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✨✧ Ton ArtZu ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Berio/DenissowWorks For Voice & Chamber Ensemble – Ensemble Fur Neue Musik Zurich ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Morton Feldman/Ives EnsemblePiano & String Quartet ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1998. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print. Back cover of digipack has some peeled paper.)

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Franz KoglmannCantos I – IV ... CD
Hat Art (Austria), 1993. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Franz KoglmannOrte Der Geometrie ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1990. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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James TenneyBridge & Flocking ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1996. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steve LacyRemains ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steve Lacy & Roswell RuddSchool Days ... CD
Emanem/Hat Art (Switzerland), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from Steve Lacy – a set that was recorded in the early 60s, but not issued until the mid 70s – when it quickly became one of THE key records for understanding Lacy's sound and style! The set's based on the work of Thelonious Monk – and like Lacy's early Prestige album, Reflections, it features these wonderful angular extrapolations on Monk's modern ideals – really taken to the next level, and in a way that's even more far-reaching than Lacy's previous recordings of Monk. The group here is a key part of the album's strength – with Lacy on soprano sax, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dennis Charles on drums – and titles include "Bye Ya", "Monk's Mood", "Brilliant Corners", and "Skippy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marianne Schroeder & Teodoro AnzellottiErnstalbrecht Stiebler Im Klang ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1998. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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Ed AskewImperfiction ... LP
Galactic Zoo Disk/Drag City, 1981. Very Good ... $6.99
Murky folk music made with a portable 2 track cassette recorder, a mic, a kit harpsichord, an acoustic guitar by one heck of a dizzyingly creative figure! It's both strange and effective, with one memorable tune after another. The songs are ones that Askew wrote in the preceding handful of years, ones he knew pretty deep down by this point but were never before recorded, and it's the kind of crackling low fi effort that's a major precurssor to indie folk to come – whether the late comers ever heard of Askew or not! Includes "Boy With A Hat", "Hitchhiking", "Deep Water", "At Home In The Factory", "Tom", "House Of Embers", "Art And Life", "Buddha Smiles" and "This Is The End". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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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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✨✧ Ray ManzarekWhole Thing Started With Rock & Roll Now It's Out Of Control ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Given where Ray Manzarek's career was going in the years after the breakup of The Doors, it's hard to say the whole thing's "out of control" – but we will admit that the album's a really compelling one, with some great moments that make us tip our hat to Mr M! There's a really varied feel to the set here – but the best moments have Manzarek bringing in a strong bit of jazz – showing off the keyboard talents first honed on 60s hits, but stretching out with some hipper grooves. Guests include John Klemmer, who plays a great solo on one track, plus Joe Walsh, Flo & Eddie, and even a young Patti Smith – featured as "poetess" in the credits! Titles include the funky "Begin The World Again", the searching jazzy number "Whirling Dervish", and the tunes "I Wake Up Screaming", "Art Deco Fandango", and "Bicentennial Blues". And honestly, there's kind of an artsy playfulness here that's years beyond The Doors, and which almost prefaces some of the more experimental New York work in later years. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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John Williams/Henry ManciniPenelope/Bachelor In Paradise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1961/1966. Used 2CD ... $22.99
2 fab fab soundtracks – both from swinging 60s sex comedies, and presented here with a huge amount of extra bonus tracks! Penelope is a really groovy soundtrack from Johnny Williams – scored for a goofy heist film starring Natalie Wood, and featuring a wonderful blend of jazzy, bossa, and harmony-styled tunes! The whole thing's extremely lively – and although Williams is working with a larger orchestra on most of the record, there's also some bouncing electric bass on the bottom of most cuts – and nice use of jazzy solo instruments. The title theme "Penelope" is sung in a sunshine harmony mode by The Pennypipers, a group assembled for the record – and other tracks include "Poolside", "The Girl In The Yellow Dress", "Girl Chase", "The Mad Professor", "Penny's Arcade", and "At The Art Museum". Bachelor In Paradise is an even more obscure recording – penned by Henry Mancini for an early 60s Bob Hope comedy, and done with a range of jazzy styles that's every bit in the best Mancini mode – but which also opens up to some of the modder, more swinging modes of the time! The whole thing's wonderfully jazzy – done with a rich, full sound that's great – emotive at times, but always light and playful, and ready to break out into a groovy tune at the drop of a hat! Titles include "Welcome", "Main Title", "Drum Effects/Bachelor In Paradise", "Try It Tonight", and "Top Shelf". Plus, Penelope is presented here with both 18 tracks from the film, plus the 12 that were on the album – plus 6 more bonus cuts too! And Bachelor is featured with 17 tracks from the movie, plus 10 more bonus tracks! The 2CD set features 63 tracks in all – along with amazing notes and images! CD
(Limited to 3,000 copies.)

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✨✧ Joe McPhee & Raymond BoniLive From The Magic City ... CD
Trost (Austria), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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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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Aphex TwinCheetah EP ... CD
Warp, 2016. Used ... $6.99
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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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandLove Like This/Was Dog A Doughnut ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $2.99 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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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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Archie Bell & The DrellsLet's Groove – The Archie Bell & The Drells Story ... CD
Big Break (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
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/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!)

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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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Oscar Brown Jr.Sin & Soul ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $3.99
Trend-setting vocal work from Oscar Brown Jr – one of the hippest singers of his generation, and a vocalist who really took things to the next level in the 60s! Brown's got a sound that's partially influenced by the vocalese of Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks, and other singers of the 50s – but his groove here is also a bit more fluid and lyrical too – thanks to some great lyrics penned by Oscar, some of which went on to become classics over the years. Like his predecessors, many of the tunes chosen by Brown got their start as jazz instrumentals, but sparkle anew here with fresh lyrics that really liven them up a lot – tales of sin and soul and a lot more, often delivered with a good sense of wit. Titles include great vocal versions of "Dat Dere", "Work Song", and "Afro-Blue", plus some of his great original compositions, like "Brown Baby", "But I Was Cool", and "Rags and Old Iron". The arrangements are great, with a nice jazzy sound – and the group includes the excellent Floyd Morris on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing. Cover has some wear & splitting.)

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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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Arthur BlytheElaborations/Light Blue/Put Sunshine In It ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of 80s albums from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – brought together in a 2CD set! First up is Elaborations – a beautiful moment in which the loft jazz generation really got a chance to shine in the mainstream – and mostly without any sense of overdone attempts at commercialization! The album's a great summation of all the ideas that reedman Arthur Blythe was cooking up in the 70s underground – performed here with a hip group that includes Blythe on alto, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Abdul Wadud on cello, Bobby Battle on drums, Bob Stewart on tuba, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Mohammad Abdullah on congas – some of them players who you might never have expected to be recording for Columbia Records! And yet the setting of the record doesn't interfere with their creativity at all – and instead, really seems to give Blythe and the group the sort of focus that only makes their ideas even better – on titles that include "Elaborations", "Metamorphosis", "Sister Daisy", "Shadows", and "The Lower Nile". Light Blue is a wonderful record from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – a set that features his group working through a number of tunes by Thelonious Monk – but with very different arrangements and instrumentation that change things up completely! The set came at a time when Monk was receiving a lot of new attention in the world of jazz, and at a time when Arthur's star had risen too – and the meeting of forces is wonderful – as Blythe brings all sorts of new rhythms and tonal combinations to play with familiar tunes that really transform in the process. The group is a familiar one for Blythe – and features Abdul Wadud on cello, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Bobby Battle on drums! And while you might scratch your head at the tuba, the instrument is often used in ways that might follow older bassline styles – but with a quality that bridges the alto and cello in a great way. Titles include "Nutty", "Coming On The Hudson", "Light Blue", "Epistrophy", and "We See". Put Sunshine In It is a record that really seems to live up to its title – as the sound here is maybe a little bit sunnier than on some of Arthur Blythe's previous albums! The record features heavy contributions from Todd Cochran – aka Bayete – who plays keyboards on most numbers, and introduces more of an electric vibe to the album than previous Blythe outings. The style isn't entirely fusion, but it's definitely warm and sunny – and Arthur responds as such with his solo work – a tight tighter and less edgey, but still nicely soulful. The album features a nice remake of the tune "Sentimental Walk" – from the movie Diva – plus the tracks "Uptown Strut", "Silhouette", "Put Sunshine In It", and "Tumalalumah". 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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Gene AmmonsJammin With Gene – Hi Fi Jam Session ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
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
(OJC pressing. Cover has a light stain at the top.)

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ArianArian ... LP
Favorite (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Arian's perm on the cover gives you a hint of how the set might sound – and the whole thing is maybe even better than you might think! The album's an unusual soul set from early 80s Yugoslavia – with vocals that are partly in English, and a sound that's heavy on the same kind of keyboards and basslines that you'd hear coming from the New York scene – on tunes that include some numbers penned by Hubert Eaves and Bobby Caldwell – and sung by Arian with a blue-eyed soul approach – in vocals that are maybe not as strong as his American contemporaries, but which more than make up for their lack with an overall sense of groove. Titles include "Your Love Makes Me A Winner", "Sure It's Funky", "Still Together", "Novi Susret", "Can't Say Goodbye", and "Lutas Velikim Gradom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Special 2 x 45rpm version – with great sound!)

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Chet BakerPicture Of Heath ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- ... $149.99
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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Band Without A Name, Sidewalk Sounds, & OthersThunder Alley ... LP
Sidewalk, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $6.99
An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best players, like Al Grey, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – as well as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, an artist who wasn't credited on the session at he time. Arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and George Williams – and titles include "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "007", "Girl Trouble", and "Goldfinger". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasySerious Fun ... LP
DIW (Japan), 1989. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of our favorite albums from Lester Bowie's big solo run of the 80s – and a set that has some of the more dynamic energy of his Brass Fantasy group, but maybe also a bit more depth as well! The album's part of a handful that the Art Ensemble Of Chicago did with the DIW label at the time – and the AEOC production maybe gives the record a slightly more serious sound – even though the group still take on material from James Brown, Sade, and EU! Yet there's also two Billie Holiday tributes that are surprisingly powerful, and a stunning version of Roland Kirk's "The Inflated Tear" – with a strong trombone solo from Steve Turre, who worked with Kirk in later years, and always championed his work. The lineup features Bowie, Stanton Davis, EJ Allen, and Gerald Brezel on trumpets; Turre and Frank Lacy on trombones; Vincent Chancey on French horn; and Bob Stewart on tuba – plus drums and percussion from Don Moye, Ken Cruchfield, and Vinnie Johnson. Titles include "Inflated Tear", "Smooth Operator", "Strange Fruit", "Don't Worry Be Happy", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "Da Butt". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear red vinyl pessing, with obi and insert.)

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ArtisticsWhat Happened ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A stunning early set from The Artistics – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were one of the best Chicago soul groups at the end of the 60s! The harmonies are wonderful – smooth, but with a rough undercurrent too – balanced at a level that few groups could touch at the time, save maybe The Four Tops! Yet the style's way different than Motown, too – very much in that loping Brunswick soul style of the time, which means there's all these great grooves that really keep things going – even at mellower moments. Eugene Record produced and wrote most of the tracks – and titles include "What Happened", "Walking Tall", "With These Hands", "Why Did She Have To Leave Me", "When I'm Not Around", "Yesterday's Girl", and "Price Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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