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Eugene WrightWright Groove ... LP
Philips (UK), 1962. Very Good ... $38.99
A very unusual album from bassist Eugene Wright – one of his few dates as a leader, despite famous work in the Dave Brubeck quartet! The set is great – with very strong work from Wright, who's maybe more soulful than usual – and recording here in New Zealand with a hip quartet that features Lew Campbell on piano, Laurie Lewis on baritone, and Don Branch on drums. The music is as creative as the Brubeck work from a rhythmic perspective, but has a deeper vibe overall – given the strong presence of the bass, the very strong baritone solos, and excellent piano from Campbell. All tunes are originals from Wright – very nice material! LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul DesmondBridge Over Troubled Water ... LP
A&M, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Paul Desmond serves up his own versions of some key tunes by Simon & Garfunkel tunes – with results that are simply amazing! The style here takes all the airy brilliance of the original S&G tunes, and turns it towards a more jazz-based mode – one that has some of the slight Brazilian undercurrents in the rhythms that you'll find on Desmond's previous two albums for CTI! The full arrangements are by Don Sebesky, who brings a great sense of balance to the set – and Herbie Hancock plays some great electric piano, in a group that also features Airto on percussion and Gene Bertoncini on guitar. But the real star of the set is Paul Desmond – blowing with that amazing tone of his – and sliding from tune to tune with effortless ease, in a way that really transforms these tunes in their instrumental readings. Titles include "Cecilia", "Mrs. Robinson", "America", "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright", and "Scarborough Fair" – all done with a sweet jazzy A&M approach! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (brick cover) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great little live set – ostensibly a Dizzy Gillespie performance, but with some very strong guest stars! The core of the group is Diz's great one from the early 60s – with Lalo Schifrin on piano and Leo Wright on alto and flute, and they're joined by Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, and Candido for this tasty set of three long tracks: "Kush", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Bop 'N' Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Polydor pressing from the early 80s, with insert. Cover has a cutout notch and some light aging on the back.)

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Miltinho (Milton Banana)Rhythm & The Sound Of Bossa Nova ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1963. Very Good ... $34.99
An excellent album of hard bossa cuts – played by drummer Antonio Da Souza, aka Miltinho, aka Milton Banana, with backing by Oscar Castro Neves! The band is a quartet led by Oscar Castro-Neves – with some nice piano by him, and some excellent alto work by the great Leo Wright! The record's a prime example of the excellent style of Banana, Joao Gilberto's favorite drummer – in that it's extremly lively, and all over the kit, with sort of a melodic drumming component that's perfect for bossa nova. Titles include "Influencia Da Jazz", "Bossa Nova Blues", "O Apito No Samba", "Boato", and "Nao Faz Assim". Quite rare, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has old tape on the seams and surface wear.)

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✨✧ Gene PageLovelock ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Gene Page at the height of his 70s powers – using all the talents he forged as a background artist for other soul talents, and all the majesty he added to his soundtrack work – all focused nicely into a sweet set of warmly soulful grooves! The style's a bit clubby, but also has some wider depth too – maybe an undercurrent of fusion that comes from players like Lee Ritenour and David T Walker on guitar, Joe Sample and Sonny Burke on keyboards, and Oscar Brasher on trumpet – who find a way to work wonderfully alongside the albums vocals from singers Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Jim Gilstrap – all with a style that's not unlike some of the best Quincy Jones material of the time! As with Quincy, there's a sense of care and confidence that really holds the album together – on titles that include "Higher My Love", "Organ Grinder", "Into My Thing", "Wild Cherry", "Fantasy Woman", "Straw In the Wind", and "Together Whatever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Lalo SchifrinBossa Nova – New Brazilian Jazz ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1962. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Early set of tight bossa grooves, recorded by Lalo Schifrin not too longer after he arrived in the states in the early 60's. The great Leo Wright's on alto and flute here, and his solos are warm and rich, and make the whole thing come together nicely – with lots of jazz, jazz, jazz! Lots of short bossa tracks, including "Boato", "Bossa Em New York", and "Patinho Feio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Cover has some wear on the spine.)

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Thelma HoustonRide To The Rainbow ... LP
Tamla, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A bold little set from Thelma Houston – produced with a strong disco finish, in a way that makes the best of her fierce diva vocals! The album's got a unity that's nicely appreciated – especially since some of Houston's other records could be a bit too unfocused or overblown – and the production by Hal Davis and arrangements by Arthur G Wright all have a strongly soulful quality that never steps too far out of line. Titles include a cover of "Love Machine", plus "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Ride To The Rainbow", "Paying For It With My Heart", "I Wanna Be Back In Love Again", and the excellent modern groover "Give It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Gwen McCraeGwen McCrae (1974) ... LP
Cat, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from the Miami soul scene of the 70s – the record that put Gwen McCrae on the map, and showed to the world that the TK sound was about to dominate the charts! There's a really unique groove to the set – part older southern soul, part percolated electric modes – that funky groove that Little Beaver, Timmy Thomas, and some of Gwen's TK contemporaries had been cooking up at the time. Both Beaver and Thomas are working on the sessions – as are Willie Clark, Latimore, and George Perry – and even the backup vocals are hip – with help from George McCrae, Betty Wright, and KC of Sunshine Band fame. But throughout it all, Gwen's the real star – singing with an impeccable vocal approach that's full of soul, yet never overdone – heard to amazing effect on the classic track "90% Of Me" – and other gems that include "For Your Love", "He Keeps Something Groovy Going On", "It Keeps On Raining", "He Don't Ever Lose His Groove", "Move Me Baby", and "Let Them Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Gwen McCrae (1974) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Cal TjaderCal Tjader Quartet ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare little straight ahead set from Cal – not nearly as Latin as some of his other sides for Fantasy at the time, and done in a gently grooving way that's mighty nice! The group's a quartet (in case you couldn't guess from the title!) – with Gerald Wiggins on piano, Eugene Wright on bass, and Bill Douglass on drums – all swinging along with Cal in a gently soulful mode that offers some great interplay between his vibes and Wiggins' piano. Titles include "A Fifth For Frank", "Miss Wiggins", "A Light Groove", "It Never Entered My Mind", and "Fancy Bea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red vinyl pressing with deep groove. Back cover has some aging and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ RootsHome Grown! – The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots Vol 2 ... LP
Geffen, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The second volume of rarities, alternate mixes and all around soulful hip hop genius from the one-and-only Roots crew – handpicked by ?uestlove! If you saw the title of the Home Grown sets and wrote them off as a simple "best of" roundup, well, you should have known better! The Roots have made a career out of sidestepping expectation and these sets will puzzle the mainstream as much as their LPs! Volume 2 features more new millenium material – featuring alternate versions of prime album tracks – providing another reminder of the indispensible, wholly unique Roots! Tracks include "Sacrifice" and "The Seed/Melting Pot/Web" (live on Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Show), "No Alibi", "Quicksand Millennium", "Pass The Popcorn (revisited)", "Adrenaline" feat Dice Raw and Beanie Sigel, "The Lesson Pt. 3" feat Dice Raw and Jaguar Wright, "Y'll Know Who", "Thought@Work", "BOOM!", "Din Da Da" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittPow! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Pow is right – as Stitt grooves with a tight combo that features Benny Green on trombone, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums. The album's one of a few sides produced in the mid 60s by Richard Carpenter, a jazz manager/impresario who cut Chet Baker on some sides with the same group, licensed them to Prestige briefly, then pulled the material. Carpenter had also licensed this Stitt session to Roulette, but it's much more fitting of Prestige – as the tracks are longer and more open-ended, with a tighter hardbop approach than some of Stitt's Roulette/Roost work. Titles include "Love On The Rocks", "Nuff Guff", "Scramble", "Up & Over", and "Pride & Passion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Martha WrightLove Honor & All That Jazz – Songs For After The Honeymoon Is Over ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $5.99
A set with a nice degree of wit – arranged and conducted by Joe Harnell, with titles that include "The Golf Widow", "What Have You Done All Day", "Beautiful But Dumb", "The Other Woman", and "I Can't Give You Anything But Psychology". LP, Vinyl record album
(Living stereo pressing! Cover has a bit of tape on the top seam.)

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Charles WrightNinety Day Cycle People ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Wild work by Charles Wright – recorded in the post-103rd Street Rhythm Band years, with a really trippy sound! The album's got a few really messed up numbers – ones that have Charles ranting and grooving with incredible energy, especially on the cuts "90 Day Cycle People" and "Gimme that Sammich"! On other tracks, Charles goes into more of a seventies mellow soul sound – especially on cuts like "Comment" and "Outside Forces" – which have him getting strangely introspective, and sounding equally deep. Really powerful stuff – and proof that his fire was never dimmed! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has masking tape on all seams, surface wear, radio station letters in marker, and an index sticker.)

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Johnny WrightHello Vietnam ... LP
Decca, 1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Roy BrownHard Times ... LP
Bluesway, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Later work from the great Roy Brown – captured here in some relatively hip LA company – with work from Don Randi on piano, Clifford Scott on tenor, Dennis Budimir and Charles Wright on guitars, and Earl Palmer on drums – working with arrangements from HB Barnum and Arthur Wright! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole in the corner.)

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Roscoe Lee BrowneHand Is On The Gate ... LP
Verve, 1966. Sealed 2LP ... $7.99
Pretty interesting stuff – almost a who's who of African American socially conscious singing actors in the early 60s – with a cast that includes James Earl Jones, Moses Gunn, Leon Bibb, Josephine Premice, Cicely Tyson, and Roscoe Lee Browne, who also arranged and directed the whole affair. Even cooler is the fact that the music was written by Bill Lee and the great Stuart Scharf – and played by the pair with help from Seldon Powell on flute and Floyd Williams on percussion. The performance is part musical, part spoken – a string of passages from writers that include Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, WC Handy, Julian Bond, Le Roi Jones, and others – working together beautifully in a very righteous, slightly radical theater piece. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Dizzy GillespieAn Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good ... $11.99
While actually not as electrifying as some of Dizzy's other albums from the time, this one's still pretty darn great, and features his great group with Leo Wright on alto and Lalo Schfrin on piano. The band grooves with a subtly Latinish vibe, and the tracks are nice and long long long. Titles include "Kush", one of Dizzy's best Latin numbers, plus "The Mooch" and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpter logo. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Red White & Blue (Grass)Red, White & Blue (Grass) ... LP
GRC, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A fantastic little band, and one who definitely have plenty of the bluegrass hinted at by their name – thanks to mandolin, dobro, guitar, and mando-cello from Norman Blake – who's in the group, along with Grant Boatwright on vocals and guitar, and Ginger Boatwright on additional vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a very cool cover – shaped like a can!)

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Biff RoseThorn In Mrs Rose's Side ... LP
Tetragrammaton, 1968. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Tremendous work from Biff Rose – a near-lost singer-songwriter from the late 60s, barely remembered as the author of "Fill Your Heart" from David Bowie's Hunky Dory album – but an incredible talent that we'd rank right up there with Van Dyke Parks or early Randy Newman for sheer American brilliance! As in the work of Parks, there's a quality here that's completely unique – informed by the freedoms of the folk generation, but tuned with older-styled arrangements that while full, still manage to convey a sense of person and presence – as in some of the best early recordings of Leonard Cohen. And like Cohen, Rose has a really poetically-styled approach to his lyrics – far beyond the sardonic eye of folkies, or the indulgence of hippies – and infused with a sense of hope that crackles out of the tunes along with his own crackly vocals. Vocally, we'd almost link Rose to Bob Dorough for a sheer "oh what the hell I'm just gonna sing this" approach – and like Dorough, there's no silliness at all – but real sincerity where we'd never expect it, in a way that leaves us breathless. The set features arrangements by Rose, Arthur Wright, Kirby Johnson, and Nick Woods – on titles that include "Mama's Boy", "Angel Tension", "Molly", "The Stars", "It's Happening", "Buzz The Fuzz", and "The Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Tetragrammaton pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Leroy SibblesNow ... LP
Generation, 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A nice little early 80s album from Leroy Sibbles, former Heptone and Studio One stalwart. The lineup includes Santa, Horsemouth, Bopee, Bingy Bunny, Scully, Winston Wright, Gladdy, Wire Lindo and Tommy McCook, and they perform 10 tracks in all, including "Blood In The Streets", "Singerman", "The System", "Be A Man", "Situation", "I've Never Found A Girl", "Rock Me Baby", "baby I Need Your Loving", "Praise Far I" and "Pure Sorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Jamaican pressing on Sonic Sounds.)

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Spooky ToothMirror ... LP
Island, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The final album from Spooky Tooth – at least during their initial run – and a surprisingly strong set that really points to a huge amount of new directions and ideas! Mike Patto is in the group this time around – and the presence of his vocals and deft instrumental work really give Spooky Tooth a renewed focus and sense of energy – which seems to push the guitars of Mick Jones into territory that's even bolder than before – with more than a few hints of the Foreigner to come! Gary Wright's vocals are still at center stage, but the whole album almost feels like the whole group coming together to really stretch their wings and soar. Titles include "Fantasy Satisfier", "Two Time Love", "Higher Circles", "Hell Or High Water", "The Hoofer", "I'm Alive", and "The Mirror". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, with printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, and some light wear.)

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Gerald WigginsAround The World In 80 Days ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great little record – way more than just a simple jazz version of a soundtrack! True, the Wiggins trio is working here with material from Victor Young's score to Around The World In 80 Days – but Gerald really opens all the tracks up on the piano, so much so that we can hardly recognize most numbers – thanks to the Wiggins touch on the keys, and to some fiery work on rhythm by drummer Bill Douglass and bassist Eugene Wright. Possibly David Axelrod's production helped in hitting the sound of the set (the session was one of his first!) – but whatever the case, the album's a great one, and features the tunes "La Coquette", "Around The World Beguine", "Aouda", "Passepartout", and "Way Out West". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage Canadian pressing – on the Regency label, with deep groove! Cover has a small bit of tape on the top seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove, in a non-gatefold cover, with split seams held together with aged tape.)

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✨✧ ZZ HillBest Thing That's Happened To Me ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the best of ZZ's 70s albums – recorded with a really tight down-home feel, and a style that's maybe even a bit more straight southern soul than some of his albums on smaller labels! Arrangements are by Arthur Wright, and they've got lots of warm touches that really work perfectly with ZZ's vocals – pushing the whole album to a top-shelf level, and making it a lost treasure of southern soul that we'd rank with the best of the genre from the time! Titles include "Your Love Makes Me Feel Good", "Cause I Love You", "Friendship Only Goes So Far", "You Were Wrong", and "I've Got To Get You Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a small name in pen on back.)

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