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John Douglas/Brian GascoigneCrack In The World/Phase IV ... CD
La La Land, 1965/1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Two obscure sci fi soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is 1965's Crack In The World – scored by John Douglas with a mixture of orchestral modes to illustrate the dramatic scientific bent of the narrative – brooding brasses, airier woodwinds, and some robust passages that burst out strongly with the torrent of action on the screen! Titles include "Love Scene", "No Stopping It", "Magma/Off Sheetwater Island", "Avalance", "A New Moon", and "Stephen Is Ill". Phase IV is something else entirely – a 70s sci fi film that gets a very different soundtrack approach from Brian Gascoigne – whose tracks here are all quite long, longer than seven minutes each, and work almost as mini narratives in sound – as the darker moments are illuminated by occasional lyrical touches, which are then suppressed as more atonal insect-sounding elements win in the end! CD
(Limited edition of 1000)

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✨✧ Dominic FrontiereHang Em High/The Aviator ... CD
MGM/La La Land, 1968/1970/1985. Used ... $14.99
A Dominic Frontiere spectacular – two full soundtracks, and some bonus bits as well! First up is Hang Em High – one of the more famous western soundtracks of the late 60s – a set with a great theme that's well known by many – blended here with some other great spaghetti western elements and a bit more Hollywood drama! The "Hang Em High" theme has some nice twangy guitar touches backed with horns – and it's featured a few times on the album – and other tracks have a sparer, starker sort of dramatic feel, with strings emphasizing the mood in sweeps and swelling passages that are mighty nice. Titles include "Rachel", "Tumbleweed Wagon", "Bordello", and "They Took Me". The Aviator is a mid 80s film that's scored by Frontiere in a mix of modes – some lofty orchestral pieces that are positively airborne in their sound and structure, with a great sense of American pride and drama – and a few more period pieces to set the scene for the 1920s narrative. Titles include "Rabbit Hunt", "The Wolf Pack", "Saw The Fire", "Real Prize", "The Crash", and "The Forest". CD also features two bonus tracks from the film Barquero, too! CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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✨✧ Dominic FrontiereName For Evil/The Unknown ... CD
La La Land, 1963/1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Two rare soundtracks that both show the spookier side of composer Dominic Frontiere! A Name For Evil is a great score for a creepy early 70s horror film with Robert Culp in the lead – sort of an erotically-charged movie, scored here by Frontiere with a cool mix of tense horror elements and more seductive ones – a sonic backdrop that's every bit as compellingly confusing as the images in the film! Orchestrations are relatively full, but used in a subtle way – and titles include "Flashback/The Grove", "My Back", "The Major", "Dogs Barking/The Kill", "Is This All There Is", "This Is The End", and "It's Marvelous". The Unknown features Frontiere's score for a classic episode of The Outer Limits – again using a relatively full set of orchestrations, but in ways that have a nice sense of space overall. Titles include "Andre's Theme", "Postlude", "End Credit", "Andre's Return/Finale", and "Toy Dancer/Enter Tone/My Father". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerry GoldsmithExtreme Prejudice – Expanded Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
La La Land, 1987. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerry GoldsmithStar Trek – The Motion Picture Soundtrack (3CD set) ... CD
Sony/La La Land, 1979. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
Includes the film score, the 1979 album, alternates & additional music. CD

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Jerry Goldsmith/Lionel NewmanBandolero ... CD
Project 3/La La Land, 1968. New Copy ... $19.99
A way cooler soundtrack than you might expect – not only different than the usual western score of the time, but surprisingly sophisticated work for a movie that featured stars like Dean Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Raquel Welch, and George Kennedy! The music was conducted by Lionel Newman, and it's often got this sense of spareness and space that really makes things magical – sounds just hanging there in air, isolated instruments moving in Morricone-like fashion, yet in ways that still occasionally have some of the boldness you'd expect from Jerry Goldsmith too. The themes are often personal, almost romantic – yet never soppy, and occasionally inflected with exotic elements that really keeps things interesting. CD features 28 tracks in all – the full original album, music from the film, and bonus cuts as well – with titles that include "El Jefe", "The Imposter", "Main Title", "The Violator", "The Bait", "Ambushed", "A Bad Day For Hanging", and "Sabinas". CD
(Limited pressing of 2000 copies.)

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Bear McCrearyBattlestar Galactica – Blood & Chrome – Original Soundtrack From The Syfy Special Events – The Plan/Razor ... CD
La La Land, 2013. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Bear McCrearyCaprica – Original Soundtrack From The Syfy Television Series ... CD
La La Land, 2009. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nelson RiddleBatman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
20th Century/La La Land, 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Nelson Riddle's finest moments of the 60s – the wonderful original soundtrack for the campy full length Batman film! The tunes have a totally excellent blend of the dramatic and the jazzy – often using full orchestrations, but in a tight way that goes for rhythmic passages and tight little themes – all hitting hard with a style that goes "Zap!" "Pow!" "Slam!" The approach is a fair bit like the crime jazz of the Henry Mancini generation, but has a bit more swing and pop – as you'd guess from the comic book source material. The CD features 29 original instrumental tracks all from the film (6 more than the previous CD reissue) – plus 3 bonus tracks that includes a few other little bits not by Riddle – all packaged with a 20 page booklet that's got lots of vivid images from the movie! 31 tracks in all – with titles that include "Flee For Your Life", "Dehydrated", "Batmobile To Airport", "Good Job", "Roger Wilco", "The Grotto", "Small Craft", "Batman Theme", and "Fine Finkish Friends". CD

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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 ... $99.99
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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Dimitri TiomkinWild Is The Wind ... CD
La La Land, 1957. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A wonderful 2CD set of music from Dimitri Tiomkin – a set that not only features the rare album of Wild Is The Wind, but which also includes the never-issued film soundtrack as well! Both recordings are rich and expressive – that emotive approach to scoring that Tiomkin developed in the 40s, but presented here with a slightly more focused style that's very nice – especially on some of the tunes that echo older European touches in the melody. This lavish package features very detailed notes, and includes a total of 42 tracks in all – including "Bene's Bedroom", "Let Him Go", "Horse Chase", "Memories Of Rossana", "Ange", "Bene Kisses Gioia", "Wild Horses", and "Wild Is The Wind" in a number of variations – including a vocal take by Johnny Mathis. CD
(Limited to 1200 copies.)

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VariousFantasy Film Music Of George Pal ... CD
La La Land, 1960s. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print. Limited, numbered edition of 3000.)

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✨✧ Hoyt Curtain, William Hanna, & Joseph BarberaJohnny Quest ... CD
La La Land, 1964. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from an ultra-cool kid cartoon of the 60s – sounding almost better here away from the screen than it did in the TV show! The main theme of Johnny Quest has a great current of mod jazz, and there's a fair bit of that on some of the other tracks too – modes that usually feature a larger ensemble with great horn work, in a style that's maybe almost the sound that you'd get if Henry Mancini were scoring a cartoon – with all the richness of color that might imply! Other tracks are more scene-setters, but still quite far from the usual modes for a cartoon – and although the music's credited partly to the show's creators, the Hanna-Barbera team, we're guessing the real genius comes from the music direction of Hoyt Curtain and Ted Nichols. 2CD set features material from a number of different shows – including "Dragons Of Ashida", "The Robot Spy", "Arctic Splashdown", "Calcutta Adventure", "Treasure Of The Temple", "Attack Of The Tree People", "Terror Island", "The Mystery Of The Lizard Men", and "The Curse Of Anubis" – plus other shows too, the main themes, and even some bonus tracks! CD
(Limited edition of 3000!)

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✨✧ Don Ellis/Brad FiedelFrench Connection Collection (French Connection/French Connection II/Popeye Doyle) ... CD
La La Land, 1971/1975/1986. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great thriller soundtracks back to back on one CD – the soundtracks for both French Connection films, both handled by funky jazzman Don Ellis – plus the even rarer score for the later Popeye Doyle film, by Brad Fiedel – packaged here with other rare bonus tracks too! The music by Don Ellis is really incredible – a real cut above other 70s cop and action soundtracks, with a dark edge that shows that Ellis had been listening to some of the hipper European soundtrack composers of the time, but was still also cool enough to kick in with a badass kind of groove whenever he could! The instrumentation on the tunes is very odd – familiar, yet askew – as trumpet, guitar, and keyboard bits come off with some very weird effects. The sound of Popeye Doyle is a bit different – given that the film was an 80s TV addition to the French Connection narrative – with Ed O'Neil in the lead role that was previously handled by Gene Hackman. But Brad Fiedel's score is still pretty nice – definitely more 80s in its instrumentation, but handled with a mode that echoes the Ellis years, with the flavor of a decade later. This 2CD package has way more material than the previous issue – with a total of 48 tracks from the first two films – and 29 more from Popeye Doyle – a whopping 77 tracks in all, with some great notes too! CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies!)

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✨✧ Dominic FrontiereBrannigan ... CD
MGM/La La Land, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Limited, numbered edition.)

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✨✧ Dominic FrontiereRat Patrol Vol 1 ... CD
MGM/La La Land, 1966/2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Performed by the Graunke Symphony Orchestra. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dominic Frontiere & Alex NorthRat Patrol Vol 2 ... CD
MGM/La La Land, 1966/2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Performed by the Graunke Symphony Orchestra. CD

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✨✧ John Carpenter & Alan HowarthBig Trouble In Little China (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enigma/La La Land, 1986. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The movie's something of a comedy, but it gets the same cool soundtrack treatment as some of John Carpenter's creepier films of the 80s – completely with lots of spare keyboard lines and electronics, served up with great collaborative help from Allan Howarth! In fact, the whole thing's got such a subtle, straight approach to the music that you'll really be surprised if you're just trying to judge a record by its cover. This great 2CD edition features 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "They Alley", "The Storms", "Abduction At Airport", "Pork Chop Express", "Escape From Wing Kong", "Here Come The Storms", "Into The Spirit Path", and "Call The Police". CD
(Limited edition of 3000!)

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✨✧ Jerry GoldsmithTake A Hard Ride ... CD
20th Century/La La Land, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A moody western soundtrack – scored by Goldsmith for this 1975 film that starred Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, and Jim Kelly! The music does a really great job of displacing these three from their usual blacksploitation action roles – going for a dreamy sort of approach to the western, one that's clearly inspired by Italian composers of the late 60s spaghetti genre, but which also shares some of the orchestral touches of Goldsmith's other work. Goldsmith was really at the height of his powers during the 70s – and the depth and subtlety of this score is a good illustration of his best strengths – quite different than you might expect. Titles include "Work Camp", "The Wagon", "The Big Dive", "The Hunter", "Fancy Footwork", and "A Sad Story". CD
(Limited to 2000 copies.)

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✨✧ George GreeleyMy Favorite Martian ... CD
La La Land, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful music for the TV show My Favorite Martian – that groovy early 60s program that starred Bill Bixby and Ray Walston as the aliens next door! George Greeley's theme is one of our favorite TV tags from the period – but the rest of the music here is even more sophisticated – a nice range of scene-setting modes that really keeps with the lightly comedic feel of the program, and almost has more of a 50s approach than a 60s sort of groove. There's a few very occasional "space" moments, but most of the music is nicely grounded in an early blend of strings and woodwinds – and packaged in a lovely set that's filled with notes on the music and show. 23 tracks in all – with titles that include "Danger High Voltage", "A Loaf Of Bread", "Hitch Hike To Mars", "The Disastro-Nauts", "Shake Well & Don't Use", "My Nephew The Artist", and "Martian Report #1". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
 
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Harold LandFox (Hi Fi pressing) ... LP
Hi Fi, 1960. Very Good- ... $36.99
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
(Cover has an ink stamp and some smudges on back.)

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Red Mitchell-Harold Land QuintetHear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good ... $29.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original white label pressing. Cover has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Harold LandTake Aim ... CD
Blue Note/Mighty Quinn, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD also includes the bonus track "Straight No Chaser". CD

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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 is lightly stained except for the top 4 inches.)

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✨✧ New MastersoundsLive At La Cova ... CD
3 On The B, 2006. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Searing live work from The New Mastersounds – a group who sound even earthier and funkier in a concert setting! The album's got a nicely rough edge that's a real departure from some of the combo's earlier studio sides – a quality that still sparkles with the undeniable tightness of the group's instrumentation, but which also brings them more in line with some of the recording styles of their deep funk contemporaries on other labels. Guitarist Eddie Roberts is in especially great form here – leading the group with a tightness that easily makes him one of the best players on his scene today – but there's also plenty of great Hammond that really cooks up the tunes too, served up in a mode that's somewhere between mid-60s Jimmy McGriff and later Booker T work on stax – often backed by some tight Meters-esque rhythms to support the funky solos! Titles include "La Cova", "The Minx", "Spooky", "Fire Eater", "Jan Jan", "One Note Brown", "Land Of Nod", "3 On The B", and "Duffin Round". CD

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✨✧ Nimbus CollectiveLive In Lotus Land ... CD
Nimbus, 1987. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A lost session of spiritual jazz – recorded in LA in the latter half of the 80s, but with a soaring, righteous vibe that's right up there with the 70s scene! The group here is incredible – an all-star array of the best talents working for Nimbus Records – Nate Morgan on piano, Rickey Kelly on vibes, Jesse Sharps on reeds, Danny Cortez on trumpet, Joel Ector on bass, and Derek Roberts on drums – all moving with the cohesiveness of a well-honed small combo, in territory that's right in line with some of Morgan's most glorious recordings for the label! The use of Kelly on vibes is especially nice – as he's a player we've always loved, but hardly ever get to hear in a setting this ambitious – and his presence on the record makes the whole thing sound even more magical and majestic. Tracks are quite long, with a soaring, searching feel – driven on strongly by Morgan's piano, and topped by some great explorations by Sharps. Titles include "Retribution Reparation", "Big Spliff", "A Bientot", "The Goat & The Ram Jam", "Mfaconi", "Mrafu", "Distant Vibes", and "Journey Into Nigritia". CD

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Al CohnMr Music (3 x 7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
RCA, 1954. Near Mint- Gatefold (pic cover)... $9.99
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". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby Hutcherson with Eugene McDanielsNow! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1969/1977. Used ... $29.99
Incredibly righteous work from Bobby Hutcherson – a rare Blue Note session that features vocals by Eugene McDaniels! The set was recorded right before McDaniels' groundbreaking Headless Heroes album, but it's got a similar sort of vibe – breaking down genres and musical expectations – and reaching forth with a powerful progressive sound that's beyond compare! All tracks feature lead vocals by Eugene McDaniels, supported by a small chorus of backing singers – in a mode that's a bit like some of the Eddie Gale work on Blue Note at the time – all topped off with some great instrumental work by a core combo that features Hutcherson on vibes, Harold Land on tenor, Wally Richardson on guitar, and Joe Chambers on drums. Imagine the greatness of the Hutcherson/Land group, but with the added bonus of a spiritual soul jazz vocal aspect – and you've really got a key picture of this one! Like the best work on Strata East, but recorded years before – and featuring the titles "Now", "Slow Change", "Black Heroes", "The Creators", and "Hello to the Wind". And, as if that wasn't enough, this CD features 4 bonus tracks from the Blue Note Meets The LA Philharmonic album from 1977 – featuring new recordings of tracks from the album – without vocals, but with some larger orchestral backings that take the tunes just as far! Bonus titles include "Slow Change", "Now", and "Hello To The Wind" – done in versions that really complement the originals nicely! CD
(Out of print, light wear to booklet.)

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✨✧ King PleasureKing Pleasure (aka Golden Days) ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Early 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
Beautiful 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. Plus, the liner notes include a cool set of notes about Pleasure's crazy philosophy called Planetism. Wild stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sven LibaekNature Walkabout ... CD
Festival/Votary (Australia), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
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". CD
Also available Nature Walkabout (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 11.99

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Sven LibaekNature Walkabout (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Festival/Votary (Australia), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99 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 9.99

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Gerald WilsonPortraits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing. Cover has some edge wear and discoloration from age.)

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Stevie WonderIn Square Circle ... LP
Tamla, 1985. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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VariousLegacy Of Hip Hop East Coast (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony (Germany), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
3CD's worth of music from the classic years of the east coast hip hop scene – not the old school cuts right from the start, but material from the second two decades, when the music was really coming into its own! There's loads of classics here, for a very nice price – including some unusual 12" mixes too. Titles include "You Must Learn (Live from Caucus Mountain rmx)" by Boogie Down Productions, "Summertime 98 (Soul Power rmx)" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, "Nappy Heads (rmx)" by Fugees, "I'm Not A Player" by Big Punisher, "Luchini Aka This Is It" by Camp Lo, "Land Of The Lost" by Cella Dwellas, "Down With The King" by Run DMC, "La Schmoove" by Fu Schnickens, "It's Yourz" by Wu Tang Clan, "Mind Sex" by Dead Prez, "Bonita Applebum" by Tribe Called Quest, "Method Man (home grown version)" by Wu Tang Clan, "Give It 2 You (Easy Mo Bee rmx)" by Da Brad, "Street Struck" by Big L, "Genesis" by Prodigy Of Mobb Deep, "High Expectations" by Common, "The World Is Yours (tip mix)" by Nas, "Everything Is Everything" by Cappadonna, "#1 Soul Brother" by Pete Rock, "Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz theory)" by MOP, "It Ain't Hard To Tell" by NAS, "Put It On" by Big L, "Let's Ride" by Q-Tip, "Survival Of The Fittest (rmx ext version)" by Mobb Deep, "Trouble Man" by Inspectah Deck, "Loud Hangover" by Akinyele feat Sadat X, and "Deja Vu (uptown baby)" by Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz. CD

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✨✧ Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandIn The Jungle, Babe (expanded & remastered) ... CD
Warner (UK), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer funky stoner soul from LA! This album is one of the best by Charles Wright and his legendary funky group – and it features some straighter soul material, like the big hit "Loveland", or their mellow take on "Light My Fire" – plus some great heavy funk numbers, like "Till You Get Enough", "Everyday People", and "Must Be Your Thing". The record's a huge testament to the strength of the group – as they handle the soul material just as well as they do the funky stuff that they're more famous for – and we really dig this one for its tightness and straight ahead positive soul! CD features 8 bonus tracks – the previously unreleased "I'm So Tired", a 1970 version of "Comment", a "Radio Spot", and mono single versions of "Love Land", "Till You Get Enough", "Light My Fire", "Comment", and "Must Be Your Thing". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available In The Jungle, Babe ... LP

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✨✧ Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandIn The Jungle Babe/Express Yourself ... CD
Warner, 1969/1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of the best albums by this funky bandleader from LA! Both records are super-hard to find in the original, and they're laid out here back to back on one extended funky CD. Express Yourself is an undisputed classic – with hard heavy tracks like "Express Yourself", "High As Apple Pie (parts 1 & 2)", and "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do". In the Jungle Babe is a great mix of soul and funk – and features Wright's ballad hit "Love Land", plus "The Joker", "Everyday People", and "Till You Get Enough". CD

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✨✧ Geoff Krozier & The GeneratorTranceformer ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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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DalindeoSlavic Souls ... CD
BBE (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $13.99
A new sort of a shift for Dalindeo – as you might guess from the title – as the group adds in a bit of slavic roots to their usual jazzy groove! The core instrumentation is still live jazz, but the group also touch on some older Finnish tango modes with the rhythms, and work with the increased use of electric guitar we've heard on some of their more recent efforts – all of which makes for a sound that's unlike anything else you've probably heard! The tenor and trumpet tie together beautifully, creating rich waves of sound with lots of jazzy energy – while the guitar has a classic electro twang at times, soaring out over the heavy percussion and drums. Two tracks feature a guest vocalist – and titles include "Avalanche", "Hips & Curves", "Tell Me", "Bolero For Miss B", "Tarantella Finlandese", "Johnny's Nightmare", and "Slavic Souls". CD
Also available Slavic Souls ... LP 24.99

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DalindeoSlavic Souls ... LP
BBE (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $24.99 26.98
A new sort of a shift for Dalindeo – as you might guess from the title – as the group adds in a bit of slavic roots to their usual jazzy groove! The core instrumentation is still live jazz, but the group also touch on some older Finnish tango modes with the rhythms, and work with the increased use of electric guitar we've heard on some of their more recent efforts – all of which makes for a sound that's unlike anything else you've probably heard! The tenor and trumpet tie together beautifully, creating rich waves of sound with lots of jazzy energy – while the guitar has a classic electro twang at times, soaring out over the heavy percussion and drums. Two tracks feature a guest vocalist – and titles include "Avalanche", "Hips & Curves", "Tell Me", "Bolero For Miss B", "Tarantella Finlandese", "Johnny's Nightmare", and "Slavic Souls". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)
Also available Slavic Souls ... CD 13.99

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Gamelan Semar PegulinganGamelan Semar Pegulingan – Gamelan Of The Love God ... CD
Nonesuch (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
Beautifully evocative work on the Balinese gamelan – music that's maybe not as sharp as other recordings from that particular island – with a warmly flowing vibe that comes from the melodic cascading of tuned percussion, vibes, and gongs! There's still a focused, rhythmic feel to the music – but an approach that's maybe not as intense as some of the starker Balinese gamelan recordings – almost languorous at points, maybe in keeping with the "love god" mentioned in the title – with a sort of ebb and flow of sounds that's completely hypnotic! Titles "Tabuh Gari", "Gambang", "Tabuh Pisan", "Barong", "Sinom Ladrang", and the extended "Legong Kraton Playon", which takes up most of side two! CD

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✨✧ AliveCall It Jazz ... LP
Redwood, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Octet ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
A full LP that combines early work by Dave Brubeck – pulled together from a few 10" LPs, and packaged in a nice cartoony cover. The record features the work of his octet – a group that gives a rare opportunity to hear Brubeck in a large group setting, and one that also features work by Cal Tjader on drums (!), plus Dick Collins and Paul Desmond on their usual instruments. Titles include "The Prisoner's Song", "Prelude", "IPCA", "Fugue On Bop Themes", "Schizophrenic Scherzo", "Playland At The Beach", and "Serenade Suite". CD

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Clarke Boland SextetCalypso Blues ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on percussion, and Jimmy Woode on bass – plus Clarke and Boland on drums and piano, respectively – a wonderful group that has an incredible sense of rhythm, and comes up with loads of wonderful modal numbers throughout! The vibe is wonderful – and the collection's a great look at this unusual combo – filled with fire and soul – and proof that in the jazz world, at least, great things can happen when global boundaries are crossed. Titles include "Con Alma", "Invitation", "Sconsolato", "Lilemor", "Just Give Me Time", "Love Hungry", "Ensadinado", and "Man From Potter's Crossing". CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandOur Kinda Strauss ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. Used ... $19.99
Not a set of Strauss recordings, but a fantastic set of lost European recordings by the legendary Clarke/Boland Big Band – put together with the same beautiful packaging and selection as the other sets on Rearward! This volume features the band playing a lot of modal waltz-type tracks – some groovy updatings of Strauss material, others original compositions by Francy Boland, and a few of them covers like "Wives & Lovers" or "My Favorite Things". The band's filled with the usual great batch of European and American players, like Benny Bailey, Ake Persson, Johnny Griffin, Sahim Shihab, and Karl Drewo – and the liveliness of the material gives strong testament to the band's current rediscovery by the jazz cognoscenti. As with the other sets in this series, there's a nice amount of liner notes and photos, and the album's brimming over with great tracks, including "Lotus", "Just Give Me Time", "Peter's Waltz", "Keep On Keeping On", and "Cara Fea". Many tracks unreleased before, and lots of others are quite rare! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcover.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy ... About September 1, 2017
... CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag (with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy (reissue)... About September 1, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
A great set of tracks that represents some of Chris Connor's first recordings as a solo act – culled from earlier ep and 10" releases, and issued here on a full LP with a total of 15 tracks. Backing is by three groups – the Ellis Larkin Trio, Vinnie Burke's Quartet, and Sy Oliver's Orchestra – and Chris is in fine fine form, vocalizing with that icy tone we love so much, a bit sad, and a bit mellow, but always heartfelt, without the forced emotion of other singers of her generation. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Goodbye", "Spring Is Here", "Ask Me", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "He's Coming Home". CD

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Charles EarlandCharles Earland Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Magnificent! Charles Earland may well be our favorite-ever jazz organist – and after you hear this set, he'll probably be yours too! Charles really didn't emerge as a name until the beginning of the 70s – and although that decade did some nasty stuff to some of the 60s best organ players, Earland managed to really get a heck of a lot out of the decade, twisting and turning his style with all the changes in arrangements and instrumentation, yet always keeping it real, laying down killer solos and funky grooves that rank with some of the best organ work of his generation! This 2CD set is the first to really pay tribute to Earland's genius – and it's a massive batch of tracks the spans his early years at Prestige Records, and moves into his work for labels like Mercury, Columbia, and Muse. Disc 1 features "funky organ grooves" – 10 tracks from Prestige and Muse with a straight heavy soul jazz funk groove, cut with monster players like Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Gary Chandler, and Virgil Jones. Tracks on the set include "Murilley", "Spinky", "Betty's Dilemma", "Sing A Simple Song", "Morgan", "My Favorite Things", and "Sing A Simple Song" – and the grooves are hard and funky all the way through! Disc 2 features "jazz funk and beyond" – beginning with Earland's spacier jam cuts on the Leaving This Planet session for Prestige, then moving into his jams on Arp and Electric Piano for Mercury, and some of his later R&B funk cuts for Columbia. Most of this work's never been on CD before – and the wealth of Earland's talent here will take you way past his early Black Talk years. Titles include "Phire", "Coming To You Live", "Red Clay", "Intergalactic Love Song", "Cosmic Fever", "Betty Boop", "Let The Music Play", and "Over & Over". CD

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Red GarlandGarland Of Red ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... On March 31, 2017
Simple and soulful elegance from the great Red Garland – prime mid-50s material for Prestige, recorded here with incredible backing from Paul Chambers and Art Taylor! The tightness of the trio is amazing – but never so much so that it gets in the way of Red's warmly introspective modes on the keys – a sound that's never overindulgent, nor as flowery as some of his mainstream contemporaries – and which really paves the way towards a rhythmic sensitivity that influenced generations of later players on the instrument. The tracks are a bit shorter than on some later Garland dates, but that shortness only further illustrates the sublime economy of the group. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "September In The Rain", "Constellation", "My Romance", "Blue Red", "A Foggy Day", and "Makin Whoopee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Red GarlandSolar ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Very Good- ... $11.99
An obscure little quartet session from Red Garland – recorded with Les Spann on both guitar and flute, caught at a time when he was just starting to make waves on the New York scene! The presence of Spann gives the record a decidedly different feel than most of Garland's work on Prestige – as the hollow-body guitar tones bring some much bluesier inflections to some of the tunes, offset by more chromatic runs that really illuminate others. Red's own piano is still wonderfully soulful, and presented here with a pointed sense of economy on some numbers – and rhythm is by Sam Jones on bass and Frank Gant on drums. Titles include "Marie's Delight", "This Can't Be Love", "Blues For News", "I Just Can't See For Looking", and "Solar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orpheum pressing. Cover has wear, aging & a split bottom seam.)

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Red Garland with John ColtraneHigh Pressure ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good ... $22.99
Beautiful early work from John Coltrane – recorded in the sensitive company of the Red Garland trio, and with Donald Byrd joining in on trumpet on the frontline! The tracks are longish and open – a bit more directed than the average blowing session numbers, but done with some of the similar spirit that Coltrane and Byrd both brought to those outings. The greatness of Coltrane's tenor needs no introduction at this point, but let us just say that the interplay with Garland is nicely subtle – and rounded with some great shades of soul. Titles include "Soft Winds", "Solitude", "Undecided", "Two Bass Hit", and "What Is There To Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has wear and splitting seams.)

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Stan Getz/Clarke Boland Big BandChange Of Scenes ... CD
Verve, 1971. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic rare album cut by Stan Getz in Europe! The session features Getz as the main soloist with the Clarke-Boland Big Band, and the overall sound is an incredible chapter in both the career of Getz and the CBBB. Given that most of the CBBB's soloists had a sharp angular sound, Getz's softer tenor approach is a real change for the group, and it's wonderful to hear the way that he floats around their driving arrangements – never getting lost in the mix, and instead adding whole new ranges of tones and color to their trademark sound. The set features 6 original compositions – including "Extravagances", "Escarmouches", "Provocations", and "Touchstone" – and it's packaged in a very nice fold-out cover! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bela Bartok/Witold LutoslawskiConcerto For Piano Orchestra/Concerto For Orchestra – Andrew Davis/Royal Stockholm Orchestra ... CD
Finlandia (Finland), 1996. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Tadd DameronClassics Of Modern Jazz Vol 3 – The Tadd Dameron Band ... LP
Jazzland, Late 40s/1962. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Very sharp LP issue of some of the legendary late 40's bop recordings that were cut in New York under the leadership of Tadd Dameron! The groups are all pretty darn smoking, and the record features some classic work by Fats Navarro, Allan Eager, and Kenny Clarke. Tracks are longer than the usual 3-minute bop side, and titles include "Wahoo", "Good Bait", "Tiny's Blues", and "Symphonette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing, with deep groove. Spine has split, but rest of cover is nice.)

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FredLove Can Last Forever (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Stylart (Finland), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
A great old school, late nite kind of cut – one that moves slow, but has these great drums at the bottom – punctuating the tune in a mellow groove, which provides a great counterpoint to the sweet soul lyrics! The whole thing feels like a lost Jersey soul cut from back in the day – the kind that sounds even better long after the sun has gone down! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny GriffinNight Lady ... CD
Philips/Universal (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... $8.99
A rare European gem from Johnny Griffin – recorded in quartet formation with backing from the rhythm trio of the Clarke Boland Big Band! Johnny was working with the trio in the bigger group at the time, but he gets plenty of space to state his case here – stretching out on hard-bitten, almost-modern solos that are some of his most adventurous to date on record – supported strongly on the album's longish tracks by Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! There's a quality to Griffin's tone that's incredible – urgent, edgey, but never too far out – completely in command of itself, and able to run free, but without wasting at note at all – unlike some of his over-stretched European solos of later years. The set features beautiful long readings of Boland's "Night Lady" and "Old Stuff", plus Griffin's "Scrabble", and versions of "Summertime", "All The Things You Are", and "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day". CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoNaked ... LP
DIW (Japan), 1986. Near Mint- ... $39.99
The start of a beautiful relationship between the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the DIW label – a Japanese imprint who brought the group back to full prominence in the years after they stopped recording for ECM! DIW also let the group really do their own thing, too – almost moving back to some of their best 70s modes in a recording like this – nicely mixing up many different strands of musical influences, all in a very open space that leaves plenty of room for more sensitive moments. The only change might be the increasing presence of some of Lester Bowie's brassier modes – which bring a straighter groove at a few points – but the offbeat reed work of Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell more than offset those moments. Titles include "Charm #10", "Dancer", "We Bop", "Galactic Landscape", "RMR", and "Way Way Down Yonder". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert and wrap-around.)
 
 
 



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