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Incredible Bongo BandReturn Of The Incredible Bongo Band (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The Incredible Bongo Band returns – with a second super-tasty batch of funky instrumentals! As before, the group seek to rework older echoes of music with some tight 70s funk percussion – played by a lineup that includes lots of drums from Jim Gordon, and loads of sweet percussion from the legendary King Errison – who cut a fair bit of funky records under his own name too. Many of the tracks are older numbers, but mixed with new tunes here – co-penned by arranger/producers Michael Viner and Perry Botkin – and the rhythms here are even more offbeat and complex than the first time around. Titles include the classic "When The Bed Breaks Down I'll Meet You In the Spring" – plus "Sing Sing Sing", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Topsy", "Satisfaction", "Kiburi", and "Sharp Nine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary pressing – with great tip-on cover!)

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Sole & Moodswing 9Banquet Of Sarcasm (voc, inst)/Three Men In A Bar (voc, inst)/Third Person (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
45 Below/Anticon, 1998. Near Mint- ... $0.49
Banquet of Sarcasm has that noisy distorted underground sound, but with a little more energy and a little less abstract/off-beat vocals. Mr. Complex and D-Story of the Arsonists are featured on Three Men In A Bar. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Marcos ValleEssential Marcos Valle Vol 2 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. Used ... $8.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Denny ZeitlinDenny Zeitlin Trio In Concert ... CD
Sunnyside, 2009. Used ... $13.99
Contemporary magic from Denny Zeitlin – a recent album by the pianist we first grew to love for his work in the 60s! Zeitlin's music here every bit as thoughtful as in years past – complex lines on the piano, but always with a sense of swing – and a good dose of lyrical energy that keeps Denny away from some of the too-cold styles of other modernists of his generation. Zeitlin has a way of thinking outside the box, but keeping the groove inside – and he gets some great help in this respect from Matt Wilson on drums and Buster Williams on bass, the latter of whose round tones really shape the set. Titles include "All Of You", "Prime Times", "Bass Prelude", "The We Of Us", "Mr PC", "The Night Has 1000 Eyes/10000 Eyes", and "Signs & Wonders". CD

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✨✧ Chad & JeremyArk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Rev-Ola, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The last Columbia album from the team of Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde – and a record that's even more baroquely brilliant than their previous set, Of Cabbages & Kings! Chad & Jeremy have really gone over the top here – reaching into fuller orchestrations and deeper social themes that rival their most complex contemporaries – sitting in a special space somewhere between The Zombies and The Moody Blues, and working at a level that haunts the most heavenly corners of both of those influences! As on Cabbages, Gary Usher produced – and really manages to make Chad's arrangements sound great – using the cellos and woodwinds without any overdone qualities, and really keeping the acoustic guitar high enough in the mix to maintain a sense of sincerity in the tunes. Titles include "The Raven", "Pipe Dream", "Transatlantic Trauma 1966", "Sidewalk Requiem Los Angeles June 5th & 6th", "Paxton Quigley's Had The Curse", "Pantheistic Study For Guitar & Large Bird", "The Emancipation Of Mr X", "The Ark", and "Painted Dayglow Smile". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Letter To A London Girl", "Pipe Dream", and "The Song Of The Love Child (Tobey's Song)". CD

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✨✧ Electric Prunes (with David Axelrod)Mass In F Minor (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Linea (Germany), 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that great modern style of funk that he was forging at Capitol during the late 60s. The record's not really preachy, nor is it proggy. It's more of a complex blueprint of rock, jazz, funk, and touches of soul – all hung together on the same sort of "mass" structure that Axelrod would later use with Cannonball and on his own. Titles include "Kyrie Eleison", "Gloria", "Benedictus", and "Sanctus". CD features 2 bonus cuts – "Hey Mr President" and "Flowing Smoothly". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ralph SharonMusic For The Late Hours – The Tony Bennett Songbook ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great instrumental sounds from pianist Ralph Sharon – a player who's maybe best known as the key 60s accompanist for vocalist Tony Bennett – heard here in an album that's a tribute to his boss! All tunes are classics made big by Bennett during his years a Columbia Records in the 50s and early 60s – but they're reworked quite strongly by Sharon, who's a far more complex and fluid pianist that you'd know if you only heard him working with a singer. There's a great late nite vibe to the record – really fitting the title and cover – and titles include "The Good Life", "One For My Baby", "The Kid's A Dreamer", "Just In Time", "Blues For Mr T", and "I Wanna Be Around". CD
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Calvin KeysVertical Clearance ... CD
Wide Hive, 2006. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A real return to greatness for 70s jazz funk guitarist Calvin Keys – and a session that features some especially great guest work from Doug Carn and Sonny Fortune! The sound here is even more solid than Calvin's previous set for Wide Hive – a groove that's a bit more complicated, and less in the easy retro funk mode that other players of his era have gone for in recent years. The rhythms are often nicely complex, and dance around with a sophistication that belies Keys' roots on the ultra-hip Black Jazz label – a sound that's supported strongly by Carn's soaring organ lines, Fortune's angular reeds, and some great work from other players – such as Babatunde Lee on drums, Roger Glenn on vibes, and Phil Ranelin on trombone. Titles include "Proceed With Caution '06", "Spreading Spirit", "Mrkgy", "Seven & Sonny Straight Up", "Blue D", "Drunk Monk", and "Last Exit". CD

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✨✧ Frank ZappaHot Rats ... LP
Bizarre, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily 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, guitar from Captain Beefheart, 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. Titles include "Willie The Pimp", "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. Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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