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George BensonInspiration – A Tribute To Nat King Cole (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Concord, 2013. Used ... $4.99
A great old school session from George Benson – and maybe one of his best albums in years! The setting of the album is just what you'd expect from the title – a tribute to the late, great Nat King Cole – with vocals by George that have an uncanny way of matching Cole's phrasing, yet which also have that warm, raspy sound we love so much from Benson – and some of his excellent scat work too! Arrangements are by Randy Waldman and Nelson Riddle – and have this classic blend of strings and jazz that works perfectly for the set – and Benson gets help from guests who include Wynton Marsalis and Til Bronner on trumpets, plus Indina Menzel and Judith Hill too. Titles include "Route 66", "Nature Boy", "Ballerina", "Smile", "Walkin My Baby Back Home", "Unforgettable", "Too Young", and "Straighten Up & Fly Right". Also includes 2 bonus tracks "That Sunday, That Summer" and "Ramblin' Rose". CD

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George RussellOthello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No 1 ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
George Russell's stepping quite far out from his earlier work here – recording in Scandinavia in the late 60s, with some very trippy effects! The album is dominated by the two-part "Othello Ballet Suite" – recorded in Stockholm in 1967 with a group that includes Rolf Ericksson on trumpet, Bertn Rosengren on tenor, and Arne Domnerus on alto – and the sound is a mixture of relatively free and out playing, with a few passages that snap into more of a swinging approach. The "Electronic Organ Sonata No 1" was recorded in Oslo in 1968, and features Russell improvising on the organ of a church. It's a very strange number – but one with a wonderful otherworldly feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wrinkles in the gloss.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeNat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little session that's one of Nat's last great vocal albums – thanks to some solid jazz backing by George Shearing. Shearing's group here is a super-hip west coast Latin one, with Emil Richards on vibes, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Al McKibbon on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Most tracks have them augmented by some larger backings by Ralph Carmichael – which creates this dreamy jazzy pillow for Nat to sing over. Cole's voice is still super-sweet and super-sexy, and the record is a good mix of ballads and more jazzy material. Titles include "Lost April", "Azure-Te", "September Song", "Don't Go", "There's A Lull In My Life", and "Serenata". Plus, the CD includes 3 bonus tracks not on the original album! CD

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✨✧ George RussellElectronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature –1968 (Soul Note pressing) ... LP
Soul Note, 1968/1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soul Note pressing of George Russell's famous electronic suite, which has also been issued on a number of different labels over the years. The album features a strange tape composition, the title track split up into 2 parts each a side long, with a bunch of European players (Manfred Schoof, Terje Rypdal, Jan Garbarek) all adding a trippier edge than usual to Russell's music. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MozartPiano Concerto no 26 In D Major K537 (Coronation)/Concerto no 27 In B Flat Major K595 – Robert Casadesus/George Szell/Columbia Symphony Orc ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some light ringwear.)

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✨✧ George RussellOthello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No 1 ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
George Russell's stepping quite far out from his earlier work here – recording in Scandinavia in the late 60s, with some very trippy effects! The album is dominated by the two-part "Othello Ballet Suite" – recorded in Stockholm in 1967 with a group that includes Rolf Ericksson on trumpet, Bertn Rosengren on tenor, and Arne Domnerus on alto – and the sound is a mixture of relatively free and out playing, with a few passages that snap into more of a swinging approach. The "Electronic Organ Sonata No 2" was recorded in Oslo in 1968, and features Russell improvising on the organ of a church. It's a very strange number – but one with a wonderful otherworldly feel! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Othello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No 1 ... LP 6.99

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis – and although there's some of the usual Kudu electric funk in the mix, there's also some deeper soul elements too – a vibe that's often a bit laidback and open, almost more Atlantic Records at points – which is a mighty good fit for Esther's wonderful voice! As usual for Kudu, the players are an all-star lineup – one that includes Richard Tee on keyboards, George Benson on guitar, Maceo Parker on tenor, and Bernard Purdie and Billy Cobham on drums – and Don Sebesky's also on deck a bit, to sweeten a few tracks up with light strings. The album's got a great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me" that features a tasty break in the intro – and other titles include a great version of "Alone Again (Naturally)", plus the cuts "Let's Move & Groove", "Cherry Red", "Let Me In Your Life", and "You & Me Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a sticker spot.)

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Bud PowellAlternate Takes ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Very Good ... $5.99
A collection of different odds and ends from a pretty broad swath of Powell's career, one of the sort of reissues Michael Cuscuna was producing in the mid 80s where he'd dig up some nice lost gems. The set starts with some radio transcriptions from 1949 featuring a great line up of young bop stars with Fats Navarro, Sonny Rollins, Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes running through 2 takes of "Bouncing With Bud", plus "Wail" and "Dance Of The Infidels". For most of the rest of the album the format's Bud's favored trio setting in 1953, 1957, 1958 and 1963, recorded with George Duvivier, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones or Pierre Michelot on bass, and Art Taylor, Philly Joe Jones or Kenny Clarke on drums, and featuring Dexter Gordon sitting in on one number, "Our Love Is Here To Stay". 11 tracks in all, also includes "Collard Greens And Black Eyed Peas", "Blue Pearl", "John's Abbey" and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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SethGeorge Sprott 1894 to 1975 ... Book
Jonathan Cape (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $5.99 22.00
One of our favorite books from Canadian cartoonist Seth – just the sort of special, individual story that's so well-suited to his artwork – presented here in a wonderful format throughout! The book tells the tale of TV host George Sprott – but in a way that weaves together shorter stories and individual moments from both Sprott's live, and recollections from some of his (ficticious) contemporaries – an approach that's almost in the territory of Chris Ware's presentation, but with a lot more warmth, and that sublime graphic style that Seth has adapted from midcentury cartooning, and made completely his own. Most parts of the book are in striking two-tone color, and the book even has a few fold-out pages that are especially nice! Book

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George ShearingBlack & White Satin ... CD
Capitol/Razor & Tie, 1956/1959. Used ... $9.99
The satin Shearing sound is in perfect form here – backed by added strings and woodwinds conducted by Billy May – and key proof that Billy could come up with some richly subtle arrangements when he wanted! Most prominent instrumentation comes from George's piano, and the group's trademark vibes, guitar, and wonderful percussion – but the backings also nicely compress some strings and reeds in ways that flesh out the sound, yet never take it over! It's almost as if Billy's just flavoring the Shearing combo sound just a bit – adding just a dose of magic to cuts that include "Dream", "Your Name Is Love", "Love's Melody", "Blue Malibu", "An Affair To Remember", and "I'll Take Romance". In Black Satin, the George Shearing Quintet – with added orchestrations – all in a blend that's got that pillow-soft sound that Shearing did so well back in the 50s! Arrangements are by George and Billy May – the latter of whom is especially subtle here, bringing things in with the best ballad mode he'd use behind Sinatra – yet tailored nicely for Shearing's use of vibes, guitar, and added Latin percussion. And as with some of George's best records, even when things are gentle, they still know how to swing – thanks to a sense of space and timing that's always a treat. Titles include "Moon Song", "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", "If I Should Lose You", "Black Satin", and "Starlight Souvenirs". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nancy SinatraSugar ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
Though one of her groovy Hazlewood produced albums, she only does two Hazlewood-penned tunes on this one: "Coastin", and "Sugar Town". The rest of the songs are the old-timey standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Vagabond Shoes", "Let's Fall In Love", "Oh! You Beautiful Doll" and "Hard Hearted Hannah", though you might not guess that from the hot front cover featuring Nancy posing in a mod pink bikini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has a light wear, a cutout hole, and a sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ Beatles/George MartinYellow Submarine ... LP
Apple, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sure it's a soundtrack, and sure it's got a number of songs that are just instrumentals from the film – but the record also features some excellent late Beatles tracks that can only be found here – including the killer tracks "Hey Bulldog" (almost a funky nugget), "Only A Northern Song", and "All Together Now". Also includes "Yellow Submarine" (natch) – plus "It's All Too Much" and "All You Need Is Love" – and side two features a number of groovy instrumentals from George Martin – including "Pepperland", "Sea Of Holes", "March Of The Meanies", and "Pepperland Laid Waste". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK Apple pressing, mid to late 70s, YEX 715-4/716-1. Cover has unglued seams and some light creases on the back panel.)

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✨✧ Holly George-WarrenMan Called Destruction – The Life & Music Of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops To Big Star To Backdoor Man (hardcover) ... Book
Viking, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Alex Chilton has quite a long resume – from early work in the Box Tops, key years as a member of Big Star, and a huge solo career that continued through the punk years and beyond – all of which is chronicled here by author Holly George-Warren, a writer who's got a very personal take on Chilton and his music! The book's a much-needed look at one of the most enigmatic figures of both the Memphis and New York music scenes – and faithfully recounts both Chilton's successes and his slights – those unfortunate shifts that always kept him from being one of the true giants, but which never seemed to interfere with the quality of his music at all. George-Warren had Chilton's cooperation with the book, but also brings her own tone to the writing – nicely tempering some of the bitterness, and illuminating some of the darker moments too. Book is 370 pages, hardcover, and includes some photos. Book

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✨✧ Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, BobbySinging Actors Of Hollywood ... LP
Capitol/EMI (France), 1950s/Early 60s. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A very cool collection – and one that features some rare film material by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra – non album cuts that appeared only on 45rpm EP releases in the 50s – as well as a Martin & Lewis duet, and more tracks by Marlene Dietrich, Robert Mitchum, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Roy Rogers, Anthony Quinn, and George Chakiris – mostly music from films! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George McCraeGeorge McCrae (1978) ... LP
TK, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second of George's self-titled albums for TK – a bit more polished than the first, but still very much in the classic Miami soul mode of the 70s! The disco groove is firmly in place on the set, and George is working with producer Willie Clarke, in a smooth mix of snapping percussion and warmer instrumentation that all follows very much in the successful mode of the earlier "Rock Your Baby" hit. The percussion really dominates the tracks, and at times actually seems a bit revolutionary in its repetitive quality – almost hinting at groove styles from the 80s. George sounds great on the mellow soul cut "Never Never Girl", a surprising winner – and other cuts include "Let's Dance", "Kiss Me", "Hey Sexy Dancer", "Over My Head", "I Got Love", and "Let George Do It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Masahiko TogashiSpiritual Nature (Japanese pressing) ... LP
East Wind (Japan), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A mid 70s live recording by Japanese percussionist Masahiko Togashi – performed with help from a larger group that includes Sadao Watanabe on reeds, Masahiko Satoh on percussion, Shigeo Suzuki on reeds, and extra added percussion. Tracks are long and exploratory – usually beginning with spare percussion, and then slowly adding in additional instrumentation. The "spiritual nature" of the title is apt, as the exploratory style of the tunes is never too avant – simply searching and stretching, in a righteous, almost post-Coltrane way. Titles include "The Beginning", "Moving", "On The Footpath", and "Spiritual Nature". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi! Cover has some light aging.)

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✨✧ George DukeSave The Country ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great early album from George Duke – quite different than his work for MPS to follow – and more in a groovy late 60s California mode! There's a vibe here that resonates nicely with some other late 60s sessions on Liberty Records – kind of an expansion of a Cali soul jazz mode, similar to the style the Crusaders were starting to go for – but colored in with some of Duke's obviously hip inclinations as well! George plays some great electric piano on the record – and other players include Ernie Watts on tenor and flute, and Jay Graydon on guitar – on titles that include "Soul Watcher", "Since You Asked", "Shades Of Joy", "Alcatraz", and "A Little Bit Of Seven". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Masahiko TogashiSpiritual Nature ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mid 70s live recording by Japanese percussionist Masahiko Togashi – performed with help from a larger group that includes Sadao Watanabe on reeds, Masahiko Satoh on percussion, Shigeo Suzuki on reeds, and extra added percussion. Tracks are long and exploratory – usually beginning with spare percussion, and then slowly adding in additional instrumentation. The "spiritual nature" of the title is apt, as the exploratory style of the tunes is never too avant – simply searching and stretching, in a righteous, almost post-Coltrane way. Titles include "The Beginning", "Moving", "On The Footpath", and "Spiritual Nature". CD

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✨✧ Gary BurtonSomething's Coming/Groovy Sound Of Music/Time Machine ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1964/1965/1966. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A trio of excellent Gary Burton albums from the 60s – collected together in a single set! Something's Coming is the launch of vibist Gary Burton as a leader – a force in jazz that would continue strongly for decades to come! At the time of the record, Burton had already been making waves as a session player on the Nashville scene – where RCA had some especially strong ears – but he's launched here in a mode that's quite far from those roots, and already filled with those modern, chromatic modes that would have Burton pushing the sound of the vibes forward strongly throughout his career – even on an early record like this! The group is very like-minded, and well-chosen – players who are spacious and modern, but never too much so – a quartet with Jim Hall on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Melanie", "Careful", "Six Improvisatory Sketches", "Something's Coming", and "Little Girl Blue". Next up is a very cool take on the music of Sound Of Music – handled with some help from arranger Gary McFarland, in a way that really unlocks the modal potentials of the tunes! As you might expect from the revolutionary vibist Gary Burton, the approach here is quite different than the usual jazz album of Broadway material – and instead, both Burton and McFarland do a heck of a lot to open up the coolest potential of the songs – as they bring in other hip players who include Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Phil Woods on alto, Joe Puma on guitar, and Steve Swallow on bass. Titles include "An Ordinary Couple", "Sixteen Going On Seventeen", "Do Re Mi", "Edelweiss", and a great take on "My Favorite Things". Time Machine is filled with beautiful sounds from Gary Burton – a seminal 60s session that really has the vibist coming into his own, and finding that new path towards musical expression that would flower even more strongly in the 70s! The album has Burton really strengthening up his sense of chrome – matching the boldness of other important 60s vibes players on the rise – like Karel Velebny or Bobby Hutcherson – but also working this really special magic in the way he lets each note resonate in the air – often with a much longer decay on the sound than the actual moment of its creation! Burton also plays a bit of piano on the record, overdubbed with his vibes – but in a way that's quite different than the vibes/piano combo of earlier acts – like the MJQ, or George Shearing Quintet – thanks to work from Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks include "Six Nix Quix Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". CD
 
 
 



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