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Chet BakerThis Time the Dream's On Me – Chet Baker Quartet Live Volume 1 (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Jazz Heritage, 1953/1954. Used ... $7.99
Excellent lost jazz work from Chet Baker! The CD combines 5 tracks from a never-before-heard live set recorded in 1953 at the Curran Theatre in LA, plus 9 more cuts from 1954 session that was issued on the long out-of-print LP Jazz At Ann Arbor. Both sessions feature Chet playing with pianist Russ Freeman, an amazingly understated player whose graceful darkness perfectly matches young Chet's sound on the trumpet. The pair are backed by Carson Smith on bass and either Larry Bunker or Bob Neel on drums – and the extended set's a wonderfully no-nonsense batch of jazz tunes that really sparkles in comparison with some of Baker's later live work. Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Maid In Mexico", "Lover Man", "My Funny Valentine", "Stella By Starlight", and "Russ Job". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonBlues In Orbit (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Columbia/Jazz Heritage, 1959. Used ... $6.99
Deep and bluesy work from the all-star Ellington group of the late 50s – a beautifully recorded album that moves way past the simple cliche of its title! The set features a host of original tunes from Duke Ellington and other members of the group – and players include Jimmy Hamilton on tenor, Ray Nance on trumpet, Matthew Gee on trombone, and the wonderful Johnny Hodges on alto – playing here at the peak of his later powers. Titles include "Three J's Blues", "Smada", "C Jam Blues", "Sweet & Pungent", "Blues In Blueprint", "The Swinger's Jump", and "Blues In Orbit". CD
Also available
Blues In Orbit ... LP 4.99
Blues In Orbit (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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Milt JacksonHarem (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1991. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Clifford JordanLive At Ethell's (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Mapleshade/Jazz Heritage, 1987. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetPyramid (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Jazz Heritage, 1960. Used ... $3.99
Features a long reading of "Pyramid" – plus "Django", "Romaine", "Vendome", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes Montgomery TrioPortrait Of Wes (Jazz Heritage) ... CD
Riverside/Jazz Heritage, 1963. Used ... $3.99
Early work by Wes – cut with his early trio that included the wonderful Melvin Rhyne on organ! The sound is tight and freer than some of Wes' later recordings – a bit more in the pocket, too, showing the roots of the Indianapolis scene from which Wes was just emerging at the time. Tracks include "Movin Along", "Lolita", "Dangerous", "Yesterday's Child", and "Moanin". CD

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Clark TerryMusic In The Garden (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1968. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lucky Millinder's Orchestra With Rosetta TharpeLucky Day – 1941 to 1945 – Jazz Heritage Series Vol 20 ... LP
MCA, Early/Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Horace SilverSong For My Father (Jazz Heritage) ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz Heritage, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record – the kind of album that only Blue Note could put out, and an instant classic that will sound wonderful forever! The album's truly one of the great ones – one of those Blue Notes that still makes you stop and pause when you hear it, even though you've heard it a million times in Starbucks and places like that. Horace Silver is working here at the height of his powers – lyrical, free, yet also damn soulful, in a style that makes for some of the most evocative jazz-based grooves cut to wax at the time. Carmell Jones is in the group, and plays some of his best trumpet ever – and Joe Henderson really drives the whole session home with some incredible tenor work. Other group members include Teddy Smith on bass and Roger Humphries on drums – and titles include the instantly famous "Song For My Father", plus "Que Pasa", "The Kicker", and "Calcutta Cutie". This great CD reissue also adds a whole bunch of extra cuts to the original album, including new material never heard before, and a trio version of "Que Pasa". 10 cuts in all! CD

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✨✧ Cal TjaderConcord Jazz Heritage Series ... CD
Concord, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(CD has initials in marker.)

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✨✧ June ChristySomething Cool (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Capitol, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. 24 tracks total. CD
Also available Something Cool (with bonus tracks) ... CD 0.99
 
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✨✧ Ethnic Heritage EnsembleFreedom Jazz Dance ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetLonely Woman ... CD
Atlantic/Jazz Heritage, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Truly one of the Modern Jazz Quartet's greatest albums – and a set that has an edge and a darkness that's missing from some of their other Atlantic records! Part of the reason for this may be the group's fantastic reading of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – a killer moody track that sounds great in the group's vibes/piano style – and which leads off the album with a chilling tone that's really unbelievable! The rest of the album's pretty great too – and there's a brooding intensity we don't normally hear in the piano of John Lewis and vibes of Milt Jackson. Other tracks include Gary McFarland's "Why Are You Blue" – plus John Lewi's "Belkis", "Animal Dance", "New York 19", and "Trieste". CD

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Count Basie with Tony BennettBasie/Bennett – Count Basie & His Orchestra Swings/Tony Bennett Sings ... CD
Roulette/Jazz Heritage, 1959. Used ... $5.99
One of the coolest, grooviest Tony Bennett albums you could ever hope to buy – a really wonderful album that features backings by the Count Basie band, in the best swinging mode of their Roulette Records years! Tony always had a lot of jazz in his sound, but this album's a really special one – and quite different than the gentler territory of his later jazz efforts with Bill Evans – instead a record that really pushes that strong vocal range that Bennett always had on his pop singles of the 50s, but refocuses the sound towards a deeper Basie mode. Arrangements are by Ralph Sharon, Tony's usual accompanist – but the sound is pure Basie all the way through! Titles include "Life Is A Song", "Plenty Of Money", "Strike Up The Band", "Poor Little Rich Girl", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and "Growing Pains". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Sings Broadway (Verve Master Edition) ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1962. Used ... $4.99
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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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie's Big 4 ... CD
Pablo/Jazz Heritage, 1974. Used ... $5.99
Dizzy's Big 4 here are a quartet of players that includes Ray Brown on bass, Joe Pass on guitar, and Mickey Roker on drums – all of whom work with Dizzy in a lightly skipping groove that's a nice contrast to some of his other 70s work! The style certainly has some of the spacious qualities that Dizzy was bringing to his records of the 70s – that post-bop "little says more than a lot" style that we really love – but the overall mode is somewhat gentler too, and with just a guitar to emphasize some of the rhythms of the tune, there's some airiness to the numbers that's really compelling. Dizzy's trumpet is often muted, and titles include "Birk's Works", "Frelimo", "Hurry Home", "Russian Lullaby", and "September Song". CD
(Out of print. Jazz Heritage pressing. Cover image differs slightly from that shown.)

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Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman Vol 2 – Clarinet A La King ... CD
Columbia/Jazz Heritage, 1939/1940/1941. Used ... $2.99
... CD
Also available Benny Goodman Vol 2 – Clarinet A La King ... LP 2.99

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Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman Vol 2 – Clarinet A La King ... LP
Columbia/Jazz Heritage, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available Benny Goodman Vol 2 – Clarinet A La King ... CD 2.99

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Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Benny CarterThree Great Swing Saxophones ... CD
Jazz Heritage, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddie HubbardLive At Fat Tuesday's ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1992. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNight At the Village Vanguard Complete ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz Heritage, 1957. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
One of the greatest Sonny Rollins records ever! The set is a legendary batch of trio tracks that feature Sonny working in a format that is incredibly free for the time, and which show him as more of a modernist than a bopper – although his solos are still pretty darn fantastic from a bop perspective. Blue Note recorded Sonny at 2 sessions at the Village Vanguard on November 3, 1957 – and both sessions are offered here in their complete form! Donald Bailey and Pete LaRoca are the rhythm section for the early set – and Wilbur Ware and Elvin Jones are the backing for the later set. Both groups are amazing, and this is simply one of the best live sets ever captured by the label – and the kind of work that Rollins' had yet to reach in the studio. Titles include "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Four", "Old Devil Moon", "Night In Tunisia", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". But forget the titles, because it's the playing that makes this one so wonderful! CD

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George Shearing Quintet/Dakota StatonIn The Night ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, 1957. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful late 50s jazz from the LA scene – not just because singer Dakota Staton is at the best of her youthful prime, but also because the Shearing group on the set is great too! George is working here with one of his best lineups – a group that includes Latin-inflected Al McKibbon on bass and Percy Brice on drums, but which also has some great guitar work by Toots Thielemans, and wonderful vibes by Emil Richards. The Shearing group plays instrumentally on about half the album, and Dakota joins in on the remaining tracks. Titles include "Pawn Ticket", "In The Night", "Easy", "I Hear Music", "Senor Blues", "Later", and "I'd Love To Make Love To You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cassandra WilsonBlue Skies ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1988. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer Small Band ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1978. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Riverside/Jazz Heritage, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the use of the piano in jazz, but also the bass and drums as well – as LaFaro's deeply evocative playing is paired with the equally fresh drum work of Paul Motian – heard here at his youthful early best, before some of his contributions to jazz had become cliche in the hands of other players. The session was caught live at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 25, 1961 – and titles include longish takes on "Solar", "Jade Visions", "Gloria's Step", and "Alice In Wonderland". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenMatador ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz Heritage, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic mid 60s album from Grant Green – but one that never got its due originally, because it was unreleased at the time – and didn't come out until a Japanese version in the late 70s! Despite that oddly long gap, Matador is truly one Grant's best ever records – a really inventive session that goes way past his standard soul jazz roots – and which really shows the guitarist stretching out towards future styles of jazz! The session's a spare quartet date – with Green's guitar playing modal grooves over rhythm by by his incredible combo – with Bob Cranshaw on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and the incomparable McCoy Tyner on piano – blocking out bold changes that really drive the record strongly. Cuts are long, and there's a freewheeling quality to the material that's only ever matched by some of the Grant Green/Larry Young sessions from the same time – especially the Street Of Dreams Record. Titles include "Matador", "Bedouin", Green Jeans", and a killer version of "My Favorite Things", done in a very Coltrane-esque style. CD
(Jazz Heritage pressing. Out of print.)
Also available Matador ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Pete JohnsonPete's Blues ... CD
Savoy/Nippon/Jazz Heritage, 1946. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesComin' On Home ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz Heritage, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer from Groove Holmes – one of his rarest albums ever, a one-off session recorded for Blue Note, with a group that includes a young Weldon Irvine! Weldone was a hip up-and-comer at the time – and he not only plays electric piano on the set, but contributes some of the album's best tracks. The mix of electric piano and organ makes for a very unusual sound – one that gets a nice kick from the conga/drum rhythm section, mixed in with electric bass and guitar. Includes the classic "Groovin For Mr G", an early version of Irvine's "Mr Clean", a funky version of "Theme From Love Story", and the cuts "Don't Mess With Me", "This Here", "Wave", and "Down Home Funk". CD
(Jazz Heritage Society pressing. Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleyDomination (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, 1965/1970. Used ... $5.99
A key meeting of Cannonball Adderley and David Axelrod – and one of the pair's first larger collaborations together! The album features Cannonball solos over larger backings by Oliver Nelson – with some occasional help from brother Nat Adderley – all produced with that dark Axelrod edge that we love so much from the Capitol years. The tunes have just the right amount of space to keep things interesting – but also enough soul to link the work nicely to the other Adderley albums of the time. Nelson himself brings in some captivating modern moments to the set – and titles include "Interlude", "Mystified", "Gon Gong", "Shake A Lady", and "Introduction To A Samba". CD also features the extended bonus track "Experience In E" – recorded in 1970 with arrangements by William Fischer! CD
(Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1958. Used ... $1.99
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect offset to Cannonball's more soulful style. The rest of the group includes Hank Jones, Sam Jones, and Art Blakey – and like John Coltrane's Blue Train, the record's more of an "special session" than the usual Blue Note album, but the strength of the players make it one of the more memorable records of its day! Titles include "Somethin' Else", "One For Daddy-O", and a nice moody take on "Dancing In The Dark". CD
 
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Tomasz StankoJazz Message From Poland ... LP
Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. CD

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✨✧ Tomasz StankoJazz Message From Poland ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily 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
Also available Jazz Message From Poland ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 (with b ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 ... CD 16.99

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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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Earth Wind & FireEarth Wind & Fire ... LP
Warner, 1971. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Earth, Wind & Fire's first album – recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireNeed Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the two early Earth Wind & Fire LPs recorded for Warner – and the one that shows their amazing roots in the avant-garde jazz scene in Chicago. At the forefront, the record's a righteous soul album with an ensemble funk sound – but deeper in, there's a lot of jazz-based playing, and a number of moments that almost get "out" in the solos! Surely this one couldn't have been made without the spiritual advancements in jazz made by the AACM – and EWF couldn't have helped rubbing shoulders with those players, considering that they all often gigged together in the Chicago studio scene, and that they'd also shared some time together in groups like The Pharoahs and Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble. Titles include "Energy", "Beauty", and a nice remake of Donny Hathaway's "Everything is Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jazzanova & OthersRemixes 2006 to 2016 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 27.99
Jazzanova are maybe best remembered for their early Compost Records releases from the German scene – tracks that really helped reintroduce jazz and Brazilian modes to the contemporary dancefloors back in the 90s! In the years since those now-classic releases, Jazzanova have moved more strongly towards a role as remixers, lending their strong sense of history and sonic depth towards a range of other artists – often with an approach that really transforms the original tune, and makes the whole thing feel like a fresh Jazzanova track! This collection of work from a decade in the studio really lives up as a strong testament to that role – and showcases the Jazzanova touch on sublime cuts that include "Ordinary Guy (Jazzanova rework ext version)" by Joe Bataan, "Naze (Jazzanova rmx)" by Spinning Motion, "Believer (Jazzanova rmx)" by Paul Randolph, "Skybreaks (Jazzanova rmx)" by Heritage Orchestra, "Parallels (Jazzanova serial rmx)" by Atjazz with Dawne B, "Listen To The Drums (Jazzanova rmx)" by Outlines, "Dimentica Domani (Jazzanova rmx dub)" by Malika Ayane, and "Stimela (Jazzanova rmx)" by Hugh Masekela. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ed MottaPerpetual Gateways ... CD
Dwitza/Membran (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
Ed Motta knocks it out of the park with this one – taking things in an even more soulfully classic direction than on his killer AOR album – and giving us key proof that he's one of the most important soul singers of the 21st Century so far! Ed's got a way of opening doors wherever he goes – as part of a huge global legacy he's left in the past decade or soul – and this time around, he's opening the doors to a classic style of studio production from the LA scene – the kind of warm soul that works perfect for Motta's incredible voice, and which makes the album one of the best he's ever given us! Ed plays Fender Rhodes in the small combo backing here – and is working with a key group of jazz musicians that includes Patrice Rushen and Greg Phillingaines on keyboards, Hubert Laws on flute, Rickey Woodard and Charles Owens on tenor, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums – a stunning lineup that makes for amazing sounds throughout. All lyrics are in English, and Ed effortlessly blends jazz and soul on original titles that include "Captain's Refusal", "Forgotten Nickname", "The Owner", "A Town In Flames", "Good Intentions", "Hypochondriac's Fun", "Heritage Deja Vu", "Overblown Overweight", and "Reader's Choice". CD

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Jovino Santos Neto & Weber Lago with Joe LovanoLive At Caramoor ... CD
Adventure Music, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Haunting piano lines from Jovino Santos Neto and Weber Iago – recorded live at the Caramoor Jazz Festival, in a way that has each player handling solo tracks, then coming together for some especially nice duet numbers! Both Neto and Iago have a really lyrical approach to the keys – one that's trained with virtuoso-level skills, but which is never too cold or without soul – much more jazz-based in the end, but with a Brazilian heritage as well. Joe Lovano joins the players for one track – and titles include "Wave", "Ser Feliz", "Lamentos", "Navegante", "Alone Together", "Balaio", and "O Fim Do Comeco". CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerEnlightenment ... CD
Milestone, 1973. Used ... $6.99
A pretty great little live set – recorded at the Montreux Jazz fest in 1973, and featuring one of the better McCoy Tyner groups of the time! The album's a key set in McCoy's stretching out after the passing of Coltrane – a record that draws strongly from his 60s spiritual heritage, but pushes nicely into the next generation – free, but never too free, and really filled with soul and spirit throughout! A key sound of the set comes from saxophonist Azar Lawrence – who plays both soprano and tenor on the date – and rhythm in the group is from Joony Booth on drums and Alphonse Mouzon on drums, both of whom really kick things into gar. Tracks are all pretty long, and titles include Tyner's 3 part "Enlightenment Suite", plus "Presence", "Nebula" and "Walk Spirit Talk Spirit". CD

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World's Experience OrchestraBeginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 20.98
A lost legacy in spiritual jazz – two albums recorded by a Boston group who worked far from the limelight in New York – in a very underground scene where they recorded these two very special albums in the 70s! Their sound is very collaborative and freewheeling – an approach that reminds us a lot of music by Phil Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble. The first album in the set is The Beginning Of A New Birth – a record that really lives up to its title, given the joyous energy it brings into being – a very collaborative vibe that has the entire ensemble working together on two side-long tracks – mixing rootsy percussion, avant solos, and unified voices that really give the music a special touch! The mix of ensemble vocals and reed elements is a bit like some of the Max Roach or Billy Harper projects of the time – but the approach is looser, less structured, and very organic. Players include Michael Cosmic on alto, Raquib Ishma'll Hassan on tenor, Phil Musra on soprano sax, Shaddu Jones on piano, and Robert Fuff on bass – and titles include "The Beginning Of A New Birth" and "The Prayer". As Time Flows on is the second record – and has a style that's maybe slightly more compact – still every bit as spiritual as before, but with some shorter tracks that bring the group's ideas into even deeper focus! The group is smaller, but still uses voice along with their instrumentation – which comes from the work of Earl Grant Lawrence on flute, Jamyll Jones on bass, Shaddu Jones on piano, and Larry Roland, Roy Hall, and Chauncy Hutcherson on percussion. Some vocals are more solo, and even hit a bit of a hip protest vibe – and titles include "Nine Degrees & Cold", "Black Woman", "To Do Nothing", "The Mind", and "Rain". Comes with a great booklet – which tells the group's unique story! CD

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✨✧ Detroit ExperimentDetroit Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bomb – and one of the greatest records we've heard from Detroit in 30 years! This massively beautiful record is the brainchild of Carl Craig, and it's unlike anything else he's ever done – a richly cosmic blend of music that includes funk, soul jazz, house, electronica, and more – stretching back over the tremendous cultural heritage of Detroit in the post-Motown years, magically managing to bring together many elements, and forge them into a beautiful new sound for the 21st century! The scope of the project is amazing – and features contributions from legendary Detroiters Bennie Maupin, Regina Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Geri Allen, Karriem Riggins, and others. Includes an amazing remake of Belgrave's classic space jazz cut "Space Odyssey", Doug Carn's "Revelation", Stevie Wonder's "Too High", and the tracks "Think Twice", "Midnight At Twenty Grand", "Baby Needs New Shoes", "There Is A God", and "Vernors". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousI'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die – Field Recordings From Alan Lomax's Southern Journey ... LP
Mississippi, 1959/1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful collection of Alan Lomax field recordings from the southern US at the end of the 50s/dawn of the 60s – Lomax's legendary Southern Journey – in which he set out to document the still made southern folk music that had decades earlier influenced the jazz and blues that changed popular music in the US forever! Lomax travelled throughout the American South with the support and resources of Atlantic Records, essentially proving that traditional American folk music – mountain songs, work songs, weary ballads, spirituals and more songs of the poor was still being made. Many of the recordings went on to be released in the early 60s on Atlantic's Southern Folk Heritage series, and many more on the Prestige label. Selections from those, as well as some previously unreleased tracks are on this great vinyl series on Mississippi. Compiled and annotated by Nathan Salsburg. Titles include "Number 111" by JE Mainer's Mountaineers, ""61 Highway" by Fred McDowell, "Shout Lula" by Emma Hammond, "I'm Going Home" by Ervin Webb & Prisoners, "I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die" by Miles & Bob Pratcher and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet.)

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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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✨✧ Jovino Santos Neto & Weber Lago with Joe LovanoLive At Caramoor ... CD
Adventure Music, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Haunting piano lines from Jovino Santos Neto and Weber Iago – recorded live at the Caramoor Jazz Festival, in a way that has each player handling solo tracks, then coming together for some especially nice duet numbers! Both Neto and Iago have a really lyrical approach to the keys – one that's trained with virtuoso-level skills, but which is never too cold or without soul – much more jazz-based in the end, but with a Brazilian heritage as well. Joe Lovano joins the players for one track – and titles include "Wave", "Ser Feliz", "Lamentos", "Navegante", "Alone Together", "Balaio", and "O Fim Do Comeco". CD
Also available Live At Caramoor ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ AkimboOn Top ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Akimbo may not be a household name, but the group's members have played with Brand New Heavies, Soul II Soul, and Jamiroquai – and they've got a sound that more than lives up to that heritage! In a way, the groove here really takes us back to the best styles of the early days of Acid Jazz – as Akimbo craft a clear, clean 70s jazz funk groove – one that's not cluttered up with house, hip hop, or drum and bass – and which has a strongest focus on the funky instrumentation of the combo. There's a warm, well-produced sound to the set – one that ties into a 70s Fantasy Records style in the same way that the Brand New Heavies first tapped – and although most cuts are instrumental, a few numbers feature vocals by Marcina Arnold. Titles include "Akimbo", "For Real", "Call To Freedom", "The Reason", "Tickled", "Flight To Havana", and "On Top". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Frederic HandJazzantiqua ... LP
Musical Heritage Society, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 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!)
 
 
 



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