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Count BasieApril In Paris (Jazz Heritage pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1955. Used ... $3.99
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". CD

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsAl Cohn Quintet featuring Zoot Sims – 1957 (Jazz Heritage Series) ... LP
MCA, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Walter Davis JrIn Walked Thelonious (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Mapleshade/Jazz Heritage, 1987. Used ... $8.99
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Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige (Jazz Heritage) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1958. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonGreat London Concerts (Jazz Heritage) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1963/1964. Used ... $1.99
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Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans (with bonus track) (Jazz Heritage) ... CD
Fantasy/Jazz Heritage, 1958. Used ... $2.99
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his early powers here – working with a straightforward rhythm combo that features Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but still hitting those beautifully fluid, beautifully spacious lines that set his playing apart from most who'd come before him. Tracks include 3 solo numbers – "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece", and the very short "Epilogue" – plus trio tracks "Night & Day", "Minority", "Tenderly", and "Oleo". Includes the bonus track "Some Other Time". CD

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GalacticLive At The 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival ... CD
Jazzfest Live, 2014. Used ... $4.99
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(CD-R packaged in a slim case.)

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Milt JacksonOpus De Jazz (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Heritage, 1955. Used ... $3.99
One of the best-known 50s jazz sessions from the Savoy label – a laidback classic that's a great illustration of the label's shift in modes after the early bop years! The setting here is relatively informal – with Milt Jackson as the ersatz leader, working almost in blowing session mode with hip players who include Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Hank Jones on piano, Eddie Jones on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – all players who relax into a groove wonderfully, and really open up on the album's four long tracks. Titles include the classic reading of "Opus De Funk", plus "Opus Pocus", "You Leave Me Breathless", and "Opus & Interlude". CD

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Fats NavarroFabulous Fats Navarro Vol 2 (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz Heritage, Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
A full LP issue of material that Navarro recorded for Blue Note during the 78 and 10" LP eras – compiled here with master and alternate takes of tunes that were some of the few that Navarro ever recorded for the label! Some of the work was recorded under groups led by Tadd Dameron and Budd Powell, and a few more under the Howard McGhee-Fats Navarro Boptet name – but all tracks feature Fats at his best – blowing with that sparkling tone that helped transform the sound of bop in the early years! Titles on this second volume include "Lady Bird", "Jahbero", "Symphonette", "Double Talk", and "The Skunk". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tito PuenteConcord Jazz Heritage Series ... CD
Concord, 1980s/1990s. Used ... $3.99
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Jimmy SmithBashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1962. Used ... $5.99
One of Jimmy Smith's biggest albums of the 60s – and a classic Verve pairing of his lean Hammond organ solos with the fuller, hard-swinging arrangements of Oliver Nelson! Nelson is working here at the height of his powers – backing Smith with a large group, but in a way that only seems to free him up to solo even more – pushing the tunes with an undeniable power from the all-star band, as Jimmy takes off on flights of soulful fancy over the top! Side two features some more stripped-down solo work – in the manner of Jimmy's later Blue Note sides – and the set includes the hit single "Walk On The Wild Side", plus the tracks "Bashin", "Step Right Up", and "Beggar For The Blues". CD
Also available
Bashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith ... CD 4.99
Bashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith/Hobo Flats ... CD 8.99

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Stanley TurrentineT Time (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Music Masters/Jazz Heritage, 1995. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball In Europe (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work by Cannonball – recorded live in Europe in the early 60s, and only ever issued there until the release of this CD in the US! The set features live material performed by Cannon's amazing group that included Joe Zawinul on piano, Yusef Lateef on reeds, Nat Adderley on cornet, and the rhythm section of Sam Jones and Louis Hayes – all grooving together perfectly for the set, with a fluid mix of hardbop, soul jazz, and slight exotic traces that are completely sublime! Titles include "P Bouk", "Gemini", "Work Song", "Trouble In Mind" and "Dizzy's Business". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichKeep The Customer Satisfied (Jazz Heritage pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Jazz Heritage, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Buddy certainly knew how to keep the customer satisfied – as you'll hear on this hip set of big band grooves, recorded by Buddy for Liberty Records in 1970. The set's got Buddy working with a tight group of younger players, in a mode that's not exactly funky, but which owes a lot to the funking up of the big band scene that was going on during the late 60s. There's electric bass underneath most of the cuts, and bubbly organ emerges from the horns on a good number of titles. Tracks include "Groovin Hard", "The Juicer Is Wild", "Long Day's Journey", "Celebration", "He Quit Me", and more. CD also includes bonus tracks "Body & Soul", "Happy Time", "Nitty Gritty", "Straight & Narrow", "Cornerstone", and an alternate take of "Groovin' Hard". CD
 
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Count BasieComplete Decca Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Decca/Jazz Heritage, Late 30s. Used 3 CDs ... $12.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ann Hampton CallawayAfter Ours ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1997. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Benny CarterAll That Jazz – Live At Princeton ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1990. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Benny CarterLegends ... CD
Music Masters/Jazz Heritage, 1992. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Benny CarterMore Cookin ... CD
Amerco/Jazz Heritage, 1988. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chick CoreaSong Of Singing ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, 1970. Used ... $8.99
A key album in Chick Corea's shift from Latin jazz to arch-modern – recorded with Circle bandmates Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums, and done with a free sound that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time! Chick's out on this one – way out – in that free mode of his first great rise to fame, without any of the silly Scientology of later years – and Holland and Altschul are in some of their greatest form ever, working with Chick to craft a starkly compelling album of tunes that showed that jazz piano still had a lot of room to grow at the start of the 70s! Titles include "Toy Room", "Ballad I", "Flesh", "Rhymes", and "Nefertitti". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBallads & Blues ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, 1950s. Used ... $1.99
Includes "I Waited For You", "Yesterdays", "One For Daddy-O", "Moon Dreams", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Weirdo", "Enigma", "It Never Entered My Mind" and "Autumn Leaves". CD

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Bill Evans & Stan GetzBut Beautiful ... CD
Milestone/Jazz Heritage, 1974. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Sings Broadway (Verve Master Edition) ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1962. Used ... $6.99
Ella Fitzgerald sings Broadway – but in a way that makes the tunes completely her own! Marty Paich turns in some great jazzy arrangements for the set – and the tunes are far more swinging than the usual showtunes you might expect – stripped of all their stage-bound drama, and retooled by Paich as these tight little vehicles for Ella's amazing vocals! The album's arguably more expressive than even some of Fitzgerald's previous songbook sessions – even though most work comes from the same American stage mode – titles that include "Hernando's Hideaway", "I Could Have Danced All Night", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Guys and Dolls", "If I Were A Bell", "No Other Love", and "Steam Heat". CD
(Out of print.)

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Erroll GarnerYesterdays ... CD
Nippon/Jazz Heritage, 1945/1949. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & The Mitchell Ruff Duo ... CD
Mainstream/Jazz Heritage, 1971. Used ... $5.99
Wild – but pretty darn wonderful stuff! Dizzy's recording here in one of his sparest settings ever – blowing trumpet with accompaniment from the duo of Willie Ruff, bass and French horn, and Dwike Mitchell, piano – working in a mode that's really cool, really stripped down, and which has an amazingly understated tone! Given that the album has two horns, bass, and piano – and none of those all at the same time, with no other drums or instrumentation – the format is really amazing. Add to that the fact that the tracks are often quite long, and you get a sweet and introspective side of Diz (and the Mitchell Ruff Duo) that you might not have otherwise heard! Titles include "Con Alma", "Blues People", "Bella Bella", and "Dartmouth Duet". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul GonsalvesTell It The Way It Is! ... CD
Impulse/Jazz Heritage, 1963. Used ... $12.99
Paul Gonsalves tells it the way it is – but in a hiply swinging sort of way that showcases his rising star as a leader in the 60s! The groove here is freed up from some of the earlier cliches in Gonsalves' work with larger groups – leaving a lot more room for his great sense of tone and timing, and creating some wonderful new rhythms for him to open up on. Bits of Ellingtonia are mixed with groovier 60s rhythms – played by a group that also includes Johnny Hodges on tenor, Ray Nance and Rolf Ericson on trumpet, and Walter Bishop Jr. on piano. Titles include a nice 11 minute long version of "Tell It The Way It Is", plus "Impulsive", "Body & Soul", and "Rapscallion in Rab's Canyon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman HawkinsMeets The Big Sax Section ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Heritage, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print, Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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Billie HolidayEssential Billie Holiday Carnegie Hall Concert ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1956. Used ... $2.99
A very unusual concert from Billie Holiday – one that features narration by Gilbert Millstein, telling the story of Billie's life! The format is quite unusual – almost a live documentary, with the subject of the documentary there in person herself! Millstein narrates from the start, and Billie emerges with songs throughout – using Millstein's narration to bracket portions of her career, then delivering the tunes associated with that portion. Backing is by an all-hip group that includes Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell, Chico Hamilton, Roy Eldridge, and Buck Clayton – and titles include "I Cried For You", "My Man", "Don't Explain", "Lady Sings The Blues", "Body & Soul", "I Love My Man", and "Yesterdays". CD

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Mel LewisDefinitive Thad Jones Vol 2 ... CD
Amerco/Jazz Heritage, 1990. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryFar Wes ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Jazz Heritage, Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print, Jazz Heritage Society pressing.)

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Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondGerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1957. Used ... $4.99
A great pairing of two of the coolest jazz talents of the 50s – icy-cool altoist Paul Desmond and warm-toned baritonist Gerry Mulligan! The group here continues the pianoless tradition of some of Mulligan's work of the decade – leaving plenty of room for amazing interplay between the horns, and a rare chance to hear Desmond away from the instrument – especially considering his work with Brubeck – blowing here in an airy, willowy tone that's totally great. Other players include Joe Benjamin on bass and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". CD includes bonus tracks – "Tea For Two", "Wintersong", and "Lover". CD
(Cover is in black & white.)

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Buddy RichWham ... CD
Jazz Heritage/Label M, 1977/1978. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)
Also available Wham ... CD 12.99

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Frank SinatraCome Dance With Me ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
Billy May's got Frank nicely swinging on this one – working on a set of older numbers, retuned for the Sinatra sound of 50s Capitol! The band is tight, the sound is right, and Frank steps out nicely on songs that he sung years before in other settings – but quite possibly never so well or as perfectly timed as on this LP! Titles include "Baubles Bangles & Beads", "The Song Is You", "Something's Gotta Give", and "Dancing In The Dark" – as well as the sublime album bookends "Come Dance With Me" and "The Last Dance". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – including duets with Keely Smith on "Nothing In Common" and "How Are Ya Fixed For Love". CD

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Bessie SmithBessie Smith 1925 to 1933 ... CD
Nimbus/Jazz Heritage, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)
 
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BoscoeBoscoe (with download) ... LP
Kingdom Of Chad/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of the hippest records ever to come out of Chicago – the sole recording by Boscoe, a group who was even more obscure and experimental than contemporaries like The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble! Like those groups, Boscoe has a very unique, very visionary approach – one that's not content just to echo the standard post-Coltrane modes that other spiritual jazz groups around the country were hitting – but which instead moves into territory that touches on the darker sides of funk, soul, and spoken word of the time – all with a message that's incredibly powerful, and conception that's wonderfully fresh throughout! The group's lineup features tenor, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, and drums – but they way they're put together is often far different than other funky combos – and it's clear that the group had as much of a sensibility about the overall sound of their record as they did their freer grooves. At times, there's a righteousness here that recalls the best of the early Westbound Records scene from Detroit – but there's an even higher agenda too, which is more in keeping with the spiritual aspriations of their Chicago contemporaries, and which really show up in the lyrics. The whole album's a masterpiece from start to finish – unlike anything that we can think of, still ripe for rediscovery today, and just the kind of set that makes us prouder than ever of our Chicago heritage! Titles include "We Ain't Free", "Money Won't Save You", "Now and Den", "He Keeps You", "I'm What You Need", and "Writin' On The Wall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ CCSTap Turns On The Water – The CCS Story (CCS/CCS II/Best Band In The Land/Singles) ... CD
RAK/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Brilliant work from CCS – a jazz-rock big band led by UK blues rocker Alexis Korner, arranged by Brit easy maestro John Cameron, and produced to full strength by the legendary Mickie Most! The group had a sound that was really great – with lots of fuzzy guitars up front in the mix, supported by a larger, fuller blend of horns, funky bass, and drums. The sound was a more rock-based take on styles that had been showing up on late 60s soundtracks and 70s sound library albums – but which is served up here with a more straightforward punch that makes for plenty of guitar-based funky moments. A few tracks get a bit bluesier – in keeping with Korner's heritage – but the whole set grooves pretty darn nicely – and this 2CD package features the entire RAK albums by the group – three album's worth of material, plus tracks from singles too! Titles include "Boom Boom", "Walking", "Dos Cantos", "Sunrise", "Living In The Past", "Black Dog", "Tap Turns On The Water", "Sixteen Tons", "If I Never Sing Another Song", "City", "This Is My Love", "Whole Lotta Rock & Roll", "Our Man In London", "Memphis", "Hurricane Coming", "Hang It On Me", and "Lola". CD

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Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleOn The Beach (aka Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Zulu, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Mindblowing – and a landmark recording that crosses all boundaries in the Chicago music scene of the late 60s! Philip Cohran was a visionary musician who'd played with Sun Ra during the 60s, but who left Ra to forge his own musical vision by the middle part of the decade. The Artistic Heritage ensemble was a crucially important group in Chicago – one that drew players from both the soul and jazz scenes, with a wealth of talents that later went onto work with groups like Earth Wind & Fire, The Pharoahs, Ra's Arkestra, and other ensembles. Talents on this set alone include players like Charles Handy, Don Myrick, Aaron Dodd, Henry Gibson, and Louis Satterfield – not to mention Cohran, who plays cornet (as he did with Sun Ra), plus two groovy instruments of his own invention: the violin uke and the great Frankiphone, a sort of electric thumb piano whose use on these recordings pre-dated the very famous Kalimba sound that Earth Wind & Fire would use to great success during the 70s. The album includes the driving conga funk track "Unity", the singing soulful track "The Minstrel", the incredibly haunting "On The Beach", and the track "Motherhood", which has a strong Abbey Lincoln type of feel. Plus, the CD also includes 2 bonus cuts – "New Frankiphone Blues" ( a funky monster that was only ever out on a 7" single), and a great live version of "Unity" from 1968. The whole thing's a beautiful batch of spiritual jazzy tracks with a good groove – and a perfect blend of soul and spirit, jazz and righteousness! CD

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Dusko GoykovichIt's About Blues Time (Music Heritage pressing) ... LP
Ensayo/Musical Heritage Society, 1971. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the legendary albums cut by hip European trumpeter Dusko Goykovich! The album was recorded in 1971 in Barcelona, and it's a very soulful quintet session that features fantastic performances from two of our favorite European players – trumpet player Dusko Goykovich and tenor player Ferdinand Povel, along with Spanish pianist Tete Montouliu, and his regular rhythm backing of Joe Nay and Robert Langereis. Goykovich and Povel groove hard in the frontline, bringing a hard edge to the session that you don't always hear on some of Montouliu's sessions from the time. The set grooves like a classic Blue Note, or some of the best straight ahead jazz on MPS – with lines that have their roots in soul jazz, but also show a real preference for modal grooving and lyrical soloing. Goykovich's tone is wonderful, and is a real mix of jazz and non-jazz European influences. Tracks include "Bosnia Calling", "Nameless Tune", and "The End Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear and a bit of pen.)

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Erskine HawkinsTuxedo Junction ... LP
MCA, 1950s/1960s. Very Good- ... $0.99
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(80s Jazz Heritage Series pressing. Cover has split seams.)

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✨✧ Sven Ake JohanssonKonzert Fur 12 Traktoren/Concert For 12 Tractors (pic disc) ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2016. New Copy ... $33.99
The title's no lie – as the record is a very unusual concert performed by 12 different tractors – in a mode that takes us back to some of the great sonic experiments of the early 20th Century – like the industrial symphony performed by a Soviet city, or the legendary Art Of Noises treatise on sound! Sven Ake Johansson's no pretender here – as he's got a long legacy in creative improvised music, and turns that heritage towards a dozen tractors who all work together in a mixture of solo sounds and larger ensemble rumblings – all without any other instrumental accompaniment at all! Definitely more of an art record than a jazz record – but a great one at that, and presented on a super-heavy, single-sided picture disc that very much fits the music within. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mathias LandaeusHouse Of Approximation ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2003. Used ... $5.99
Beautifully-crafted work from the quintet of pianist Mathias Landaeus – played here with a depth of soul and joyous bounce that's almost timeless! Landaeus is very much in the spirit of his counterparts on the Moserobie label here – working in a unique mode that's straight, but which explodes with intensity and new voicings – almost a new jazz heritage amongst younger players on the Swedish scene, stepping back from the freer sounds of years past, and going for a unified and bold voice that's really caught our attention. The group have a cohesion and versatility that reminds us of older Blue Note work – but which really opens up with the sort freedoms that you'd hear when American players hit the European scene in the 60s and 70s. Titles are all originals, and include "Let Us Play", "Sweet", "Fluffy", "Surroundings", "Gamla Filmstaden", and "Visa Om En Ensam Flicka". CD

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George E LewisPower Stronger than Itself – The AACM & American Experimental Music ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2008. New Copy ... $18.99 25.00
A history and biography of the AACM by George E Lewis – the jazz and cultural institution that includes legends and modern masters such as the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Nicole Mitchell and many more – including the book's author George Lewis! Lewis is a trombonist, who joined the collective as a teenager in 1971 – and who better to chronicle than a someone who has been involved for several decades? The group was formed in the civil rights era in the city's southside, for a necessary sense of community as well as for social action, but it soon evolved in one of the great forces in experimental jazz and free musical expression of the late 20th Century. From the collective's roots in Chicago, to its work in New York, Paris and all over the world, this is an epic that's worth exploring. Softcover, 690 pages, plus a middle passage with photos & illustrations. Book

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✨✧ Eugene Perkins/LaMont Zeno TheaterBlack Fairy ... CD
Taifa/Athens Of The North (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally righteous little record – originally put together in support of a local stage production in mid-70s Chicago, but a set that's come to gain some global funky fame over the years! The record mixes together spoken bits, sung vocals, and some very cool instrumentation that includes lots of Fender Rhodes and guitar, plus excellent reed passages from the young Chico Freeman – all with a hip-stepping vibe that's a fair bit like the best soul-based soundtracks of the period! The spoken parts are especially great – and really make the record stand out from the pack – and the whole thing has a progressive, positive energy that follows in the spirit of earlier Chicago artists like Oscar Brown Jr or the Artistic Heritage Ensemble. The core story features a Black Fairy who's self-conscious about her social standing and race – and learns to empower herself by tapping into her inner strength and pride – very powerful stuff for a children's stage at the time, and a message that's unfortunately still very relevant all these many years later. Titles include the killer modal jazz number "Black Land Of The Nile", which almost feels like one of Archie Shepp's spiritual vocal tracks – plus "The Streets Of Harlem", "Afrika's My Home", "Travel to Afrika", "Black Fairy Returns", and "Hey Black Child". CD
Also available Black Fairy ... LP 24.99

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Eugene Perkins/LaMont Zeno TheaterBlack Fairy ... LP
Taifa/Athens Of The North (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A totally righteous little record – originally put together in support of a local stage production in mid-70s Chicago, but a set that's come to gain some global funky fame over the years! The record mixes together spoken bits, sung vocals, and some very cool instrumentation that includes lots of Fender Rhodes and guitar, plus excellent reed passages from the young Chico Freeman – all with a hip-stepping vibe that's a fair bit like the best soul-based soundtracks of the period! The spoken parts are especially great – and really make the record stand out from the pack – and the whole thing has a progressive, positive energy that follows in the spirit of earlier Chicago artists like Oscar Brown Jr or the Artistic Heritage Ensemble. The core story features a Black Fairy who's self-conscious about her social standing and race – and learns to empower herself by tapping into her inner strength and pride – very powerful stuff for a children's stage at the time, and a message that's unfortunately still very relevant all these many years later. Titles include the killer modal jazz number "Black Land Of The Nile", which almost feels like one of Archie Shepp's spiritual vocal tracks – plus "The Streets Of Harlem", "Afrika's My Home", "Travel to Afrika", "Black Fairy Returns", and "Hey Black Child". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Fairy ... CD 13.99

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Eugene Perkins/LaMont Zeno TheaterBlack Fairy (black & white cover) ... LP
Taifa, 1975. Sealed ... $129.99
A totally righteous little record – originally put together in support of a local stage production in mid-70s Chicago, but a set that's come to gain some global funky fame over the years! The record mixes together spoken bits, sung vocals, and some very cool instrumentation that includes lots of Fender Rhodes and guitar, plus excellent reed passages from the young Chico Freeman – all with a hip-stepping vibe that's a fair bit like the best soul-based soundtracks of the period! The spoken parts are especially great – and really make the record stand out from the pack – and the whole thing has a progressive, positive energy that follows in the spirit of earlier Chicago artists like Oscar Brown Jr or the Artistic Heritage Ensemble. The core story features a Black Fairy who's self-conscious about her social standing and race – and learns to empower herself by tapping into her inner strength and pride – very powerful stuff for a children's stage at the time, and a message that's unfortunately still very relevant all these many years later. Titles include the killer modal jazz number "Black Land Of The Nile", which almost feels like one of Archie Shepp's spiritual vocal tracks – plus "The Streets Of Harlem", "Afrika's My Home", "Travel to Afrika", "Black Fairy Returns", and "Hey Black Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked at the bottom. Cover has small seepage stains at the bottom.)

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Wadada Leo Smith's MbiraDark Lady Of The Sonnets ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2011. Used ... $11.99
Uniquely innovative, yet broadly expansive and heritage conscious material from the great trumpeter, flugelhorn player and ever-searching jazz spirit Wadada Leo Smith – working with his Mbira combo – a trio with drummer Pheeroan akLaff and Min Xiao-Fen on pipa and voice. The pipa is a huge part of what makes this session so unique – lending a buzzing, Chinese folk jazz vibe that gels incredible well with Smith's abstract expression and akLaff's sometimes loose, sometimes fastly rolling drums and percussion. Recorded over a couple days in Finland, this is real gem! The set features 5 fairly long pieces, and the titles include "Sarah Bell Wallace", "Blues: Cosmic Beauty", "Zulu Water Festival", "Dark Lady Of The Sonnets" and "Mbira". CD

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✨✧ Phil UpchurchPhil Upchurch Presents LA Jazz Quintet ... CD
King (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guitarist Phil Upchurch is in great company here – a cool, back-to-basics sort of group that almost gives Phil a hardbop heritage he didn't have in his youth! The lineup features excellent work on a variety of reeds from Brandon Fields – alto, tenor, soprano sax, and flute – each handled deftly, with an especially nice edge on the alto and soprano! Bobby Lyle plays acoustic piano – and reminds us what a great straight player he can be, even though we love his electric work – and the group's got a great bottom groove from Brian Bromberg on bass and Harvey Mason on drums. Upchurch is the real star, though – and sometimes solos with the ferocity of a horn on his guitar – matching Fields at some moments in this really great way. Titles include "Sunday Morning", "Big Al", "The Look Of Love", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Summertime". CD

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✨✧ VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960 to 1975 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best compilations of New Orleans funk we've ever seen! Sure, the reissue market is always filled with stuff from the Crescent City – but so many New Orleans compilations are cheapo knock-offs, designed to cash in on the drunk Jazz & Heritage crowd, or they're simplistic sets with the same 10 tracks over and over again. This wonderful batch of tunes was put together by the folks at Soul Jazz – legendary for their work in putting together serious compilations to please the novice and expert alike – and it's got some of the best overall work we've ever seen in trying to pin down New Orleans funk. Sure, there may be a few cuts on here that you've got on other sets – but there's also a lot that you won't have, and the quality of the production makes even the familiar material sparkle again. Titles include "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, "Big Chief (part 1)" by Professor Longhair, "Tell Me What's On Your Mind" by Cyril Neville, "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further" by Lee Dorsey, "Hand Clapping Song" by The Meters, "Here Come The Girls" by Ernie K Doe, "Sissy Walk" by Sonny Jones, "Free, Single, & Disengaged" by Huey Piano Smith, "Garden Of Four Trees" by The Explosions, "Mama Roux" by Dr John, "Love Lots Of Lovin" by Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris, "I've Got Reasons" by Mary Jane Hooper, "Gatur Bait" by The Gaturs, "Hip Huggin" by Robert Parker, and "Can I Be Your Squeeze" by Chuck Carbo. 24 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleOn The Beach (aka Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble) (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Pheelco, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing – and a landmark recording that crosses all boundaries in the Chicago music scene of the late 60s! Philip Cohran was a visionary musician who'd played with Sun Ra during the 60s, but who left Ra to forge his own musical vision by the middle part of the decade. The Artistic Heritage ensemble was a crucially important group in Chicago – one that drew players from both the soul and jazz scenes, with a wealth of talents that later went onto work with groups like Earth Wind & Fire, The Pharoahs, Ra's Arkestra, and other ensembles. Talents on this set alone include players like Charles Handy, Don Myrick, Aaron Dodd, Henry Gibson, and Louis Satterfield – not to mention Cohran, who plays cornet (as he did with Sun Ra), plus two groovy instruments of his own invention: the violin uke and the great Frankiphone, a sort of electric thumb piano whose use on these recordings pre-dated the very famous Kalimba sound that Earth Wind & Fire would use to great success during the 70s. The album includes the driving conga funk track "Unity", the singing soulful track "The Minstrel", the incredibly haunting "On The Beach", and the track "Motherhood", which has a strong Abbey Lincoln type of feel. Plus, the edition also includes 2 bonus cuts – "Frankiphone Blues", and a great live version of "Unity" from 1968. The whole thing's a beautiful batch of spiritual jazzy tracks with a good groove – and a perfect blend of soul and spirit, jazz and righteousness! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Perception & Today Records – Compiled By DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem ... CD
Perception/BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Amazing grooves from a legendary pair of labels – the ultra-funky Perception and Today Records, home of some killer sounds from the New York scene at the start of the 70s! The labels had a great ear for up-and-coming soul – especially with some of the younger groups rising up at the time – and they also used their magic to refresh the sounds of some older artists, particularly jazz musicians, who took on an ultra-funky approach at Perception – one that's made their work for the label some of the most in-demand over the years! Drums are heavy, bass is nice and fuzzy, and many of the cuts have a righteous sound that really takes off from the most progressive soul, funk, and jazz of the late 60s – pushing hard with an even heavier 70s vibe. Titles include "Brother" by Adam Wade & Johnny Pate, "Too Sad To Tell" by Debbie Taylor, "Chitlins & Chuchifritos" by Joe Thomas, "Naturally Good" by Bartel, "You & I" by Black Ivory, "I Can't Get No Higher" by The Eight Minutes, "You Owe It To Yourself" by JJ Barnes, "Get Some Of This" by Madhouse, "Honey Buns" by Bobby Rydell, "Gingele" by Astrud Gilberto, "One Life" by The Albert, "Surrender" by Black Ivory, "Wishful Thinking" by JJ Barnes, "You've Just Been Bitten" by Bartel, "Every Brother Ain't A Brother" by Joe Thomas, "Submission" by Tyrone Washington, "Boogie" by Bartel, "Alligator" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Rock Steady" by Julius Brockington, "Find The One Who Loves You" by The Eight Minutes, "A Possibility" by Wanda Robinson, and "Heritage Hum" by James Moody. CD
 
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✨✧ SakhileNew Life ... LP
Jive Afrika, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The group's second album for Jive, and a batch of 80s African tracks that have a surprisingly jazzy edge to them. The sound here is quite different from the Celluloid approach to New African grooves – a bit more soulful and standard, but with strong use of instruments in a fusiony way, one that takes the tracks past the obvious cliches, and certain pitfalls that were plaguing much African funk of the time. Titles include "Night Dance", "Suite Soweto", "African Heritage", "Joyous Sound", and "Song For All". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Augusto MartelliBlack Sound From White People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heritage (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best Italian soundtracks from the time, no surprise, as Martelli had his hand in a few from that era! The music is really great, with some excellent sax and flute work that takes the tracks into a jazzier mode than usual for this sort of thing! Loads of great percussion too – and titles include "Loco Love Motor", "Mondo No", "Krypto Blues", "Ma ne Vale La Pena", "90th Compleanno", and "Sara Stato Il Futuro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)
Also available Black Sound From White People ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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