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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoPhase One (Prestige pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1971/1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the headiest albums ever recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a brilliant mix of noise and silence that rivals some of the greatest genius of the 20th century avant composition! The album's lead track "Ohnedaruth" builds slowly with a variety of percussion – traveling in People In Sorrow territory that shows a remarkable sense of sound and space. All members of the group pick up some percussion to build the track as it goes along – then follow suit with a more reed-based approach on the other extended tune on the album, "Lebert Aaly" – the group's brilliant tribute to the late Albert Ayler! The sound is incredibly deep and textured – and draws a clear line between creative improvisation and technical composition that puts the group alongside Cage and Hindemuth! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has waviness due to moisture. Label has some moisture stains.)
 
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✨✧ Willie Jones IIINext Phase ... CD
WJ3, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Next Phase from drummer Willie Jones III – a great modern jazz talent who has played with Roy Hargrove, Milt Jackson and other legends on top of releasing a worthy handful of albums of his one – topping himself here! Willie's style tilts towards hard bop, with freshness, vibrancy and urgency that's a wonderful. The performances are uniformally excellent throughout and the group includes Eric Reed on piano, Dezron Douglas on bass, Warren Wolf on vibes (and just killing there), Greg Tardy on tenor, Steve Davis on trombone and vocalists Claudia Acuna and Renee Neufville on a couple tunes. Titles include "The Thorn", "Changing The Game", "Melancholy Mind", "Until It's Time For You To Go", "Up The Middle", "Another Time", "Family" and more. CD

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✨✧ BohannonGittin Off ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – and has this way of really focusing in on one key rhythm, then rolling it out with incredible tightness – slowly changing things with some slight phase shifts in tone or timing, but always returning to the core of the tune. The approach is maybe even more striking here than on his previous records – and far grittier than on his later 70s work, too – and at some level, the vocals are almost thrown in as an afterthought, once Bo and the combo get things grooving! Titles include "Come Winter", "South Africa 76", "Feel Good At Midnight", "Gittin Off", and "I'm In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, aging, splitting and a sticker. Vinyl is nice and clean.)

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Ted DanielTed Daniel Solo – At Abbazia San Zeno Pisa, Italy ... CD
Ujamaa, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Ted Daniel may be one of the most compelling sound-shapers we've ever heard on the trumpet – a very under-acknowledged musician whose playing of the 70s and 80s continues to really grab us over the years! This unissued live set is from 1981, and it features Ted on a variety of horns – blowing in a special way that both links to more conventional trumpet modes, yet also shows a knowledge of the more open phrasing that some of his generation were using – like Lester Bowie or Leo Smith. Yet unlike some of those artists, Ted's performance, although free, is never that far from the more familiar roots of trumpet expression – a fantastic balance that really comes through beautifully in the music. There's a few unusual approaches here – one track features a trumpet played into a grand piano, another a flugelhorn through a phase shifter – but even these never go too far out. Titles include "Sunny Side Up", "Closer & Closer", "Vicissitudes Of A Lover", "Al Fine", "Ciao Bene", and "Deac's Ceremonial Testimonial". CD

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✨✧ Claude DenjeanMoog! ... LP
Phase 4, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Claude Denjean's always been one of our more favorite moogy artists, and this LP's a really nice batch of 60's covers done in a very moogy way, with little or no backing behind them. Tracks include "Venus", "Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head", and "Everybody's Talkin'". Nice version of "Nights In White Satin", too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Freddie HubbardHub-Tones (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note (Spain), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An album with a classic modernist cover image – and one that's also got the same sort of sound to match – brilliant early work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who's really coming into his own as a leader with this date! Freddie's really finding a voice here – a sharper edge than on some of his later albums, at the beginning of a more modernist phase in the mid-60s – when his efforts would mark him as one of the more straight ahead players of the "new thing" scene. There's a careful balance in Hubbard's work here – spurred on by youthful energy of group mates Herbie Hancock on piano, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Hubbard is really brimming over with new ideas – as are the other players – and titles include "Lament for Booker", "Prophet Jennings", "Hub Tones", "For Spee's Sake", and "You're My Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Martin Davorin JagodicTempo Furioso ... CD
Cramps (Italy), 1975. Used ... $14.99
One of the classics in Cramps' Nova Musicha series from the 70s – and some incredible electronic work that's right up there with the best of the legendary releases on the label! The album is one long work – filled with spare tones, phase shifts, and modulations, interspersed with piano playing and random sounds from the radio – all put together in ways that almost feel like some John Cage chance creation – but which also has more of a sense of 70s Italian minimalism too – an airy, slow-shifting brilliance that's very subtle, but completely compelling! CD
(Out of print.)

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LaraajiCelestial Vibrations ... CD
SWN/Soul Jazz (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
A beautifully trippy set of tracks from Edward Larry Gordon – an artist who's probably better known for his later Laraaji album recorded with Brian Eno, but one who sounds even better here on this debut set! The sound is very spiritual and meditative – long, drawn-out, side-long tracks that feature Gordon playing a weird, electrified zither – an instrument that's hardly the hokey, European-sounding one from mid-century – and instead a very tripped-out, abstracted one here – very spacey, with some great phase shifting employed in the studio, which creates an almost electronic pulse out of the acoustic instrumentation. The album features two very long tracks – "All Pervading" and "Bethlehem" – done in a way that would make Alice Coltrane proud! CD
Also available Celestial Vibrations ... LP 22.99

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LaraajiCelestial Vibrations ... LP
SWN/Soul Jazz (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A beautifully trippy set of tracks from Edward Larry Gordon – an artist who's probably better known for his later Laraaji album recorded with Brian Eno, but one who sounds even better here on this debut set! The sound is very spiritual and meditative – long, drawn-out, side-long tracks that feature Gordon playing a weird, electrified zither – an instrument that's hardly the hokey, European-sounding one from mid-century – and instead a very tripped-out, abstracted one here – very spacey, with some great phase shifting employed in the studio, which creates an almost electronic pulse out of the acoustic instrumentation. The album features two very long tracks – "All Pervading" and "Bethlehem" – done in a way that would make Alice Coltrane proud! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Celestial Vibrations ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Paul MauriatRhythm & The Blues/Paul Mauriat Orchestra ... CD
Phase 4/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1975. Used ... $9.99
A pair of instrumental sets from French maestro Paul Mauriat! Rhythm & The Blues may well be one of Mauriat's grooviest records ever – as it features instrumental remakes of 60s American soul tunes, but all given a bit of a European instrumental twist! Jerk rhythms and mod grooves meet up with fuller orchestrations that contain a bit of strings, some occasional electric harpsichord, organ, and even some sweet alto sax – all handled with the sort of punch we've come to expect from Paul – more than enough to keep the soul component of the tunes nicely intact! Titles include "Last Night", "Unchain My Heart", "Respect", "In The Midnight Hour", "When A Man Loves A Woman", "You Keep Me Hanging On", and "I Never Loved A Man". The Paul Mauriat Orchestra is a mid 70s groover from Mauriat – one that has some surprising funky elements at points – mixed in with some of the fuller orchestrations you might expect. Paul balances things nicely – and takes on his best 60s talent for pulling out some lean, interesting instrumental bits amidst the wider sounds to keep things groovy. Titles include "Angie Baby", "El Bimbo", "I Got A Name", "Rock Your Baby", "Mandy", "Feel Like Makin Love", and "Have You Never Been Mellow". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Werner MullerDelicado 70 ... CD
Phase 4/Warner (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the coolest later albums from German easy maestro Werner Muller – a set that takes on Latin rhythms, but with that particularly bright glow that was coming out of Muller's instrumental scene at the time! The result is a cool mix of modes, of the sort that must have gotten Munich suburbanites out on their living room floors – cha-cha-ing, and doing a bit of groovier moves as well – as Muller mixes cascading strings, light brass, and nicely punctuated bottom sounds! There's some very groovy sounds here – at a level that's a bit like the best from Berry Lippmann, one of Werner's contemporaries – and titles include "Yours", "Mambo Jambo", "Delicado", "Frenesie", "A Banda", "Amor Amor Amor", and "Cumana". CD
(Part of the Take It Easy Warner Easy Listening Best Collecion!)

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Teddy PendergrassLife Is A Song Worth Singing ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
Wonderful work from the early solo years of Teddy Pendergrass! The record's a monstrous mix of mellow soul and sophisticated tunes – one that pushes Teddy way past his earlier role in Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, into mature male soul territory that few others could match! The sound is sublime throughout – easily the next phase for the Gamble & Huff empire, and way past the easier Philly hit modes of a few years before. Titles include the wonderful "Close The Door", the kind of classy upscale modern soul that kept Philly going strong into the end of the 70s – plus "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "When Somebody Loves You Back", and "Cold, Cold World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole in front.)

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Donna SummerFour Seasons Of Love ... CD
Casablanca, 1976. Used ... $1.99
Donna Summer also covers spring, autumn and winter here – on an incredibly groovy disco concept album – gorgeously sung by Donna Summer and produced to perfection by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte! It's got 4 long, seasonally-titled tunes and a reprise – with "Spring Affair", "Summer Fever", "Autumn Changes" and "Winter Melody" – and the numbers groove appropriately! The spring groover is breezy, summer's is nice and steamy, the dancefloor grooves shift and phase for autumn, and winter is cool and delicate. One of the finer album-oriented disco releases of the period! CD

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Vibration Black FingerBlackism ... LP
Enid (UK), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Incredibly hip work from drummer Lascelle Gordon – a set that really lives up to the compelling name of the group, with a sound that instantly brings together a righteous 70s generation with the current cosmic underground scene! The music is a mix of spiritual and electric jazz modes, but also is unafraid to throw in a bit more in the way of electronics, too – never programmed rhythms, as Lascelle handles all those himself, live – but sometimes with phase shifts on some of the instruments, or a bit of processing – which evokes maybe a bit of electric Miles, or some of the Chicago Underground modes. Trumpet and tenor get nice space on the set, and the album features vocals from Maggie Nichols on one track – and titles include "Emin", "Sawalha", "Goodbye NYC", "Ofilli", "Drums For Peace", and "Bhamara/The Black Bee". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stanley BlackBlack Magic/Satan Superstar ... CD
Phase 4/Vocalion (UK), 1976/1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 70s albums from Stanley Black – back to back on a single CD! Black Magic is amazing work – honest! The album's far funkier and far more dynamic than most of Stanley's other albums in the past – and is a sweet electric 70s session with plenty of elements you'd expect to find in some of the Brit Easy or sound library albums of the time! The arrangements are full, with a fair bit of electricity – but also some heavy percussion on the bottom on some funkier tracks too. Titles include versions of "Love In The Rain", "All It Takes Is Two", "Berimbau", "Wave", "Shaft", "The Hustle", and "Volare". Satan Superstar is a really weird one – a session that seems to proclaim the star status of the Prince Of Darkness – who's pictured on the front in a disco leisure suit! Despite that look, though, the album's got a much more dramatic orchestra feel – songs from devil-inspired soundtrack moments of the past decade or so – presented with large orchestrations, and a sense of majesty that rivals the original soundtracks themselves. Titles include "The Omen", "Excorcist II", "Rosemary's Baby", "King Of Kings", and "The Seventh Victim". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BotticelliPresenting Botticelli/Botticelli Unlimited ... CD
Phase 4/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the painter, but a Euro easy maestro – heard here on two sets from the 70s! Presenting Botticelli is a Phase 4 classic from this Dutch arranger – loads of warm instrumentals done in a string-heavy style –but with a lean, mature approach that's a nice update from the Mantovani generation! The Botticelli sound is the one you'd hear cascading out of office building speakers in the 70s – some contemporary tunes, reworked in a gentle instrumental mode – often with a sax or flute lead line, banked nicely over swelling strings. Titles include "Mammy Blue", "Day By Day", "My Love", "It Never Rains In Southern California", "Looking Through The Eyes Of Love", and "Never My Love". Botticelli Unlimited features lots of warm, mellow tracks from this enigmatic Phase 4 maestro – lots of 70s pop tunes, reworked in instrumental ways for the Easy crowd – but with some cool choices in the arrangements that keep things interesting! There's a gentle, Euro sexy sort of feel to lots of these tunes – and titles include "Waterloo", "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Seasons In The Sun", "TSOP", "The Air That I Breathe", and "Find Yourself". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardHub-Tones ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album with a classic modernist cover image – and one that's also got the same sort of sound to match – brilliant early work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who's really coming into his own as a leader with this date! Freddie's really finding a voice here – a sharper edge than on some of his later albums, at the beginning of a more modernist phase in the mid-60s – when his efforts would mark him as one of the more straight ahead players of the "new thing" scene. There's a careful balance in Hubbard's work here – spurred on by youthful energy of group mates Herbie Hancock on piano, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Hubbard is really brimming over with new ideas – as are the other players – and titles include "Lament for Booker", "Prophet Jennings", "Hub Tones", "For Spee's Sake", and "You're My Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)
Also available Hub-Tones (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Pat MethenyPat Metheny Group ... LP
ECM, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A near-legendary album from Pat Metheny – the real birth of the "Metheny sound" on record, and a perfect example of the magically fluid groove that he crafted with keyboardist Lyle Mays! The sound here is hard to describe – and even harder when you try to pick out the individual keyboard and guitar bits – because the overall feel of the record is so well wrapped up and lyrically together, yet manages to do so without falling into any too-slick styles or cliched approaches to fusion. We're stunned at how much this one still delights us over the years, and the record still stands as a landmark in its field. Titles include "San Lorenzo", "Phase Dance", "Jaco", "Aprilwind", "Lonejack", and "Apriljoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Steve ReichMusic For 18 Musicians ... LP
ECM, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and out in ways that perfectly illustrate Reich's fascination with phase progressions in modern music. Tougher to find on vinyl than it should be, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later German "New Series" pressing with barcode sticker.)

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✨✧ Randy Weston/Ahmed Abdullah/Andrew CyrilleWildflowers 3 – The New York Loft Jazz Sessions ... LP
Douglas/Casablanca, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those excellent Wildflowers albums – featuring underground sessions recorded during the New York loft jazz scene of the 70s. Randy Weston plays "Portrait Of Frank Edward Weston" in a trio; Andrew Cyrille & Maono play "Short Short"; Ahmed Abdullah plays "Blue Phase" in a group with Charles Brackeen; and Dave Burrell's trio play "Black Robert". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Edward Larry Gordon (Laraaji)Celestial Vibration ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1978. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautifully trippy set of tracks from Edward Larry Gordon – an artist who's probably better known for his later Laraaji album recorded with Brian Eno, but one who sounds even better here on this debut set! The sound is very spiritual and meditative – long, drawn-out, side-long tracks that feature Gordon playing a weird, electrified zither – an instrument that's hardly the hokey, European-sounding one from mid-century – and instead a very tripped-out, abstracted one here – very spacey, with some great phase shifting employed in the studio, which creates an almost electronic pulse out of the acoustic instrumentation. The album features two very long tracks – "All Pervading" and "Bethlehem" – done in a way that would make Alice Coltrane proud! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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William BellPhases Of Reality ... CD
Stax/Ace (UK), 1972. Used ... $6.99
A full, rich set from William Bell – one that's got a headier 70s approach than some of his earlier work for Stax – with a set of themes that clearly pick up on the socially conscious vibe of the time, set to arrangements that include a bit more keyboards and funky guitar than usual! William's got the Muscle Shoals Rhythm team backing him up – and the album was recorded in both Memphis and Muscle Shoals, with a hard-hitting righteous sound that's easily a summation of the best of both scenes at the time – with a slight nod towards the smoother southern grooves from deeper south. Titles include the funky title cut "Phases Of Reality", plus "50 Dollar Habit", "Save Us", "What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me", "The Man In The Street", and "Lonely For Your Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Upside Down (Phase 4) ... LP
Phase 4, 1976. Very Good+ ... $59.99
Mindblowing work from the legendary Fela – definitely at the top of his game here, and brimming over with energy supplied by the Africa 70 ensemble! The tracks are long and freewheeling – but never without a sense of direction – as every ounce of the music is devoted to serving up the message of the man – from the way the keyboards step out over the grooves, to the sublime saxophone solos, to the rising energy when the vocals take flight in call/response mode! "Upside Down" is a monster groover with great rumbling sound – and "Go Slow" is slightly mellower, but no less soulful and funky. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and minor splitting.)

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✨✧ BloPhase IV (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Blo have gone through a few different phases before this fantastic fourth album – but none of them as funky as the work on this set – which may well set a whole new standard for the Nigerian music legends! The groove here is super-tight, with lots of excellent bass and drums snapping at the bottom – and some of the darkness of their earlier work is replaced by a upbeat style that really lifts the music up – although never in ways that are trying to put a fake smile on things for commercial purposes! Instead, these guys just seem to have a great sense of their own energy – and maybe an even stronger influence from American funk than before, turned towards a grittier Nigerian groove, with some deeply soulful production. Titles include "Scandi Boogie", "Trace Of Suicide", "Music Makes You Happy", "Save Me", "You're So Kind", "Move Up", and "I Miss Your Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Steve ReichOctet/Music For A Large Ensemble/Violin Phase ... CD
ECM, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic mid-period Reich – with an approach that's a lot more sophisticated than the earlier works, but a sound that's still filled with whimsey and surprise! The winner here is Music For A Large Ensemble, which features some excellent interplay between marimbas, vibes, and xylophone – all backed by some additional strings. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steve ReichOctet/Music For A Large Ensemble/Violin Phase ... LP
ECM, 1980. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Classic mid-period Reich – with an approach that's a lot more sophisticated than the earlier works, but a sound that's still filled with whimsey and surprise! The winner here is Music For A Large Ensemble, which features some excellent interplay between marimbas, vibes, and xylophone – all backed by some additional strings. LP, Vinyl record album

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CookersCall Of The Wild & Peaceful Heart ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Maybe the boldest album so far from The Cookers – a tremendous assemblage of legendary jazz talent, working together as a perfect unit on this recording! There's a sharpness and sense of unity that really holds the record together – part of which comes from the arrangements, by Billy Harper or trumpeter David Weiss – the only slightly younger member of the group, and a great guiding voice to the project. Speaking of voices, Billy Harper's is loud and proud – that soaring, spiritual tenor that we love so much – especially on the group's readings of his compositions – and in addition to Harper and Weiss, other group members include Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, George Cables on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. There's a balance of darkness and light that really makes the album sparkle – and titles include "Call Of The Wild & Peaceful Heart", "Beyond Forever", "Third Phase", "Teule's Redemption", "Blackfoot", "Thy Will Be Done", and "Oceans Of Time". CD

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Harry MillerChildren At Play ... LP
Ogun (UK), 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A South African expatriate on the London jazz scene, though not initially a member of the Blue Notes or their contingent, he would become later associated with Chris MacGregor as well as Stan Tracey and others in the avant scene in the early 70s. This set features Miller accompanying himself via multi tracking, though for the most part it is a solo bass effort, featuring playing that moves in and out of rhythmic and melodic segments. 5 tracks: "H And H", "Children At Play (Phase I & II)", "Homeboy", "Foregone Conclusion" and "Children At Play (Phase III)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light aging, but is great overall.)

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JazztronikKeystone ... CD
Warner (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $31.99
Beautiful sounds from Jazztronik – a set that reminds us why we first fell in love with his music so many years ago! The album mixes wonderful keyboard lines and warmly soulful vocals – the former from the man himself, Ryo Nozaki – the latter from guests who include Valerie Etienne, Eliana, Love, Kaori Takeda, and Sumire – singers whose presence is interspersed with instrumental tracks that further the lyrical vision of Nozaki's music! Nozaki's really upped his vision here – and not only works in strings on some of the more soaring numbers, but also creates these gentler, poetic passages at mellower moments – all blended together at a level that makes this the most sophisticated Jazztronik set we've ever heard. Titles include "Now", "DGA", "Lost Melody", "Parade", "Warp", "The City Beyond", "Peach Boy", and "A New Phase Of Life". CD

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✨✧ Blood Sweat & TearsBlood Sweat & Tears ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A stone classic from Blood Sweat & Tears – and a record that went onto have a tremendous impact in jazz, rock, funk, and soul! The group's format is plenty darn famous – adding a lot of horns to hip riffing grooves – but despite countless plays on oldies stations over the years, this initial album still has a power that's undeniable – a way of putting the whole thing together that really uses the best elements of the late 60s studio – handled with sweet production from James William Guerico that rivals his best work for Chicago! Even the lead vocals by David Clayton Thomas hold up nicely – and the set includes the classics "Variations On A Theme By Eric Satie", "And When I Die", "Smiling Phases", "More & More", "Spinning Wheel", and "You've Made Me So Very Happy". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Gary BurtonSeven Songs For Quartet & Chamber Orchestra ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A really wonderful setting for the vibes of Gary Burton – a special ECM session that pairs his quartet with larger orchestral backdrops – all conducted by Michael Gibbs, who also wrote the music for the date! Gibbs had already risen to fame by the time of this record – thanks to some groundbreaking albums for large ensembles on the British jazz scene of the late 60s – where he demonstrated a tremendous ear for intimate tones and subtle sounds amidst a larger group. Here, that talent turns out to work perfectly for the rich tones of Burton's vibes – allowing them to develop slowly and spaciously, despite the larger orchestra. The core quartet also features Michael Goodrick on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Ted Seibs on drums – and titles include "The Rain Before It Falls", "Three", "Phases", "Throb", and "Nocturne Vulgaire/Arise Her Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Isley BrothersGroove With You – Live (aka Wild In Woodstock) ... CD
Epic/Real Gone, 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
The first-ever official release of this obscure live moment from The Isley Brothers – a set that's also known as Wild In Woodstock, and which was recorded by the group live in a special studio setting! The vibe here is great – different than the bigger arena live Isleys of the 70s, and with this cool, compressed sound to the whole thing – even though the overall performance is definitely quite live and spontaneous! The sound is wonderful – about as clear a picture of this legendary lineup as you could hope to get – as they work some very special magic on cuts that include "That Lady", "Take Me To The Next Phase", "Fight The Power", "It's A Disco Night", "Livin In The Life/Go for Your Guns", "Don't Say Goodnight", "Here We Go Again", "Voyage To Atlantis", and a hip medley of "Hello It's Me/Footsteps In The Dark/For The Love Of You". CD

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Steve Reich/Terry RileySix Pianos/Keyboard Study #1 ... LP
Film (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $25.99
A fantastic recording of two minimalist classics – each done here in an unique sort of way! The reading of Steve Reich's "Six Pianos" features six different artists on the instrument – but each recorded by themselves, away from the others, using their own piano – which is quite different from any sort of unified group recording of the work! The differing spaces and types of instrument maybe makes for more of a sense of individual "voice" to the performance than some others – yet the whole work still adhere's brilliantly to Reich's compositional ideas – especially his idea of phase shift over time! And on that note, the version of Terry Riley's "Keyboard Study #1" is wonderful too – featuring acoustic piano from Gregor Schwellenbach (who produced the record) – plus delays imposed on the performance by Lukas Vogel, whose almost working a Steve Reich tape trick into the more organic compositional ideals of Riley! LP, Vinyl record album

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Barney WilenZodiac ... LP
Vogue/Be! (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the coolest albums ever from French saxophonist Barney Wilen – a set that's legendary not only for its famous cover image, but for all the wonderful music underneath! The record's maybe the strongest to deliver on the modern promise that Wilen exhibited in his music during the 60s – but also has a tightness that makes it quite different from some of his more loopy projects – a way of putting things together that's bold and modern, yet also wonderfully controlled as well! As you might guess from the title, the record's based around the twelve phases of the Zodiac – and each tune has a slightly different sense of energy – all delivered by Wilen on tenor, with Karl Berger on vibes and piano, JF Jenny Clark on bass, and Jacques Thollot on drums – all players who are reaching towards free jazz modes, but often hang slightly inside, which makes for a beautiful balance overall. Titles include "Cancer", "Lion", "Vierge", "Capricorne", "Balance", "Scorpion", and "Poissons". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 3 ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
The depths of the early 80s underground never fail to amaze us – because while the late 70s punk rock years are constantly being reissued and compiled, the electronic scene of just of a few years later is still so largely undiscovered! Part of the situation is that much of the work came out as cheap 45s, or cassette-only releases – which didn't lend themselves to the same level of collecting – and other groups who started dark hit the bigtime and went onto great fame – like Human League or Cabaret Voltaire – but for every one of those, there were a hundred left behind in the shifting sands of time – only to be discovered by the tireless efforts of the current generation! Titles include "Universe" by The Lord, "X Cell" by Silicon Valley, "Oscillations" by The Disintegrators, "Red Suit" by Lives Of Angels, "Destination" by Echophase, and "Club Paris" by Berserk In A Hayfield. CD
Also available Cold Waves Of Color Vol 3 ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 3 ... LP
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
The depths of the early 80s underground never fail to amaze us – because while the late 70s punk rock years are constantly being reissued and compiled, the electronic scene of just of a few years later is still so largely undiscovered! Part of the situation is that much of the work came out as cheap 45s, or cassette-only releases – which didn't lend themselves to the same level of collecting – and other groups who started dark hit the bigtime and went onto great fame – like Human League or Cabaret Voltaire – but for every one of those, there were a hundred left behind in the shifting sands of time – only to be discovered by the tireless efforts of the current generation! Titles include "Universe" by The Lord, "X Cell" by Silicon Valley, "Oscillations" by The Disintegrators, "Red Suit" by Lives Of Angels, "Destination" by Echophase, and "Club Paris" by Berserk In A Hayfield. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – with bonus insert and magazine!)
Also available Cold Waves Of Color Vol 3 ... CD 8.99

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VariousHotlanta Soul Vol 4 – Come Back Strong ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Atlanta soul, and a little more too – as this sweet set collects a range of rare tracks from the GRC family of labels – based in the Peachtree city in the mid 70s, with arms wide enough to bring in some great sounds from Alabama too! The label group had a slightly shady background – which gave them an almost boom/bust sort of legacy in 70s soul – quick to appear, fast to disappear – but able to record some great sounds in a relatively short time – especially the kinds of tracks that really pushed southern soul forward with a new level of sophistication! Some of these artists are deep soul talents from the generation before, given a great new showcase here – while others are new discoveries made by the label, including some talents who were turning out great work for other singers – but who finally got their chance to stand alone here. The collection features detailed notes that really get at this overlooked scene – and the 24 track set features 8 previously-unissued tracks as well – with titles that include "A Love Like Yours" by Lorraine Johnson, "Claim Jumpin" by Bill Brandon, "What Good Is A Love" by Sam Dees, "Big Boat Ride" by Dorothy Norwood, "We Always Come Back Strong" by John Edwards, "Face To Face" by Judy Green, "Up Is Down" by Joe Hinton, "When A Woman Loves A Man" by Jean Battle, "I Can't Leave You Alone" by Jimmy Lewis, "So Can I" by Loleatta Holloway, "Complain To The Clouds" by Deep Velvet, "Come & Get It" by The Steppers, "Hollywood Faces" by Joe Hinton & Dee Erwin, "It Takes More Than A Moment" by Phase Four, "I Want Cha To Le Me Come Home" by Floyd Smith, "If I Had My Way" by Delia Gartrell, and "I've Come Too Far To Turn Back Now" by Rozetta Johnson. CD

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✨✧ Tony OrlandoHalfway To Paradise – The Complete Epic Masters 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Epic/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way before Tony Orlando started tying a ribbon around that old oak tree, he cut some wonderful work for the Epic label – early 60s Brill Building pop at its finest, recorded with a host of top-shelf talents! Arrangements here are by Carole King, Alan Lorber, Garry Sherman, and other New York pop luminaries – all of whom cast Tony's vocals in a surprisingly soulful blend of strings with deeper drums and bass – a groove that's a bit like some of the uptown soul that was coming into play on the scene at the time, and which is a lot less than the simple pop you might expect. Orlando's presentation of the material is really great – never prone to easy gimmicks, and often with a slightly fragile style that's a far cry from his 70s fame. Titles include "Bless You", "My Baby's A Stranger", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Tell Me Where To Run To", "That Lovin Touch", "Shirley", "The Loneliest", "I'll Be There", "Accept It", "I'd Never Find Another You", "Talkin About You", and "Some Kinda Wonderful". 27 tracks in all – with great notes on this phase of Tony's career! CD

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✨✧ Steve Reich/Terry RileySix Pianos/Keyboard Study #1 ... CD
Film (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic recording of two minimalist classics – each done here in an unique sort of way! The reading of Steve Reich's "Six Pianos" features six different artists on the instrument – but each recorded by themselves, away from the others, using their own piano – which is quite different from any sort of unified group recording of the work! The differing spaces and types of instrument maybe makes for more of a sense of individual "voice" to the performance than some others – yet the whole work still adhere's brilliantly to Reich's compositional ideas – especially his idea of phase shift over time! And on that note, the version of Terry Riley's "Keyboard Study #1" is wonderful too – featuring acoustic piano from Gregor Schwellenbach (who produced the record) – plus delays imposed on the performance by Lukas Vogel, whose almost working a Steve Reich tape trick into the more organic compositional ideals of Riley! CD
Also available Six Pianos/Keyboard Study #1 ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Eddy SenayStep By Step ... LP
Sussex, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second smoking Sussex album from guitarist Eddie Senay – and arguably even better than the first! The tracks here are all instrumentals – played with a style that's tight, right, and very on the money – mixed with keyboards from Rudy Robinson, who also arranged the numbers on the set. There's kind of a choppy early 70s soundtrack funk groove to the whole set – with Eddie's guitar bad-stepping its way over Rudy's sweet keyboards – all in a relatively lean groove that's laidback and loose, but still supremely funky! Titles include "Cameo", "Delgado", "Soul Preachin", "Shakeero", "Safari", "Sarko East", "Shakedown", and "Phase 1". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHotlanta Soul Vol 2 – Full Time Groovers ... CD
Hotlanta/Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent set of southern soul from the 70s! The compilation digs into the vaults of the Hotlanta/GRC imprints – and features some incredibly sophisticated soul tracks recorded in Atlanta and Birmingham, Alabama. Although the Hotlanta label moved into the disco market heavily in the mid 70s, most of the work on this package is from earlier years – when the label had a fantastic talent for cutting soul records that were head and shoulders above work coming out of other southern sources, like Memphis or Miami. The Hotlanta sound relied heavily on strong songwriting and quality interpretation, and the work from the label's artists was way more than the shouting, storming, bragging, cheating, and crying cliches that were tending to drown the output of other soul labels at the time. Much of this stuff's in the best mode of talents like Sam Dees or Jimmy Lewis, both of whom appear on the set – and titles include "Someone To Run To" by Alpaca Phase III, "Let's Get It Back Together Again" by Bill Brandon, "I'll Be Around" by Ron Henderson & Choice Of Color, "Here We Go, Loving Again" by Dillard & Johnson, "Three Into Two Won't Go" by Jimmy Lewis, "Anything Is Fair In Love & War" by Sam Dees, "Hanna's Love" by Joe Hinton, "You're Messing UP A Good Thing" by John Edwards, "Husband In Law" by CL Blast, and "How Could You Run Away" by Danny Johnson. Great stuff – and much of the material is previously unissued! CD
 
 
 



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