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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoPhase One (original America pressing) ... LP
America (France), 1971. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoPhase One (Prestige pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1971/1973. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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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✨✧ VariousWe Are Getting Bad – The Sound Of Phase One ... CD
Motion (UK), 1970s. Used ... $9.99
An eagerly awaited collection of some of the best material from Roy Francis' Phase One label, one of the many small independents finally reaching a larger audience. You may know some of this material from similar cuts issued on the excellent Chantells collection on Blood & Fire, but outside of their initial and mostly small releases, these tracks have been largely hard to get a hold of, and never issued on CD. Mostly recorded with the Revolutionaries as the backing group, this set also features the addition of two previously unreleased DJ cuts "Gena" by Paul Powell and "The Sons Of Man". Included are the massive "Waiting In The Park", with which The Chantells scored one of 1977's biggest non Marley reggae hits, Steve Boswell's anthemic "I Am Getting Bad" in the vocal and instrumental versions, and the wonderful 12" discomix of "Help Us Jah" by The Untouchables. Also features The Chantells "Sister Fay" and "Hey You", The Heptones "Deceivers(12" discomix)", Jah Berry "Sister Jacqueline" plus it's version, Dean Fraser "Takes a Magic Dub" and Prince Mohammed "Lightening & Thunder (12" discomix)", 18 tracks in all. As with the other great Motion reissues, nicely remastered, with notes by Dave Katz and a nice, nice package! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PrinceHitnrun – Phase One ... CD
NPG, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Prince certainly hit and run with this record – as the set was so secret, we couldn't even announce it until it was released! But the lack of advance fame certainly doesn't hold it back – as the whole thing is one of Prince's strongest efforts in years – a record that echoes lots of his 80s famous funk right at the start, then breaks out into a mode that's a lot more brash and almost brutal at times – as if the purple one's expressing anger and emotion we never would have heard in his music from years back! Everything is very much right on the money – vocals, instruments, and all the rhythms woven together with that magic that Prince first created decades ago – but with a fresher 21st Century spirit that still blows away most of the younger generation he's inspired. Titles include "Hardrocklover", "Fallinlove2nite", "Mr Nelson", "June", "Million $ Show", "Ain't About 2 Stop", and "This Could B Us". CD
 
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✨✧ Thelma HoustonDon't Leave Me This Way (one-sided single) ... 12-inch
Disco Phase 1, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestCan I Kick It? (spirit mix, edit, Phase 5 mix, LP)/If The Papes Come (with Baby Bam, rmx)/Spirits ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive. A couple of mixes of one of their biggest early cuts, plus the awesome "If The Papes Come", which only came out on 12", and stands as one of their best cuts ever. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear & a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousDig It – The Sound Of Phase 4 ... CD
Decca/Deram (UK), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really groovy little set – one that features some of the swingingest numbers from the UK's classic Phase 4 label! The feel here is a lot more lively than on some of the better-known Phase 4 sleepers – with a strong focus on jazz and Latin rhythms, and a driving groove that's our more dancefloor-driven ears. Tunes include a blend of organ jazz, bossa nova, and big band wailers – with titles that include "Make Like Shake" and "Chain Of Fools" by Shake Keane, "Venus" by Claude Denjean, "Girl In The White Coat" by Ray Martin, "Ticket To Ride" by Johnny Keating, "Comin Home Baby" by Trax 4, "Soul Sauce" by Kenny Baker, "Twisting With James" by Roland Shaw, and "Got My Feet On The Ground" by Larry Page. 17 tracks in all – and all very groovy! CD
(Out of print, original pressing.)

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Ronnie AldrichDestination Love ... LP
Phase 4/London, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
One of the grooviest albums ever from Brit Easy pianist Ronnie Aldrich – filled with groovy late 60s tunes, and handled with some slightly funky and mod-styled backings that make the album groove a lot more than most of Ronnie's other work! The set's played by Ronnie and his "two pianos" (wink, wink), along with the London Festival Orchestra – and has a rich, full sound that comes out to best effect on the album's uptempo numbers. Titles include "Theme From In The Dark", "Good Morning Starshine", "My Cherie Amour", "Aquarius", "Classical Gas", "Midnight Cowboy", "Quentin's Theme", and "The Windmills Of Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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BohannonGittin Off ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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

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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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✨✧ Benny GoodmanToday – Live In Stockholm ... CD
London/Decca (UK), 1970. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A later live date from Benny Goodman – one recorded in Stockholm with a bit of the Phase 4 sound – an approach that makes for some wonderful clarity on his clarinet, really standout out in front of the group on most of the numbers! The recording features a bit of patter in between the numbers – and mostly, the tracks are older tunes played here in an effort to update the Goodman groove. Titles include "Blue Skies", "Sing Sing Sing", "Goodbye", "If I Had You", "Don't Be That Way", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Turkish March". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie McLeanDemon's Dance ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $6.99
A pivotal session from the late 60s – one that has Jackie pulling things back a bit from his "new thing" period, and turning towards the spiritual soulful groove that would characterize his early 70s work! The album bristles with excitement – still very much informed by a knowledge of the space explored during Jackie's avant years, but never quite willing to go to that space – especially if it means sacrificing the soulful swing of the set! The group's filled with young soulful modernists – including Woody Shaw, Lamont Johnson, Scott Holt, and Jack DeJohnette – and Jackie himself seems to be working out a whole new phase of his career with each new track – showing that even when he was at his "new thing" best, he was still ready to move on! Tremendous stuff, and one of our favorite Blue Notes from the time – and one of the most soulful too! Titles include "Floogeh", "Message From Trane", "Toyland", and "Boo Ann's Grind". CD

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Pat MethenyTravels ... CD
ECM, 1982. Used 2CD ... $15.99
A live album, but every bit as seminal as the studio sides that Pat Metheny cut for ECM at the time – and proof that the Metheny magic was clearly his own, and not just a product of studio tricks by Manfred Eicher! The set reprises tunes and themes from a variety of Metheny's earlier ECM albums – but the live presentation of the material somehow really transforms a number of them – pushing them into a soundspace that's similar to the one explored by Pat on the Offramp album, augmented especially by the presence of percussionist Nana Vasconcelos in the group. Titles include "Phase Dance", "Farmer's Trust", "Straight On Red", "The Fields The Sky", "Are You Going With Me", "Extradition", "Going Ahead", "As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls", and "Travels". CD

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Steve ReichECM Recordings (Music For 18 Musicians/Music For A Large Ensemble/Tehillim) (3CD set) ... CD
ECM (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $27.99 29.99
Three incredible albums that completely transformed the modern compositional landscape – brought together here in one nicely-priced set! First up is the 1978 album Music For 18 Musicians – a groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Steve Reich's most popular and accessible 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. Music For A Large Ensemble is 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, which seem to slide the instruments together in a really sublime blend of shifting sounds! "Octet" is a smaller group piece, but still extremely beautiful – and "Violin Phase" continues the experiment of some of Reich's smaller instrumental pieces, with a fantastic shift in sound through a minimal progression of the violin. Last up is the album Tehillim – an important set not just in that it marked the first of a number of larger-idea projects from Reich, but also in that it was one of his first initial statements of his faith and heritage – which, in years to come, would shape both his creative process and a growing audience for his music. The package features a 44 page booklet, with both original notes by Reich and new writings – plus photos from the sessions! CD

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✨✧ Steve ReichMusic For 18 Musicians ... CD
ECM, 1978. Used ... $8.99
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! CD

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Donna SummerFour Seasons Of Love ... CD
Casablanca, 1976. Used ... $8.99
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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✨✧ Sunny MurraySunny Murray (with bonus interview) ... CD
ESP, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums on ESP – and a darkly-tinged document that points strongly towards the future of jazz at the end of the 60s! The album's one of the most focused of the early ESP years – and it features drummer Sunny Murray stepping out strongly as a leader – working with players who include Jacques Coursil on trumpet, Byard Lancaster and Jack Graham on alto saxes, and Alan Silva on bass – all with an intensity that prefaces some of the players' later freedoms on the French scene at the end of the decade, and modes to come during the loft jazz years of the 70s! The horns are never too free, and they come together in a flurry of sharp edges that reminds us a bit of sound structures in Archie Shepp's work at the time – but almost more organic and open overall. Titles include "Phase 1234", "Hilariously", "Angels & Devils", and "Giblet". Plus, the CD also features over 30 minutes of bonus interview material! CD

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✨✧ Eddie SenaySoul Preachin – Hot Guitar Funk From Detroit – The Sussex Anthology ... CD
Sussex/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972/1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They definitely got the "hot guitar funk" part right – as Eddie's one of the hippest, tightest, funkiest players of his generation – and this collection is overflowing with great work from his classic years at Sussex Records! Eddie's sound on the guitar is often choppy, always rhythmic, and usually a fair bit more in the pocket than some of his contemporaries – a sound that's clearly inspired by the soul instrumental mode of the 60s, but which has picked up plenty of trippier touches over the years – inspiration that probably came partly from his Westbound Records locals on the Detroit scene. Yet despite the funk, there's also a nicely clean style to Eddie's guitar – one that's not as fuzzy as you might think, and which shows a great talent for laying down a lean groove on top of much chunkier rhythms. But rather than describe it, let your ears to the convincing – and if you dig heavy funk from the early 70s, there's plenty here to dig! CD features 16 tracks that include "Hot Thang", "Zambezi", "Sarko East", "Delgado", "Cameo", "Message Of Love", "Reverend Lowdown", "Just Feelin It", "Soul Preachin", "Safari", "Phase 1", and "Shakeero". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Nicolas CollinsDevil's Music ... LP
Trace Elements, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Nicolas Collins – an artist who plays the radio in ways that most other folks might play a keyboard or guitar! "Devils Music" is a wonderful experiment from the mid 80s – one in which Collins takes sounds from the radio, then filters them into newly musical modes – reshaping the noise and static into these surprisingly great waves of sound – sometimes bold and rhythmic, other times more gentle and flowing – but always compelling throughout! There's a lot of looping going on in the process, so there's elements of minimalism at play – some phase shifting that really opens up the source sounds a lot more than you'd expect. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave DouglasBrazen Heart ... CD
Greenleaf, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful title for this killer from trumpeter Dave Douglas – as the record's one of the boldest, most on-target sets he's had in years – a record that takes us back to his roots, as Douglas works with a quintet of well-chosen younger players. The lineup features Jon Irabgon on tenor, Linda Oh on bass, Rudy Royston on drums, and Matt Mitchell on piano – players who move soulfully with Dave's trumpet in an almost effortless way – embracing his sense of soundshaping and rhythmic progressions, but also finding plenty of space for their own individual contributions too. Most tunes are Douglas originals, and brilliantly written – and titles include "Brazen Heart", "Hawaiian Punch", "Inure Phase", "Lone Wolf", "Ocean Spray", and "Pyrrhic Apology". CD

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✨✧ Donna SummerFour Seasons Of Love ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the calendar.)
Also available Four Seasons Of Love ... CD 8.99
 
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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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BloPhase IV (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
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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✨✧ Margie JosephMargie Joseph Makes A New Impression/Phase II ... CD
Volt, 1970/1971. Used ... $9.99
A tremendous discovery in soul – the first two Stax albums from Margie Joseph, back to back on a single CD! Makes A New Impression is a great early album from Margie – and a real standout in the post-Atlantic Stax Record scene! The sound here isn't as standard Memphis as some of the other records on the label at the time – more a blend of southern soul, Detroit styles, and a few other bits – pulled together tightly through the strength of Margie's vocals! There's some fairly expansive backings at times – a great mix of sweet strings and deeper soul that's totally great – and which really should have made the record a better-charting classic at the time. The Bar Kays provide backing on a number of tracks – and the album includes a great 8 minute remake of "Stop In The Name Of Love" that begins with a nifty spoken part, in which Margie's talking to her man about hearing his name spoken by someone else on the bus! Titles include "How Beautiful The Rain", "Sweeter Tomorrow", "Medicine Bend", "Come Tomorrow", and "I'm Fed Up". Phase II is a great second Stax set from Margie Joseph – produced by Fred Briggs with a sound that's as full-on and righteous as the first! The groove here is definitely trying for some of the heights over at Atlantic Records at the time – possibly with a bit of a detour into Detroit – and there's a soaring sensibility to most of the music that really works perfectly with the range of Joseph's voice! The Bar Kays provide some great rhythms, the production is tight, and Margie's vocals are wonderful throughout. Tracks include "My World Is Empty Without You", "Strung Out", "Takin All The Love I Can", and "That Other Woman Got My Man & Gone". CD

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Margie JosephPhase II ... LP
Volt, 1971. Very Good ... $9.99
A great second Stax set from Margie Joseph – produced by Fred Briggs with a sound that's as full-on and righteous as the first! The groove here is definitely trying for some of the heights over at Atlantic Records at the time – possibly with a bit of a detour into Detroit – and there's a soaring sensibility to most of the music that really works perfectly with the range of Joseph's voice! The Bar Kays provide some great rhythms, the production is tight, and Margie's vocals are wonderful throughout. Tracks include "My World Is Empty Without You", "Strung Out", "Takin All The Love I Can", and "That Other Woman Got My Man & Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, splitting and a few stickers.)

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✨✧ Steve ReichOctet/Music For A Large Ensemble/Violin Phase ... CD
ECM, 1980. Used ... $11.99
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. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
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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✨✧ BloPhase IV (with bonus track) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. Used ... Temporarily 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". CD features the bonus track "Back In Time". CD
Also available Phase IV (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ BloPhase IV (with bonus track) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... 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". CD features the bonus track "Back In Time". CD
Also available Phase IV (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Steve ReichFour Organs/Phase Patterns ... CD
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant minimal work from Steve Reich – pre-fame performances that really get to the core of minimalist composition from the start of the movement – played by a hip small group of musicians that includes Reich, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, and Philip Glass! "Four Organs" is a wonderful combination of the instruments mentioned in the title – coming together with a cool drone-building quality, and driven by some very slight, soft rhythms on maracas – very cool, and relatively spare – but with a compelling sound that definitely shows that Reich and his contemporaries were onto a whole new groove. "Phase Patterns" has organs again - and is a slow, subtle exploration of Reich's early ideas on patterns of phase shifting – delivered here in a spare, stark, simple way that really hooks you into his musical ideas, in ways that some of the larger concept records sometimes fail to do. CD

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✨✧ Steve ReichFour Organs/Phase Patterns ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Brilliant minimal work from Steve Reich – pre-fame performances that really get to the core of minimalist composition from the start of the movement – played by a hip small group of musicians that includes Reich, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, and Philip Glass! "Four Organs" is a wonderful combination of the instruments mentioned in the title – coming together with a cool drone-building quality, and driven by some very slight, soft rhythms on maracas – very cool, and relatively spare – but with a compelling sound that definitely shows that Reich and his contemporaries were onto a whole new groove. "Phase Patterns" has organs again - and is a slow, subtle exploration of Reich's early ideas on patterns of phase shifting – delivered here in a spare, stark, simple way that really hooks you into his musical ideas, in ways that some of the larger concept records sometimes fail to do. LP, Vinyl record album

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James MoodyJames Moody ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1959. Used ... $7.99
Great work from Moody's "second phase" – the post-Overbrook time in which he picks up the flute, drops a bit of the bop style, and starts working in a much more complicated style that showed that he had a hell of a lot of room to grow as an artist! This album's Moody's second for Argo – recorded in 1959, with help from the brilliant arranger Tom McIntosh. Players include Johnny Coles, Musa Kaleem, Gene Kee, and McIntosh – and the album features the first reading of Moody's famous "Darben The Redd Foxx", plus "Cookie", "RBQ", "Daahoud", and McIntosh's perennial favorite, "With Malice Toward None". CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve ReichDrumming ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1974. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Landmark music from Steve Reich – a set that takes his previous experiments in minimalism and phase shifting, and moves them into a highly percussive mode! The rhythms here become melodies – the sorts that you'd hear on other Reich keyboard albums, but played live with incredible dexterity – as each player puts together their passage in ways that interlocks with the other – than slowly moves in space over time – and letting in marimba, voice, piccolo, and glockenspiel to the mix as well. The shift over time is amazing – something that so many others have copied over the years, but never done this well again! CD

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✨✧ BohannonKeep On Dancin' ... LP
Dakar, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive grooves from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – the kind of skittish, nervous rhythms that made his funk unlike any other artist of the 70s! There's a sense of rhythmic progression here that's super-tight, but often quite subtle in its inflections – a mode that went onto have a huge influence on many generations after the disco era – especially house from Chicago and Detroit! Yet heard here in its original form, the approach is almost even more mindblowing – played live, with a hypnotic feel that's completely compelling – as the grooves shift slowly with subtle phases that often move independently of the vocals – which themselves are often just added to the mix as an afterthought. Bohannon wrote, arranged, and produced – and the record's a sublime blend of guitar, bass, and drums used in mighty fresh ways! Tracks include "Have A Good Day", "Dance With Your Parno", "South African Man", "The Fat Man", "Red Bone", "Truck Stop", and "Rap On Mr. DJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a sticker on one corner, and a mostly split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ CookersCall Of The Wild & Peaceful Heart ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Steve ReichDrumming/Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices, & Organ/Six Pianos (3LP 180 gram set with download) ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1973. New Copy 3 LPs ... Out Of Stock
Landmark music from Steve Reich – a set that takes his previous experiments in minimalism and phase shifting, and moves them into a highly percussive mode! The rhythms here become melodies – the sorts that you'd hear on other Reich keyboard albums, but played live with incredible dexterity – as each player puts together their passage in ways that interlocks with the other – than slowly moves in space over time – and letting in marimba, voice, piccolo, and glockenspiel to the mix as well. The shift over time is amazing – something that so many others have copied over the years, but never done this well again – and the set not only features the extended "Drumming", in four parts – but also includes "Six Pianos", for six acoustic keyboards – plus "Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices, & Organ" – which is every bit as haunting as you'd guess! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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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✨✧ Mushroom & Alison Faith LevyGas, Grass, Or Ass – Nobody Rides For Free EP ... CD
4 Zero (UK), Early 2000s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Our hat's off to Mushroom – for naming a record after one of the greatest bumper stickers of all time – and for following it up with the kind of fuzz-heavy funk that first made us love the group many years back! This set came in a bit under the radar from some of their bigger releases, but it's got the group jamming nicely on three long tracks – all of which feature vocals from Alison Faith Levy, and plenty of fuzz from the group. The title track appeared on a full album the singer did with the group – but the other two tracks are exclusive to this set, and are long live numbers that really capture them at their best. Titles include "She's So Phased Out", "Half A Mile From The Country Fair", and "Gas Grass Or Ass – Nobody Rides For Free". CD

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✨✧ Tony OrlandoHalfway To Paradise – The Complete Epic Masters 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Epic/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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 ... $15.99
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! CD

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Steve Reich/Terry RileySix Pianos/Keyboard Study #1 ... LP
Film (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... About November 1, 2016 (delayed)
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
Also available Six Pianos/Keyboard Study #1 ... CD 15.99
 
 
 



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