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VariousShrine Afrobeat – The Funkiest Music Ever Made ... CD
Ocho (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $12.99
Funky African – and dancefloor slammers, all of them! Max Reinhardt and the crew at Shrine compiled this set of 12 tasty groovers – and the set has a real London crossover dancefloor sound, with a mix of tracks along the same theme, but pushing the envelope of styles in the way that's had London leading the scene for years. The set's actually pretty nicely put together – and like the other titles on Ocho, it includes material of slightly more recent vintage, great stuff that we might have passed over due to our own snobbery for classic tunes. Titles include "Synchro System" by King Sunny Ade, "Fefe Naa Efe" by Fela, "Yegelle Tezeta" by Mulatu, "Watchi Wara" by Bantous Jazz, "Xihlaula Mane" by Kapa Dech, "NEPA – dub mix" by Tony Allen, "Yaba Funk" by Captain Yabaa, "Take Am So" by Gyedu Blay Ambulley, and "Funky Hi-Life" by CK Mann & Carousel 7. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Jose FelicianoFeliciano! ... CD
RCA, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
An amazing record! By all rights, this shouldn't be so good – but it's an incredible album of haunting tracks that really has us coming back again and again over the years. The formula is simple: Jose plays late 60s pop tunes on acoustic guitar, and sings them in his spacey soulful voice. Backings are by George Tipton, plus a jazz combo made up of Jim Horn, Ray Brown, and Milt Holland – but it's Jose that really makes the whole thing amazing! His style of presentation is like anything else we can describe – filled with sadness and soul, but enough joy to keep moving forward. He takes tracks like "Light My Fire", "In My Life", "Sunny", and "California Dreamin", and transforms them into an amazing document of the darkness hidden behind the sun of southern California. "California Dreamin" is especially amazing – and Jose's version is one of the best soul songs of all time! CD
(Out of print, small piece of clear tape covering a slight tear on the booklet cover.)

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Ethan Iverson & Umbria Jazz OrchestraBud Powell In The 21st Century ... CD
Sunnyside, 2021. Used ... $11.99
Bud Powell in the 21st Century, but with a very different vibe than the bop trio performances that made up most of his important recordings! Instead, the setting here is a large one – pianist Ethan Iverson working with the Umbria Jazz Orchestra to bring some of Powell's compositions into a more expansive setting, while also adding in some of his own music as well! Iverson's at the helm on piano, and conducts the ensemble on two tracks – and in addition to the larger horns from the orchestra, the set features core instrumental contributions from Ingrid Jensen on trumpet, Dayna Stephens on tenor, Ben Street on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. Titles include the Powell classics "Celia", "Tempus Fugit", "Bouncing With Bud", "Wail", and "Dance Of The Infidels" – plus Iverson originals "Bud Powell In The 21st Century" and "Five Simple Spells", each of which have multiple parts. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)
Also available Bud Powell In The 21st Century ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Willie NelsonStardust (remastered edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Haunting, personal and beautiful reworkings of Tin Pan Alley tunes by Willie Nelson – and one of his most loved records – produced to loose perfection by the great Booker T. Jones. That many of the original songs here were intended as little more than saleable product when they were released by various artists in their own decades only makes Willie's presentation that much stronger. We're tempted to just come out and say that this is Willie's best album – but we have to give Red Headed Stranger the nod simply because of the original statement that that record holds. Still, Stardust is where you'll find the sweetest work. Tracks include "Georgia On My Mind", "Blue Skies", "All Of Me", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Someone To Watch Over Me". Also includes 2 bonus tracks from the sessions, nice notes, and reminiscences by Booker T. CD

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorComplete Live At The Cafe Montmartre (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Debut/Fontana/Solar, 1962. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal material from Cecil Taylor – an explosive album that was one of the first to show the world just how much his style had evolved since the late 50s! When Taylor first showed up on the scene, he was already a pianist that was going farther out than just about anyone – but by the time of this 1962 performance in Copenhagen, he'd really taken off – working in these massive flurries of keyboard intensity that were unlike anything anyone had ever heard before – the full-blown Taylor aesthetic that's endured for decades, set up perfectly here in a trio with some brilliantly bracing alto sax by Jimmy Lyons, and equally free work on drums by Sunny Murray! All tracks are long, and titles include "Trance", "Call", "Lena", and "D Trad That's What". Amazing work from Cecil Taylor! The album's kind of a "part two" to Cecil Taylor's legendary 1962 performance at the Cafe Montmartre in Copehagen – a groundbreaking set of free jazz that not only set fire to Taylor's career, but went onto inspire a whole generation of 60s European modernists! The album's easily one of the most progressive, free-flowing piano sessions of its time (or our time, for that matter!) – and Cecil's very open-ended piano is beautifully accompanied by the alto sax of Jimmy Lyons and drums of Sunny Murray. Titles include "What's New", "Nefertiti The Beautiful One Has Come (1st variation)", "Lena (2nd variation)", and "Nefertiti The Beautiful One Has Come (2nd variation)". CD also includes bonus tracks "What's New (incomplete)", "Spontaneous Improvisation", and "Flamingo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George BensonGiblet Gravy ... CD
Verve, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very groovy work from guitarist George Benson – and a set that really helped him make the transition from small group soul jazz to some of his more ambitious work to come! The album's still quite soulful and a bit funky at times – but it also features larger arrangements from the great Tom McIntosh – cast in a blend of modern rhythms, shades, and colors that really help open up Benson's sound. The approach is similar to that McIntosh was using with Bobby Timmons and Jack McDuff at the same time – tight backings, but still with plenty of room for the lead soloist – and Benson's got a great affinity for this sort of album. The tracks are a nice mix of originals and pop items – with cuts like "Sunny", "Thunder Walk", "Walk On By", "Giblet Gravy", and "Sack Of Woe". Plus, the CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Billie's Bounce", and 2 alternate versions of "What's New?". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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