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Les BaxterHell's Belles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sidewalk/La La Land, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 19.98
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60s, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats. The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy guitars to give a razor sharp edge to the groove! A few tracks have vocals, but it's the funk rock instrumentals that drive this one into pulp soundtrack classic status. Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove", "Chain Fight", "Dan's Theme", "Scoobee Doo" and the killer "Wheels (Main Title Theme)". This great limited edition CD version has a 4 bonus tracks made up of the full version of the end title song, medleys of shorter cues from the film, instrumental bits and more. "Travelin' Man", "Take It From Me (Source)/Gila Monster/Cathy Left Behind /Mongoose Gets Beans", "Gang Rides Through The Hills/Tosses Bike Over Bank/Snake Or Rope" and more. CD
(Now out of print!! Limited to 1200 copies!)

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Joseph BisharaConjuring – Original Soundtrack ... CD
La La Land, 2013. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Pino DonaggioHowling ... CD
La La Land, 1981. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Cover image differs slightly. Out of print.)

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Jack MarshallThunder Road – The Film Music Of Jack Marshall ... CD
La La Land, 1958/1959. New Copy ... $19.99
A great collection of rare soundtrack work by Jack Marshall – an artist you might know more for his instrumental albums on Capitol Records! The biggest part of the set features Jack's great score for Thunder Road – that excellent late 50s film that starred Robert Mitchum as a hot rodding bootlegger in the hills of Kentucky – a soundtrack that's probably most famous for the "Ballad Of Thunder Road", which had quite a life of its own! Most of the music here is instrumental, though – apart from that one great track – and is served up by Marshall in a mix of guitar and harmonica parts to set the hillbilly scene, plus fuller orchestrations at more dramatic or sensitive moments. CD features 24 tracks from the Thunder Road score – including "Radio Music", "Guitar Music", "Moonshine Run/Gangster Chase", "Trapped", "The Road Block", "Cabin", and "Lucky Chase/The Last Chase". Next is the score for Take A Giant Step – a film in which a young Johnny Nash must come to terms with prejudice and hatred in his suburban environment – given a much more sensitive musical treatment by Marshall. The few tracks in the score almost have a 50s TV playhouse vibe – gently emotive strings at some points, and some stock "rock" moments at others. Last up is music from The Rabbit Trap – sounds that are maybe in the more playful mode you'd know from Marshall's albums on Capitol – although not without some more sensitive elements too. CD features a whopping 37 tracks, 78 minutes of music, and lots of notes too! CD
(Limited edition of 1200!)

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Nelson RiddleBatman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
20th Century/La La Land, 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Brian TylerTerra Nova –Original Soundtrack From The Fox Television Series ... CD
Fox/La La Land, 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Hoyt Curtain, William Hanna, & Joseph BarberaJohnny Quest ... CD
La La Land, 1964. New Copy 2CD ... 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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✨✧ Harry ManfrediniFriday The 13th – Parts 2 & 3 ... CD
La La Land, 1981/1982. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Beautifully chilling music to the second and third Friday The 13th films – all masterfully scored by Harry Manfredini! The sounds here aren't as electric or rockish as some of the other slasher work from the time – and in fact, most of the instrumentation is from acoustic sources, but used with the spareness and sharpness that was opened up in the generation of John Carpenter and Goblin – which makes Manfredini's use of strings a remarkable evolution in soundtrack styles! Familiar elements are often given a rasp or atonal edge – and the production sometimes emphasizes a bit of echo, too – so there's a sonic intensity to the music that comes as a very nice surprise. 2CD set features 17 tracks from Part 2, and 26 more tracks from Part 3 – the latter of which includes some re-used material from the first two films. A great package – and the first time these sounds have finally gotten their due in the CD generation. CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Elmer BernsteinSons Of Katie Elder (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/La La Land, 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great 60s western with Dean Martin in the lead next to John Wayne – given a soundtrack by Bernstein that showcases some of the lighter elements that Martin brings to his performance – not comedic, but a nice balance to the usual John Wayne modes! This expanded version of the soundtrack goes way past the original album – to showcase the full color and range of Bernstein's score – balancing darker moments with more optimistic styles, all in that tonal richness that made him one of the most compelling American film composers of the 60s! The CD features 27 core songs from the film – plus 6 more bonus tracks that include some demo and alternate tracks too. Titles include "Hastings Manufactory", "Katie's Graveside Burial", "Mary's Visit", "The Sons Of Katie Elder", "Sheriff Ambushed", "Strange Procession", and "Dangerous Quarry". CD
(Limited to 1500 copies.)

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✨✧ Mark MancinaSpeed 2 – Cruise Control – Original Motion Picture Score ... CD
La La Land, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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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Cannibal & The HeadhuntersLand Of 1000 Dances (Date pressing) ... LP
Date, 1966. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the all-time Chicano Rock classics from LA – a soulful batch of party numbers from legendary east side group Cannibal & The Headhunters! The group scored big with their hit version of "Land Of 1000 Dances" – a thumping, bumping take on the tune that was a runaway single in the 60s – and which set the tone for the rest of their tunes, all done in a brown-eyed soul mode that often offered a new take on better known hits of the 60s! Titles include "Land Of 1000 Dances", "Out Of Sight", "My Girl", "Searchin", "Shotgun", and "Zulu King". Also includes "The Headhunters' Dance Party", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Date pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Nimbus CollectiveLive In Lotus Land ... CD
Nimbus, 1987. New Copy 2CDs ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Elliott FisherIn The Land Of Make Believe ... LP
Dobre, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great bit of LA studio funk! Elliott Fisher plays electric violin – but not in a showy Jean-Luc Ponty kind of way, more in a mellow style that offers the instrument in washes of sound that feel like they're coming from a keyboard. Here, he's working with a hip group of jazz studio cats that include Carol Kaye, Harvey Mason, Mike Wofford, Dennis Budimir, and Clare Fischer – set to arrangements by Benny Golson that have a funky 70s soundtrack sort of feel. Titles include "Corazon", "Heavy", "First Light", "Money", "Crunch Granola", and "Inside Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Jean-Francois Pauvros & Gaby BizienNo Man's Land ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Incredible improvisations between guitar and percussion – served up here on an obscure French album from the 70s, produced by the legendary Jef Gilson – and with a vibe that's quite different than British albums of this nature from the time! Jean Francois Pauvros has a very open approach to his instruments – mostly electric guitar, but sometimes a bit of Algerian trumpet – used in ways that are more sonic than musical – with strong waves of sound at many points, punctuated by a few more bursts at others. The percussion of Gaby Bizien makes similar shifts – as he works on standard drums, percussion, marimbas, siren, whistle, bird calls, and even "aquatic trombone" – all used in very inventive ways. Titles include "Une Plage De Blang", "Christoph Colombe", "No Man's Land", and "La Barre D'Ete". LP, Vinyl record album

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Darwin's TheoryDarwin's Theory (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lotus Land, 1978. Used ... $4.99
The first-ever release of this lost soul treasure – a rare session from a late 70s group from Tulsa, recording in LA at the studio of Sly Stone! The set's got a groove that's way more than you'd expect from any Oklahoma combo – a mature, modern soul sparkle that's totally great – almost the sort of vibe you'd find from some of the best groups of the time on labels like Elektra or Capitol, but handled here with a bit more indie charm overall! The tracks are all originals, and they balance out mellow steppers and tighter groovers nicely – which makes for an album that's amazingly deep in conception, and way more than just a slap-dash batch of tracks from the studio. We're sure that Sly would have been proud of the work here – and our hat's off to the folks at Lotus Land for finally getting this one released! Titles include "Funky Sounds", "Accept The Truth", "Keep On Smiling", "If You Dance Tonight", "I Love Everything About You", "On A Lovely Night Like This", "I Hope You'll Be". CD features 17 tracks in all – much more than the LP! CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ King PleasureKing Pleasure (aka Golden Days) ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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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Trini Lopez/The Ventures/Nancy AmesTrini Lopez Show ... LP
Reprise, 1969. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great little TV special from Trini Lopez – served up here with some great help from guests who include The Ventures and Nancy Ames! The album's done in a style that's quite different from some of Trini's studio sides – live, of course, but also with a groove-heavy quality that's a lot like some of Lopez's famous performances on the Sunset Strip from years back. Trini sings a really great extended medley by himself – with an uptempo mix of standards – plus the solo numbers "La Golondrina" and "Games People Play". But the even better numbers are those with the guests – such as covers of "Reza" and "Mrs Robinson", sung in duet with Nancy Ames – or a version of "Light My Fire" with guitar backing from The Ventures! All stars join together on smoking renditions of "25 Miles" and "Land Of A Thousand Dances" – and The Ventures play solo on "Hawaii Five O". LP, Vinyl record album

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Max Roach & Clifford BrownBest Of Max Roach & Clifford Brown In Concert! ... LP
GNP, 1954. Very Good- ... $6.99
It's hard to overstate the influence of Max Roach and Clifford Brown on the west coast scene of the 50s – as the two players helped draw out the bop sound of LA that was quickly getting lost in the cool jazz shuffle of the time, and gave it a strength and focus that not only made the group one of the strongest of the time, but which also sparked new life and a hardbop generation on the LA scene! This classic set of live recordings was one of the first great Brown/Roach moments – recorded during 2 different concerts by Gene Norman Presents, and featuring some great tenor work by LA giants Teddy Edwards and Harold Land, plus some piano by the amazing "sideways" player Carl Perkins, as well as Bud Powell's brother Richie – a key factor of the group's studio recordings on Mercury, and a player who would perish in the same accident that took the life of Clifford Brown. Titles include "Parisian Thoroughfare", "I Can't Get Started", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Jordu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandExpress Yourself ... LP
Warner, 1970. Very Good ... $29.99
A masterpiece of messed-up LA funk – and one of the crowning moments in the career of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Charles and crew do an excellent job with all the tracks – most of which are more open ended than some of their earlier ones, and run on for longer than usual with some good trippy instrumental moments that really stretch out the groove from their funky 45 days. The album includes the stoner funk classic "High As Apple Pie", done here in two "slices", plus the classic "Express Yourself", a monster number that still sounds great every time we hear it – even though it's been used on commercials and sampled plenty of times over the years! Other tracks include "I'm Aware", "Love Land", and "I Got Love" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner with some moisture staining along the bottom.)

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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
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Carmell JonesBusiness Meeting ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few records that the great trumpeter Carmell Jones ever cut in the US, and a searing bit of LA soul jazz that features a number of other great players like Frank Strazzeri, Harold Land, Don Rafel, and Leroy Vinnegar. Gerald Wilson arranged some of the tracks, which have Carmell playing with a larger sax section backing – and the rest of the tracks are by a smaller quintet. Titles include "Hip Trolley", "Suearl", "That's Good", and "Toddler". Nice stuff, and very very tasty! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing. Cover has a mostly split top & bottom seam with some creasing in the gloss.)

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

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonPortraits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Pacific Jazz pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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

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✨✧ Curtis CounceExploring The Future ... CD
Dooto/Boplicity (UK), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little album that's every bit as wonderful as you might expect from its cover – one of the key late 50s sides as a leader from bassist Curtis Counce – cut with a killer lineup that includes Harold Land on tenor sax, Rolf Ericson on trumpet, and Elmo Hope on piano! The set's got the mix of modernism and soul bop leanings you might expect from the players – a really fresh approach that comes off especially well in the non-iconic production style of the Dootone label – a mode that really let the players do their own thing, and break out from some of the tighter restrictions of other LA labels on the scene. Frank Butler completes the quintet on drums – and titles include "The Countdown", "Into The Orbit", "Race For Space", "Move", "Angel Eyes", and "So Nice". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – the previously unreleased "Foreplay", plus unedited takes of "Move" and "The Countdown". CD

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✨✧ Jean-Francois Pauvros & Gaby BizienPays Noir (single-sided etched vinyl) ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Music from a very dark landscape – unreleased improvisations from the duo of Jean-Francois Pauvros and Gaby Bizien – recorded right around the same time as their famous album No Man's Land! Bizien plays an large amount of instruments, all with a strong dynamic range – a core performance on drums, which can get quite frenetic – as well as other percussion, marimba, siren, whistle, and even the very cool "aquatic trombone"! Jean Francois sometimes provides blistering work on electric guitar – played fast and noisy, and with a Derek Bailey-like freedom, but even more intense – and he also blows a bit of Algerian trumpet too. The album features the improvisations "Gris Nez & Blanc Nez", "La Deule", and "Au Pays Noir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool vinyl – heavy, one-sided, and with a cool etched surface on the other side!)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryChuck Berry's Golden Decade Vol 2 ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "No Money Down", "Mad Lad", "Run Rudolph Run", "Let It Rock", "Sweet Little Rock & Roller", "Go Go Go", "I'm Talking About You", "Jaguar & The Thunderbird", "Guitar Boogie", "The Promised Land", "Jo Jo Gunne", "Rockin At The Philharmonic", and "La Luanda". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Curtis CounceYou Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce ... CD
Contemporary/Universal (Japan), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
An album with a sexy cover, but a set that's one of the more soulful from the LA scene of the 50s – thanks to a tight, sharp group working under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce! Counce didn't cut many albums as a leader, but all of them are pretty darn great – and done with a bit more edge than the cool jazz of the LA scene – a bit more open, with a strong focus on the solos on some of the album's longer tracks too! Solos include great work on tenor by Harold Land – who's really coming into his own here – plus Jack Sheldon on piano, and the tremendous Curtis Counce on piano – a player who would pass away not long after this set. Frank Butler completes the group on drums – and titles include "Complete", "Big Foot", "Counceltation", and "Mean To Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonEternal Equinox ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of Gerald Wilson's hippest albums for World Pacific – and all of them are pretty darn hip! This set is one of Gerald's last for the label – cut in a run of very successful, and very strong big band soul jazz albums that brought together the cream of the crop of the LA underground. Like the other sets, this one's got a great lineup – with players that include Anthony Ortega, Hadley Caliman, Harold Land, Ernie Watts, and Bobby Hutcherson – but the real strength of the album lies with Groove Holmes, who cuts some pretty fantastic solos on the album's best tracks – bubbling his Hammond through the larger arrangements with the space and expression that Wilson allowed his individual players on these sessions. Titles include great versions of "Aquarius" and Coltrane's "Equinox" – plus the original tunes "Celestial Soul", "Scorpio Rising", "Pisces", and "Bluesnee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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Kenny Clarke & Francy BolandGolden Eight ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good+ ... $48.99
A fantastic session from the early days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! The record was cut in 1961, under the aegis of Gigi Campi – and it features a core group that would later grow into the much-respected CBBB unit during the MPS years – working here as a smaller combo on a rare date for Blue Note. Players include Jimmy Woode on bass, Derek Humble on alto, Karl Drewo on tenor, and the fantastic Dusko Goykovich on trumpet – all very unusual musicians to be working on a Blue Note date, and some of the best European soloists at the time. Tracks are shorter than on later albums by the ensemble – but no less filled with fire and imagination – and the solos are all totally wonderful! Titles include "Strange Me", "Basse Cuite", "Dorian 043", "La Campimania", and "High Notes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Clarke Boland Big BandAll Smiles ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A hard slammer from the Clarke-Boland Big Band – recorded when the band was burning up the road in Europe, taking great players and audiences in one fell swoop, coming up with some of the strongest straight jazz of their generation! The album features stunning solos all around by an all-star mix of American and European players that includes Benny Bailey, Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Dave Pike, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott – all coming together with incredibly fluidity, yet also breaking out for some massive solos on their own! Arrangements are by Boland – tight, right, and outta site – and titles include "Let's Face The Music & Dance", "High School Cadets", "By Strauss", "Gloria", "Sweet & Lovely", "Get Out Of Town", and "I'm All Smiles". CD
Also available All Smiles (180 gram pressing) ... LP 31.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandAll Smiles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 34.99
A hard slammer from the Clarke-Boland Big Band – recorded when the band was burning up the road in Europe, taking great players and audiences in one fell swoop, coming up with some of the strongest straight jazz of their generation! The album features stunning solos all around by an all-star mix of American and European players that includes Benny Bailey, Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Dave Pike, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott – all coming together with incredibly fluidity, yet also breaking out for some massive solos on their own! Arrangements are by Boland – tight, right, and outta site – and titles include "Let's Face The Music & Dance", "High School Cadets", "By Strauss", "Gloria", "Sweet & Lovely", "Get Out Of Town", and "I'm All Smiles". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available All Smiles ... CD 12.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandHandle With Care ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1962. Used ... $8.99
Great work by this legendary hard swinging band – an early 60s American album issued on Atlantic Records, in the years before the Clark Boland Band's legendary run on MPS! Despite the early date, the album's got all the core elements of the band's sound in place – soaring rhythms, sharp-edged frontlines, and some great solo work by players who include Benny Bailey, Derek Humble, Jimmy Woode, Shahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, and Fats Sadi – coming together in a brilliant trans-Atlantic meeting of jazz talents! Tracks include "Long Note Blues", "Speedy Reeds", "Sonor", and "Om Mani Padme Hum". CD
(Out of print.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandNow Hear Our Meanin' ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1965. Used ... $6.99
One of the best-selling albums ever recorded by the Clark-Boland Big Band – a set of hard-searing tracks played by an all star group, capturing the ensemble at its finest! The album's got a few nicely open-ended tracks that really let the soloists take flight – and players include Ronnie Scott, Sahib Shihab, Billy Mitchell, Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Jimmy Deuchar, Ake Person, and Jimmy Woode. Incldues the best-named track in the band's career, "I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking", plus "Night Lady", "A Ball For Othello", "Sabbath Message", and "Now Hear My Meanin'". Lots of nice writing by Francy Boland, too! CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy ... About January 1, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag (with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy (reissue)... About January 1, 2018 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland Big Band/Jimmy GiuffreHandle With Care/Western Suite ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1958/1962. Used ... $4.99
Two rare jazz classics from the Atlantic catalog! Handle With Care is one of the first recordings by the legendary Clark-Boland Big Band – and although it was a pre-MPS session released by Atlantic, all the core elements of the band's classic sound and style are present. Gigi Campi produced and supervised the session, and the group includes CBBB stalwarts like Benny Bailey, Derek Humble, Jimmy Woode, Shahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, and Fats Sadi. Tracks include "Long Note Blues", "Speedy Reeds", "Sonor", and "Om Mani Padme Hum". Western Suite is an incredible record from modernist reedman Jimmy Giuffre – who's playing here in his classic piano-less trio format, in a group with Jim Hall on guitar and Bob Brookmeyer on trombone. The group was perhaps his best, and they achieve a perfect blend of free-flowing improvised lines, while still managing to retain a jazz swing (something that didn't always happen on Giuffre's other records). The centerpiece of the set is the extended "Western Suite" (don't be fooled by the name, because there's no sort of "Country & Western" tinge to it), and the record also includes beautiful long versions of "Blue Monk" and "Topsy". The whole thing is one of the most amazing jazz records ever recorded, and has an insane array of tones, colors, and sound shapes. CD

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
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 14 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
(Out of print.)

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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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Charles EarlandEarland's Street Themes ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great little groover from keyboardist Charles Earland – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! There's plenty of street sounds going on here – lots of modern R&B modes that echo the changing styles of early 80s soul music, especially on the east coast! And as part of that, there's a good deal of vocals on the record, alongside Charles' keyboards – work by singers who include Larry Hancock, Bruce Gray, and Sheryl Kendrick – each of whom adds plenty to the record, working over jazzy grooves nicely scored by Earland. Titles include "Be My Lady", "Take Me Away", "Feels So Good To Me", "Burning Devotion", "Tell Me What It Is", and "Go All The Way" LP, Vinyl record album

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Judy GarlandGarland Touch ... CD
Capitol/DRG, Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tadd DameronClassics Of Modern Jazz Vol 3 – The Tadd Dameron Band ... LP
Jazzland, Late 40s/1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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. Cover has splitting on the spine.)

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Emphasis On Jazz (Berndt Egerbladh)Joy That's Shared ... LP
Vanity Fair (Sweden), 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Most tracks on the album written by Berndt Egerbladh, who plays piano and keyboards – in a quintet that also includes Urban Hansson on tenor and soprano sax, and Lars Goran Ulander on alto and soprano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At Zardi's ... CD
Verve, 1956. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A previously-unreleased live performance by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald – recorded in a small club in Los Angeles during her first few months with the Verve label – but never issued at the time! The quality here is great, and the set captures Ella at a pivotal moment – stepping from the jazz underground to the huge stage of American fame where she'd shine in the 60s and 70s – with an initial stop at higher-class venues like this, where she could craft her vocal skills into a style that was virtually all her own! Make no mistake, Ella's still plenty jazzy and swinging here – but she's also already matured far past the style she was using at Decca just a few short years before – working with accompaniment from a trio that includes Don Abney on piano, Vernon Alley on bass, and Frank Capp on drums. CD presents material from both the first and second set of the performance – 21 tracks in all – and titles include "Why Don't You Do Right", "S Wonderful", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "It All Depends On You", "Little Boy", "Airmail Special", "Bernie's Tune", "How High The Moon", and "Cry Me A River". CD

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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla & Duke At The Cote D'Azur ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used 2CD ... $9.99
A superstar performance from the Antibes jazz festival at Cote D'Azur – one that features Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington sharing the stage, in a concert that was also recorded for a film! Most numbers here feature the full Ellington orchestra backing Ella up – but a few other numbers feature just backings from a trio with Jimmy Jones on piano and Grady Tate on drums. Duke and Ella trade the spotlight nicely – and Fitzgerald only sings on about half of the set, numbers that include "Mack The Knife", "The More I See You", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Jazz Samba", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Going Out Of My Head". Ellington's heard on other instrumental performances – some of which are a bit more upbeat and unbridled than usual – almost in a Basie mode. These tunes include "Trombonio Bustosolssimo", "Diminuendo In Blue & Blow By Blow", "The Old Circus Train Turn Around Blues", and "The Matador". CD

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Boy's Big BandReturn – Live Recordings 1965 to 1966 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic group from the Dutch scene of the 60s – one that's crucially overlooked, but has the same rich sound as the Clark Boland Big Band of the time – and which also features great guest solo work from American trumpeters Benny Bailey and Ted Curson! The CD brings together live material from three different performances in 1965 – and the quality here rivals the best MPS/Saba large ensemble albums of the period – ultra-hip arrangements that really bring in complex tones and colors, while the group also grooves with lots of modern elements in the rhythms – with long tracks than enough space for soloists to really stretch out on their own. In addition to Bailey and Curson, who each appear on two tracks apiece, the group also includes work by Theo Loevendie on soprano and alto, Harry Verbecke and Toon Van Vliet on tenor, Piet Noordijk on alo, Erik Van Lier on bass trombone, Cees Small on trumpet, Rudy Bosch and Marcel Thielemans on trombone, and Cees Slinger on piano – and rhythm is by either Jacques Schols or Dick Van Der Capellen on bass, and John Engels on drums. The group is led by Boy Edgar – hence their unusual name – and titles include "Blue Boy", "Finch Eye", "Play The Game Now", "Now", "Return", "Blues Minor", and "Solitude". CD

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Helmut BrandtSpree Coast Jazz ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
The baritone sax of German musician Helmut Brandt is at the helm– but the album's equally noteworthy for its strong use of American players Benny Bailey on trumpet, Nat Peck on trombone, and Herb Geller on alto! The concert is one of those wonderful meetings of American and European jazz talents in a large group setting – the kind of mode that cooked up most famously in the Clark Boland Big Band of the 60s – but which also was simmering all over Europe in the decade – as it does here with additional work from Europeans Ack Van Rooyen on trumpet, Stefan Von Dobrzynski on tenor and flute, Gunter Meier on piano, and Siegfried Schmidt on trombone. The tunes are mostly hard-swinging, and exploding with colors – very much in a mid 60s MPS/Saba mode – with a nice balance between individuality and group sound. Titles include "Berlin Calling", "Boris", "Opus C-Moll 794", "Trifi", "Boogie Waltz", and the long "Ferien Suite". CD
Also available Spree Coast Jazz ... LP 23.99

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Helmut BrandtSpree Coast Jazz ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
The baritone sax of German musician Helmut Brandt is at the helm– but the album's equally noteworthy for its strong use of American players Benny Bailey on trumpet, Nat Peck on trombone, and Herb Geller on alto! The concert is one of those wonderful meetings of American and European jazz talents in a large group setting – the kind of mode that cooked up most famously in the Clark Boland Big Band of the 60s – but which also was simmering all over Europe in the decade – as it does here with additional work from Europeans Ack Van Rooyen on trumpet, Stefan Von Dobrzynski on tenor and flute, Gunter Meier on piano, and Siegfried Schmidt on trombone. The tunes are mostly hard-swinging, and exploding with colors – very much in a mid 60s MPS/Saba mode – with a nice balance between individuality and group sound. Titles include "Berlin Calling", "Boris", "Opus C-Moll 794", "Trifi", "Boogie Waltz", and the long "Ferien Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spree Coast Jazz ... CD 18.99

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Gustav BromPolymelomodus ... LP
Supraphon/GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A rare gem from the legendary Gustav Brom – the Czech bandleader you might know for his famous records in the 60s, or his moon-trip set for MPS – sounding equally groovy here on this Supraphon album from 1976! There's a slight touch of electricity in the mix – some specially nice Fender Rhodes and moog, which are layered in with Brom's wonderful formation of horns in the group – this shifting palette of trumpet, tenor, trombone, and reed elements – used at a level that's right up there with the best MPS groups of the time, and some of the Clarke Boland Big Band records too! But this time around, the rhythms are maybe even more powerful than usual – downright funky at some key moments, and plenty groovy at all the rest – and the tracks are longer, and often allow for some deeper passages than usual for Gustav – although to be fair, his sounds are often pretty darn deep! Titles include "Bounty", "Festival", "Polymelomodus", "Romance Nad Mzi", "Sedimentace", and a sweet cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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