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John Lennon/Yoko OnoUnfinished Music No 2 – Life With The Lions (limited edition white vinyl – with poster, download & bonus tracks) ... LP
Zapple/Secretly Canadian, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 23.98
Fantastically wild work from the team of Yoko Ono and John Lennon – a set in which Yoko very firmly pulls John into the world of Fluxus, experimentation – on a record that's more of an art piece than most of the other later releases by the pair! Side one is a live piece called "Cambridge 1969" – which is performed by John and Yoko, with the help of avant jazzmen John Tchicai and John Stevens – with lots of noisy guitar and some pretty unbridled vocals from Yoko! Side 2 features a number of spare tracks recorded on a cassette at Queen Charlotte Hospital, in 1968 – some noisy, some a bit sweeter – and titles include "No Bed For Beatle John" (as pictured on the cover), "Baby's Heartbeat", and "Two Minutes Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ John Lennon/Yoko OnoUnfinished Music No2 – Life With The Lions ... LP
Zapple, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Yoko shows her Fluxus roots on this album of trippy experimental stuff. Side one is a live piece called "Cambridge 1969", which is performed by John and Yoko, with the help of avant jazzmen John Tchicai and John Stevens. Lots of noisy guitar on that one. Side 2 features a number of spare tracks recorded on a cassette at Queen Charlotte Hospital, in 1968. Cuts include "No Bed For Beatle John" (as pictured on the cover), "Baby's Heartbeat", and "Two Minutes Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Unfinished Music No 2 – Life With The Lions (limited edition white vinyl – with poster, download & bonus tracks) ... LP 18.99

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Bobby BradfordLove's Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Seminal sounds from cornet player Bobby Bradford – a date recorded in the UK in the early 70s, but with all the free-thinking and imaginative energy as his best sessions in LA! The group pits Bobby's horn against three young modernists – Trevor Watts on alto and soprano sax, Kent Carter on bass, and John Stevens on drums – all working in these long-flowing, very rhythmic numbers that lie somewhere between Bradford's work with John Carter, and the early 60s sound of Ornette Coleman. The alto/cornet interplay is especially nice – very mesmerizing over the course of the album's very long tracks – and Watts turns out to be a great musical partner for Bobby. Titles include "Love's Dream", "Coming On", and "Roswita's Dance". CD features bonus tracks ""She", "HM Louis 1", and an alternate take of "Coming On". CD

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleKaryobin – Are The Imaginary Birds Said To Live In Paradise ... CD
Island/Emanem (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of the first albums ever from this legendary British creative force in jazz – heard here at a time when the group was a quintet – with the mighty drummer John Stevens at the lead – alongside mindblowingly fresh performances from Evan Parker on soprano sax, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Derek Bailey on guitar, and Dave Holland on bass! The players are so new to the scene that Bailey is actually billed as "Dennis" on the back of the original album cover, and Kenny is listed as "Wheel" – but they all play here with the confidence and vision that would soon make them giants – and key players who'd show the world that the UK scene was every bit as free-thinking as those in the US and Europe. The album features one long improvisation – and Bailey is especially wonderful in the setting – making these ringing notes that scatter and skitter alongside Parker's beautiful soprano work – egged on by Steven's to move freely over the drum kit. CD

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleOliv & Familie ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Early work by the Spontaneous Music Ensemble as a large ensemble – and a set that's especially noteworthy for its use of the human voice! Maggie Nicols and Norma Winstone both appear on the record as singers – and the music really echoes their own vocal experiments at the time, but in a slightly different way – especially as the singing is often wordless, and moves at this slow-building pace that's really compelling – almost a precursor to 70s work by Meredith Monk, but more jazz-based in the construction of the material. Half the titles feature a group with Winstone and Pepi Lemer on voice – plus Trevor Watts on piccolo, Derek Bailey on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Evan Parker on soprano sax – on two different versions of "Familie". "Oliv 1" features Maggie Nicols with Lemer and Carolann Nicholls – plus Peter Lemer on piano, Johnny Dyani on bass, Kenny Wheeler on flugelhorn, and Derek Bailey on guitar – and "Oliv 2" features just Nicols with Trevor Watts on alto, Dyani on bass, and John Stevens on drums. CD

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Spontaneous Music OrchestraSearch & Reflect ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1973/1975/1981. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.99
A massive collection of work from the Spontaneous Music Orchestra – that larger ensemble formed around the core Spontaneous Music duo of drummer John Stevens and saxophonist Trevor Watts – heard here on material from three different performances! CD1 features long tracks recorded in 1973, by a version of the group that includes players Larry Stabbins on sax, John Russell on guitar, Brian Eley on voice, Nigel Coombes on violin, and Simon Mortimer on piano – working in ways that really move past more conventional improvisation of the period – not nearly as free, and more concerned with the overall sonic structural possibilities of the larger ensemble – in ways that are still quite revolutionary all these many years later! Titles include "Sustained Piece", "In Relationship To Silence", "One Two", and "Mouthpiece". CD2 then begins with a forty minute piece titled "Plus Equals" – recorded live, and featuring Stevens on cornet and percussion, both Watts and Evan Parker on soprano sax, Ian Brighton and Roger Smith on guitars, Nigel Coombes on violin, Marcio Mattos on bass, and a trio of cellos. The work is a bit more angular than the material on the first disc – and followed by "Triangle" and a passage of "Static", which feature Howard Riley on piano, Lol Coxhill and Watts on soprano sax, Paul Rutherford on trombone, Jon Corbett on trumpet, and Maggi Nicols on voice. All of the material was presented at some point in the past by Emanem, but constitute more of a definitive package in this release. CD

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✨✧ Spontaneous Music EnsembleKaryobin – Are The Imaginary Birds Said To Live In Paradise (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the first albums ever from this legendary British creative force in jazz – heard here at a time when the group was a quintet – with the mighty drummer John Stevens at the lead – alongside mindblowingly fresh performances from Evan Parker on soprano sax, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Derek Bailey on guitar, and Dave Holland on bass! The players are so new to the scene that Bailey is actually billed as "Dennis" on the back of the original album cover, and Kenny is listed as "Wheel" – but they all play here with the confidence and vision that would soon make them giants – and key players who'd show the world that the UK scene was every bit as free-thinking as those in the US and Europe. The album features one long improvisation – and Bailey is especially wonderful in the setting – making these ringing notes that scatter and skitter alongside Parker's beautiful soprano work – egged on by Steven's to move freely over the drum kit. CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Beautiful package – a tiny LP sleeve replica of the original Island cover and label!)

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✨✧ Spontaneous Music EnsembleWithdrawl ... CD
Emanem (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover image almost reminds us of The Beatles playing at The Cavern in Liverpool during their early years – and the music here is from roughly the same period, and represents some seminal early music from the Spontaneous Music Ensemble! The set features unreleased recordings from that amazing moment when British jazz was really coming into its own – exploring the farther reaches of the avant garde, but in ways that were quite different than American sounds at the time! The lineup here features some of the most inventive London players of the generation– Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Paul Rutherford on trombone, Trevor Watts on alto and flute, Evan Parker on soprano and tenor, Barry Guy on bass and piano, and John Stevens on drums and percussion – plus some especially mesmerizing guitar from Derek Bailey on two thirds of the album's tracks. Given the 1966 and 1967 dates, the music is years ahead of its time – and titles include unused tracks for a film soundtrack – "Withdrawal" – plus other Withdrawal tracks, and the longer "Seeing Sounds & Hearing Colours". CD

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✨✧ Jose FelicianoThat The Spirit Needs/Memphis Menu/Compartments ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A trio of wonderful albums from Jose Feliciano – all brought together here in a single set! First up is That The Spirit Needs – a sublime one from Jose! The record pushes past the easy Latin pop style of the late 60s, and features Jose working through hip rock tunes – both of his own creation, and by writers like Elton John and Cat Stevens. The real highlight of the album is an incredible reading of "Wild World" – done with a mix of fast guitar, strings, and even a bit of Brazilian-tinged scatting that breaks down in the middle and always makes us stop cold! The rest of the record's almost as good, and titles include "Daytime Dreams", "Mellow Feeling", "Come Down Jesus", "Pay Day", and "Only Once". Memphis Menue is an excellent album from Jose Feliciano – recorded with a lot of Memphis soul influences, as the title indicates, but still with that beautifullly jazzy style that he was using in his earlier LA recordings. Steve Cropper helped produced and arrange with Jose, and the Memphis Horns back up the group on a number of tracks. The real charm, though, is Jose – whose breezy vocals and sweet guitar work is right up there with his best work of the time, a sublime mix of soul, strings, jazz, and Chicano grooves. Titles include "River Song", "Magnolia", "One More Mile", "Never Leave You", "It Doesn't Matter", "Where Is My Woman", and "Movin". Compartments is sparklingly soulful work from Jose Feliciano – a key early 70s effort, and one that shows the growing sensitivity in his music – the move way past simple covers of other people's songs, even though those were pretty great too! Jose's voice has gotten even more compelling in the process, and he's also developing a bit as a songwriter too – most notably on the album's title track, which was co-written with Bill Withers. Steve Cropper helped produce, but the album's way more in Jose's bag than Cropper's – and titles include a great version of "Yes We Can Can", plus "Simple Song", "Compartments", "Sea Cruise", "I'm Leavin", "Things Are Changin", "Peace Of Mind", "Hey Look At The Sun", and "Don't Fail". CD

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✨✧ VariousArt Of McCartney – Songs Of Paul McCartney Sung By The Worlds Greatest Artists ... CD
Arctic Poppy, 2014. Used 2CD's ... Out Of Stock
With 34 tracks by Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Willie Nelson, Def Lepard, The Cure, Heart, Steve Miller, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Smokey Robinson, and more. CD
 
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Johnny Hammond SmithBlack Coffee ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of Johnny Hammond's first albums – and a cooking little live set that really has the organist working with some early raw power! The group's a trio, but they seem to burn differently than some of the other organ combos of the time – maybe with that fluid sensibility that Johnny brought to his keys, and which would later open up in even more famous ways. The core group features Eddie McFadden on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – but they're joined by Seldon Powell on tenor for more than half the album, who really opens things up with his tremendous playing – and shows at an early state that Johnny Hammond always knows the right way to use a horn player. Titles include "Monterey Theme", "Far Away Places", "I Remember Clifford", "He's A Real Gone Guy", and "Rufus Toofus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has half split spine.)

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Nancy WilsonAll In Love Is Fair ... LP
Capitol, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Hip stuff by Nancy – and a sophisticated album of soul tracks arranged and produced by Gene Page, in a string-heavy, slightly-funky style that reminds us of Gene's work with Barry White at the time. The tracks are all pretty hip – and include titles written by Stevie Wonder, Johnny Guitar Watson, Thom Bell & Linda Creed, Billy Page, and Tennyson Stevens. No standout tracks, but plenty of nice moments, and a good side of Nancy's career that isn't always given that much exposure. Titles include "Tell The Truth", "Try It, You'll Like It", "All In Love Is Fair", "There'll Always Be Forever", and "You're As Right As Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Damion & DenitaDamion & Denita ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good ... $5.99
An excellent album of sweet modern soul duets – produced by William Mickey Stevenson, and one of his best projects from the time. We know little about Damon & Denita – save for the fact that Denita is Deniat James from Hodges, James, & Smith – but they're kind of a mellower version of Ashford & Simpson, with the same sort of sophisticated groove. Al Johnson wrote two great cuts on the record – "Being Alone" and "Where Were We" – and other tracks include "Love Your Sexy Ways", "Special Kind Of Lovin", "Can You See Me Now", and "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)
 
 
 



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