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✨✧ Jason AjemianFolklords ... LP
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the trippiest albums we've heard from Delmark in recent years – a really creative session from bassist Jason Ajemian, and one that links the label's avant jazz work to some of the deeper sides of Chicago's indie scene! Ajemian is free to work without any sense of genre or convention – in a mode that still hits plenty of jazz, with key use of work by Monk, Mingus, and Sun Ra – but which really abstracts things and takes them to a whole new level – opening up cosmic territory that lives up to the album's stated request to "Please Feel Yourselves". Ajemian plays bass and some electronics, in a quartet that also features Owen Stewart Robertson on guitar and electronics, Kid Bliss on alto sax and vibrolux, and Jason Nazary on drums – the last of which are played in a very slow, spacious style. All tracks are long – and titles include "Ask Mr Blunt Now" – which features extrapolations of "Satellites Are Spinning" and "Ask Me Now" – and "Orange Is The Color Of The Sun Then Blue Sky" – which is built upon some key Charles Mingus tunes. Other titles are originals, and include "Material Girls" and "Freedom Is A Trail Of Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
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Peter Brotzmann & Hamid DrakeSolid & Spirit ... LP
Nero's Neptune, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
Tremendous duets between reedman Peter Brotzmann and drummer Hamid Drake – two players who are no strangers to each other after all these years, yet who still manage to come together in a way that's always fresh and compelling! The double-length album features long tracks spun out over two full LPs – with energy that builds at a level that almost takes us back to New York loft jazz of the 70s – with a sense of soul and spirit you don't always get from Brotzmann in other settings, and even on some of his other recordings with Drake. Peter plays alto, tenor, tarogato, and b flat clarinet – and Drake is stunning on the conventional drum kit, which he works in ways that still leave us breathless – as well as some of his unique percussion on a hand drum too. Titles include "Pitch A Bull", "Poppa Stoppa", "Streevus Mone On The Reevus Come", "Strike & Fade", and "Us Own Things". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruben Lopez FurstJazz En La Universidad (with bonus download) ... LP
Edun/Ascensionale (Italy), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
One of the real highlights of the Argentine jazz scene of the 60s – a seminal album from pianist Ruben "Baby" Lopez – easily one of that country's greatest jazz musicians in the decade! Ruben's got a sound that opens up with the lyrical sense of space and tone first introduced by Bill Evans, but he's also more note-full at other moments – playing with a command of the piano that would have made him huge, had he recorded on the American or European scenes of the time! There's a warm balance between his instrument, the bass of Jorge Gonzalez, and drums of Nestor Astratta – one that goes past conventional piano trio modes, and which really reminds us of our favorite Saba/MPS sessions of the period. Titles include "Un Poco Alegre", "Hombre Amaestrado", "En Tu Dulce Modo", "Hermosoa Amor", and "Necesitare Alguien Mas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Andrew HillGrass Roots ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A real stroke of genius from pianist Andrew Hill – and a surprising one too! After an initial legacy of groundbreaking experimental sides for Blue Note, Hill returns to his "grass roots" on this excellent session of straight ahead, fairly funky, soul jazz piano tunes! In the notes, Hill claims a desire to get back to the people – and in a really unusual turn, he shakes off his previous modernist trappings and goes for territory that's much more in the mode of Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, or Hank Mobley on Blue Note! Yet despite this turn, and amidst some more conventional arrangements, Andrew's work on piano is still quite dark and moody – filled with beautiful clashing lines and haunting off-beat changes that open up the session way more than you'd expect! Booker Ervin joins in on tenor – on what would become one of his last recordings – and the rest of the group includes Lee Morgan, Ron Carter, and Freddie Waits – all plenty darn hip players who really get the unusual balance of soul jazz and modernism that Hill's going for here! Tracks include "Mira", "Bayou Red", "Venture Inward", "Grass Roots", and "Soul Special". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Grass Roots (plus unissued session) ... CD 9.99

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Marilyn Lerner/Ken Filiano/Lou GrassiLive At Edgefest ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy ... $22.99
Here's a trio who step way past the conventional expectations of their instrument – especially bassist Ken Filiano and pianist Marilyn Lerner – who each seem bent on finding new ways of creating both music and sound! Some passages have Lerner falling into more conventional formation – at least within an avant jazz side of the spectrum – but the bulk of the record has her and Filiano creating these complicated sonic shapes over the drums of Lou Grassi, whose presence perhaps grounds things enough to allow the others to wander down all these wonderful paths. At times, Lerner can come on with almost a Cecil Taylor-like flurry of notes – but many other passages are open and spacious, and evoke similar energy from the bass. Titles include "Open Closter", "Rising On An Infrared Wave", "A Point Of Infinite Destiny", and "Event Horizon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies.)

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Gregory PorterBe Good (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motema, 2012. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Wonderful work from Gregory Porter – easily one of the best new jazz singers to emerge in the past decade or so, and one whose approach is soulful enough to rival the greats of the 70s! There's echoes here of Bill Withers, Gil Scott-Heron, and Al Jarreau – and like all those artists, Gregory's a singer who really moves past simple styles and generic conventions – into a mode that's vivid and rich right from the start, and defiitely his own territory – a world of sound that's a delight to experience! Most backings are straight jazzy, but inflected with some soul modes – and the album's even better and more incredible than Porter's debut for Motema. Titles include "On My Way To Harlem", "When Did You Learn", "Mother's Song", "Imitation Of Life", "Our Love", "Be Good", and "Painted On Canvas". LP, Vinyl record album

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Full Blast (Peter Brotzmann)Risc ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2016. New Copy ... About June 10, 2016 (delayed)
Pretty blistering sounds from Peter Brotzmann's Risc trio – a group that really recalls some of the mindblowing intensity he brought to the free jazz scene in his youth! The lineup features electric bass from Marino Pliakas, which really creates a lot of power at the bottom – a rumbling quality that shakes the rafters in ways that an acoustic bass couldn't achieve – matched by frenzied drum work from Michael Wertmuller, who mostly plays in skittish space all over the kit – then matched by some very freewheeling work from Brotzmann on a range of reeds. The electric bass really gives the set a different feel than other improv trio dates – but also in a way that's never "electric" in conventional modes – and titles include "Try Kraka", "Cafe Ingrid", "TTD", "Garnison Lane", "Doss House", and "Schwarspanier Street". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Risc ... CD 16.99

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Ralf NowyLucifer's Dream ... LP
Global/Wah Wah (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... About June 1, 2016 (delayed)
A rare bit of fusion from European reedman Ralf Nowy – a player who didn't cross over to the US as much as some of his other overseas contemporaries, but who's equally great! This album's got kind of a flowery cover, but a sound that's surprisingly soulful – a fusion groove that's often a bit more laidback than the usual Euro variety, with some introspective moments that really give the album a great deal of feeling – mixed with a few funkier cuts to appeal to the jazz break side of our palate! Nowy plays flutes and alto sax, and the group also features some early work from Sylvester Levay – later known for his key work on the Munich disco scene. There's also a bit of sitar and tablas in the mix, alongside more conventional fusion guitar, bass, and drums – and titles include "Soul Tango", "Shiwa's Dance", "Tschad", "Something's Happened On The Chicken Farm", "Breadhead", and "Lucifer's Dream". Great reissue too – with a wealth of notes in German and English! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Robert Wood & WoodlandsRobert Wood & Woodlands – Live At Lons Le Saulnier 1974 (180 gram blue vinyl pressing – with inserts) ... LP
Monster Melodies (France), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Robert Wood is playing a mighty cool Deagan Electravibe on the cover of the record – and he uses the instrument in these great fuzzy ways throughout the record – playing the keys almost like a distorted version of a Fender Rhodes, with a clanging tone that reminds us a lot of the Stark Reality at times! Woods also plays some more conventional vibes – with lots of great jazzy currents – and although his songs do feature his own vocals at the start, they oven step out into longer instrumental passages that have a strong jazz sound on the solos! Wood is backed by a tight bassist and drummer – who propel the best moments with a lot of energy – and titles include "Woodlands Walk/Strength", "Pollution Boomerang", "Tombac", "Star", and "Funny Fairl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on deep blue marbled vinyl – with lots of cool inserts!)

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✨✧ VariousPraise Poems 2 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really righteous little collection – and one that definitely blows away most of the competition! The style here is deeper and more sophisticated than just the usual batch of funky grooves – and instead, these artists work in a special space between spiritual jazz and more ambitious soul – a very special style that only bubbled up in a rare few scenes back in the day – and which stands nicely next to better-known classics by artists like James Mason or 24 Carat Black! Like those artists, these singers and musicians don't care about conventional boundaries – or hitting the charts as well – and they soar out beautifully on wings of creative energy that make the whole collection a wonderful musical journey. Titles include "Midnight & You" by Odyssey Group, "Scratch My Back" by Soul Scratchers, "Spanish Guitar" by Jimmy Briggs with Willie Moore's Quintet, "Fly Away" by Abraham Battat, "Dawn" by Richard Martian & Co, "Missed Another Day" by Gingerbread Express, "Would You Believe" by Gloria Rosebud Black, "The Provider" by Seeds Of Fulfillment, "Wild Wild World" by Larry Dismond, "Seaons Of Doubt" by Finnegan/Finlan, and "Summer Love" by Portis Brothers. LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Praise Poems 2 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Taylor McFerrinEarly Riser (with bonus download) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great debut from Taylor McFerrin – family member to another famous jazz singer, but very much possessed of his own self and style! The album's got this crackling, glistening quality – subtle electronics and Fender Rhodes mixing with Taylor's well-crafted vocals – never overwhelming them, but taking them into a space that's beyond conventional soul or jazz – and completely hypnotic throughout! Robert Glasper guests on one track on the set – and McFerrin's approach is a bit like some of the most creative elements in Glasper's Black Radio experiment – and other guests on the record include Emily King, Nai Palm, and Thundercat. Titles include "Decisions", "Postpartum", "Degrees Of Light", "The Antidote", "Florasia", "4am", "Stepps", and "Already There". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rino De FilippiRiflessi (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Edipan/Sonor (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest, jazziest sound library records we've ever heard – a rare 70s outing from Rino De Filippi, served up in a sunny blend of sweet keyboard lines, snapping drums and percussion, and some well-delivered basslines too! Yet the sound here is hardly that of a conventional keyboard trio – because while some of the music is clearly inspired by bossa, it's quite different too – and while other cuts are very moogy, they're hardly the usual moog numbers you'd expect to hear – as the rhythms are different, and the percussion player in the lineup does plenty to make the sound a lot warmer and more organic overall. The sweet rhythmic changes really keep things interesting – and push the record away from the territory of some of the stiffer keyboard sound library sets – as you'll hear on great tracks that include "Ultime Luci", "Riflessivita", "Club", "Iconoteca", "Momento Spensierato", and "Burlesco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Icepick (Nate Wooley/Ingebrigt Haker-Flate/Chris Corsano)Amaranth (with bonus download) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pretty heady performance from the trio of trumpeter Nate Wooley, drummer Chris Corsano, and bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – all of whom seem to set a special sort of fire between each other on the set! Wooley is especially strong – bolder than we remember, with these powerful lines that seem to illustrate his growing power in the global avant jazz scene – underscored by always-impressive work from Ingebrigt on bass, who can ruminate with deep sounds at some moments, but make elusively, almost electronic tones at others! Corsano has this elliptical way of guiding the performance – almost sometimes the most structured member of the trio, but still with a very unconventional approach – and titles include "Fuschia", "Rosso Corsa", and "Rare Rufescent". LP, Vinyl record album
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