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✨✧ Ramsey LewisAnother Voyage ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good ... $4.99
Sweet, funky, and outtasite – one of Ramsey Lewis' greatest albums of the 60s – cut under the supervision of Chicago soul maestro Charles Stepney! The album's an amazing mix of jazz, funk, and the more baroque and spacey elements – that were running through the Chicago soul and jazz scene of the time – all coming together under the guidance of Lewis and Stepney, with a sound that points the way towards countless 70s recordings to come! Highlights include a bit of kalimba from drummer Maurice White, some great guitar from Phil Upchurch, and plenty of tasty electric keys from Ramsey himself – really laying back in a righteous kind of groove – hitting new heights on tunes that include "Bold and Black", "If You've Got it, Flaunt It", "Do What You Wanna", "Cecile", "Wanderin Rose", and "Opus #5". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen.)

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Ramsey LewisAquarius/Let The Sun Shine In (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have ink stamps.)

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Ramsey LewisChina Gate/Saturday Night After The Movies ... 7-inch
Cadet, 1967. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Promo. Labels have small stickers.)

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Ramsey LewisCountry Meets The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1962. Good+ ... $2.99
No blues, and only a little bit of country – mostly in the song choice for the set, and in the way the whole thing is put together! The core stylings here are still the Ramsey Lewis Trio at their early 60s best – but the record does feature a slight country-meets-soul sort of style in the production – a vibe that's similar to some of Ray Charles' ABC work of the time, although taken to an instrumental jazz sound here! Arrangements are by Oliver Nelson and Lew Douglas – the latter of whom uses more strings and a bit of voice, the former who keeps things more in a soul jazz mode overall. Titles include "St Louis Blues", "High Noon", "I Need You So", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "Tangleweed Round My Heart", "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It", and "Your Cheatin Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Ramsey LewisDay Tripper/Rudolph The Red-Nosed Raindeer ... 7-inch
Cadet, 1966. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Label has a small sticker and a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisEverybody's Talkin'/The Love I Feel For You ... 7-inch
Cadet, 1970. Near Mint- ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has two small stickers, with a peeled spot underneath.)

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Ramsey LewisFantasy ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Very Good ... $0.99
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✨✧ Ramsey LewisGirl Talk/Dancing In The Street ... 7-inch
Cadet, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has small stickers and some pen.)

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Ramsey LewisHang On Sloopy/Movin' Easy ... 7-inch
Cadet, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Label has a sticker.)

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Ramsey LewisHard Day's Night/All My Love Belongs To You ... 7-inch
Cadet, 1965. Very Good+ ... $3.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisHi Heel Sneakers (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Cadet, 1966. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Promo. Labels have a sticker.)

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Ramsey LewisHour With The Ramsey Lewis Trio ... LP
Argo, 1959. Good+ ... $4.99
Quite a rare thing for a jazz album of the time – nearly 60 minutes of music on one disc, something that was almost unheard-of in the days of 30 minute sessions! As the notes explain, the whole thing sounded so good that the engineer let the tape run more than he might in a usual set – allowing Ramsey and his trio with Redd Holt and Eldee Young to open up on a few tracks, taking 3 of the numbers into the 7 minute range. Other tunes are shorter, but equally imaginative, and titles include strong versions of "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Love For Sale", "I Love Paris", "Song OF India", "Consider The Source", and "The Ruby & The Pearl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has some wear and a split bottom seam. Vinyl plays with clicks and crackles.)

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Ramsey LewisIn Crowd/Since I Fell For You ... 7-inch
Argo, 1965. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A huge hit for Ramsey, with his grreat soul jazz trio featuring Eldee Young and Redd Holt! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a sticker and some pen.)

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Ramsey LewisLegacy ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
An overlooked gem from Ramsey's 70s years at Columbia – a record that has him grooving over larger arrangements, sweeping along in a great blend of soul and class that makes for some really great numbers! Side one of the album features Ramsey playing keyboards on the extended "Legacy" suite – a long piece composed and conducted by James Mack, which has Ramsey running through a lot of different moods and modes – some of them nice and funky! Side two features some nice shorter tracks – all electric groovers with plenty of funky keys! Titles include "Moogin On", "Don't Look Back", "Well Well Well", and "All The Way Live". CD

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Ramsey LewisMy Cherie Amour/Mary's Boy Child ... 7-inch
Cadet, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A great one from Ramsey! "My Cherie Amour" is done in a slow, slightly funky groove – with the drums skipping under Ramsey's soulful piano lines, while a Charles Stepney-led chorus of voices gives some slight "oohs" in the background! "Mary's Boy Child" is great too, with a stepping groove mixed up with piano, strings, and bells that's really wild! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a sticker.)

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Ramsey LewisPot Luck ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $3.99
Ramsey and the classic trio with Eldee Young and Red Holt – grooving away on a pot luck batch of tunes that includes material from a wide wide variety of sources, all turned into soul jazz magic by the boys! Believe it or not, Ramsey takes tunes like "Andaluza", "Arrividerci Roma", "Loch Lomond", "Nature Boy", and "Sheandoah", and arranges them with a hiply swinging style that makes you forget what they ever sounded like in the first place. Throw in some originals – like "We Blue It Again", "Look A Here", and "Swamp Girl" – and you've got pretty nice batch of tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio Live At The Bohemian Caverns ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good ... $2.99
A killer live set from Ramsey Lewis and his classic early 60s trio – a record that's not nearly as well known as The In Crowd, but every bit as great! Drummer Red Holt and bassist Eldee Young really get in some great elements here – working with Ramsey's piano in a groove that's far more than the standard trio mode of the time – and much more in a triangulated exchange of energy that's filled with life and joy throughout! Side one begins with a 12 minute "West Side Story Medley" – one that starts slow, but really builds with excitement as the tune rolls on – and other tunes include a version of "My Babe", with some funky cello work by Eldee Young; a soul-stepping take on "Something You Got"; Ramsey's original "The Caves"; and versions of "People", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "The Shelter Of Your Arms". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisSolar Wind ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good ... $5.99
Sweet 70s grooves from Ramsey Lewis – a set cut smack dab in the middle of his glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining along the opening.)

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Ramsey LewisSound Of Spring ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good- ... $2.99
The Ramsey Lewis Trio gets some additional orchestral backings – and with great results! The set features Ramsey, Eldee Young, and Red Holt – all playing their usual pyrotechnic blend of soul jazz and swing – supported by larger arrangements handled by Riley Hampton, done in a style that never gets in the way – but which creates some really cook banks for Ramsey and crew to soar off of! Titles include "Spring Fever", "Sound Of Spring", "Truly Truly Spring", "Soft Winds", and "Blue Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker on the back and a small split in the top seam.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioBach To The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1964. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The title does a good enough job of summing up the range of styles that Ramsey and his trio would use to please the crowds during their countless engagements in the early 60s – taking tunes from a variety of settings, including classical, and infusing them with a soul jazz style dripping in blues, and bound to make any tune instantly likeable! The trio on the set is Ramsey's famous one with Eldee Young and Red Holt – and Richard Evans joins the group on bass on 2 tracks. Titles include "Dance Mystique", "Peace & Tranquility", "Sadness Done Come", "Travel On", "For The Love Of A Princess", and "Misty Days Lonely Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing.)
 
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Ray BryantTo Sir With Love/Dinner On The Grounds ... 7-inch
Cadet, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Nice! "To Sir With Love" is done by Ray in a heavy piano style, with a very heavy percussion pop backing – in a mode that's similar to Ramsey Lewis' best work with Richard Evans! Richard produced this one, which might explain the similarity! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have a sticker.)

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Bill DickensTruth ... CD
Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
The first ever solo album from funky 7-string bass veteran Bill "The Buddha" Dickens – who has played with a who's who of legend over the years, including Chaka Kahn, Victor Wooten, Stevie Wonder, Pat Metheny, Ramsey Lewis and many more – finally stepping out on his own! He covers a lot of stylistically territory, from muscular, riveting jazz funk, to more melodic material – putting a nice, creative twist on covers and originals. Includes "Tha Truth", "Footprints", "I Don't Want To", "People Make The World Go Round", "Pression", "That's It", "What's Going On", "The Chicken", "Time After Time", "God's Amazing Grace", "Steppin' To A Groove" and more. CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSecrets ... CD
Columbia, 1976. Used ... $3.99
Soulful 70s work from Herbie Hancock – a record that tightens things up from the Headhunters and Sextant sessions, but which still retains a lot of their depth and charm! Players here including some previous partners – like Bennie Maupin on reeds and Paul Jackson on bass – plus the mighty Wah Wah Watson on guitars, James Levi on drums, Kenneth Nash on percussion, and Ray Parker on additional guitar. Tracks are tightly electric fusion, but still have some of the sharper tones of Herbie's electric work – weird moogy moments mixed into more straight ahead funk – all with a sound that's not unlike some of Ramsey Lewis' best Columbia work of the period. Herbie plays Fender Rhodes, Arp, clavinet, mini-moog, and more – and titles include "Doin' It", "Spider", "Swamp Rat", "People Music", and a remake of "Cantelope Island" that's pretty darn tasty! CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Eddie Higgins Trio/Hubert LawsSoulero/Laws' Cause ... CD
Collectables, 1965/1969. Used ... $5.99
Two lost groovers from the mid 60s jazz catalog of Atlantic Records! Soulero is a very groovy session of piano trio material, recorded in Chicago by the city's "great white hope" of the 60s: pianist Eddie Higgins. The set was recorded for the Dunwich production group (who gave the world The Shadows of Knight), but was licensed to Atlantic for final release. The group's a very tight trio, with Higgins backed by Richard Evans on bass and Marshall Thompson on drums – and the resulting sound is nice and soulful, in the same tradition of Chicago piano recordings by Ramsey Lewis and Ray Bryant. Titles include "Soulero", "Tango Africaine", "Mr. Evans", and "Shelly's World". Hubert Laws' Laws' Cause is a much more fleshed-out record – and features larger arrangements scored by Laws and Chick Corea, often with a bit of a Latiny feel, as was common for Laws' records at the time. The instrumentation is pretty interesting at times – in that cool "high concept" way that labels like Atlantic and Cadet were working in at the time – and in addition to Laws' flute, there's bits of harpsichord, bassoon, sitar, and even some vocals by a young Melba Moore. Titles include "No More", "If You Knew", "A Day With You", and "Shades Of Light". CD

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Wynton KellyIt's All Right! (plus bonus track) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A tight little groover from Wynton Kelly – one of a few mid 60s gems done for Verve in a style that's harder-hitting and more focused than some of Kelly's other work! The record's got an approach that's a bit pop, but plenty darn soulful too – a style that focuses the already-great Kelly approach to the keys, and brings it into territory explored by Ramsey Lewis and Ray Bryant – kicking up the rhythms with lots of playful touches, including extra guitar by Kenny Burrell and conga from Candido, and even an added steel band on one number! The record's got a few mellower ballads that recall the lyrical Kelly mode of the past – but most is upbeat and very grooving – with titles that include "South Seas", "Not A Tear", "It's All Right", "Kelly Roll", "Moving Up", and "Escapade". CD features one bonus track – "One For Joan". CD

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Junior ManceI Believe To My Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1966/1967. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the richest albums that Junior Mance ever cut for Atlantic Records – a smoking soul jazz set that seems to have a bit of a gospel influence too – at least in the deep, soulful bottom that comes from the feel of the group! Junior's piano is right on the money – as sharp and hard-hitting as on other records from the time – and the set features great work from some additional reed players – including Hubert Laws and David Newman – plus some trumpet from Jimmy Owens, who helps give the album a sharp punch at just the right moments! Some of the tunes are plenty catchy, and should have put Mance in the company of Ray Bryant or Ramsey Lewis at the time – and titles include "Time & A Place", "I Believe To My Soul", "My Romance", "Don't Worry 'Bout It", and "Golden Spur". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Roy MeriwetherSoup & Onions – Soul Cookin By The Roy Meriwether Trio ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Heavy soul from the Roy Meriwether Trio – picking up at a place where the Ramsey Lewis trio first began, and taking things to a very soulful extension! The tunes are straightforward soul jazz, played with a heck of a lot of fire in the rhythms – thanks to bassist Isaas Sloan and drummer John Arnold – and all tracks feature plenty of cooking piano work from Roy himself! Titles include "The Ripper", "Taste Of Honey", "Soup & Onions", "Little Lousy Jane", and "Screwdriver". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has wear and aging, a partially split bottom seam and some writing in pen on the back.)

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Don RandiWhere Do We Go From Here? ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1962. Used ... $9.99
The obscure first Verve album from Don Randi – a great little pianist who was well known for his lively club work on the LA scene in the early 60s! Don's got a touch on the keys that's both lyrical and soulful – somewhere between the pyrotechnics of Ramsey Lewis and the smoother grooving of Duke Pearson – always well-composed, but breaking out with some tremendous solo bits from time to time! The album's got Don working with Mel Lewis on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – and titles include "Take Six", "TJ's Blues", "I Love Paris", "That's All", and "Interlude". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Lonnie Liston SmithLoveland ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A beautiful album of smooth mellow jazzy grooves – and one that proves that Lonnie was still always great, even when he was getting the more mainstream production treatment. The record is similar to ones cut by other older jazz funk keyboardists at the time – like Ramsey Lewis or Charles Earland – in that it's got some more lush arrangements than usual, but still a very soulful feel, and still lots of room for the main soloists. Regular Cosmic Echoes members Dave Hubbard and Donald Smith join Lonnie in a set of arrangements by Bert DeCoteaux, and tracks include "Sunburst", "Journey Into Love", "We Can Dream", and "Explorations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Three SoundsBottoms Up! ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Good ... $11.99
The bottom is certainly "up" on this one – as the Three Sounds groove things from the ground up, taking soul jazz piano to the next level with an approach that quickly made them one of the most popular Blue Note acts of the early 60s! Gene Harris leads the group on piano – and also plays celeste on one track (!) – and the other Sounds at this point are Andrew Simpkins on bass and Bill Dowdy on drums – a really great rhythm section that have a way of being soulfully quiet, with a very subtle groove – one that's much more understated than you might find in the Ramsey Lewis trio, but equally hip. Tracks include "Jinne Lou", "Besame Mucho", "Love Walked In", "Angel Eyes", "Falling In Love With Love", and "Time After Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(63rd street pressing with RVG stamp and ear – and deep groove on one side. Vinyl plays with various pops & crackles. Cover has a split spine & top seam. Back cover has staining.)

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✨✧ Phil UpchurchWay I Feel ... CD
Cadet (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest moments ever from guitarist Phil Upchurch – and one of the best from legendary arranger Charles Stepney too – a set that uses Upchurch's guitar in the same way that Stepney was using the piano of Ramsey Lewis in the late 60s! The record has full arrangements that are in the best late 60s Chess/Cadet style – rich, but never sleepy – with undercurrents of funk down at the bottom, and sweet backing vocals from a small group that includes Cash McCall and Kitty Haywood. But the real difference is Phil's guitar – which has some fuzzier, trippier elements – which make for a nice contrast with the smoothness of the Stepney backings, at a level that creates one of the most compelling Chess albums of the time! Titles include "Elektrik Head", "Peter Peter", "Way I Feel", "Bacn' Chips", and "You Don't Have To Know". CD

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Cedar WaltonAnimation/Soundscapes ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A long-overdue reissue – both of Cedar Walton's fusion albums for Columbia – back to back on a single CD! Animation is one of Cedar Walton's mid 70s funky jazz efforts – acoustic keys often traded for electric piano, grooving with a funky bigger band, almost in a Ramsey Lewis mode – a really great shift that makes the record a nice change from the usual Walton groove! Cedar's a lot busier on the keys than Ramsey was at the time, though – not as kicked-back Fender Rhodes as he is keeping up a tight and soulful fusion groove. The approach is quite different from Walton's other albums of earlier years, but actually works quite well – and the album's a tasty set of smoother soul and funk-infused numbers, with a hint of Brazilian touches as well! Tracks include "Another Star", "Charmed Circle", "Jacob's Ladder", "Precious Mountain", "If It Could Happen", and "Ala Eduardo". Soundscapes is brilliant work from Cedar Walton – a wonderful bit of soulful fusion from the crucially overlooked late 70s years of Columbia Jazz. The album's got a blend of soul and jazz that's similar to work at the time by Bobby Hutcherson or Freddie Hubbard – occasional vocals, larger lusher production, and a style that was really well suited to bringing together the best of fusion and soul, without resorting to tricks or gimmicks. The album's filled with really wonderful cuts that are completely unlike most of Walton's other work – and which show him to be an amazing talent in the soul end of the spectrum, not just in the soul jazz one that we're used to. Tunes are wonderful, arrangements are brilliant – and the album manages to be smooth without losing any depth. Titles include the great groover "Latin America", plus "Warm To The Touch", "NPS", "Sixth Avenue", and "Naturally". CD

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Jimmy WoodeColorful Strings Of Jimmy Woode ... LP
Argo, 1957. Very Good+ ... $69.99
An incredible record from bassist Jimmy Woode – quite possibly his only small group session as a leader, and a super-hip album that bridges his work with Duke Ellington and later sides with the Clarke Boland Big Band! The record's got a groove that's far different than anything Woode cut with Ellington – and in a way, it already points the way towards some of the sounds that would be created by American ex-patriots on the European scene of the 60s. The groove is very light – and features Woode's bass leading a combo with flute from Mike Simpson, tenor from Paul Gonsalves, trumpet from Clark Terry, and piano from Ramsey Lewis – all coming together in unusual timings and phrasings that are a fair bit different than their own work of the time. Simpson's flute is especially great – a really lyrical element that works perfectly with Woode's melodic bass work – and Gonsalves and Terry are working here in their best tonal color mode, really shading things in nicely! All cuts are originals by Woode, and they're done in long takes – with titles that include "Dance Of The Reluctant Drag", "Man From Potter's Crossing", "Falmouth Recollections", and "Foofy For President". A real gem, and one not to pass up! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label deep groove Argo pressing – in nice shape! Cover has some very light wear in one corner, but overall this is a beautiful copy.)

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoIn Crowd (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $23.99
The title's a reference to a famous Ramsey Lewis live album of the 60s – one that's echoed nicely here by the trio of pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto! Like Ramsey's group of the decade before, Tsuyoshi's has a very even balance between piano, bass, and drums – with strong, soulful work by the leader on his own instrument – and really creative bass passages from Akira Daiyoshi, and strong support from Toshio Osumi on drums. Tracks are all long and open, and really make the best of the live setting – and titles include "The In Crowd", "Blues In The Basement", "For Once In My Life", and "I Can't Get Started". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Young-Holt TrioWack Wack ... LP
Brunswick, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
Amazing stuff from bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac "Red" Holt! At the time of this release, the pair had already risen to great fame as the rhythm backing for Ramsey Lewis in his first trio – but broke out on their own as a solo act, with a real focus on rhythmic piano grooves! Working here with pianist Hysear Don Walker, the pair attempt to recreate a bit of the rolling soul jazz groove they hit with Ramsey – but they also take a hipper approach, by moving the drums and bass forward in the mix, especially Young's bass, which was capable of amazing funky riffs and elegant whimsical lines. The title cut, "Wack Wack", is one of those 60s instrumental hits we'd put on a par with "Bang Bang" or "Soul Finger" – and the album also includes wonderful versions of jazz and pop hits like "Monday, Monday", "Song for My Father", "Sunny", and "Girl Talk", all of which are completely transformed by the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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VariousStolen Moments Red Hot + Cool ... CD
Impulse (Holland), 1994. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Jazz-meets-hip hop-meets-new grooves compilation put together by the folks at the Red Hot organization in the mid 90s. Titles include "Time Is Moving On" by Donald Byrd, Guru, and Ronny Jordan; "Stolen Moments" by United Future Organization; "This Is Madness" by The Last Poets & Pharoah Sanders; "The Scream" by US3 & Joshua Redman; "Trouble Don't Last Always" by Incognito, Carleen Anderson, & Ramsey Lewis; "Nocturnal Sunrise" by Me'Shell NdegeOcello & Herbie Hancock; "Proceed II" by The Roots & Roy Ayers, "Un Ange En Danger" by MC Solaar & Ron Carter, and "The Rubbers Song" by Pharcyde. CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Young-Holt UnlimitedYoung-Holt Unlimited On Stage (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Around April 15, 2015
A great live set from this fab combo – one that captures the band with a nice tight groove, and a good dose of the humor they brought to their in-person recordings! Tracks are much longer than the ones on the studio albums – with great interplay with the audience, and a free swinging groove that really holds up throughout! The album includes the great originals "Yon Gimme Thum" and "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy" – plus smoking versions of some of the tracks they used to do with Ramsey Lewis. Great stuff – and other tracks include "Far Away Places", "Be My Love", "Lady Godiva", "Corcovado", and "Mellow Yellow". CD

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✨✧ Cleveland EatonPlenty Good Eaton ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most electric albums on the legendary Black Jazz label – a hip set of funky fusion tracks from bassist Cleveland Eaton, with a vibe that's similar to his album for the Gamble label, and his funky 45 work with The Kats! The record's a good extension of Eaton's roots in the Cadet studio scene working with Ramsey Lewis – and as proof of those roots, the record contains work by loads of key Chicago players – including Ari Brown on tenor, Odell Brown on keyboards and Hammond, Duke Payne on tenor and flute, and Morris Jennings on percussion! There's a wicked groove on most cuts, and the set was also recorded at the Chess studios – which furthers the Chicago vibe – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Chi-town Theme", "Keena", "Moe Let's Have A Party", "Kaiser 405", "All Your Lover, All Day, All Night", and "Hamburg 302". CD

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✨✧ GuruJazzmatazz Vol 2 – The New Reality ... LP
Chrysalis, 1995. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guru's second foray into the jazz/rap crossover world, with a huge amount of guest stars, and a little bit less of Guru. In parts, it actually seems to work better than the first one. Why? Because there's not as much of a forced effort to bring jazz and rap together in an obvious way, which leaves guests like Ramsey Lewis, Jamiroquai, Ronny Jordan, Donald Byrd, Kool Keith, Reuben Wilson, Bernard Purdie, and The Solsonics more room to do their thing. Includes "Lifesaver", "Looking Through The Darkness", " Respect The Architect", "Choice Of Weapons", "Count The Blessings", "Lost Souls", "Watch What You Say", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSecrets ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soulful 70s work from Herbie Hancock – a record that tightens things up from the Headhunters and Sextant sessions, but which still retains a lot of their depth and charm! Players here including some previous partners – like Bennie Maupin on reeds and Paul Jackson on bass – plus the mighty Wah Wah Watson on guitars, James Levi on drums, Kenneth Nash on percussion, and Ray Parker on additional guitar. Tracks are tightly electric fusion, but still have some of the sharper tones of Herbie's electric work – weird moogy moments mixed into more straight ahead funk – all with a sound that's not unlike some of Ramsey Lewis' best Columbia work of the period. Herbie plays Fender Rhodes, Arp, clavinet, mini-moog, and more – and titles include "Doin' It", "Spider", "Swamp Rat", "People Music", and a remake of "Cantelope Island" that's pretty darn tasty! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Secrets ... CD 3.99
 
 
 



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