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Marcos ValleEssential Marcos Valle Vol 2 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Amazing! One of our favorite records of all time! We totally love the work of Marcos Valle – and we can honestly say that he's probably our favorite Brazilian artist ever. Valle had an incredible musical vision, and he was one of those rare Brazilian talents – like Edu Lobo or Egberto Gismonti – who would forever change the face of music with his unique concepts. This set includes some of Valle's best-ever work – much of it long out of print and never properly reissued before. The groove begins with bossa nova, moves into baroque pop, jazzy funk, and incredibly complex MPB. Titles include "Tanto Andei", "Wanda Vidal", "Batucada Sergiu", "Azimuth", "Deus Brasileiro", "A Morte De Um Deus De Sal", "Garra", "Previsao Do Tempo", and "Taio Branco Forte". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul JohnsonBump Talkin' ... LP
Peacefrog (UK), 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A soulful house classic from Paul Johnson – a set recorded in that perfect later moment of the Chicago scene – when artists like Johnson and Mr Fingers were really bringing some jazzy, complex elements to the music! The style here is great – stripped-down to the core, but with some beautiful currents of warmth on the keyboards that you never would have heard at the start of the house scene – almost pointing the way towards the complexities that the London artists would explore once the pulse of jungle music died down, but with an even more straightforward vibe that gives the record a really universal appeal! Titles include "4 The World", "Fantasise", "Hour Glass Figure", "Autobahn Cruise", "Time Of Love", "Bump Talkin", and "Tenacious". LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry ManciniSix Hours Past Sunset/A Warm Shade Of Ivory ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Two laidback gems from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Six Hours Past Sunset is moody and mellow – and perfect for late nite listening! The album has the tinkling piano of Mancini set over lush orchestrations – breezy, yet dark at the same time, outwardly simple, but filled with complex riffing and sophisticated washes of color and emotion. The larger group features a few horn soloists, but the real focus is on Mancini's piano – which peppers each track with sprinkles of sound, darting in and out of the more complicated arrangements. Titles include "Traces", "Midnight Cowboy", "Two For The Road", "Didn't We", "Six Hours Past Sunset", and "Theme From The Fox". Warm Shade Of Ivory is lovely late nite Mancini! The album has Mr. M's tinkling piano set amidst dark moody arrangements that bank the piano in warm washes of strings and light lilting rhythms – all moving at a slow somber pace that's perfect for a summer night with the lights down low, the windows open, relaxing in a big easy chair with a drink while the breeze and the sounds of the summer waft over the room. The record is subtle, but a wonderful example of Mancini's continuing instrumental genius. Titles include "Watch What Happens", "Day In The Life Of A Fool", "Cycles", "Meditation", "When I Look In Your Eyes", and "Moment To Moment". CD
(Super Audio CD pressing!)

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". CD features two bonus tracks – "Run It On Down Mr DJ (parts 1 & 2)". CD
Also available Stop & Go ... LP 59.99
 
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✨✧ Tom Ze/Jorge BenJimmy Renda Se/Take it Easy My Brother Charlie ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1968/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest tunes ever from Tom Ze – an artist you may know best for his more offbeat work of the 70s, but who gets nice and funky here on "Jimmy Rende Se" – yet at a level that keeps all his vocal complexity intact! The flipside features Jorge Ben's classic "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie" – one of the singer's first great funky soul tunes, and a cut that definitely woke up the world to a whole new side of his talents! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tommy FlanaganThelonica ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1982. Used ... $5.99
There's a definite Monkish bent to this one, in case you couldn't guess from the title – but Tommy Flanagan doesn't simply copy Monk's compositions, but also throws in a few great touches of his own! The session's got a depth and complexity that goes beyond other standard tributes to Thelonious Monk – partly due to Tommy's lyrical approach to the keys, which warms some of the tunes nicely, and shades in colors that Monk never seemed to touch. Trio members here include George Mraz on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include "Thelonica", "Off Minor", "Ugly Beauty", "Reflections", "Thelonius", and "North Of The Sunset". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tommy FlanaganThelonica ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1982. Used ... $5.99
There's a definite Monkish bent to this one, in case you couldn't guess from the title – but Tommy Flanagan doesn't simply copy Monk's compositions, but also throws in a few great touches of his own! The session's got a depth and complexity that goes beyond other standard tributes to Thelonious Monk – partly due to Tommy's lyrical approach to the keys, which warms some of the tunes nicely, and shades in colors that Monk never seemed to touch. Trio members here include George Mraz on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include "Thelonica", "Off Minor", "Ugly Beauty", "Reflections", "Thelonius", and "North Of The Sunset". CD
(Out of print.)

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Walter NorrisStepping On Cracks ... CD
Progressive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Genius work from the always-compelling Walter Norris – a pianist with a sense of complexity that's always mesmerizing, but one who can also find a way to effortlessly swing at the same time – which he does beautifully on this overlooked set from the early 80s! Most tracks are long, and filled with the kind of soaring lines and cascading tones that Walter can bring to the piano – lyrical lines, but also punctuated with a sharper edge too – given beautiful support here from bassist George Mraz, whose work at this point in his career is always fantastic – and drummer Ronnie Bedford, who lays back, and comes in at just the right moments. Titles include "Giant Steps", "A Child Is Born", "Stepping On Cracks", and "Falling In Love With Love". CD

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Stephen SondheimStavinsky (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
A surprisingly wonderful soundtrack from Stephen Sondheim – all instrumental, which is quite a change from his more famous work for stage – but filled with loads of beautiful sounds that remind us what a fantastic composer he is! There's lots of the complex elements that we love in Sondheim scores for musicals like Evening Primrose or Pacific Overtures – that way he has of creating simple instrumental juxtaposition to unlock very unique colors and energy – all at a level that maybe makes his music one of the most enduring things about this film directed by Alan Resnais! CD features a huge amount of music – 37 tracks in all, far more than the original RCA album – including some bonus tracks and alternate takes. CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganThelonica ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's a definite Monkish bent to this one, in case you couldn't guess from the title – but Tommy Flanagan doesn't simply copy Monk's compositions, but also throws in a few great touches of his own! The session's got a depth and complexity that goes beyond other standard tributes to Thelonious Monk – partly due to Tommy's lyrical approach to the keys, which warms some of the tunes nicely, and shades in colors that Monk never seemed to touch. Trio members here include George Mraz on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include "Thelonica", "Off Minor", "Ugly Beauty", "Reflections", "Thelonius", and "North Of The Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)
Also available Thelonica ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Frank ZappaHot Rats ... CD
Ryko, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of those records that should be an insane dark mess, given the look of the cover – but which turns out to be a surprisingly well put-together effort all the way through! Zappa does a great job of hiding behind his hair here – never acting with the pomp that a pop genius like him could easily have enacted – and instead passing off the record as if it's just another freakout – despite the fact that the arrangements are some of his tightest, most focused, and downright groovy so far! There's plenty of key musical help to make the whole thing come out right – including bass from Shuggie Otis, the inimitable voice Captain Beefheart, on the cassic "Willie The Pimp", violin from Jean-Luc Ponty, drums from Paul Humphrey, and bass from Max Bennett – all players who really live up to the musical complexity of Zappa's compositions – often with a pre-fusion vibe that's almost unexpected. Other titles include "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". CD

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✨✧ Frank ZappaHot Rats ... LP
Bizarre, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of those records that should be an insane dark mess, given the look of the cover – but which turns out to be a surprisingly well put-together effort all the way through! Zappa does a great job of hiding behind his hair here – never acting with the pomp that a pop genius like him could easily have enacted – and instead passing off the record as if it's just another freakout – despite the fact that the arrangements are some of his tightest, most focused, and downright groovy so far! There's plenty of key musical help to make the whole thing come out right – including bass from Shuggie Otis, the inimitable voice Captain Beefheart, on the cassic "Willie The Pimp", violin from Jean-Luc Ponty, drums from Paul Humphrey, and bass from Max Bennett – all players who really live up to the musical complexity of Zappa's compositions – often with a pre-fusion vibe that's almost unexpected. Other titles include "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bizzare pressing.)
 
 
 



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