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Dianne DavidsonMountain Mama ... LP
Janus, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Demon FuzzAfreaka! ... LP
Janus, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of jazz rock jamming! There's a bit of vocals on the album, but overall most of the set is instrumental – in a really right on and progressive style that we totally love. This is the kind of record that always got passed by in the 80s when everyone was looking for hard James Brown grooves, but which is very much in fashion now with the blunted funky crowd. Cuts include "Hymn To Mother Earth", "Another Country", "Disillusioned Man", and "Mercy (Variation No. 1)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cissy HoustonPresenting Cissy Houston (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Janus/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Amazing early work from Cissy Houston – arguably her deepest set ever, and put together with a wonderful balance of New York class and southern soul modes! There's no denying that Houston's vocals are great – especially given her family pedigree – but she really gets a chance to shine strongly here – stepping out as a bold, righteous lead – and one with a mature, all-adult feel throughout! Arrangements are by Bert DeCoteaux – who balances things wonderfully – really letting Cissy stand by herself in the front of the arrangements, but also creating just the right sort of swell in the orchestrations when needed. Titles include "I'll Be There", "Any Guy", "This Empty Place", "Didn't We", "Be My Baby", "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself", and "He/I Believe". CD has an insane amount of bonus tracks – 12 more tracks from rare singles – including "I Love You", "Only Time You Say You Love Me", "Midnight Train To Georgia", "It's Not Easy", "Making Love", "Darling Take Me Back", and "Hang On To A Dream". CD

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IllustrationIllustration ... LP
Janus, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Titles include "The Road", "Home", "Upon The Earth", "Our Love's A Chain", "Distant", and "Life Tasters Time Wasters". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a chewed corner and a drillhole through the center. Vinyl has a drillhole through the label.)

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Mungo JerryMemoirs Of A Stockbroker ... LP
Janus, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some notes in pen.)

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Al StewartYear Of The Cat ... LP
Janus, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Grady TateShe Is My Lady ... LP
Janus, 1972. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The jazzy vocals of Grady Tate get the Philly Soul treatment – as most of this album was recorded at Sigma Sound, with arrangements by Bobby Martin, and work by the usual MFSB players. Oddly, Grady's gone for kind of a rootsy style of singing on this one – harder than on earlier albums, and handled in a style that really doesn't match with Bobby's arrangements. There's a few nice moments, but most of the record's a bit confused, and has us running for Grady's earlier albums. Titles include "Freedom From The Stallion", "She Is My Lady", "Whoever's Thrilling You", "Sweet Touch Of Love", and a remake of "When You Get Right Down To It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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WhispersGreatest Hits ... LP
Janus, Early 70s/1974. Very Good ... $1.99
A strong collection of some of the Whispers more popular tracks they recorded for the Janus label in the early 70s – with a great mix of mellow harmony tunes, plus some later grooves that get a bit more uptempo with that Philly sound the group later picked up! Titles include "Bingo", "Somebody Loves You", "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", "Planets Of Life", "Let's Try It Once More With Feeling", and "If You Feel Like Coming Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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✨✧ CymandeCymande ... LP
Janus, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicely priced reissue of this classic first album by the legendary British dub funk outfit Cymande – done with that gatefold cover and everything! A key part of the crumbling British colonial network that produced some excellent music in the postwar years, Cymande was comprised mostly of West Indians who'd emigrated to England in the 60s, eventually meeting up under a shared musical vision – a completely new blend of funk, dub, jazz, and soul that was unlike anything else that had been recorded before, save for the work of a few other Brit groups of a similar nature. This first album's one of their greatest – and it's a refreshing batch of tunes that mix together heavy basslines, laidback drumming, and a righteous soul vocal style that's got a bit of a stoner touch. The album includes the group's massive cut "The Message", a bit of a minor hit when it was released (and later sampled quite famously) – plus the funky classics "Dove", "Zion I", "Listen", "Bra", and "Rickshaw". Pick this up, and sample one of the 70's most unique funk groups! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CymandeMessage/Zion I ... 7-inch
Janus, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two excellent sides of Cymande's dubby funk from the mid 70's! "The Message" is probably the group's most famous cut – a trippy little number with a catchy rollicking groove that's pumped up by organ. Sampled famously, too – which means that you'll recognize it immediately! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Janus sleeve!)
 
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Bob JamesHands Down ... LP
Tappan Zee, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
A nice litle set from Bob James – thanks to a good degree of warmth in the keyboards, which still include Fender Rhodes alongside acoustic piano and some more advanced 80s keys! While other artists of his generation were really schmaltzing things up by this point in time, Bob still keeps things pretty laidback and cool – mostly using smaller instrumentation on the tracks, and going for a lean mode that retains the best focus on his keyboard lead and solos. Some of the tunes are mellow, but still nice – and titles include "Shamboozie", "Spunky", "Macumba", "Roberta", "It's Only Me", and "Janus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label on one corner and some marker on front.)

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Whispers30th Anniversary Anthology ... CD
Sequel (UK), 1994. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
A great compilation that traces the full career of The Whispers – with tracks that begin in their Soul Clock years, run through their days at Janus and Solar, and go all the way up to 1987! The range of material is great – with mellow sweet soul tunes, strident disco numbers, complicated modern soul tracks, and more wonderful styles that will show you the versatility of this incredible group as the years went by. There's a total of 32 tracks on the set – and titles include "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", "A Mother For My Children", "The Beat Goes On", "My Girl", "It's A Love Thing", "Can't Do Without Love", "Tonight", "Just Gets Better With Time", "Somebody Loves You", "Can't Help But Love You", "(Let's Go) All The Way", ("Olivia) Lost & Turned Out", "Bingo", "I Only Meant to Wet My Feet", and the incredible tribute to Donny Hathaway, "Song for Donny"! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Janusz MuniakQuestion Mark ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the lesser-known players of the Polish jazz scene of the 70s – but a heck of a great saxophonist who stretches out nicely here in post-Coltrane freedom, but also manages to groove a bit too! The session has Janusz Muniak on both tenor and soprano sax – working with a quintet in styles that range from open and almost free, to more inside and tightly grooving, with a sweeter electric feel. Instrumentation in the group includes electric piano, guitar, bass, and drums – and the feel here is almost like some of the directions the Impulse Records scene of the 70s took their Coltrane inspiration when they electrified the rhythms, and tightened things up a bit. Titles include "Obertas", "Taniec Pawia", "Znak Zapytania", and "Przejazdzka Walcem". CD
Also available Question Mark ... LP 28.99

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Janusz MuniakQuestion Mark ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
One of the lesser-known players of the Polish jazz scene of the 70s – but a heck of a great saxophonist who stretches out nicely here in post-Coltrane freedom, but also manages to groove a bit too! The session has Janusz Muniak on both tenor and soprano sax – working with a quintet in styles that range from open and almost free, to more inside and tightly grooving, with a sweeter electric feel. Instrumentation in the group includes electric piano, guitar, bass, and drums – and the feel here is almost like some of the directions the Impulse Records scene of the 70s took their Coltrane inspiration when they electrified the rhythms, and tightened things up a bit. Titles include "Obertas", "Taniec Pawia", "Znak Zapytania", and "Przejazdzka Walcem". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Question Mark ... CD 13.99

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LaboratoriumModern Pentathlon – Polish Jazz 49 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
Sweet electric jazz from 70s Poland – a really tripped-out set of keyboard tunes, almost an Eastern European take on the Herbie Hancock sound of the time! The group's led by keyboard maestro Janusz Grzywacz – who works here on Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, and a Roland 2000 – hitting styles that range from straight and funky to electric and spacey – as much concerned with the overall sound of the set as with his own spirited solo work – and coming across with a soulful sound that's almost George Duke-ish at times! Titles include "Funky For Franka", "ABZ", "Crazy Shepherd", and "Modern Pentathlon". CD

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Jerzy MilianBaazaar ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible record from Jerzy Milian – easily one of the hippest vibes players in Europe in the 60s, and a key member of the Polish jazz scene that also included Krzystof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko! The album's an extremely evocative session that features Milian's vibes and marimba mostly in a spare trio setting – stepping out with a highly chromatic tone that has echoes of Bobby Hutcherson's straighter Blue Note work of the 60s, but which also flows out with a unique sense of color and timing. A few tracks feature great wordless vocals from singer Ewa Wanat of the Novi Singers – drifting along with the tunes in a haunting way that has a bit of a soundtrack feel – and the album also features a bit of guest flute from Janusz Mych. Titles include "Bazar W Aszchabadzie", "Tempus Jazz 67", "Serial Rag", "Valse Ex Cathedra", and "My Favourite Band". CD
Also available Baazaar ... LP 28.99

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Jerzy MilianBaazaar ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
An incredible record from Jerzy Milian – easily one of the hippest vibes players in Europe in the 60s, and a key member of the Polish jazz scene that also included Krzystof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko! The album's an extremely evocative session that features Milian's vibes and marimba mostly in a spare trio setting – stepping out with a highly chromatic tone that has echoes of Bobby Hutcherson's straighter Blue Note work of the 60s, but which also flows out with a unique sense of color and timing. A few tracks feature great wordless vocals from singer Ewa Wanat of the Novi Singers – drifting along with the tunes in a haunting way that has a bit of a soundtrack feel – and the album also features a bit of guest flute from Janusz Mych. Titles include "Bazar W Aszchabadzie", "Tempus Jazz 67", "Serial Rag", "Valse Ex Cathedra", and "My Favourite Band". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Baazaar ... CD 13.99

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Tomasz StankoMusic For K ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
Bold genius from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – a memorial tribute to the recently-departed Krzysztof Komeda – Stanko's musical mentor and frequent partner during the 60s! The work builds strongly on the angular modes explored by Komeda during the Astigmatic years – a stark, staccato mode that was as inventive and compelling as anything that Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, or Joe Harriott were doing at the time. Stanko's kept the Komeda spirit running very strongly in this set – using pulsating rhythms at the bottom to drive a set of longish tunes with full force, as freer solos cascade over the top with intense energy and amazing focus. The group's a quintet – with Zbigniew Seifert on alto sax and Janusz Muniak on tenor – and titles include "The Ambusher", "Infinitely Small", "Cry", and "Music For K". CD
Also available Music For K ... LP 28.99

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Tomasz StankoMusic For K ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Bold genius from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – a memorial tribute to the recently-departed Krzysztof Komeda – Stanko's musical mentor and frequent partner during the 60s! The work builds strongly on the angular modes explored by Komeda during the Astigmatic years – a stark, staccato mode that was as inventive and compelling as anything that Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, or Joe Harriott were doing at the time. Stanko's kept the Komeda spirit running very strongly in this set – using pulsating rhythms at the bottom to drive a set of longish tunes with full force, as freer solos cascade over the top with intense energy and amazing focus. The group's a quintet – with Zbigniew Seifert on alto sax and Janusz Muniak on tenor – and titles include "The Ambusher", "Infinitely Small", "Cry", and "Music For K". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music For K ... CD 15.99

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Andrzej TrzaskowskiAndrzej Trzaskowski Quintet – Polish Jazz Vol 4 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1965. New Copy ... $15.99
A brilliant set from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a talent who's virtually unknown in America, but one who cut some of the most forward-thinking work of his generation! The session's a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European modernists, but which also has a fresh quality that's incredibly hard to peg. It's a bit preoccupied with sound and sound colors – almost in a Paul Bley-ish way – but also has a trace of soul and lyricism, as well as a graceful approach that allows space for other players to state themselves freely on the record. That's a good thing, too, because the first album is dominated by strong trumpet work by the great Tomasz Stanko, as well as the relative unknown Janusz Muniak, who plays some great soprano sax on the session. Titles include "Sinobrody", "Post Scriptum", "Synopsis", and "Requiem For Scott La Faro". CD
Also available Andrzej Trzaskowski Quintet – Polish Jazz Vol 4 ... LP 28.99

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Andrzej TrzaskowskiAndrzej Trzaskowski Quintet – Polish Jazz Vol 4 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A brilliant set from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a talent who's virtually unknown in America, but one who cut some of the most forward-thinking work of his generation! The session's a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European modernists, but which also has a fresh quality that's incredibly hard to peg. It's a bit preoccupied with sound and sound colors – almost in a Paul Bley-ish way – but also has a trace of soul and lyricism, as well as a graceful approach that allows space for other players to state themselves freely on the record. That's a good thing, too, because the first album is dominated by strong trumpet work by the great Tomasz Stanko, as well as the relative unknown Janusz Muniak, who plays some great soprano sax on the session. Titles include "Sinobrody", "Post Scriptum", "Synopsis", and "Requiem For Scott La Faro". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Andrzej Trzaskowski Quintet – Polish Jazz Vol 4 ... CD 15.99

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Marianna WroblewskaSound Of Marianna Wroblewska ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Very unusual work from Polish jazz singer Marianna Wroblewska – who works here in two nicely different modes! Marianna sings in English throughout – and side one mostly has her working through American standards, but which come across in a very unusual way, given her accent – with open arrangements that feature piano from either Janusz Kozlowski or Wlodzimierz Nahorny, who both have offbeat qualities that really keep things on edge. Side two is where it really gets interesting, though – as Wroblewska works with the group of alto saxophonist Zibniew Namyslowski, one of the hippest Polish modernists of the period – in a mode that really brings Marianna's vocals into territory that singers like Karin Krog or Monica Zetterlund were hitting at the time. As with the early 70s work of those European singers, Wroblewska is almost post-jazz here – singing to English translations of songs written by Namyslowski, Nahorny, and even Komeda – with a very unusual, very compelling quality. These tunes include "I Don't Want To Sleep", "The Slowed Down Movie", "Sell Me To The Wind", and "And The Forest Sings Your Name" – and the standards include "I'll Be Seeing You", "Don't Explain", "My Funny Valentine", and "Lover Man". CD

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✨✧ LaboratoriumModern Pentathlon – Polish Jazz 49 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sweet electric jazz from 70s Poland – a really tripped-out set of keyboard tunes, almost an Eastern European take on the Herbie Hancock sound of the time! The group's led by keyboard maestro Janusz Grzywacz – who works here on Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, and a Roland 2000 – hitting styles that range from straight and funky to electric and spacey – as much concerned with the overall sound of the set as with his own spirited solo work – and coming across with a soulful sound that's almost George Duke-ish at times! Titles include "Funky For Franka", "ABZ", "Crazy Shepherd", and "Modern Pentathlon". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Modern Pentathlon – Polish Jazz 49 ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Tomasz StankoJazz Message From Poland ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz message from Poland, and one that's served up loud and proud, too – thanks to tremendous work from trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and a very sharp-edged group! The music here has that open flow that some of the more fusion-based players were exploring in Poland at the time – but the instrumentation is all acoustic, and also has a modal sensibility too – echoes of the territory that Stanko explored in the 60s, but taken to much more freewheeling territory on the long tracks on the set. The group features Zbigniew Seifert on violin – who, like other great European players on the instrument in his generation, manages to work with phrasing that's almost sax-like at times – very different than the heritage of jazz violin from previous decades, and surprisingly great. Other musicians include Janusz Muniak on flute and tenor, Bronislaw Suchanek on bass, and Janusz Stefanski on drums and percussion – on the titles "AEIOE", "Heban", and "Piece For Diana". CD

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✨✧ Hans Koller Free SoundNome ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from avant saxophonist Hans Koller – rare material that stands with the best Free Sound albums he released for MPS in the 70s! By this point in his career, Koller was really exploding with talent – a sax player who first begun in the postwar years with modes that were more California modern, but expanded and changed throughout the 60s – to the point where Hans was one of the most open-minded, freely-creative musicians on the central European scene! If you've only heard Koller's straighter tenor, you'll really be blown away here – as Hans blows both that horn and soprano sax, in a freewheeling group that also features Wolfgang Dauner on piano, Zbigniew Siefert on alto and violin, Adelhard Rodinger on bass, and Janusz Stefanski on drums. And while the music definitely lives up to the Free Sound name of the group, it's also not entirely free jazz – as there's a sense of structure and larger modern ideals that hearkens back to some of Koller's earlier music, even while the soloists are taking off. Titles include the 40 minute workout on "Nome", the 11 minute "Ulla M Kompanie 22/8", and the surprisingly spiritual "Kunstkopfindianer/Adea". CD

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✨✧ Marianna WroblewskaSound Of Marianna Wroblewska ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very unusual work from Polish jazz singer Marianna Wroblewska – who works here in two nicely different modes! Marianna sings in English throughout – and side one mostly has her working through American standards, but which come across in a very unusual way, given her accent – with open arrangements that feature piano from either Janusz Kozlowski or Wlodzimierz Nahorny, who both have offbeat qualities that really keep things on edge. Side two is where it really gets interesting, though – as Wroblewska works with the group of alto saxophonist Zibniew Namyslowski, one of the hippest Polish modernists of the period – in a mode that really brings Marianna's vocals into territory that singers like Karin Krog or Monica Zetterlund were hitting at the time. As with the early 70s work of those European singers, Wroblewska is almost post-jazz here – singing to English translations of songs written by Namyslowski, Nahorny, and even Komeda – with a very unusual, very compelling quality. These tunes include "I Don't Want To Sleep", "The Slowed Down Movie", "Sell Me To The Wind", and "And The Forest Sings Your Name" – and the standards include "I'll Be Seeing You", "Don't Explain", "My Funny Valentine", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sound Of Marianna Wroblewska ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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