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Graeme BellAustralian Jazzman – 21 Jazz Gems 1962 to 1974 ... CD CD format
Festival (Australia), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
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Greg Foat GroupGreg Foat Group – Live At The Playboy Club, London ... LP LP format
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $23.99
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this album has a really special sort of feel – with loads of wonderful keyboard lines from Greg on Hohner Electra piano, Elka Rhapsody, Hammond L 100, and Mutron Phaser – almost always distorted with a nice degree of fuzz, but still a straight ahead approach, and some great undercurrents of fuzz too! The group also features tenor and trumpet – which sometimes sound distorted, ala Varitone modes – and the overall sound feels like some lost jazzy club combo from the late 60s, really tripping out in a very comfortable space. We'd easily stack this one next to our favorite funky Fender Rhodes records from back in the day – and titles include "By The Grace Of God I Am", "Ingen Reklam", "Funky Fanfare", "Madrid", and "Mr Minor". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jef GilsonJef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... LP LP format
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements that were moving around the postwar scene, but also some crucial crossovers with other global styles as well – and his list of collaborators over the years included reedman Michel Portal, trumpeter Bernard Vitet, prog rocker Christian Vander, and exotic jazz musician Lloyd Miller. Gilson's music was often issued in small pressings over the years, or buried under the names of bigger stars in his collaborations – but this wonderful package finally shows the genius in his full light – by bringing forth a host of rare tracks from Gilson's own archives, carefully selected by the Jazzman Records team. There's a really wonderful array of sounds going on here – some straighter jazz grooves, some offbeat rhythms, some exotic instrumental passages, and some occasional forays into Latin or African modes – all instantly compelling, and with the sort of unique sounds that are bound to have you digging for some of Gilson's commercially released music. Titles include "Choro In Blue", "Chant Inca", "Lamento", "Three Four One", "Anamorphose", "Java", "Agnus Dei", "Java Pour Raspail", and "La Cigale Et La Fourmi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ronnie KaeSwinging Drums/Swimming Drums ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
The drums are certainly swinging – but they're also pretty darn heavy too! The single's got this great percussive power right from the start – almost like a gargey number but with drums instead of guitar – but also laced with these really weird vocal calls in this odd, grumbly style! The flipside has more guitar than drums – but only to create this cool watery style that really works well with the "swimming" title. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... LP LP format
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 999 copies – nice heavy pressing!)

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 5 – Esoteric Modal & Deep Jazz From Around The World 1961 to 1979 ... LP LP format
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
Easily the coolest collection so far in the amazing Spiritual Jazz series – and a set that shows the truly global growth of the genre during the Coltrane generation – on tracks from such far-flung scenes as India, Australia, Israel, Turkey, and beyond! The music is often quite exotic – core jazz elements mixed with more offbeat instrumentation, but almost always driven by a modal-styled groove – the kind of rhythmic energy inspired by McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – but served up here by other contemporary players, and a few from the next generation as well. As always with Jazzman, the song choice is sublime – so much so that the record includes a few gems we knew, but forgot about, mixed with other tracks we're hearing here for the first time ever! Great notes support all the musical choices – and titles include "Pondo Blues" by Eric Nomvete's Big Five, "Song For My Lady" by Louiz Banks, "Islamic Suite" by Charlie Munro, "Mezare Israel Yekabtzenu" by Jazz Workshop, "Koy Yolu" by Jazz Semai, "Vicky" by Jorge Lopez Ruiz, "Sobre El Orinoco" by Virgilio Armas, "Raga Rock" by Braz Gonsalves Seven, "Trane Ride" by Tete Mbabisa, "Um Allah" by Aquila, and "Destroy The Nihilist Picnic" by London Experimental Jazz Quartet. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spiritual Jazz 5 – The World ... CD 14.99

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 5 – The World ... CD CD format
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Easily the coolest collection so far in the amazing Spiritual Jazz series – and a set that shows the truly global growth of the genre during the Coltrane generation – on tracks from such far-flung scenes as India, Australia, Israel, Turkey, and beyond! The music is often quite exotic – core jazz elements mixed with more offbeat instrumentation, but almost always driven by a modal-styled groove – the kind of rhythmic energy inspired by McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – but served up here by other contemporary players, and a few from the next generation as well. As always with Jazzman, the song choice is sublime – so much so that the record includes a few gems we knew, but forgot about, mixed with other tracks we're hearing here for the first time ever! Great notes support all the musical choices – and titles include "Pondo Blues" by Eric Nomvete's Big Five, "Song For My Lady" by Louiz Banks, "Islamic Suite" by Charlie Munro, "Mezare Israel Yekabtzenu" by Jazz Workshop, "Koy Yolu" by Jazz Semai, "Vicky" by Jorge Lopez Ruiz, "Sobre El Orinoco" by Virgilio Armas, "Raga Rock" by Braz Gonsalves Seven, "Trane Ride" by Tete Mbabisa, "Um Allah" by Aquila, and "Destroy The Nihilist Picnic" by London Experimental Jazz Quartet. CD
Also available Spiritual Jazz 5 – Esoteric Modal & Deep Jazz From Around The World 1961 to 1979 ... LP 25.99

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 6 – Vocals ... CD CD format
Jazzman (UK), New Copy ... Early March, 2015
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VariousSpiritual Jazz 6 – Vocals ... LP LP format
Jazzman (UK), New Copy ... Early March, 2015
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New Greg Foat GroupGreg Foat Group – Live At The Playboy Club, London ... LP LP format
Jazzman (UK), 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this album has a really special sort of feel – with loads of wonderful keyboard lines from Greg on Hohner Electra piano, Elka Rhapsody, Hammond L 100, and Mutron Phaser – almost always distorted with a nice degree of fuzz, but still a straight ahead approach, and some great undercurrents of fuzz too! The group also features tenor and trumpet – which sometimes sound distorted, ala Varitone modes – and the overall sound feels like some lost jazzy club combo from the late 60s, really tripping out in a very comfortable space. We'd easily stack this one next to our favorite funky Fender Rhodes records from back in the day – and titles include "By The Grace Of God I Am", "Ingen Reklam", "Funky Fanfare", "Madrid", and "Mr Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Greg Foat Group – Live At The Playboy Club, London ... LP 23.99

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New Jef GilsonJef Gilson Et Malagasy (4CD set) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... CD CD format
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing blend of jazz and global elements – and some of the most exciting material ever from French jazzman Jef Gilson! Gilson was a modernist right from the start – an artist whose piano work of the 60s was on a par with Martial Solal, and who was already beginning to branch out by the end of the decade into a range of unusual projects! The material here has Jef really coming into his own – exploring the sounds and styles of Madagascar with his Malagasy group – one of the most important cross-cultural acts on the European scene of the 70s – with a power and presence that's only being fully appreciated today. This beautiful set brings together four rare albums by Gilson and the group – originally issued on his own Palm Records label, and lovingly repackaged by Jazzman with full notes on the music in both French and English. The style is quite unique – sometimes electrified a bit on tracks that feature guitar and Gilson on Fender Rhodes – sometimes more acoustic and organic when the percussion takes over a bit – and always with these wonderful reed passages that reach out with lots of spiritual energy, and tones that rival the best of the post-Coltrane generation in the US. Different albums include Malagasy/Gilson, Madagascar Now, Malagasy At Newport-Paris, and Les Touches Noires – the last of which features a number of unissued or rare tracks by the group. Really wonderful stuff – and work we'd put up there with the best MPS Jazz Meets World recordings, or 70s treasures by Mulatu, or some of Lloyd Miller's best! CD

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New Tumi MogorosiProject Elo ... CD CD format
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra, but a wonderfully spiritual set of jazz – one that takes key inspiration from the elohim entities of spiritual scriptures – as well as some of the best jazz mass projects from artists like Max Roach, Donald Byrd, or Mary Lou Williams! The group here features a quartet of South African singers – working with the core jazz combo in this really great way – never too overwhelming at all, but floating into the mix with this heavenly sort of presence, as you'd hear on Byrd's famous "with voices" sessions for Blue Note! The group's led by drummer Tumi Mogorosi – and features tenor, alto, trombone, and guitar – all used sparingly, but with these strong solo voices amidst the human ones. Titles include "Inner Emergence", "In The Beginning", "Thokozile Queen Mother", and "Slaves Emancipation". CD

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New Greg Foat GroupGirl & Robot With Flowers Remix EP (green vinyl pressing) ... LP LP format
Jazzman (UK), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great addendum to Greg Foat's excellent Girl & Robots album – a set that's billed as a remix album, but which actually offers up much much more! The set's got less the feel of reworked material from another record, then a vibe that feels like a continuation of the great trippy jazz that Greg cooked up in the studio – almost as if the label uncovered more tapes that have the group jamming on alternate versions that sound even sweeter than the originals! Loads of keyboards, vibes, and spacey drums – and titles include "Girl & Robot With Flowers Part 5 (with Lumiarja)", "Have Spacesuit Will Travel Part 2 (Linkwood rmx)", "Clear Skies Select Stick (Vakula rmx)", "For A Breath I Tarry (Francis Dosoo's borrowed breath)", and "Girl & Robot With Flowers Part 4 (Cherrystones rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on very cool lime green vinyl!)

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New Greg Foat GroupGreg Foat Group – Live At The Playboy Club, London (plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this album has a really special sort of feel – with loads of wonderful keyboard lines from Greg on Hohner Electra piano, Elka Rhapsody, Hammond L 100, and Mutron Phaser – almost always distorted with a nice degree of fuzz, but still a straight ahead approach, and some great undercurrents of fuzz too! The group also features tenor and trumpet – which sometimes sound distorted, ala Varitone modes – and the overall sound feels like some lost jazzy club combo from the late 60s, really tripping out in a very comfortable space. We'd easily stack this one next to our favorite funky Fender Rhodes records from back in the day – and titles include "By The Grace Of God I Am", "Ingen Reklam", "Funky Fanfare", "Madrid", and "Mr Minor". CD features two bonus tracks – "Finky Minky" and "Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag". CD
Also available Greg Foat Group – Live At The Playboy Club, London ... LP 23.99

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New Ray Frazier & The Shades Of MadnessRay Frazier & The Shades Of Madness – Six Sides Of Ultra Rare Northern Soul, Sweet Crossover, & Classic Deep Funk (3 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A much-needed set of work from the legendary Ray Frazier and his Shades Of Madness group – an artist who only cut a handful of singles, all of them great! The title makes a lot of promises as to the grooves within the set – but it definitely delivers as well – and shows what a huge musical legacy Frazier has left, even with just a few records to his credit! The Shades combo gigged plenty on the west coast scene in the early 70s – and really have a sharpness here that goes beyond the usual funky studio work of the time – an ability to step tightly with Ray's funky lead when he's in a badass mode, then hit some soaring soulful elements on the catchier numbers too. The package is great – a really handsome slipcover with full notes and photos – wrapped around three funky 45s, with tracks that include "Your Eyes", "My Baby's Hand", "Gonna Get Your Love", "Push & Pull", "I Who Have Nothing", and "Loneliness". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Jack Costanzo/The PlayboysCat Walk (two versions) ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One title, but actually two different songs – both of them great! Jack Costanzo's usually more Latin in his "Mr Bongo" mode – but this sweet track has a vamping groove and lots of twangy guitar alongside his cool percussion bits – very spare and spacey, with some cool Hammond floating around as well! The Playboys have plenty of twang too – guitar that steps along nicely with the tune's rockin rhythm! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Jef Gilson & OthersChansons De Jazz (10" LP pressing) ... LP LP format
Jazzman (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the coolest, grooviest work we've ever heard from French jazz arranger Jef Gilson – a whole host of tunes he performed in collaboration with different singers – a few of which are previously unreleased, and appear here for the first time! The music is a great change from the pop of the "yeh yeh" generation in France – and shows that if you know where to look, you can find some really great vocal work in the Parisian scene – music that bristles with all the best modern touches of Gilson's instrumental inclinations, and which almost points the way towards the hip mix of styles to come from the Saravah Records generation. Instrumentation is mostly small combo, and very jazzy – and vocals are either in French, or wordless and scatting. Titles include "Yada Nouga" by Tshura, "Le Blanc Coton" by Celia, "J'En Ai Assez" by Beatrice Amy, "Modo Azul" by Anna Maria Bondi, "Dans La Niege Et Le Vent" by Grazilella, and a few more great tunes by unknown singers! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Messengers IncorporatedSoulful Proclamation ... CD CD format
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ultra-hip funk from Oklahoma's Messengers Incorporated – a group who come across with a sound that's every bit as righteous and heavy as you might guess from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on bass, guitar, and organ – and topped with some great saxophone work too – all in a sound that's draws plenty of inspiration from righteous jazz of the early 70s, but which focuses the sound into a more funk-based approach overall. Vocalists shift throughout – and include singers Barbara and Charles Burton, later of Burton Inc – who help give the record as much of a soul-based punch alongside the jazzy instrumentation of the combo! The whole thing's a real heavy hitter – the kind of album that could have soared large, had it gotten wider release back in the day – and titles include "Rejoice", "Just Can't Run Away", "Soulful Proclamation", "Frequency Response", "Ain't No Mountain", "Twenty Four Hours A Day", and "If I'Da Club". CD

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New Johnny Moore/The EbonettesBull Frog/Wild Man Walk ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great gritty guitar from Johnny Moore – on a smoking instrumental titled "Bull Frog" – which leaps along in this frenzy of fuzz, which is then topped by a bold tenor solo! "Wild Man Walk" is another instrumental from The Ebonettes – done with a groove that's a bit more rockish at the start, but which has these cool percussion explosions in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Scouts/Rusty IsabellMr Custer Stomp/Firewater ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two sweet redskinned grooves – both almost novelty numbers, but with a wickedly sharp sound too! "Mr Custer Stomp" is a raw gritty guitar instrumental – clearly an answer to the hit "Mr Custer", but served up here with a lot more twang upfront, and just some raindance chanting for the vocals! "Firewater" is a heady brew too – lots of fast-moving triplet piano over romping rhythms – a really madcap instrumental that really cooks up once the riffing guitar comes to play! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Steve AllenSteve Allen At The Roundtable ... LP LP format
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The cover's a bit hokey, but the album's a rock-solid session from Steve Allen – proof that he could be a very capable jazzman when needed! The recording's a live one – which makes for more spontaneous energy than some of Allen's more fully-arranged dates of the 50s – and the sidemen here really bring a lot to the record, and help make it a real group effort, not just a showcase for Steve's skills on piano. Players include Gus Bivona on clarinet, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Gary Peacock on bass, and Gary Frommer on drums – and Doc Severinson joins the group on one track too. Almost all tunes are originals by Allen – and titles include "Roundtable Boogie", "Why Don't You Want To Go Home", "Even Stephen", "I Got Rhythm", and "Baby But You Did". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam held with pieces of clear tape, some overall wear, and a sticker spot on one corner.)

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CountsFunk Pump ... LP LP format
Aware, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 12.98
A funky funky classic from The Counts – and an album that has the group tightening up their sound from the Westbound years, but still keeping the groove plenty nice! There's a tight, bad-walking feel to most of the cuts on the set – one that almost comes across with a blacksploitation groove – especially as the album's basslines are all laid out in a hard-stepping groove, and topped off by plenty of wicked guitar work. Most cuts have vocals, and the lyrics have a Fatback-like love of the catchy chorus and funk-heavy theme. The album's worth it alone for the excellent cut "Tecalli" – a stretched out mellow instrumental with some great Kool & The Gang-esque floating trumpet over the top – but the whole thing's great, and other tracks include "At The Fair", "Dedicated Man", "Jazzman", "Magic Ride", "Short Cut", and "Flies Over Watermelon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob Downes Open MusicFive Trios ... CD CD format
Bob Downes Music/Openian (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $8.99
Amazing work from British reedman Bob Downes – a host of previously-unissued 70s recordings, all of them trio numbers with a wonderfully stripped-down feel! Downes is possibly best known for his larger group experiments of the Open Music years – but here, he comes across as much more of a cutting-edge jazzman – blowing a variety of reeds, including flute, tenor, alto, and soprano saxes (sometimes simultaneously!) – with only just bass and drums to back him up! Yet as with most of Bob's other recordings from the time, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm to these cuts – never too free, and always with an inherent groove that hangs somewhere between the modal and the harmelodic. The drummer on all cuts is Denis Smith, and bassists include Barry Guy, Jeff Clyne, and Marc Meggido – on tracks that include "Bamboo Blaze", "Spooks", "Living It Up In Rio", "Desert Waltz", "Circus", "Moonstruck", and "Ghosts In Space". CD

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Woody HermanWoody Herman & His Big Band In Poland ... LP LP format
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A rare one from Woody Herman – recorded during his 70s electric years, with keyboards by Lyle Mays – on tunes that include "Jazzman", "Where Is The Love", "Reunion At Newport", and a version of Chick Corea's "La Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot and remnants from clear tape at the bottom.)

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Chuck MangioneJourney To A Rainbow/Eyes Of The Veiled Temptress ... CD CD format
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1983/1988. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
Two later albums from Chuck Mangione – but both done in the warm fusion mode that made him a household name back in the 70s! Journey To A Rainbow has a surprisingly nice sound for the time – a bit more relaxed and laidback than you might guess for an early 80s session from a mainstream jazzman – thanks to a relatively small lineup that has Chuck playing flugelhorn and keyboards, alongside some nice flute and saxes from Chris Vadala. Some of the best cuts are the mellowest ones – and titles include "Journey To A Rainbow", "Buttercorn Lady", "Love Bug Boogie", "Song For A Latin Lady", and "Chaia's Theme". On Eyes Of The Veiled Temptress, Chuck Mangione hits a bit of a crossover soul mode – working with Philly producer Thom Bell at the Sigma Sound studios – and bringing in a bit more R&B to his work than usual! The blend's a nice one, though – and it peps things up for Chuck – in ways that are similar to the mix of trumpet and soul that was cooking so strongly for Herb Alpert during the decade! Most tunes have a nice soul-influenced groove, and about half are still instrumental – with slight chorus vocals on a few others. Given the time, there's a feel here that's a lot more late 70s or early 80s than you might expect – relatively warm and not nearly as clunky as you might fear. Titles include "That's Nice", "Eyes Of The Veiled Temptress", "Freedom Song", "Long Hair Soulful", and "Open Their Eyes". CD

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Sabu MartinezBurned Sugar – The Swedish Radio Recordings 1973 ... CD CD format
Mellotronen (Sweden), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $18.99
Amazing lost funk from Sabu Martinez – rare work recorded in Sweden in the early 70s, and some of his heaviest work ever – as great, if not better than, his legendary Afro Temple album! The tunes are all long and very jamming – fierce Latin funk numbers that feature Sabu on a range of percussion instruments – alongside lots of electric piano, plus sax and flute from Swedish jazzman Bernt Rosengren – who's pretty great too! In addition to congas, Sabu also handles talking drums, gong, and bongos – plus a range of other percussion effects too – all heard to great form on the 17 minute jammer "Burned Sugar", plus the cuts "Bernt" and "Mambollo". CD also features the bonus "Polyvox Jam (parts 1 & 2)" – plus the short spoken cut "Education". CD
Also available Burned Sugar – The Swedish Radio Recordings 1973 ... LP 18.99

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Sabu MartinezBurned Sugar – The Swedish Radio Recordings 1973 ... LP LP format
Mellotronen (Sweden), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
Amazing lost funk from Sabu Martinez – rare work recorded in Sweden in the early 70s, and some of his heaviest work ever – as great, if not better than, his legendary Afro Temple album! The tunes are all long and very jamming – fierce Latin funk numbers that feature Sabu on a range of percussion instruments – alongside lots of electric piano, plus sax and flute from Swedish jazzman Bernt Rosengren – who's pretty great too! In addition to congas, Sabu also handles talking drums, gong, and bongos – plus a range of other percussion effects too – all heard to great form on the 17 minute jammer "Burned Sugar", plus the cuts "Bernt" and "Mambollo". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Burned Sugar – The Swedish Radio Recordings 1973 ... CD 18.99

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James MoodyWail Moody Wail ... CD CD format
Prestige (Japan), 1955. Used ... $13.99
Wail Moody, indeed – a killer set from the 50s that really shows the strong development of James Moody after the initial bebop years – already growing into one of the most forward-thinking jazzman of his generation! The group here is a bit larger than before – a septet, put together with both a mix of modern arrangements and some of the more freewheeling styles of a bop jam session – a great testament to Moody's growing ability as a leader. The lineup is a bit unusual, but in a good way – with work from Pee Wee Moore on baritone, Dave Burns on trumpet, Jimmy Boyd on piano, and William Shepherd on trombone – plus John Latham on bass and Clarence Johnson on drums – and the groove is open – informed by bop, but with a lot of early soul jazz in the mix, too – especially in the ensemble phrasing. Side one features the side-long jammer "Wail Moody Way" – and other titles include "The Golden Touch", "The Donkey Serenade", and "Moody's Blue Again". CD
(SHM-CD pressing. Includes obi.)

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Eliana & Booker PittmanNews From Brazil ... CD CD format
Odeon/Paradise Masters (Brazil), 1963. Used ... $12.99
A classic set of jazzy samba by the legendary Eliana Pittman – one that's served up with some great bossa compositions and sweet larger backings from Maestro Gaya! Eliana's working here with Booker Pittman, who the liner notes bill as an American jazzman (from what we can tell with our broken Portuguese!) – and although he gets in a few saxophone solos on some tracks, the album's mostly Eliana's own, with vocals upfront in the mix, and a full, rich, slightly souful set of backings from Gaya – all done in a nice mode that's a bit of a precursor to the later Blue Brazil sound. Titles include "Vagamente", "O Passarinho", "O Barquinho", "Vens So", "Mister Bossa Nova", "Voice Vai", "Amor No Samba", and "Nos E O Mar". CD
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Eliana & Booker PittmanNews From Brazil (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Odeon/Think (Japan), 1963. Used ... $14.99
A classic set of jazzy samba by the legendary Eliana Pittman – one that's served up with some great bossa compositions and sweet larger backings from Maestro Gaya! Eliana's working here with Booker Pittman, who the liner notes bill as an American jazzman (from what we can tell with our broken Portuguese!) – and although he gets in a few saxophone solos on some tracks, the album's mostly Eliana's own, with vocals upfront in the mix, and a full, rich, slightly soulful set of backings from Gaya – all done in a nice mode that's a bit of a precursor to the later Blue Brazil sound. Titles include "Vagamente", "O Passarinho", "O Barquinho", "Vens So", "Mister Bossa Nova", "Voice Vai", "Amor No Samba", and "Nos E O Mar". CD
(Out of print.)

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Guy SkornikPour Pauwels ... LP LP format
EMI/Lion, 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Lost legendary work from Guy Skornik – a heady set from early 70s France, and proof that there's a hell of a lot of greatness to discover on that scene! The album's got a blend of psych fuzz and deeper ideas that's not that far from Serge Gainsbourg – although the overall presentation is more cerebral, and influenced by the ideas of GI Gurdjieff, carried out by Skornik in this sublime blend of acoustic elements and larger orchestrations directed by jazzman Ivan Jullien! Like some of the best French work of this time, the album has a wonderful balance between the personal and professional – the intimate and the ambitious – which really makes things exciting and fresh, and very different than anything you might have been digging on this side of the Atlantic at the time. Titles include "Realite", "L'Ile De Paques", "Fulcanni", "Je Vois Ce Que Je Crois", "Quest Ce Que Le Dream", and "Je Ne Sais Pas Je Ne Sais Plus Rien". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies. Please note – the distributer has added a second copy of the LP due to some pressing issue with the one sealed inside the album cover.)

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Bruno Spoerri/MassonixHommage Au Fromage/Hollingsville ... LP LP format
Disposable (UK), 1971/Mid 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Wonderful sounds from the enigmatic Bruno Spoerri – initially a jazzman, but a pretty experimental sound library artist by the time of this early 70s set! Bruno comes up with some very cool sounds that mix together Varitone sax, vibes, and even some occasional funky drums – at a level that may well make his side of this sweet record some of the greatest music we've ever heard from the obscure Spoerri catalog! The vibes are especially nice, and often used in a way that's somewhere between The Stark Reality and Sven Libaek – on tunes that include "The Harp & The Whey", "Valse Du Frommager", "Hommage Au Fromage", and "Swiss Pack". Side two features short electronic numbers by Graham Massey – originally designed to accompany narrative passages on an FM radio show, and done with this complex array of progressive sounds that are still spare enough to allow for the voice in the lead – a style that's not unlike the later years of Ken Nordine's Word Jazz radio show. Titles include "Jet Bolero", "Raybestos", "Fast Ray Baroque", "Asteroid Waltz", and "The Maxwell Gap". LP, Vinyl record album

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Karel VelebnySHQ ... CD CD format
ESP, 1968. Used ... $5.99
One of the only American releases from Eastern European jazzman Karel Valebny – the force behind some great albums on MPS and other overseas labels, sounding equally great here on a late 60s set for ESP! The music is as bizarre as the cover – modern jazz overall, but done with a great deal of sensitivity – a very poetic approach to the performance that's quite different than the usual ESP bag, and which really shows some of the best steps forward the European scene was taking at the time. There's echoes here of mid 60s "new thing" jazz – especially in the way Velebny's vibes come into play – and instrumentation on the record include vibes, tenor, and bass clarinet from Karel, plus alto and flute from Jiri Stivin, piano from Ludek Svabensky, bass from Karel Vejvoda, and drums from Josef Vejvoda. Titles include "The Uhu Sleeps Only During The Day", "Andulko Safarova", "Beetles On The Head", and "Joachim Is Our Friend". CD

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Ben WattNorth Marine Drive ... CD CD format
Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
A great album that Ben Watt recorded before teaming up with Tracey Thorn in Everything But The Girl – very different than his later solo work too! The tracks are similar to those on Tracey's solo album – with spare instrumentation (Watt on guitar and piano, and Brit jazzman Peter King on alto). Watt sings in moody, flat style, on a number of nice original compositions like "North Marine Drive", "Long Time No Sea", and "On Box Hill". And as an added bonus, this CD also includes 5 tracks of material recorded with Robert Wyatt, from the rare EP Summer Into Winter! This stuff is great, and is a perfect meeting of 2 talents who were performing in a similar style at the time – despite later musical divergences in their careers. CD

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Nancy WilsonForbidden Lover ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A sweet set of soulful numbers from Nancy Wilson – tracks that offer up a perfect fusion of her jazzy roots and soul-based styles of later years – wrapped up in lush arrangements from Japanese jazzman Masahiko Satoh! The record follows a similar approach to Wilson's Keep You Satisfied session – which Satoh also handled – and offers up a great format for the maturing Nancy to keep on burning with the mature, sophisticated sound she first brought to music during her 60s years at Capitol – yet with a definite 80s twist here. Titles include "Forbidden Lover", "Deeper", "Putting My Trust", "I Was Telling Him About You", "Too Good To Be True", "I Never Held Your Heart", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Phil Woods with Michel Legrand and his OrchestraImages ... CD CD format
RCA (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful record – one in which Phil Woods blows alto solos over the arrangements of Michel Legrand – handled in the masterful style of Legrand's best jazzy soundtrack work, and in a way that lets Woods hit some of his best solos of the 70s! Legrand's always been great at this sort of album for any jazzman – and here, he unlocks a romantic tone in Woods' style that is a nice counterpart to some of the hippy-dippiness that he'd been showing in other sides from the 70s. The real highlight is the 14 minute title track – "Images" – a cool extended jazzy romp which has Woods' alto running through hard tight changes alongside Legrand's dynamic orchestra – but there's plenty of other nice numbers, including "The Summer Knows", "Windmills Of Your Mind", "Nicole" and "I Was Born In Love With You". CD

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VariousNew Orleans Funk Experience – Straight Up Funk, R&B Romps & Soul Stomps From New Orleans ... CD CD format
Nascente, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $6.99
One of the funkiest New Orleans collections we've ever heard – thanks to massive work from compilers Andy Smith and Dean Rudland! There's an approach here that gets right past the obvious, and goes right for the jugular – the deepest veins of Crescent City funk, served up with rhythms that are harder and heavier than those you'd hear in some of the bigger hits from the scene! Forget the overdone cliches you might expect, and dig the massively funky tunes throughout – work that's ever bit as great and gritty as the grooves you'd hear in a Jazzman collection of rare funky 45s. And while some of the artist names are familiar, most are represented by more obscure work – titles that include "Sinner Girl" by Benny Spellman, "Mean Man" by Betty Harris, "Boogaloo Mardi Gras" by Bobby Williams, "La La Man" by Oliver Morgan, "What You Gonna Do" by Eddie Bo, "All I Want Is You" by Zila Mays, "Undivided Love" by Eskew Reeder, "The Book" by Eldridge Holmes, "Being Without You" by Maurice Williams, "Son Of A Slave" by Larry Darnell, "Brotherman Sister Ann" by Clemon Smith, "Funky Soul" by Dave Batiste & The Gladiators, and "Miniskirts & Soul" by Chris Kenner. CD

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 3 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD CD format
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Smoking work from the early years of soul music – that time when the style was just coming into its own, through equal parts jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel! The cuts here are those which might be called R&B in another setting, but definitely work together to inform the roots of soul – all in the style that's carried on by the later 60s reissues on the Outta Sight label. Lots of the cuts have the feel of some of the best Jazzman/Jukebox Jam reissues in recent years – a very different take on R&B than previous generations of collectors have explored. Titles include "I Get The Feeling" by Eli Lee, "Let's Start A Romance" by Little Joe Hinton, "Hard Times" by Jacki Ross, "Cherringale" by Ed Townsend, "Twist 62" by Jerry McCain, "My Book" by Bruce Cloud, "The Girl That Radiates The Charm" by June Alexander, and "Dynamite" by Big Jay Bush & The Houserockers. CD

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VariousGet Your Lie Straight – A Galaxy Of Funky Soul ... CD CD format
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An absolute funky monster! This set lays out an incredible batch of funk era singles from the vaults of Galaxy Records – and it shakes and burns all the way through, with lost funk bombs Bobby Rush, Rodger Collins, Bill Coday, Bobby Eaton, the Debonairs and others! It's comprised of mostly obscure 45s representing the stone funkiest records ever released by the Oakland-based Galaxy label – which was at this point sort of serving as the farm club for big brother label Fantasy Records. This one's essential, kids – just as worthy of your funk-loving dollar as the legendary rare funk compilations on Jazzman, Soul Fire or Stones Throw! 22 tracks in all: "Foxy Girls In Oakland", "Get Your Lie Straight", "Chicken Heads" by Bobby Rush, "Bring It On Up" by Loleatta Holloway, "I Love Her Too" by Lenny Williams, "People Say" by JJ Malone, "Try The Life" by Everyday People, "Man Power" (previously unreleased) by Ben & Larry, "My Money Is Funny" by the Right Kind, "The Iron Horse" by Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence, "I Get What I Want" by the Sequins and lots more! CD

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New Sandro BrugnoliniL'Uomo Dagli Occhiali A Specchio ... LP LP format
Vroommm/Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare television soundtrack from Italian jazzman Sandro Brugnolini – easily some of his most hard-hitting work, and a mighty cool record to boot! Brugnolini mixes small combo jazz and some darker orchestrations in a shifting palette of sounds from track to track – which means that some numbers are hard groovers, others have this brooding quality, and still others have this incredible tinkling piano that seems to float in the air – maybe the most gentle passages of the record, but also some of the most eerie too – especially in the way that Sandro mixes darkness and light with effortless ease! Most numbers are short, and work together beautifully – a very vivid record, even away from the images on the screen. Titles include "Aggressione", "Tallonato", "La Notte Muore", "Colluttazione", "Quasi Un Sogno", "Incidente Provocato", and "Tempus Fugit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 300!)
 
 
 



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