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Jimmy MurphySouthern Routes – The Legendary Starday/Rem Sessions ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Overlooked work from Jimmy Murphy – an artist who recorded these songs for two small labels in the mid 60s, but who has a feel that's much more like older hillbilly styles overall! The recording quality is nice and stripped down – the labels were almost going for an older revival feel that really fits Murphy's Alabama roots, and which has this blend of bluegrass acoustic instrumentation and more country-based phrasing – served up by Murphy with some great work on 12-string guitar! Some numbers cross into that great spiritual bluegrass/gospel territory, while others have the rural charm of older Louvin Brothers material (but without the harmonies, natch) – and the CD is the first time that proper due has ever been given to Murphy in this way, especially in these final commercial recordings of his career. 21 titles in all – including "Take This Message To Mother", "Hub Cap", "Big Train", "Tears In The Eyes Of A Potato", "Little Black Train", "You Better Get Ready", "Holy Ghost Millionaire", "I Believe", and "Half A Loaf Of Bread". CD

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REMEverybody Hurts/Star Me Kitten (demo)/Losing My Religion (live)/Organ Song (non-album track) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1993. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $16.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue vinyl pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ REMLive At KCRW In Santa Monica, April 3, 1991 ... LP
DOL (Russia), 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ REMRadio Song (tower of luv bug mix, monster remix) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1991. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Featuring Hurby Luv Bug and KRS One. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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Yasuko Agawa (Yasuko Love-Bird)Sunglow ... LP
Invitation (Japan), 1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A classic groover from Yasuko Agawa – proof that the Japanese scene had an ear for soul in the years before Monday Michiru! The early 80s set is made up from equal parts jazz, soul, and Brazilian influences – all used nicely with tight, fusiony production that really works nicely with Yasuko's lighter-voiced approach to the lyrics. One of the highlights of the record is a remake of Viva Brasil's "Skindo-Le-Le", a great little groover with a catchy riff that's right in the Gilles P mode – but other tracks are pretty great too, and come together in a mix of different modes that's somewhat similar to an American jazzy soul album from the same time. Most of the arrangements are by keyboardist Naoya Matsuoka – and titles include "She-Senior Dreams", "Cinema", "Island Breeze", "Here & Now", and the very appropriate "Pardon My English". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Rob AgerbeekMiss Dee ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A heck of a set from Dutch pianist Rob Agerbeek – easily one of the most soulful European pianists of the 70s, even in an acoustic setting like this! Rob's got a bite on the keys that reminds us a lot more of American players from the 60s – not a straight soul jazz groove, but a style that definitely draws from that mode – then opens up into some more lyrical elements that are more in keeping with overseas expression in the 70s. The trio matches his energy nicely – especially on the upbeat numbers that rule the set – with bass from Harry Emmery and drums from Eric Ineke – on titles that include "Little Miss Dee", "Cup Bearers", "Birk's Works", "Caravan", and "Out Of This World". CD

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AirAir Song (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Why Not/Polystar (Japan), 1975. Used ... $19.99
A tremendous album from Air – recorded in their native Chicago, but one of the landmark 70s sessions on Japan's Why Not label! The trio is in wonderful formation here – very focused, with a sharpness that you don't always get in some of their other recordings – a perfect balance between the reeds of Henry Threadgill, bass of Fred Hopkins, and drums of Steve McCall! There's a tightness here that we really love – a bold sense of power that takes the AACM tradition, and fuses it with more of a 70s spiritual jazz approach at times – still experimental enough to live up to Air's reputation, but with occasional rhythmic elements that really push things forward. The album only features 4 tracks – but all of them are long, and stepped in soul – with titles that include "The Great Body Of The Riddle Or Where Where The Dodge Boys When My Clay Started To Slide", "Untitled Tango", and "Dance Of The Beast". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edip Akbayram & DostlarNice Yillara Gulum ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
An early 80s album from Turkish legend Edip Akbayaram – served up in a style that's more keyboard-oriented than some of the guitar-based Arabesk rock of the 70s – but in a mode that's still pretty darn trippy overall! The keyboards have an approach that's maybe a bit more understated, which puts Edip's vocals even more forward in the lead – and both elements are processed in a cool way that kind of fuses everything together in the production – electrifying Edip, and giving the keys some personality of their own. The Turkish phrasing makes for an especially captivating sound on the lyrics – and titles include "Aman Kerem", "Kibar Gelin", "Sinesine Vura Vura", "Sirin Nar", "Cana Kurban", and "Bitliste Bes Minare". CD
Also available Nice Yillara Gulum ... LP 26.99

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Edip Akbayram & DostlarNice Yillara Gulum ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1982. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
An early 80s album from Turkish legend Edip Akbayaram – served up in a style that's more keyboard-oriented than some of the guitar-based Arabesk rock of the 70s – but in a mode that's still pretty darn trippy overall! The keyboards have an approach that's maybe a bit more understated, which puts Edip's vocals even more forward in the lead – and both elements are processed in a cool way that kind of fuses everything together in the production – electrifying Edip, and giving the keys some personality of their own. The Turkish phrasing makes for an especially captivating sound on the lyrics – and titles include "Aman Kerem", "Kibar Gelin", "Sinesine Vura Vura", "Sirin Nar", "Cana Kurban", and "Bitliste Bes Minare". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nice Yillara Gulum ... CD 16.99

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AkikoHip Pop Bop ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... $24.99
The second album by Japanese singer Akiko – and light years ahead of her first! This set brings Akiko's jazzy vocals into contact with work by a number of different arrangers and producers – including Keiji Matsumoto, Yoshito Tanaka, and Swing Out Sister! The range of tracks is really great, and features a number of older English language standards and pop tunes, redone in a variety of formats. Some tracks feature beats and keyboards, others have straight jazz backings, and still others have a widely expansive soulful set of arrangements. Includes a great cover of the Brazilian club classic "Skindo Le Le", a great remake of "Waters Of March", and the tracks "Paradise City", "Lover Man", "Manual", "Blues No 8", "Do You Know", "Midnight Sun", and "Smile". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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AkikoUpstream ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $24.99
7 lovely tracks from Japanese jazz singer Akiko – featuring the soulful vocalist in a number of different modes! The set kicks off with a fantastic groover called "Upstream" – produced by Yoshito Tanaka with a nice acoustic bounce, and well worth the title of the set. Next up is a mellow reading of "Fly Me To The Moon", sung in English and done fairly straight – plus two versions of "Lupin The Third", one done straight, one with a lot of extra beats and production. The set also includes a remix of "On & On" done by Toshio Matsuura for United Future Organization, plus "You Are Not My Kind", and a straight reading of "If I Had You", produced by French jazz maestro Henri Renaud. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Steve AlaimoTwist With Steve Alaimo ... LP
Checker, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Surprisingly great work from Steve Alaimo – hardly just the album of simple twist covers that you might expect, although there's definitely a twisting vibe to the record too! Like some of the better twist-related projects of the early 60s – particularly those from soul and R&B sources – this one's got a very gritty groove at the bottom, which comes from lots of hard-snapping rhythms mixed with quick-stepping guitar – plus some other instrumentation that brings a surprisingly gritty undercurrent to Alaimo's music. If you ever thought he was just a simple pop singer, check out this album for a whole new sound – filled with tasty groovers that include "Good Good Lovin", "Do The Mashed Potatoes", "Lucille", "I've Got It", "Boppin The Blues", "Do The Hully Gully", "Twist All Nights", and more great grooves from the early 60s Miami scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, a few light creases, and the die-cut on back removed.)

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Manny Albam & His Jazz GreatsJazz New York ... LP
Dot, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
Manny's really grooving wonderfully on this session – using the same formation from his Jazz Greats Vol 1 session for Decca, an assortment of the best New York soloists Albam could find, all brought together in one great band for the session! The group is a largeish one, but they've got an incredibly tight energy – and Album's well remembering his own days as a player in a larger group with the arrangements, and gives the soloists plenty of room to express themselves. Players include Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Socolow, Eddie Costa, Dick Katz, Nick Travis, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Woods – all painting a beautiful sound portrait of New York arranged by Manny! Titles include "Thruway", "They All Laughed", "Fresh Flute", "Dot's Right", "The Nether Regions", and "Hebe The Cups Please". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Joe AlbanyEvening With Joe Albany ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A lost treasure from the great Joe Albany – a well-recorded solo performance from the 70s, and one that really gets at the increasing complexity of Albany's music in his later years! Joe's maybe best-remembered for his contributions to bop, but he's also a player with a sound that really bridges generations of jazz – one that's able to encompass older modes of expression, but always give them some sharper modern edges – in ways that are sometimes subtle, but always completely sublime! This set has Joe working with amazing dexterity over a host of standards – some long, some short, a few in medleys – with this insane command of the keyboard that keeps on pulling out notes that are surprising, yet surprisingly right in the progression that Albany creates – represented here in a setting that gives the legend the same kind of intimate, solo focus that you might have heard on the best Art Tatum recordings. Titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "If You Could See Me Now", "All The Things You Are", "As Time Goes By", "More Than You Know", and "Who Can I Turn To". CD

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Joe AlbanyEvening With Joe Albany Vol 2 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A lost treasure from the great Joe Albany – a well-recorded solo performance from the 70s, and one that really gets at the increasing complexity of Albany's music in his later years! Joe's maybe best-remembered for his contributions to bop, but he's also a player with a sound that really bridges generations of jazz – one that's able to encompass older modes of expression, but always give them some sharper modern edges – in ways that are sometimes subtle, but always completely sublime! This set has Joe working with amazing dexterity over a host of standards – some long, some short, a few in medleys – with this insane command of the keyboard that keeps on pulling out notes that are surprising, yet surprisingly right in the progression that Albany creates – represented here in a setting that gives the legend the same kind of intimate, solo focus that you might have heard on the best Art Tatum recordings. Titles on this second volume include a number of fantastic medleys of old standards – delivered with wonderful inflections from Albany – plus fuller readings of "Lush Life", "Imagination", "Penthouse Serenade", "Old Old Friends", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "You're Blase", "Jitterbug Waltz", and "I'm In The Mood For Love". CD

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Ralph AlessiQuiver ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
No quiver here, as the sound of Ralph Alessi's trumpet is tight and true – blown out beautifully in a quartet setting that's awash in color and tone! Alessi has a way of playing openly, with a nice sense of flow – but in a way that avoids some of the more atmospheric trumpet modes of other players on ECM – given his sense of phrasing, which can be subtle, but extremely powerful – even in mellower moments – in this way that has Ralph stating his "voice" through his instrument, but without overstating himself at all. The rest of the group features Gary Versace on piano, Drew Gress on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums – players who can sometimes hang back and join together in this lower range of sound that furthers Alessi's carefully-chosen moments of personality. Titles include "Here Tomorrow", "Smooth Descent", "Heist", "Quiver", "Shush", and "Gone Today Here Tomorrow". CD

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Eric AlexanderReal Thing ... CD
High Note, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A real high point for tenorist Eric Alexander – whose recordings for High Note to date have all been very impressive – and they just keep getting better and better! He's working here with frequent collaborators Harold Mabern on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – with whom Alexander has a tremendously intuitive rapport – the way this group goes from leisurely and melodic to fast, energetic play at the drop of a dime is really something else! Pat Martino plays guitar on a few tracks, and the titles includes "The Real Thing", "Pure Pat", "Summertime", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", a very nice take on Roberto Menescal's Brazil classic "Little Boat", "For George And Trane", "Sleep Warm" and "The Chief". CD

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Harold AlexanderRaw Root ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A blend of jazz funk and rawer informed grooves from Harold Alexander – and actually a step into more polished vibes thanks to some Arif Mardin arrangements and a new home at Atlantic Records! Although some of the earlier records cut by reed player Harold Alexander may have been more accurately described with the title Raw Root, this one stands up a lot better today than we remembered it! It has a pretty tight electric sound, and good Atlantic soul grooves running through it – with Alexander on flutes & saxes, Joe Boner in on keyboards, Ricard Davis on bass and Brian Beaks on drums on the bulk of it, with altered personnel on "De Black Musician" and "Lady Euphoria" (which also include vocals by Tequila). Soulful backing vocals credited to Something Different and some guitar by Junior Hanson and some spacey synth by Billy Allessi. Other tracks include "Country Soul", "Raw Root", "New York Sister", and "Street Life". CD

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaSings The Songs of Johnny Mercer Vol 1 ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Very Good+ ... $5.99
While not as funky as some of her other records for Discovery, this tasty session of vocal tracks still has Lorez singing in a beautifully soulful style, of the type that she's finally getting recognition for these days! The lady has always been one of our favorite vocalists, and she's got some nice backing here from the Mike Wofford trio, plus some additional tenor and flute work by Herman Riley. The whole thing's got a very nice round soulful sound – and titles include "Days of Wine & Roses", "I Remember You", "Early Autumn", and "My Shining Hour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming – an unusual Chicago ensemble that includes Wilber Wynn on guitar, Ronald Wilson on flute and oboe, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Audrey Jones on bongos – a musical lineup that brings in a different sort of sophistication to the record, shading tunes with moody colors on flute and oboe that perfectly support Alexandria's soulful and sensitive interpretations of the tunes. The whole thing is pure genius, and a key look at the new levels of sophistication that were bubbling everywhere on the Chicago scene during the years of Jamal and Sun Ra. Lorez Sings Pres follows in a very similar mode – with backing by a Chicago group that again includes King Fleming piano, plus Charles Stepney on vibes, Paul Serrano on trumpet, and Vernel Fournier on drums – an extremely hip lineup that makes the record far more than just the Lester Young tribute promised in the title! But despite the instrumentalists, the real star on all sides is Alexandria – who sings with dark tones and deep colors that go far beyond conventional jazz vocals – all carried off with that slightly breathy mode that was one more unique aspect of her work! CD features all tracks from both albums – a total of 22 titles that include "Snowstorm", "I'm Glad There Is You", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'm Making Believe", "Necessity", "Penthouse Serenade", "DB Blues", "This Year's Kisses", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "Jumping With Symphony Sid", and a key early reading of "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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✨✧ Harry Allen with JoyceSomething About Jobim ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A lovely little Brazilian-styled set from tenorist Harry Allen – and one that features vocals and guitar from the wonderful Joyce! Almost all titles are originals by Antonio Carlos Jobim – as you'd guess from the title – but Allen's deep-voiced approach moves them into very different territory than the usual bossa remakes – and reminds us just how great Jobim's compositions can be as vehicles for jazz improvisation. In addition to guitar from Joyce, the rest of the quintet features Helio Alves on piano, Rodolfo Stroeter on bass, and Tutty Moreno on drums – who further underscore the Brazilian elements – and Joyce sings on three of the album's eleven tracks, always adding a lot when she does! Titles include "Captain Bacardi", "Chovendo Na Roseira", "Theme For Jobim", "Angela", "Voce Vai Ver", "Tema Jazz", "Mojave", and "Antigua". CD

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Marshall Allen/William Parker/Drake/Jordan/SilvaAll Star Game ... CD
Eremite, 2000. Used ... $6.99
The title definitely gets it right – as the quintet's an all-star lineup that features Marshall Allen on alto sax, Kidd Jordan on tenor, Hamid Drake on drums, and both Alan Silva and William Parker on bass! The twin basses are really wonderful – and have this deep texture that really shapes the performance – a sense of tone and timing that brings urgency to the record in a way that either player on their own wouldn't have been able to achieve – often with a sense of soul that really adds a lot to the reeds! CD features six long live tracks – all improvised by the group. CD

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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Mose Allison's last album for Prestige Records – before moving onto even bigger fame at Columbia and Atlantic during the 60s! Unlike Allison's later sets, this one is mostly instrumental – but there are a few sweet vocal tracks that bring out the hip, rootsy lyrical modes that would make Mose a big hit with the mod scene overseas – including the classic "Eyesight To The Blind", plus "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking groove – rootsy, yet slightly modern too – with bass by Addison Farmer and drums from Ronnie Free – on titles that include "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Gerald AlstonGerald Alston ... LP
Motown, 1988. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Brilliant solo work from Gerald Alston – the first album issued under his own name, after a strong legacy of work with The Manhattans! Alston's vocals are wonderful here – beautifully crafted, with a sense of maturity and feeling that most of his younger soul contemporaries couldn't match – polished with the kind of class that kept The Manhattans strong well into the 80s – but updated nicely with some of the more adult soul modes of the latter part of the decade. Production is by Stan Sheppard and James Varner, who know to keep things laidback to keep Alston at his best – and titles include "Stay A Little While", "You Laid Your Love On Me", "I've Waited All Night", "Activated", "We've Only Just Begun", and "I Come Alive When I'm With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot on back from the promo stamp being removed.)
 
 
 



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