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High RiskCommon Woman/Degradation ... 7-inch
Jazzaggression (Estonia), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
Two fantastic sides of jazz by this all-female quartet from the 70s – a group who serve up these tunes for a film titled Woman To Woman – but who work here at a level that stands more than well enough on its own! "Common Woman" begins with this wonderful tenor line from Cyndy Mason over spiritual piano from Virginia Rubino – building with a very righteous vibe, before then breaking for a reciation in the middle, which then shifts to flute – before soaring again in a bolder instrumental passage! "Degradation" has a sung vocal from the start – building over piano almost in an early Roberta Flack way, before giving space to more excellent tenor in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Paris Smith QuintetThought Seeds/Lilith Came ... 7-inch
Oracle/Jazzaggression (Finland), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Two amazing tracks from underground Chicago jazz legend Paris Smith – back to back on a limited 45! "Thought Seeds" is this amazing blend of vibes, alto sax, and haunting female vocals – a very righteous tune, and one with a spirit that's unlike anything else we can think of – dark, but vibrantly positive too – with a nice solo from Jimmy Ellis near the end! "Lilith Came" has never been on vinyl before – an overlooked gem from Paris CD-only release from the 90s – with more beautiful vibes, and a lyric that's as haunting as the title! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Faduma Kassim/Ahmed Sharief YusufMajogo/Berflasana ... 7-inch
Kah/Jazzaggression (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two rare grooves from Somalia – both of them great! "Majogo" has a romping style that's almost Ethio funk, but maybe a bit looser overall – nicely upbeat, and with great interplay between a female singer and a really tremendous tenor sax solo! "Berflasana" has more great sax, too – and these wild call/response vocals that set the tune on fire once they get going – building in energy strongly, before they step aside and let the tenor take a solo! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Paris SmithParis Smith – Kenneth Hill Quartets (with bonus download) ... LP
Oracle/Jazzaggression (Finland), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album from the Chicago jazz underground of the 70s – one of a handful of rare albums cut by Paris Smith – a very under-discovered talent of his generation! Paris plays vibes, and has this incredible ear for unusual colors and tones – and for very fresh rhythmic changes in the music, which starts in more familiar territory of modal and spiritual jazz – then takes off into something else entirely! The group features equally amazing reed work from Kenneth Hill – a player who can be freely expressive, but without ever getting stuck too far outside – and the quartet also features drums from Usama, and bass from either Michael Smith or Donnell Lambert. This album's one of the few that Smith ever issued, on his own Oracle label – and all tracks are originals, with a beautiful sound – and titles that include "Mood For John", "53rd Street Ghost", "Bring Out The Skeleton", and "The Last One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes download!)

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✨✧ Bird CurtisBird Curtis Quintet (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Tony Pike/Jazzaggression (Finland), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Bird Curtis isn't a single guy, but instead the title of the group – a conflation of the names of tenorist Ian Bird and trumpeter John Tewlaney Curtis – who both lead this fabulous British group from the end of the 60s! These guys are far less known than giants of their scene from the time – like Tubby Hayes, Michael Garrick, or Joe Harriott – but they play with a similar blend of modernism and bop, at a level that makes this lost album one that you'll easily play next to treasures from those bigger artists! The writing and sense of arrangement are superb – very fresh and original, so that these guys are never just trying to ape an American hardbop mode – ala Blue Note or Prestige – and instead really find a new level of creative interplay between all the instruments in the quintet, especially on the long tracks in the set. Other group members include Ray Shea on piano, Daryl Runswick on bass, and Tim Wooley on drums – all but one of whom contributed original material to the set, along with the leaders – and titles include "The Butter Tree", "10:15", "Sails", "Tartain Reign & Victory In Splendour", and "Tropicana". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ways that bring out all their most unusual elements, while still holding onto the strong groove at the bottom! Half the set features work by the Sharero Band – a really great group who have a wicked way with an organ line, so that the instrument has all these sharp edges and odd tunings – which create a cool exotic vibe over the more forward-moving grooves – on titles that include "Sharero", "Caashooy", and "Yaan Cuskanaa". The set features more music from Magool – a group with instrumentation that's maybe more Eastern, in ways that reflect the Islamic culture in Mogadishu, but the tracks also have a strongly percussive vibe too – which makes for a nice match alongside the vocals, on titles "Waly Sita" and "Shimbir Yohou". Last up is a track from guitarist Ahmed Rabsha and Hibbo Nuura – great vocal interplay with a lively vibe, on the striking "Bohol You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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