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✨✧ Lee Konitz & Bill EvansLive At The Half Note (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. Used 2CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark 50s recording – but never issued properly until the CD generation! This rare live set was recorded in New York in 1959, and it features the unusual pairing of Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh with the Bill Evans trio of the time – Bill on piano (natch), Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Paul Motion on drums. Evans' warm, round lyricism is quite striking here – much more different backing than we're used to hearing behind Konitz and Marsh, although still with enough modern tones to make them feel right at home. There's a darkly brooding feel to the best numbers here, and most tracks stretch out far past the 5 minute mark – making for a 12 track set that offers over 90 minutes of music! Titles include "Lennie Bird", "April", "Just Friends", "Palo Alto", "317 E 32nd", "It's You Or No One", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", "Lennie-Bird", and "How About You?". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Gene Krupa & Buddy RichDrum Battle At JATP ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good ... $6.99
A pretty darn great album – with a wonderful mix of JATP swing and strong-handed drumming by the leaders. The material was mostly recorded at a Jazz At The Philharmonic show at Carnegie Hall in 1952, and although the main focus appears to be Krupa and Rich's drum work, there's actually some fantastic sax playing on the album – from both the alto of Willie Smith and the tenor of Flip Phillips, both of whom are at the height of their powers in this relaxed setting, working amazingly well around the bombastic drum pounding of Krupa and Rich. Tracks are long, and titles include "Flying Home", "Drum Boogie", "Drum Battle", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Art LandeStory Of Ba-Ku ... LP
1750 Arch, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Features Lande on piano – with Mark Isham on trumpet and reeds, Bill Douglass on bass and flutes, percussion by Kurt Wortman, and reeds from Bruce Williamson and Mark Miller. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Yusef Lateef10 Years Hence ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A spacious mid 70s set from Yusef Lateef – with some numbers showing his more soaringly spiritual bent – and others hewing towards a more bluesy or loosely funky vein. Tracked live in San Francisco, some numbers were later augmented with overdubbed strings and vocals – there's some nicely thumping elements of earthy percussion, loose moments, and quiet passages that sometimes build slowly, and at others change abruptly for maximum impact. The set features several longer selections, including the suite divided "Samba De Amor" in three sections, plus "Yusef's Mood" and "I Be Cold" – all approach or crossing the 20 minute mark – plus nice takes on "But Beautiful" and " A Flower". The group features Kenny Barron on piano and cowbell, Bob Cunningham on bass and bells, Albert Kuumba Heath on percussion and flute, and Bill Salter on bass – alongside Lateef whose working with tenor sax, flutes, oboe, thumb piano and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jarrod LawsonJarrod Lawson ... CD
Jarrod Lawson, 2014. New Copy ... About April 20, 2018 (delayed)
A stunning debut from Jarrod Lawson – a singer we fell in love with right away – and who we'd rank right up there with some our favorite mellow soul artists of the 70s! Yes, the cover's got a look that's more indie rock – but Jarrod's got this righteous vibe and sense of flow that seems to tie together distant strands of influence – from Marvin Gaye to Gil Scott Heron to jazz singers like Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, or Mark Murphy! Backings are jazzy, but with a focused, soulful groove – warmed up by keyboards, but kept fresh with lots of live instrumentation that really matches the rich sense of inflection in Lawson's voice – an amazing range, but one that's never overstated, overdone, or overused. All the tracks are originals – and the record's one that you'll be spinning for years to come! Titles include "Sleepwalkers", "Walk In The Park", "Redemption", "Needed", "Everything I Need", "All That Surrounds", "Spiritual Eyes", and "Together We'll Stand". CD

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Tom LellisAnd In This Corner ... CD
Inner City/P-Vine (Japan), 1981. Used ... $16.99
A lost vocal set by Tom Lellis – a virtually unknown singer with a sound that's a lot like Mark Murphy in the 70s! Like Mark, Tom's got a richly expressive voice and a love for vocalizing classic jazz tunes. He's also a heck of a songwriter, too – and has penned about half the tracks on this set, including some really nice little tunes with a soulful approach that pushes past Murphy's usual way of putting over a song. The group on the album's great, too – and includes Ron Busch on vibes, Jeremy Steig on flute, and Eddie Gomez on bass. Titles include versions of Keith Jarrett's "Lucky Southern", Miles Davis' "ESP", McCoy Tyner's "Man From Tanganyika", and Chick Corea's "Times Lie" – plus the original tunes "Lluvia", "One On One", "Nightshades", and "Atlantis Pompeii & Athens". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Tom Lellis & The Metropole OrchestraSkylark ... CD
Adventure Music, 2009. New Copy ... $2.99 15.99
The richest album we've heard so far from vocalist Tom Lellis – a well-done set that has the overlooked singer backed strongly by the Metropole Orchestra! Given the setting, the album reminds us a bit of recent Verve dates from Mark Murphy – a sound that's timeless, yet not in any sort of easy too-standard way – very fresh charts for the orchestral backings, and heartfelt lyrics from Lellis that are never lost in the larger setting. Some tunes sparkle with creative changes in the vocals, while others are delivered in straighter ballad modes – both forms that Tom handles perfectly – and titles include "Mountain Flight", "Milton's Moment", "Tell Me A Bedtime Story", "Love Is", "Straight Up & Down", and "Taken To Heart". CD

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Elmore LeonardCharlie Martz & Other Stories – The Unpublished Stories ... Book
Harper, 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 25.99
Some of the earliest work ever written by Elmore Leonard – a range of short stories from the 50s, some of which were even created while Leonard was working in the advertising business! The later Leonard style is definitely in effect here, but the stories are also shorter, more focused, and with a very sharp punch – more in line with postwar crime/detective pulp styles, with maybe a dose of Hemmingway – and without all the later twists, turns, and key complications that Leonard often brought to his famous books! The result is some great hard crime writing – with locales that stretch from Detroit jazz clubs to south of the border bullfight rings – all marked by a great sense of dialogue, which really moves the stories along sharply. 330 pages, softcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Los Muchachos LocosBongos ... LP
Grand Award, 1960. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Teo MaceroTeo Macero With The Prestige Jazz Quartet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $19.99
One of the few 50s small group sessions recorded by Teo Macero as a leader – and one of the best! Macero's probably better known both for his work as an arranger, and as a producer of famous albums at bigger labels – but here, he's working with a quintet in a laidback vibe that really showcases his talents on the tenor saxophone! The sound is quite modern – with Teddy Charles on vibes and Mal Waldron on piano – both working in more angular styles, with lots of tones and chromes that recall their own best work as leaders at the time. And Macero's horn cuts through these instruments with a sometimes-soulful edge, similar to some of the use of tenor in Charles Mingus' work of the period (no surprise, as Macero had worked with Mingus!) Titles include "What's Not", "Polody", "Ghost Story", "Please Don't Go Now", and "Just Spring". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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MadonnaEverybody (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1982. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $8.99
An early groover from Madonna – a lot more street-sounding than some of her later work, thanks to some nice electro production from Mark Kamins! The track starts with a breathy spoken vocal – one that's almost nicer than the main lyric, which gets a bit thin at times – but which is also mostly carried by the snapping popping kind of beats of the tune. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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David MaranissOnce In A Great City – A Detroit Story (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 32.50
Not just a book on Motown – despite the image of The Supremes on the cover – but a story of Detroit itself – told as a series of intersecting paths that include the famous soul music label, as well as all the manufacturers, cultures, communities, and political forces that were shaping the city in the early 60s. The decline of Detroit has been a story for decades now – but David Maraniss looks at the city in the years before the fall – focusing on 1963, where he shows that tensions were already strong in some sectors, and the ground upon which so much was being built could easily shift and allow the whole thing to topple. The book is one of the most fascinating city portraits we've ever read – with lessons that are still completely essential to the 21st Century urban environment – and the whole thing is 441 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Martha & The VandellasDance Party ... LP
Gordy, 1964. Good+ ... $4.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – but which also offers a lot more than you might expect – way more than just a few cash-in dancefloor tunes! True, the whole thing's pretty lively – and titles include the group's seminal version of "Dancing In The Street" – still the only version you'll really ever need, despite years and years of countless covers that always fall short of the mark. But the set's also got a wonderful range that really displays the lead power of Martha Reeves – hewn tightly to the supporting Vandellas backups – and filled with a rich sense of feeling on titles that include the classic "Nowhere To Run", plus other Motown goodies like "Hitch Hike", "Mickey's Monkey", and "The Jerk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, with splitting seams.)

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Pat MartinoLive At Yoshi's ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. CD artwork has a small cutout mark.)

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Mashuun/Magic 69Underground Made In Styria ... LP
Golden Pavilion (Portugal), 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A very raw set of tracks from two Austrian psych bands of the early 70s – presented here in a pretty bold representation of the original concert from 1973! Mashuun have a style that's maybe a bit more poetic than the more straightforward sound of Magic 69 – but both groups mark an evolution of earlier beat group modes into much more freewheeling territory – often a bit too sensitive to be prog, with tighter songs overall – but plenty of new ideas, and lots of fuzzy guitar! Magic 69 are maybe the most hard-rocking, but the presentation of the music has one track from each band interspersed with the other, which creates a nice sense of variety – and almost makes it feel like a more complicated concept album overall. Titles include "Lucky People", "Way Of All Flesh", "Sleeping For Years", "Lost Angeles", "Epitaph", and "Concrete Mixer" by Magic 69 – and "Pussy & Fly", "Be My World", "I Was The Rain", "Hey Sister", and "Violett" by Mashuun. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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John Mayall's Blues BreakersBare Wires ... CD
Deram/London/Rebound, 1968. Used ... $3.99
Another great step forward for the legendary John Mayall – proof that he was never just content to copy American blues modes, and always willing to bring something new to the table! Although steeped in sounds from the delta on up to Chicago, the record's also got a hipper, almost trippier feel at times too – long-winding interplay between the guitar and organ, and some slow-building rhythms that shake off blues stereotypes, and mark Mayall as having an equal ear for forward-thinking 60s rockers. The group here is great – with Mick Taylor on guitar, Henry Lowther on cornet, Chris Mercer on tenor, and Dick Heckstall-Smith on tenor and soprano sax – all playing in a freely creative mode that stands the test of time surprisingly well Titles include "I'm A Stranger", "Harley Quits", "Killing Time", "Sandy", "She's Too Young", and "No Reply". CD

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Curtis MayfieldGot To Find A Way ... LP
Curtom, 1974. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A great album that's often overlooked amidst the flurry of early 70's releases on Curtom, but which stands as one of Mayfield's greatest from the 70s! In fact, we'd say that the album's one that we enjoy putting on more than most – because the songs are less familiar, and not nearly as played-out as some of Curtis' bigger hits. The production style's still the same – with plenty of rumbling funky soul, arranged by Rich Tufo in that classic Curtom mode – and you can't beat Curtis' vocals on songs like "Mother's Son", "Love Me (Right In the Pocket)", "A Prayer", and "Ain't No Love Lost". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with lyric insert! Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Kate & Anna McGarrigleMcGarrigle Hour ... CD
Ryko/Hannibal, 1988. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout mark through digipack barcode.)

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✨✧ Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of BreathProcession – Live At Toulouse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Amazing music from Chris McGregor and his legendary Brotherhood Of Breath ensemble – easily one of the most exciting forces in British jazz in the 70s, and one fo the few who was still sounding their best in the latter half of the decade! McGregor's got as much bite and burn here as with his famous earlier combo, The Blue Notes – and the lineup here boasts ex-members of that group – Dudu Pukwana on alto, Johnny Dyani on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums – all joining together perfectly with McGregor's long-spun piano lines. The ensemble also features other key British players – Mike Osborne on alto, Evan Parker on tenor, Harry Beckett and Mark Charig on trumpets, and Radu Malfatti on trombone – creating this bold horn section that stretches to the skies on waves of soul! Two lengthy pieces "Sunrise On The Sun" and "Kwaholo" bookend the shorter piece "Sonia". CD features three more tracks not on the original album – "TBS", "Andromeda", and "You Ain't Gonna Know Me Cos You Think You Know Me". CD

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Ethan MichaeliDefender – How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (hardcover) ... Book
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 32.00
We're ultra-proud to be Chicagoans – and one of the many things that makes is proud is The Chicago Defender – our city's famous African-American newspaper, easily one of the best and most important in a long legacy of progressive 20th Century publications! This very hefty book tells the full tale of the Defender – offering up hundreds of pages that look not just at the paper's history, but also its role in the segregated black community of Chicago, and its lasting impact – both at a local and national level. The book is extremely well-researched, and written by an author who was also part of the Defender staff in its later years – and the whole thing clocks in at a whopping 633 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Jerzy MilianCirculations 1966 to 1969 – Belgian Scores/Beyond Third Stream ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Brilliant work from Polish jazz legend Jerzy Milian – all rare sides recorded in Brussels during the late 60s – and very different than some of his other material on record at the time! Much of the work here was done with the larger BRT Jazz Orchestra – an excellent large ensemble who work through Milian's music with the mixture of ensemble dexterity and individual voices that you'd find in some of Oliver Nelson's most sophisticated work of the time – a side of Jerzy's talents that we've never fully heard realized this strongly, and which comes as quite a surprise! The recording quality on all tracks is great, and almost all numbers are quite long – past the ten minute mark, and full of complex ideas and rich colors, while still also managing to swing. Titles include "Pieces For Friend", "Two E & One F", "Polish Folk Suite", "Instrumental Dialogues", and "Circulations". CD

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Marlui MirandaRevivencia ... LP
Memoria (Brazil), 1981. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Great work from Marlui Miranda – a hip Brazilian artist who's often got a bit of jazz in her music! The set features Marlui on guitar and vocals – with Nelson Ayres on piano, Nico Assumpcao on bass, and Roberto Sion on flute! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve and insert. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker.)

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James MoodyBeyond This World ... LP
Vanguard, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Hip arrangements by Tom McIntosh – with Mark Grey on keyboards, Jimmy Johnson on percussion, Herb Bushler on bass, and both Billy Butler and Carl Lynch on guitars. Titles include "The Television Song", "Love Was The Cause", "Nairobi To Soulville", "Dis Kom Blu Ba Late Me Baby", and "Put Your Shoes On Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Lee MooreGram Of Boogie – The Story Of Lee Moore – Score Records & LM Records Memphis 1979 to 1989 (5LP set) ... LP
Past Due, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 5LP ... $54.99 85.99
A lost legacy in clubby soul – a huge amount of work from singer/producer Lee Moore – a post-Stax talent on the Memphis scene, and an artist who also made a bit of a mark on the New York scene! The "boogie" in the title is a very good indication of the groove going on here – as many tracks are in a post-disco mode that's solidly funky club from the pre-house years – lots of basslines, and sometimes a bit of keyboards and more electronic touches, depending on the setting! The range of work here is really wonderful – as the set begins with a 2LP set of all the singles that Moore recorded during the time – then goes on to feature three rare albums too, each showing a different side of Lee's talents! One of the sets is from his unusual Le'Gamby group – an electro soul outfit with a very strong New York streetbeat vibe – and another album features Lee's late gospel group Divinity – one of those underground combos who still worked with plenty of secular soul in the mix! There's also a reissue of Lee's rare album Free & Easy – originally issued by the Score label in Memphis, as was much of this material – and the whole thing comes together with a detailed set of notes on the man and his music. Titles include "Get Off (part 1)", "Do You Feel Like A Party (12" mix)", "Reachin Out For Your Love (12" mix)", "Let's Do It", "Secret Lover", "The Coast Is Clear, "Blue Skies", "One Lover To Another", and "Jammin On A Gram Of Love" by Lee Moore; "Double OO Too Sweet", "Whippin", "Sweet Baby", and "Asmeralda" by Le'Gamby; "Ten Toes Up Ten Down", "What Do You Do For Love", "You Can Bet I'll Get You Yet", and "What's In The Dark" by Subway featuring Wave, "The First Family" and "Slow Motion" by The First Family; "Watch Over Me", "Stay", "He's Coming", and "Come To Me" by Divinity; and "Changing Times" by Alien. LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank Morgan with Cedar WaltonEasy Living (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1985. Used ... $24.99
A great date from the later revival years of altoist Frank Morgan – thanks to a warm performance from the Cedar Walton trio! One of the great things about late Morgan is the way in which he's able to really fit himself into different settings – still holding onto his soulful roots, but also fluidly picking up the best elements of the groups he works with – such as the rich tones and soaring styles that Walton brings to this session! Cedar's piano always sounds great with a horn, and the warmth in Morgan's alto is quite a different match than some of Walton's tenor-driven sessions – and bassist Tony Dumas and drummer Billy Higgins keep things in just the right subtle side of the spectrum to fit the mood. Titles include "The Rubber Man", "Yes & No", "Manha De Carnaval", "Now's The Time", "Three Flowers", and "Third Street Blues". CD
(Out of print. Rear tray card has a small cutout mark.)

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MossieHave Heart Have Money ... CD
Sickwidit/Jive, 1997. Used ... $9.99
Pre-hyphy Bay Area rap, featuring E-40 on "Nobody. . ." and Suga T on "Gotta Get That Scrill". CD
(Out of print. Small cutout mark through barcode.)

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Teruo NakamuraManhattan Special (aka Song Of The Birds) ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Seminal work from bassist Teruo Nakamura – one of the few Japanese fusion players of the 70s to make a bit of a splash over on this side of the Pacific, thanks to wickedly soulful work like this! Teruo's getting some great help here from a handful of American players – including the legendary Harry Whitaker on electric piano, fresh from some key work with Roy Ayers – plus Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, and Mark Gray on additional keys. In addition, album's filled with guest appearances that range from Herbie Hancock to Lani Groves to Art Webb, and others – and the groove is a mixture of spacey funky and smoother, more soul-oriented tracks – sometimes with bigger backings, in kind of a Kudu Records sort of mode. Lots of nice numbers – including "Wiggle Worm", "Mr Cherry & Mr T", "Sunrise In Africa", "Mescalito", and "Firefly". LP, Vinyl record album

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New BirthBlind Baby ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A classic album by this righteous soul collective – and one that shows them taking a strong step away from their work at RCA with Harvey Fuqua. This one has the group (ever-enormous as always!) absorbing some of the other elements of modern soul that were floating around at the time – and they make a nice mark for themselves on the album's mix of ballad tracks and uptempo numbers. Titles include "Blind Man", "Blind Baby", "Dream Merchant", "Forever", "I Remember Well", and "Granddaddy" LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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David NewmanFire – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Atlantic, 1988. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout mark.)

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Cam NewtonWelcome Aliens ... LP
Inner City, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A bright-toned fusion set from Cam Newton – one that certainly gives a positive spin on the idea of an alien invasion! Cam plays some interesting guitars here – a "stereo classical guitar" and a 12-string acoustic – and he works with a host of interesting players too – all musicians who give the record a pretty interesting groove, and one that's much more towards the hipper indie side of the fusion spectrum. Jim Pepper plays tenor and soprano sax, David Leslie on piano and keyboards, Mark Isham on trumpet and French Horn, and Pat O'Hearn on bass. The groove is sparkling, but never slick at all – kind of a warm reaffirmation that intimate, spontaneous fusion dates like this could still be cut at the start of the 80s. Titles include "Recent Developments", "The Theme", "Up The River", "Water Baby's Chant", "Heroic Proportions", and "Cumulus Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Off Broadway USAOn ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small mark from sticker removal on back.)

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Orquesta AkokanOrquesta Akokan ... CD
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A record that may well single-handedly mark the huge shift in American/Cuban relations in years to come – as the set's a tremendous project between the New York forces of Daptone Records, and the overlooked genius of the younger scene in Havana! Make no mistake, this isn't your usual Daptone funk – but instead, the label has found a way to allow this group to really rise to the height of their powers – no overdone trappings, as they might get on a bigger label – and instead, a raw sound that's very classic – yet without sounding slavish to any ideals of Havana in the pre-Castro years either. There's such wonderful warmth and energy on the record – as both singer Jose Pepito Gomez and the musicians find this perfect balance – percussion that's nice and raw, horns that are tight but have modern inflections, and a production style that's warm and woody, but never slick at all. Includes "Mambo Rapidito", "La Corbata Barata", "Un Tabaco Pra Elegua", "Otro Nivel", "La Cosa","Yo Soy Para Ti", "A Gozar La Vida" and more. CD
Also available Orquesta Akokan (with download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Orquesta AkokanOrquesta Akokan (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
A record that may well single-handedly mark the huge shift in American/Cuban relations in years to come – as the set's a tremendous project between the New York forces of Daptone Records, and the overlooked genius of the younger scene in Havana! Make no mistake, this isn't your usual Daptone funk – but instead, the label has found a way to allow this group to really rise to the height of their powers – no overdone trappings, as they might get on a bigger label – and instead, a raw sound that's very classic – yet without sounding slavish to any ideals of Havana in the pre-Castro years either. There's such wonderful warmth and energy on the record – as both singer Jose Pepito Gomez and the musicians find this perfect balance – percussion that's nice and raw, horns that are tight but have modern inflections, and a production style that's warm and woody, but never slick at all. Includes "Mambo Rapidito", "La Corbata Barata", "Un Tabaco Pra Elegua", "Otro Nivel", "La Cosa","Yo Soy Para Ti", "A Gozar La Vida" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Orquesta Akokan ... CD 12.99

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Jackie ParisSings The Lyrics Of Ira Gershwin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Time (Japan), 1960. Used ... $24.99
Great stuff from Jackie Paris – one of the hipper male vocalists of the 50s, a singer that we'd rank in an elite small group with Mark Murphy or Matt Dennis for cool small combo singing! The album's one of Jackie's best – based around Gershwin tunes, but done with a hip jazzy feel – great small combo backing from players who include Phil Bodner on flute and sax, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Eddie Costa on vibes, and Roy Haynes on drums – all musicians who keep things cool throughout. Titles include "Girl Of The Moment", "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block", "Sure Thing", "My Ship", "One Life To Live", and "For The Life of Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerNow's The Time – The Revolutionary Charlie Parker ... CD
Savoy, Mid 40s. Used ... $2.99
Vintage Savoy material from Charlie Parker – the virtual birth of bebop! CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Charlie ParkerVery Best Of Bird ... LP
Dial/Warner, Late 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
An essential set of tracks – as it includes most of the best master takes from Parker's legendary Dial Recordings! The material is floating around a lot on CD these days, but this great set is just about the best way you can hook yourself up with the tracks on vinyl – as it includes superior packaging and nice notes! Titles include "Bird's Nest", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Cool Blues", "Relaxin At Camarillo", "Bongo Bop", "Ornithology", and "Moose The Mooche". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from price sticker removal.)

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✨✧ PartAdam's Lament – Kaljuste/Latvian Radio Choir/Sinfonietta Riga/Vox Clamantis/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2011. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Includes original slipcase! Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ PartSymphony No 4/Kanon Pokajanen (excerpts) – Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic/Kalijuste/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2010. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Includes orgiainl slipcase. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Pazant BrothersSkunk Juice – Dirty Funk From The Big Apple ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Mindblowing funk from one of the greatest combos on the New York scene of the early 70s – Pazant Brothers Eddie & Al, heard here on a host of their greatest recordings! The album is overstuffed with horn-heavy funky grooves that mark the Pazants as one of the hottest things going at the time – snapping on the beat with a tightness learned from their old boss Pucho, but also a willingness to explore brassier grooves in a style that seems to be influenced from the New Orleans and Texas scenes of the late 60s. Producer/arranger Edward Bland had a good hand in much of this work – giving the tracks a gritty, nitty, Perception/Today kind of groove – and a few of the very best numbers on the record even bring in some wicked scratchy guitar into the mix! The package features work from a host of early singles for the RCA and GWP, and a few tracks that only got exposure in the later CD years, but from the same period – and titles include "Fly Vines", "Chicken Scratch", "A Gritty Nitty", "New Orleans", "Fever", "Hi Heel Sneakers", "Why I Sing The Blues", "Work Song", "Toe Jam", "Juicy Lucy", "We Got More Soul", and the original RCA version of "Skunk Juice". LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Pettiford/Barry GalbraithManhattan Jazz Septette ... LP
Coral, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $16.99
Wonderful work by Oscar Pettiford! Manhattan Jazz Septette is a nice mid 50s effort from– with a sound that ranges from an easy-going, lightly swinging style to full on, dexterous workouts! The arrangements by Manny Alban really allows for a lot of tight grooving from a stellar group – including Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Osie Johnson on drums, Urbie Green on trombone, Hal McKusick on alto, and Eddie Costa on piano and vibes! Titles include "King Porter Stomp", "Never Never Land", "Like Listen", "Rapid Transit", the great Herbie Mann showcase "Flute Cocktail", My Shining Hour" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a mark from an old sticker in one spot, but is nice overall)

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PharcydeBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (2LP colored vinyl – 25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1992. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 29.99
The essential early 90s classic by The Pharcyde, the group's high water mark, and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the era! Along with Del and the Souls Of Mischief, the Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to achieve any kind of widespread popularity using the uniquely loopy, funhouse kinda of vibe of De La Soul, Black Sheep and Tribe Called Quest in their lighter moments. Features the classics "Passing Me By", "Soul Flower", "Ya Mama", "I'm That Type Of Ni@*a", "Officer", "4 Better Or 4 Worse", "Return Of The B-Boys", and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP colored vinyl.)

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Piirpauke/Tapio Tuominen Trio/Pori Big Band/TapiolJazz Liisa 15 & 16 ... CD
Svart (Finland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Four different performances from the Finnish scene of the 70s – really showing the vibrant energy of that corner of the jazz world at the time, even if the rest of the world wasn't paying attention! First up is Piirpauke – a group that effortlessly rolls between electric and acoustic elements, balancing the soulful expressions of reedman Sakari Kukko with the keyboards of Otto Romanowski and guitar of Hasse Walli. Most of the group members play percussion at points – which seems to give them an organic sensibility that comes through in the performance – as tunes build without ever jamming too much, even when things get slightly offbeat. Titles include "Kuunnousu", "Nonevitsan Kirkonkellot", and "Sven Ali". Next are three tracks by the Tapio Tuominen Trio – a group that really has the lead tenorist Tapio soaring out with quickly-creative solos – borrowing a bit of a page from the Sonny Rollins book, as he works here with bassist Jorma Koivulehto and drummer Jukka Wasama – but also getting more expressive with elements borrowed from the influence of Albert Ayler. Titles include "Traps In The South Bronx", "Untitled Original 1", and "Untitled Original 2". Next is work by the Pori Big Band – a sweet group that has full colors in the ensemble passages, but then also features some great solo sounds from players who include Kari Sarpila on tenor, Seppo Tyni on guitar, Reijo Widbom on trumpet, and Ilkka Karumo on alto. Tracks are nicely structured – and include "Back To Pori" and the especially nice soulful tune "Ladies First". Tapiola Big Band complete the set – a group that's also large, but which has some nice spiritual currents too – as they open up on two long tracks that go past the 10 minute mark. Soloist include Teemu Salminen on tenor, Esko Heikkinen on flugelhorn, Petri Juutilainen on trombone, and Jukka Linkola on piano – and titles include "Black Mother" and "Yksi Ruusu On Kasvanut Kaaksossa" – the last of which is a traditional tune re-arranged by Eero Koivistoinen. CD

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Popera CosmicLes Esclaves ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About June 30, 2018
Spearheaded by François Wertheimer (songwriter for Vangelis, Barbara and BYG Records), composed with future Jodorowsky soundtracker and genius all-rounder Guy Skornik, and based on an embryonic concept co-conspired by a teenage Jean-Michel Jarre, this instantly deleted 1969 recording is a true essential for any outernationalradicalised record collection. With credentials that mark the birth of the cosmic funk (later disco) that helped shape the influential sound of France today, this LP also includes the first pressed instrumentals by members of Space Art, some of the best orch rock arrangements by William Sheller (Lux Aeterna, Eriotissimo) and orchestrator Paul Piot (Jean Rollin), as well as sitar psych benchmarks courtesy of uber legend Serge Franklin – all pinned down by the rhythm section that would later be known to prog aficionados as Alice. (Finders Keepers) LP, Vinyl record album

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Pori Big Band/Tapiola Big BandJazz Liisa 16 ... LP
Svart (Finland), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $24.99
Compelling large group work from the Finnish scene of the 70s! First up is the Pori Big Band – a sweet group that has full colors in the ensemble passages, but then also features some great solo sounds from players who include Kari Sarpila on tenor, Seppo Tyni on guitar, Reijo Widbom on trumpet, and Ilkka Karumo on alto. Tracks are nicely structured – and include "Back To Pori" and the especially nice soulful tune "Ladies First". Tapiola Big Band complete the set – a group that's also large, but which has some nice spiritual currents too – as they open up on two long tracks that go past the 10 minute mark. Soloist include Teemu Salminen on tenor, Esko Heikkinen on flugelhorn, Petri Juutilainen on trombone, and Jukka Linkola on piano – and titles include "Black Mother" and "Yksi Ruusu On Kasvanut Kaaksossa" – the last of which is a traditional tune re-arranged by Eero Koivistoinen. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Chano Pozo & Arsenio RodriguezLegendary Sessions ... CD
Tumbao (Spain), 1953. Used ... $18.99
Chano Pozo is best known as the conga player who helped Dizzy Gillespie get into his Afro Cuban bebop bag in the late 40's. Although Pozo died at a tragically young age, he left a strong mark on Latin music that still resonates today. This CD features a number of recordings that Pozo cut with Cuban guitarist Arsenio Rodriguez in the 40's when Rodriguez was visiting New York, plus a number of records taht Rodriguez made on a later visit to the US. The sound is very raw, with a tight early Afro Cuban groove, and the kind of Latin jazz sound that the two players helped to establish. Tracks include "Rhumba En Swing", "Seven Seven", "Tocoloro", "Paso En Tampa", and "Tintorera Ya Llego". CD
(Out of print.)

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PrinceBatdance (batmix, vicki vale mix)/200 Balloons ... 12-inch
Warner, 1989. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99 12.98
Well, the single maybe wasn't the thing that put the first Batman movie over the top – but as a sidebar, it is a well-remembered moment in the Prince catalog – and the 12" features some compelling help from William Orbit and Mark Moore on both of the remixes! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Marcus PrintupUnveiled ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Ras Michael & The Sons Of NegusNone A Jah Jah Children (with bonus tracks) ... CD
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.99
Righteous sounds from Ras Michael and The Sons Of Negus – easily one of the most powerful groups of the rastafari years in reggae! The album's got a very deep feel right from the start – not just because the lyrics and vocals are very powerful, but also because the group features a strong ensemble of nyabinghi drummers, who help take the music back to pre-reggae roots with their performance – which is mixed here with more familiar basslines and guitar that mark the mid 70s recording of the tunes. Production is by Tommy Cowan, who keeps things stripped-down enough to really let the core spirit of the music show through – and the tracks have achieved legendary status over the years, thanks both to their political power and purity of spirit. Titles include "Truth & Right", "Mr Brown", "None A Jah Jah Children", "Mr Wicked Man", "Give Love", "Booma Yeah", "No Hoppers", and "Zion Land". 2CD version features 22 tracks in all – lots of bonus material, including "Babylon", "A New Name Jah Got", "Over The Mountain", "Chant Out The Wicked", "Birds In The Treetop", "Georges Lane", and "Jah Glory". CD

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Ray Goodman & BrownOpen Up ... LP
Polydor, 1982. Sealed ... $6.99
A great 80s set from Ray Goodman & Brown – a trio whose vocal talents never dimmed as the years went on – and who prove to be a perfect fit for the slightly more modern style of this LP! The album's got plenty of keyboards from Lou Toby, who also joins the group a bit on backing vocals – and the best cuts hit a mellow stepping sort of groove that's totally great – an 80s update of the gentle harmony sound of the group's fame as The Moments, but often with a sly little rhythmic undercurrent. Titles include "Saying Goodbye Is Easy", "It Was Always You", "If We Open Up", "Love Minus One", "Taking Chances", "After All", "You Turned My World Around", and "Take Me To The Top Of Your Mountain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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RecordsRecords ... LP
Virgin, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp, hype and tracklist stickers, and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Elis Regina & Zimbo TrioO Fino Do Fino ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... About May 25, 2018
The legendary Zimbo Trio backs up Elis Regina in this early set of bossa tracks recorded in 1965. Elis is young, but her voice has already hit the depth of feeling that would mark her as one of the best jazz vocalists in Brazil. Tracks include versions of Edu Lobo's "Cheganca", "Zambi", and "Cancao Do Amanhecer", plus "Samba Novo", "Chuva", and a great reading of "Aruanda", with hard bossa lines throughout! CD

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REMDead Letter Office ... LP
IRS, 1987. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Rita ReysToday – Recorded In London ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
An incredibly groovy record from Dutch singer Rita Reys – quite possibly her grooviest ever, thanks to some very hip London touches from the Scott Walker team of Peter Knight on arrangements and Johnny Franz on production! At the end of the 60s, London was definitely one of the hippest places for a vocalist to work – a place where singers like Elis Regina, Blossom Dearie, and Ella Fitzgerald all opened up their talents tremendously. Rita does the same here – working with instrumentation that's full, flowing, and perfectly pitched to handle both the upbeat moments on the record, and the more contemplative ones – cast out over a well-chosen batch of tunes that go way beyond the standards! Titles include "The Moment Of Truth", "Soon It's Gonna Rain", "Our Language Of Love", "Sing A Rainbow", "You'd Better Love Me", "More Than You Know", and "Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Dutch pressing! NOTE: record has a very light warp, but plays fine. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker in one corner.)

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RhymefestBlue Collar ... LP
Allido/J Records, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
The (way too) long-awaited album from Chicago's Rhymefest – featuring standout production by the mighty No ID, Cool & Dre, Mark Ronson and others, plus a big hooky track from Just Blaze for good measure – and appearances by Kanye, Mike Payne, Mikkey & Bump J, Mario, and a goofy send off from the late ODB! We've been flying the flag for Rhymefest from his appearances on mixtapes, at one point literally BEGGING the world to pay attention, and we couldn't be happier that he's not only got a national platform w/Mark Ronson's Allido label, but he was actually allowed shine in his tried-and-true fashion (hence the title), rather than copping to a big star hip hop celebrity makeover. On top of that, any cat who a) rhymes over a Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings sample on his major label debut, and b) manages to make a Strokes sample sound funky (with a little help from Ronson) deserves the f***in' spotlight. Includes "Feel Free (Intro)" feat Q-Tip, "Dynomite (Going Postal)", the great single "Brand New" feat Kanye West, "Chicago-Rillas" feat Mikkey & Bump J, "Stick", "All Girls Cheat" feat Mario, "Sister" feat Mike Payne, "Bullet" feat Citizen Cope", "Build Me Up" feat ODB and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a J Records sleeve.)

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SeaquenceMix Faze ... LP
Aidqueen/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The cover looks a bit sci-fi, but the music is very down to earth – rare tracks recorded on the San Diego scene at the start of the 80s by a local group with a great ear for a groove! The music's funky, but often has a lot more going on too – some jazzier flourishes in the instrumentation that mark the set as one of those more sophisticated sets that got lost in the underground – grooves by a group who were never going to hit the disco scene, but also more of a soul act than a jazz one too. Singer Tommy Washington leads the group, and there's some mighty nice keyboard and guitar elements in the mix. Titles include "Get Down Party", "Good Better Best", "On The Corner", "T Bone Funk", "Loving", "Life", and "Seaquence". LP, Vinyl record album

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ShalamarFriends ... CD
Solar/Sanctuary (UK), 1982. Used ... $6.99
A key album in the legendary 80s run of Shalamar – and a set that gets a tremendous amount out of a very stripped-down sound! The sound of Shalamar builds from a bit of bass, some snapping drums, waves of keyboards, and especially great vocals – warm and sweet, but never too commercial – despite the hit status of an album like this. If anything, the group have a style that's a bit more relaxed and personal than some of their contemporaries on the Solar Records scene at the time – one that matches the friendly title, and unassuming cover image of the set. Titles include "A Night To Remember", "Playing To Win", "Friends", "On Top Of The World", "Help Me", "There It Is", "I Can Make You Feel Good", and "I Don't Wanna Be The Last To Know". CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)
Also available Friends ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ George ShearingLike Fine Wine ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2004. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Barcode has a mark.)

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Don ShirleyPiano Arrangements Of Famous Spirituals ... LP
Cadence, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some edge wear, a mark from sticker removal, and small split in the bottom seam.)

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SlaveSlave ... LP
Cotillion, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
Far and away the band's best record! The album's got a fresh funk sound that takes an earlier 70s ensemble style and slicks it down a bit – but thanks to some great drum work by Tim Dozier (Steve Arrington had yet to join the band), and a subtle riffing bass style by Mark Adams, the band had a groove that was quite revolutionary, and which set them apart from the legions of funk imitators that were springing up at the end of the 70s. The high points of the album is the band's seminal "Slide", which is followed up with "Son Of Slide" – and both tracks have these amazing dark repetitive grooves that have really stood the test of time (thanks in part to a famous sample by Tribe Called Quest!) Other tracks include "You & Me", "Party Hardy", "Screw Your Wig On Tite", and "Separated". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a tracklist sticker, and some wear.)

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Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
An orchestral homage to Dr Dre spearheaded by Brooklyn's Sylvester Onyejiaka, aka Sly5thAve – fleshing out hooks and melodies from throughout Dre's career, from classic singles to deep cuts, into large scale jazzy soul – with a stellar roster of guests including Mark De Clive-Lowe, DJ Center, Quantic, Jimetta Rose and more! It's pretty diverse, capturing timeless Cali funk & soul backdrops as well as slightly more stripped down live band hip hop-style versions, and mostly, but not entirely instrumentals. One exception is "Let Me Ride" with singer Jimetta Rose, who delivers some great, spontaneously emotional vocals – but the whole set is excellent – and titles includes "Shiznit" with Jessie Fisher, "California", "Drelude For Woo" feat Mark De Clive-Lowe, "No Diggity" feat Sydney Driver, "The Jam" feat Matthias Loescher, "Who Am I" feat Paul Wilson, "Still Dre", "My Name Is" feat Robert Searight, "Guilty Conscience", "Nuthin' But A G Thang" feat Brad Allen Williams, "The Edge" feat Quantic, "Next Episode", "Peace" and more. CD

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Jimmy SmithDefinitive Jimmy Smith ... CD
Blue Note/Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Neal Smith QuintetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Drummer Neal Smith has a hell of a group here – Eric Alexander on tenor, Steve Wilson on alto, Mark Whitfield on guitar, and Mulgrew Miller on piano – a lineup that he more than lives up to with his tight leadership, and great choice of material for the date! The tunes include two numbers by Tom McIntosh – a telling inclusion, given the way the album brings together the same strands of soul, swinging, and cerebral that McIntosh brought to his compositions in the early 60s. Smith's got a great way of bringing out the most sensitive aspects of the tunes, while still setting the players free to find their own voice – thanks partly to the long takes on these live recordings – and titles include "Fifty Six", "Stew Peas", "A Portrait Of You", "With Malice Towards None", "The Cup Bearers", and "Junior". CD

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Stanislaw SojkaBlublula ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Wicked stuff – and a vocalist we'd love to know more about! Stan's a hip Polish singer with a really wonderful sound – an open-ended 70s approach that draws on influences from Leon Thomas and Mark Murphy, yet which also has a gutsy quality that's all its own – personal and spontaneous, in a way that almost makes you feel that Stan's making the tunes up on the spot. The album's a quartet session led by pianist Wojciech Karolak, and doesn't look like much at first, but the way Stan puts the songs over is incredible – gently grooving and bluesing with the backings, not really scatting, but really working the tones in a way that we've never heard from another singer. One of the highlights of the set is a great version of Gary Bartz's "I've Known Rivers", and other tunes include versions of "Blue Monk", "Doxy", "Naima", and "All Blues". CD

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SpinnersYesterday Today & Tomorrow ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Sealed ... $4.99
A sweet sweet set from The Spinners – and a record that's more "today" than "yesterday", given the tight 70s arrangements from Thom Bell! Bell's Philly approach is still perfect for the group – unlocking their harmonies in very different ways than back in their Motown roots – and the set's got a wicked balance between these sublime slow ballads and some uptempo numbers that bubble like the best of the group's clubby contemporaries. And in the best Philly style, the set even features a few longer tracks that push the 8 minute mark – kind of soul symphonies, of the sort you'd be much more likely to hear from Gamble & Huff – and which really work well with the group's maturing vocal approach. Titles include "I'm Riding Your Shadow (Down To Love)", "You're Throwing A Good Love Away", "Honey I'm In Love With You", "I Must Be Living For A Broken Heart", "Just To Be With You", "Me & My Music", "You're The Love Of My Life", and "I Found Love (When I Found You)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mavis StaplesYou Are Not Alone ... LP
Anti, 2010. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A rawly beautiful set from Mavis Staples – produced by Jeff Tweedy, and we think it's her best of the past decade! There's a roomy, lived in vibe that's achingly effective on this one – the core group is her road band, with additional players including Tweedy, Patrick Sansone, Mark Greenberg, Richard Parenti, and the angelic backing vocals of Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor. Includes a pair of new originals written for Mavis by Jeff Tweedy – the soulful and spirited "You Are Not Alone" and the sly, swaggery "Only The Lord Knows" – plus roosty soul reworkings of traditionals "In Christ There Is No East Or West", "Creep Along Moses" and "Wonderful Savoir", the Roebuck Staples gems "Don't Knock" and "Downward Road, Allen Toussaint's "Last Train", the Rev. Gary Davis penned "I Belong To The Band" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dakota StatonMore Than The Most ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Titles include "Good Bye", "Love Walked In", "Walkin By The River", "East Of The Sun", "High On A Windy Hill", and "It's You Or No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has half split seams and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Rex Stewart & Wingy ManoneTrumpet Jive (Trumpet Jive/Happy Jazz Of Rex Stewart) ... CD
Prestige, 1945/1960. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print, barcode has a small cutout mark.)

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StraightjacketbazookaLong Pig ... LP
White, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Kunihiko SuganoShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1976. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Japanese pianist Kunihiko Sugano works here with some strings in the background – but also in a mode that's a lot hipper than you'd expect! The group is very hip – with lively percussion from Minoru Ishiyama at points, and Fender Rhodes and solina from Takeshi Shibuya – who also handled the arrangements, and keeps the long tracks sounding a lot hipper than you'd guess from the titles! Tunes include nice long takes of "Manha De Carnaval", "Felicidade", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record has a cosmetic mark that's mostly fine, but clicks for just a bit in one spot. Otherwise great – and includes insert. Top cover seam has a small split.)

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Andy SummersGreen Chimneys – The Music Of Thelonious Monk ... CD
BMG/RCA, 1999. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print, mark through digipack barcode.)

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Sylvia SymsFabulous Sylvia Syms ... LP
20th Century, 1964. Very Good ... $6.99
An unusual set from singer Sylvia Syms – with small combo backing by the group of pianist Bernie Leighton – with performances by Kenny Burrell on guitar, Joe Newman on trumpet, and even a bit of tenor from Ben Webster! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Vinyl has a mark that clicks for juts a bit in one spot, and back cover has a few very light notes in pen.)

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TavaresSky High ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A stone 70s classic from Tavares – quite possibly the group's biggest album, and a masterpiece of LA vocal group soul! The album's biggest claim to fame is the massive hit "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel", recorded by the group for this set, but blown to the heights through it's huge use in the film Saturday Night Fever. But although that hit might mark them as a disco group, Tavares are still very much in the strongest style of their best early vocal group sets – coming together magically as a group, even when the rhythms are a bit uptempo, and sounding great on tracks that include "To The Other Man", "The Mighty Power Of Love", "Bein With You", "Ridin High", "Wonderful", and "Guiding Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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Billy TaylorDr T ... CD
GRP, 1993. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print. Cutout mark through barcode.)

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TemptationsTemptations Show ... LP
Gordy, 1969. Sealed ... $16.99
Tracks recorded for a TV show the Temps performed at the height of their popularity at the end of the 60s. The best cuts retain the strong heavy soul fuzzed-out groove of their studio albums – even if the album does feature the group doing material in medley form. For some strange reason, the show (and album) features a guest appearance from Kay Stevens (for some class, perhaps?), plus a more predictable visit from comedian George Kirby. Titles include "Runaway Child, Running Wild", "Somebody's Keeping Score", "Cloud Nine", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", and "Try It Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – sealed! Cover has a cutout mark, and there's one open corner in the shrinkwrap.)

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✨✧ Jacky TerrassonSmile ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Wagner TisoGiselle ... LP
Verve, 1987. Sealed ... $5.99
Features Wagner Tiso on piano and keyboards – with Nivaldo Ornelas on tenor, Mauro Senise on soprano sax, Victor Biglioni on guitar, and Robertinho Silva on drums – plus guest vocals from Milton Nascimento and Lo Borges! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Cal TjaderLa Onda Va Bien ... LP
Concord, 1980. Very Good ... $9.99
A killer set by Cal Tader – every bit as great as some of his best work from earlier years! The album was recorded with a small tight combo – one that features the great Mark Levine on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes, plus flute and percussion by Roger Glenn, and congas and percussion by Poncho Sanchez. The whole thing glides along in a nice blend of electric and acoustic jamming – similar to Cal's best work of the late 60s, and with a stripped down groove that has a lot more fire than the average Concord release! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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Cal Tjader & Carmen McRaeHeat Wave ... LP
Concord, 1982. Very Good+ ... $8.99
In our opinion, Carmen always sounds best when she's singing with a small jazz combo backing her up – which is why we dig this tasty set from the early 80s, recorded with a great group led by Cal! The album's got some nice Latin touches – thanks to piano by Mark Levin, and conga work by Poncho Sanchez – and tunes on the record are a mix of standards and a few more interesting numbers, all delivered with a nice light groove. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Heat Wave", "All In Love Is Fair", "Evil Ways", "Love", "The Visit", and "Speak Low". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TS MonkMonk On Monk ... CD
N2K, 1997. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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U2Desire/Hallelujah Here She Comes ... 7-inch
Island (UK), 1988. Near Mint- Gatefold (pic cover)... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a mark from sticker removal filled in with marker.)

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United Future OrganizationNo Sound Is Too Taboo ... CD
Talkin' Loud/Verve, 1994. Used ... $3.99
UFO's second album – and a great batch of tracks that mix together classic jazz samples, modern beats, odd little snippets from other sources, and wrap the whole thing up with the wit of the Japanese scene! The record's got the same pastiche style as other Japanese combos from the time – but has much more of a respect for a classic jazz sound, as you'll hear on the group's great remake of "Stolen Moments", with some killer vocals by Mark Murphy. Other tracks include "United Future Airlines", "Magic Wand Of Love", "Future Light", "Mistress Of Dance", and "Doopsylalolic". CD
(Out of print.)

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Unlimited TraditionShe's Gone ... CD
Doobie Shea, 1998. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Cutout mark through barcode, some pen inside the booklet.)

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Chucho ValdesBriyumba Palo Congo – Religion Of The Congo ... CD
Blue Note, 1999. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Edgar VareseComplete Works Of Edgar Varese Vol 1 (Complete Works/Music Of Edgar Varese/Sound Spectacular) (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CDs ... $18.99
A trio of albums that represent important early recordings of compositions by groundbreaking sonic genius Edgar Varese! First is the album Complete Works – an early series of recordings supervised by composer Edgard Varese – featuring versions of what were then his complete works! The record begins with two larger pieces – readings of "Integrales" and "Octandre" conducted by Frederic Waldman, working with the New York Wind Ensemble, who provide some very haunting tones, with additional percussion from the Julliard Percussion Orchestra on the first piece, which is a bit more dramatic. Rene Le Roy continues on the flute solo piece "Density 21.5", and the Julliard Percussion Orchestra comes back for a reading of the classic "Ionisation". The last work is one of the most striking – the three-part "Interpolations", which features "organized sound" compositions, realized on magnetic tape – one of Varese's haunting moves into early electronic music! Next is the Columbia album Music Of Edgar Varese – key Robert Craft takes on three earlier compositions, and the debut of "Poeme Electronique", which was created at the 1958 Brussels World Fair! "Ionisation" has a complex mix of percussion instruments, played by thirteen players – with a quality that's almost a key precursor to the music of Harry Partch. "Density 21.5" is a haunting piece for solo flute – filled with unusual tones and textures – and "Integrales" has a fuller orchestral presentation, and a nicely bombastic vibe, with woodwind tones and percussion colliding beautifully! That sound continues in "Octandre" – a 20s composition that shows just how far Varese was ahead of his time – as does "Hyperprism", from the same year, which is even more dramatic. "Poem Electronique" has a very different approach – all analogue electronics, used in an illustration of Varese's concept of "organized sound", but with a feel that's similar to the best musique concrete material of the 50s. Last up is the Columbia album Sound Spectacular – which offers three very different slices of the genius of Edgar Varese – presented here on a set of classic Columbia recordings from the early 60s! "Arcana" is perhaps the most ambitious work here – structured for an orchestra of 120 musicians, 70 of whom are string players – although the core energy of the piece seems to come from the 8 percussionists who handle a wide variety of instruments – creating those stark sounds that mark some of Varese's most important compositions – which the strings, brass, and woodwinds cluster around in equally powerful ways! "Deserts" is a piece that's more subtle, and much longer – mixing a variety of electronic sounds and instrumental moments, with shifting sonic spaces and volumes throughout – all to make up a side-long recording filled with moody moments and more powerful electronic bursts. "Offrandes" is a selection of two songs – in a haunting blend of woodwind instruments, percussion, and trumpet – plus vocals from soprano Dona Precht. CD

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Tony VegaLo Mio Es Amor ... CD
RMM, 1990. Used ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print. Cutout mark through barcode.)

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WaldoLove Don't Grow On Trees ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Very Good ... $19.99
A strange cover, but a mighty soulful set from Waldo – a really cool Columbia Records soul group with Tyrone Lester and James Brown on vocals, plus some sweet keyboards from Calvin Brunson too! The sound is tight, with the keyboards and basslines really setting the groove – with some nice jazzy flourishes that work perfectly with the album's sweet 80s sound! Vocals are quite nice too – and the whole thing's got a less commercial feel than some of its contemporaries – the kind of nicely understated soul record that Columbia could do so well at the time. Titles include "When It Comes To You", "Looks Can Be Deceiving", "You Bring Out The Freak In Me", and "Spend The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click on the first track. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and a small cut mark on the back.)

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Fats WallerTurn On The Heat – The Fats Waller Piano Solos ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 20s/1930s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Ed WardHistory Of Rock & Roll Vol 1 – 1920 to 1963 (hardcover) ... Book
Flatiron Books, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 35.00
A pretty great look at the birth of rock and roll – one that starts way earlier than most other histories, and then gets into a year-by-year format of chapters during the crucial moments! Ed Ward's not above leaning on the bigger names, but also does a good job of pulling out smaller strands in the history – especially moments that might not have seemed important at the time, but which stand as hallmarks for changes taking place, and much bigger shifts to come. Ward's been a rock historian for many years on NPR – and this book is definitely a labor of love – as this first volume is over 400 hefty pages. Hardcover, with a few images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Dinah WashingtonBessie Smith Songbook ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Crystal WatersStoryteller ... CD
Mercury, 1994. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print. Book has a light mark from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Mary WellsYou Beat Me To The Punch/Old Love ... 7-inch
Motown, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ WhispersGetting' Louder ... LP
GRT/Phonogram/Janus (UK), Early 70s. Very Good ... $5.99
An LP collecting the wonderful early work of the Whispers, recorded for the Janus label in the early 70s, a time when the group was really coming into their own! The Janus tracks are some of the most sought-after and hard to find of the group's catalog – and show the LA group stepping forth confidently from the harmony ballads of earlier years, into the sweet uptempo grooves that would make them huge as the 70s wore on. This LP features 13 numbers in all, including "A Mother For My Children", "Where There Is Love", "What More Can A Girl Ask For", "Planets Of Life", "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", "Bingo", "Don't Take Your Love", "Someone's Waiting", "Will You Be Mine", "Somebody Loves You", "I Only Meant To Wet My Feet", "Broken Home" and "Let's Try It Once With Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness, a thin cutout notch, and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ WilcoAM (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise, 1995. Used ... $6.99
A timeless jangly country rock album from a band that didn't sound like it was setting out to reinvent the wheel, even if they ultimately almost did! At the time, pressure was pretty high to live up the preceding legacy of Uncle Tupelo and the contemporaneous debut of Son Volt, but in hindsight, this is just a straight up, no bs, solid, tuneful batch of songs that don't at first seem like they're among best of their kind, until you realize you're humming and singing them to yourself days, years and decades later! Includes "I Must Be High", "I Thought I Held You", "Dash 7", "Blue Eyed Soul", "Shouldn't Be Ashamed", "It's Just That Simple", "Casino Queen" and more. Deluxe edition includes 8 previously unissued outtakes and liner notes by John Stirratt. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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John WilliamsClose Encounters Of The Third Kind – Collector's Edition Soundtrack ... CD
Arista, 1977. Used ... $15.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout mark through barcode)

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William Julius Wilson & Richard P TaubThere Goes The Neighborhood – Racial, Ethnic, & Class Tensions In Four Chicago Neighborhoods & Their Meaning For America ... Book
Vintage, 2006. New Copy ... $5.99 14.95
A fascinating look at our fair city of Chicago – a city of neighborhoods, which are often very separate and divided – as you'll discover in this detailed look at four of them by William Julius Wilson and Richard P Taub! The volume follows on Chicago classics like Black Metropolis, but looks at things from a more contemporary process – as the evolving areas of the city continue to be a microcosm of larger issues in the country, which is obviously one of the directions the authors are taking the project. Research was very detailed – done with the assistance of a number of graduate students – but the information is nicely distilled, in a combination of ethnographic and sociological methods that combine data and dialogue. The project is great – and our main complaint as Chicagoans is that it's just lacking in a map and addresses – but that's something that will hardly bother a reader outside of the Windy City. 227 pages, softcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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WinansYesterday, Today & Tomorrow ... CD
Light, 1985. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutotut mark.)

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Amy WinehouseBack To Black ... LP
Universal, 2006. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
An incredible album from Amy Winehouse – even way better than her fantastic debut! Although a contemporary soul album, this one's steeped in tradition – soul styles that run the gamut from Detroit down to Kingston, and which are carried off here with a rougher, sharper-edged sound than before! The instrumentation on here is really mindblowing – almost at a Motown level, with isolated instruments really crackling out from the fuller backings – all set to rhythms that snap and bounce, and are almost a bit funky at times. Credit is definitely due to producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi – but Amy's vocals are really tremendous too – classic, but really personal and fresh! Titles include "Rehab", "Just Friends", "Back To Black", "Love Is A Losing Game", "He Can Only Hold Her", "Some Unholy War", and "Me & Mr Jones". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ronnie WoodSlide On Live ... CD
Continuum, Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Ronnie WoodSlide On This ... CD
Continuum, 1998. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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ZelenkaTrio Sonatas Nos 1-6 – Heinz Holliger/Thomas Zehetmair/Klaus Thunemann/Klaus Stoll/Jonathan Rubin/Christiane Jaccottet ... CD
ECM, 1997. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(Includes original slipcase! Barcode has a cutout mark.)
 
 
 



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