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TomorrowTomorrow ... LP
Import, 1968. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Early British psych from Tomorrow – groovy, trippy stuff with some inventive guitar playing and production, some great harmonies and catchy melodies that put them on par with some of the better remembered acts in the early years of British psychedelia! The group features Keith West, Steve Howe (years before Yes), John "Twink" Alder (who would go on to The Pretty Things and The Pink Fairies). Produced by Mark Wirtz, who also handles the keyboards on the album. Tracks include "My White Bicycle", "Colonel Brown", "Real Life Permanent Dream", Revolution", "Three Jolly Dwarfs", "Hallucinations" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent mono white marble vinyl remaster on Parlophone in a flip-back cover. Cover has a partially unglued bottom flip-back.)
 
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Phillip Boa & The Voodoo ClubThirty Years Of Blank Expression ... LP
Di Di (Greece), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear and an import sticker.)

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Oscar BrandMorality ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has some splitting in the top seam, small sticker on front, and import sticker on back.)

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✨✧ ClashClash ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good- ... $49.99
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and titles include "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "Clash City Rockers", "I Fought The Law", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "White Man In Hammersmith Palais", and "I'm So Bored With The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing with arrow labels, etched matrix ending in A-5/B-5. Cover has some wear and aging, with an unglued top seam and import sticker.)

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Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberg, Georg RiedelJazz At The Pawnshop ... LP
Prophone (Sweden), 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $79.99
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(Original Swedish pressing, with GP 1/3 stamps. Cover has light wear and an import sticker on back.)

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GenesisSelling England By The Pound ... LP
Charisma, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An album we come back to more and more over the years – a bit more subtle than some of the other Gabriel-era Genesis records, but in a good way! Titles include "Aisle Of Plenty", "More Fool Me", "Firth Of Fifth", "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight", "I Know What I Like", "Battle Of Epping Forest", and "The Cinema Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK "small hatter" pressing, including insert. Cover has some ringwear, partially unglued top seam, small initials in pen, and a Jem Import sticker on front.)

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Heaven 17Luxury Gap ... LP
BEF/Virgin (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Heaven 17 soften up their politics a bit with this second album (yet still address class inequality issues with the title!) – but they also manage to replace their Marxist agenda with some groovier, more soul-based tunes – just the kind of material that helped push them out of import obscurity into more of a crossover market in the US! The album's fondly remembered for the electro dancefloor numbers "Temptation", "Come Live With Me", and "Let Me Go" – all of which stand a cut above the work of their predecessors Human League, and show an ability to go past simple electronic pop riffs – even if they are all pretty darn catchy! Other tracks are great too – and the record has a joyous, optimistic quality that's every bit the best side of this scene from the early 80s generation. Titles include "We Live So Fast", "Best Kept Secret", "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry", and "Key To The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Quincy JonesWe Had A Ball ... LP
Philips (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Nice compilation that brings together tight jazzy big band material from Quincy's years at the Mercury label! Most of the cuts on here are pre-bossa, pre-soundtrack – but there's some great uptempo numbers that still prove that Quincy knew how to jam. Titles include "Happy Faces", "Exodus", "Back At The Chicken Shack", "I Had A Ball", "Eesom", "Birth Of The Band", and "Soul Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Import pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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PropagandaSecret Wish ... LP
Island, 1985. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the great lost moments in the career of Trevor Horn – and the only real full album from Propaganda! The group have an approach that has bits of the Art of Noise love of sound texture, and which also seems to borrow a bit from the German electronics of the early 80s – but fuses the groove into a more straightforward Factory Records-ish sort of sound. A few tunes get a bit hokey at times, but there's also some great numbers here that were key crossovers in the later wave of the 80s import invasion to American club – and which played well in the Chicago house scene. Tracks include "Dream Within A Dream", "Murder Of Love", "Jewel", "Del", "P-Machinery", "Sorry For Laughing", "Dr Mabuse", "Chase", "Last Word/Strength To Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and some sticker remnants.)

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Lutz RahnSolo Trip ... LP
Strand (Germany), 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has an import sticker.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisFacets No 1 ... LP
CBS, 1956/1958/1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Import collection of some more obscure Miles moments from the late 50s Columbia years! There's 4 tracks recorded with the orchestra of Michel Legrand – and players that include Coltrane, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Bill Evans: "Jitterbug Waltz", "Round Midnight", "Wild Man Blues", and "Django". 2 tracks from a recording by the Brass Ensemble Of The Jazz & Classical Music Society, one led by John Lewis, the other by Gunther Schuller, are surprisingly wonderful – very much in the mode of Miles' work with Gil Evans, with a similar glistening sound on Miles' trumpet, and warm chromatic washes of sound underneath to provide the perfect soloing vehicle. And there are 4 numbers, a pair each from the Coltrane/Garland incarnation of the quintet, "Sweet Sue" & "Budo", and a transitional sextet from 1962, "Devil May Care" & "Blue Xmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettIn The Light ... LP
ECM, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Beautifully complex work from Keith Jarrett – and one of the 70s albums that really shows his blossoming past jazz into a whole realm of new styles! The album features some works for instrumental ensembles – including a String Quartet and a Brass Quartet – plus a large orchestral piece with flute, and some shorter works with instrumental groups – including one with Ralph Towner on guitar, and another with four cellos and a trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has an import sticker.)
 
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Count BasieBest Of Count Basie ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A really great collection of some of Basie's first important material – 2LPs worth of classics that set the tone for generations to come! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ BeatlesBeatles – 1962 to 1966 ... LP
Apple, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
An important record in the 70s – one that really kept alive the spirit of the pre-Sgt Pepper's Beatles – with a range of fantastic tracks from their first four years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Capitol pressing, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)

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Big Brother & The Holding CompanyCheap Thrills ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is somehow bottled and presented on record as perfectly as ever could be – and even better are the delicate moments that show such an incredible depth! Titles include "Turtle Blues", "Oh Sweet Mary", "Ball & Chain", "Summertime", "Piece Of My Heart", and "I Need A Man To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing.)

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Big Brother & The Holding CompanyCheap Thrills (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Columbia, 1968. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is somehow bottled and presented on record as perfectly as ever could be – and even better are the delicate moments that show such an incredible depth! Titles include "Turtle Blues", "Oh Sweet Mary", "Ball & Chain", "Summertime", "Piece Of My Heart", and "I Need A Man To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #000145.)

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✨✧ Boards of CanadaMusic Has The Right To Children ... LP
Warp (UK), 1998. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
The Warp debut from the Boards of Canada, and only the second full length LP from the duo, though they had issued numerous CDs up to this point in their career. Warm electronics that transcends the IDM tag, and elevates them above the crowded peerage of bedroom laptop wizards. 17 tracks in all, including "Wildlife Analysis", "An Eagle In Your Mind", "The Color Of The Fire", "Telephasic Workshop", "Triangles & Rhombuses", "Sixtyten", "Kaini Industries", "Bocuma", "Roygbiv", "Rue The Whirl", "Aquarius", "Olson", "Pete Standing Alone", "Smoke Quantity", "Open The Light" and "One Very Important Thought". LP, Vinyl record album
(2013 UK pressing on Skam.)

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✨✧ David BowieChanges One ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Almost a "greatest hit" of "greatest hits" collection – given the importance of this album to the David Bowie catalog! Sure, it compiles tracks from other releases – but it also was the album that gave the world the killer cut "John I'm Only Dancing" – one of the key cuts in Bowie's gender revision in the 70s – and a title that was previously only out as a single! Alongside that gem, you also get a fantastic run of greatness from Bowie's first chapter of recording – the kind of cuts that would make other singers weep – including "Space Oddity", "Changes", "Ziggy Stardust", "Suffragette City", "Jean Genie", "Diamond Dogs", "Rebel Rebel", "Young Americans", "Fame", and "Golden Years". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing AFL1 -1732. Cover has light wear.)

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Jacques BrelIf You Go Away – Jacques Brel Is Alive & Singing In Paris ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
An important early release of Brel's best work in the US – titled in a way that references the hit musical based on his songs, and Rod McKuen's butchered translation of "Ne Me Quitte Pas". Fortunately, the album includes the original Brel recording of "Ne Me Quitte Pas", plus the tracks "La Moribond", "Marieke", "La Colombe", "L'Are De La Betise", "La Tendresse", "Les Flamands", and "La Valse A Mille Temps". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the heavy gatefold cover – with booklet and gold medal!)

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Butterbeans & SusieDaddy's Got The Mojo ... LP
Contact (Denmark), Late 20s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Early work from this famous duo – rare 78rpm sides from the late 20s, marking them as one of the first and most important male/female duos – setting a tradition that would run through R&B and soul music in later years! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CircleParis Concert ... LP
ECM, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
An essential 2LP set that's just about the only vinyl release you can find that documents the work of the legendary (and short-lived) Circle group – an important avant jazz combo that featured Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul. The record captures a Parisian concert from 1971, and the band runs through a great reading of Wayne Shorter's "Nefertitti", plus original material like "Duet", "Toy Room – Q&A", "Song For The Newborn", and "Lookout Farm". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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John ColtraneAscension (Edition II) ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $79.99
One of the freest, most exploratory albums ever recorded by John Coltrane – and a unique session done with an expanded group of some of the most important avant jazz players of his generation! The format here is similar to Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz album – in that the music is freely improvised, and spans the entire LP as a non-stop performance – one that has Coltrane in the lead, but which also features alto from Marion Brown and John Tchicai, tenor from Archie Shepp and Pharaoh Sanders, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard and Dewey Johnson – and core rhythms from McCoy Tyner on piano, drums from Elvin Jones, and double basses from Art Davis and Jimmy Garrison. The record set the format for larger improvisatory groups in years to come – but is still one of the best examples of the form! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear and discoloration with a cut corner.)

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Cuarteto MayariContinuacion A Cabellera Blanca ... LP
Spanoramic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
Romantic Latin from the Cuarteto Mayari and trumpeter Placido Acevedo – a set of well-recorded material from the group, possibly from the later years of their reformation! Acevedo's trumpet blows a warmly muted tone over the top of the tunes – and most numbers have vocals by a male singer, who brings a nice sort of feeling to the album's bolero selections, especially on the cuts with chorus accompaniment. Titles include "Recuento", "Alma Herida", "Llena De Gracia", "Agarrate De La Brocha", "No Me Importa Lo Que Digan", and "Fatalismo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisMiles In Tokyo ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1964. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Miles Davis' first-ever performance in Japan – a really unique concert that featured the quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by a young Sam Rivers on tenor! The presence of Rivers really gives the set an edge – and although Miles is holding Sam a bit more in check than on some of his "new thing" albums from the time, there's an overall quality here that's different than the other Davis quintet albums of the time. The set was one of a number of important Miles Davis live sessions from the period – including albums from Berlin, Antibes, and Chicago – and titles include "If I Were A Bell", "My Funny Valentine", "So What", "Walkin'" and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s Japanese pressing, SOPL 162, with insert.)

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Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Delaney & Bonnie & FriendsOn Tour With Eric Clapton ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good ... $3.99
A killer set of southern rock – even if the whole thing was recorded in London, while the group was on tour with Eric Clapton! Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett are at the height of their powers here – really reworking rootsy southern elements into the kind of sharp-edged 70s sound that made them such an important part of the scene at the time – even though they never went as mainstream to get the kind of crossover fame as some of their contemporaries! But it's that true-to-roots quality that really keeps things great here – as they work with famous help from Eric Clapton and Dave Mason on guitars – alongside sounds by southern stalwarts who include Bobby Whitlock on organ, Jim Price on trumpet, Bobby Keys on saxes, and Jim Gordon on drums. Titles include "Things Get Better", "Little Richard Medley", "Coming Home", "That's What My Man Is For", and "I Don't Want To Discuss It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Benito Di PaulaBenito Di Paula (1975) ... LP
Copacabana (Brazil), 1975. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Titles include "Vai Ficar Na Saudade", "Sempre Assim", "Coisas Da Vida", "Sanfona Branca", and "Nao Me Importo Nada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover.)

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Billy EckstineMister B & The Band ... LP
Savoy, 1945/1946. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the bottom seam.)

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Flaming LipsIn A Priest Driven Ambulance ... LP
Plain, 1990. Sealed 2LP ... $19.99
An important pre-fame record from Flaming Lips – a set when all the right pieces were in place, but still finding the right way to come together – a bit like the way that most important UK psych bands of the 60s sounded in 1966! By that, we mean that there's equal parts garage and trippiness going on here – tighter songs than later, maybe a bit more upfront rock energy – which, at times, almost has these guys feeling like a psych version of The Replacements, or a group of that nature. Yet the Lips are clearly finding a way to state themselves quite clearly – carving out their own space on tunes that include "God Walks Among Us Now", "Shine On Sweet Jesus", "Stand In Line", "Take Meta Mars", "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain", "Rainin Babies", "Mountain Side", and a surprising cover of "What A Wonderful World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing, sealed.)

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good- ... $0.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. PLEASE NOTE – Cover has staining and peeling on the bottom 3 inches. Bottom seam is split.)

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Erroll GarnerConcert By The Sea ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $7.99
One of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! Garner's playing before an apparently large audience, but the recording quality is still nice and clear – a strong focus on his amazing work on the keys of the piano – filled with rhythmic invention at every turn, in a way that can only be described as Garner-esque, and which still leaves us breathless after all these years. Despite the oft-heard power of the record, it's still a great one – worthy of discovery even if it wasn't a hit. Rhythm is by Eddie Calhoun on bass and Denzil Best on drums – on tracks that include "Teach Me Tonight", "I'll Remember April", "Autumn Leaves", "Red Top", "April In Paris", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Erroll's Theme", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Erroll GarnerConcert By The Sea (70s pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Sealed ... $6.99
One of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! Garner's playing before an apparently large audience, but the recording quality is still nice and clear – a strong focus on his amazing work on the keys of the piano – filled with rhythmic invention at every turn, in a way that can only be described as Garner-esque, and which still leaves us breathless after all these years. Despite the oft-heard power of the record, it's still a great one – worthy of discovery even if it wasn't a hit. Rhythm is by Eddie Calhoun on bass and Denzil Best on drums – on tracks that include "Teach Me Tonight", "I'll Remember April", "Autumn Leaves", "Red Top", "April In Paris", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Erroll's Theme", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Nice Price sticker.)

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John GraasJazz-Lab 1 ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
A classic session from the second wave of LA cool jazz of the 50s – headed up by French horn player John Graas, a player as important to his instrument as Gerry Mulligan was to the baritone sax! Like Mulligan, Graas was working with an instrument that you might normally think of as clunky – but he managed to swing with an incredibly fluid style – bringing the French horn into jazz with amazing skill, and working with groups of top-shelf LA players in a tightly arranged style that crackled with energy! Graas is working here in a slightly experimental "lab" style – with larger groupings that include well-suited LA soloists like Herb Geller, Bob Enevoldsen, Dave Pell, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts and Jimmy Giuffre. 10 tracks in all, including "Canon Ball", "Friar Tuck", "Minor Call", "Le Chasse", "Mozartesque", "Pick Yourself Up", "ANdante", "Allegretto", "Softly The Horn Blows" and "Lighthouse 6/4". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono small black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and small notes in pencil on back.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenGreen Blues ... LP
Muse, 1961/Late 70s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic record from Grant Green's important early years – originally recorded for the Jazztime label in 1961 (and released under Dave Bailey's name), reissued in this form in the 70's by Muse. The record's got an amazingly sharp quintet lineup that features Green, Bailey, Frank Haynes on tenor, Billy Gardner on piano, and Ben Tucker on bass. Playing is stellar throughout – with the same feel as Green's classic Blue Note sides, and actually sounds a lot like the Horace Parlan LPs featuring him and Booker Ervin. Tracks include "Our Miss Brooks", "One for Elena", and "Reaching Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Bo HanssonMusic Inspired By Lord Of The Rings ... LP
Charisma, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A legendary album of instrumental music inspired by the Lord Of The Rings – maybe not the all-out Frodo Fest you might expect, but a set that's been pretty important to fans of JRR Tokien over the years – especially in the years before DVDs and other mass-market versions of his masterpiece! Bo Hansson works here heavy on keyboards, but also uses some nicely spacey guitars – all spun out over tunes that could each work as mini-soundtracks for separate sections of the three volume book – with titles that include "Fog On The Barrow Downs", "Leaving The Shire", "Lothlorien", "Shadowfax", "The Black Riders & Flight To The Ford", and "Dreams In The House Of Healing". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixHendrix In The West (Authorized Hendrix Family edition) ... LP
Experience Hendrix/Legacy, Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
The great live compilation of classic Hendrix – pulled from incendiary performances at Isle Of Wight in 1970 and other benchmark west coast gigs from '68 to '70! It's as fine of a snapshot of Jimi as you could really hope for, as it features numbers that showcase his fiery blues psych side that pretty much single-handedly change rock guitar forever after, as well as more loosely furnished bluesy jams that demonstrate his love for the blues legends before him. So, it's Jimi paving the way and showing love for his predecessors – and historical importance aside, it's simply great stuff! Some gigs have Noel Redding on bass and others have Billy Cox. Includes "The Queen", "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Little Wing", "Fire", "Red House", "Johnny B Goode", "Lover Man", "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". The 2011 Authorized Hendrix Family Edition has expanded performances and liner notes. LP, Vinyl record album

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JSensuous Woman ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
As the liner notes say: "Everything a woman needs to know to love and be loved by a man...The importance of his orgasm, the etiquette of orgies, what goes on in a man's head sexually - and much, much more." How could we top that? The album that inspired Rudy Ray Moore's Sensuous Black Man and Sensuous Black Woman LPs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (Storyville) ... LP
Storyville, 1955. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of the first albums ever from the team of Jackie Caine and Roy Kral – and one of the best, too! The album's got a relaxed, open-ended approach to jazz vocals that already carries all the hallmarks of the Jackie & Roy style – wordless scatting on some tunes, playful lyrical interplay on others, and a focus on Jackie's ballad talents on some of the gentler numbers – all wrapped up in small combo backing that's sensitive, creative, and modern – yet never in a way that overwhelms the vocals. It's hard to match the poise, class, and cleverness of this one – and the album easily set a new standard for vocal jazz in the 50s! Titles include a few great early tunes by Tommy Wolf – the songwriter who would become so important for the pair – and backing is by Roy on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block", "You Smell So Good", "Listen Little Girl", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Bill's Bit", "Dahuud", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", and "Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Quincy JonesQuintessential Charts (This Is How I Feel About Jazz/Quintessence) ... LP
ABC, 1956/1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A split 70s LP – with two earlier classics! First up is How I Feel About Jazz – an important early album from Quincy Jones! Q's working here in some of his hippest settings of the 50s – scoring longish versions of jazz tunes for groups that include players like Lucky Thompson on tenor, Herbie Mann on flute, Art Farmer on trumpet, Phil Woods and Gene Quill on alto sax, Hank Jones on piano, and even Charles Mingus on bass! As with most Jones albums of the time, Quincy has a way of making a bigger group sound nice and lean – hitting some especially nice edges along with the rhythms, and really showing the way towards a new soulful sound for a bigger band. Titles include a sublime 10 minute version of "Walkin" that kicks off the album with a great soulful groove – plus original tunes "Evening In Paris", "Stockholm Sweetnin", and "Boo's Blues", as well as a version of Cannonball Adderley's "Sermonette". Next is Quintessence – a very soulful set of big band material from Quincy Jones – recorded during that tight early 60s period when his arrangements just couldn't fail! The album's his only session for Impulse, and it's got a slightly deeper style than his work from the time for Mercury – a bit more sophisticated, with nice modern touches that take the tunes in surprising directions. Part of the greatness of the set lies in the players – as the album features work by Curtis Fuller, Thad Jones, Stu Martin, Freddie Hubbard, Patty Brown, Phil Woods, and Jerome Richardson – and titles include "Robot Portrait", "Hard Sock Dance", "The Twitch", and "For Lena & Lennie". LP, Vinyl record album
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King PleasureSource (Original Moody's Mood/Golden Days) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
An important set that documents a nice patch of King's early vocalese jazz sides – pivotal vocal jazz recordings that were not only enormously popular with listeners around the country, but which also did a heck of a lot in the way of advancing the way that male singers handled lead vocals on jazz-based tunes! The first album's pulled from his Original Moody's Mood For Love set for Prestige, which was itself a compilation and features "I'm In The Mood For Love", "Red Top", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", "I'm Gone", "Funk Junction", "You're Crying", "Don't Get Scared", "This Is Always', and "Exclamation Blues". The second LP's the hard to find Goldne Days set, a beautiful record, and still one of the greatest jazz vocal albums ever made. The great King Pleasure sings in a raspy vocalese style similar to Jon Hendricks or Eddie Jefferson, but with a sense of warmth and delivery that the two of them never seem to reach. The set list here features a stellar batch of tracks with lyrics by Pleasure, including "The New Symphony Sid", "No, Not Much", "Parker's Mood", and "Golden Days". There's some great accompaniment by LA hard bop players like Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wiggins, and Harold Land, and the whole set sparkles with imagination and warmth. 21 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gloria LynneGloria Lynne Greatest Hits – By Popular Demand ... LP
Winley, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of the stranger records on the Winley label – mostly known for its important funk and hip hop recordings! The set features older work by Gloria Lynne, reissued in this early 80s package, "by popular demand", as the cover states. Tracks are in the standard Lynne mode – and titles include "Impossible", "June Night", "I Should Care", "Serenade In Blue", "Don't Worry About Me", "Perdido", "He Needs Me", and "Love I've Found You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Machito & His Afro Cuban OrchestraVacation At The Concord ... LP
Coral, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great document of the crossover between the New York Latin scene and the Catskills – the upstate resort community that was as important to the Latin groups as the uptown clubs! Like many groups of the period, Machito's found a heck of a lot of work in the Catskills during the 50s – most notably at the Concord Resort, paid tribute to by this set – which includes photos of famous Concord staffers that include swimming instructor Buster Crabbe and golf pro Jimmy Demarest! But apart from that gimmicky approach, the album's actually a strong one for Machito – showing the kind of grooves that helped his 50s group cross over big – a mix of mambo and early cha cha tracks that include "Patricia", "Guaglione", "Torero", "Cha Cha Cha Loco", "Cotillon Mambo", and "Mambo La Concord". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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MatumbiPoint Of View ... LP
EMI, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Second LP from this British reggae band, one of the first of their kind. Matumbi paved the way for groups like Steel Pulse & Aswad, before there really was a native British reggae scene. Although the group included the great Dennis Bovell –who was the man behind most of the important British dub as well as Linton Kwesi Johnson's band (which featured some other members of Matumbi) – the dynamic here is definitely more of a group thing, in a way that was evident in only a very small minority of Jamacain bands. This LP covers a lot of ground, but the band is quite succesful at everything it tries its hand at, whether sweet Lover's rock or driving Rockers rhythms. I-Roy makes an appearance, and if you look closely at the credits you'll see Nick Straker's name in there too. 11 tracks in all, including "Black Civization", "Hook Deh", "Music In the Air" and the title track. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Modern LoversJonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers ... LP
Beserkley, 1976. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Jonathan Richman and his new crew of Modern Lovers may not have rolled at faster miles per hour by the time of this second album for Berserkely – but the album is still nearly as essential as the legendary debut is! Jonathan is still fronting wry, punchy three minute proto-punk pop tunes here, with a slightly softer sensibility than the often jarringly caustic debut. This is where the childlike Jonathan really started to take over. Near-perfection from one of the most iconclastic songwriters of the past several decades! Tracks include "Rockin' Shoppin' Center", "Back In The USA", "Important In Your Life", "New England", "Lonely Financial Zone", "Hi Dear", "Hey There Little Insect", "Spring Time" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Janus pressing, JBZ-0048. Cover has light wear.)

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Wes MontgomeryIn The Wee Small Hours (aka Fusion) ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A pretty darn important album for Wes – as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Riverside/ABC pressing.)

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✨✧ Munich MachineMunich Machine ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A self-titled set from the mighty Music Machine – a studio ensemble who were as important to the sound of European club music in the 70s as Instant Funk and MFSB were to the Philly scene in the US! The Machine features a host of players who'd previously backed Donna Summer and other Giorgio Moroder projects, stepping out here as an act on their own – grooving tightly with the kinds of stretched-out disco modes that Moroder really helped pioneer, graced by some excellent keyboards from Thor Baldursson! Most cuts have some sort of chorus vocals – sung by Madeline Bell, Sue Glover, and Sunny Leslie – and titles include the extended "Get On The Funk Train", a short remake of "Love To Love You Baby", and the cuts "Spring Affair", "Trouble Maker", "Try Me I Know We Can Make It", and "I Wanna Funk With You Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Nino NardiniMusique Pour Le Futur ... LP
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Nino Nardini's given us some very groovy music over the years – like his famous Jungle Obsession album – but this set has the maestro working in a completely different mode – turning out some incredibly haunting sounds in a musique concrete approach! Nardini composed all the tracks, and they've got a sound that takes us back to the legendary years on the French scene of the 50s – like important early work by Pierre Henry or Pierre Schaeffer – with a mix of acoustic elements and electronics, all in a mode that's definitely pointed towards the future of the title. The style is never too atonal – Nardini does allow for some of his sense of melody to hit the music from time to time – and titles include "Station X", "La Danse Des Cometes", "Decouvert Lunaire", "Planete Mars", and "Galaxie Inconnue". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank OwensOliver! Ole! ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Insanely wonderful Latin soul album recorded by Frank Owens that has the surprising (and goofy) bonus of being a Latiny rendition of the hit musical Oliver! Don't be put off by that cockney musical aspect of the source material, though – because the sound here is great New York Latin Soul, with all the criss crossing of styles and sounds that that phrase should mean! There's hard percussion, pounding piano, but most importantly, a great sense of humor that makes all the tracks shine, and which makes the whole album a great goofy good time. As the liner notes say, "Say, Oliver, your momma's calling you, baby!" LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Horace ParlanHappy Frame Of Mind ... LP
Blue Note, 1963/1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Wicked work by pianist Horace Parlan – and one of his most stunning Blue Note sessions ever! The album was first recorded in 1963, but then kept on the shelf for years – seeing only brief release as part of a Booker Ervin package in the late 70s, and finally coming out with the proper cover and lineup at some point in the 80s! Why Blue Note waited so long is a mystery, because the album's a gem throughout – almost more important, and more starkly modern than any of Parlan's other work for the label. Booker Ervin leads the frontline on tenor, alongside Johnny Coles on trumpet, Grant Green on guitar, and the rhythm section of Butch Warren and Billy Higgins. Parlan's choice of material is fantastic – with a number of Africanist tracks that feature unique rhythmic patterns that really push the soloists! Titles include "A Tune For Richard", "Dexi", "Home Is Africa", "Kucheza Blues", and "Back From The Gig". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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Arthur Prysock & Count BasieArthur Prysock & Count Basie ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
An incredible pairing of two important 60s talents – magnificent vocals from Arthur Prysock, and some of the best backings he ever received – thanks to Basie! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sue RaneyNew & Now! ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A beautiful little session from vocalist Sue Raney – and a bit of a departure from her earlier work for Capitol! The style here is a bit more groovy than before – lightly dancing around with some larger backings from Billy Byers – jazz-styled, but handled with a few nice mod touches from time to time, especially in the selection of the tunes. Sue's a bit more mature here as well – not as fragile as before, but still with a sound that's as sweetly sexy as it is swinging. Even more importantly, the production seems to have the vocals slightly echoed out – almost overdubbed – in a mode that creates a Brasil 66 swirl to the best numbers on the session, which is really great! Titles include "Open For Business As Usual", "I Stayed Too Long At The Fair", "Groovin", "Once Was A Time I Thought", "Holiday For Strings", and "Where's The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Otis ReddingDock Of The Bay ... LP
Volt, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
A very important crossover soul album – a huge hit for Otis Redding that was released after his tragic death in December 1967 – but it's also hard to say if it would have had the impact it did had Redding not passed while the LP was still in production. In a way, the record sort of set the stage for the mythologies of pop stars that would surround the tragedies in the coming years of the late 60s – with liner notes on the back by Jon Landau about the impact of Redding's work and passing on the rest of the music industry, which would be even more charged with meaning to folks buying the album at the time, who certainly knew that Redding had cut "Dock of the Bay" a few days before his death, and had missed its meteoric rise to #1 after his passing. And in fact, the album itself is more of a loose collection of tracks pulled from singles and other sources to cash in on Redding's passing – and includes odd numbers like "The Huckle Buck", which had previously appeared on a Stax promo album, or "Tramp", his famous funky duet with Carla Thomas. Other titles include "I'm Coming Home", "Ole Man Trouble", "Open The Door", and "Let Me Come On Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo Volt pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Judy RobertsJudy Roberts Band ... LP
Madonna, 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The important first album by singer Judy Roberts – an excellent jazz talent with a sound that's up there with the best jazz fusion vocalists of the 70s! Judy comes at the end of a decade that scored big recordings for singers like Flora Purim and Urzula Dudziak – and she's easily as great as any of those three, and often sadly lost to time because of the later years in which she recorded, and the Chicago scene in which she made her home! This first self-produced album is a rare groovehound's gem – filled with soaring numbers that feature Roberts on both vocals and keyboards – including electric piano, Arp, clavinet, and other keyboards. Titles include "Fantasy", "Thumbs", "Never Was Love", "Dandelion", "Yes Indeed", and "Watercolors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Madonna pressing.)

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (ABC) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by Max Roach and Oscar Pettiford, respectively – and the lack of piano or other horns gives Rollins a free space in which to work his magic, doing so incredibly on the album's "Freedom Suite", an extended piece that runs for nearly 20 minutes, and which pushes all conceptions of the tenor's ability to solo freely on record. The other side of the record features shorter tracks – "Shadow Waltz", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" – blown with no less creativity. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and peeling in the bottom left corner from sticker removal.)

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George RussellNew York, New York ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... $33.99
A wonderful album from George Russell – and a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York City, performed with an all-star cast that includes John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Max Roach, and Hal McKusick – all working together to paint tones on the tunes that George has crafted to set up his scene of New York in the 50s. Most importantly, though, Jon Hendricks acts as the narrator of the album – talking and scatting in hipster mode, laying out a bit of beat rapportage about the Big Apple, all done in a very cool 50s style that's a bit different from his own vocal work. Titles include "Manhattan", "Big City Blues", "Manhattan-Rico", and "A Helluva Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo maroon label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a small split on the top seam.)

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Sam & DaveDouble Dynamite ... LP
Stax, 1966. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Sublime early Stax work from Sam & Dave – the kind of record that forever changed the way the male voice was used in group soul music! The rhythms on the tunes are totally raw – bass, drums, and guitar that are kind of fused into a dirty funky bottom that proves a perfect foil for the leaping vocal mode of the pair – a chunky sort of blend that was one of the boldest new sounds to come out of the Memphis scene of the time. Sam & Dave also get some key support here from another important duo – that of Isaac Hayes & David Porter, who wrote a good portion of tracks on the set, and were no doubt instrumental in the groove! A killer, and the sort of record that changed male duet (and group) singing for generations to come! Titles include "You Got Me Hummin", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "Use Me", and "Sweet Pains" – plus a great cover of "I'm Your Puppet". PLEASE NOTE: there is an abrupt edit at the end of "Soothe Me" and "Just Can't Get Enough", which is how the record was originally pressed, probably from masters cut for 45s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Labels have a name in pen. Cover has a cutout hole, some splitting on the top seam, and light wear.)
Also available Double Dynamite ... CD 4.99

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Bud Shank & Clare FischerBossa Nova Jazz Samba ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Very Good- ... $9.99
A sublime little set all the way through – an early 60s date from the west coast scene – and one that was almost as important to that side of the country as the Verve bossa records were to New York! Bud Shank's in the lead on alto sax – no flute at all this time around – blowing sharp and soulfully, in a way that's even more deft than most of his other albums! But the equal star here is the young Clare Fischer – who plays piano in the group, and also contributed a host of original tunes to the set – fresh numbers that are way different than the usual "bossa-ized" standards, or American remakes of Brazilian classics. Ralph Pena is a key member of the group on bass – and Larry Bunker plays some vibes as well. Titles include "Joao", "Pensativa", "Samba Guapo", "Samba Da Borboleta", and "Que Mais?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing. Cover has some small seam splits.)

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Simon & Garfunkel/Dave GrusinGraduate – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
A tremendous little soundtrack – even if you've seen it a million times! Simon & Garfunkel always had a really dark quality to their music, but it never seemed to show as much on the pop charts as it did when used brilliantly by Mike Nichols in this important film. Their tunes emerge in slightly different versions, with a style that's a bit more adult and more off-center than we remember – all sitting next to some groovy instrumental tunes score by a young Dave Grusin, and shifting the mood nicely from track to track. Titles include "Whew", "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", "The Singleman Party Foxtrot", "April Come She Will", "On The Strip", "The Folks", "Mrs Robinson", and "Sounds Of Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later 70s pressing, JS 3180.)

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Nina SimoneNina Simone At Town Hall ... LP
Colpix, 1959. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An important early live show for Nina Simone – a move from the world of small nightclubs (as mentioned in the title of her first record), to the classy Town Hall venue – working in front of an audience filled with left-leaning listeners who were the perfect crowd to get the unique bag she was working on at the time! The performance is a great one – mellow, moody, and a bit folksy – with Nina singing and playing piano with power that really rings out in the larger space – really egged on by the enthusiastic response of the audience. Titles include her classic reading of "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", plus "The Other Woman", "Under The Lowest", "Summertime", "You Can Have Him", "Wild Is The Wind", "Return Home", and "Cotton Eyed Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on WaxTime.)
Also available Nina Simone At Town Hall (180 gram dark pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Singers UnlimitedFriends ... LP
MPS, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the grooviest albums cut by this legendary MPS vocal group – a set that has some very hip friends from the American scene – who blend perfectly with the soaring vocals that the quartet forged in Germany for the MPS label! The music features vocal arrangements from group leader Gene Puerling – very much in the best mode of their other harmonic gems – but it also gets some superb help on instrumentation from the wonderful Pat Williams – whose sense of lightness and sparkle is perfect for the voices! Pat's group here is loaded with great musicians – both Clare Fischer and Dave Grusin on keyboards, plus Tom Scott on reeds – each adding subtle but important energy to the backings – on tunes that include "Just Friends", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", "When The Sun Comes Out", and "Eleanor Rigby". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ SmithsHatful Of Hollow ... LP
Rough Trade (UK), 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An essential record by The Smiths – even if it wasn't initially conceived as a full length album! The set brings together important early radio material by the group – but sounds that are recorded on a par with their album or single releases – yet often in slightly different variations that have become incredibly memorable over the years. Some material was done for John Peel – but at a level that's way better than most Peel Sessions – and honestly, to our ears, some of these versions are way better – way more urgent – than the versions that showed up on the first two albums. Given that this one was issued right around the same time as Meat Is Murder, it's a crucial part of The Smiths' history – and it's overstuffed with lots of tracks, making it almost even a better deal than the early albums. Titles include "This Charming Man", "How Soon Is Now", "Hand In Glove", "Still Ill", "Girl Afraid", "Accept Yourself", "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want", "Reel Around The Fountain", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, with die-cut inner sleeve in the G&L cover. Cover has a stuck gatefold)

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StereolabMars Audiac Quintet ... LP
Elektra/1972, 1994. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Stereolab's second for Elektra, following strongly on their debut for the label – and one of their best ever! Mars Audiac Quintet is a brilliant batch of space age pop tunes, inflected with the genius ear for 60s classics that's always made the band so compelling to us, but done in a fresh and unique way. Stereolab loved and relied upon vintage gear, but you could never really peg them as retro, or revivalists. There was never another pop band exactly like them, yet it's also important to consider just how incredibly unique Stereolab was in the early-to-mid 90s landscape. Mindblowing! Titles include "Three Dee Melodie", "Wow & Flutter", "Ping Pong", "Anamorphose", "Three Longers Later", "Nihilist Assault Group", and "Fiery Yellow", "Outer Acceleration", "New Orthophony" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent US reissue.)
Also available Mars Audiac Quintet (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Cecil TaylorHard Driving Jazz ... LP
United Artists, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $129.99
Original issue of this classic session that was later issued under the title Coltrane Time. This is the first mono version (it was later called Stereo Drive), with a race car on the cover. The record brings together two of the late 50's most promising modernists – Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane – in a group that includes Kenny Dorham, Chuck Israels, and Louis Hayes. The music is a startling mix of styles – as Taylor's heavy piano clashes noisily with Trane's free flowing lines on the tenor. It doesn't always work, but it's well worth a listen, and stands as a critical meeting of two important talents that were both best known on their own. Tracks include "Shifting Down", "Double Clutching", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing with deep groove. Labels have some age spots. Back cover has some aging and a promo stamp.)

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Jack TeagardenKing Of The Blues Trombone (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Epic, Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good 3LP Box Set ... $6.99
A beautiful collection of early important work from Jack Teagarden – and one of the best vinyl portrayals of his genius from these key years! Teagarden's trombone work is amazing – the sort that set the tone for countless players to come – and there's also a lot of warmth and wit in the recordings as well. 48 tracks in all – with notes, and a lot better sound than some scratchy ol' 78s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Epic pressing, includes the booklet! Box has light wear.)

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Joe TurnerJoe Turner – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A really well-titled album, given that Joe Turner was a key force in the birth of rock and roll in the 50s – not to mention a strong link between jazz, soul, and R&B as well! At the time of these recordings, Turner was already a relatively old singer – at least compared to some of his Atlantic contemporaries – a vocalist with roots in Kansas City jazz of the 30s, but able to really reinvent himself with a raw, rocking sound that was completely out of sight – as hard-hitting on Atlantic as work by Wynonnie Harris over at King Records – and maybe even more important overall, given the number of folks who covered Joe's tunes. Every cut's a classic – and titles include "Flip Flop & Fly", "Honey Hush", "Crawdad Hole", "Chicken & The Hawk", "Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop", "Corrine Corrina", "Well All Right", "Boogie Woogie Country Girl", 'Shake Rattle & Roll", "Feeling Happy", and "Midnight Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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✨✧ Charles TylerDefinite – Volume 1 ... LP
Storyville, 1981. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Nice early 80s document of free alto great Charles Tyler in a small group with frequent collaborator Earl Cross on trumpet, who though not so well known, played in many important groups both in San Francisco and the early 70s loft scene in NY. Steve Reid, whose name you might recognize from Sun Ra sides or his own stellar set, Nova, and had also played with Tyler for many years, is on drums, with relative newcomer Kevin Ross rounding out the group on bass. The set is 4 numbers with plenty of exploratory soloing from the group, over Tyler's rootsy head figures: "Cadiz Of The West Kentucky Woods", "Just For Two", "The Wasteland" and "Lucifer Got Uptight". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sarah VaughanFeelin Good ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
Sarah Vaughn hit a very groovy new style on her handful of records for the Mainstream label in the early 70s – a new approach that offered her amazing voice a way to stretch out with some of the new sophistication of the time! The arrangements are still jazz, but they've taken a direction that other younger singers, like Nancy Wilson, were following as the decade began – maybe more adult themes in the lyrics, and a way of balancing out the larger charts without ever getting in the way of the singer – which is especially important here, in the way that the album demonstrates that phrasing that not only made Sarah so unique at the start, but which got even more amazing as the years moved on. The arrangers are a hip lot who are definitely up to the job – and include Michel Legrand, Peter Matz, and Jack Elliott – on titles that include "Run To Me", "And The Feeling's Good", "Just A Little Lovin", "Deep In The Night", "When You Think Of It", and a nice take on "Easy Evil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Marzette WattsMarzette Watts (Marzette & Company) ... LP
ESP, 1966. Very Good+ ... $129.99
A vision of the future of avant garde jazz – recorded in 1966, and one of the most groundbreaking titles on the legendary ESP label! Saxophonist Marzette Watts is a player who hardly ever gets his due – but was part of the key new wave of younger players on the east coast scene of the 60s – fitting well in a lineage of Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp, and other important forces in avant jazz at the time. This album's one of the few he ever recorded – along with an important session for Savoy – and is mindblowing right from the start – a fresh blend of new thing ideas with the freer, looser modes of the ESP scene – handled perfectly by a well-chosen group that features Byard Lancaster on alto and flute, Clifford Thornton on trombone and cornet, Sonny Sharrock on guitar, Karl Berger on vibes, Juni Booth and Henry Grimes on bass, and JC Moses on drums. Watts plays tenor, soprano, and bass clarinet – and titles include "Backdrop For Urban Revolution", "Ia", and "Geno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light ringwear and a small split in the bottom seam.)

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Junior WellsSouthside Blues Jam ... LP
Delmark, 1969/1970. Very Good ... $28.99
An incredible slice of Chicago blues – and maybe one of the most important contributions Delmark ever made to the Windy City scene! The album captures Junior Wells in all his rough and raw brilliance – working in territory that's quite similar to the Chess Records vibe of the early 60s – in a group that has Buddy Guy on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, and Louis Myers on a bit of extra guitar! Guy sings a bit, but Junior does most of the vocals – and also plays harmonica too – on titles that include "Blues For Mayor Daley", "Stop Breaking Down", "You Say You Love Me", "Trouble Don't Last Always", and "Baby Please Lend Me Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln Ave pressing in a West Grand cover.)

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Paul WilliamsHucklebuck ... LP
Saxophonograph (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Great work from this important early figure in R&B – great material that moves from jazz to jump blues – with work from Noble Watts and Miller Sam on tenor, next to the alto and baritone of Paul Williams! LP, Vinyl record album

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Flip WilsonCowboys & Colored People ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Hip work from Flip Wilson – an early album on Atlantic Records, issued before his bit TV fame – and a set that's got exactly the kind of edgey vibe you might expect from the title! The set was captured live in a small club, and Wilson's got a very wide appeal in his presentation – that kind of warmth and charisma that made him a very important force in breaking the boundaries between audiences at the time – able to keep things interesting enough with maybe a wider societal range of topics than the personal humor of Bill Cosby, on routines that include "Staying On Too Long", "Midget", "Riot Suit", "Confidential Survey", "Cheap Hotel", and "Kids". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing.)

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WirePink Flag ... LP
Harvest, 1977. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of greatest of all British punk era records – released in '77 and one that transcends mid-to-late 70s punk cultural baggage better than just about any other – a real benchmark! Wire kept it short and sweet on Pink Flag – with 21 tracks in about 35 minutes – and it's as artful as it is succinct. They'd prove to be as creatively ambitious as any of their peers and the brevity Pink Flag would soon make way for experimental flourishes that are ultimately just as important and influential, but this still might be their best. Includes "Reuters", "Field Day For The Sundays", "Three Girl Rumba", "Ex Lion Tamer", "The Commercial", "Strange", "Different To Me", "12 X U", "Start To Move", "Lowdown", "Surgeon's Girl", "Pink Flag" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on 4 Men With Beards.)
Also available Pink Flag ... LP 23.99

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Stevie WonderOriginal Musiquarium I ... LP
Tamla, 1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A classic testament to the genius of Stevie Wonder – a collection that brings together some of his most important work of the 70s, plus a few new tracks too – all graced with a back cover note that proudly states "written, arranged, and produced by Stevie Wonder"! That note is key to the strength of the set – as it documents Wonder's rise from child soul phenomenon to adult American composer – a voice that was one of the strongest of the 70s in finding a new sense of pride and power for the generation. The whole thing's great – as you'd expect – and even after all these years, the set stands as one of the best ways to jump into Stevie's work of the 70s. Titles include "Living For The City", "Superstition", "Front Line", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Superwoman", "I Wish", "Sir Duke", "Higher Ground", "Boogie On Reggae Woman", "Do I Do", "Ribbon In The Sky", "Master Blaster (Jammin)", and "Isn't She Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes Fan Club insert.)
Also available Original Musiquarium I ... CD 4.99

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YardbirdsYardbirds (aka Roger The Engineer) ... LP
Columbia (UK), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $43.99
If you ever needed a record to convince you that The Yardbirds are pure genius, this one is it! Roger The Engineer captures all that was great about the group at their start – their sharp guitars, their undeniable wit, and that really special way they had of turning their bluesy inspirations into something completely new and different for the mod 60s scene! Jeff Beck is amazing on guitar – and the set's one of those that will have you go "oh yeah, that's why he was so important" – setting fire to the rest of the group, who themselves explode in ways that are mindblowing – and the whole thing's a blueprint for countless records to come from other artists who never got things this right. Titles include "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago", "Over Under Sideways Down", "Lost Women", "The Nazz Are Blue", "Jeff's Boogie", "What Do You Want", "He's Always There", "Turn Into Earth", and "Pyscho Daisies". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing, with black & silver labels with two EMI box logos, in a non flip back cover.)

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VariousFreedom, Rhythm, & Sound – Revolutionary Jazz 1963 to 1982 – Part 1 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Very Good 2LP ... $24.99
Revolutionary jazz from the era of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond – soulful and spiritual jazz as important as any of the era – an impeccably well chosen compilation of Freedom, Rhythm & Sound from Soul Jazz Records! The set is a tie-in with Soul Jazz's essential Freedom, Rhythm & Sound book – documenting the sounds and providing an aural portrait of a fertile creative period in African American music and cultural history – when the societal struggles were a counterpart to the heretofore unseen depth of creativity and empowerment in jazz music. Includes a nice booklet of notes, and songs from both the independent underground, and some that made it onto established labels like Verve and others, and material by Joe Henderson, Archie Shepp, Errol Parker, Mary Lou Williams, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Horace Tapscott, Sun Ra and many more. Volume 1 of the vinyl version has 10 tracks on 2LPs, many running on the longer side, for a straight up incredible set of spiritual soul jazz: includes "Africa" by Oliver Lake/NTU, "Space A Nova" by Stanton Davis' Ghetto/Mysticism, "Miss DD" by Mary Lou Williams, "Old Time Religion" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Drinking Song" by Gary Bartz NTU Troop and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSaturday Night At The Uptown ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good ... $3.99
Atlantic soul live – recorded in a great grassroots setting! The performance comes from the Uptown Theater in Philly – as important to that city as The Apollo was to New York – and features a host of key Atlantic Records talents from the 60s, really hitting some hard and heavy notes in the live setting – with a bit of MC introduction at the start from Jimmy Bishop! There's a few great surprises here – artists you don't normally associate with Atlantic – and titles include "Mixed Up Shook Up Girl" by Patty & The Emblems, "Can't You Hear The Beat" by The Carltons, "My Girl Sloopy" and "The Watusi" by The Vibrations – plus "Under The Boardwalk" and "On Broadway" by The Drifters, "Down The Aisle" by Patti LaBelle & The Bluebells, and "I'm Gonna Cry" and "If You Need Me" by Wilson Pickett. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ AMMAMMMusic ... LP
Elektra (UK), 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Noisy brilliance from AMM – one of the most important avant acts of the 60s – and an incredible bridge between jazz, psych, and 20th Century classical worlds! The group were a powerhouse on the London scene of the middle of the decade – reportedly a huge influence on Pink Floyd, too – and all these many years later, there's hardly been a record to match the power of this amazing debut – a record that was even more equally amazingly released by Elektra Records on its first pressing! These guys may have made the most noise anyone had in the studio for this set – and that even includes the Velvet Underground, and any 60s electronic musician too – and the legendary lineup features Cornelius Cardew on piano, cello, and transistor radio; Lou Gare on tenor and violin; Eddie Prevost on drums, xylophone, bells, and cymbals; Keith Rowe on guitar and transistor radio; and Lawrence Sheaff on cello, accordion, clarinet, and one more transistor radio. Titles include "Later During A Flaming Riviera Sunset" and "After Rapidly Circling The Plaza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Black Truffle.)

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✨✧ Albert AylerVibrations (Freedom) ... LP
Freedom, 1965. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal early moment from the legendary Albert Ayler – an important session recorded overseas in Copenhagen – where enthusiasm for Ayler's music caught fire more strongly than in the US! The group's got an edge that's maybe even sharper than some of Ayler's ESP material, but no less powerful – with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums – working through tremendous readings of six Ayler classics that include "Ghosts", "Children", "Holy Spirit", "Vibrations" and "Mothers". A wonderful precursor to the ESP years – and equally great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent light blue vinyl pressing on ORG. Cover has a bent corner.)
Also available Vibrations (Freedom) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Bad BrainsBad Brains ... LP
Roir, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 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
(Recent reissue, still in shrink including download card.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyMosaic ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An explosive session from an expanded edition of the Jazz Messengers – recorded at a key point when Art Blakey moved the group up to six members instead of five! Although bigger than the group on most Jazz Messenger Blue Notes, the sextet have an energy that's almost tighter – a sense of poise, focus, and vision that's not just driven by Blakey's drum kit alone – but by the kind of unique magic that only happens during rare groupings in classic jazz. A key part of the energy here comes from pianist Cedar Walton – who's replacing the Bobby Timmons soul jazz mode with a sound that's a bit more expansive and visionary. But equally important is the three horn lineup of Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Wayne Shorter on tenor – a two-brass frontline that's used far differently than other groups – bold one minute, but personal and sensitive the next. There's a mixture of warmth and driving energy here that's simply incredible – a prime example of Blakey taking things to the next level, when it would have been easy enough for him to sit on his laurels and keep doing the same thing over and over again! Includes classic readings of Cedar Walton's "Mosaic", Freddie Hubbard's "Crisis", and Curtis Fuller's "Arabia" – as well as Shorter's excellent "Children Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Shrinkwrap is open on a bottom third of the cover, and cover also has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... LP
King, 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than the scratching riffs of the other JB material of the late 60s – in ways that almost make the record a second chapter to Dave's Grodeck Whipperjenny album – a gritty blend of funk, soul, and psych – all with some nice touches by the James Brown Band! All tracks are co-written by Brown and Matthews, and all are instrumental – and titles include "Can Mind", "Don't Mind", "Bob Scoward", and "Just Enough Room for Storage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and small promo sticker.)
Also available Sho Is Funky Down Here (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 27.99

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✨✧ Don CherrySymphony For Improvisers ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first truly important records from Don Cherry as a leader – and an amazingly well-crafted session that brings together ideas from his early years with Ornette, and expands them with some of the freedoms he was learning from the European scene! The record boasts a format and lineup that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time – 2 side-long "suite" tracks, performed by a group that features Cherry on cornet, Pharoah Sanders on tenor and piccolo, Karl Berger on vibes and piano, Gato Barbieri on tenor, Ed Blackwell on drums, and both Jean-Francois Jenny- Clark and Henry Grimes on bass! There's a fair bit of room for creative improvising on the session, but the overall album's a bit more structured than contemporary free jazz outings – and clearly shows the mark of Cherry's interpolation of styles at the time. Two long suites are entitled "Symphony For Improvisers" and "Manhattan Cry" – with shorter passages that include "Nu Creative Love", "Infant Happiness", "Manhattan Cry", and "Lunatic". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing Cover has some wear, a cut corner and a name in marker on the back.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneAscension (Version 1) ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is the rare first take of Ascension, and it differs greatly from the second take, which is the more widely available one. It's designated by the fact that the recording doesn't say "Version II" on the runoff groove. One of the freest, most exploratory albums ever recorded by Coltrane – and a unique session done with an expanded group of some of the most important avant jazz players of his generation! The format here is similar to Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz album – in that the music is freely improvised, and spans the entire LP as a non-stop performance – one that has Coltrane in the lead, but which also features alto from Marion Brown and John Tchicai, tenor from Archie Shepp and Pharaoh Sanders, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard and Dewey Johnson – and core rhythms from McCoy Tyner on piano, drums from Elvin Jones, and double basses from Art Davis and Jimmy Garrison. The record set the format for larger improvisatory groups in years to come – but is still one of the best examples of the form! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing, VIM-4666, with obi and insert. Cover has a small scrape near the top.)
Also available Ascension (Edition II) ... LP 79.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane Time (Douglas pressing) ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is a repackaged version of an album that was originally issued under Cecil Taylor's name, under the title Hard Drive (and later Stereo Drive, or something like that). The record brings together two of the late 50's most promising modernists – Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane – in a group that includes Kenny Dorham, Chuck Israels, and Louis Hayes. The music is a startling mix of styles – as Taylor's heavy piano clashes noisily with Trane's free flowing lines on the tenor. It doesn't always work, but it's well worth a listen, and stands as a critical meeting of two important talents that were both best known on their own. Tracks include "Shifting Down", "Double Clutching", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ De La Soul3 Feet High & Rising (2LP pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1989. Sealed 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing – and like a dream come true! This is undeniably one of the most important records ever in hip hop – and now, it's lovingly reissued (on both CD and LP), with a quality level that pushes it over the top! The sound is great, the package is wonderful, and the music sounds even fresher than ever! All the cuts are here – "Me, Myself & I", "3 Is the Magic Number", "Plug Tunin", "Say No Go", "Tread Water", "Eye Know", "Buddy", and soooooo much more! LP is reissued as double vinyl – making it sound a heck of a lot better than the overly-compressed original vinyl, which could never handle all the music on the album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Rhino pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The cover co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s work for Verve! The sound is often a bit stronger, somewhat bolder – and although Manne's not a monster on the drums, he does have a way of directing the tunes that's a bit different than some of Evans' other piano-led albums. Bass is by Monty Budwig, who's nicely sensitive to the talents of both players – and there's almost an equally-weighted melodic feel to all three elements of the trio – which really rounds out the record nicely. Titles include "The Washington Twist", "Danny Boy", "Let's Go Back To The Waltz", "With A Song In My Heart", "Goodbye", and "I Believe In You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Guru GuruKanguru ... LP
Brain (Germany), 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most important early albums from Guru Guru – a set of long-jamming tunes that virtually defines the term "prog rock"! Instrumentation is simple – mostly bass, drums, and guitar – but they're used in really unique ways as the album spins on – stretching out, opening up, and turning into something really different, thanks to the group's fresh musical vision, and the mighty production talents of Conny Plank! There's a balance here that really makes the record great – enough focus to keep things from ever getting sloppy, but a sense of openness that Guru Guru lost soon after this recording. Titles include "Oxymoron", "Immer Lustig", "Baby Cake Walk", and "Ooga Booga". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label German pressing. Cover has some marker on the back.)

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✨✧ Andrew HillAndrew – The Music Of Andrew Hill ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly our favorite album ever from pianist Andrew Hill – a really unique outing that features the vibes of Bobby Hutcherson and a rare non-Sun Ra appearance by tenorist John Gilmore! The presence of Hutcherson brings a real "new thing" energy to the album – a feel that's similar to Bobby's classic Dialogue album, of which Hill was such an important part. But the searching tenor of Gilmore also brings a striking new level to the session as well – and his solos open up with a raw, earthy quality that really shades in the album with a great deal of feeling. Gilmore's role here is a bit like that of Joe Henderson on his freer Blue Note material – but his sound still undeniably unique, at a level that really makes us wish he'd recorded more albums like this at the time. The tracks are all originals by Hill, and include the titles "Duplicity", "Black Monday", "The Griots", and "Le Serpent Qui Danse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has a promo imprint on one corner, half split top seam, and mostly split spine.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Chas JankelQuestionnaire ... LP
A&M, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked bit of crossover funk from Chas Jankel – best known both as the musical force of Ian Dury & The Blockheads during the late 70s, and as the composer of "Ai No Corrida", which was covered more famously by Quincy Jones! This set's got a surprisingly great feel that's ripe for new discovery – a tightening up of the kinds of tunes that Jankel was doing with Dury (who still contributes lyrics but not vocals here), and a warmly gliding style that's halfway between the New York Ze Records mode of the time, and some of the growing wave of British imports. Titles include the great club track "Glad To Know You", plus "3,000,000 Synths", "Questionnaire", "109", "Now You're Dancing", "Boy", and "Magic Of Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Time ... LP
Daptone, 2011. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn damn damn – maybe the funkiest album ever from Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings! The group have always been great, but there's something here that goes even farther than usual – an especially funky snap on the drums at the bottom, even on more laidback tunes – and a stone classic approach to funky soul, one that's definitely been honed to a "T" through their important work on the road during the previous few years! And Sharon Jones is great – with vocals that are way deeper and much longer-lasting than any rehab outpatient wannabe – sending home these tunes with a quality that may well pass most of her classic female soul inspirations from back in the day. And even though the set brings together some older singles and other odd bits, it's got a rock-solid punch that makes it a very unified album throughout! Titles include "Settling In", "I'm Not Gonna Cry", "When I Come Home", "Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects", "New Shoes", "Without A Trace", and "Inspiration Information". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Time ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus In Europe Volume 1 ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1964. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great recordings the important 1964 tour of Europe by bassist Charles Mingus – a key musical moment that not only saw some of the last recordings of Eric Dolphy before his departure from this planet, but which also introduced the overseas scene to some key up-and-coming talents who were in Mingus' tenure! The group here is a quintet, but plays with the fire of some of Charles' bigger ensembles from a few years before – and the setting has some especially open space for great solos from the reedmen – both Dolphy on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – plus Clifford Jordan on tenor. Dannie Richmond plays drums, and Jaki Byard is superb on piano – and titles on this first volume include a 37 minute reading of "Fables Of Faubus", plus "Starting". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus In Europe Volume 2 ... LP
Enja, 1964. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great recordings the important 1964 tour of Europe by bassist Charles Mingus – a key musical moment that not only saw some of the last recordings of Eric Dolphy before his departure from this planet, but which also introduced the overseas scene to some key up-and-coming talents who were in Mingus' tenure! The group here is a quintet, but plays with the fire of some of Charles' bigger ensembles from a few years before – and the setting has some especially open space for great solos from the reedmen – both Dolphy on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – plus Clifford Jordan on tenor. Dannie Richmond plays drums, and Jaki Byard is superb on piano – and titles on this second volume include "Charlemange", "At-Fw-You", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Tete MontoliuTete! ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bold, beautiful piano work from the mighty Tete Montoliu – working here at the height of his powers, in a killer trio with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Albert Tootie Heath on drums! The record soars right from the start – thanks to a sublime reading of "Giant Steps" that brings in all the sheets of sound that Coltrane intended for the tune, but also a freewheeling, highly punctuated groove that really sets fire to the piano! Other tunes are equally important jazz standards – like "Body & Soul", "Solar", and "Hot House" – all handled with Tete's amazing approach to the keys. LP, Vinyl record album
(Danish pressing. Cover has a chewed corner.)
Also available Tete ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ SweetbackSweetback ... LP
Epic, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those records that kind of snuck under the radar at the time – but which has gone onto become a crucial part of soul music from the 90s, and a record that's one of the blueprints for the neo soul generation to come! Sweetback are a trio of musicians who provided important backing for Sade – the kind of warm, classic-styled soul grooves that made her a standout right from the start – and which also inspired a whole generation of musicians to leave behind some of the more electronic modes they were using in the 80s. The set really marks a shift back towards warmer, jazzier, more human sounds of soul music in the 90s – and in addition to great instrumentation by the core trio, the set also features some early vocals from Amel Larrieux, plus work from Maxwell too. Titles include "You Will Rise", "Au Naturel", "Walk Of Ju", "Softly Softly", and "Sensations". LP, Vinyl record album
(EU pressing, including the insert.)

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✨✧ Peter ToshEqual Rights ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Peter Tosh's great, militant, second solo LP, one of the best of his career! Equal Rights is up to par with the finest Wailers LPs, although this is a bit heavier than the groovy, mellow Legalize It, the predecessor. A vital, hugely important, essential set of mid-to-late 70s reggae on Columbia. Lots of classics – including "Stepping Razor" and "Get Up, Stand Up", plus "I Am That I Am", "Downpressor Man", "Jah Guide", "Equal Rights", and "African". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s black label stereo "Polydor Incorporated" pressing with PRC etch, in a gatefold cover.)
Also available Velvet Underground & Nico (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Tyrone WashingtonNatural Essence ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare and unusual chapter in mid 60s Blue Note – the debut of tenorist Tyrone Washington, an up-and-coming talent from the hip New Jersey scene of the time! Washington's name may not have lasted long in the jazz annals, but at this important point in his career, he's working with a young Woody Shaw – also part of the Jersey scene – and together, the pair really make the album cook – stretching out with a soulful, spiritual sound that really points the way towards the indie scene of the 70s! Shaw's voice is a big part of the record, but Tyrone's still definitely in command – blowing his tenor with these quick flurries of notes that are somewhere in the Coltrane school, yet arguably moving already past him too – kind of a post-Coltrane vibe in the year before the great one passed away. Washington also wrote all of the album's 6 tracks – really fresh numbers that burn with intensity, and make the album as creatively inventive as some of the best Jackie McLean Blue Note sides from the time. In addition to Woody Shaw's trumpet, other players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Kenny Barron on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – a very hip lineup who really make magic on cuts that include "Yearning For Love", "Ethos", "Soul Dance", "Positive Path", and "Song Of Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. NOTE – Cover is stained on the bottom 3 inches, with flaking on the bottom right.)

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✨✧ VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – Mar-V-Lus Records ... LP
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest labels on the Chicago soul scene of the 60s – part of the larger One-Der-Ful family of imprints, and equally important as the flagship company! Mar-V-Lus cut some of the hippest work in the Windy City at the time – deeply soulful singles that were really at the cusp of the scene, and which also had a fair bit of funk in the mix as well – the grittier side of Chicago soul that really represented the true sound of the underground! And although some of the Mar-V-Lus label material has been reissued over the years, this package uncovers 10 never-issued tracks, and mixes them with 15 more gems that only ever came out as rare indie singles – making for over two dozen Chicago soul treasures, packaged here with a very detailed set of notes. The package is another great step in this six-volume series – and completely essential listening, even to long-trained Chicago soul ears like ours! Unreleased tracks include "For You My Love" by Josephine Taylor, "Sad Souvenirs" by The Ulti-mations, "I Feel Good All Over" by Baby Miracles, "I Want A Man" by Josephine Taylor, "If You Need Me" by The Du-Ettes, "Sweatin" by Alvin Cash, "Stop Call The Cop" by The Du-Ettes, and "Your Love Picks Me Up" by Josephine Taylor – and other titles include "Love Is A Good Thing Goin" by The Blenders, "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" by Johnny Sayles, "I Still Can't Get You" by Joseph Moore, "Joey" by The Young Folk, "Philly Freeze" by Alvin Cash, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by Cicero Blake, "Would I Do It Over" by The Ulti-mations, "Lonely Girl" by Miss Madeline, and "Whole Lot Of Lovin" by Johnny Sayles. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and download card.)

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✨✧ Astoria Jazz QuartetModern Jazz 3 ... LP
Qualiton (Hungary), 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Extremely groovy work from the Hungarian scene of the 60s – important recordings made by the vibes-heavy Astoria Jazz Quartet – a group who clearly picked up some inspiration from the Modern Jazz Quartet, but worked in a mode that was much more loosely swinging! The recordings here all feature Peter Kaldor on vibes and Kornel Kertesz on piano – and the tunes dance with a rhythmic pulse that has plenty of modal and swinging touches shaded with modern colors – a nicely transformative mode that opens up the American jazz standards interpreted by the group. Titles include "Take Five", "Strollin", "Tired Blues", and "I've Lost Your Love" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)
 
 
 



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