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Jerry GoldsmithChallenge ... CD
La La Land, 1982. Used ... $12.99
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(Limited edition of 3000.)

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✨✧ Les BaxterDunwich Horror ... CD
La La Land, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best Les Baxter soundtracks from the 70s – a very cool, very dark set of tracks written to accompany a schlocky horror film about a coven in a seaside town! The tunes kind of take Baxter's older exotic themes and run them through some string orchestrations that have some Morricone and Italian touches – then add in some nice bounce at the bottom using a bit of electric bass, and some other nice late 60s production touches. Dark one minute, then opening up with nice grooves at the next – our favorite kind of soundtrack! Titles include "Devil Cult", "Cult Party", "Black Mass", "Sensual Hallucinations", "Strange Sleep", and "Necronomicon". CD

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✨✧ Bill ContiMasters Of The Universe ... CD
La La Land, 1987. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Performed by the Graunke Orchestra of Munich. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Danny ElfmanBatman – Original Motion Picture Score (2 CD expanded edition) ... CD
Warner/La La Land, 1989. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Danny ElfmanMars Attacks! ... CD
La La Land, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lalo Schifrin, Don Ellis, Jerry Fielding, & OthersMission Impossible – The Television Scores (6CD set) ... CD
La La Land, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing package of music – not just the original two albums of Lalo Schifrin music that were issued from the Mission Impossible TV show – but a massive 6CD collection that brings together work from all seven seasons of the program – a huge amount of material that's never been issued to the public at all, by a range of composers we never even knew worked for the show! Over the years, the spirit of Schifrin's original style was greatly expanded – still with groovy cop and crime modes that mature nicely into the 70s, but also with some richer soundtrack elements that really flesh things out – and which take on special character from show to show, depending on the composers! In addition to material by Schifrin, the set also features passages from jazzy talents who include Jerry Fielding, Don Ellis, Benny Golson, and Duane Tatro – as well as contributions from other soundtrack legends like Gerald Fried, Walter Scharf, Jack Urbont, Robert Drasnin, and Richard Hazard – and the whole thing fetaures six very overstuffed CDs – each almost to the brim with music – in a box with an additional booklet of notes! CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Lalo Schifrin/Earl Hagen/Richard LaSallePlanet Of The Apes TV Series ... CD
La La Land, 1974. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Pretty great work for the short-lived Planet Of The Apes TV show in the 70s – a brief spinoff of the films, done with a surprisingly similar style – and with some excellent soundtrack music that's really a cut above the usual for the time! The bulk of the music here is by Lalo Schifrin – although some episodes are scored by Richard LaSalle, Earl Hagen, and Lionel Newman – the the vibe is similar to the film, with an orchestral approach at the core, mixed with exotic touches, spooky elements, and some darker dramatic passages! The 2CD set features a huge amount of music from the show – over 2 hours of listening, with very detailed notes – and the set features music from the episodes "Escape From Tomorrow", "The Good Seeds", "The Gladiators", "The Trap", "The Legacy", "The Deception", "The Surgeon", "The Interrogation", and "Tomorrow's Tide" – plus extra songs from the credits. CD
(Limited edition of 200 copies.)
 
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Dave Cortez & The Moon People/La LupeHappy Soul (With A Hook)/Fever ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $11.99
Great work from Dave Baby Cortez and The Moon People – a lost Latin soul combo! "Happy Soul" has a similar groove to the group's more famous "Land Of Love" cut – but this version has a drum breakdown in the middle, and a cool organ solo from Dave Baby Cortez! La Lupe sings her version of "Fever" on the flip – done with a Latin Soul style that's mighty nice – almost a bridge between the tune's origins in the 50s, and the late 60s boogaloo generation! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Curtis CounceYou Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Contemporary/Analogue Productions, 1957. Sealed 2LP (reissue)... $49.99
An album with a sexy cover, but a set that's one of the more soulful from the LA scene of the 50s – thanks to a tight, sharp group working under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce! Counce didn't cut many albums as a leader, but all of them are pretty darn great – and done with a bit more edge than the cool jazz of the LA scene – a bit more open, with a strong focus on the solos on some of the album's longer tracks too! Solos include great work on tenor by Harold Land – who's really coming into his own here – plus Jack Sheldon on piano, and the tremendous Curtis Counce on piano – a player who would pass away not long after this set. Frank Butler completes the group on drums – and titles include "Complete", "Big Foot", "Counceltation", and "Mean To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition #0179.)

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Chico HamiltonChic Chic Chico ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
Very very cool set of weird grooves from Chico Hamilton. Some tracks are Latiny, others have lots of weird guitar, and they're all kind of spacey, but not exactly free. This period of Chico's is one of his weirdest, and it's kind of hard to figure out where he was heading, but the trip to that place is always a joy, and these tracks are all marked by a very fresh approach to jazz. Players include Willie Bobo, Jimmy Woods, Harold Land, Lou Blackburn, and other obscure jazz players from the LA underground. Gabor Szabo, of course, plays guitar on most tracks as well. With "Tarantula", "Swampy", "Fire Works", and "Carol's Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp!)

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Geoff Krozier & The GeneratorTranceformer ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Mad magick a very weird Australian quartet – one who work here in a weird blend of witchcraft and electronics, all at a level that's much more like some of the most tripped out late 60s moog records than you'd guess from the record's 1981 date! The sounds here are really completely out of time – performed by the group on a range of keyboards and synthesizers, and processed with lots of spooky touches – then topped with sung and spoken passages from Geoff Krozier, who comes across somewhere in the territory of Anton La Vey or Genesis P Orridge – a completely haunting style that really sends chills down our spine! Titles include "Temple Of Exotic Delights", "Land Of Unclean Spirits", "House Of The Sun", "Paid Your Money", "Feed You To The Sharks", "House Of The Joker", "Slave Traders", and "The Devil May Care". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harold LandFox ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A key moment in the west coast harbop scene – and one of the greatest early records from saxophonist Harold Land! The group's a really striking one – with the unique Dupree Bolton on trumpet, a great player that we really only know from this set – plus Herbie Lewis on bass, Frank Butler on drums, and the great Elmo Hope on piano! Hope's piano really gives the set an edgey finish that seems to bring out even more dark tones in Land's horn than usual – and another aspect of the session that's worth noting is its early production by David Axelrod – who really seems to have an ear for making all the elements gell together perfectly. There's a really free-thinking sound here that makes the album stand out from other LA work of the time – and titles include "The Fox", "Sims-A-Plenty", "One Down", and "One Second, Please". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label 70s pressing.)

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Harold LandGrooveyard ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Classic session of LA hardbop, featuring the great tenorist Harold Land, and a rhythm section comprised of Carl Perkins, Leroy Vinnegar, and Frank Butler. The group's joined by Swedish trumpeter Rolf Ericson, who fits in nicely with this soulful little combo. The set includes 3 great originals by Land – "Smack Up", "Lydia's Lament", and "Delerium" – plus "Nieta", by Elmo Hope. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label 70s pressing – pre OJC.)

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Harold LandTake Aim ... LP
Blue Note, 1960/1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A near-lost session from west coast tenorist Harold Land – recorded in the 60s, not issued at the time, and easily one of his greatest albums ever! The set is one of the few from the period that really has Harold biting hard on the tenor – grooving with a soulful edge that shows the other, under-recorded side of the LA scene of the late 50s and early 60s – the one that was too often eclipsed by bigger names on bigger labels. Land's set up here with a very unusual group (especially for Blue Note) – nearly all lesser-known players that include Martin Banks on trumpet, Amos Trice on piano, Clarence Jones on bass, and Leon Pettis on drums – all of whom work with styles that really help contribute to the freshness of the set. Land's tone is wonderful – slightly more open and personal than on some of his more tightly-crafted sets, and sparkling with some modern edges that we really like a lot! Titles are mostly originals too, and include "Blue Nellie", "Land Of Peace", "Take Aim", "Reflections", and "As You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some light stains on front.)

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Sven LibaekNature Walkabout ... CD
Festival/Votary (Australia), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
An incredible record from the great Sven Libaek – a soundtrack for a land-based TV adventure that's every bit as great as his underwater music from the 70s! The style is very jazzy, and heavy on vibes and woodwinds – sounds that really showcase the best sound of the growing Australian jazz scene at the time, and its particularly strong influence from the LA scene, both cool jazz and 60s soundtracks – as well as some key European elements as well! Rhythms are wonderful – lively and loping, but also very gentle too – maybe an influence from bossa nova, but also very individual too. A gem through and through – and tracks include "Bush Theme", "Nature Walkabout", "Lonely Australian Landscape", "Fun Music", "Danger Elements", and "Excitement". CD
Also available Nature Walkabout (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 23.99

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Sven LibaekNature Walkabout (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Festival/Votary (Australia), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
An incredible record from the great Sven Libaek – a soundtrack for a land-based TV adventure that's every bit as great as his underwater music from the 70s! The style is very jazzy, and heavy on vibes and woodwinds – sounds that really showcase the best sound of the growing Australian jazz scene at the time, and its particularly strong influence from the LA scene, both cool jazz and 60s soundtracks – as well as some key European elements as well! Rhythms are wonderful – lively and loping, but also very gentle too – maybe an influence from bossa nova, but also very individual too. A gem through and through – and tracks include "Bush Theme", "Nature Walkabout", "Lonely Australian Landscape", "Fun Music", "Danger Elements", and "Excitement". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful heavy vinyl and cover!)
Also available Nature Walkabout ... CD 16.99

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Red Mitchell-Harold Land QuintetHear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! (Koch pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1961. Used ... $7.99
Killer work from a very unique little group – the short-lived union of bassist Red Mitchell and saxophonist Harold Land – heard here in one of the hippest dates from the LA scene of the early 60s! Mitchell's a well-known name from more straight ahead sides of the 50s, but working here with Land he really hits a great groove – that harder sort of soulbop sound that was coming out of LA for a few brief years in the 60s – played with a sense of tightness and fire that matched the best work of the time in New York! The whole group here is great – and the amazing Carmell Jones is in the group on trumpet, alongside Frank Strazzeri on piano and Leon Pettis on drums. The solos are great, and the writing is too – with some lively lyrical original compositions that include "Comara", "Pari Passu", "Catacomb", and "Triplin Awhile". A great bridge between Land's earlier sessions under his own name, and his later partnership with Bobby Hutcherson! CD
(Out of print.)

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New MastersoundsThis Is What We Do ... CD
3 On The B, 2005. New Copy ... $11.99
Funky madness from The New Mastersounds – sounding better here than we remember them in years, with a real nitty-gritty quality that reminds us of their best early singles! The grooves on the set are extremely intense – from the percussion-jamming timbales of "The Tin Drum", to the mad guitar of "Zambezi", to the super-cooking organ of "You Got It All" – and each new track is a delightful surprise, offering a different focus on the group's instrumental strengths – all of which are presented here with raw and stripped-down production! Sam Bell guests on percussion – and other tracks include "Baby Bouncer", "La Cova", "Pure", "Ain't No Telling", "The Minx", and "Land Of Nod". CD

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Max Roach & Clifford BrownBest Of Max Roach & Clifford Brown In Concert! ... LP
GNP, 1954. Sealed ... $14.99
It's hard to overstate the influence of Max Roach and Clifford Brown on the west coast scene of the 50s – as the two players helped draw out the bop sound of LA that was quickly getting lost in the cool jazz shuffle of the time, and gave it a strength and focus that not only made the group one of the strongest of the time, but which also sparked new life and a hardbop generation on the LA scene! This classic set of live recordings was one of the first great Brown/Roach moments – recorded during 2 different concerts by Gene Norman Presents, and featuring some great tenor work by LA giants Teddy Edwards and Harold Land, plus some piano by the amazing "sideways" player Carl Perkins, as well as Bud Powell's brother Richie – a key factor of the group's studio recordings on Mercury, and a player who would perish in the same accident that took the life of Clifford Brown. Titles include "Parisian Thoroughfare", "I Can't Get Started", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Jordu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jimmy RowlesLet's Get Acquainted With Jazz ... LP
Tampa, 1958. Very Good- ... $4.99
The cover on this one's so goofy, it's easy to miss what a great session it is – but the album's a west coast gem from the late 50s, with a really unique sound that makes it a must-have for any fan of the LA scene of the time! Jimmy Rowles leads the group on piano, and the album features 2 different lineups – one with Harold Land on tenor and Larry Bunker on vibes, the other with Pete Candoli on trumpet – both of which are augmented by Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. And while Candoli's trumpet is wonderfully sparkling on the set, we really really love the pairing of Land and Bunker – as the vibes and tenor sound is arranged here with a counterpoint that's just great, and which features some especially biting tones from Land! Titles include "The Cobra", "El Tigre", "Cheetas For Two", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "All For You", "East Of The Sun", and "The Blues". CD features 2 bonus alternate takes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some wear, tape spots with split top & bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Sugarman ThreePure Cane Sugar ... CD
Daptone, 2002. Used ... $7.99
The greatest album to date from Sugarman 3 – one of the funkiest combos of the past 50 years! The group's organ/sax sound has never sounded so great – and it's pumped up even further here from some added guest instrumentation, including drums from Bernard Purdie, plus vocals on a number of cuts from deep funk legends Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, and Naomi Davis. The whole thing's as funky as funky can be – the kind of a record that would be selling for $300 if it came out in the 70s, and which is even nicer to have at a low everyday price! Titles include "Shot Down", "Modern Jive", "Funky So & So", "Take It As It Come", "Pure Cane", "Promised Land", "Country Girl", "La Culebra", "Down To It", "Honey Wagon", and "Bosco's Blues". CD

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Gerald WilsonPortraits ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Used ... $11.99
An excellent album from Gerald Wilson – one that features some of his most inventive writing and arranging to date! The album's a perfect balance between the two sides of LA jazz in the 60s – the soul jazz groove, and the growing modern scene – which often didn't get the larger exposure it needed, but would sometimes peek forth under the guidance of mainstream figures like Wilson. The set features very strong solo work by hip LA players like Jimmy Woods on alto, Jack Wilson on piano, Harold Land on tenor, and Joe Pass on guitar – and the tracks are all tributes to some of Wilson's biggest influences – so "Eric" is dedicated to Eric Dolphy, "Ravi" to Ravi Shankar, "Paco" to the great Spanish matador, and so on. The whole thing's quite hip, and another example of how Wilson could perfectly balance the modernist impulses of the LA underground with a tight sense of arrangement and presentation that helped him reach a very wide audience at the time. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy WoodsConflict ... LP
Contemporary, 1963. Very Good ... $49.99
An amazing album by the great lost altoist Jimmy Woods! Woods is a key part of the LA postwar jazz scene – with an alto style that's a link between Ornette's modernist tone and the more inside playing of other LA boppers. In a way, he's sort of a soul jazz Anthony Ortega – with the same sort of high track record on albums, keen talent for writing, and a unique vision that's barely gotten any exposure over the years. Here, he's working with a crack group that features Carmell Jones on trumpet, Harold Land on tenor, and a young Andrew Hill (billed as Andrew Hille!) on piano. All tunes are originals by Woods, this record displays his unique, introspective sensiblity in both his performance, and compostion. Titles include "Conflict", "Coming Home", "Apart Together", and "Aim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Vinyl is nice – cover has ringwear, a few light pencil marks, and some small bits of tape.)

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VariousAfricavision Vol 2 – Musical Anthology Of African Cinema 1975 to 2005 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Mid 2000s. Used ... $6.99
A great look at a relatively young genre of film music – work pulled from African cinema of the past 50 years, but mostly focusing on tunes from the growth of the genre from the 70s onwards! Styles here are often more sophisticated and evocative than you might know from more popular world music sources – songs that both beautifully illustrate the depth of the films for which they were composed, but which also feature some elements of folkloric or contemporary styles of the time. Many of the tracks have some sort of vocal component, and others although modern still make some use of older instrumentation. This isn't as much the funk or groove spectacular you might guess from the title – certainly not in the mode of some of the Bollywood collections we've stocked – but it's a pretty compelling set nonetheless, presented with some really great notes and a filmography! Titles include "Cantate Nubienne" by Henri Guedon, "Jom" by Lamine Konte, "Perfect Monster" by Nicolas Baby, "La Dispute" by Philip Nikwe, "Wele" by Zao, "Massa Thiono" by Diogal Sakho, "Tezeta" by Mulatu, "Assiko Land" by Tom Yom's, "Toubab Bi" by Ali Qague, and "Douga" by Koyate Sory Kandia. CD
(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Gerald WilsonPortraits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent album from Gerald Wilson – one that features some of his most inventive writing and arranging to date! The album's a perfect balance between the two sides of LA jazz in the 60s – the soul jazz groove, and the growing modern scene – which often didn't get the larger exposure it needed, but would sometimes peek forth under the guidance of mainstream figures like Wilson. The set features very strong solo work by hip LA players like Jimmy Woods on alto, Jack Wilson on piano, Harold Land on tenor, and Joe Pass on guitar – and the tracks are all tributes to some of Wilson's biggest influences – so "Eric" is dedicated to Eric Dolphy, "Ravi" to Ravi Shankar, "Paco" to the great Spanish matador, and so on. The whole thing's quite hip, and another example of how Wilson could perfectly balance the modernist impulses of the LA underground with a tight sense of arrangement and presentation that helped him reach a very wide audience at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing.)
Also available Portraits ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Curtis CounceCarl's Blues ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal session of LA hardbop – featuring a great group that includes Gerald Wilson, Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, Frank Butler, and pianist Carl Perkins, the unique talent who had a strange way of playing the keys (sideways!), and who died shortly after the recording of this set. As the title might imply, the album's dedicated to Perkins – and titles include "Nica's Dream", "Pink Lady","Carl's Blues", and "Larue". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Carmell JonesCarmell Jones – Mosaic Select (Remarkable Carmell Jones/Business Meeting/Brass Bag/Unreleased Session/Jazz Impressions Of Folk Music) ... CD
Mosaic/Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unbelievable work from one of our favorite trumpeters ever – and a 3CD box set that brings together nearly all of his American recordings from the early days! Kansas native Carmell Jones burst on the scene at the end of the 50s – becoming a very strong part of LA's soul jazz scene in the early part of the 60s, before moving off to Europe in the middle of the decade, where he cut some fine recordings for MPS. If you've ever heard Horace Silver's classic "Song To My Father", you've heard Carmell's wonderful work on trumpet – clean, clear, soulful, and flowing, with a lyrically expressive power that matches few other players on the instrument. Carmell's almost never gotten his due on the reissue scene – until now, as this great box set brings together 3 of his albums for Pacific Jazz – The Remarkable Carmell Jones, Business Meetin, and Brass Bag – plus Harold Land's rare Jazz Impressions Of Folk Music (recorded for Imperial), and a previously unreleased session that features Jones and a young Hadley Caliman and Frank Strazzeri. The work on the set is amazing – a key look at a trumpet player who never faltered a bit, the kind of musician that will have you wondering why the jazz business didn't just up and make him king from the first time he blew a note on record! The package features 37 tracks in all – on 3CDs, in a handy slipcase, along with a booklet with notes on Jones' work! CD
(Out of print. Limited to 5000 numbered copies. Slipcase and CD cases have a cutout notch along the spines.)
 
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Yasuko Agawa (Yasuko Love-Bird)Sunglow ... LP
Invitation (Japan), 1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A classic groover from Yasuko Agawa – proof that the Japanese scene had an ear for soul in the years before Monday Michiru! The early 80s set is made up from equal parts jazz, soul, and Brazilian influences – all used nicely with tight, fusiony production that really works nicely with Yasuko's lighter-voiced approach to the lyrics. One of the highlights of the record is a remake of Viva Brasil's "Skindo-Le-Le", a great little groover with a catchy riff that's right in the Gilles P mode – but other tracks are pretty great too, and come together in a mix of different modes that's somewhat similar to an American jazzy soul album from the same time. Most of the arrangements are by keyboardist Naoya Matsuoka – and titles include "She-Senior Dreams", "Cinema", "Island Breeze", "Here & Now", and the very appropriate "Pardon My English". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Ahora MazdaAhora Mazda ... CD
Pseudonym (Holland), 1970. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
An amazing record from the Dutch psych underground of the dawn of the 70s – in a nicely expanded 2CD set – with the original album and bonus tracks on one disc, plus their 1969 demo-recordings and unedited live-in-the-studio performances from the album-sessions on CD2! The band has a very spacy and spacious vibe, with mostly longer tunes that blend nascent proggy guitar rock with cosmic lyricism, jazzy flute and psych funk percussion – very cool stuff! Album tracks include "Spacy Tracy", "Timeless Dream", "Oranje Vrijstaat", "Fallen Tree", "Power" and "Fantasio" – and the wealth of bonus tracks include "Try To Forget 1", "Vybra Stroll", "Exotica", "Nosy Noise", "Pushy" and many more! CD

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AirAir Song (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Why Not/Polystar (Japan), 1975. Used ... $19.99
A tremendous album from Air – recorded in their native Chicago, but one of the landmark 70s sessions on Japan's Why Not label! The trio is in wonderful formation here – very focused, with a sharpness that you don't always get in some of their other recordings – a perfect balance between the reeds of Henry Threadgill, bass of Fred Hopkins, and drums of Steve McCall! There's a tightness here that we really love – a bold sense of power that takes the AACM tradition, and fuses it with more of a 70s spiritual jazz approach at times – still experimental enough to live up to Air's reputation, but with occasional rhythmic elements that really push things forward. The album only features 4 tracks – but all of them are long, and stepped in soul – with titles that include "The Great Body Of The Riddle Or Where Where The Dodge Boys When My Clay Started To Slide", "Untitled Tango", and "Dance Of The Beast". CD
(Out of print.)

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Teemu Akerblom QuartetTeemu Akerblom Quartet (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
An excellent contemporary combo from Finland – but one who are right at home on the Jazzaggression label, which mostly issues rare gems from years past! The sound here is plenty classic – and recalls that great 70s moment on the European scene when the best groups were aware of 60s advances like free or modal jazz, but could also swing as well – often bringing all elements to play in a single tune, but finding a way to make their most creative work still hold very strongly to a larger tradition in jazz! The group here is a quartet, but one with a slightly shifting lineup – the core trio of Teemu Akerblom on bass, Mikko Arlin on drums, and Max Zenger on saxes and flute – plus a changing fourth player from track to track – either Ville Vannemaa or Jarno Tikka on tenor, or Verneri Pohjola on trumpet. The lack of any piano really enforces the importance of the bass to the rhythms – and Akerblom's a player with a strong sense of modal energy, which often sets things up beautifully for the reed and trumpet solos to really soar and do their thing – shifting in intensity from track to track, partly because of that rotating fourth player! All tracks are original, and very fresh – and titles include "Blues For Martin", "Dark Corners", "Gilman's Point", "October 22", and "Harmaata Nakyvissa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies deluxe sleeve release, with download.)

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AkikoWords ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $24.99
Akiko takes another wonderful turn with her music – working here in an especially mellow setting, recorded in Bugge's Room in Oslo, with production from Bugge Wesseltoft himself! The album's got the soulful glow of some of the best Wesseltoft soul productions on Jazzland from years back – but it also showcases the warmer acoustic vibe Bugge's picked up in his music – a piano-heavy approach that works wonderfully with Akiko's vocals, and really intertwines her soul and jazz-based elements! Titles include a wonderful take on "Naima", which does have some Fender Rhodes – plus "I Miss You", "What Is It", "Words", "All Of My World", and "Poor Butterfly". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)


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Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet10 ... CD
Zoho, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A great little record that celebrates a decade's worth of music from the Afro Peruvian Sextet – but which also brings in a host of other jazz artists for the festivities too! The core sound is from the group led by trumpeter Gabriel Alegria – a well-balanced combo that begins in familiar Latin jazz modes, but often deepens things with Peruvian touches – sometimes on acoustic melodic instruments, sometimes in a fuller sound at the bottom of the rhythms! The approach is mighty fresh – way more than just another Latin jazz album – especially when inflected by contributions from Ron Carter and Essiet Essiet on bass, Arturo O'Farrill on piano, Badal Roy on tablas, and others who join in the performance over the course of the set. Titles include "Contigo Peru", "Birdland", "Taita Guaraguito", "Homenaje A Chincha", and "Lonely Woman". CD

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AliveCall It Jazz ... LP
Redwood, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
The second album by this excellent all-female San Francisco jazz combo – a live date that's even more cooking than their debut! As before, there's a sweetly breezy style to the record – that hip SF sound of the 70s – with echoes of Braziliana and soul amidst the group's jazzier leanings – all wrapped together with a sound that's tight, but never uptight! The female vocals give the music a feel that's like Janet Lawson, Sheila Landis, or some of the hipper European singers of the 70s – and instrumentation is mostly acoustic, save for a bit of Fender Rhodes. Titles include a version of Gil Scott-Heron's "Willing", plus "Greeting Song", "Call It Jazz", "Too Bad", "Golden River/Golden Dream", and "Heaven Is In Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light creases.)

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Johnnie AllanPromised Land – South Louisiana Swamp Pop Gold ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wonderful work from Johnnie Allan – and tracks that definitely live up to the "swamp" promise in the title! The vibe here starts with 50s southern rock – a bit of twang from rockabilly and country – but there's also a heavy New Orleans influence in the rhythms that makes things really unique – a rolling way of hitting the groove that changes up the music from styles you might normally know! And at points, some other Louisiana elements creep into the mix, and really come out sounding great – a very cool blend of styles that only gets stronger in the later years. The set features a wealth of recordings for the Jin and Viking labels, plus detailed notes as well – and titles include "Little Fat Man", "South To Lousiana", "The Promised Land", "Let's Do It", "Your Picture", "What'Cha Do", "Cajun Man", "Nights Of Misery", "Secret Of Love", "Graduation Night", "I Cried", and "Somewhere On Skid Row". CD

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Tony AllenBlack Voices ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1999. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on the Paris scene in the 90s – really refining a new sound, while keeping all the best bits from before – creating this new sort of darker groove that almost mixes older percussion with kind of a spacey style that's echoes proggish funk from a range of groups from Can to Cymande! There's loads of cool keyboards and tight guitar lines, and even the vocals have some spacey production that makes them fit nicely with the grooves. Titles include "Asiko", "Get Together", "Black Voices", and "The Same Blood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Allman BrothersEat A Peach (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Polydor/Universal, 1971/1972. Used 2CD ... $12.99
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". Includes the final Fillmore East Concert from 1971 on the second CD! CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaAcapulco '22 ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
Excellent work from Laurindo – a truly wonderful album, played with small combo backing, which gives the set a jazzier feel than usual! Players include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Bob Cooper on tenor, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Shelly Manne, Milt Holland, and Chico Guerro on percussion – and although there's no credits for the arrangements on the album, the overall feel is similar to Roberts best work for Capitol, especially because Rowles' work on organ gives the record such a groovy sound! Titles include "Acapulco 1922", "Misirlou", "Satin Doll", "More", "Till Then", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", and "Desafinado". LP, Vinyl record album

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Franco AmbrosettiWings ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1983. Very Good+ ... $7.99
With Franco on trumpet, Mike Brecker on tenor, John Clark on French horn, Kenny Kirkland on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)

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✨✧ Curtis AmyKatanga ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A stellar set from one of the most underrated reed players of all time – a brilliant bit of searching soul jazz, cut at a time when Curtis Amy was leaving behind his Texas roots for the new sounds of the Coltrane generation! The album's quite different than the organ and tenor dates that Amy had previously cut with Paul Bryant – and instead, is put together with a nascent spiritualism that's really wonderful – a sound that definitely lives up to the bold title and cover image, with lots of modal moments in the rhythms! The group features some equally under-acknowledge geniuses – including trumpeter Dupree Bolton, pianist Jack Wilson, and guitarist Ray Crawford – all coming together perfectly with Amy's work on tenor and soprano sax. The best tunes here are originals by the group members – including "Lonely Woman" (not by Ornette), "Katanga", "Native Land", and "Amyable". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing on Affinity. Cover has a sticker spot & light wear.)

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Ruby AndrewsBlack Ruby (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Zodiac/KTI (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
A hell of a great record from Ruby Andrews – a Chicago soul singer who started out sweet, but comes on hard and heavy on this righteous classic from the start of the 70s! The record's got a badass vibe you never would have expected from Andrews a few years before – with tremendous vocals, and these arrangements that are right on the money – and which pack a solid funky punch into nearly every tune! Cleveland Eaton, Mike Terry, and Burgess Gardner provide the great backings – but Ruby's the clear star of the show, and works here in a deep soul style that blows us away every time we hear the record – and we've been listening to this one for more than a few decades. Wonderful all the way through – and with titles that include the funky classic "You Made A Believer Out Of Me", plus "Good N Plenty", "My Love Is Comin Down", "You Ole Boo Boo You", and "Overdose Of Love". CD features 6 more bonus tracks – including "Away From The Crowd", "You Got To Do The Same Thing", "Wonderful Nite", "All The Way", "Where Have You Gone", and "I Let Him Take Me In His Arms". CD
Also available Black Ruby (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 21.99

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✨✧ Ruby AndrewsBlack Ruby (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Zodiac/KTI (Japan), 1972. Used ... $21.99
A hell of a great record from Ruby Andrews – a Chicago soul singer who started out sweet, but comes on hard and heavy on this righteous classic from the start of the 70s! The record's got a badass vibe you never would have expected from Andrews a few years before – with tremendous vocals, and these arrangements that are right on the money – and which pack a solid funky punch into nearly every tune! Cleveland Eaton, Mike Terry, and Burgess Gardner provide the great backings – but Ruby's the clear star of the show, and works here in a deep soul style that blows us away every time we hear the record – and we've been listening to this one for more than a few decades. Wonderful all the way through – and with titles that include the funky classic "You Made A Believer Out Of Me", plus "Good N Plenty", "My Love Is Comin Down", "You Ole Boo Boo You", and "Overdose Of Love". CD features 6 more bonus tracks – including "Away From The Crowd", "You Got To Do The Same Thing", "Wonderful Nite", "All The Way", "Where Have You Gone", and "I Let Him Take Me In His Arms". CD
(Includes obi!)
Also available Black Ruby (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 23.99

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Ruby AndrewsCasanova ... CD
Collectables, 1967. Used ... $6.99
Great reissue of this excellent bit of Chicago female soul, performed by the great Ruby Andrews, and with arrangements by some of the best local talents in the city. Ruby sang with a voice that was pure deep soul, but she had arrangements that were in the best Chicago tradition of the time. The title cut is one that still sends shivers down our spine when we hear it on the radio here, and the rest of the LP includes great tracks like "Casanova 70", "You Made A Believer Out Of Me", "Tit For Tat", and "Can You Get Away". Great stuff, and a landmark recording from Chicago! CD

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Horace AndyIn The Light (plus In The Light Dub) ... CD
Hungry Town/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Horace Andy's holding an acoustic guitar on the cover, but the record's got some searing electric lines in the mix – really bringing this sharp edge to the already-great rhythms behind Andy's famous vocals! Horace is one of the few cats who can sing in the higher end of the vocal register, yet still come across with a totally badass vibe – thanks partly to the righteous message in his lyrics, and the hip-tripping grooves on the tracks – which could make just about any element sound great, and only reinforce the greatness of the Horace Andy style! The album's a stone classic, and for good reason – and titles include "Leave Rasta", "Do You Love My Music", "Hey There Woman", "Government Land", "Problems", "In The Light", and "Collie Herb". CD also includes the seminal In The Light Dub – one of those cases where a dub album contains all the brilliance of the original set around which it was based – yet comes across with a completely different sound altogether! The original record was focused strongly on the soulful currents of Horace Andy's voice – but the dub set is predominantly instrumental, which buries a bit of the political message in the lyrics – yet seems to paint the same sort of social pictures with the power of its sounds – a rich palette of rhythms, electronics, and effects – often with a darkness that's unspeakable in words, but incredibly powerful at a sonic level. Titles include "Dub There", "Government Dub", "Rasta Dub", "Fever Dub", "Dub The Light", "Dub Down Rome", and "I & I". CD

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong From The Original Okehs Vol 5 – 1931 to 1932 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), 1931/1932. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Walter Zuber Armstrong & Steve LacyDuet – Alter Ego ... LP
World Artists, 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Duets between Armstrong and Lacy, recorded in Holland in 1979. The album features one long track – "Alter Ego" – which features Lacy on soprano sax, and Armstrong on bass and bass clarinet. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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