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MozartPiano Concerto No 23 In A Major K488/Piano Sonata No 11 In A Major K331 (Alla Turca) – Maria Beretta/Georges Dufours/Madrid Pro Arte ... LP
Egmont (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a bottom seam that has come unglued and tape along the top seam.)

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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. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(2 Eye stereo pressing! Cover has some ringwear.)

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George RussellOthello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No 1 ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
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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Franco CerriInternational Jazz Meeting (Japanese pressing) ... LP
DIW (Japan), 1961. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
Incredible work from guitarist Franco Cerri – really grooving hard here in a session recorded with some top European players at the time! The most notable group member here is Barney Wilen – who plays soprano sax on the date – taking two key solos on the record, and really making the rest of the tracks sound great with his work on the instrument! Other players include George Gruntz on piano, Flavio Ambrosetti on alto sax, KT Geier on bass, and Eberhard Stengel on drums – and Cerri himself really comes across wonderfully in this company – often playing with a raspy edge in his guitar that links the older European styles of the gypsy swing years with the smoother tones of the hardbop generation. Titles include "Misty", "Boplicity", "Mary & Steve", "Flagebakaefra Blues", and "A Serenade For Patrick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice Japanese pressing!)

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. Very Good ... $7.99
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 a wrinkled portion on front.)

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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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✨✧ Blues MagoosNever Goin Back To Georgia ... LP
ABC, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great bit of work from the re-formed Blues Magoos – a new incarnation of the group that had a few early garage rock hits, and which on this set features some great work by Eric Kaz, who seems to add a hip singer-songwriter feel to the record. The group have clearly been listening to a lot of blues and blue eyed soul, but also seem to have picked up a jazzy edge too – one that shows up nicely on the album's use of vibes. These are heard to wonderful effect on the instrumental groover "Getting Off", the mellow swinging instrumental "Georgia Breakdown", and on the group's funky cover of Joe Cuba's great "El Pito – I'll Never Go Back To Georgia" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ George ShearingBlack & White Satin ... CD
Capitol/Razor & Tie, 1956/1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Nat AdderleyDouble Exposure ... LP
Prestige, 1975. Sealed ... $24.99
A lost chapter in the David Axelrod/Cannonball Adderley tradition – and one of Nat's best albums from the 70s! Nat's funky trumpet sits nicely in moody arrangements by David Axelrod and Jimmy Jones – and the group features electric piano by George Duke, plus guest playing by Cannonball Adderley, Hal Galper, and Johnny Watson. Includes a few cuts with vocals by Nat, done in a weird funky style that's vaguely similar to Eugene McDaniels. Titles include "Traffic", "Contant 19", "59 Go & Pass", "Quit It", "Watermelon Man", and "Song Of The Valez Diamond", which has some cool electronics! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jaki ByardLive! Vol 2 At Lennies On The Turnpike ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of Jaki's hardest to find albums, and one of the best, too! Part two to the great live set that featured Byard at his most imaginative, running through a host of styles on the piano, and playing all of them in excellent form. He's backed up by the great rhythm section of George Tucker and Alan Dawson, and a very young Joe Farrell plays tenor, flute, and drums (on one track, while Dawson plays vibes). Tracks include "Alan's Got Rhythm", "Cathy", and "Bass-Ment Blues". Includes one track that didn't make it on the CD reissue, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has waviness, flaking, stains & a split bottom seam due to moisture.)

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Doug CarnSpirit Of The New Land (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Jazz/Blues Interactions (Japan), 1972. Used ... $19.99
Plenty of spirit, and plenty of soul – a 70s classic from organist Doug Carn, and a record that took his instrument, and jazz in general, to a whole new level for the decade! Carn's got this burning, righteous quality on his keys – a vibe that certainly owes something to Larry Young, but also takes off even further – working in a spiritual ensemble that also features his wife Jean Carn on vocals – sounding way more like a righteous jazz singer than on her later soul sides for Philly International! Other players are great, too – and include Charles Tolliver on flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, George Harper on tenor and soprano sax, Buster Williams on bass, and Alphonse Mouzon on drums. Tracks include "New Moon", "Trance Dance", "My Spirit", "Blue In Green", and "Arise & Shine". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Al Carter-BeyIt Was Jug That I Dug – The Big Sound Of Jazz Saxophonist Gene Ammons (paperback) ... Book
KHA Books, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99
A loving tribute to tenor sax legend Gene Ammons – penned by friend and scenemate Al Carter-Bay – a Chicago jazz DJ who really offers a lot of insight to Ammons' life and music! Al's approach here is both personal and polemical – in ways that highlight aspects of Gene's music that never seems to get attention to in liner notes, and which illuminate personal aspects of his life and career that we never would have known otherwise! Carter-Bey is extremely respectful, but also quite honest too – and the book is a great reminder of the power that Gene Ammons had when his flame was burning bright – which sometimes seems to be overlooked by some of today's younger jazz listeners. The book is relatively short – almost more of a long essay – and also includes a small discography, plus an interview with guitarist George Freeman. 86 pages, softcover. Book

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Vic ChesnuttDrunk (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
New West, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $18.99 30.98
One of Vic's best albums! Drunk isn't quite as sparely furnished, production wise as his first couple albums, but it's still on the right side of spare – often with voice and guitar, so Vic's one-of-a-kind vocals and storytelling are front-and-center. There's almost stream of consciousness structure to the songs, but when you really listen it's easy to tell that he's not just strumming and breathing words, there's some serious soul searching, as well as keen insight into rural American human nature, even in the most fragmentary observations. He's not for everybody, but once you open up to his distinctive sound, you might come to think of him as one of the true and rare originals. Includes "Sleeping Man", Bourgeois And Biblical", "One Of Many", "Super Tuesday", "Naughty Fatalist", "Kiss My A**, "Dodge", "Gluefoot" and more. This beautiful 2017 2LP version on New West as bunch of bonus tracks, too – nearly a full LPs worth! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl with insert, download and 13 bonus tracks. Very nicely done!)

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Ted CursonSugar N Spice ... CD
Level Green, 1999. Used ... $8.99
Ted Curson's one of those jazz players who always sounds great, no matter what the date – and this late 90s session is key proof of that fact! Curson's captured here in the company of pianist Michael Cochrane, guitarist Lenny Argese, bassist Calvin Hill, and drummer Bruce Cox – a straight group, but a soulful one who provides Ted with a strongly sympathetic vibe for his rich lines on trumpet – played, perhaps, with a bit of age here, but still all the creative imagination we've come to love in his music over the years. Curson's tone is quite brash at points, but never too outside – and titles include "Sugar N Spice", "Playhouse March", "Jordu", "Summertime", "Marjo", "Georgia", "Dig", and "Tin Tin Deo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisMiles In The Sky ... CD
Columbia, 1968. Used ... $2.99
Miles Davis makes the electric transition – in this groundbreaking set from the late 60s! The classic mid 60s quintet is still in place here – Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – but the sound is looser, freer, and more spacious – often echoing some of the rhythmic concerns that would dominate Miles' music in a few more years, but without as much of a bombastic sound. Williams' drums are amazing – fierce one minute, then fading the next – and Herbie Hancock's use of both electric and acoustic piano really points at his own directions in coming years. George Benson plays one one track – "Paraphernalia" – introducing electric guitar to the Miles Davis sound – and other long tracks on the set include "Stuff", "Black Comedy", and "Country Son". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Eureka Brass BandDirges ... LP
Mississippi, 1951. New Copy ... $11.99
Maybe one of the purest recordings to ever capture the spirit of the New Orleans Brass Band – especially because it really gets at the bluer currents and deeper tones that come from the special interplay between the horns! The set was recorded in 1951, and has a very homespun vibe – a sound that certainly lives up to the dirges promised by the title, with songs that are quite melancholy, and really avoid some of the overplayed brass band cliches that would dominate in later years. There's almost a Weimar modern feel to some of this music – given the sharp edges and unusual phrasing – and the lineup includes George Lewis on clarinet, Ruben Roddy on alto, Percy Humphrey on trumpet, Manuel Paul on tenor, and Charles Sonny Henry on trombones. Tracks are longer than usual brass band recordings, and very different than jauntier modes of the format – and titles include "Fallen Heroes", "Eternity", "Departed Hero", "West Lawn Dirge", and "Garland Of Flowers". LP, Vinyl record album

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ExcitersCaviar & Chitlins ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
An amazing record by one of our favorite female soul groups! The Exciters were always great on their bigger girl group recordings of the mid 60s, but on this set, they really hit a cool sound – New York uptown production in the back, contrasted with the girls' raw soul vocals up in front – a spectacular approach all-around, one that pushes the album past cliches of other girl soul records from the time! Arrangements are by George Patterson and Teacho Wiltshire – and the record includes the massive uptempo groover "Blowing Up My Mind", plus "Turn Me On", "Give It All", "Always", "Missing", "You Got Me", and "Movin Too Slow". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy FlanaganJazz Poet ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1989. Used ... $5.99
A great title for this one – given the extremely poetic sound of Tommy Flanagan on the piano! For years, Tommy's had a great talent for being as bopper, yet as sensitive as a mellower, more lyrical player too – a brilliant combination that shows up instantly in the first few notes of this set – a late 80s recording that's filled with warmth and subtle imagination. The trio features George Mraz on bass and Kenny Washington on drums – the latter of whom really gets things swinging in some great gentle ways – and titles include "Raincheck", "Lament", "Caravan", "Voce Abuso", "Mean Streets", and "That Tired Routine Called Love". CD
(First pressing. Out of print.)

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Funky KnucklesNew Birth ... CD
Universal, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
The Funky Knuckles may look a bit goofy on the back cover of this third album, but they really have a serious groove in their music – a way of hitting some key funky jazz modes from the 70s, but in ways that are hardly retro at all! Instead, the sound is very much their own – a wonderfully creative remake of keyboards, guitar, trumpet, alto, and tenor – fused into these fresh waves of sound that are funky enough to earn them their name, but a lot more than that too! There's complicated currents that take us back to fusion giants of years back, but the music's always organic, and never too much in its own head, either – with keyboards that really dominate on most numbers, but played with the kind of special, soulful sensitivity you'd only find in a rare few – like George Duke on MPS, or Bob James on his first two CTI albums. Titles include "Moorish", "Globule", "New Birth", "Capt Sandals", "Ced's Track", "Wise Willis", and "Peculiar Place". CD
 
 
 



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