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✨✧ Le OrmeIn Concerto ... LP
Philips (Italy), 1974. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wrinkles in the gloss and a small sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Le OrmeFelona/L'Equilibrio (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Philips/Universal (Italy), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Quite a cool one from this hip prog band – a special single in a very cool cover – with great sound throughout! "Felona" begins with this cool bell-like chime – ringing out over strummed acoustic guitar with the tune's joyous lyric – before the whole thing then hits a heavier proggish keyboard and electric part in the middle! "L'Equilibrio" starts with a wicked keyboard line right at the start – as great as anything that Yes or Genesis might have produced at the time – especially the latter – and the solo near the end is worth the price of the whole single! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Ambrose AkinmusireImagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint ... CD
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
The music here is as evocative as the title – almost a mix of contemporary Blue Note modes with older ECM styles – all served up as a perfect showcase for the ever-growing talents of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire! We've really dug the last two records from Ambrose, and this one seems to push his voice even father than before – sometimes in smaller acoustic settings, sometimes with a bit of vocals, and sometimes a bit of strings – performed by a shifting lineup that includes guests Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann, and Cold Specks on vocals – plus a core group that includes Walter Smith on tenor and Sam Harris on piano. Titles include "Marie Christie", "Memo", "Ceasless Inexhaustible Child", "Rollcall For Those Absent", "Vartha", and "Our Basement". CD

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AllspiceAllspice ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1977. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
The only album ever from Allspice – but a hell of an incredible soul record – and one that's kept the group's name strong with collectors and rare groove fanatics for years! The album's on of the best Fantasy Records productions by Wayne Henderson and his At Home team – and like some of the others, is handled with a groove that's tight, yet plenty sophisticated too – light years from mainstream disco or common club of the late 70s, and instead informed by plenty of jazz and deeper ideas as well! The vibe is perfect – as heavenly and righteous as some of the best Roy Ayers club tracks of the time – which proves to be a perfect foil for the Allspice style of mixing male and female vocals – which again is often done in an Ayers-like mode. The sound is sublime throughout – one of those real treasures that should have been a huge record in the 70s, but was barely pressed up at all – and quickly forgotten about by the record company. Yet even after all these years, the whole thing sounds amazing – one of those albums we'd never part with at all! Titles include the groovy "Slipped Away", the funky stepper "Hungry For Your Love" – and loads of other great tunes that include "Love Fire", "Destiny", "She's A Lady", "I Don't Know", and "Give It Time". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Tandyn AlmerAlong Comes Tandyn ... CD
Sundazed, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
A fantastic collection of unreleased material by mid-to-late 60s psych pop songwriter genius Tandyn Almer – who's probably best know for penning the eternally great "Along Comes Mary" for The Association – but we sure didn't know how great of a performer he was on his own! The 15 track record was cut for his publisher Davon Music, who circulated it to insiders at the time, looking to sell the songs – but what they should have done was found a label and released it. Fuzzy guitars, raw drums and great keyboards, excellent background harmonies – and the good-natured, melodic quality that attracted groups like the Association to Tandyn! Sundazed has long been a favorite source of rewarding 60s and 70s reissues, but they really deserve some bigger love for releases like this one – which is a first-ever commercial release. It feels like a complete, finished production for the most part – and not at all like a bunch of demos. Psych pop greatness! Includes "Find Yourself", You Turn Me Around", "Anything You Want", "About Where Love Is", "Face Down In The Mud", "I Get High", "Bring Your Own Self Down" (by The Purple Gang)", "Where Will They Go", "Sunset Strip Soliloquy" and more. CD

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AmericaHomecoming ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Pure genius from America – the kind of record that forever transformed the sound of the mainstream in the 70s! There's a balance here that's completely sublime, right from the start – a summation of all that went before in popular music, wrapped up into a whole new sound that's light years ahead of most music of its generation! The group use acoustic instrumentation and warm harmonies – yet never in a way that's folksy at all – often more jazzy in their phrasing, yet not jazz either – really just a sound that we can only sum up as "America-like" – and maybe add the word "perfect" too. Titles include the classic "Ventura Highway" – plus "Moon Song", "Only In Your Heart", "Till The Sun Comes Up Again", "Saturn Nights", and "California Revisited". LP, Vinyl record album

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AntibalasDirty Money/AWOL ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
Two stormers from Antibalas! "Dirty Money" is one of their boldest cuts in years – a tune that leaps right out of the grooves, right from the start – thanks to plenty of searing Afro Funk rhythms, and even moreso to a wicked Hammond part that burns beautifully for the first minute or so – working out sounds that are incredibly fresh and powerful! "AWOL" has more horns in the lead, and a great funky bassline at the core – a bad-stepping little number that's equal parts Afro and Funk! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoFanfare For The Warriors ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1974. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful little record from the Art Ensemble of Chicago – and although performed for a bigger label than some of their previous indie outings, the set may be one of the most dynamic the group ever recorded! Atlantic Records is clearly giving the group a lot of space here – as they're recording in Chicago, in a relatively free setting – able to stretch out and change things up with amazing energy – never just free jazz exploration, but a very rich, complicated, well-considered approach to their many layers of instrumentation and rhythm! Muhal Richard Abrams makes a great guest appearance on the record – adding in some wonderful piano passages – and the set includes the usual mix of reeds, percussion, and vocals – plus the beautiful bass work of Malachi Favors. Tracks include "Nonaah", "The Key", "Tnoona", and "Fanfare For The Warriors". CD

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Anita BakerRapture ... CD
Elektra, 1986. Used ... $1.99
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new sound. The production has a few touches that date the record a bit, but there's a timelessness to the set that was apparent to listeners the moment it was released. Titles include "Mystery", "No One In The World", "Sweet Love", "You Bring Me Joy", and "Caught Up In The Rapture". CD

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Ray BarrettoPortraits In Jazz And Clave ... CD
RCA/Victor, 1999. Used ... $11.99
A great little jazz album from Ray – more so than most of his earlier work from the 60s and 70s, and performed here with a great batch of players that include guest appearances by Kenny Burrell, Steve Turre, Eddie Gomez, and Joe Lovano. Adam Koller is in Ray's regular group – and he gets in some great licks on tenor and soprano that really open up Ray's Latin versions of jazz standards like "I Mean You", "Johnny Come Lately", "Cotton Tail", "Oclupaca", "Like Sonny", and Wayne Shorter's "Go". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieBasie Picks The Winners ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $14.99
Count Basie picks his own set of "winners" – tracks pulled from the pop charts, and re-arranged by Billy Byers to give them the true Basie touch – that soaring, syncopated groove that makes the Basie band so great at this stretch in their career! The set features a number of 60s standards, plus a few older tunes – all performed in a warm, buoyant tone that was every bit the best side of the Basie group in that decade. Players include Eric Dixon and Eddie Lockjaw Davis on saxes, plus lots of great trombone from Al Grey – players who burst out of the group with tight short solos that really get the point across! Titles include "I'll Get By", "Watermelon Man", "Exodus", "I'm Walkin", and "Volare". CD

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David BedfordStar's End ... LP
Virgin, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
David Bedford's two part Star's End composition – his first album for Virgin and a wild piece of ambitious, out there orch rock! Star's End was commissioned to be performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – a slow-building, tense and spacey work with and also quite subtle in surprising ways. Thre's an eerie, kind of lonely vibe, with is especially fascinating given the orchestra atmosherel, – though those moments lead up to bombastic bursts of horns and percussion. Includes "Stars End Part One" and "Stars End Part Two" – 22+ minutes each. Mike Oldfield plays guitar and bass and Chris Cutler is on percussion, and that duo's interplay with the orchestra really is something else! LP, Vinyl record album

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Andy & The Bey SistersRound Midnight (original pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the rare few records recorded by a young Andy Bey and his sisters! The group was an obscure jazz harmony trio formed by Andy in his earlier years – and it features him on piano, joining with the vocals of his two sisters Salome and Geradine Bey – in a soulful, moody style that's unlike anything else we can think of! Their three heavenly voices are backed by Kenny Burrell's guitar, Milt Hinton's bass, and Osie Johnson's drums, and there's lots of room around the arrangments for the Beys to stretch out and sing beautifully. Includes a haunting arrangment of "Round Midnight", plus "God Bless The Child", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Solitude", and the "Love Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover is great on front – and has some very interesting jazz DJ notes on back.)

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Jane BirkinMes Images Privees De Serge (2CD & DVD) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs & DVD ... $26.99
A moving tribute to the late, great Serge Gainsbourg – served up in a mix of film and songs from his famous partner Jane Birkin! The set features a DVD directed by Jane – a 40 minute documentary filled with private images of Serge, laid out in a very loving tribute – and it's packaged with 2CDs' worth of music recorded with Serge in duet, or with lots of Gainsbourg help as both a writer or producer. Includes a rare alternate take of "Jane B" from 1968, plus "Rocking Chair", "Nicotine", "Exercice En Forme De Z", "Yesterday Yes A Day", "Ex Fan Des Sixties", "Di Doo Dah", "La Decadanse", "Baby Lou", "Quoi", "Et Quand Bien Meme", "Raccrochez C'Est Une Horreur", and lots more – including live versions of "Un Chose Entre Autres" and "Ces Petitis Riens" – and the song "La Gadoue" done with Les Negresses Vertes. CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)

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BirtwistleChamber Music ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. Used ... $6.99
Small ensemble works by Harrison Birtwistle – each with a very enigmatic, poetic feel! The first passage of tracks is comprised of "Settings Of Lorine Niedecker" – with soprano performances by Amy Freston mixed with cello lines from Adrian Brendel – the former at a level that almost feels more instrumental at times, the latter with these deeply-carved melancholy lines. "Trio" features the cello of Brendel, plus piano from Till Fellner and violin from Lisa Batiashvili – instrumental sounds that hang in air one minute, then rush together the next – all with a great sense of sonic power through very short utterances. The remainder of the CD features "Bogenstrich – Meditations On A Poem Of Rilke" – with Fellner on piano and Brendel on cello, plus baritone Roderick Williams on a few lyrical passages. CD
(Includes original slipcase. Barcode has a cutout notch.)

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CL BlastLay Another Log On The Fire – The Complete Juana Sessions 1976 to 1984 ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
Modern southern soul from CL Blast – a singer who took his music into great new territory during the time covered on this set! CL was a vocalist with roots in much bluesier modes, but at the end of the 70s, working with producer Frederick Knight, he really hit his stride in hipper, more contemporary styles – using an approach that was a bit like the updated Johnnie Taylor sound over at Columbia, but still somewhat more southern overall! There's a mix of Miami and Malaco vibes going on here – the tightness of the former but without the too-contemporary styles of the latter – and although Knight's production (plus a bit of help from Sam Dees) really sets the tone of the tunes, it's Blast's vocals that send the whole thing home. CD features 20 tracks in all, plus great notes on the music – with titles that include "Don't Fight The Feelin", "Beautiful Lover", "I Wanna Get Down", "50/50 Love", "Boomerang Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Drown In My Own Tears", "I've Got To Make It On My Own", "If I Had Loved You More", "Share You Love With Me", and "Lay Another Log On The Fire". CD

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John BlumJohn Blum Astrogeny Quartet ... CD
Eremite, 1998. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
The only performance ever from this really special group – the Astrogeny Quartet, formed as a new project from pianist John Blum, with key participation from bassist William Parker, reedman Antonio Grippi, and drummer Dennis Charles – but a group that never continued after this date, due to Charles untimely early demise. The energy here is quite powerful, though – with some incredibly free, fast lines from Blum on piano – driven strongly by Charles' drums, and offset with a deeper sense of contemplation from Grippi, especially at the mellower moments. As often on other dates, Parker really holds the whole thing together – and titles include "Astrogeny", "Simultanium", "Dieci", and "Encomia". CD

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Colin BlunstoneOne Year ... CD
Epic/Water, 1971. Used ... $8.99
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even further, by blending his sublime lyrics with spare arrangements that often just feature simple string passages and warm piano parts – subtle accompaniment that leaves Colin strongly in the lead! The songs are wonderful – penned to recall the changes and issues of the year after the parting of the group – with plenty of help from old buddies Rod Argent and Chris White too. There's never been another record like this again, and there never will be – one of the true treasures of the greatest generation of music! Titles include "Let Me Come Closer To You", "I Can't Live Without You", "Smokey Day", and "Say You Don't Mind" – plus a fantastic cover of "Misty Roses", and the more rocking "She Loves The Way They Love Her". CD

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Claude BollingLa Mandarine/La Revanche ... CD
Music Box (France), 1972/1981. New Copy ... $22.99
Some of the coolest, grooviest soundtrack work we've ever heard from Claude Bolling – quite different than some of his more famous experiments with classical music, or his boogie woogie sides! La Mandarine is really wonderful – almost funky at points, and a set that has Claude Bolling working in the same groovy French soundtrack territory as Francis Lai or Francois De Roubaix – with the playfulness of the latter, and some of the best warmer keyboard touches of the former! Titles include "Severine", "Bowling Pop", "Severine Et Baba", "La Mandarine", and "Meme Boul Pop". La Revanche is pretty wonderful, too – and really shows Claude Bolling's strong use of flute in some of his best music – woodwinds worked in a way that has multiple instruments turning and banking together, to create this warmly fluid groove that's mighty nice! Titles include "Le Cambriolage", "Londres Rio", "Anne", "Sortie De Prison", and "Jouvert Et Jeanne". CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Booker T & The MGsMcLemore Avenue ... LP
Stax, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
The Beatles had Abbey Road – and Booker T & The MGs had McLemore Ave, the main street running outside the Stax studios, and a fitting title for the album that has them playing tunes from The Beatles' incredible Abbey Road album. If you've ever thought that Abbey Road was a soft-rock lowpoint in the Beatles' career, consider how many soul and jazz artists either covered the whole album, performed songs from it, or referenced it in their album covers. This little gem is proof that the compositions already had a life of their own within a short time of the release of the record – as Book and crew take the Beatles' tunes to whole new heights, working them together into a complicated batch of grooves that really pushes past their earlier work on Stax. Who knows, perhaps The Beatles were just the kick that Book needed – we can't ever tell the whole story, but we can say that the record marks a strong turning point for the group, and is well worth having for a variety of reasons. Titles include "The End", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Because", "I Want You/She's So Heavy", and "Polythene Pam". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Bowen & OthersVanishing Point – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Amos/Bell/Harkit (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A real lost gem – finally reissued! The cover to this one advertises the more famous names that do tracks for the album – like Mountain, Delaney & Bonnie, and others – but the best tracks here are those by the great arranger Jimmy Bowen, who turns out some excellent complicated funky numbers that have a bit of a hippy soundtrack groove! Jimmy's work here is informed by a bit of rock scoring, but the overall feel is fast and funky – and his tunes include the great "Super Soul Theme" and "Freedom Of Expression". Another nice one is Jerry Reed's "Welcome To Nevada", which has a guitar solo by Jerry, but which is also nice and funky too! Other tunes include "You Got To Believe" by Delaney & Bonnie, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "So Tired" by Eve, and "Runaway Country" by Doug Dillard. CD
(Out of print.)

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BrainstormStormin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that definitely lives up to its title – a stone stormer from Brainstorm – one of the tightest funky ensembles of their generation, and one of the few who could go deep while still laying down a groove! The set's got a perfect balance of modes – enough of the appeal of bigger mainstream funk acts of the time, but also some righteous undercurrents that really show the group's roots – both in the approach of the lyrics, and in the jazzy instrumentation of the backings – which often show a righteous side of the group that's mighty surprising! The record's one that just grows and grows with each new listening, and is put together with some great sharp-edged production by Jerry Peters – who has a way of showcasing all the most interesting elements, while still keeping things focused too. Titles include the classic "Wake Up & Be Somebody" and "Loving You Is Really My Game" – plus "Waiting For Someone", "We Know A Place", "Hangin' On", "Easy Thangs", and "This Must Be Heaven". Great expanded version – in a cool book-like cover, with new notes, and bonus tracks that include "Lovin Is Really My Game (parts 1 & 2)", "Lovin Is Really My Game (single mix)", "Wake Up & Be Somebody (long)", and "Wake Up & Be Somebody (short)". CD
 
 
 



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