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Jerry GoldsmithChallenge ... CD
La La Land, 1982. Used ... $6.99
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(Limited edition of 3000.)

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Jerry GoldsmithTake A Hard Ride ... CD
20th Century/La La Land, 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
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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James HornerCommando ... CD
20th Century/La La Land, 1985. Used ... $18.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dimitri TiomkinWild Is The Wind ... CD
La La Land, 1957. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ John Douglas/Brian GascoigneCrack In The World/Phase IV ... CD
La La Land, 1965/1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Les BaxterPanic In The Year Zero ... CD
MGM/La La Land, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer soundtrack from Les Baxter – recorded right after his initial exotica run for Capitol Records, and done with some surprisingly jazzy touches as well! Baxter does a great job of mixing stark drama with some cool mellower moments here – really expanding his musical palette from before, yet also using lots of those beautiful painterly colors and tones that first came to the forefront in his exotica years! The players on the record are all great – and include Conte Candoli on trumpet, Harry Betts on trombone, Gene Cipriano on saxes, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, and Milt Holland on percussion – players well-suited to Baxter's LA approach to the music. This beautiful reissue features very detailed notes, and excellent sound quality too – and titles include "No Girls/No Civilians/A Boy & His Gun", "Bridge/To The Cave/Atavistic", "The Hoods", "Trigger Happy", "Panic In Year Zero", "Atomic Subdominant", "First Aid", and "Chop Chop". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Carmell JonesRemarkable Carmell Jones ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Remarkable Carmell Jones, indeed – and one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by this up-and-coming force on the LA scene at the start of the 60s! Jones was a player who really showcased something new on the west at the time – a move away from cool jazz, and the start of a deeper, headier generation of musicians – the bold power that would come from cats like Lou Blackburn, Horace Tapscott, and Jimmy Woods. This date's an early entry into that legacy – and has a tight approach to hardbop with plenty of modern elements – a bit like the shift that Curtis Amy was making at the time. In addition to Jones on trumpet, the album also features Harold Land on tenor, Frank Strazzeri on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Leon Pettis on drums – all working with a careful blend of soul jazz and modern influences, on a wonderful batch of well-written tunes. Titles include "I'm Gonna Go Fishing", "Night Tide", "Sad March", and "Stellisa". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing on Affinity.)

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Geoff Krozier & The GeneratorTranceformer ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP ... $9.99
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+ ... $9.99
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- ... $14.99
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
(Green label deep groove pressing. Cover has moderate wear and some pen/marker on the back.)

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✨✧ Harold LandJazz Impressions Of Folk Music ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Original pressing with white label. Cover has clear tape on the top seam & splitting on the bottom seam.)

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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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Shorty Rogers with Jeri SouthernShorty Rogers Quintet With Jeri Southern ... CD
Studio West, 1962. Used ... $8.99
Very unusual work from trumpeter Shorty Rogers – recorded in 1962 for the Navy Swings radio show, and done in a way that captures a different side than usual of Rogers' playing! As the title implies, a number of tunes feature vocalist Jeri Southern joining in the group – singing in a style that's nicely more jazzy than some of her other work, really surprising us with her ability to deliver a heartfelt ballad. But even more than the vocals on the CD, we love the instrumental numbers – as Rogers is playing here with 2 different groups that feature an assortment of unusually-matched LA players – including Harold Land on tenor, Gary Peacock on bass, Larry Bunker on drums, and either Mike Wofford or Amos Trice on piano. Rogers himself plays both trumpet and flugelhorn – and although the tracks are relatively short, there's some well-crafted interplay between the members of the group. The set features 13 tracks, 3 of which are vocal – "Down With Love", "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year", and "I Hadn't Anyone Till You". Instrumental numbers include "Time Was", "Popo", "Morning Fun", "Martians Go Home", "Casa De Luz", and "Paul's Pal". CD

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Stevie WonderIn Square Circle ... LP
Tamla, 1985. Very Good 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

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Jimmy WoodsConflict ... LP
Contemporary, 1963. Very Good ... $39.99
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. Cover has some surface wear.)

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VariousBrown Eyed Soul – The Sound Of East LA Vol 3 ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
Classic soul that played big on LA's Hispanic East Side – with a range of tracks that spans the fifties, sixties, and seventies! The interesting thing about this series is that the music is less from LA, than it is music that played big in LA – so you get a range of tracks that includes midwestern soul like "I Fooled You This Time" by Gene Chandler, "Tell Him" by Patti Drew, "Forever" by The Marvelettes, and "I'm Sorry" by Bo Diddley – mixed with west coast soul like "It's Got To Be Mellow" by Leon Haywood, "Tell Her She's Lovely" by El Chicano, "Catch You On The Rebound" by Brenton Wood, "Land Of 1000 Dances" by Cannibal & The Headhunters, and "Making Ends Meet" by Thee Midnighters. 16 tracks in all – and some nice notes on the scene! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, 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
(Verve Master Edition pressing.)

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonChic Chic Chico ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ King PleasureKing Pleasure (aka Golden Days) ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Jimmy RowlesLet's Get Acquainted With Jazz ... LP
Tampa, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonPortraits ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Dave Cortez & The Moon People/La LupeHappy Soul (With A Hook)/Fever ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ New MastersoundsThis Is What We Do ... CD
3 On The B, 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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AkikoWords ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Alessandro AlessandroniAlessandro Alessandroni – Butterfly #3 ... CD
Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderfully mad grooves from the great Alessandro Alessandroni – and a set that seems to draw on all of his mighty talents at once! Some numbers have a soul jazz groove, with great lead piano from the maestro – others have cool wordless vocals, or maybe even a bit of whistling – all those hip touches that Alessandroni brought not just to his own soundtrack work, but to the help he gave so many other composers on their best 60s recordings – yet served up here in a batch of ultra-rare tracks recorded by the man himself, and only issued on the small Cometa sound library label! Album features 15 titles in all – all nice and groovy – with titles that include "Girovago", "Louisiana Gospel", "Apice", "Prismatico", "Baia D'Argento", "Meridione", "Colori D'Oro", "White Club", and "Trotterellando". CD

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Alessandro AlessandroniAlessandro Alessandroni – Butterfly #3 ... LP
CEM/Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Wonderfully mad grooves from the great Alessandro Alessandroni – and a set that seems to draw on all of his mighty talents at once! Some numbers have a soul jazz groove, with great lead piano from the maestro – others have cool wordless vocals, or maybe even a bit of whistling – all those hip touches that Alessandroni brought not just to his own soundtrack work, but to the help he gave so many other composers on their best 60s recordings – yet served up here in a batch of ultra-rare tracks recorded by the man himself, and only issued on the small Cometa sound library label! Album features 15 titles in all – all nice and groovy – with titles that include "Girovago", "Louisiana Gospel", "Apice", "Prismatico", "Baia D'Argento", "Meridione", "Colori D'Oro", "White Club", and "Trotterellando". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur AlexanderLonely Just Like Me – The Final Chapter ... CD
Elektra, 1991/1992/1993. Used ... $5.99
A key comeback moment for Arthur Alexander – arguably one of the first great soul talents to rise from the south at the start of the 60s, but an artist who'd fallen far from fame by the time of this early 90s set! The record was cut at a time when Alexander had all but given up music, and was driving a bus in Cleveland – but it shows a singer who's lost none of his power over the years, and who's very much at home with his own songs. Production is by Ben Vaughn, and while it's possibly not as "authentic" as some of that done on soul revival sets in recent years, we actually like it all that much more for that. Instrumentation is mostly small combo, and features plenty of piano and organ from Spooner Oldham, guitar from Dan Penn, and work by other soul studio luminaries – on titles that include "If It's Really Got To Be This Way", "Go Home Girl", "Every Day I Have To Cry", "Lonely Just Like Me", "All The Time", "There Is A Road", and "Mr John". CD

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Arthur AlexanderYou Better Move On ... LP
Dot, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $59.99
Landmark southern soul from Arthur Alexander – one of the first key figures in the genre! Arthur was the first big artist to break out of the Muscle Shoals scene of the 60s – and worked in a style that had bits of R&B, bits of country, and bits of the sweeter soul that was cracking the charts at the time. Some of the tracks on the set were early Rick Hall productions, while others were handled in a Nashville mode by Dot – in a style that has a great blend of sweet and rough touches. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some light wear, but overall this is a very nice copy!)

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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 AlexanderNightlife In Tokyo ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $12.99
Always-great work from Eric Alexander – one of our favorite tenor players of the modern age, and a talent who gets better and better with each album! This one features Eric working with pianist Harold Mabern – in a wonderful union that's been forged over the course of a number of records, and which seems to be one of the greatest things that's happened to either player. Mabern lays out loads of wonderful modal lines in the set – keeping a rhythmic pulse that stretches out Alexander's solos in sweeping brilliance on the upbeat tracks, holding them back with gentle soul on the mellower ones. The rest of the group is completed by Ron Carter on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and titles include "Nemesis", "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "Nightlife In Tokyo", "Cold Smoke", "Island", and "Big RC". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Joe AlexanderBlue Jubilee ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... $59.99
A soul jazz masterpiece – and one of the rarest albums on the Jazzland label! Tenorist Joe Alexander has a mean, raw tone on the set – clearly influenced by the early 60s soul jazz generation, but also with some nicely off-beat tones that give him a really unique feel. He's backed here by the kind of a group that couldn't go wrong – Bobby Timmons on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – as well as the equally-obscure John Hunt on flugelhorn. Tracks are all long and jamming – much more soulful than some of the other Jazzland sides from the time – with titles that include "I'll Close My Eyes", "Brown's Town", "Terri's Blues", and "Weird Beard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Monty AlexanderRass! ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever cut by pianist Monty Alexander – a sweet Fender Rhodes session that's unlike most of his other work! There's a soulful, slinky groove to the whole set – a laidback approach to funk that's gotten the album sampled more than a few times over the years – thanks in part to Monty's great work on the Rhodes, and the sweet rhythm section, which mixes lead guitar from Ernest Ranglin with a second guitar, bass, drums, and added production! The set was recorded in Jamaica, and certainly has a much different vibe than some of Alexander's straight jazz records – and even than some of his more island-oriented ones too. Titles include Monty's classic reading of "Love & Happiness" – plus "Knowing That We Were Made For Each Other", "Limbo", "Sly Mongoose", and "Let's Stay Together". 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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Laurindo AlmeidaAcapulco '22 ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... $13.99
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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Laurindo AlmeidaConcord Jazz Heritage Series ... CD
Concord, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
A nice overview of the Concord Records work of guitarist Laurindo Almeida – a player who'd floundered a bit before coming to the label, but then hit a very welcome return to small combo jazz! The material here is quite different from some of the easy listening or bigger ensemble albums that Almeida cut in the 60s – and instead, most of the music here is in a small combo setting – played by Laurindo on acoustic guitar, in a mix of modes from bop, to bossa, plus a slight touch of classical too. Other players on the dates include Charlie Byrd on second guitar, Milt Holland on percussion, and Bob Magnusson on bass – and titles include "Invitation To Shango", "Danza Five", "You & I", "Dingue Le Bangue", "Liza", "Carioca", "Chopin A La Breve", "Jalousie", and "Adios". CD

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Alto!LP3 (with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99
Epic, polyrhythmic instrumentals from Alto! – ambitious, hypnotic and danceable stuff, going way beyond what you might expect from Portland-based experimental/instrumental rock trio! They carry a world of influences, from West African and Ethiopian sources as much a European and American ones, without ever taking on the particular guise of a regional style, they really seem to have absorbed a world of exciting global sounds and rhythms, and process it all in unique vibe of their own – with drums, flute, electronics and lots of great percussion. Two long pieces per side: "Piece 14 (LPPZ)", "Piece 12", "Piece 16" and "Piece 15". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Barry Altschul3Dom Factor ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2013. Used ... $10.99
Blistering work from drummer Barry Altschul – working here in the company of bold young tenorist Jon Irabgon, and matching his youthful energy at every step! The set's easily one of the most driven we've heard from Altschul in many years – a trio date that also features the bass of Joe Fonda, but which really draws most of its magic from Irabgon's horn, and the way that Barry reaches out strongly to provide just the right vibe. Tunes are almost all originals from Altschul – and titles include "Natal Chart", "A Drummer's Song", "Papa's Funkish Dance", "Be Out S'Cool", "Oops", and "Just A Simple Song". CD

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Barry AltschulYou Can't Name Your Own Tune ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1977. Used ... $19.99
Although the Muse label had a reputation for doing mostly straight ahead sessions, they did manage to come up with some great avant ones, thanks mainly to the production work of Michael Cuscuna. Here, percussionist Barry Altschul is joined by his old Circle bandmate Dave Holland, and free-thinking out players Sam Rivers, Muhal Richard Abrams, and George Lewis. The melding of AACM and Circle-esque traditions of out playing is a good one, and the set has a number of different tones and voices. Titles include "King Korn", "Hey Toots", "Cmbeh", and "Natal Chart". CD
(Out of print.)

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Barry Altschul 3Dom FactorTales Of The Unforseen ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A tremendous trio outing, and a record that really illustrates the newfound strength we've heard from drummer Barry Altschul in recent years – music so great, it's almost as if he's taken a time machine back to the groundbreaking days of his youth! The play on "freedom" in the trio's name is no joke – as a good part of the album features improvised compositions, mixed with very freewheeling takes on a few other jazz numbers – balanced beautifully between melodic elements and rhythmic progressions, served up very equally from Barry on drums and percussion, Joe Fonda on bass, and the mighty Jon Irabagon on tenor, soprano, sopranino sax, and flute! Fonda's presence is especially great – as he plays here with a really soulful, deep-toned quality that holds things together even at their most dynamic, individual moments – and titles include "As The Tale Begins", "Annette's Tale Of Miracles", "And The Tale Ends", and "A Drummer's Tale". CD
Also available Tales Of The Unforseen ... CD 9.99

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Barry Altschul 3Dom FactorTales Of The Unforseen ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2015. Used ... $9.99
A tremendous trio outing, and a record that really illustrates the newfound strength we've heard from drummer Barry Altschul in recent years – music so great, it's almost as if he's taken a time machine back to the groundbreaking days of his youth! The play on "freedom" in the trio's name is no joke – as a good part of the album features improvised compositions, mixed with very freewheeling takes on a few other jazz numbers – balanced beautifully between melodic elements and rhythmic progressions, served up very equally from Barry on drums and percussion, Joe Fonda on bass, and the mighty Jon Irabagon on tenor, soprano, sopranino sax, and flute! Fonda's presence is especially great – as he plays here with a really soulful, deep-toned quality that holds things together even at their most dynamic, individual moments – and titles include "As The Tale Begins", "Annette's Tale Of Miracles", "And The Tale Ends", and "A Drummer's Tale". CD
Also available Tales Of The Unforseen ... CD 16.99

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Charles AmirkhanianWalking Tune ... CD
Starkland, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $7.99
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Dieter AmmannFreedom Of Speech – Ensemble Fur Neue Musik Ensemble ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2005. Used ... $8.99
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Gene Ammons & James MoodyChicago Concert ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1971. Used ... $5.99
Late great work from Ammons – an album done at the time of his funk sides for Prestige, but recorded in the style of his earlier years in Chicago! The session's a laidback set of soulful solo-heavy work – recorded as part of a hip series of shows at the North Park Hotel, with a local rhythm trio that includes Jodie Christian on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Marshall Thompson on drums. James Moody joins Ammons in the frontline, and the set's got the best electric feel that you'd hear if you were lucky enough to catch either player in a small club date in the early 60s. Loads of very imaginative solo work in the best Chicago tenor tradition – with titles that include "Work Song", "Jim Jam Jug", "Have You Met Miss Jones", and "C Jam Blues". Plus, CD features a special bonus track – a 14 minute version of "Yardbird Suite". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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