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Jason AjemianFolklords ... LP
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
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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✨✧ Taylor McFerrinEarly Riser (with bonus download) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2014. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
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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Quartetto Di LuccaQuartetto (with bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A bracingly fresh combination of vibes, piano, bass, and drums – and a real standout set of modern jazz from the Italian postwar years! At first glance, the lineup of the group is relatively conventional – forged with the same instrumentation as the Modern Jazz Quartet or George Shearing group – but from the very first note of the record, you know that the sound is something quite different indeed – a bold new musical vision, carried off perfectly! The rhythms here are especially unique – often chopped up and slightly skittish – so that the vibes and piano are often handling rhythmic duties as often as melodic ones – rolling along with the bass and drums in a set of beautiful changes and timings that explode with color and life. Players include Vito Tommaso on piano, Giovanni Tommaso on bass, Antonello Vannucchi on vibes, and Giampiero Giusti on drums – and titles include "Quartetto", "Soft Winds", "Estate 61", "Gabry", "Blues For Carole No 2", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the CD, too!)
Also available Quartetto ... CD 19.99

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TullyTully (with download) ... LP
EMI/Chapter (Australia), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
An amazing record from one of the most unique groups of their generation – an Australian combo who never fully got the fame they deserved – especially in comparison to their Anglo contemporaries up north! Tully are a rock group at the core, but they also have a very strong jazz sensibility as well – an approach that served them well on their best-known soundtrack music of the time – but which seems to come out even more strongly on this debut full-length set – a record that mixes tones and chromes in a really sublime way! All numbers have vocals, but also get plenty of "voice" from the reed work of Richard Lockwood – a player who really manages to bring his instruments into this harmonious blend with the other work on guitar, drums, and keyboards – very similar to the way that sax and flute were being used on the best early 70s albums from King Crimson – adding a level of sensitivity and soul which then only deepens the more conventional rock instrumentation, but in ways that are very different than more familiar jazz rock modes too. Titles include "Phssst", "Love", "Lace Space", "Waltz To Understanding", "You Realize You Realize", "La Nave Bleu", and "The Sun Is Shining". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes album download – with an unrreleased bonus track recorded in 1969!)

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ZNRBarricade 3 ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
Incredible experimental music from French duo ZNR – and a legendary record from 1976 that's so otherwordly, mesmerizing as it is, you'd be hard pressed to guess when it was recorded – it's kind of in it's own little universe! Spooky bits of piano and strange bits of synth are constant elements, as are eerie distorted bits of vocal – but those oddball elements are laced with more conventionally musical instrumentation that are closer to avant jazz. A strange gem! Includes "Le Grande Compositeur Vu De Face", "Droumier Assai Per S'Amourousis D'Un Moustre", "Seynete", "Espelisoun D'Uno Ribambello D'Evenimen Espetaclous Valentin Bilot", "Naive Description De La Formation", "Solo Un Dia", "Editioun Especialo D'Uno Grino De Jardin", "Trop De Douceur Ou Les Trois Soueurs: 2e Soeur" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPraise Poems 2 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
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
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann & Hamid DrakeSolid & Spirit ... LP
Nero's Neptune, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Andrew HillGrass Roots ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Tribo MassahiEstrelando Embaixador ... LP
Goma Gringa (Brazil), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing bit of funk from early 70s Brazil – an ultra-rare album, but one that almost beats some of the bigger Brazilian classics of the time! The recording has a very unusual approach – a non-stop blend of songs on each side – which makes for long, continuous tracks that mix together funk, jazz, samba, and other rootsy elements – often with a lot of percussion at the core, but also featuring electric bass, and some nice flute too! Lead singer Embaixador has this deep, rich sound – which is then countered by a vocal group, ala samba – and the overall approach is definitely in the deepest, hippest modes of the samba soul generation – and much more unbridled than more conventional albums. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Walk By Jungle", "Dandara", "Fareua", "Oan", "Pae Joao", "Madrugada Sem Luar", and "Menina Da Janela". LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever legit reissue – with great vinyl, and new notes too!)

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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliIeri Oggi Domani ... LP
Contempo (Italy), 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Light and lovely 60s material from the great Armando Trovajoli – a key soundtrack from a period when the composer was really starting to come into his own! The music here accompanies a Marcello Mastroianni/Sophia Loren film, and shares the same mix of comedy and sentiment that you'd expect from both figures – lightly playful one minute, richly contemplative the next – as Trovajoli mixes woodwinds, strings, and some lighter guitar passages in these really compelling little melodies – including some nice bossa bits too. The first half of the record is a bit more conventional, but the second half is wonderfully groovy, with some especially great jazz touches – and titles include "Notte Di Natale", "Forcella", "Anna With The Rolls", "Descansado", "Flowers For A Poor Millionaire", and "Portrait Of MM". LP, Vinyl record album

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