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✨✧ Ira NewbornNaked Gun Trilogy (3CD set) ... CD
Paramount/La La Land, 1988/1991/1994. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John MorrisBlazing Saddles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
La La Land, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A western score, with a twist – the twist being that the music was penned for Mel Brooks' amazing early 70s spoof of the genre! And as such, there's lots of hip twists and turns in the music here – little left turns that take the soundtrack way past obvious expectations – especially with guests like Count Basie and Frankie Laine helping out in the fun. The straight numbers are actually some of the best, though – very much in keeping with the post-spaghetti generation of western scoring – but maybe we like those most because they're mixed up with the other bits too! Titles include "Transitions", "Merrily We Roll Along", "April In Paris", "Ballad Of Rock Ridge", "The Studio Fight", "Noble Farewell/Finale", and "I'm Tired". Also features 11 more bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Jerry GoldsmithNot Without My Daughter ... CD
La La Land, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Blake NeelyArrow – Original Television Soundtrack Season 2 ... CD
La La Land, 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
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Al CohnMr Music ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1954. Used ... $12.99
A tight little record – with a strong focus on Al Cohn's solo work! Al's the lead soloist in a number of largish groups that are often tightly arranged, but which let the leader break out nicely – cutting with an edge on his tenor that's sometimes even sharper than usual. Cohn handled most of the arrangements – but a few are by Johnny Carisi, Ralph Burns, or Manny Albam –a nd players include Joe Newman on trumpet, Billy Byaers and Frank Rehak on trombone, Gene Quill on alto, and Jimmy Raney on guitar. Proceedings are tight, but never too uptight – and titles include "Cabin In The Sky", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "This Reminds Me Of You", "Move", "Cohn My Way", "La Ronde", and "Never Never Land". CD
(Out of print.)

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Curtis CounceYou Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce ... LP
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
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

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Chico HamiltonChic Chic Chico ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
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
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Harold LandFox ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... $4.99
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". CD

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Red Mitchell-Harold Land QuintetHear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! (Koch pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1961. Used ... $8.99
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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Jimmy SmithIt's Necessary ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
One of Jimmy's last albums for a major label in the 70s – a real back-to-basics set that was recorded live at the Jimmy Smith Supper Club in LA – the "home of fried cornbread and live jazz", and a venue that we certainly wish we could have visited! Jimmy's working here with an all-star group that almost recalls his Blue Note jam session work – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Teddy Edwards and Harold Land on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar – all coming together in gently-grooving numbers that have a classic soul jazz feel. Titles include "It's Necessary", "For Your Love", "Side Mouthin", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "I've Got Love On My Mind", and "Say It Again, Jim". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy Woods SextetConflict ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1963. Used ... $7.99
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". CD

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VariousBlack California ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A great compilation – despite the title – one that features west coast recordings made by Savoy, showing the less "cool jazz" side of the LA scene in the late 40s and early 50s! There's some excellent material on here not available elsewhere – especially some great bop groovers in the Central Ave kind of mode. The album's got 3 tracks by Slim Gaillard – "Laguna", "Boogin At Bergs", "Dunkin Bagel. 4 by a large group with Art Farmer, Eric Dolphy, Joe Howard, and Roy Porter – "Pete's Beat", "Sippin With Cisco", "This Is You", and "Gassin The Wig". 4 more by a quartet with Freddie Jackson and Harold Land – "Outlandish", "Swingin On Savoy", "San Diego Bounce", and "I'll Remember April". And more by Sonny Criss and Wardell Gray, Art Pepper and Hampton Hawes, and Helen Humes and Dexter Gordon. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach ... CD
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell (Bud's brother!) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. The mix of Roach's heavy full-on drumming and Brown's lyrical beauty is beyond compare – and Land's angular and sensitive tenor lines provide a perfect link between the two. Titles include classics like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "The Blues Walk", "Daahoud", "Jordu", and "Joy Spring". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Curtis CounceYou Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(OJC pressing. Cover has some tearing and writing in marker.)
Also available You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Red Mitchell-Harold Land QuintetHear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 1989 Atlantic jazz pressing.)
Also available Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! (Koch pressing) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Max Roach & Clifford BrownBest Of Max Roach & Clifford Brown In Concert! ... LP
GNP, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Light blue label pressing. Cover is in great shape.)

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✨✧ UMC'sFruits Of Nature ... CD
Wild Pitch, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long buried gem from the Wild Pitch years! The UMC's made fun, positive music with a sense of humor, while still maintaining a hip hop edge – built on jazzy, headnodding beatcraft. Along the lines of early K.M.D., Poor Righteous Teachers or De La Soul! Benchmark mid school genius with titles that include "One To Grow On", "Kraftworks", "Morals", "Blue Cheese", "Never Never Land", "Feelings", "Pass It On", "Woman Be Out", "Hey Here We Go" and "It's Gonna Last". CD
(Wild Pitch/EMI pressing.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderIn Square Circle ... LP
Tamla, 1985. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid 80s, and while never that bad (nothing Stevie does is ever terrible – well, except for "Don't Drive Drunk"!), the record lacks that certain greatness that you'll find on even the lesser Stevie Wonder albums. Titles include "Stranger On The Shore Of Love", "Spiritual Walkers", "Land Of La La", "Overjoyed", and "Part-Time Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ King PleasureSource (Original Moody's Mood/Golden Days) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An important set that documents a nice patch of King's early vocalese jazz sides – pivotal vocal jazz recordings that were not only enormously popular with listeners around the country, but which also did a heck of a lot in the way of advancing the way that male singers handled lead vocals on jazz-based tunes! The first album's pulled from his Original Moody's Mood For Love set for Prestige, which was itself a compilation and features "I'm In The Mood For Love", "Red Top", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", "I'm Gone", "Funk Junction", "You're Crying", "Don't Get Scared", "This Is Always', and "Exclamation Blues". The second LP's the hard to find Goldne Days set, a beautiful record, and still one of the greatest jazz vocal albums ever made. The great King Pleasure sings in a raspy vocalese style similar to Jon Hendricks or Eddie Jefferson, but with a sense of warmth and delivery that the two of them never seem to reach. The set list here features a stellar batch of tracks with lyrics by Pleasure, including "The New Symphony Sid", "No, Not Much", "Parker's Mood", and "Golden Days". There's some great accompaniment by LA hard bop players like Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wiggins, and Harold Land, and the whole set sparkles with imagination and warmth. 21 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harold LandFox ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Green label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam, some wear, and a bit of pen on back.)
Also available Fox ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Harold LandJazz Impressions Of Folk Music ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great record – and one of Land's most obscure sessions – part of a short-lived early 60s attempt to make jazz cash in on the folk boom. Despite what might seem like a cheap gimmick, the set actually sounds great – grooving with a soulful swing, in that LA underground mode that always made for Land's best recordings. The group includes the great Carmell Jones on trumpet, plus Jimmy Bond bass, John Houston piano, and Mel Lee on drums. Titles include "Blue Tail Fly", "Tom Dooley", "Scarlet Ribbons", and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing – white label too!)

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonYou Better Believe It! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Gerald Wilson's first albums – and a groundbreaking set of big band tracks that taps the richly soulful talents of 60s LA! Just about every single player in the group is a master talent – and soloists include Carmell Jones, Harold Land, Teddy Edwards, Walter Benton, Joe Maini, and Groove Holmes, whose organ lines get top billing with the band – and soar out over the top majestically! Tracks include many strong originals like "Blues For Yna Yna", "Jeri", "Moody Blue", "Straight Up & Down", and "The Wailer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandExpress Yourself ... LP
Warner, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of messed-up LA funk – and one of the crowning moments in the career of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Charles and crew do an excellent job with all the tracks – most of which are more open ended than some of their earlier ones, and run on for longer than usual with some good trippy instrumental moments that really stretch out the groove from their funky 45 days. The album includes the stoner funk classic "High As Apple Pie", done here in two "slices", plus the classic "Express Yourself", a monster number that still sounds great every time we hear it – even though it's been used on commercials and sampled plenty of times over the years! Other tracks include "I'm Aware", "Love Land", and "I Got Love" LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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✨✧ Sugarman ThreePure Cane Sugar ... LP
Daptone, 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Agitation FreeMalesch ... CD
Spalax (Switzerland), 1972. Used ... $11.99
A sublime debut from German prog outfit Agitation Free – a set that's definitely free of agitation, and one that spins out in these long, winding lines with lots of Eastern influences! There's a bit of drone to some of the grooves, but never in a sleepy or sloppy sort of way – and in addition to familiar prog instrumentation on guitar, keyboards, and percussion, there's also some added ethnic elements as well, and even a bit of steel guitar, zither, and live tape work too! Tracks are longish and nicely organic, and although there's some vocals on the record the whole thing's much more of an exploratory instrumental affair – very much like some of the best early work on Brain. Titles include "You Play For Us Today", "Sahara City", "Ala Tul", "Pulse", "Malesch", and "Rucksturz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ahora MazdaAhora Mazda ... CD
Pseudonym (Holland), 1970. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
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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Olli AhvenlahtiPoet ... LP
Love/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Olli Ahvenlahti's a poet on the keys – one of the most soulful players in the 70s Finland scene, heard here on one of his greatest albums ever! The record's got a glowing grace that's really wonderful – part CTI-inspired electric fusion, without as much jamming as other European work of the time – but also an album of rounder, warmer tones – recorded with a slightly larger lineup that includes Eero Koivistoinen on tenor sax, and lots of great percussion at the bottom! Tunes have a subdued approach to funky jazz – still tight in the rhythms, but with more of a focus on the nicely shaded horn solos, and on Olli's great use of electric piano and organ throughout. Titles include the classic jazz dance track "Grandma's Rocking Chair" – plus "The Poet", "Sunday's Stuff", "Aura", "Sambatown", and "A Day At The Zoo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pekka AiraksinenBuddhas Of Golden Light ... LP
O Records/Arc Light Editions (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A record that's got a much more dynamic feel than you'd expect from the title – no meditative sounds at all, and instead these really energetic rhythms that seem be years ahead of their time! The album leaps out in a frenzied undercurrent of drum and bass – not the later London mode, but with a freewheeling vibe seems to prefigure it by a decade or so, but in a more subtle way – while Pekka Airaksinen throws in these completely mindblowing keyboards that seem to move up and down the scale in terms of both volume and frequency – mixed with added tenor from A Ben Helander. The record gets a bit more mellow on side two, but still with an energy and pulse that almost feels random at times – and makes for music that's as unsettling as it is beautiful. Titles include "Sukirti","Ranasikhin", and "Kandasuryapradipa". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a silkscreened cover!)

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✨✧ AirtoVirgin Land ... LP
Salvation, 1974. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic sound overall too, one that leaves plenty of room for Airto's unique jams on percussion, plus a bit of vocals from the lovely Flora Purim. Airto's got some top-shelf talents helping him out here – Billy Cobham on production, and Stanley Clarke and Milcho Leviev on arrangements – and there's a nice sense of darkness going on that even separates the album from some of Airto's other mid 70s sides on CTI. Titles include "Peasant Dance", "Musikana", "Virgin Land", and "Hot Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Alan BownStretching Out (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $5.99
A creepy cover, but a surprisingly charming little record – one that has The Alan Bown jamming nicely with lead vocals from Gordon Neville! Mel Collins handles production this time around, and he brings in some of the more lyrical touches that you'd hear on some of his better-known projects from the same time – almost a gentle sense of majesty amidst the more jazz and blues-influenced elements in the group's music. John Anthony Helliwell plays saxes, Bown is on guitar, and Jeff Bannister handles keyboards – on titles that include "The Messenger", "Find A Melody", "Up Above My Hobby Horse's Head", "Turning Point", and "Stretching Out". CD also features the bonus track "Thru The Night". CD

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Mats Aleklint QuartetMats Aleklint Quartet ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautifully bold session from trombonist Mats Aleklint – a player we don't know well at all, but who really steps out on this set as a leader for Moserobie Records! The sound is a bit looser than most of the recent work on the label – not entirely free, but nicely without any strong structures – so that Mats can stretch out on these amazing lines on both slide and valve trombone, with a sense of voice and vision on the instrument that we haven't heard since Roswell Rudd! The rest of the lineup is great too – a quartet with mighty nice tenor and bass clarinet from Per Texas Johansson, bass from Joe Williamson, and drums and synth from Christopher Cantillo. Aleklint also plays a bit of thumb piano and pump organ too – and titles include "Nattbuss", "Hur Eller Dur", "Braxen", "Algskog", "Landet Runt", and "Snabbt In Snabb Tut". CD

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderFirst Milestone ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $8.99
Excellent work from one of our favorite young tenor players! When Alexander first started out in Chicago, we'd catch him at southside gigs, either on his own or in Charles Earland's group – and we'd marvel at the richness of his playing, even though he was just an unknown young player in his early 20s! Since those years (not long ago!) Alexander's turned into one of the strongest voices of his generation – with a sound that's steeped in the traditions of tenor giants like Sonny Rollins, Tubby Hayes, and Frank Foster, yet which also has a great deal of youthful creativity. This album's one of his best so far – and it features Alexander in the company of a group that includes Harold Mabern on piano and Pat Martino on guitar, both super-soulful players who are a great match of the playing of the leader. Titles include "The Phineas Trane", "Stand Pat", "Night Song", "First Milestone", and "34 Was Sweetness" (Chicagoans will get that reference!) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderTwo Of A Kind ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1997. Used ... $9.99
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Roland AlexanderPleasure Bent ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by this incredible tenor sax player – a wonderful talent that we only know from a handful of records – all of which we love! This date's got a bold sound that very much lives up to its cover, and Alexander's placement on Prestige's New Jazz label – a vibrant sound that's got elements of the 60s underground of Eric Dolphy or Ken McIntyre, but which also has a more flowing, soulful vibe as well – almost a precursor to later spiritual jazz elements of the 70s. No surprise, the great Marcus Belgrave is in the quintet on trumpet – as is Ronnie Mathews on piano, with rhythm support from Gene Taylor on bass and Clarence Stroman on drums. Almost all tracks are originals – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Dorman Road", "Lil's Blues", and "Orders To Take Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ All NaturalVintage ... CD
All Natural, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Perhaps the tightest set yet from All Natural – Chicago's flagship crew for conscientious underground hip hop! True to their name, Tone B Nimble and Capital D never rock a rhyme or a beat that smacks of artificial ingredients – just straight up, honest, soulful hip hop with anthemic choruses and solid beats. The sound runs from rugged & raw to measured and soulful, but flows as cohesively as anything the crew's ever done! Production by Dug Infinate, Stoney Rock, Panik, Kenny Keys and others. Tracks include "Start The Revolution", "Uprise", "Stony Island", "Southside (Chicago)", "Queens Get The Money Part II" feat Spotlite, "Double Speak" and "When I See You" featuring Iomos Marad, "The Avenger Is Back", "Heel-Toe", "Down 4Ever", "Corner Pocket" feat Jungle Brothers, "Keep It Movin'" with El Da Sensai & Allstar, "This Is Our Time" featuring Rob C and more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000NEPA – Never Expect Power Always ... LP
Celluloid/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Landmark material from the legendary Nigerian percussionist! NEPA is a great little album from Tony Allen – recorded in the mid 80s, but with a chunky groove that's very much in the style of his 70s Afro Funk work! The title track is one of Allen's best cuts ever – a really anthemic tune with a punchy hook that's as infectious as it is political – and other tracks on the set are equally nice, touched with some slight electronic bits, giving them a cool Celluloid Electric Africa vibe! Titles include the long numbers "When One Road Close" and "NEPA (Never Expect Power Always)", in regular and dub versions – plus the great closing track "Olokun". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase! ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the North Park Hotel – with sound that's a bit more "live" than some of the other Prestige sessions at the time – and an unusual lineup that features local players Jodie Christian and John Young on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. The lovely Vi Redd makes a vocal appearance on the track "Lonesome Lover Blues" – and other titles include "The Chase", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "The Happy Blues" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. NOTE: Cover has some waviness throughout due to moisture.)

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Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase! (with extra tracks) ... CD
Prestige, 1970. Used ... $7.99
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the North Park Hotel – with sound that's a bit more "live" than some of the other Prestige sessions at the time – and an unusual lineup that features local players Jodie Christian and John Young on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. The lovely Vi Redd makes a vocal appearance on the track "Lonesome Lover Blues" – and other titles include "The Chase", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "The Happy Blues" – all nice and long! CD also features 2 extra tracks, both long – "Wee Dot" and an extended "Ballad Medley". CD

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Amon TobinSupermodified ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2000. Used ... $1.99
A great set of dark breakbeat tracks – mostly downtempo, and filled with a range of influences that really deepens the sound. The colors in the mix keep shifting throughout – and Tobin's command of a wide palette of beats and grooves is impeccable. Titles include "Get Your Snack On", "Golfer vs Boxer", "Deo", "Precursor", "Keepin It Steel", "Natureland", "Marine Machines", and "Slowly". CD

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Cat AndersonCat On A Hot Tin Horn ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $6.99
Sweet trumpet work from one of Duke Ellington's best sidemen – done for Mercury in 1958 with some very tight arrangements by Anderson and Ernie Wilkins – all in a mode that show's a bit of Cat's Ellington association, but which also opens up in some other swinging modes – including a bit of Basie, and even some wider ranging styles. Cat's in the lead on trumpet, getting support from other players on the instrument – including Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, and Ray Copeland – plus Jimmy Cleveland and Frank Rehack on trombone, Earl Warren on alto sax, Jimmy Forrest and Ernie Wilkins on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone. Titles include "Little Man", "Cat's In The Alley", "June Bug", "Adorable D", "Nina", "Birth Of The Blues", and "Blue Jean Beguine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a couple of small seam splits, the remnants of a sticker, and a stain on the back.)

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Ray AndersonABD ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1994/1995. Used ... $11.99
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Vicki AndersonMother Popcorn – The Vicki Anderson Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $15.99
Some of the funkiest female soul ever recorded – the near-complete work of James Brown diva Vicki Anderson, compiled here officially for the first time ever! Vicki was one of the first female singers to work with James – replacing the sweeter style of vocalist Anna King in the James Brown Revue of the late 60s, and setting the stage for better-known hard soul singers Marva Whitney and Lyn Collins in years to come! Vicki recorded some excellent singles with James and the band backing her up – but never actually cut a full LP, which is why this overdue set is so essential. Vicki's got a socking-hard sound that worked equally well with the early funk sound of the James Brown Band of the late 60s, as it did during her later recordings with the JBs and Bobby Byrd. The collection brings together 17 of Vicki's recordings under the James Brown umbrella – including a number that we'd never heard before, some duets with James and Bobby Byrd, and a few of her singles recorded under the name of Myra Barnes. And you can take our word for it that you won't find a better collection of funky female soul – because this one's hard-stepping and massively grooving all the way through! Titles include "Baby Don't You Know", "Message From The Soul Sisters (parts 1 & 2)", "Super Good (parts 1 & 2)", "I'm Too Tough For Mr Big Stuff", "Answer To Mother Popcorn", "I Want To Be In The Land Of Milk & Honey", "Baby Don't You Know", "If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I Gotta Get It Some Other Place)", "Wide Awake In A Dream", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "I'll Work It Out", "Think", "Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can", and "You're Welcome Stop On By". CD
(Out of print.)

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Teodoro AnzellottiPush Pull ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1996/1998. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
CD

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Joan ArmatradingWhatever's For Us (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
The landmark first album from Joan Armatrading – a singer who's almost a genre unto herself! The album's awash with Joan's early collaborations with songwriter Pam Nestor – pairing hear with Armatrading at a level that's almost like that of Bernie Taupin and Elton John during the same stretch – and often with a similar blend of rootsy elements and more contemporary expression in the music. Instrumentation is very spare – mostly just guitar, bass, and drums – with Joan on both piano and acoustic guitar – and titles include "My Family", "Visionary Mountains", "It Could Have Been Better", "Alice", "All The King's Gardens", and "City Girl". CD features two bonus tracks – "Lonely Lady" and "Together In Words & Music" – plus new remastering too! CD
 
 
 



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