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✨✧ Peter KuhnNo Coming No Going – The Music Of Peter Kuhn 1978/1979 (Livin Right/Peter Kuhn & Denis Charles) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Two 70s albums from overlooked reedman Peter Kuhn – back to back here in a single sweet set! First up is Livin Right – a set that was originally broadcast live on New York radio in 1978, and which really captures the openly creative spirit of the loft jazz generation – as Peter Kuhn plays b-flat and bass clarinet alongside a wonderful group that features two trumpeters – Arthur Williams and Toshinori Kondo, each coming out of a different speaker – plus the great William Parker on bass and Denis Charles on drums! The bass and drums really set the tone here – as they rumble and bristle beautifully, almost like they're setting these little fires – which are then fanned brightly by the clarinet and trumpets – on titles that include "Chi", "Red Tape", and "Manteca Long Gone Axistential". The second CD features a live performance from 1979 – with very freewheeling work by Peter Kuhn on b-flat and bass clarinet, plus some tenor too – really opening up alongside some excellent drums from Dennis Charles. Charles' contributions are great – and very thoughtful – and all tracks are long, with titles that include "Headed Home", "Drum Dharma", "Stigmata", and "Axistential". CD

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Samuel Blaser/Gerry HemmingwayOostum ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A really great setting for drummer Gerry Hemmingway – an album that has him improvising live with trombonist Samuel Blaser – a fantastic musician who's one of the freshest trombone talents we've heard in years! In previous comments, we've liked Blaser to a modern day heir to the genius of 60s trombonists like Roswell Rudd and Grachan Moncur – and those words definitely hold true here, as Blaser delivers a wondrous balance between new sounds and tuneful moments, fresh ideas and a longer tradition on his horn – all in ways that make Hemmingway sound even more creative than usual. The album features six duets, all recorded live in a church during a jazz festival in the Netherlands – with titles that include "Spoor", "Rogue", "Mettle", "Bloos", and "Balloon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal MazurJoy Of Being ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Used ... $11.99
An improvising trio who've got a familiar structure, but a great sound of their own – as the lineup features Rafal Mazur on an acoustic bass guitar, which creates some very unique moments alongside the tenor of Francois Carrier and drums of Michel Lambert! Carrier's got this snakey sense of soul that really makes the record great – blowing freely, but often with this sense of cohesion that makes his farther flights come back into contact with more clustered edgey notes – all given gentle accents by Lambert's drums, then set apart in sound with the work of Mazur. Carrier also plays a bit of Chinese oboe at one point – and titles include "Blissfulness", "Omnipresent Beauty", "Disappearance", "True Nature", and "Mystery Of Creation". CD

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John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
A real lost chapter of 70s genius from reedman John Carter – a set done after his better-known recordings with Bobby Bradford, in a style that's much more spacious overall! The material features a trio – with Carter on both soprano sax and clarinet, both instruments he plays with an incredible dexterity and sensitivity in sound – much looser and more open to sudden shifts of inspiration than his music with Bradford – with accompaniment from Stanley Carter on bass and William Jeffrey on drums and percussion! The style is free, but never indulgently so – and Carter finds this way to always reach for melodic moments even at his most intense – creating the kind of magic that few other musicians might with his instruments. Titles include "Echoes From Rudolph's", "To A Fallen Poppy", "The Last Sunday", "Armin", and "Angles". 2CD set adds in a whole disc of extra material from the trio – with a 19 minute "Echoes From Rudolphs/To A Fallen Poppy", and a very long stretch of different improvised passages! CD

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Albert Cirera/Hernani Faustino/Gabriel Ferrandini/Before The Silence ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Used ... $9.99
A set of improvisations that definitely take the "silence" in the title seriously – because although the group's a quartet, they've got a very spacious way of playing – a mode that's always stepping in and out of silence, and using the space between their sounds every bit as much as their own performance! The quartet features Albert Cirera on tenor and soprano sax, Agusti Fernandez on piano, Hernani Faustino on bass, and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums – and the really amazing thing about the record is the way that these guys are so careful around each other – really holding back, and having more patience in their sound creation than we've maybe ever heard in a live performance. Titles include "Before", "The", "Silence", and "Coda". CD

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Correction with Mats GustafssonShift ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Nothing needs correction here – as the set's one of the most compelling settings we've heard for reedman Mats Gustafsson in a while – a record that really bubbles over with a wonderful sense of energy and musicality, and which shows a really fresh side of Gustafsson's talents! Mats plays baritone sax throughout – sometimes with a frenzy that drives bold sounds out of the instrument, as if it's an engine for generating fast tones – sometimes with a rich, soulful sense of tone that evokes an older jazz baritone scene, gone avant. But the Correction trio is very much part of the special nature of the record, too – a wonderful balance of piano from Sebstian Bergstrom, bass from Joacim Nyberg, and drums from Emil Astrand Melin – working in a way that's very different than some of the other trio modes you'd get on the sorts of power dates to usually feature a player like Mats. Titles include "Winters Within", "Personal Note 3", "Four Is A Sufficient Condition For Amendment", and "Correct This". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Mark DresserModicana ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
A record that makes us just say "wow" right from the start – then goes on to have us appreciating the bass talents of Mark Dresser in a whole new way! The set is completely solo, and completely beautiful – tones that are often bowed in very dynamic ways that could have Dresser competing with a whole generation of "serious" bassists and cellists – yet given the sense of freedom that his years in improvisation can bring. And other moments are more plucked and spacious, but equally powerful, in a very soulful way – balanced out with the other mode throughout the album – in a record that seems to open new doors for the concept of a solo acoustic bass recording, but without throwing away a sense of tunefulness. Titles include "Modicana Panettiere", "For Glen Moore", "Threaded", "Hobby Lobby Horse", "Invocation Umea", and "Modicana Teatro Greco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Harris Eisenstadt/Mivos QuartetWhatever Will Happen That Will Also Be ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful combination of talents – the compositional work of Harris Eisenstadt, and the dynamic performance range of the Mivos Quartet – who bring life to Eisenstadt's music in a way that you'd never hear on his own records! The combination of a jazz talent and a string quartet is nothing new – but here, the group really seems to understand that wider, almost cinematic vision that Harris can have at times in his own performances – then extrapolate it beautifully to their lineup of two violins, viola, and cello. In other words, Harris doesn't play on the record – but the group really seems to evoke his spirit in their own sounds, although completely different – playing with undeniable beauty as the title suite unfolds over the course of the album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Charles Gayle/Dominic Duval/Arkadijus GotesmanasOur Souls – Live In Vilnius At Piano LT ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2010. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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Thomas Heberer/ClarinoKlippe/One ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2011. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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Kirk Knuffke/Kenny Wollesen/Lisle EllisChew Your Food ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2010. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Andrew Lamb/Warren Smith/Arkadijus GotesmanasSea Of Modicum ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
Andrew Lamb blows here as "The Black Lamb" – at least that's the way he's listed on back – playing tenor sax throughout, in the company of percussionists Warren Smith and Arkadijus Gotesmanas – which makes for a really compelling album! The percussion sometimes gets solo space, in cycles of sounds – but when Lamb steps in, all the music rises together in this wonderful way – especially when the tenor gets strongly bracing, and the music takes on an ESP sort of vibe. There's a big sonic range to the record – from quieter passages to really explosive ones – and the set features three long tracks – "The Sea Of Modicum", "Kindred Spirits", and "To The Angel Of Lithuania". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Marilyn Lerner/Ken Filiano/Lou GrassiLive At Edgefest ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Here's a trio who step way past the conventional expectations of their instrument – especially bassist Ken Filiano and pianist Marilyn Lerner – who each seem bent on finding new ways of creating both music and sound! Some passages have Lerner falling into more conventional formation – at least within an avant jazz side of the spectrum – but the bulk of the record has her and Filiano creating these complicated sonic shapes over the drums of Lou Grassi, whose presence perhaps grounds things enough to allow the others to wander down all these wonderful paths. At times, Lerner can come on with almost a Cecil Taylor-like flurry of notes – but many other passages are open and spacious, and evoke similar energy from the bass. Titles include "Open Closter", "Rising On An Infrared Wave", "A Point Of Infinite Destiny", and "Event Horizon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Liudas MockunasHydro ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
Reedman Liudas Mockunas really takes his title seriously here – as side one features the "Hydration Suite", and side two features both the "Rehydration Suite" and "Dehydration"! With water as the theme, Mockunas really responds with his work on a variety of instruments – sometimes blowing watery notes on soprano, clarinet, or tenor – and at a few great points using this beautiful "water prepared soprano", which sounds like a reed instrument under water! But even the more "regular" notes have a sense of flow that's beautiful – liquid sounds that are especially nice on the soprano sax, which Mockunas blows solo at a level that almost rivals Steve Lacy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Liudas Mockunas/Eugenijus Kanevicius/Dalius NaujokKablys – Live At 11:20 ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2010. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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Nu BandLive In Paris ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2007. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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Itaru Oki/Nobuyoshi Ino/Choi Sun BaeKami Fusen ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1996. Used ... $9.99
Sometimes it feels like there's no sense of time at all when it comes to free jazz – as a recording like this, made over 20 years ago, can feel as fresh as anything happening at the moment – due to the free-thinking nature of the performance! The group's less familiar than some we've stocked on the No Business label – but the release is maybe one of the best they've given us in recent years – a fantastic meeting between trumpeters Choi Sun Bae and Itaru Oki – the latter of whom also plays bamboo flute – working with bassist Nobuyoshi Ino, in sounds that are awash in amazing sonic shapes and textures, often quite sensitive but never in a sleepy way. The group perform an unusual extrapolation of Benny Golson's "I Remember Clifford" – and other titles include "Yawning Baku", "Kami Fusen", and "Ikiru". CD

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Barre Phillips/Motoharu YoshizawaOh My – Those Boys ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... $22.99
Brilliant work from these two very inventive bassists – the legendary Barre Phillips, working on acoustic bass – and Motoharu Yoshizawa, playing an unusual homemade electric vertical 5-string bass! The combination of instruments is beautiful – and with one electric, and one acoustic, you can really separate the voice of each player – even though both Phillips and Yoshizawa resonate strongly together, and really have a complimentary sense of improvisation – a beautiful combination of both their tones and musical ideas. The set features two long performances – "Oh My" and "Those Boys". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ton Klami (Midori Takada/Kang Tae Hwan/Masahiko SaProphecy Of Nue ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
An amazing trio from the Japanese free jazz scene of the 90s – one that features elder giant Masahiko Satoh on piano, but which draws equally strongly from the inventive alto sax of Kang Tae Hwan and the marimba and percussion of Midori Takada! The alto is sometimes used in these amazingly thin, high sounds – almost as if they're coming from a clarinet or soprano sax, and sometimes quite abstract – as is the marimba and percussion, which really have this fresh flavor – very spacious, as if each moment of sound is being calmly considered before the next – which also is echoed by the wonderful piano work of Satoh. The set features three long improvisations – "Prophecy Of Nue", "Manifestation", and "Incantation". CD

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Klaus Treuheit & Lou GrassiPort Of Call ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $21.99
Very lively duets between pianist Klaus Treuheit and drummer Lou Grassi – tunes that kind of explode with free energy between the musicians – at a level that takes us back to older free jazz performances of the 70s! Treuheit has a way of working up and down the keyboard quickly, but also making melodic moments that can be quite bright – a really sensitive approach to the instrument, even on the fly – which seems echoed by Grassi's work on drums – especially at moments when he skirts around the edges, almost testing which sounds he wants to contribute to the proceedings. Titles include "Misterioso (parts 1 to 4)", "L'Espace Sonore (parts 1 to 4)", and "Lament #PB (parts 1 to 4)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies.)
 
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✨✧ Joe Gibbs & The ProfessionalsNo Bones For The Dogs – Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974-1979 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid/Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.99
We've always loved Joe Gibb's productions, especially his dubs, with Erroll Thompson piloting the mixing desk, and have been waiting for one of the great revive labels to put together a set. At last, Pressure Sounds steps up to the plate, and delivers the goods with this mighty set of fat, thick grooves. Eighteen tracks in all: "I Stand Accused" (version of Easy Take It Easy), "I Am Not Ashamed Version", "Six Foot Six" (version of Burial), "Su Su Version", "Burning Version" (version of Burn Babylon), "Roots Kunte Kinte" (version of Hypocrites), "Give It To Jah" (Heart & Soul Version), "The Road Is Rough" (version of Time Will Tell), "No Mans Land" (version to Up Park Camp), "War" (Medley Studio One Version), "No Bones For The Dogs" (version to Why Birds Follow Spring), "War Is Over" (version to Tribal War), "Jah Jah See Them A Come Version", "Babylon Bridge (12" version)" , "Fulfilment/Prophesy Reveal" (version to 2 Sevens Clash), "Earthquake" , "Financial Business" (Commercial Business version to Love Is Not A Gamble) and "Alan, Hit By A Larry" (version to Cool Out Son). LP, Vinyl record album
(An excellent companion to the Joe Gibbs set on Soul Jazz!)

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✨✧ Dilated Peoples, Defari, Joey Chavez & OthersAlways Bigger & Better Volume 1 ... LP
ABB, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP ... $7.99
15 tracks of some of the best early releases on the ABB label: Planet Asia "Place Of Birth", Dilated Peoples with Defari & Xzibit "Rework The Angles", Joey Chavez & Evidence "Reservation For One", Joey Chavez & DefarI "Develop Tools", MHZ "This Year", 427 "Business Deals", Babu & Iriscience "Triple Optics (Funky Precedent rmx)", Joey Chavez & Encore "It's Goin Down", Joey Chavez with Defari & Phil Da Agony "Worldwide", the Solution "What I Need", Superstar Quamallah "Sugar Hell No!", Sound Providers "Get Down", Turbin "Beyond Heads" and Dilated Peoples"Global Dynamics" & "Heavy Lighting". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kim FowleyLord Of Garbage (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy ... $12.99 13.95
Kim Fowley, an author? Stranger things have happened – and given Fowley's penchant for putting his finger in just about every pie that came within reach, the whole thing's no surprise at all! The book is a stunning account of Fowley's important years in the music business – working in the sometimes lowest reaches of the LA scene, yet sometimes hitting the highest heights too – all told in really interesting detail, with a pacing that's completely unique! At lots of points, it kind of feels like Kim's telling you the story of his life over a few dozen drinks at the bar – with all the tangents you might expect – but at other times, there's this lucidity that's right in line with the Fowley genius in the studio – that way of being and going crazy while still holding all your cool – summed up perfectly in these few lines near the end of the book: "Well this is my version of what happened to me. I don't know if it really happened or not, but I think it did. I'm holding back a lot of stuff because it's too overwhelming in its darkness and it would be a sad read." Book

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✨✧ Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least from the perspective of older-style jazz. Titles include "Candy Man Blues", "Spike Driver Blues", "Big Leg Blues", "Ain't No Tellin", "Frankie", "Nobody's Dirty Business", and "Louis Collins". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sugaray RayfordWorld That We Live In ... CD
Blind Faith/Transistor Sound, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Sugaray Rayford looks like a vintage soul singer on the cover, and he sounds like one too – here on an album that may well be the first time he really found his groove! Previous Rayford efforts have been a bit more blues-based, but the approach here goes strongly for a deep funk style – using a tight backing combo, and sometimes a trio of female backup singers – all to bring Sugaray's strong vocals into the territory of older southern soul! The instrumentation's never too overdone – and respectfully always leaves the tremendous vocals in the lead – on titles that include "Home Again", "Don't Regret A Mile", "Take Me Back", "Keep Moving", "What Do We Own", "The World That We Live In", "Troubles", and "Ain't Got No Business To Die". CD
Also available World That We Live In ... LP 18.99

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Sugaray RayfordWorld That We Live In ... LP
Blind Faith/Transistor Sound, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Sugaray Rayford looks like a vintage soul singer on the cover, and he sounds like one too – here on an album that may well be the first time he really found his groove! Previous Rayford efforts have been a bit more blues-based, but the approach here goes strongly for a deep funk style – using a tight backing combo, and sometimes a trio of female backup singers – all to bring Sugaray's strong vocals into the territory of older southern soul! The instrumentation's never too overdone – and respectfully always leaves the tremendous vocals in the lead – on titles that include "Home Again", "Don't Regret A Mile", "Take Me Back", "Keep Moving", "What Do We Own", "The World That We Live In", "Troubles", and "Ain't Got No Business To Die". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available World That We Live In ... CD 11.99

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Smoove & TurrellCrown Posada ... CD
Jalapeno (UK), 2016. Used ... $6.99
Smoove & Turrell might have kind of a hokey look on the cover, but they get right down to business on this funky little record – hitting a tight groove that's heavy on influence from both soul and AOR styles from the 70s and early 80s! The music's mostly upbeat and filled with riffing guitar lines and percussion bits – produced with a tightness to match the groove, but a sound that's never too overdone, either – and with plenty of individual elements that show that these guys aren't just slavishly copying their influences, but instead building something great and new of their own. Titles include "50 Days Of Winter", "Crown Posada", "Glass", "Slave To The Blues", "New Jerusalem", "Fight On", "Glue Bag Flags", "No Point In Trying", and "You Could Have Been A Lady". CD

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VariousKing Funk ... CD
King/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Rare funk from one of the greatest labels in the business! King Records is known to many for its classic work with singers like James Brown, Hank Ballard, and Wynonie Harris – but during the later years of the label, they also pressed up a great amount of excellent funky 45s, including many that are some of the rarest you'll ever try to find. This 24 track set is the first to really try to document King's rich funk legacy – and it's got some amazing tracks that blend together raw southern soul, hard northern rhythms, and sweet James Brown-produced grooves. Any one of these tunes would set you back at least $50 on a single – not just because they're rare, but because they're some of the best funk cuts ever recorded. Titles include "Mr Tuff Stuff" by Toby King, "Gold Walk" by The Presidents, "Butter Your Popcorn" by Hank Ballard, "Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Down Home Girl" by The Coasters, "Don't Get Funky" by Gloria Walker, "Funky Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul East, "From The Back Side (parts 1 & 2)" by The Sons Of Funk, "Camelot Time" by J Hines & The Fellows, and "Papa's Got The Wagon" by Gloria Walker. CD

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✨✧ Roy Ayers & Wayne HendersonStep Into Our Life ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Talk about a meeting of the minds! At the time of this album, Henderson & Ayers were probably the biggest names in the jazz funk business – both with a smooth soulful style that was pushing the genre onto whole new levels, while still keeping firm roots in jazz – a rare blend that few other artists could handle this well! This initial debut from the pair seems to be much more dominated by the spirit of Roy Ayers' work at the time – particularly the mellow jazzed up work he was laying down on albums like Vibrations and You Send Me – a wicked sound that's rooted in modern soul modes, but filled with plenty of warm jazz elements too. The album's got wonderful vibes and electric piano from Roy – and tracks include "Step Into Our Life", "Lovers Should Always Be Together", "No Deposit No Return", "Ooh Baby", and "For Real". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has cut corner, a name in large letters on both sides, and light wear. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP
King, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling energy here that's totally great – dynamic, powerful calls from James at the top of most tunes – and incredibly sharp work on horns and rhythm from the band – cutting grooves and turning lines like no other combo in the business, all with a great mix of deep soul and hard funk! The album features the 7 minute killer version of "Let a Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", plus "World (parts 1 & 2)", "It's A New Day (parts 1 & 2)", "Give It Up or Turn It Loose", "If I Ruled The World", "The Man In The Glass (part 1)", and "I'm Not Demanding (part 1)". A treasure trove of funk and soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light aging and small seam splits.)

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✨✧ VariousPrivate Wax – Super Rare Boogie & Disco ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's no lie – as the set's filled with super rare boogie and disco – yet the music here isn't just obscure, it's also totally great – really wonderful sounds from the farther reaches of the American club underground! The grooves here are fantastic – and many numbers are more in an uptempo soul mode than just a standard disco style – served up with warm instrumentation, soulful vocals, and lots of inventive touches in the arrangements that really keep things interesting! The collection brings together rare 12" singles and unusual records from the US and overseas – and titles include "This Party's Just For You (12" version)" by Special Touch, "There's No End To Our Love" by Leprechaun, "Never Leave Me & I'll Never Leave You" by Philadelphia Brite, "What'Em Doing Is My Business" by Gregory Jolly, "Party Track (12" mix)" by Mr Fox, "Music Freak (12" mix)" by Contagious, "Dance" by Ashanti, "Sweet Maryline" by Christian Gaubert, "When I Come Knocking" by Poncho C Saint Fingers, "Doin It Cause It Feels Good" by Chuck Strong, "Disco Spells Love" by Pure Love, and "Freex (7" mix)" by Aura. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ted DanielLoft Years ... CD
Ujamaa, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Unreleased live material from trumpeter Ted Daniel – a hell of a talent on the New York scene of the 70s, but one who hardly ever got as much recorded exposure as some of his contemporaries! Ted's got this fantastic way of blowing – bold and free, but with a sense of structure too – almost more inheriting a legacy of 60s experimentalists like Ted Curson, or the later Lee Morgan – than graced with the style of some of his contemporaries on the loft jazz scene. This album definitely has Daniel at the top of his game – shaping sound with boundless imagination and energy – lots of strength, but also lots of focus – never too free for free's sake, and always strongly influenced by the pulse of group members Richard Pierce on bass and Tatsuya Nakamura on drums. In fact, the mix of bass, drums, and trumpet almost evokes some of the Sonny Rollins trio material – especially of the more outside variety – and Daniel also plays a bit of flugelhorn and French hunting horn too. Titles include "OC", "The Moor", "Jiblet", and "Congeniality". (And in case you're wondering, the material here is of similar vintage to that on the No Business album from Ted – but different recordings.) CD
(Disc is a CDr, packaged in a proper digipack sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousKing Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... Out Of Stock
Rare funk from one of the greatest labels in the business! King Records is known to many for its classic work with singers like James Brown, Hank Ballard, and Wynonie Harris – but during the later years of the label, they also pressed up a great amount of excellent funky 45s, including many that are some of the rarest you'll ever try to find. This 24 track set is the first to really try to document King's rich funk legacy – and it's got some amazing tracks that blend together raw southern soul, hard northern rhythms, and sweet James Brown-produced grooves. Any one of these tunes would set you back at least $50 on a single – not just because they're rare, but because they're some of the best funk cuts ever recorded. Titles include "Mr Tuff Stuff" by Toby King, "Gold Walk" by The Presidents, "Butter Your Popcorn" by Hank Ballard, "Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Down Home Girl" by The Coasters, "Don't Get Funky" by Gloria Walker, "Funky Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul East, "From The Back Side (parts 1 & 2)" by The Sons Of Funk, "Camelot Time" by J Hines & The Fellows, and "Papa's Got The Wagon" by Gloria Walker. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available King Funk ... CD 10.99
 
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✨✧ MJT+3Make Everybody Happy ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1960. Used ... $9.99
A Windy City classic – from Vee Jay Records! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass! Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time – a killer little group that was almost a Chicago secret back in the day, but one that's well worth discovering if you've got any sort of a love for hardbop or soul jazz! This oft-overlooked gem is one of the best hardbop albums to ever come out of Chicago, and it's got some great originals by Mabern – like "Richie's Dilemma" and "Make Everybody Happy" – plus a nice version of Booker Little's "Sweet Silver". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lloyd PriceMr Personality Sings The Blues ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Lloyd sings a nice little batch of blues tunes – a bit more uptown than some of his earlier R&B work, thanks to arrangements by Sid Feller that bring out the classier side of Lloyd voice. The set feels a bit like a Ray Charles session – with that R&B goes upscale sound – but Lloyd's voice is nice and soulful, keeping the feel of the set quite real. Titles include "Just To Hold Your Hand", "Ain't Nobody's Business", "Talk To Me", "Kidney Stew", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Feeling Lowdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, discoloration, a few stains, with wide clear tape on all seams.)

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Diana RossLady Sings The Blues ... LP
Motown, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
On the one hand, our jazz snob side wonders why Diana Ross would be picked to star as Billie Holiday, but on the other, it makes perfect sense, as this soundtrack to the film was made during the early 70s, when she was at the top of her career, and one of the highest profile female soul singers. And she acquits herself quite well, with a solid performance that's more than respectable, helped along the way by sympathetic orchestral arrangements from Benny Golson and Oliver Nelson. While we may not turn to this recording over any of Billie's originals, it's a pretty remarkable turning point for Diana, establishing her "diva" status and helping to launch her solo career to new heights. 34 numbers in all, though many of them are dialogue or musical bits lifted from the film. Includes "All Of Me", "the Man I Love", "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Fine & Mellow", "You've Changed", "My Man", "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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Grover Washington JrSoul Box Vol 2 ... LP
Kudu, 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the richest albums from the Kudu years of Grover Washington – a double-length set that shows the full range of his soul and imagination! The album was done in collaboration with Bob James – who arranged and conducted all tracks, and also plays keyboards on the date – and the style is kind of an added extension of other Washington work on Kudu, with added string and chorus bits to round out the sound! Things are still wonderfully soulful – thanks to James' sense of space and timing on the charts – and if anything, the added voices and orchestrations bring an almost soundtrack-like quality to the record – but one that still leaves plenty of room for Washington's solos on tenor, alto, and soprano sax! Most tracks are quite long – really stretching out with lots of room for fresh ideas – and titles include "Taurian Matador", "Don't Explain", "Easy Living/Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, et alNewport Rebels ... CD
Candid (UK), 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic early 60s session for Candid Records – put together by a group that includes Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and a host of other musicians who were working here as "Newport Rebels" – by setting up the Jazz Artists Guild Festival as a protest against the increasingly commercialized Newport date! And for the record, the group definitely live up to their name – really shaking off the easier modes popularized at the Newport festival, and coming across with a style that's much more modern, firey, and righteous! Other artists include Abbey Lincoln on vocals, Booker Little on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eric Dolphy on saxophone, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone – and titles include a great rendition of "Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do" – plus the originals "Cliff Walk" by Booker Little, "Mysterious Blues" by Mingus, and "Me & You" by members of the group. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerToo Hot To Hold (Springboard pressing) ... LP
Springboard, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hmmm. . . When's this stuff from? It appears to be the late 60s – at least from the sound, which is hard and funky in the best parts. The two best tracks are instrumentals – "Thinking Black", which has a muddled up drum and horn sound that's very nice, and "Funky Mule", which riffs along at high speed, sounding like the kind of a track that you'd prize if you found it as a funky 45! Other tracks are vocals by Tina, sounding a bit rough and ready – and titles include "Ain't Nobody's Business", "Too Hot To Hold", "Poor Little Fool", "I'm Fed Up", and "Make 'Em Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a red cover, with some edge wear and seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyDizzy's Business – Live Concert Recordings (The Japanese Concerts/The Sextet) ... CD
Milestone, 1962/1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work by Cannonball Adderley – recorded in the early 60s, but not issued until after his death! The album features live material – recorded in Tokyo and San Francisco – performed by Cannon's amazing sextet that includes Joe Zawinul on piano, Yusef Lateef on reeds, Nat Adderley on cornet, and the rhythm section of Sam Jones in bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Tracks are all long and grooving – with a sublime mix of the earlier soul jazz that Adderley forge in the late 50s, with some of the more exotic traces that were coming into the group through the work of Lateef. Titles include "New Delhi", "Peter & The Goats", "This Here", "Jive Samba", "Primitivo", "Autumn Leaves", "Dizzy's Business", and "Never Say Yes". CD

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsUnfinished Business ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
There's nothing unfinished about this business – as The Blackbyrds are at the top of their game here – working in a sweet blend of jazz, funk, and soul – all produced to perfection by their mentor Donald Byrd! The groove is quite similar to some of Byrd's best from the time – a bit fuller than the first few records by The Blackbyrds, thanks to the addition of larger horns – and put together in ways that really has them soaring towards the skies on waves or righteous soul! There's vocals on most tracks, but they really take equal place next to the group's wonderful instrumentation – especially the heady keyboards of the mighty Kevin Toney, still a key member of the combo at this point. Titles include "Party Land", "In Life", "Time Is Movin", "Lady", and "You've Got That Something". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmell JonesCarmell Jones – Mosaic Select (Remarkable Carmell Jones/Business Meeting/Brass Bag/Unreleased Session/Jazz Impressions Of Folk Music) ... CD
Mosaic/Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $49.99
Unbelievable work from one of our favorite trumpeters ever – and a 3CD box set that brings together nearly all of his American recordings from the early days! Kansas native Carmell Jones burst on the scene at the end of the 50s – becoming a very strong part of LA's soul jazz scene in the early part of the 60s, before moving off to Europe in the middle of the decade, where he cut some fine recordings for MPS. If you've ever heard Horace Silver's classic "Song To My Father", you've heard Carmell's wonderful work on trumpet – clean, clear, soulful, and flowing, with a lyrically expressive power that matches few other players on the instrument. Carmell's almost never gotten his due on the reissue scene – until now, as this great box set brings together 3 of his albums for Pacific Jazz – The Remarkable Carmell Jones, Business Meetin, and Brass Bag – plus Harold Land's rare Jazz Impressions Of Folk Music (recorded for Imperial), and a previously unreleased session that features Jones and a young Hadley Caliman and Frank Strazzeri. The work on the set is amazing – a key look at a trumpet player who never faltered a bit, the kind of musician that will have you wondering why the jazz business didn't just up and make him king from the first time he blew a note on record! The package features 37 tracks in all – on 3CDs, in a handy slipcase, along with a booklet with notes on Jones' work! CD
(Out of print and limited to 5000 numbered copies.)

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Poor Righteous TeachersNobody Move (rmx, inst, album)/Da Rill Sh!t (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Profile, 1993. Near Mint- ... $6.99
From the Black Business LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Profile sleeve.)

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Bruno ZambriniScuola Di Ladri (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1986. New Copy ... $11.99
A a nice mid 80s Italian comedy soundtrack Bruno Zambini – his work from 1986's Scuola Di Ladri – with 80s style keys and period European dancefloor soul influences in the mix – not as much on the goofy side as we remembered, and lots of fun! There's some definite traces of electric Euro disco in the grooves, paired with kind of a caper comedy/comic romance vibe. There might even be some influences of Tangerine Dream's Risky Business soundtrack here, albeit less moody, with a lighter, more comic feel. The original soundtrack features 13 sequences of the title theme – and this great CD version has 8 additional bonus tracks. 26 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Bobby DarinAnother Song On My Mind – The Motown Years (Bobby Darin/Darin 1936 to 1973/bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bobby Darin on Motown? Stranger things have certainly happened in the music business – and the famous soul label provided a surprisingly welcome home for Darin in the last few years of his life – continuing his late 60s trend of trying out a whole bunch of new styles in his music! First on the CD is the album Bobby Darin – a real lost chapter in his career. Bobby's kind of moving past the self-pity of his folksy years of the late 60s – stepping more strongly with a set of arrangements by Jimmy Haskell and Michael O'Martin, almost soul-like in quality, with an earthy touch to his vocals. Bobby always knew he would die an early death, and within a year of this one, he would pass away, almost quietly, and although it's a bit of a stretch to think that you can hear that in his voice, there's definitely something odd about the record. Tracks include "Sail Away", "I've Already Stayed Too Long", "Shipmates In Cheyenne", "Let It Be Me", and "My First Night Alone Without You". Darin 1936 to 1973 is Bobby D's last LP – issued after his untimely early death, and a real return to classic form – a set that was recorded live in Vegas, and also features a few cuts for the Lady Sings The Blues soundtrack! Darin works with arrangements from Charles Fox, Bill Holman, and Jimmy Haskell – and titles include "Wonderin Where It's Gonna End", "Blue Monday", "Another Song On My Mind", "The Letter", "Don't Think Twice It's All Right", and "Mack The Knife". 2CD set features lots of bonus tracks – 20 of these titles have never been on CD – 18 more titles from Motown singles at the same time! CD

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball In Europe ... CD
Capitol, 1962. Used ... $7.99
Rare work by Cannonball – recorded live in Europe in the early 60s, and only ever issued there until the release of this CD in the US! The set features live material performed by Cannon's amazing group that included Joe Zawinul on piano, Yusef Lateef on reeds, Nat Adderley on cornet, and the rhythm section of Sam Jones and Louis Hayes – all grooving together perfectly for the set, with a fluid mix of hardbop, soul jazz, and slight exotic traces that are completely sublime! Titles include "P Bouk", "Gemini", "Work Song", "Trouble In Mind" and "Dizzy's Business". CD
(Out of print.)

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Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard SamBig Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam ... CD
Chess, 1962. Used ... $11.99
A side each of these two important talents in blues – presented here in a format that makes the record a real double-header! Side one features Big Bill Broonzy in the lead – working with sweet electric lines on guitar alongside acoustic and his own really rich vocals – plus this very cool rhythm accompaniment from Washboard Sam, whose instrument has a way of coming across like some quickly snapped snare drum! Sam takes the lead on side two – singing and playing his instrument – and is joined on a few tracks by Broonzy's guitar and some piano from Memphis Slim. Big Bill titles include "Lonesome", "Little City Woman", "Romance Without Finance", and "By Myself" – and Washboard Sam numbers include "Never Never", "Minding My Own Business", "I'm A Lonely Man", and "Horseshoe Over My Door". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Redd FoxxBoth Sides Of Redd Foxx ... LP
Loma, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Both sides of Redd Foxx – bawdy and classy! The album's one of Redd's great late 60s ones on Loma – produced with a higher quality than some of the indie and knock-off sessions that were floating around at the time – excellent sound that really highlights his sense of wordplay and timing, the key skills that really set him apart from other comedians at the time! Foxx really knows how to get down to business with his routines here – using a frankness that's totally great – that easy-going conversational mode that owes a bit to Lenny Bruce, but which comes off with more of a down to earth style. But it's also the way that he holds back that really makes the jokes great – the things left unsaid, but which are clearly pointed at – steeped in Redd's life experience, but delivered with a great sense of care. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Quincy JonesCinema Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, Jones had already had a decade under his belt as one of the hippest arrangers, leaders, and composers in jazz – and the film business really respected those talents, and allowed Quincy to bring some really fresh styles into play – modes that really opened up the vibe of American cinema, and also paved the way for the funky styles of the 70s! As that decade approached, Jones left behind the cinema to take on some more higher-profile records of his own – but all the charms of those great albums can be found here at their roots – in this stunning collection of soundtrack material. This LP package features some of the best tracks from the CD box set – 11 numbers that include "Ironside", "Threadbare", "Deadly Affair", "Pawnbroker", "Roack Em Up", "They Call Me Mister Tibbs", "Slum Creeper", "Main Squeeze", "Rap Run It On Down", "The Anderson Tapes", and "Getta Bloomin Move On". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LudacrisWord Of Mouf – promo album advance ... LP
Def Jam, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $3.99
Production is handled by a whole bunch of peeps, including Organized Noise, Timbaland, and Swizz Beats. Includes "Rollout (My Business)", "Area Codes", "Saturday", "Freaky Thangs" and "Word of Mouf". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a Def Jam South sleeve.)

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Blue MitchellAfrican Violet ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Sweet electric funk from Blue – recorded in a warm, largely arranged style that's reminiscent of the best Freddie Hubbard fusion work from the 70s – but which has an even tighter sound overall! The groove is great – kind of a Kudu Records vibe, and Blue's actually quite good in this format – stepping off with a bit more confidence than on his electric sides from Mainstream, and getting the benefit of some great tenor sax work from Harold Land on a few numbers! Mitchell's always one of those players who actually seems to stretch out more in a set where he's not the leader of a small combo – and his solos here are surprisingly strong, and filled with soul – as are those of Land and tenorist Herman Riley. Titles include "Sand Castles", "Ojos De Rojo", "Mississippi Jump", "As", "Square Business", and "Forget". LP, Vinyl record album
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Jukka Perko TritoneDizzy ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Nothing dizzy at all here – as the record's got a confident, forward-moving direction right from the start – a hard-burning saxophone trio, in a manner that you'd usually be used to hearing from a tenor – but featuring the bold alto of Jukka Perko on the lead! Perko works with Antti Lotjonen on bass and Teppo Makynen on drums – both players who have the same powerful approach as the leader, and who nicely balance between freedom and structure – a bit in the manner of the Sonny Rollins trio work at the end of the 50s – but more freewheeling, and really with its own sense of energy! A number of tracks are old jazz standards from the Dizzy Gillespie songbook, but completely transformed by the presentation – and titles include "Con Alma", "Woody N You", "One Bass Hit", "Tin Tin Deo", "Dizzy's Business", "Night In Tunisia", and "Cubano Be Cubano Bop". CD
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Jukka Perko TritoneDizzy ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
Nothing dizzy at all here – as the record's got a confident, forward-moving direction right from the start – a hard-burning saxophone trio, in a manner that you'd usually be used to hearing from a tenor – but featuring the bold alto of Jukka Perko on the lead! Perko works with Antti Lotjonen on bass and Teppo Makynen on drums – both players who have the same powerful approach as the leader, and who nicely balance between freedom and structure – a bit in the manner of the Sonny Rollins trio work at the end of the 50s – but more freewheeling, and really with its own sense of energy! A number of tracks are old jazz standards from the Dizzy Gillespie songbook, but completely transformed by the presentation – and titles include "Con Alma", "Dizzy's Business", "Night In Tunisia", and "Cubano Be Cubano Bop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with 4 bonus tracks!)
Also available Dizzy ... CD 12.99
 
 
 



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