recordings, but does so in a completely new direction! The album features a set of larger-form compositions all put together by Rob – in ways that show a remarkable ear for mature colors and concepts – handled by players who are both from the third coast of the Chicago scene, and from Brest in France – where all the music here came together! Even if you already know and love Mazurek's other music, there's something very different and special here – as Rob's cornet and direction shape the sound of a lineup that features incredible performances from Nicole Mitchell on flutes, Christiphe Rocher on clarinets, Jeff Parker on guitar, Lou Malozzi on electronics, Steve Berry on trombone, Christofer Bjurstrom on piano, Philippe Champion on trumpet, Tomeka Reid on cello, Nicolas Peoc'H on alto and soprano sax, Irvin Pierce on tenor, and Avreeayl Ra on drums. There's also some beautiful texts penned by Alexandre Pierrepont and background voice from Yannick Leblay – and while the idea of such trans-Atlantic avant jazz collaboration is nothing new, there's a very special, very unique quality to this set – almost as if the players had been working together for many years to realize Rob's vision. Titles include "Under The Hearts Snow", "The Game Circle", "Wild Gale", "On The Trapeze Of Minds Ferns", "Cobalt Of Chance", "This Is The Atoll", and "Drinkable Gold With Shadows' Liquor". CD

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✨✧ Paul Bley, Franz Koglmann, Gary PeacockAnnette ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Paul Bley returns to important territory from earlier years – the compositions of Annette Peacock, which often offered up some of his best musical moments during the 70s! The format here is different than the ECM years, though – a bit edgier, in that the piano of Bley and bass of Gary Peacock is mixed with trumpet and flugelhorn lines from Franz Koglmann, who not only really gives the set an expressive depth, but also ties the Bley/Peacock mode to a later strand of European improvisation. In fact, the record's almost a sonic shift in time – representing the newer era of avant recording by Hat Art, and instantly displaying its contrast with the earlier ECM aesthetic that brought Bley to many ears. Peacock's original tune structures provide a lot of familiar signposts along the way – even though the paths taken are quite different! Titles include "Both", "Mister Joy", "Touching", "Miracles", "Albert's Love Theme", "Cartoon", "Annette", and "Kid Dynamite". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Czeslaw BartkowskiDrums Dream ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
A drum-heavy set from Polish percussionist Czeslaw Bartkowski – mostly solo on most tracks, but with occasional accompaniment on trumpet, electric piano, and soprano sax on a few of the fuller numbers – plus some great funky big band arrangements at the end! The sound is often spare and moody, but also melodic – similar to some of Max Roach's solo percussion efforts – in that Bartkowski isn't too concerned with going too far out, or getting too free – just working drums and percussion within new modes in jazz! The last few tracks on the album flesh out the sound with fuller orchestrations from Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski – in a way that's almost funky at times – and other players on the record include Tomasz Szukalski, Tomasz Stanko, and Adam Makowicz. Titles include "Drums Dream", "FAO", "Druga Swobodna Etiuda", "Rozmowa Ze Sliwka Bez Pestek", "Good Times Bad Times", and "Lullaby For Tiny Chinamen". CD

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Czeslaw BartkowskiDrums Dream ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
A drum-heavy set from Polish percussionist Czeslaw Bartkowski – mostly solo on most tracks, but with occasional accompaniment on trumpet, electric piano, and soprano sax on a few of the fuller numbers – plus some great funky big band arrangements at the end! The sound is often spare and moody, but also melodic – similar to some of Max Roach's solo percussion efforts – in that Bartkowski isn't too concerned with going too far out, or getting too free – just working drums and percussion within new modes in jazz! The last few tracks on the album flesh out the sound with fuller orchestrations from Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski – in a way that's almost funky at times – and other players on the record include Tomasz Szukalski, Tomasz Stanko, and Adam Makowicz. Titles include "Drums Dream", "FAO", "Druga Swobodna Etiuda", "Rozmowa Ze Sliwka Bez Pestek", "Good Times Bad Times", and "Lullaby For Tiny Chinamen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny Carter with Ben Webster & Barney BigardBenny, Ben, & Barney – BBB & Co ... CD
Swingville/Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $11.99
A great example of why the Swingville label was such a great idea – a perfect setting for older players to have a chance to relax in the studio and really do their thing – hitting the sort of notes they might reach in a late-nite set at a club, without all the pressures to try for a crossover hit or short takes on overdone standards! The tracks here are all quite long – surpassing even Verve material of this nature – and Carter plays both alto and trumpet, Webster his classic tenor, and Bigard clarinet – in a group that also includes Shorty Sherock on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Dave Barbour on guitar. Rhythm's from Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Mel Lewis on drums – so that part of the equation is rock-solid too – and titles include "Opening Blues", "Lula", "When Lights Are Low", and "You Can't Tell The Difference When The Sun Goes Down Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave BaileyBash! (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Jazztime/Craftman (Japan), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... About January 20, 2018
Rare material from Dave Bailey – a set that's filled with fire, soul, and imagination – recorded as part of the drummer's amazing (and amazingly short) early 60s run as a leader! The date smokes with the same sort of energy as Dave's great "Gutter" albums for Epic – a groove that's part Blue Note, part Prestige, and carried off with so much precision, we wonder why Bailey never recorded more as a leader. Players are all wonderful – Kenny Dorham's on trumpet, Curtis Fuller's on trombone, Frank Haynes is on tenor, and Tommy Flanagan's on piano. Ben Tucker provides excellent basswork, and proves that him and Bailey were one of the best hardbop rhythm teams ever! Cuts include "Grand Street", "Osmosis", "Soul Support", and "An Oscar For Oscar". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Banda Black Rio/MieleMiss Cheryl/Melo Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight inst) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Two killer slices of Brazilian funk! The instrumental "Miss Cheryl" is one of the trademark tunes of Banda Black Rio – a cut with these sharp, jazzy changes that are completely amazing – and which easily have BBR rivaling the sound of Earth Wind & Fire at their best! The flipside is a very cool remake of "Rapper's Delight" – one that starts out in familiar territory on the start, but then has a jazzier piano line instead of the vocal, and a wicked guitar solo in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Otis Brown & The DelightsI've Got Another/Southside Chicago ... 7-inch
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A really moody cut from Chicago's Otis Brown – a groove that starts out slow, with a bit of conga in the mix – at a tempo that's somewhere in the speed of "Elephant Walk"! Otis Brown sings lead vocals, and gets some mellow backup from the rest of the Delights – and the whole crew pick the pace up a bit more on "Southside Chicago", a wonderful 60s soul stepper whose subject matter is very near and dear to our hearts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tom BrowneBrother Brother – The GRP/Arista Collection ... CD
GRP/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Soaring sounds from trumpeter Tom Browne – a younger player who really took the torch, and opened up a new path forward from early 70s electric funk experiments by artists like Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard! With work on this set, Browne is clearly the heir apparent to the CTI sound of Hubbard, or the Larry Mizell work at Blue Note by Byrd – and finds a perfect space between jazz and soul throughout – using his horn on grooves that start out in familiar jazz funk and fusion modes, then move into some great 80s groove and old school styles too. 2CD set features 29 tracks in all – including a few mixes from singles – and titles include "Magic (12" mix)", "Throw Down", "Funkin For Jamaica", "I Never Was A Cowboy", "Brother Brother", "Her Silent Smile", "Cruisin", "Rockin Radio", "Mr Business", "Brighter Tomorrow", "Charisma", "Bye Gones (ext rmx)", "Can't Give It Away", "My Latin Sky", "A Message", "Hit Man", "Secret Fantasy (ext)", "Fungi Mama/Bebopafunkadiscolypso", "Midnight Interlude", "Angeline", and "Tighs High". CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBuhaina ... LP
Prestige (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
An amazing album that has Art Blakey completely reinventing himself for the 70s! Blakey shifts from straight hardbop to kind of a modal soul jazz groove, touched with some of the electric playing of the younger jazz generation, but not enough to qualify as fusion or funk. Instead, he's working with some great younger players – like Carter Jefferson, Woody Shaw, and Michael Howell – hitting a groove that reminds us of some of the best underground soul jazz on labels like Muse or Strata East. Includes the amazing long groovers "Mission Eternal" and "Chant For Bu", a famous Tribe Called Quest sample – plus new electric piano versions of "Moanin" and "Along Came Betty", both of which feature vocals by Jon Hendricks. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTokyo Record Sanpo (Tokyo Record Walk) – Koi No Yamanotesen (Love On The Yamanotesen) ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool collection of vintage pop from Japan – material from a time when Tokyo was finally coming back into its own after the postwar years – and starting to become a source of incredibly groovy music! The tunes here are kind of like the playful pop that you'd hear coming from a jukebox in a Japanese detective film – like one of those Nikkatsu classics from the 60s – with modes that are partly Western pop of the time, partly inflected by more exotic instrumentation – and sung throughout in Japanese. We'll be honest when we say that we can't tell you a thing about the contents of the CD – because the track notes are completely in Japanese – but we can say that the set features 20 tracks in all, all featured with images of the rare singles on the CD tray, which serves as a nice counterpart to the image on the front. CD

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Gene AmmonsJammin With Gene – Vol 2 Of The Gene Ammons Jam Sessions ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an all-star cast that includes Art Farmer and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Jackie McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All the horn players are given free reign to solo – and as most of the tracks go on and on and on, they really get room to open up, blowing with the kind of competitive creativity you'd hear in a live set at the same time. Includes three long tracks: "Not Really The Blues", "Jammin With Gene", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsNot Really The Blues ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $8.99
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an all-star cast that includes Art Farmer and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Jackie McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All the horn players are given free reign to solo – and as most of the tracks go on and on and on, they really get room to open up, blowing with the kind of competitive creativity you'd hear in a live set at the same time. Includes three long tracks: "Not Really The Blues", "Jammin With Gene", and "We'll Be Together Again". Also issued under the title Jammin With Gene. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bad BrainsBad Brains (with download) ... LP
Roir, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
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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Chet BakerPicture Of Heath ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- ... $79.99
That's "Heath", not "health" – as you might think the title's misspelled – as in Jimmy Heath, who arranged most of the numbers on the set! Heath's contribution is a good one too – as it helps Baker create one of his most tightly-wrapped albums of the time, a well-blown session recorded here with a group that includes Art Pepper on alto, Phil Urso on tenor, Carl Perkins on piano, and Lawrence Marable on drums. The presence of Urso is especially appreciated – as his sharper, deeper tone really brings a wider sound to the album than some of Chet's other dates of the time – especially when combined with the excellent sound of Pepper! Titles include "CTA", "For Minors Only", "For Miles & Miles", and "Resonant Emotions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Gato BarbieriChapter One – Latin America ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
We love this record! Although Gato Barbieri has put out a few snoozers in his career, this amazing first chapter of his Latin venture for Impulse is an incredible record throughout – one of the greatest Impulse sessions of the 70s! Gato returns to his native Argentina for the session – and works with a collective of musicians in Buenos Aires to create a sound that's a startling blend of Latin rhythms and post-Coltrane freeness. Barbieri's tone is amazing, and has a rich Pharoah Sanders-ish spirituality to it – soaring out over acoustic percussion and Latin rhythms with an earthy, organic sound that's completely wonderful! Titles include "Encuentros", "India", "Nunca Mas", and the fantastic "To Be Continued". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Maria Bethania, Paulinho DaViola, Sebastiao TapajoNova Bossa Nova ... LP
MPS, 1972. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Groovy set of tracks that's an MPS follow-up to their legendary "bossa nova and folklore" album that was part of the original Jazz Meets the World series in the 60s. This set was recorded at the 1972 Festival Folklore e Bossa Nova Do Brasil, and it features various groupings of Brazilian artists that include Maria Bethania, Paulinho DaViola, Pedro Santos, Sebastiao Tapajos, and Jorge Arena. The players are backed on many tracks by rhythm by the little known Terra Trio, who are pretty much a straight bossa trio with additional percussion. As with the first MPS album of this style, the sound is more bossa filtered through folkloric, than a separation of the two – and the approach makes for a nice sound that adds a bit of edge to the usual bossa approach, by filling the tracks with lots of raw folksy instrumentation. Titles include "Aza Branca", "Num Samba Curto", "Nos E Mar", "Variacones", "Ganga", "madrugada", and "Nao Tem Solucao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – excellent cover and vinyl!)

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Blue MagicMystic Dragons ... LP
Atco, 1976. Very Good ... $6.99
Blue Magic getting a bit bolder than before – adding in some heavier funk that takes them past the mellow moments of their earliest years – yet still serving up some great harmonies in the process! The change is a subtle one – heard on some of the album's more hard-grooving tracks, which also bring in some full arrangements that echo the trippy feel of the cover – yet which still always respect that slight heartbreaking undercurrent of the group's great vocals, thanks to arrangements from Bobby Eli! Just about every moment from Blue Magic is totally great, and this album is no exception – with titles that include "Freak N Stein", "Mother Funk", "To Get Love", "See The Bedroom", "Summer Snow", "Making Love To A Memory", and "Spark Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, a one sheet, and a promo photo! Cover has wear & a promo sticker.)

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good- ... $19.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling energy here that's totally great – dynamic, powerful calls from James at the top of most tunes – and incredibly sharp work on horns and rhythm from the band – cutting grooves and turning lines like no other combo in the business, all with a great mix of deep soul and hard funk! The album features the 7 minute killer version of "Let a Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", plus "World (parts 1 & 2)", "It's A New Day (parts 1 & 2)", "Give It Up or Turn It Loose", "If I Ruled The World", "The Man In The Glass (part 1)", and "I'm Not Demanding (part 1)". A treasure trove of funk and soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has heavy wear, with split top & bottom seams held with clear tape.)

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Donald Byrd QuartetAu Chat Qui Peche 1958 – Featuring Bobby Jaspar ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ... $10.99
Brilliant early live work from Donald Byrd – recorded in a loose style that shows a whole different side of his talents than his studio sessions from the time! If we'd have one complaint about some of Byrd's late 50s work in the US, it's that it's sometimes too tight – and lacks the lyricism and light play of his 60s recordings. That feature is really corrected here, as the tracks on the set are long and laidback – done in an easily-flowing mode that really reflects the freedoms offered to a player like Byrd on the Parisian scene. The core group on the set features Walter Davis on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – augmented by a few guest appearances from Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute. Byrd's horn has a quality that's quite different here – darker, yet also with a beautiful sense of hope – and the group freely explores some beautiful changes on tunes that include "All The Things You Are", "Off Minor", "Down", "Parisian Thoroughfare", and "All This Time". (We will be honest in saying that the way the set was recorded, the piano of Walter Davis is much higher in the mix than the trumpet of Donald Byrd – but perhaps that is also the charm of the recording, and it only emphasizes the different quality in Donald's horn on the set.) CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny CarterAll That Jazz – Live At Princeton ... CD
Music Matters, 1990. Used ... $8.99
Features Benny Carter on alto, Clark Terry on trumpet, Kenny Barron on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSlava – The Art Of Rostropovich (3CD set) ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon, 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful tribute to the genius of Mstislav Rostropovich – one of the greatest cellists of the 20th Century, and a musician who really helped transform the role of the instrument in classical music! This package brings together music from three decades of recording – some of Rostropovich's key moments, in a 3CD set that features extended presentation of the material – which includes Dvorak's Concerto For Cello & Orchestra In B Minor and Tchaikovsky's Variations On A Rococo Theme For Cello & Orchestra – both recorded in 1968 with Herbert Von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. CD2 features a performance of Saint Saens Concerto For Cello & Orchestra No 1 with Grigory Stolyarov conducting the Soviet Symphony Orchestra Of The All-Union Radio, followed by duets with pianist Martha Agerich on Chopin's Sonata For Piano & Cello In G Minor, and duets with Rudolf Serkin on Brahms' Sonata For Piano & Cello No 1 In E Minor. CD 3 features a beautiful performance of Alexander Glazunov's Chant Du Menestral with the Boston Symphony, conducted by Seiji Ozawa, a reading of Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile that has Rostropovich conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, and other works by Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Borodin, Paganini, Popper, and Prokofiev. CD
 
 
 



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