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✨✧ Joe HarriottJoe Harriott Swings High ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost slice of work by one of the greatest modern jazz forces on the British jazz scene of the 60s – Jamaican-born saxophonist Joe Harriott, known for his groundbreaking avant jazz sessions and his experiments with Indian classical music! The sound here is quite different than those two better-known aspects of Harriott's career – and represents a return to the hardbop style he was using in the late 50s, when first making waves on the London scene. However, that's not a bad thing at all – as the album's overflowing with modern jazz undercurrents, and almost has a fresh post-Mingus approach to the horn parts and rhythm progressions. The quintet includes trumpeter Stu Hamer, drummer Phil Seaman, bassist Coleridge Goode, and pianist Pat Smythe – all well-suited players for Harriott in such a mode, and working here in a style that recalls the first great moments of British jazz from the late 50s. Titles include "Strollin South", "Just Goofin", "Time For Love", "The Rake", "Blues In C", and "Tuesday Morning Swing". CD

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✨✧ VariousUncompromising Expression – The Story Of Blue Note In 75 Singles (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly cool package from Blue Note Records – especially given its unassuming cover! The 5CD set looks at a really overlooked side of the Blue Note legacy – the label's strong line of 78 and 45 rpm singles over the years – many of which featured different mixes or performances than the better-known album recordings from the time! The set begins with the earliest years of Blue Note – and goes right up to the present, to include some rare promo or download-only tracks too – but the core focus is on the legendary Blue Note years of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s – with a tremendous amount of hard-to-find gems that were originally only issued as 7" records. The package features 75 tracks in all, with a sweet little book on all the material too – which includes all the session/lineup details for each cut – and titles include "The Thin Man" by Art Blakey, "Born To Be Blue" by Wynton Kelly, "Oop Pop A Da" by Bab's 3 Bips & A Bop, "Topsy" by Ike Quebec Swing Seven, "Summertime" by Sidney Bechet, "Safari" by Horace Silver, "Roccus" by Lou Donaldson, "Senor Blues" by Bill Henderson, "Blue Train (part 1)" by John Coltrane, "Oscalypso" by Curtis Fuller, "DB Blues" by Kenny Burrell, "The High & The Mighty" by Jimmy Smith, "Message From Kenya" by Art Blakey & Sabu, "Ain't No Use" by Jimmy Smith & Bill Henderson, "The Rake" by Dizzy Reece, "True Blue" by Tina Brooks, "One Mint Julep" by Freddie Hubbard, "Ernie's Tune" by Dexter Gordon, "Our Miss Brooks" by Harold Vick, "Miss Ann's Tempo" by Grant Green, "Change" by Donald Byrd, "Chicago Damn" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Theme From Electric Surfboard" by Jack McDuff, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Robert Glasper, "Holding Onto You" by Derric Hodge, and "I Can't Stand The Rain" by Cassandra Wilson. CD
 
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Marshall Allen/William Parker/Drake/Jordan/SilvaAll Star Game – With Hamid Drake/Kidd Jordan/Alan Silva ... CD
Eremite, 2000. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
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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Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, & William ParkerBlue Winter ... CD
Eremite, 2005. Used 2CD ... $11.99
A beautiful tribute to the strengths of these players working together in a trio – the sense of respect and patience they each have for each other – letting the sound come at just the right moment in just the right way, as things build together in this amazing way – then leap forth with a power that's even more incredible when all three musicians fall into step! Anderson's tenor gets lots of rich open space to roam around – with these deep tones that strongly echo a Coltrane legacy, almost more soulfully than other albums of this vintage – and Parker's bass is wonderful, as always, in a setting like this – and Drake's drums are a masterpiece of understatement. The set features four long improvisations – recorded live in a very warm space. CD

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Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, K Jordan & W Parker2 Days In April ... CD
Eremite, 1994. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 29.99
Two great days in April – each featuring some very free improvisation from a group that includes Fred Anderson and Kidd Jordan on tenors, William Parker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums – a quartet with boundless energy, and a really rich sense of each other's place within the sound! The first day features a performance from Amherst, and a relatively fiery one at that – with these unbridled sounds from all players, and some especially tremendous saxophone lines from Anderson and Jordan – often soaring out together, but with a very individual sense of space. The second day is slightly more measured – a Cambridge performance that has some nice solo spots for each player. Both dates are very well-recorded – and packaged in the usual high Eremite standard! CD

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BeansOnly ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2006. Used ... $1.99
Featuring William Parker and Hamid Drake. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Andy BeyShades Of Bey ... CD
Evidence, 1998. Used ... $6.99
Although we've been fans of Andy Bey for years (ever since his early 60s recordings with Andy & The Bey Sisters), we've got to admit that we're stunned at how successful his recent revival has been! This CD is probably the main reason for Andy's success – as it's a compelling batch of jazz vocal tracks that show Andy reinventing himself for a whole new generation of jazz listeners. The backing's by a nice small group that includes Gary Bartz, with whom Andy recorded extensively in the 70s – and the album includes a haunting reworking of Nick Drake's amazing song "River Man", plus a version of Dori Caymmi's "Like A Lover", Monk's "Straight No Chaser", and the moody "Dark Shadows", which was a page from Earl Coleman's songbook. CD

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Peter Brotzmann/William Parker/Hamid DrakeNever Too Late But Always Too Early ... CD
Eremite, 2001. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 29.99
Peter Brotzmann blows beautifully here – in a set that's dedicated to bassist Peter Kowald, and which features some especially great work from William Parker in the group! Brotzmann's got some soulful tones right at the start – almost an exotic quality in his reeds that spins out strongly with Parker's bass and the creative drum work of Hamid Drake – often with that bold focus that can make an Eremite date like this so great! The performance is fierce, but never in an unfocused way – and Drake is really wonderfully balanced between straighter swing and some of his freer explorations on the drum kit. Titles include "Never Run But Go", "The Heart & The Bones", "Halfhearted Beant", and "Never Too Late But Always Too Early". CD

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✨✧ Vashti BunyanSome Things Just Stick In Your Mind – Singles & Demos 1964 to 1967 ... LP
DiCristina, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
Beautiful early work from British singer Vashti Bunyan – an important figure in the acid folk scene at the end of the 60s, heard here on some really wonderful work from a few years before! Some of the tracks have a really trippy style, and others are a bit more like conventional Brit girl pop of the time – but given a very weird twist overall, with a sound that's quite hard to describe! Vashti's vocals have these really dark qualities overall – and even when the backings are fuller (which often they are not), there's a sad, earthy feel to her singing. But equally great is her guitar work – heard with more prominence on most of the album's previously-unissued tracks from mid 60s tapes. Bunyan plays with these warm harmonics that kind of nestle and bristle underneath her vocals – pushing the tunes up with a sense of brightness in contrast to the voice – almost in a Nick Drake sort of way (and trust us, we don't throw around comparisons to his music easily!) The package is a wonderful look at these almost-lost years of Vashti's career – and it features both sides of her Decca and Columbia singles, an unreleased Immediate single, and a lot more tracks pulled from rare tapes from 1964, 1966, and 1967! Set features 25 tracks that include "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind", "Train Song", "Love Song", "Winter Is Blue", "Leave Me", "How Do I Know", "Go Before Dawn", "Girl's Song In Winter", "Don't Believe", "17 Pink Sugar Elephants", "Someday", and "I Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael ChapmanWindow ... LP
Harvest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
Maybe our favorite album ever from Michael Chapman – a bit more stripped-down and rootsy than his other Harvest Records classics, but in a really great way! There's a fluid spirit to the music right from the start – a great focus on Michael's vocals and guitar, but support from wonderful bass and drums too – which almost creates a folk funk vibe on some of the album's best tracks – this undercurrent of a gentle groove underneath the acoustic elements, unaugmented by any other orchestrations or strings – with really wonderful vocals from Chapman that rival if not beat most of the US singer-songwriters of the time. There's some nice jazzy elements in his guitar chord changes – almost Nick Drake at points, but rougher – and the whole thing's got a subtle sophistication without ever overstating itself. Titles include "Last Lady Song", "First Lady Song", "Among The Trees", "She Came In Like The 6:15 & Made A Hole In The Wall", and "Landships". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in deluxe tip-on sleeve!)

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Circulasione Totale OrchestraBandwidth (3CD set) ... CD
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2010. Used 3CD ... $19.99
Pretty fierce work from this avant collective headed by saxophonist Frode Gjerstad – and featuring a large lineup that also includes Bobby Bradford on cornet, Sabir Mateen on sax and clarinet, Lasse Marhaug on electronics, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on acoustic bass, Kevin Norton on vibes, Per Zanussi on electric bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love, Hamid Drake, and Louis Moholo on drums! The mix of old and younger avant players really brings a lot out of the session – and the work of Bradford and Mateen is especially appreciated, as it gives the record a strong sense of depth. Players shift a bit throughout the course of the 3CD set – and titles include "Yellow Bass & Silver Cornet II", "Yellow Bass & Silver Cornet III", and "Dancing In St Johann IV". CD

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Die Like A Dog QuartetFrom Valley To Valley – Live At Fire In The Valley ... CD
Eremite, 1998. Used ... $6.99
One of our favorite albums ever from this hip Peter Brotzmann combo – a group that features Brotzmann on tenor, Roy Campbell on trumpet, William Parker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums! The session's easily one of Brotzmann's most spiritual ever – an outing that still echoes the free modes of his European work, but which really draws a strong sense of spirit from the American players on the date – particularly Campbell, whose horn soars out here boldly to give the record a strong sense of majesty! The performance is live – and features two long tracks, plus a shorter encore. CD

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Klaus DoldingerPassport (aka Sky Blue) ... LP
Amiga (Germany), 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Classic grooving from Klaus Doldinger and his Passport group – stretched out fusion with just the right mixture of jamming energy and spacey soul! The sound here still has some nice rough edges – not as polished as later Passport work – an almost proggish influence on the keyboards at times, but a bit tighter at other moments. The core of the album is long snakey reed work from Klaus on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – plus keyboards played by himself and Hendrik Schaper. Tracks are somewhat spacey, but sometimes funky too – and titles include "Mandrake", "Sky Blue", "Ataraxia", "Loco Motive", "The Secret", and "Louisiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyIron Man ... LP
Douglas/Celluloid, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger array of players than you'll find on most of his records for other labels – the cream of the "new thing" players that were around New York at the time, including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, and even Clifford Jordan on soprano sax – making a rare appearance on record on that instrument! Together, the players create a set of soundscapes that lies somewhere between Dolphy's Out To Lunch album, and some of the more modernist work by Mingus – a stunning batch of tracks that go out, but never too far. Titles include "Ode to CP", "Burning Spear", "Iron Man", and "Mandrake". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sophia Domancich/William Parker/Hamid DrakeWashed Away ... CD
Marge (France), 2008. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Extremely beautiful work from this trans-Atlantic trio – a group that mixes the lyrical piano talents of Sophia Domancich with the rock-solid rhythms of Hamid Drake and William Parker! Sophia's touch on the keys is really beautiful – improvised at points, but with a lot of warmth – and her tone really seems to set Drake and Parker's talents in a whole new light – a sound that's quite a revelation, and which makes this CD a lot more than we were expecting! The performance features three long numbers, handled beautifully by the trio – often starting with Sophia's ruminations on the piano, soon filled in with bass from Parker and percussion from Drake. Titles include the wonderful "Washed Away" – plus "Lonely Woman" and "The Seagulls Of Kristiansund". CD

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Barry DrakeHappylanding ... LP
Capitol, 1971. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Nicholas Rodney Drake (Nick Drake)Time Has Told Me ... CD
Nick Drake (UK), 1967/1968/1969. Used 2CD ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Nick DrakeBryter Layter ... CD
Island, 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". CD
(24 bit digitally remastered edition, with lyrics and rare photos.)

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Scott FieldsFive Frozen Eggs ... CD
Music & Arts, 1996. Used ... $9.99
With Marilyn Crispell, Hans Sturm and Hamid Drake! CD

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Claudine Francois/Hubert Dupont/Hamid DrakeFlying Eagle ... CD
Marge (France), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Claudine Francois is a beautiful pianist, and we love her work on other records – but she sounds especially great here in the company of bassist Hubert Dupont and drummer Hamid Drake – both players who bring a heck of a lot of texture to the session! Dupont's bass is wonderful – often more melodic than rhythm, at a level that's also echoed by Drake's always-creative work on the drum kit – providing these shifting shapes, like different platforms in sound – from which Francois' piano lines take off boldly. Titles include "Flying Eagle", "African Flower", "Nkosi Sikelel Africa", "Scot", "Tapiwa's Vision", and a nice take on Jim Pepper's classic "Witchi Tai To". CD

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Elmo HopeElmo Hope Plays His Original Compositions ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1961. Used ... $11.99
A great collection that brings together 2 of the last albums ever issued by piano genius Elmo Hope – both of which are overflowing with original tunes in Hope's best modernist mode! The style here is a bit more far-reaching than some of his other work from earlier years – not necessarily in a way that's outside, but which is more all-encompassing of piano tradition – a bit in territory explored by Jaki Byard at the time, but with more of that Elmo's fire and bop inspiration. Most of the rhythm support is from Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – and titles include "Dee Dah", "Abdula", "Freffie", "Stars Over Marakesh", "Hot Sauce", "Moe Is On", "Crazy", "Maybe So", "Moe's Bluff", and "Chips". CD
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Catherine HoweWhat A Beautiful Place ... CD
Reflection/Numero, 1971. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
A beautiful early 70s debut LP from a then 20-year-old, Halifax reared Catherine Howe – produced and arranged by US jazz pianist Bobby Scott in a mode that manages to feel lush and opulent while never belying Catherine's warmth, intimacy and maturity – and quite possibly the best unearthed singer-songwriter folk gem we've heard in years! The sound is warmly baroque, and Catherine's lovely vocals and evocative songwriting style is sheerly natural – recorded in a fairly stripped down setting and fleshed out with strings by the London Symphony Orchestra. The mix of intimacy and grandeur makes the record a bit of stylistic cousin to Nick Drake's Bryter Layter – we take our Drake seriously and we don't throw that comparison out lightly! Released by a doomed Reflection Records, which closed up shop the same year, it was pretty much automatically relegated to obscurity. Now, thankfully is a fertile time for the rediscovery post 60s folkish gems – and this one is at the very top of the line. Would you expect anything less from the Numero Group? Titles include "Up North", "On A Misty Morning", "Nothing More Than Strangers", "My Child", "The Innocence Of A Child", "It Comes With The Breezes" and more – plus the bonus demo "In The Hot Summer" – which led to the next phase of Catherine's career at RCA. CD
Also available What A Beautiful Place ... LP 15.99
 
 
 



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