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Joey AlexanderMy Favorite Things ... CD
Motema, 2015. Used ... $5.99
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Lynne Arriale TrioLive (CD & DVD) ... CD
Motema, 2005. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Marc CaryRhodes Ahead Vol 2 ... CD
Motema, 2015. Used ... $3.99
Plenty of Fender Rhodes here – and a bit of Hammond as well – in a set that's a wonderful follow-up to Marc Cary's earlier Rhodes Ahead project! The keyboards have this mellow flow all the way through – still some of the sharper edges of Cary's other music, but a vibe that's often a bit more relaxed and spacious – as Marc lets the keyboard lines almost move of their own accord, as they take his initial attack and spin it out nicely in space – alongside shifting instrumentation that includes Taurus Mateen on bass and Terreon Tank Gully on drums – plus trumpet from Igmar Thomas, tabla from Sameer Gupta, and djembe from Jabarei Exeum. The vibe is partly 70s, partly contemporary cosmic – and titles include "Astral Flight 17", "Spices & Mystics", "Below The Equator", "The Alchemist's Notes", and "7th Avenue North". CD

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Antonio CiaccaRush Life ... CD
Motema, 2008. Used ... $3.99
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Ryan CohanOne Sky ... CD
Motema, 2007. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ CookersTime & Time Again ... CD
Motema, 2014. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest groups going in recent years – a strong revival of key soulful jazz talents from previous years, all working under the leadership of trumpeter David Weiss – who's really helped them come together and find a whole new sort of energy! The lineup features tremendous tenor from Billy Harper – sounding at his classic best with The Cookers – especially when the rhythms spin out majestically from George Cables on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – often with these dark undercurrents that make the music wonderfully powerful! And in addition to Weiss on trumpet, the frontline also includes Eddie Henderson's trumpet as well, plus the alto of Donald Harrison – and the horns have a great way of folding together and interweaving, before breaking out in these very personal solos. Titles include tracks by almost all members of the group – and tunes include "Slippin & Slidin", "Renada", "Sir Galahad", "Time & Time Again", "Dance Of The Invisible Nymph", "Dance Eternal Spirits Dance", and "Three Fall". CD

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Joe LockeLay Down My Heart – Blues & Ballads Vol 1 ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... $9.99
A bit of ballads, but probably a bit more blues too – given that Joe Locke's approach here is mighty darn soulful, and really keeps things moving nicely – even during mellow moments! Locke bills the album as dedicated to folks who've worked a hard day, and need to slow down in the evening – yet the style here is as fresh and complex as most of his other work, and hardly the kind of soporific outing you'd expect. Locke's work on the vibes is as deft as ever – and his trio here has a nice punch, even when moving a bit slowly – thanks to work from Ryan Cohan on piano, Jaimeo Brown on drums, and David Finck on bass. The set features a great version of "Ain't No Sunshine", taken at a funky clip – plus "This New October", "Simone", "I Can't Make You Love Me", "Bittersweet", and "Broken Toy". CD

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Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz OrchestraOffense Of The Drum ... CD
Motema, 2014. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful mix of rootsy elements and modern jazz – another great chapter in the rich musical legacy of Arturo O'Farrill! The set's heavy on Cuban elements, but really shows a stronger tie to Africa than some of his earlier work – as you'd guess by the name of the larger ensemble, which is as heavy on horns as it is on percussion! Tracks are from mix of sources, all reworked by Arturo and associates – and the album features lots of guests, too – including Vijay Iyer on piano and DJ Logic on turntables – each on a track apiece. Titles include "The Mad Hatter", "Iko Iko", "Cuarto De Colores", "They Came", "Mercado En Domingo", "On The Corner Of Malecon & Bourbon", and "Alma Vacia". CD

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Jean Michel PilcEssential ... CD
Motema, 2011. Used ... $3.99
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Rufus ReidHues Of A Different Blue ... CD
Motema, 2011. Used ... $7.99
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Rufus ReidLive At The Kennedy Center (CD & DVD) ... CD
Motema, 2007. Used CD/DVD ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio11th Gate ... CD
Motema, 2011. Used ... $1.99
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✨✧ Antonio Ciacca with Steve GrossmanLagos Blues ... CD
Motema, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's a really great combination going on here – the lively, soaring piano lines of Antonio Ciacca, and the harder-blown tenor tones of the legendary Steve Grossman! We've not heard much from Ciacca before, but we really like his groove – especially on the title track, which is a captivatingly soulful number that does a great job of kicking off a set of material that's got just the right sense of space and rich undercurrents to remind us of Grossman's best from years back. Steve's not on every track – a few others feature Stacy Dillard on tenor – and other players include Kengo Nakamura on bass and Ulysses Owns on drums. Titles include "Lagos Blues", "Take The D Train", "Nicoletta", "Whims Of Chambers", "Nico's Song", and "Reflections In D/In A Sentimental Mood". CD
(Light edgewear to digipack case.)

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✨✧ Oran EtkinKelenia ... CD
Motema, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Rufus ReidOut Front ... CD
Motema, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rufus Reid's one of those players we can always count on for something interesting – and this album's no exception! The album's a trio date – lead by Reid's bass with those wonderfully full, round, soulful tones of his – an approach to his instrument that always grabs us right away, and which definitely lets you know it's the bassist at the lead of the record, and not the piano. Although we've also got to admit, pianist Steve Allee has plenty to add to the date – a romping groove that catches fire easily from Rufus' bass – quite easy to do when the group's also got Duduka Da Fonseca on drums! Titles include "Dry Land", "Ebony", "Reminiscing", "Glory", "Dona Maria", "The Rise Of The Row", and "The Crying Blues". CD

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✨✧ Rufus ReidQuiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A vivid large ensemble work from bassist Rufus Reid – penned in dedication to artist/activist Elizabeth Catlett, and featuring a bolder range of sounds than you're likely to hear from some of Reid's more intimate recordings! The core quartet features Rufus on bass, Steve Allee on piano, Vic Juris on guitar, and Herlin Riley on drums – mixed with much larger orchestrations that features Tim Hagens and Tanya Darby on trumpets, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Scott Robinson on tenor and clarinet, and Vincent Chancey on French Horn. Charenee Wade adds in some very cool wordless vocals at times – and most of the tracks are quite long, with lots of room for individual solos. Titles include "Singing Head", "Tapestry In The Sky", "Mother & Child", "Recognition", and "Glory". CD

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✨✧ Elio Villafranca & The Jass SyncopatorsCaribbean Tinge – Live From Dizzy's Club Coca Cola ... CD
Motema, 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy Latin grooves from pianist Elio Villafranca – working here with a great large lineup that's filled to the brim with heavyweight players! The session's the kind that you'll find at the best Club Coca Cola presentations – one of those rare moments where big money allows a special sort of performance, but the kind that never dampens its edge for the mainstream – and instead chooses that moment to unleash something really special! Villafranca composed and arranged all the tunes – and even produced the setting – and he makes great use of players who include Sean Jones and Terrell Stafford on trumpet, Vincent Herring on alto, Greg Tardy on tenor, and both Willie Jones III and Lewis Nash on drums. The set's also got a fair bit of added percussion – which really intensifies the sound promised in the title – and tracks include "Caribbean Tinge", "Flower By The Dry River", "Mambo Vivo", "Two To Tango", and "Last Train To Paris". CD

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✨✧ Bob MoverMy Heart Tells Me ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really special double-disc package from saxophonist Bob Mover – one that doesn't just offer up a DVD presentation of the music on the CD – but a whole other batch of tunes itself! The set's almost like getting two different albums in one – and on the CD, Mover blows in a mellow, laidback style with just the piano of Kenny Barron, plus bass from Bob Cranshaw, and drums from Steve Williams – a special late nite sort of approach that also has Mover vocalizing on a few standards too. When the DVD hits, things get really cooking – on a whole batch of different tunes that are mostly originals by Bob, and which add in the trumpet of Josh Evans and tenor of Steve Hall – both of whom up the boppish quality of the work. CD one features versions of "So Near & Yet So Far", "Get Out Of Town", "My Heart Tells Me", "You've Changed", and "You Must Believe In Spring" – and CD two features "Fair Weather", "Chet's Chum", "Sweet Basil", "Carmen's Calypso", "Muggawump", and "Survival Of The Sickest". CD

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✨✧ Donny McCaslinBeyond Now ... CD
Motema, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Reedman Donny McCaslin's been making records for many years now – but he also seems to have gotten a new sort of inspiration from his work with David Bowie on his final recording – at a level that really seems to influence his sound here! The record's still very much a jazz session – but it's also got rhythms, flourishes, and other elements that Donny wouldn't have used a few short years ago – not just a bit of keyboards, which seem used to extrapolate the Bowie/Eno themes from Berlin – but also a more angular approach to his solos, which seems to create an inherent set of rhythm in the way he blows his tenor and flute. The album's dedicated to Bowie, but is hardly any sort of Bowie tribute or cover album – although the group does do a wonderful reading of "Warszawa", which comes out great as an instrumental. Other players include Jason Lindner on keyboards, Tim Lefebvre on electric bass, and Mark Guiliana on drums – and Jeff Taylor sings briefly on "A Small Plot Of Land". All other titles are instrumentals – and include "Remain", "Glory", "Faceplant", "Bright Abyss", "Beyond Now", and "Coelacanth 1". CD

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✨✧ Jaimeo BrownTranscendence – Work Songs ... CD
Motema, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Jaimeo Brown returns to the territory of his previous well-received Transcendence album – but shifts the sound slightly here – by mixing in inspiration from older work songs, instead of the gospel elements of the previous set – while creating music that's equally powerful overall! The album features older snippets of sound from Parchman Farm, mixed with some other recordings from Folkways – augmented by contemporary jazz performances by the group – in a way that fits with the mix of eras presented with the image on the cover. Some times are very strongly structured around the older work songs, others bring in new vocal performances, and electrify things a bit more – as Brown plays a bit of electronics, and the group also features Big Yuki and James Francies on keyboards, and Chris Sholar on guitar and more electronics. There's a few ultra-cool tracks that use older Japanese vocals – kind of a shift stylistically, but very compelling – and the rest of the group features JD Allen on tenor, Marcia Miget on flute, and Jaleel Shaw on alto. Titles include "Lazarus", "Mississippi", "Hidden Angel", "Safflower", "For Mama Lucy", "Paterson", "Stonemason", and "The Valley". CD
 
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Verckys & Orchestre VeveCongolese Funk, Afrobeat, & Psychedelic Rumba 1969 to 1978 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible compilation of work from Congolese sax player Verckys and his L'Orchestre Veve – a set that covers nearly a decade as it runs through a range of exhilarating styles – from heady funk, to psych-steeped rumba, to rawly-percussive Afrobeat! Verckys formed the L'Orchestre Veve after a short stint in Franco Lambo's OK Jazz – and right off the bat, they were breathing even fresher life into what was already a very creative Congolese music scene. There's a lot going on here, and it's all pretty amazing – and since Verckys is a sax player, you might go in thinking the instrumentation will be heavy on horns – but although there's plenty of solos and tight, funky horn punctuation – Verckys is clearly a generous band leader, and allows a diverse backdrop of guitar jamming, organ lines, heavy percussion and more – all to fit some really great vocals over the top. One of the best from Analog Africa in awhile – and that's really saying something – with titles that include "Vassala Hot", "Ya Nini", "Cheka Sana", "Oui Verckys", "Nakobala Yo Denise", "Sex Veve", "Sisi Motema", "Talali Talala", "Zonga Vonvon", "Nakomi Paralise" and "Matnida Comono". CD

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✨✧ Verckys & Orchestre VeveCongolese Funk, Afrobeat, & Psychedelic Rumba 1969 to 1978 (with download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An incredible compilation of work from Congolese sax player Verckys and his L'Orchestre Veve – a set that covers nearly a decade as it runs through a range of exhilarating styles – from heady funk, to psych-steeped rumba, to rawly-percussive Afrobeat! Verckys formed the L'Orchestre Veve after a short stint in Franco Lambo's OK Jazz – and right off the bat, they were breathing even fresher life into what was already a very creative Congolese music scene. There's a lot going on here, and it's all pretty amazing – and since Verckys is a sax player, you might go in thinking the instrumentation will be heavy on horns – but although there's plenty of solos and tight, funky horn punctuation – Verckys is clearly a generous band leader, and allows a diverse backdrop of guitar jamming, organ lines, heavy percussion and more – all to fit some really great vocals over the top. One of the best from Analog Africa in awhile – and that's really saying something – with titles that include "Vassala Hot", "Ya Nini", "Cheka Sana", "Oui Verckys", "Nakobala Yo Denise", "Sex Veve", "Sisi Motema", "Talali Talala", "Zonga Vonvon", "Nakomi Paralise" and "Matnida Comono". LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Congolese Funk, Afrobeat, & Psychedelic Rumba 1969 to 1978 ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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