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John Handy/Ali Akbar KhanKaruna Supreme ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
After making some great jazz records in the 60's, and some crossover R&B albums in the 70's, John Handy recorded this beautiful album for MPS which paired his soulful alto with Indian melodies and rhythms, played by a small group led by Ali Akbar Khan. The set is unlike anything else Handy had ever done, and is a haunting blend of jazz and Indian music that works perfectly – and which provides a perfect showcase for Handy's rich soulful playing. The three tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Karuna Supreme", "Ganesha's Jubilee Dance", and "The Soul And The Atma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original German pressing in a gatefold cover.)

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Khan JamalDrum Dance To The Motherland ... LP
Dogtown/Eremite, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... About December 1, 2017 (delayed)
A rare early session from vibist Khan Jamal – recorded with his Philly-based Creative Arts Ensemble collective! The group follows strongly in the spirit of similar combos from Chicago and St Louis – particularly the latter – and Jamal's group is working here in a mode that's initiated by the original sonic experiments of the AACM, but taken to deeper, more organic levels. Given Khan's later work, the thing that's most surprising here is the sound texture of the record – because although seemingly improvised, there's also a greater feel towards a whole here – a spacey, ethereal quality that reminds us of some of Sun Ra's most creative moments. Jamal plays vibes, marimba, and clarinet – and the rest of the group includes Monette Sudler on guitar and percussion, Alex Ellison on drums, Dwight James on drums and clarinet, and Billy Mills on both electric and acoustic bass. Although not overly electric, there's a shimmering quality to the music here – as if the production abstracted the original acoustic sound with weird echo and other techniques! Titles include "Inner Peace", "Drum Dance", "Cosmic Echoes", and "Breath Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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Khan Jamal QuartetDark Warrior ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1984. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
A sweet little set – and a strong international meeting of talents, of the sort European labels were fond of putting together at the time! The group has a cohesive sound, as all have experience in both out and more swinging styles – and the great, and under-recorded, Charles Tyler plays alto & bari, and the mighty Johnny Dyani is on bass – with drummer Leroy Lowe finishing up the group. Jamal's vibes provide a dark, rich backdrop for Tyler's expressive blowing over the elastic rhythms played by Dyani and drummer Leroy Lowe. The set features 6 Jamal originals, and titles include "Dark Warrior", "Johnny's In Malmo", "Just Us", "Principal", "Whisper Sweet", and "Hucksterman". CD features a bonus track too! CD
Also available Dark Warrior ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Khan Jamal QuartetDark Warrior ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1984. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A sweet little set – and a strong international meeting of talents, of the sort European labels were fond of putting together at the time! The group has a cohesive sound, as all have experience in both out and more swinging styles – and the great, and under-recorded, Charles Tyler plays alto & bari, and the mighty Johnny Dyani is on bass – with drummer Leroy Lowe finishing up the group. Jamal's vibes provide a dark, rich backdrop for Tyler's expressive blowing over the elastic rhythms played by Dyani and drummer Leroy Lowe. The set features 6 Jamal originals, and titles include "Dark Warrior", "Johnny's In Malmo", "Just Us", "Principal", "Whisper Sweet", and "Hucksterman". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dark Warrior ... CD 15.99

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Bismillah KhanBismillah Khan (1979) ... LP
Odeon/EMI (India), 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Two side-long tracks – "Yaman" and "Brindaban Sarang". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bismillah KhanMagic Shenhai Of Bismillah Khan ... LP
EMI (India), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Two side-long ragas – mighty nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a very small mark from an old sticker, but is great overall.)

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Bismillah KhanShehnai Recital By Bismillah Khan ... LP
Odeon (India), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Fantastic work from Bismillah Khan – two side-long ragas, each of which feature Khan blowing amazing reed sounds on the shehnai! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has one small mark from an old sticker.)

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Chaka Khan(Krush Groove) Can't Stop The Street (voc, isnt) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
From the Krush Groove soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chaka KhanClouds/What You Did ... 12-inch
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great solo work by Chaka – a killer reading of Ashford & Simpson's "Clouds" – produced with a sweet modern groove by the great Arif Mardin! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Warner sleeve.)

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Chaka KhanNaughty ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A great album of mellow modern soul tracks recorded in Chaka's post-Rufus years! The record was produced by the great Arif Mardin, the man who made so many of the 70s Atlantic soul records work so well – and he handled Chaka's voice with a sweet sweet sound that you don't always get on her other albums. The style is great – slightly less funk than in the Rufus years, but still this great groove that unlocks the ebullient quality in Khan's vocals – but often without trying too hard for the dancefloor either. Includes the great "Papillon", her remake of Gregg Diamond's "Hot Butterfly" – plus "Move Me No Mountain", "So Naughty", "Too Much Love", and "Clouds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light staining along the bottom.)

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Chaka Khan & Jazz All-StarsEchoes Of An Era ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good ... $4.99
A really unique album for Chaka Khan – one in which she teams up with a host of jazz artists to craft a classic-styled set of vocals! Given that Chaka was at the height of her 80s groove solo career at the time of this one, the move is a surprising one – but also a great chance for Chaka to show that she has a lot more to offer than just pop chops, as she sounds pretty darn great scatting on these classic jazz numbers. And as proof that the set was definitely a serious jazz effort, Chaka's got a great lineup on the album – a group that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor, Chick Corea on piano, and Lenny White on drums. Titles include "Them There Eyes", "All Of Me", "Take The A Train", "Hire Wire", "The Aerialist", and "I Hear Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Imrat Khan/Vajahat Khan/Shafaatullah KhanRag Jhinjhoti, Rag Pilu ... CD
Nimbus, 1989. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanEn Concert A Paris Vols 3/4/5 (3CD set) ... CD
Ocora (France), 1988. Used 3 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanMagic Touch – Mixed By Bally Sagoo ... CD
Music Club (UK), 1991. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanShahbaaz ... CD
Real World, 1991. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanTraditional Sufi Qawwalis – Live In London Volume 4 ... CD
Navras, 1994. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanZeeshan ... CD
Oriental Star Agencies (UK), Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & PartyThe Supreme Collection Vol 1 ... CD
Real World, 1988. Used 2CD ... $4.99
... CD

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Steve KhanArrows ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
The last in a classic trilogy of late 70s fusion albums that Steve Khan cut for Columbia records – and a set that really has him bringing his sound together in a wonderful way! Khan was working with Steely Dan on the Gaucho album at the time of the recordings – testified by Donald Fagan's notes to the record – and he really seems to have picked up their large overall musical vision, that way of making things perfect, but never in a slick style – working here with other fusion giants who include Don Grolnick on Fender Rhodes, Michael Brecker on tenor and soprano sax, and Randy Brecker on trumpet – plus lots of great drums from Steve Gadd. Titles include the extended "City Suite", plus "Candles", "Daily Village", "Calling", and "Some Arrows". CD

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Steve KhanEyewitness/Modern Times/Casa Loco ... CD
Antilles/BGO (UK), 1981/1982/1983. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A trio of early 80s albums from fusion giant Steve Khan – all lined up in a single collection! First up is Eyewitness – an early 80s effort from guitarist Steve Khan – a set recorded after some big records for Columbia, and one that follows very strongly in their legacy! Khan's super-deft here, but also able to create these washes of sound as much as some bold lines on his instrument – moving between the modes freely in the company of a tight quartet – with Anthony Jackson on bass, Steve Jordan on drums, and Manolo Badrena on percussion – all much more in the loose, open style of fusion from the mid 70s than you might guess from the date of the record. Titles include "Where's Mumphrey", "Dr Slump", "Guy Lafleur", and "Auxilary Police". Modern Times has Steve Khan stretching out even more htan before – working on a set of three long tracks that really expand his ideas strongly – almost pushing his guitar sense of tone and color into some of the territory Pat Metheny was exploring at the time! The group is Khan's great quartet with Anthony Jackson on bass, Steve Jordan on drums, and Manolo Badrena on percussoin – and titles include "Blades", "The Blue Shadow", "Modern Times", and "Penguin Village". Casa Loco is a record that's maybe a bit more electric on the rhythms than some of Steve Khan's previous sets – thanks to use of Simmons drums by drummer Steve Jordan – but a record that's still got Steve himself playing very strongly in the lead! Khan's as deft as ever here, working out these swirling chords that brew together in waves of sound – that special place a few fusion artists found themselves after the rock-jamming years of the 70s. The album features a bit of vocals from percussionist Manolo Badrena – which come across surprisingly well – and titles include "The Suitcase", "Uncle Roy", "Some Sharks", "Breakaway", and "Casa Loco". CD
 
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George BensonIn Your Eyes ... LP
Warner, 1983. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Sweetly jazzy soul from George Benson – a key classic from his great run at Warner Brothers Records, and the kind of record that George did better than anyone else at the time! Back in the 60s, we'd never have guessed that Benson's sweetly crackling vocals would dominate popular jazz more than his great guitar work – but hearing George here, it's clear that his soul work could easily outshine his guitar, especially when set up in a package like this! Atlantic soul maestro Arif Mardin produced, and as with his Chaka Khan productions for Warner at the time, he gives Benson a clean, clear modern style that's certainly pop, but also a lot less cluttered and clunky than modes used with other artists at the time. George is mostly on the vocal tip for the set, and Kashif helps out on one track – no surprise, given that Kashif was soon to walk down the path that Benson had started with his first few vocal albums in the 70s. Titles include "Love Will Come Again", "Use Me", "Late At Night", "In Search Of A Dream", "Lady Love Me", "In Your Eyes", and "Never Too Far To Fall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Taka BoomTaka Boom ... LP
Ariola, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Classic club from Taka Boom – a singer with a name that was just right for the disco generation! Taka's got an approach here that's common for the time, but also a cut above – an approach to disco that's more soulful overall, and which has a bit more staying power than throwaway pop for the clubs. The album features some good help in the right places – including Chaka Khan on backing vocals, Gary Bartz on alto sax, and McKinley Jackson on some of the arrangements – all forces that nicely match the soulful impulse of Taka's vocals. Titles include "Troubled Waters", "Night Dancin", "Red Hot", "Dance Like You Do At Home", "Cloud Dancer", "You're My Everything", and "Dance Baby Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Billy CobhamAlivemutherforya ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Billy Cobham live – very alive, in fact – and jamming like the "muther" promised in the title! The set's filled with heavy drums from Cobham, set in a group that also features fusion heavyweights Alphonso Johnson on bass, Steve Khan on guitar, Tom Scott on tenor and soprano sax, and Mark Soskin on keyboards – all working in ways that are more strongly in the funky jazz side of the fusion spectrum than some of Cobham's more rockish sets – with lots of lean, angular grooves that sound especially nice on the saxes and keyboards! Titles include "Anteres The Star", "Shadows", "Bahama Mama", "Some Punk Funk", "On A Magic Carpet Ride", and "Spindrift". CD

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday At Monterey 1958 ... LP
Blackhawk, 1958. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A rare set from Billie Holiday – recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1958, with surprisingly great sound throughout – especially given that the session wasn't initially done for a bigger label! There's a nicely mature feel to the set throughout – that added sophistication and sadness that Billie was bringing to her vocals in the last few years of her life, at a level that makes us wish she hadn't left us so early. Backing is small combo – with a core trio of Mal Waldron on piano, Eddie Khan on bass, and Dick Berk on drums – plus guest performances from Benny Carter on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone, and Buddy DeFranco on clarinet. Titles include "God Bless The Child", "Willow Weep For Me", "Them There Eyes", "Billie's Blues", "Oh What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Travlin Light", "Lover Come Back To Me", and "When Your Lover Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Masaru ImadaBlue Marine ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $22.99
Japanese pianist Masaru Imada is in his best fusion mode here – working with great help from American players Tom Browne on trumpet, Grover Washington Jr on soprano and tenor sax, Steve Khan on guitar, Anthony Jackson on bass, and Steve Jordan on drums! Imada plays both acoustic and electric piano, and the set has that perfect mix that happened with the best albums of this type – when a brilliant Japanese jazz musician came into contact with the cream of the crop of the American electric jazz scene – on a record that's got a strong sense of soul throughout! Things are tight, but never too slick or commercial – again that special balance that makes so many Japanese fusion projects so different than the smoother American work of the period. Titles include "Tropical Butterfly", "Jumpin Dolphin", "Seacret Sounds", "Blue Marine", "Angelfish", and "Smile For You". CD

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Shankar JaikishanRaga Jazz Style ... LP
EMI/Outernational (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
An album that's every bit as cool as you might expect – a set that's very much in the same Indo-jazz experiments as saxophonist Joe Harriott, but with a slightly different approach overall! Although sitar is part of the instrumentation, there's also a fair bit of conventional jazz phrasing too – from trumpet, piano, flute, and alto sax – used in ways that color in the rhythms with a fantastic east meets west sort of sound – a bit like some of the Egyptian jazz of Salah Ragab, a quality that's definitely echoed in the horn solos too. Sitar is played by Ustad Rais Khan, who seems to get the most solo space – but there's also two electric guitarists on the record, and the interplay between their strings is great too. Manohari Singh plays sax, John Pereira plays trumpet, Lucilla Pacheco plays piano, and Lesli Godinho handles drums – and arrangements are by Sebastian D'Souza. Titles include "Raga Bhariav", "Raga Kalavati", "Raga Bairagi", "Raga Jaijaiwanti", "Raga Shivranjani", "Raga Todi", and "Raga Malkauns". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke JordanLes Liaisons Dangereuses ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
Pianist Duke Jordan takes on the groovy score to the French film Les Liasions Dangereuses – material best known via Art Blakey's original recording with tenorist Barney Wilen – but equally great here in Jordan's lesser-known version! The group here is excellent – with some of Jordan's hardest-hitting piano of the time in the lead – plus creative work on drums from Art Taylor, who brings in a very different spirit than Blakey – and soulful tenor from the great Charlie Rouse – alongside trumpet from Sonny Cohn, and bass from Eddie Khan. Titles include three different variations on the famous theme "No Problem" – plus two takes on the moody "The Feeling Of Love", and the cuts "Jazz Vendor" and "Subway Inn". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve MarcusSometime Other Than Now ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About January 24, 2018
Pretty full-on fusion by Steve Marcus – much more jamming and uptempo than some of his earlier releases, but still pretty stripped-down and powerful nonetheless! Steve's playing electric soprano sax on most of the record – in smaller groupings that include players like Steve Khan, Don Grolnick, Steve Gadd, and Will Lee. Titles include "Sometime Other Than Now", "Candles", "Nazca", and "The Brown Rice Ooze". CD

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✨✧ Teena MarieIrons In The Fire (promo pressing) ... LP
Gordy, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A stone classic from Teena Marie – one of her magical self-produced efforts for Motown! The record's a winner all the way through – with a depth to the vocals and backings that are steeped in the 70s styles of Minnie Riperton and Chaka Khan. A few tracks get a bit upbeat funky, but overall, it's the mellow ones we like the best. Titles include "I Need Your Lovin", "Young Love", "First Class Love", "Irons In The Fire", "Chains", "You Make Love Like Springtime", and "Tune In Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo pressing – in a Motown sleeve, with some staining.)

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✨✧ Milton MarshMonism ... LP
Strata East, 1975. Near Mint- ... $119.99
Rare spiritual jazz by reed player Milton Marsh – one of the harder-to-find albums on Strata East – and one of just a couple incredible records to Marsh's name! Obscurity aside, this is prime Strata East – with some sprawling moments in a larger band formation that go just far out enough, but an overall approach that's pretty inside, very much in the label's strong 70s soul jazz tradition. There's a pretty large cast of players in action, including some legendary ones like saxophonist David Ware, percussionist Greg Bandy, Cedric Lawson on piano and others. Titles include "Vonda's Tune", the incredible "Monism" with its spoken word excerpt from Hazrat Inayat Khan's Sufi Message, nicely read by Marsh himself over an amazing mix of soulful strings and tense interplay, plus "Metamorphosis", "Community Music", "Sabotage 3 Preparations" and "Ode to Nzinga". A lost masterpiece! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some very light wear, but this is a great copy.)

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Adrian Mitchell/Mike WestbrookTyger – A Celebration Of William Blake ... LP
RCA (UK), 1971. Near Mint- ... $48.99
A unique project based around the writings of William Blake – with music by Mike Westbrook! Mike plays piano, and the group also includes Dave Holdworth on trumpet, Malcolm Griffiths on trombone, and George Khan on tenor and flute. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Record is great, but both insert and cover have some light water staining in one corner.)

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PattiCravin For Your Love/Come & Get It ... 7-inch
GEC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Post-Lovelites work by singer Patti Hamilton – recording here as a solo act with her old producer Clarence Johnson! Patti's going for a hard-stepping approach on "Cravin For Your Love", almost singing like Chaka Khan, with some tight arrangements from Tom Tom 84 that mix strings, tight drums, and a bit of funky guitar. There's a similar approach on "Come & Get It" – but almost funkier, with some nice moogy keyboards swirling through the cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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PrincePrince ... LP
Warner, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album Prince's second album, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you can really hear the seeds of his later efforts – a really remarkable, unique, and fascinating record that stands up with some of his best work, and bucks all late 70s trends and cliches in pop, soul and funk! In some ways this is one of our favorite Prince records, as it has a kind of intimacy that was lacking on later sets – or maybe because the hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" has such a mad groove! "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" has the sly sound that would run throughout the rest of Prince's better work for years to come – and Chaka Khan would later cover "I Feel for You", and hit large with it in the 80s. Also includes "Sexy Dancer", "With You" and "When We're Dancing Close & Slow". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Prince ... LP 29.99

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PrincePrince ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $29.99
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album Prince's second album, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you can really hear the seeds of his later efforts – a really remarkable, unique, and fascinating record that stands up with some of his best work, and bucks all late 70s trends and cliches in pop, soul and funk! In some ways this is one of our favorite Prince records, as it has a kind of intimacy that was lacking on later sets – or maybe because the hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" has such a mad groove! "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" has the sly sound that would run throughout the rest of Prince's better work for years to come – and Chaka Khan would later cover "I Feel for You", and hit large with it in the 80s. Also includes "Sexy Dancer", "With You" and "When We're Dancing Close & Slow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Prince ... LP 16.99

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Pucho & His Latin Soul BrothersHideout ... CD
Milestone, 2004. Used ... $6.99
A much stronger session that Pucho's last album for Milestone – with a strong no-nonsense Latin jazz component on most of the best tunes on the set! The more jazz-based focus in a good thing here – as Pucho's gotten past the simple funk that was perhaps a bit too overdone on some of his other "comeback" albums of recent years – and which could get in the way of otherwise strong instrumentation on the sets. The great Pazant Brothers are still burning away in the core combo of the set, and that group also features some surprisingly great violin work from Lewis Khan – done in a classic charanga mode that sounds especially striking next to the horns! A few tracks do expand things a bit more, and go for a funkier sound – but overall, most of the set is in a more jazz-based mode, which we wholeheartedly approve of! Titles include "The Hideout", "El Abaniquito", "Born To Groove", "Guajeo En Dominante", "Para Mongo", "Superstition", "Quiet Village", and "Facile". CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel ... CD
Capitol, 1974. Used ... $6.99
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest female soul stars! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix of mellow compressed LA styles and slicker funkier numbers that do the same thing for her Chicago-trained vocals that Rufus' backing did for that of Chaka Khan. Of course, it helps that she's got some superbly sensitive writing and arranging help by husband Richard Rudolph – and Stevie Wonder's definitely lurking in the background, too – not credited with production, due to contractual reasons, although he helped put most of the album together. Includes Minnie's huge crossover hit "Loving You", a perfect showcase for her beautiful 5 octave voice, plus the tracks "Our Lives", "Every Time He Comes Around", "Perfect Angel", and "Reasons". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)
Also available Perfect Angel (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1974. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest female soul stars! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix of mellow compressed LA styles and slicker funkier numbers that do the same thing for her Chicago-trained vocals that Rufus' backing did for that of Chaka Khan. Of course, it helps that she's got some superbly sensitive writing and arranging help by husband Richard Rudolph – and Stevie Wonder's definitely lurking in the background, too – not credited with production, due to contractual reasons, although he helped put most of the album together. Includes Minnie's huge crossover hit "Loving You", a perfect showcase for her beautiful 5 octave voice, plus the tracks "Our Lives", "Every Time He Comes Around", "Perfect Angel", and "Reasons". This legendary album finally gets its proper treatment – with very detailed notes from Minnie's husband/co-creator Richard Rudolph – and 11 bonus tracks from the vault – including "Lovin You (single version with countdown)", "Reasons (ext version)", "It's So Nice (ext version)", "Take A Little Trip (duet with Stevie Wonder)", "Seeing You This Way (acoustic)", "Edge Of A Dream (ext version)", "Perfect Angel (ext version)", "Every Time He Comes Along (ext version)", "Don't Let Anyone Bring You Down (Perfect Angel version)", "Lovin You (alt band version)", and "Our Lives (ext version)". Really fantastic – great sound and the bonus tracks are beautiful! CD
Also available Perfect Angel ... CD 6.99

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Rufus & ChakaMasterjam ... LP
MCA, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
A definite masterjam from Chaka Khan and Rufus – one of the group's last key efforts together – produced to perfection by the mighty Quincy Jones! Chaka's vocals are sublime right from the start – taking on the soaring majesty she'd use on her initial solo recordings – and the group's tighter than ever – really hitting the right mix of jazzy funk and soul to make the whole thing come together perfectly. Greatness like this only gets better with years – and this sweet little album is more than proof of that fact! Tracks include a version of "Body Heat", plus "Heaven Bound", "Live In Me", "Any Love", "Do You Love What You Feel", and "What Am I Missing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker.)

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Bobby TimmonsChicken & Dumplin's ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $33.99
One of Bobby Timmons' greatest albums, and one of his hardest to find! The session features Timmons with a great funky trio that provides amazing rhythm changes for his spiralling piano lines, and the record also has one long cut in which he plays vibes. There's 2 nice groovers – "Chicken & Dumplins" and "Ray's Idea" – plus the nice vibes track "The Return Of Ghengis Khan". Very very groovy, and a great record that shows Bobby moving way past his Jazz Messengers roots! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and a name in marker. Labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Mike WestbrookLive (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cadillac/Hux (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Mike Westbrook live, and also a bit more stripped-down than on some of his earlier albums – less of the high concept presentation overall, and more in the mode of the sharper edges of the British scene of the time! The tracks are all longish, and nicely open at points – flowing with a much more organic energy than we might expect from Westbrook, and almost allowing for some fusion influences at times – especially on the guitar by Gary Boyle, and Westbrook's own use of electric piano. Other members of the quintet include George Khan on electric saxophone, Alan Jackson on drums and alto sax, and Butch Potter on bass guitar, flute, and "pogo stick" – and titles include "Travellin", "Compassion", "Down On The Farm", "Metropolis 1X", and "Pleasure City". CD also includes two never-issued live tracks – "Marching Song" and "Spaces". CD
 
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Aster AwekeEbo ... CD
Barkhanns, 1993. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hugh MasekelaStill Grazing – The Musical Journey Of Hugh Masekela ... CD
Blue Thumb, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
A nicely-done overview of the best work of South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – featuring tracks from his groundbreaking years at the Chisa, Uni, and Blue Thumb labels! The tracks bring together South African rhythms with a buoyant, celebratory approach to soul jazz – cut by Masekela with influences from the burning LA scene of the late 60s, and recorded with a soulful finish that works as well on the set's longer, more complicated tracks, as it does on the shorter groovier tunes! 11 tracks in all, with titles that include "Mace & Grenades", "Ha Lese Le Di Khanna", "Child Of The Earth", "Gold", "Languta", "Stimela", "Been Such A Long Time Gone", and "Bajabula Bonke". CD
(Out of print.)

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John WilliamsChanges ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Tripped-out larger orchestrations that feature classical guitar by Williams, set alongside groovier 60s touches from arranger Stanley Myers! The sound is sometimes spare and spacey, sometimes full on and soaring – but at all points surprisingly revolutionary for the time, with a sound that points the way to countless instrumental sessions of the late 70s and early 80s – but which is here carried off with a simpler, more elegant style, and a less cluttered approach to production that makes for a very good feel overall. The album's got a great take on "Good Morning Freedom" – one that steps along with a good soundtrack groove – plus a fully orchestrated and very spooky "suite" take on "House Of The Rising Sun". Other tracks include "Theme From Z", "Cavatina", "Spanish Trip", "Raga Vilasakhani Todi", and "Because". LP, Vinyl record album

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Daniel ZamirAlive ... CD
Koren (Israel), 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Fantastic work from Israeli saxophonist Daniel Zamir – one of the most popular jazz musicians in his home nation, and an incredibly spiritual force who just seems to get more and more powerful every time he hits the recording studio! This live performance is wonderful – with Zamir stretching out on soprano sax in these really long, beautifully-crafted lines – full of joy and spirit, and with a unique voice that could well make him one of the more important global reed talents in years to come! You might know Zamir from his early work with John Zorn, during a period when he was living in New York – but in the decade since he's returned to his homeland, his sound has gotten infinitely stronger, and really reaches a new height on this album – which mostly features Daniel in an instrumental mode, but also features a few surprising vocal performances as well. The tracks often have a modal energy that's perfect for the soprano sax – and titles include "The Five Levels Of The Soul", "Fifty Four", "Hatikvah", "Tithanei Elai", "Shir Hashomer", "Tzama Lecha Nafshee", and "Shir Gaagua Lekhan". CD

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VariousMusic Of The Soviet Union ... CD
Folkways, 1989. Used ... $5.99
Music from Veronika Povilioniene, M.K. Mal'tseva leading vocal ensemble from Podserednee, Kamenka village ensemble, Evdokiia Alexandrovna Oreshkina, Singers from the village of Shostova Gora in Arkhangelsk province, S.B. Manchakai, M.C. Daknai, Bayat-i Kurd, Lile song and dance ensemble of the Lintekhskii House of Culture & Gugava Dzohkia. CD

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which might be lifted directly, then reworked for an American audience. But at other times, the influence is more in the rhythms or instrumentation – used as inspiration to then create something new – a bit in the way that American soul would provide the inspiration for reggae in the 60s. The package has the usual fantastic Fremeaux presentation – with a big booklet of historical notes, in both French and English, to support 66 titles that include "Jamaica Farewell" by Sam Cooke, "Salty Fish Aki Rice" by Ruth Wallis, "Bajan Girl" by Lionel Belasco, "Sly Mongoose" by Sam Manning, "El Gallero" by Dioris Valladares & Angel Viloria, "El Mambo Diablo" by Tito Puente, "Hey Little Girl" by Professor Longhair, "Un Poco Loco" by Bud Powell, "Chee Koo Baby" by Lloyd Price, "Shrinking Up Fast" by Camille Howard, "Ojai" by Joe Lutcher, "Salee Dame" by Albert Nicholas & Baby Dodds, "Inside" by Hector The Ram, "Run Come See Jerusalem"b y Stan Wilson, "I Learn A Merengue" by Robert Mitchum, "Afro Blue" by Cal Tjader, "La Maricutana" by Damiron & Chapuseaux, "Magical Joe" by Herb Jeffries, "Begin The Beguine" by Charlie Parker, "Make It Do" by Slim Gaillard, "Guitarambo" by Mickey Baker, and "Don't Touch Me Nylon" by The Charmer (aka Louis Farrakhan). CD

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✨✧ VariousRiverrun – Voicings & Soundscapes ... CD
Wergo (Germany), 1999. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Pieces from John Cage, Charles Amirkhanian, Henri Chopin, Carlfriedrich Claus, Alvin Curran, Franz Mon, Stephan von Huene, Sorrel Hays, Carlo Quartucci, Linda Mussman, Werner Cee, Hans Otte, Bill Fontana, Joan La Barbara, Klarenz Barlow, Peter Pannke, Susan Stone, Randy Thom & more. CD
(Small tear on slipcover, packaged with a nice booket with notes in English & German.)

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✨✧ VariousSaigon Supersound Vol 1 – 1965 to 1975 ... CD
Saigon Supersound, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible sounds from Saigon – music that's often quite funky and surprisingly soulful – and which no doubt shows a strong influence on the scene from all the American GIs who were playing their music overseas! Other collections of this nature maybe localize the music a bit more than this one – and go for sounds that aren't tied as strongly to Western grooves – but Saigon Supersound really changes that trend, and digs up lots of unusual tunes that have a rompingly soulful sound – cuts that, at the core, have plenty of appeal to fans of American funk and soul – even though the lyrics and some of the instrumentation might be a bit unusual! A really killer compilation, of the sort we love to champion here at Dusty Groove – with titles that include "Tinh Ta Nhu Lua Dom Hoa" by Carol Kim, "Neu Minh Con Yeu Nhau" by Thanh Yu, "Pho Dem" by Hoa Tau, Mua Xuan Gui Em" by Phuong Mai, "Diem Xua" by Khanh Ly, and "Can Nha Ngoai O" by Kim Loan. CD
 
 
 



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