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✨✧ Charles LloydSoundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A killer from the Charles Lloyd group of the late 60s – a set that still stretches out with all the spiritual energy of Lloyd's other Atlantic albums, yet also seems to have a bit more of a groove, too! The setting is live, and the tracks are nice and long – allowing ample room for solos by Lloyd on tenor and flute and Keith Jarrett on piano – working here with great accompaniment from Ron McClure on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Titles include a massive take on "Sombrero Sam" – done in a nice Latin groove, and very upbeat – plus the spiritual "Voice In The Night", and the cuts "Pre-Dawn" and "Forest Flower 69". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing.)

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Claude LombardClaude Lombard Chante ... CD
Sommor (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About August 1, 2018
The stunning debut album from the lovely Claude Lombard – a Belgian singer, but one whose work here resonates with the grooviest French records by singers like Sylvie Vartan or Francois Hardy! Lombard is probably less pop than either of those artists – and almost has a way of opening things up with weirder phrasing and more unusual modes – ala some of the artists at Saravah Records. Arrangements are by Willy Albimoor – who did so many other odd projects of the period, including work with Chakachas – and the music features bits of electronics, soaring strings, and even some light bossa inflections – all to make a sound that's every bit as great as you'd guess! Titles include "Polychrome", "Les Enfants Perle", "Midi", "Mais", "La Coupe", "Sleep Well", "L'Usine", "Les Vieux Comptoirs", "Les Musicens", "L'Arbre Et L'oiseau", "La Camarde", and "Petite Frere". CD

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Dora LopesTestamento ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A lovely sambista who has a hell of a way with a tune – really impressing us with all her original music on the album! Dora Lopes seems to be in a special space of her own – sometimes with the deeper vibe of the samba soul generation, but also able to hit a few more melancholy moments too – but always with a sense of power and presence that belie the light pencil sketch on the cover. If that image were to do justice to Dora's presence on the songs, it would be in vivid color – and maybe 3D too – because her way of fleshing out a tune is very bold, but never in a way that's forced or overdone. She always feels like she's right out in front of the backings – really leading them, instead of being directed by them – and titles include "Branco De Paz", "Ponto De Encontro", "Se Eu Morrer Amanha Esta Tudo Certo", "Samba De Madrugada", "Com Dolores No Ceu", and "Diploma De Sambista". CD

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✨✧ Los Chicos MalosLos Chicos Malos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
Los Chicos Malos look a bit folksy on the cover, but the sound of the album is anything but – and instead is a cool Colombian take on the best New York salsa modes of the 70s! The sound is clear and sharp throughout – on-fire tracks that are driven by plenty of percussion, and topped by a twin-trombone line that brings in plenty of soul – all arranged by Victor Del Real, and featuring excellent vocals from John Jairo and Victor Melendez, who'd also worked with The Latin Brothers! The sound here is much more Manhattan than Medellin – and titles include "Viajera", "Con Gusto Y Gana", "Los Chicos En Salsa", "Mane Barrera", "Que Bien Se Ve", "La Caresita", "El Lenador", and "Si No La Bailo Para Lo Rumba". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert Mangelsdorff With The Jazz SextetEuropean Tour 1957 – Featuring Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Gary Peacock, & Atilla Zoller ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1957. Used ... $8.99
A legendary meeting of American and European modern jazz talents of the 50s – heard here on 2 different performances from a 1957 tour! The set brings together the complicated reeds of Bob Cooper and Bud Shank with the airy trombone of Albert Mangelsdorff and lightly stepping guitar of Atilla Zoller – a sublime blend of sounds that almost tops any of the more famous studio work cut by any of the players on their respective scenes! Recording quality here is quite strong too – careful enough to get out the subtleties of the players, especially on the sparer numbers that have them sliding into even smaller groups. Gary Peacock makes a noteworthy appearance on bass – and titles include "What A Difference A Day Makes", "I Can't Get Started", "Tea For Two", "I'll Remember April", "Studio 15", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". CD
(Out of print.)

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David MaranissOnce In A Great City – A Detroit Story (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 32.50
Not just a book on Motown – despite the image of The Supremes on the cover – but a story of Detroit itself – told as a series of intersecting paths that include the famous soul music label, as well as all the manufacturers, cultures, communities, and political forces that were shaping the city in the early 60s. The decline of Detroit has been a story for decades now – but David Maraniss looks at the city in the years before the fall – focusing on 1963, where he shows that tensions were already strong in some sectors, and the ground upon which so much was being built could easily shift and allow the whole thing to topple. The book is one of the most fascinating city portraits we've ever read – with lessons that are still completely essential to the 21st Century urban environment – and the whole thing is 441 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SPReturn The Tides – Ascension Suite & Holy Ghost ... CD
Cuneiform, 2014. Used ... $9.99
Rob Mazurek just keeps stunning us more and more over the years – growing way way past his earlier straight jazz roots, and even his key work in the Chicago underground – to a level where he's easily encompassing many different styles and genres at once – then finding a way to make the sounds all his own! This project has Rob furthering the electronic sounds of recent records, while still holding onto a core element of jazz with his work on cornet – an instrument he uses here with wonderfully rich acoustic tones, and hardly at any sort of easy Miles electric modes, or anything like that. The players here are all part of his scene in Sao Paulo – including Mauricio Takara on drums, Guilherme Granado on keyboards, Thomas Rohrer on electronics and soprano sax, and Rogerio Martins on percussion – but all players also take on other instruments, add in bits of voice, and work with the production and processing to really create some amazing sonic energy throughout. All tracks are long – and titles include "Let The Rain Fall Upwards", "Return The Tides", "Oh Mother", and "Reverse The Lightning". CD

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John McCowenSolo Contra ... CD
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
The "contra" here is a contrabass clarinet, not a stringed contrabass – yet John McCowen manages to play his instrument in a way that greatly resembles the larger wooden source of acoustic sound! The tones are very deep, and very slow-rising – used by McCowen in this wonderful way that makes us aware of textures we never would have expected from the instrument – none of the clearer reed elements you might normally hear, and instead these deep, rumbling elements that are as powerful as they are minimal! CD features three long tracks – "Fur Korv", "Chopper HD", and "Berths 1 to 3". CD

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Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble & EnsembleMoments Of Fatherhood ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A beautiful large ensemble project from flautist Nicole Mitchell – and a set that shows just how far she's come in her music over the years! Mitchell has always been wonderful, but there's something especially visionary in this project – as there seem to be larger ideas at play informing the different tones and textures of the musicians, yet still the unified spirituality that always marks Nicole's music – that special blend that really sets her apart from so many of her contemporaries, and which makes her one of the few forces to still carry on the rich legacy of Chicago's AACM, and groups like Art Ensemble Of Chicago or 8 Bold Souls! The songs here come together in this really fantastic way – sometimes feeling improvised at their initial moments, but soon taking flight in these amazing colors that come from the mix of harp, vibes, cello, violin, flute, and saxophone sounds – a tonal depth we've never heard in Nicole's music before, and which marks a huge step forward for her as a composer. Yet the music also has all the core organic energy of other Mitchell recordings – thanks to a collaborative lineup that includes David Boykin on tenor, Aruan Ortiz on piano, Benjamin Duboc on bass, Helene Breschand on harp, Sylvain Kassap on clarinets, Renee Baker on violin, Cesar Carcopino on drums and vibes, and Anais Moreau on cello. Titles include "Only One Like Him", "Building Stuff", "Cold Hard Facts", "Explorers", "Listening", "A Piece Of Advice", and "Towards Excellence". CD

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Tete MontoliuEl Gran Senor From Catalonia ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99 26.99
A double-helping of trio material from the great Tete Montoliu – a pianist with plenty of power to really open up in a setting like this! The album features Tete in clear command of the keyboard – playing with that amazing sense of flow that made him one of the leading European pianists from the 60s onward – really matured here to a point where he's constantly creating, but without any overdone sense that calls attention to itself – the kind of piano work that's initially quite subtle, but then really breathtaking when you sit back and realize how much has happened in such a short space! And on this album, the spaces are surprisingly large – lots of really long tracks that not only give Montoliu room to stretch out plenty, but which also feature great work on bass from John Heard and drums from Albert Tootie Heath. Titles include "Jo Vull Que M'Arcariciis", "Blue Bossa", "El Neu Carrer", "A Child Is Born", "Tune Up", "Doxy", "D&E", "Ladybird", and "My Old Flame". CD

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Morena Y ClaraNo Llores Mas ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Funky gipsy grooves from 70s Spain – served up by a pair of sweet female singers, and plenty of fuzz guitar as well! The duo have a sound that's almost more sinister than you'd expect – singing together with this buzzing edge, and set to rhythms that are often pretty funky – in ways that are a bit different than American soul of the time, but which still borrows plenty in terms of basslines, drums, and production! The production is pretty cool, too – nicely compressed – so that all the elements come together in this really weird way, and pack even more punch in the process – which makes for an especially haunting vibe. Titles include "No Llores Mas", "Yo Se Que Tu Me Queiras", "Seras Mi Luz", "Son Las Cosas Del Amor", "Eres Fiel A Tus Caprichos", "Deje De Quererte", "Volvere A Sonar", "Todo Paso", and "Tu Mal Comportamiento". CD

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Ennio MorriconeDrammi Gotici ... LP
GDM (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About February 25, 2018 (delayed)
Chilling Late 70s soundtrack work from maestro Morricone – his score for the 1977 Italian television series Drammi Gotici – and certainly appropriate sounds for a gothic drama! The material has lots of tense strings, eerie chiming sounds, sparer moments and classical flourishes. Viola by Dino Asciolla and the voice of Edda Dell'Orso bring on the mood – dark, atmospheric and also oddly beautiful supernatural styled soundscapes from Ennio Morricone! Titles include "La Casa Della Streghe", "Drammi Gotici", "Ma Non E' Un Vampiro", "Kaiserstrasse", "Diario Di Un Pazzo" and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mozart/Byrd/Farnaby/Tomkins/Le Roux/Handel/CouperiMusic For Two Harpsichords – Igor Kipnis/Thurston Dart ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Cover has some light staining from water on the top conrer.)

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Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic middle period work from drummer Idris Muhammad – a set recorded after his initial run of lean funk recordings for the jazz scene – with a bit more soul in the mix, and definitely a bit of boogie in the groove! Arrangements are by David Matthews – the maestro of the soul-styled charts who first honed his craft with James Brown – and the approach here is tight jazz funk, with both a good ear for the clubs, and some of the more sophisticated styles that the CTI/Kudu crowd could appreciate! There's some vocals at times – sung by Frank Floyd, Ray Simpson, and others – but the instrumental component of the album definitely takes the lead - with percussion by Nicky Marrero alongside Muhammad's tight drums – plus Hiram Bullock on guitar, Cliff Carter on keyboards, David Friedman on vibes, and solos from Ray Davis on alto and Jeremy Steig on flute. Titles include "One With A Star", "Boogie To The Top", "Bread", and "Stick It In Your Face". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming CoreWild Red Yellow ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Mighty wild sounds from reedman Larry Ochs – who plays some of his boldest sounds in years on both tenor and sopranino saxophones – really driven onwards by the burning energy of the group! The combo features this fierce mix of percussion and electronics, plus trumpet from Natsuki Tamura – who's got this way of shaping notes that's right up there with Ochs' decades of creativity on reeds – as the pair almost duel at times with their expressions, while also finding a special space in which to connect. Other players include William Winant on timpani and roto-toms, Satoko Fujii on piano and electronics, Scott Amendola on drums, and Matthias Bossi on thunder drum and other percussion. Titles include "Wild Red Yellow", "Omenicity", and "A Sorcerer's Fate". CD

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Augustus PabloAfrica Must Be Free By 1983 Dubs ... LP
RAS/VP, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
The fantastic dub counterpart to the vocal album by Hugh Mundell – carved out of the same studio tapes as the original, but with even more space for amazing sounds from Augustus Pablo and the rest of the musicians on the set! Even without the message in the lyrics of the original, there's still plenty of righteous power throughout – that laidback yet progressive energy of the roots generation – with lots of sharp guitar lines from Chinna Smith, swirling in sublime Prince Jammy production! Titles include "Unity Dub", "Africa Dub", "My Mind Dub", "Western Kingston Style", "Levi Dub", "Revolution Dub", "Judgement Dub", and "Sufferer Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie PalmieriEddie Palmieri In Concert At The University Of Puerto Rico ... CD
Coco/Bomba (Japan), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
Fantastic work from Eddie Palmieri – right up there with his best of the 70s, and filled with the kind of tunes you'd buy one of his best records for! The set was recorded live in Puerto Rico in 1971, and is a mix of the late Latin Soul styles that were heard on the Sing Sing albums, with some of the more extended jazzy grooving of Eddie's years at Coco. Eddie plays both electric and acoustic piano, and the electric sounds nice and sweet – kind of jagged and bracing, over long rhythms with timbales by Nicky Marrero, trumpet by Afredo Chocolate Armenteros, soprano sax by Ronnie Cuber, and organ by Charlie Palmieri. Ismael Quintana sings vocals, but the real grooves are the instrumental ones – and titles include "The Mod Scene", "Muneca", "Vamanos Pa'l Monte", "Pa Huele", "La Malanga", "La Libertad Logico", and "Chocolate Ice Cream". CD

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Jonah Parzen-JohnsonI Try To Remember Where I Came From ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally cool combination of musical elements – baritone sax and analog electronics – both played here by Jonah Parzen-Johnson with a style that's unlike anything else we can think of! Sure, saxes and electronics have come together before – ever since Richard Tietelbaum and Anthony Braxton first recorded together back in the 70s. But there's also a very different vibe here that comes both from the baritone, and its deeper sonic range – and the way that Jonah uses his electronics, sometimes with flutteringly rhythmic elements that really make the music shimmer, but without overwhelming it at all. He's also not afraid to blow straight and soulfully at times too – which is especially great when the electronics are more abstract – and throughout, the album's full of these revelatory moments that make the whole thing a delight. Titles include "These Shoulders Those Shoulders", "Cabin Pressure", "I Have Questions", "What Do I Do With Sorry", "Guns Make Us Murderers", and "Too Many Dreams". CD

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People's ChoiceAny Way You Wanna – The People's Choice Anthology 1971 to 1981 ... CD
Big Break (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $12.99
Funky Philly soul at its finest! This is the first-ever People's Choice compilation we've seen – all the more impressive for pulling together essential recordings made for the Philadelphia International, Casablanca, TSOP, West End and Phil-LA Of Soul labels – recordings that cover an incredible decade-long run! People's Choice burst out of the gate in the early 70s with a wave of funky, electric piano flavored singles – soon catching the attention of Gamble & Huff, which helped open doors both commercially and creatively in the years that followed. We'd be hard pressed to pick a finer batch of tracks from early 70s to early 80s than you'll find here – including standout early singles and album tracks, rarer B-sides and single mixes – when considered all together really showing the group in all its multi-faceted glory! 33 tracks on 2CDs: "Do It Anyway You Wanna", "I Likes To Do It", "Cold Blooded & Down-Right-Funky", "Nursery Rhymes", "My Feet Won't Move, But My Shoes Did The Boogie", "Turn Me Loose", "Grunt", "Love Shop", "Asking For Trouble", "Don't Send Me Away", "A Mellow Mood", "You Ought TO Be Dancing", "If You Gonna Do It (Put Your Mind To It)" (Parts 1 & 2), "Boogie Down USA", "Soft And Tender", "A Great Truth", Tom Moulton mixes of "Opus-De-Funk" & "Do It Any Way You Wanna" and "Jam Jam Jam (All Night Long)" and more! CD

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✨✧ Lee Perry & OthersMr Perry I Presume ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the hippest sound systems in Kingston and London! Material of this nature is often nicely offbeat – no easy hooks or more commercial elements, and instead the kind of creative approach to overall sound that makes every aspect of a tune worth opening up into play – from the vocals to the rhythms, to the production. Titles include "Ethiopia Land" by Peter & Paul, "Lay Beside You" by Joy White, "Jah I" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters, "Word (acapella)" by The Gatherers, "War & Peace" by The Upsetters, "Keep On Moving" by Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters, "Keep On Trying" by Susan & Bunny", and "Living My Life" by Keith Rowe & The Upsetters. CD
Also available Mr Perry I Presume ... LP 23.99

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