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Jim MarksTouching Your Feelings ... LP
Nicole/SeriE.WOC (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99 49.99
A really fantastic record – a righteous blend of jazz and spoken word, served up at a level that rivals some of the famous collaborations between Langston Hughes and Charles Mingus! The tunes have a similar introspective quality to that work, but are delivered with a style that's maybe more 70s spiritual jazz overall – instrumentation by a quartet that features Jim Work on acoustic and electric piano, next to bass, drums, percussion, and some very cool effects! Words were all penned and spoken by Jim Marks – who also wrote the music, even though he doesn't play any of the instruments – on beautiful tracks that include "Jazz Is Ourselves", "On Black", "Eulogy For Dewey", "I Out To Watch That Ego", and "It's Time To Become". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big MillerDid You Ever Hear The Blues ... LP
United Artists, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Nice obscure set of blues material recorded for United Artists – featuring the little-known Big Miller performing a set of 11 compositions from the pen of Langston Hughes. The backing on here is similar to that of a Jimmy Rushing album from the same time – as it includes arrangements by Budd Johnson, and small group playing by trad-oriented musicians like Chet Amsterdam, Barry Galbraith, Vic Dickenson, Al Cohn, and Jimmy Cleveland. Tracks include "Cool Saturday Night", "Five O'Clock Blues", "Did You Ever Hear The Blues?", "Lament", and "Got To Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label promo, with deep groove. Cover is nice – save for a very tiny split in one corner – beautiful everywhere else.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusScenes In The City (aka Modern Jazz Symposium Of Music & Poetry) ... LP
Bethlehem/Affinity (UK), 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A fantastic album – one of our favorite-ever records from Charles Mingus! The album was recorded in the same breath as his legendary works Tijuana Moods, The Clown, and Pithecanthropus Erectus – and it features the same sort of fire and emotion that made those classics so great. The group alone is amazing – with Horace Parlan on piano, Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and the amazing Clarence (aka Gene) Shaw on trumpet – all getting plenty of room to open up on the album's longer tracks! The work bristles with a sense of imagination and dark energy that Mingus hardly had in his music in later years – and each new tune brings a fresh sense of vision that never fails to astound us! In keeping with the "poetry" title, the album begins with an incredible 12 minute track "Scenes in the City" – which features a long spoken bit written by Langston Hughes about one man's love of jazz and the way that it affects his life in the city – all supported with excellent instrumentation from the group. Other titles are instrumental, and include "Nouroog", "New York Sketchbook", "Slippers", and "Duke's Choice". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing.)

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Anthony ReedSoundworks – Race, Sound, & Poetry In Production ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 26.95
A masterful call for a fresh look at a key side of black artistic creation – the use of the studio in art creation, especially in the blend of words and music that came out of some of the important jazz/poetry experiments from the late 50s through the late 70s! The book mixes theory and history in a key examination of the period – looking at collaborations between Langston Hughes and Charles Mingus, and Amiri Baraka and the New York Art Quartet – then moving into even more righteous expressions of the mode from Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, Jeanne Lee, and Matana Roberts! The tradition has reemerged strongly in recent years – and Reed's book is not only a great way of grounding contemporary practice in a longer history, but a way to understand the true impact of these artistic creations. Softcover, 268 pages. Book

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✨✧ Seed EnsembleDriftglass ... LP
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album by this up-and-coming spiritual group from London – an ensemble led by alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, but definitely a unified group effort all the way through! Konishi composed all the music – and a few songs feature words by Langston Hughes – and the rises with a proud, vibrant spirit right from the start – full of bold modal rhythms, and risen to the heavens on a mix of two trumpets, tenor, trombone, and tuba – plus piano, Fender Rhodes, and some mighty nice bass and drums. All tracks are long, and very individual – not slavish spiritual jazz numbers trying to recapture the past – but instead a very bright vision for tomorrow. Titles include "Afronaut", "Wake (For Grenfell)", "Mirrors", "Interplanetary Migration", "The Dreamkeeper", and "The Darkies". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ryan Keberle & CatharsisHope I Hold ... CD
Greenleaf, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very far-reaching music from Ryan Keberle – sounds that feel as if they're coming from a group that's much larger than a quintet – given all the many musical elements and inflections in the mix! The album's initial inspiration comes from a Langston Hughes poem entitled "Let America Be America Again" – and there's definitely a spirit of change throughout, and a positive one at that – flowing from the leader's shifting work on trombone, Fender Rhodes, piano, and keyboards – and given a fuller vision with the tenor of Scott Robinson, bass of Jorge Roeder, and drums of Eric Doob – all of whom come into really wonderful focus when Camila Meza makes her appearance on vocals. Meza also plays guitar, with a wonderful sense of color – and titles include "Tangled In The Ancient Endless Chain", "Campinas", "Become The Water", "Peering", "para Volar", "Zamba De Lozano", and "Despite The Dream". CD

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