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✨✧ Q65Nothing But Trouble – The Best Of Q65 1966 to 1968 ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A buzzing set of fiery 60s rock from Q65 – a Dutch combo that really tear it up in a garagey, but still quite pop way on this set of material cut from 1966-1968! The best part of it for us is the rusty razor rhythm guitar sound here – a really fierce element that keeps things nice and mean, even though the group had a really good handle on pop hooks. Very nice stuff on this jam packed CD! Titles include "Cry In The Night", "From Above", "I Got Nightmares", "The Life I Live", "I Despise You", "The Life I Live", "Just Who's In Sight", "It Came To Me", ""80% O", "Spoonful", "Ann", "Sour Wine", "Down In The Bottom", "No Place To Go", "Fairy Tales Of Truth" and "Ridin' On A Slow Train" (both as Circus) and more! 24 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Person Vol 2 – 1965 to 1967 (Hang On Ramsey/Dancing In The Street) ... CD
Cadet/Rev-Ola (UK), 1965/1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A double-dose of live material from Ramsey Lewis – tracks from 2 60s classic live albums for Cadet! First up is material from the classic Hang On Ramsey – easily one of Ramsey Lewis' most successful records – featuring the hit soul jazz style that he forged with the Young/Holt rhythm combo, honed to perfection before a live crowd at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The record's a key part of Ramsey's live recorded output – showing the trio in pyrotechnic form before the kind of packed-house audiences they were playing to nightly at the time. Includes swinging versions of "Hard Day's Night", "He's A Real Gone Guy", "And I Love Her", and "Hang On Sloopy" – plus the original cut "Movin Easy". Almost even better is the material from Dancing In The Street – a late 60s groover from the second Ramsey Lewis trio – the one that features Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums, both doing a pretty great job of filling the spot vacated by Eldee Young and Red Holt! The album's a live one, cut in the successful mode of Ramsey's records with the Young/Holt group – mostly featuring familiar numbers transformed by the Lewis Trio's hard-grooving approach to their work! It's great to hear Maurice White in a pre-Earth Wind & Fire jazz setting – and the album's got a slightly more open sound than some of Ramsey's earlier live dates – especially on the Brazilian tinged numbers that include "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars" and "Medley From Black Orpheus". Other tracks include "Dancing In The Street", "You Don't Know Me", and "What Now My Love". Note that the CD only features partial tracks from both albums involved. CD

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✨✧ Slaughter JoeZe Do Caixao – The Complete Creation & Kaleidoscope Recordings ... CD
Rev-Ola/Creation (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The complete recordings of Slaughter Joe Foster – an incredible guitarist whose sound had a huge influence on the mid 80s British pop scene – with a raspy jangle that showed up often in recordings by other bands on Creation Records, particularly Biff Bang Pow and Jesus & Mary Chain! Joe's got props from both Kim Fowley and Alan McGhee, two producers who helped him hone his guitar sound into the tonal noise that shows up on these great recordings – and although he was one of the lesser-remembered acts from the C80 years, his sound is right up there with the best of the Creation scene of the time. The set features 17 tracks in all, including "Positively Something Wild", "I Know You Rider", "Napalm Girl", "If I Die Before I Wake", "The Lonesome Death Of Thurston Moore", and "I'll Follow You Down". CD

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✨✧ Amos MilburnLet's Have A Party! – The Aladdin Recordings ... CD
Aladdin/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest singers of the postwar R&B era – the amazing Amos Milburn, arguably a huge influence on later rock and soul too! Like a few other key contemporaries – such as Wynonie Harris and Roy Brown – Milburn had a great way of hitting topics that were honest, open, and everyday – tales of boozing and loving delivered with very down to earth lyrics, and a good bit of wit as well. Many tunes feature some great piano lines sewn in nicely alongside the vocals – triplets that really rock the tunes nicely, although often in a gentle sort of way. Titles include "I'm Gonna Tell My Mama", "Long Long Day", "Thinkin & Drinkin", "I'm Still A Fool For You", "One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer", "Tears Tears Tears", "Sax Shack Boogie", "I Love You Anyway", "Ain't Nothing Shaking", "Just One More Drink", "Let Me Go Home Whiskey", "Greyhound", and "Soft Pillow". 29 tracks in all! CD
 
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✨✧ EuphoriaGift From Euphoria ... CD
Capitol/See For Miles (UK), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful bit of baroque country rock – recorded across separate sessions in Hollywood, Nashville, and London – with a scope of sound that's equally expansive! The album's truly tremendous – at one level stepping off the psychedelic country of the late 60s LA underground, but at another picking up on some of the more elaborate arrangements of the Warner wunderkind crowd, filtered through a rougher, trippier London sensibility. The whole thing's amazing – with a rootsy feel at the core, but brilliant arrangements that sweeten with strings one minute, and crackle with guitars the next. There's almost a Beatles-like genius to the whole thing, but the overall sound is even more unique – and the record's one that we really would have missed, were it not for the fine efforts of Rev-Ola, who have also packaged the whole thing with deep deep notes! Titles include "Lisa", "Stone River Hill Song", "Lady Bedford", "Suicide On The Hillside Sunday Morning After Tea", "Sweet Fanny Adams", and "Something For The Milkman". CD
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Jackie Mittoo & The Soul BrothersLast Train To Skaville ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $12.99
We give up! Just when we thought the gravy train had stopped running, the last train to skaville pulls into the station with 16 jaunty numbers fusing ska and rocksteady with a healthy dose of Jamaican soul at the hands of Jackie Mittoo and the Soul Brothers under the guidance of Coxsone Dodd! After the Skatalites busted up in the mid 60s, Dodd set about assembling a new house band, bringing Mittoo and a number of the original members of the Skatalites, including Lloyd Brevett and Roland Alphonso, together with some of the new, younger talent, and the fine folks at Soul Jazz have assembled a mighty, mighty set of their finest moments. But as Coxsone says in the liner notes, let's "Cut the chatter and spin the platter"! Includes "James Bond", "Voodoo Moon", "Chicken & Booze", "Hpney Pot", "Mr Flint", "Dr Ring Ding", "Got My Boogaloo", "Home Made", "Sufferer's Choice" and "Hot & Cold". CD

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✨✧ Gentle CycleGentle Cycle (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Psychedelphonic, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Swirling neo-classic psych from San Jose's Gentle Cycle – fronted by Derek See, whose work with Bang Girl Group Revue, Chocolate Watchband, and recordings under his own name have made him a underground west coast legend over the years! The quartet features two guitars and plenty of fuzz – given a presentation that's a bit like some of the best paisley underground material from a few decades back – not immediately retro psych-styled, but still plenty trippy in all the right spots – especially when the vocals step back and really let the guitars open up! Titles include "Love Is The Plan", "Way To Decay", "Shells & spells", "Far Beyond", and "She Came This Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green colored vinyl pressing limited to just over 100 copies – and likely to disappear fast!)

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✨✧ Jackie Mittoo & The Soul BrothersLast Train To Skaville ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid/Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
We give up! Just when we thought the gravy train had stopped running, the last train to skaville pulls into the station with 16 jaunty numbers fusing ska and rocksteady with a healthy dose of Jamaican soul at the hands of Jackie Mittoo and the Soul Brothers under the guidance of Coxsone Dodd! After the Skatalites busted up in the mid 60s, Dodd set about assembling a new house band, bringing Mittoo and a number of the original members of the Skatalites, including Lloyd Brevett and Roland Alphonso, together with some of the new, younger talent, and the fine folks at Soul Jazz have assembled a mighty, mighty set of their finest moments. But as Coxsone says in the liner notes, let's "Cut the chatter and spin the platter"! Includes "James Bond", "Voodoo Moon", "Chicken & Booze", "Hpney Pot", "Mr Flint", "Dr Ring Ding", "Got My Boogaloo", "Home Made", "Sufferer's Choice" and "Hot & Cold". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Last Train To Skaville ... CD 12.99

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Francesco De Masi/Bruno Nicolai/Gian Piero ReverbeRingo Il Cavaliere Solitario/Una Colt In Pugno Al Diavolo/L'Ultimo Mercenario ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1967/1968/1969. Used ... $14.99
3 obscure Italian action soundtracks – laid out as one tasty triple-header CD! Ringo Il Cavaliere Solitario features music by Francesco De Masi – relatively spare and moody, despite the spaghetti western setting of the film – in a mode that often has the main them played on an isolated guitar part, supported by slight strings. Una Colt In Pugno is much more driving and upbeat – a great little score by Gian Piero Reverberi – and one that features leaping, loping rhythms underneath some very twangy electric guitar! L'Ultimo Mercenario is for a film with a more contemporary setting – and is done by Bruno Nicolai with some nice jazzy touches on a few tracks – plus some other great arrangements that have some strong echoey and watery qualities! CD
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✨✧ Nicola ConteLove & Revolution (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Impulse (Italy), 2011. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A bold new chapter in the career of Nicola Conte – quite possibly his most collaborative record to date, and easily his most righteous as well! Although Conte looks cheesy on the cover, his style here is even deeper than before – still driven by the classic modal and bossa sounds of the 60s that you'll remember from earlier records, yet also infused with a sense of spiritual jazz too – a vibe that's perfect for the album's placement on Impulse Records, where Conte's got a way of linking together the best 60s and 70s aspects of the label's aesthetic! He gets plenty of help in the process – wonderful vocals from the likes of Gregory Porter, Jose James, Alice Ricciardi, and others – trumpet from Till Bronner, Fabrizio Bosso, and Flavio Boltro – tenor from Magnus Lindgren and Tim Warfield, flute and baritone from Timo Lassey, and loads of other groovy touches too! Nicola Conte's never let us down – and this record is a rich reward for all the faith we've had in him over the years – a bit like the way that Gilles Peterson's always changing and growing, yet still always keeps true to his roots. Titles include "Love From The Sun", "Here", "Black Spirits", "Quiet Dawn", "Shiva", "Ghana", "I'm The Air", "Ra In Egypt", and "All Praises To Allah". This version features a great bonus CD too - with 6 more cuts that include "Forest Flower", "Freedom Day", "The Black Apostles", and "Autumn In Our Town". CD
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✨✧ Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Sundazed, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
A pivotal moment for Bob Dylan – and maybe one of THE albums of the 60s! The newly-electrified Dylan really takes off here – putting more punch and bit into his already-strong lyrical approach – and twisting things in amazing ways that still leave us breathless all these many years later! And sure, the album gave Bob a few hits – which are nestled in here next to headier tunes that work together perfectly. Titles include "Like A Rolling Stone", "Ballad Of A Thin Man", "It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry", "From A Buick 6", "Desolation Row", "Highway 61 Revisited", and "Queen Jane Approximately". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jukka EskolaJukka Eskola Soul Trio Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Grotto (Finland), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
Only a 10" album, but one that packs plenty of punch – thanks to the soulful sounds of trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his trio! The group here is actually a sextet – as the core combo gets guest help from Timo Lassy on saxes, Magnus Lindgren on flute, and Ville Herrala on bass – who really expand the trio's wonderful groove – a mode that's partly soul jazz, but with very rich flavors of its own – hardly any sort of easy copycat of old American modes! Teppo Makynen – aka Teddy Rok – plays drums, alongside Mikko Helava on organ – and while the album shows all the respect for soulful jazz traditions that we've heard in previous music from Rok, Eskola, and Lassy – the sound is also very different, fresh, and quite original! Titles include "Hong Thong", "Railyard Boogie", "Subterranean Variations", and "Jumpin Punkins". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wendell HarrisonForever Duke ... CD
Wenha, 1990. Used ... $5.99
Wendell Harrison pays tribute to the music of Duke Ellington – but in a way that's quite fresh, compared to other Ellington tribute records! Harrison's working here in an angular soul jazz mode – one that works loosely with Ellington's tunes, and opens them up a lot with Harrison's inventive arrangements and soulful extrapolations. The group features a small clarinet ensemble that brings a nice tone to the tunes – and guest players on the session include pianist Harold McKinney and trumpeter Charles Tolliver. Titles include "Prelude To A Kiss", "Drop Me Off In Harlem", and "Sophisticated Lady" – plus 2 great Harrison originals, "April" and "Boomerang". CD

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Nu Guinea/Tony AllenAfrobeat Makers – Tony Allen Rhythms Revisited Vol 3 ... LP
Comet (France), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
Our favorite release so far in this great series that reworks the rhythms of Afro Funk legend Tony Allen – a record that takes original drums from Tony, breaks them down, reassembles them, and adds in a sweet range of keyboards – including lots of Fender Rhodes, Roland Jupiter, and other space age delights! These keys are all handled by Lucio Aquilina, and added rhythms come from Adam Pawel Dzewialtowski Gintowt – a musician with a much leaner sound than his name, who works perfectly here in a sense of interplay with the drums. Titles include "Howls", "Open Paths", "Stasis", "Ta Storm", "The Birds Rejoice", "The Sun Returns", and "Phunkhysteria". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre Previn & His PalsGigi ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good ... $5.99
Andre Previn's got some very hip pals here – drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Red Mitchell – both frequent partners during the late 50s, especially on this classic run of jazz-Broadway records for Contemporary! The spirit here is very much like that of the famous My Fair Lady date made by the trio – a strong extrapolation of familiar tunes from a hit show – taken way out into instrumental jazz territory – with less thought of the core melody, and more focus on the tunes use as vehicles for jazz improvisation. Previn's piano has hardly sounded better – and more creative, both in tone and timing – an inspiration that certainly comes from Manne's inventive drum work – and titles include "Aunt Alicia's March", "I Remember It Well", "The Parisians", "She Is Not Thinking Of Me", "Thank Heaven For Little Girls", and "A Toujours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Return To ForeverElectric Lady Studio – NYC, June 1975 ... CD
Hi Hat (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
Mighty nice live work from Chick Corea's legendary Return To Forever combo – a special set recorded "live in studio" to promote the group's No Mystery album! The performance has the group as a quartet – Chick Corea on a range of keyboards, Al DiMeola on guitar, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White on drums – an all-star lineup who forever rewrite the future of fusion with music like this – and have all of Chick's wonderful balance of freewheeling energy and deeper soulful currents – without some of the too-jamming elements of other fusion groups of the time. Titles include a few very long tracks – readings of "Vulcan Worlds", "Celebration Suite", and "The Shadow Of Lo" – plus shorter tracks "Dayride", "No Mystery", and "Beyond The 7th Galaxy". CD

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✨✧ Return To ForeverRomantic Warrior ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1976. Used ... $3.99
One of the hardest-jamming Return To Forever albums – recorded with the post-Brazilian lineup that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Lenny White on percussion, and Al DiMeola on guitars. Corea's very firmly in the lead – stretching out in heavy keyboard romps that really take off into space – propelled by fierce drums from White, heavy bass from Clarke, and a bit of tippling guitar from DiMeola. We kind of miss the subtlety of Airto's percussion, and the beautiful vocals of Flora – but the overall sound's still pretty wonderful and we do like the spaced-out keyboard touches! Titles include "Soceress", "The Romantic Warrior", "The Magician", and "Majestic Dance". CD
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Return To ForeverRomantic Warrior ... LP
CBS, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the hardest-jamming Return To Forever albums – recorded with the post-Brazilian lineup that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Lenny White on percussion, and Al DiMeola on guitars. Corea's very firmly in the lead – stretching out in heavy keyboard romps that really take off into space – propelled by fierce drums from White, heavy bass from Clarke, and a bit of tippling guitar from DiMeola. We kind of miss the subtlety of Airto's percussion, and the beautiful vocals of Flora – but the overall sound's still pretty wonderful and we do like the spaced-out keyboard touches! Titles include "Soceress", "The Romantic Warrior", "The Magician", and "Majestic Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Romantic Warrior ... CD 3.99

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Revolutionary Blues Band (Gene Page)Revolutionary Blues Band ... LP
Coral, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Forget the "blues" in the title – because this mostly a totally cool album of funky jazz! The project is arranged by soul producer Gene Page, and it features the funky reed work of a young Tom Scott – who's at the height of his powers here, and who makes most of the tracks jiggle nicely. Bob Thiele produced, and the record bears the Flying Dutchman logo on the back – which is good, because it's got a similar feel to some of the jazz/funk/easy albums on the Flying Dutchman label. Titles include "Milkman, Milkman Leave Me Some Cream Today", "Have A Little Bit More", "Lanoola Goes Limp", "Juicy", "Cutting The Mustard", "Funky Lady", and "Ring My Chimes". A few tracks have vocals – but the album's mostly instrumental! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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VariousRewind! 4 – Original Classics Revisited, Rerecorded & Rewound ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – and we've got no problem saying that we really love this latest installment of Rewind! As with previous volumes, the focus here is on older tunes, redone by current artists of the global groove underground – served up in a variety of styles that extrapolate the originals nicely. The difference here, though, is that the overall sound is massively funky – harder hitting than even the excellent previous volumes, and in a mode that goes way past the gimmick of a "covers only" album. Tracks include 5 exclusives to the set, plus a few that have been hard to track down in any form – and titles include "Evil Vibrations" by Rebirth, "Word Up" by Willis, "This Land Is Our Land" by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, "Funky Nassau" by Orgone, "Just Like A Baby" by Sly & The Family Stone, "Star Of A Story" by Yam Who, "River Man" by Shawn Lee, "I Love You" by As One, "The Look Of Love" by Platinum Pied Pipers, and "7 Nation Army" by Nostalgia 77. CD

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✨✧ Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Images Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled with pictures of Duke, Louis, and Miles! In true Soul Jazz fashion, the volume shines the spotlight on key avant and spiritual jazz figures – like Roland Kirk, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Elvin Jones, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Alice Coltrane, Lloyd McNeil, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Max Roach, Larry Young, and many others – each of whom get at least one very vivid photo (some black and white, some color), and a short bit of text that introduces their music and placement in jazz. To be fair, there's also some shots of Miles, too – but shown in a very different context in this great book! 189 pages, oversize, with a great hardcover package. Book

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✨✧ Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal moment for Bob Dylan – and maybe one of THE albums of the 60s! The newly-electrified Dylan really takes off here – putting more punch and bit into his already-strong lyrical approach – and twisting things in amazing ways that still leave us breathless all these many years later! And sure, the album gave Bob a few hits – which are nestled in here next to headier tunes that work together perfectly. Titles include "Like A Rolling Stone", "Ballad Of A Thin Man", "It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry", "From A Buick 6", "Desolation Row", "Highway 61 Revisited", and "Queen Jane Approximately". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has moderate wear, staining & taped seams. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Also available Highway 61 Revisited (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Roland KirkI Talk With The Spirits ... LP
Limelight, 1964/1997. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Roland Kirk's moodiest albums – and a record that really helped him find a big new audience in the 60s! The approach here is a bit different than some of Kirk's more bombastic jazz albums from previous years – gentle, and almost spiritual at times – thanks to heavy use of flute, which Kirk explores with a deeply personal tone – easing out gentle lines that really foreshadow the use of the instrument in the post-Coltrane generation! The record has a dark somber tone at times, and a sweetly redemptive one at others – and the other players include Horace Parlan on piano, Bobby Moses on vibes, Michael Fleming on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums – and the album also features a bit of vocals from Crystal-Joy Albert. Titles include "Ruined Castles", "Trees", "I Talk With The Spirits", and Roland's classic "Serenade To A Cuckoo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Return To ForeverWhere Have I Known You Before ... CD
Polydor, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Chick on electric piano, clavinet, and lots of other keys – plus Al Dimeola on guitar, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White on drums. Titles include "Vulcan Worlds", "The Shadow Of Lo", "Beyond The Seventh Galaxy", "Earth Juice", "Where Have I Known You Before", "Where Have I Danced You Before", and "Song To The Pharoah Kings". CD

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✨✧ Chick Corea/Return To Forever5 Original Albums (Light As A Feather/Hymn To The/Where Have I Known/No Mystery/Spanish Heart) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A quintet of classic albums from keyboardist Chick Corea – all served up in a single package! First up is Light As A Feather – a classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh – skipping along with an amazing mix of fusion, Brazilian rhythms, and free-thinking solos! The album's overflowing with great-grooving goodies – and titles include the great original version of "Captain Marvel", plus "Light As A Feather", "Spain", and "500 Miles High". Next is another album with Return To Forever – Hymn To The Seventh Galaxy – a set that finds Chick Corea, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke and Bill Connors going all out from the get go, though our favorite track, "Space Circus" provides a nice breather, with an excellent electric piano intro, and a syncopated funky-ish groove in the main part of the tune that lives up to its name. Also includes the title track, "After The Cosmic Rain", "Captain Senor Mouse", "Theme To The Mothership" and "The Game Maker". Where Have I Known You Before is hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitars. The title may lead you to believe the set is a mellow one, centered on themes of introspection given some of the song titles, but it's actually a fairly walloping set of spacey jazz rock – with heavy drums, funky bass & synths. Titles include "Vulcan Worlds", "Where Have I Loved You Before", "The Shadow Of The Lo", "Where Have I Danced With You Before", "Beyond The Seventh Galaxy", "Earth Juice" and "Song To The Pharoah Kings". No Mystery is another Return To Forever record – featuring the lineup with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitar. As you'd expect from this crew, this is some of the hardest hitting cosmic fusion that the group ever cut! Titles include "Dayride", "Jungle Waterfall", "Flight Of The Newborn", "Sofistifunk" and "Excerpt From The First Movement Of Heavy Metal". Last is the record My Spanish Heart – cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more traditional Latin sides – but it borrows a wonderful array of modes from genres past – including bits of strings, percussion, and an overall more ambitious approach that sometimes shows up in Chick's piano work, or in the general construction of the tunes. The double-length set features a wide variety of Spanish-influenced numbers – played by Corea on acoustic piano and a variety of keyboards, with other players who include Don Alias, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, and Steve Gadd. Titles inclu de "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". CD
 
 
 



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