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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaGruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (1973) ... LP
Cinevox/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A rare one from Italian experimental pioneers Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – led by Franco Evangelisti and featuring the great Ennio Morricone on trumpet, who might feel a little bit liberated from the conventions of film soundtrack compositions in this setting, and is making some of the most freely creative music of his career! The sound is improv-based and always compelling, ranging from tense interplay between noisy percussion and Morricone's playful trumpet, to sparer, eerie atmospheric bits, to freeform exploration that clearly influenced many of the avant garde musicians to come. Other players include Walter Branchi, Mario Bertoncini, John Heinemann and Egisto Macchi – and the titles include "Collage 5", "Percussione per Tutti", "Mirage" and "Macroforma". LP, Vinyl record album

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Idjah HadidjahTonggeret ... LP
Nonesuch/Explorer, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An amazing record – one that sounds like nothing else we can think of! The tunes all feature Idonesian vocalist Idjah Hadidjah singing with smaller gamelon-based ensembles – working in a mode that almost makes more traditional "song" type structures out of the longer meandering style of the gamelon. The combination of vocals and percussive gongs and drums is incredible – really other-worldly, and immediately evocative – and the album's one of those few that we heard years ago and continue to treasure because we've still never heard anything else that's ever like it! Tremendous stuff – with titles that include "Arum Bandung", "Mahoni", "Hiji Catetan", and "Tonggeret". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockQuartet ... CD
CBS, 1982. Used ... $4.99
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Quartet ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Herbie HancockQuartet ... LP
CBS, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Quartet ... CD 4.99

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Herbie HancockVSOP II – Tokyo 1983 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
The back cover's got Herbie Hancock handling an electric keyboard – but the set instead features some great acoustic sounds from Herbie – a performance by his second version of the VSOP group – which includes Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Branford Marsalis on tenor and soprano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums! The Marsalis brothers add a different sort of color and brightness to the music than the first VSOP go-round – and with a sharpness that matches or betters their own recordings of the period. The set was recorded for radio in Tokyo, with great sound – and titles include "The Sorcerer", "Ringo Oiwake", "New Song No 3", "Arboretum", "Well You Needn't", and "Sister Cheryl". CD

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Betty HarrisLost Queen Of New Orleans Soul ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
The title certainly gets it right – as Betty Harris is a hell of a soul singer, but has always been "lost" when it comes to the radio charts and history books! Don't let that hold you back, though – because Harris is one of those artists who bring a smile to your face from the very first time you hear her sing – then have you going back to her work again and again over the years! Betty's a lot funkier than some of her female contemporaries on the southern soul scene – thanks in part to work on these cuts by producer Allen Toussaint, and sometime backing by The Meters – two forces that make these late 60s recordings a huge precursor to better-known female funk – including work from Aretha Franklin on up through Sharon Jones. Harris was one of the first to tread that territory, and still is one of the best – and the folks at Soul Jazz have given us one of the best collections we've ever seen of her music. Most tracks are from rare Sansu label singles – and titles include "Mean Man", "Ride Your Pony", "Show It", "Bad Luck", "Trouble With My Lover", "Nearer To You", "All I Want Is You", "There's A Break In The Road", "12 Red Roses", "What A Said Feeling", "What'd I Do Wrong", and "I Don't Wanna Hear It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Coleman Hawkins/Zoot Sims/Phil WoodsSaxes Inc (plus Trombone Scene) ... CD
Warner/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1959. Used ... $6.99
2 rare large group sets – back to back on one CD! First up is Saxes Inc – a unique sax-heavy session done by Warner Brothers, and a blaring batch of tracks played by an all-star all-sax group that includes Herb Geller, Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Hal McKusick, and Georgie Auld! Bob Prince arranged and conducted, and the approach is surprisingly modernist, with the saxes carrying the bulk of the rhythm and melody, as well as the solos – a really great approach that makes for plenty of unique moments – all handled with a sound that's a lot more fluid than you might expect! Titles include "Four Brothers" (of course!), "The Gypsy", "Night In Tunisia", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Axmobile". The second album here is the even rarer 1956 set Trombone Scene – a session done with a much smaller group arranged by pianist Elliot Lawrence, and featuring the talents of four key trombonists – Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, and Jimmy Knepper. The sound isn't nearly as full or wide as other records of the type – and there's almost a style that's similar to the JJ Johnson/Kai Winding four trombone project for Debut – except that this one's a bit more tightly arranged. Tracks are shortish, but feature plenty of personality from all players – and titles include "Plungin In", "Hackin Around", "Slim Jim", "Sorta Rumbish", "Hambone", "Sonny's Side", and "Up & Out". CD

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Antonio Carlos JobimTerra Brasilis ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1980. Used ... $5.99
Pretty great sounds from the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim – an album cut a bit later than his bossa years, but with a darkly sophisticated sound that's pretty darn compelling! The album features larger orchestrations by Claus Ogerman, and in a way, it's similar to the Jobim album on Decca from 1973 (aka Maita Pere) – in that it's got all the simple elements of Jobim's earlier bossa scoring, flushed out into moodier orchestral forms that we'd rank right up there with the modernist work of Gil Evans or Duke Ellington. A few cuts have a breezier sparer sound, and you'll hear English versions of some older bossa tunes. Titles include "Dreamer", "Canta Mais", "Olha Maria", "Wave", "Two Kites", "This Happy Madness", "Song Of The Sabia", "Estrada Do Sol", "Voce Vai Ver", "Off Key", and "Triste". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 6LPs/4CDs ... $55.99
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continutiy that would unite the music – until now. The folks at Numero have really outdone themselves this time – not just by including both CD (4 of them) and LP (6 of those) versions of the music in the set – but also by coming up with one of the most attractive, uniquely packaged records we've ever seen! The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. And the LPs each come in their own jackets – two of which mimic the original Twinight albums, the other four of which create Shama, Trip, and Federal label albums of Johnson's music – records that didn't exist back in the 60s, but which look as if they've come from a time machine! The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. We could write for hours about how great this set is – but honestly, one look, or one listen, and you'll be hooked! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Complete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP 68.99

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... $68.99 79.98
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The folks at Numero have really outdone themselves this time – not just by including both CD (4 of them) and LP (6 of those) versions of the music in the set – but also by coming up with one of the most attractive, uniquely packaged records we've ever seen! The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. And the LPs each come in their own jackets – two of which mimic the original Twinight albums, the other four of which create Shama, Trip, and Federal label albums of Johnson's music – records that didn't exist back in the 60s, but which look as if they've come from a time machine! The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. We could write for hours about how great this set is – but honestly, one look, or one listen, and you'll be hooked! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Complete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP 55.99

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Ryo KawasakiRing Toss ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1977. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the best albums ever from Japanese guitarist Ryo Kawasaki – a set recorded with help from a hip array of American players who really help come up with a tight, soulful, electric groove! Kawasaki plays both electric and acoustic guitar – and as on other records, there's a strong dose of the organic that really sets his playing apart from other fusion artists of the time – a bit of exoticism, maybe, almost echoing some Japanese folk roots – but always focused more strongly into jazz-based territory. Artists on the set include Sam Morrison on flute and soprano sax, Larry Willis on Fender Rhodes, Alex Blkake on bass, Badal Roy on tabla, and Steve Gorn on bamboo flute – and titles include the great track "Frostbite" – plus "Tane's Dream", "Bones", "Sombrero", "Sarabande", and "Suite In D". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yashar KemalMemed My Hawk ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1961. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
The first novel of Yashar Kemal, an important Kurdish writer from the postwar years – who presents a fascinating portrait of his world through the eyes of a child. Memed, the main character, tries to escape a world of poverty and struggle, with an eye towards becoming a hero for his people – a liberator and adventurer, but one who is forever scarred by his roots – which always seem likely to pull him back into the abyss. The story's a well-spun blend of adventure and contemplation – one that holds up surprisingly well over the years – and is presented here by a new introduction by the author. 371 pages. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Byron LeeJump Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
12 calypso-ish tracks: "Riverbank Jump Up", "Benwood Dick", "El Negrito", "The Road March", "Jamaica Jump Up", "Happy Wanderer", "Elaine, Harry & Mama", "Second Hand Piano", "St Thomas", "Village Ram", "Laziest Man" and "Surprise Merengue". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has some staple holes in one corner and a 4 inch split on the bottom seam.)

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Katie LeeSongs of Couch & Consultation ... LP
Commentary, 1957. Very Good ... $3.99
Fantastic stuff – and a key example of the penetration of psychoanalysis in the US during the postwar years! The tunes here are all vocal parodies of familiar themes from Freud – sung by Katie Lee in a way that's a bit jazz, but possibly a bit folksy too – very playful at times, with the dry wit that you'd get in some of Tom Lehrer's famous records of the same period. Instrumentation is arranged by Bob Thompson, who really emphasizes the whimsy in the tunes – and titles include "The Will To Fail", "Repressed Hostility Blues", "Gunslinger", "Properly Loved", "Real Sick Sounds", "Shrinker Man", and "Schizophrenic Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam and some marker on one corner.)

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Left BankeWalk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina ... LP
Smash, Late 60s. Good ... $3.99
Incredible work by one of our favorite 60s groups! If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of groovy organ, electric harpsichord, and swirling strings – all set as instrumentation for some of the tightest, grooviest little songs you'll ever hear. Nearly every track on here is a toe-tapping hummer, and even if you know their big hits like "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina", you'll still find lots of other goodies like "Barterers & Their Wives", "Evening Gown", "Lazy Day", and "What Do You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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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
Also available Claude Lombard Chante ... LP 25.99

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Claude LombardClaude Lombard Chante ... LP
Sommor (Spain), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Stefano Mainetti/Fabio FrizziQuella Villa In Fondo Al Parco/L'Aldila ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1981/1988. Used ... $19.99
Very dark horror from the Italian 80s scene – 2 incredibly creepy soundtracks back to back! Fabio Frizzi did the score to L'Aldila – with a style that's got some of the same electronics used on his other work from the time, mixes with freer, floating orchestrations that do a good job of pushing the dramatic moments of the film. Titles include "Suono Aperto", "Voci Dal Nulla", "Verso L'Ignoto", "Giro Di Blues", and "Sqeuenza Ritmica E Tema". Stefano Mainetti follows with the soundtrack for Quella Villa In Fondo Al Parco – one that also features a fair bit of electronics and keyboards too, but often set in passages that are sparer and moodier – drifting along like short little soundscapes. Titles include "Synodia", "Persequor", "Egomet", "Esus", "Necator", "Vesaevus", and "Phitia". CD
(Out of print.)

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Malcolm XMalcolm X Talks To Young People ... LP
Douglas, Early 60s/Early 70s. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the rarer Malcolm X recordings – at least in that it hasn't been copied again and again. The LP features a talk given by Malcolm to a group of teenagers who were brought up to New York from Mississippi by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for young people who had made an outstanding contribution to Civil Rights in their area. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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