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✨✧ Evie SandsAny Way That You Want Me (with bonus track) ... CD
A&M/Rev-Ola (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
Sweet folksy pop from the glory days of A&M! Evie Sands has a voice that's emotive in a folk rock way, but which is here produced with smoother west coast arrangements that are more in an LA mode – which makes for a very cool mix of modes! The overall sound of the album is very hip – with that cool late 60s approach that never gets picked up by oldies stations, and which is only the province of records like this – odd mis-shots in the pop economy that often got cut out as soon as they were produced, shunned by an uncaring record buying public – but waiting to be discovered by your ears all these many years later. Titles include "Crazy Annie", "It's This I Am", "Shadow Of The Evening", "Close Your Eyes, Cross Your Fingers", "Any Way That You Want Me", "One Find Summer Morning", and "I'll Hold Out My Hand". Also includes the bonus track "Maybe Tomorrow". CD

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✨✧ Liz DamonLiz Damon's Orient Express ... CD
Rev-Ola/White Whale (UK), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very sweet, and very groovy work from Liz Damon's Orient Express – a fab Hawaiian combo with a really great sound! The group's music is sort of a mix of lounge jazz, bossa grooving, and the kind of sweet late 60s easy touches that were showing up in Brit sound library music. Liz handles lead vocals on most of the tracks with a voice that sounds like it drifted right out of Brasil 66 – and a number of other cuts have the guys in the band backing her up with some great soft rock harmonies! Titles include "1900 Yesterday", "You Make Me Feel Like Someone", "Bring Me Sunshine", "You're Falling In Love", "That Same Old Feeling", and "Close To You". CD reissue also features 5 bonus tracks – including "Wave", "Heaven In My Heart", and "Quando Quando Quando". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gayle McCormickGayle McCormick ... CD
Dunhill/Rev-Ola (UK), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first of just a few albums of sweet, early 70s pop – and a little bit of blue eyed soul from Gayle McCormick – an obscure singer with a commanding voice, and one who probably could have ruled the 70s pop landscape with a twist of fate or two! Gayle shows some soul and has a little bit of Dusty Springfield in her voice, over arrangements that grow just large enough – with heavy drums, horns, and organ at the core and some strings and female backing vocals in the more soaring moments. The best bits are pretty irresistible! Titles include "It's A Crying Shame", "C'est La Vie", "Save Me", "Gonna Be Alright" – plus groovy covers like "Superstar", "A Natural Woman", and "Rescue Me". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Curtis LundyJust Be Yourself ... LP
New Note, 1987. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A beautiful album, and one of the lost jazz gems of the 80's! The whole session's got a beautiful mix of soulfulness, tight jazz playing, and rich warm composition that's rare for the time the record was recorded – and it's one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by bassist Curtis Lundy, one of our favorite jazz talents ever! Lundy's sister Carmen sings vocals on the fantastic soaring groover "Never Gonna Let You Go" – which is something of a jazz dance classic – and Curtis' crack ensemble wails all the way through on other tracks like "Jabbo's Revenge", "Bolando", and "Crossroads". Bobby Watson's on alto, Kenny Washington's on drums, and Steve Nelson's on vibes. Don't pass this one up, because it's a much-overlooked treat! LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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✨✧ Gentle CycleGentle Cycle ... LP
Psychedelphonic, 2017. Used ... 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
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Carl Drevo & The Clarke Boland Big BandSwing Waltz Swing ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest projects ever to come from the Clarke Boland Big Band scene of the 60s – an album done under the leadership of Austrian tenor player Carl Drewo, but one that features all of his bandmates from the better-known big band! The set's wonderfully swinging throughout – done in a jazz waltz style with plenty of modal inflections – hardly the overdone Strauss modes you might expect from Drewo's roots, and more of the groovy 60s European rhythm modes that would show up often in sessions on Saba & MPS! Most tracks dance along beautifully – using instrumentation that includes Benny Bailey and Dusko Goykovich on trumpets, Sal Nistico on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone and flute, and Derek Humble on alto – all supported by the CBBB rhythm team of Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – plus the amazing Fats Sadi on percussion, really grooving along nicely at the bottom. Drewo's the lead soloist in most numbers, but he allows plenty of space for his bandmates too – and the session's got a sound we'd rank right up there with some of the best Clarke Boland projects of the 60s. Titles include "Wives & Lovers", "Fruhlingsstimmen", "My Favorite Things", "Claudia", "Schon Ist Die Welt", "Just Give Me Time", and "Keep On Keeping On". CD

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Roland HannaApres Un Reve ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2002. Used ... $22.99
Shame about the cover, but cheescake nudie image aside, the album's got all the poise, class, and grace you'd expect in some other classics from pianist Roland Hanna – a player who already attained majesty in his music, long before he started adding "Sir" to his name! There's a fair bit of classical numbers here, used as surprising vehicles for jazz expression by Hanna – not the usual "jazz meets classical" vibe that stays very faithful to the structure of the original compositions – but more just a basic inspiration for improvisational melodies, played by the trio in a way that has Roland's piano strongly out in the lead, with subtle accompaniment from Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Titles include "Prelude", "Like Grains Of Sand", "Serenade", "Apres Un Reve", "Based On Gustav", and "Going Home". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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CartolaCartola 70 Anos ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1979. Used ... $6.99
Cartola may be 70 years old at the time of this set, but his vocals still sound pretty darn great – and if anything, the passage of time seems to have deepened his sound even more! As with other gems from this revival period in Cartola's career, the sound is warmly traditional, but never too sentimental – a perfect 70s samba groove that features crisp, clear production on the instrumental elements – and just the right focus on the lead vocals. Titles include "Senoes", "A Mesma Estoria", "Bem Feito", "Fim De Estrada", "A Cor Da Esperanca", "Feirado Na Roca", "Ciencia E Arte", and "Silencio De Um Cipreste". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Cartola 70 Anos ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ CartolaCartola 70 Anos ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Cartola may be 70 years old at the time of this set, but his vocals still sound pretty darn great – and if anything, the passage of time seems to have deepened his sound even more! As with other gems from this revival period in Cartola's career, the sound is warmly traditional, but never too sentimental – a perfect 70s samba groove that features crisp, clear production on the instrumental elements – and just the right focus on the lead vocals. Titles include "Senoes", "A Mesma Estoria", "Bem Feito", "Fim De Estrada", "A Cor Da Esperanca", "Feirado Na Roca", "Ciencia E Arte", and "Silencio De Um Cipreste". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small made in Brasil sticker.)
Also available Cartola 70 Anos ... CD 6.99

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioJukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic full length set from trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his Soul Trio – a combo with a strange sort of name! 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", "For Anne Lee", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Introducing The Trio", "Soft Drop", and "Jumpin Punkins". CD
Also available Jukka Eskola Soul Trio ... LP 18.99

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioJukka Eskola Soul Trio ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic full length set from trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his Soul Trio – a combo with a strange sort of name! 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", "For Anne Lee", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Introducing The Trio", "Soft Drop", and "Jumpin Punkins". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD 14.99

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Roland KirkI Talk With The Spirits ... LP
Limelight, 1964/1997. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Trevor Loveys presents 2nd NatureWisdom/Reflections ... 12-inch
Alola (UK), 1999. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Orgasmo SonoreRevisiting Obscure Library Music ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the first groups to bring back the sound of the classic Italian scene of the 70s – and still one of the best! Orgasmo Sonore spent their previous two records working through classic tracks from Italian soundtracks of the 70s – and this time around, they turn their ear towards the even funkier styles of the sound library scene – but with results that are equally great, given that many of the composers are the same! The group run through rare library tracks penned by Bruno Nicolai, Allesandro Alessandroni, Lesiman, Piero Umiliani, and others – all with this tight small combo feel that's heavy on sweet keyboards and great guitars, and which gets just the right sort of production approach to keep things right. The album may well be the group's best so far – and we've loved everything they've done already – and titles include "Tempo Sospeso", "Confronto", "Moonlight Drive", "L'Erba Di Prima", "Praries", "Viadotti", and "Space Team". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre Previn & His PalsGigi ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Return To ForeverWhere Have I Known You Before ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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 onecentered 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Revolutionary Blues Band (Gene Page)Revolutionary Blues Band ... LP
Coral, Late 60s. Sealed ... $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

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✨✧ VariousAngola 60s – 1956 to 1970 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The first volume of Buda's excellent 5-CD overview of Angolan popular music – kind of a scaled down counterpart to the label's essential Ethiopiques series! Angola was a long-time colony of Portugal so it shouldn't be surprising that much of the music reveals strong traces of Portuguese and Brazilian sounds. This collection chronicles the earliest days of the country's urban music explosion, some of it steeped in oppositional fervor. The lovely tracks by the influential Ngola Ritmos manifest the lulling Angolan sembe rhythm – frequently believed to be a root of Brazilian samba – playing amid bubbling acoustic guitars and lovely vocal harmonies. Many of the selections here follow suit, making this perfect style bridging the gap between Cape Verde's Cesaria Evora, but there are also some nice percussion-and-voice workouts, a churning funk-soul gem by Vum Vum, as well as some Congolese rumba. Tracks include "Monangambe" by Ruy Mingas, "Paxi Ngongo" by Lilly Tchiumba, "Kurikutela" by Duo Ouro Negro, "Nzage" by Ngola Ritmos, and "Rumba 70" by Kiezos. CD

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VariousCartola O Sol Nascera ... CD
Revivendo (Brazil), 1999. Used ... $6.99
21 tracks from Francisco Alves, Carmen Miranda, Silvio Caldas, Arnaldo Amaral, Aracy De Almeida, Cartola, Jamelao, Ary Cordovil, Claudia Savaget & Clementina De Jesus. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Return To ForeverElectric Lady Studio – NYC, June 1975 ... CD
Hi Hat (UK), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Errol Brown & The RevolutionariesDub Expression ... CD
High Note/Dub Store (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The mighty Errol Brown is at the controles in Treasure Isle – reworking some wicked rhythms played by The Revolutionaries – all with the stripped-down vibe of the best underground dub from Kingston in the 70s! Echo is heavy on the bottom-end of the sound – which makes the grooves ebb and flow in a way that's got a heck of a lot of sonic power – while some of the more isolated instruments over the top step along in a more melodic way – sometimes a bit of organ, guitar, or bubbling bass, depending on the track! The presentation is as stripped-down as the music – but at that mysterious level that only makes the record such a cool little treasure – with tracks that include "Bond Street Rock", "Ranking Marshal", "The Gun Court Dub", "Ital Stew", "Super Tracks", "Dread At The Controls", and "Ghetto Dub". 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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✨✧ Trevor Lawrence JrRelationships ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title definitely sums up the vibe of the record – because although Trevor Lawrence is the drummer at the core, he's also clearly a hell of a warm personality, too – with a very welcoming vibe that makes the album's array of musicians and guest artists feel right at home! The set's jazz at the core, but with a strong dose of contemporary soul – maybe a bit in the territory of the Robert Glasper Black Radio projects, but with a vibe that's definitely all Trevor's own! The rhythms are rock-solid, and instrumentation often features some mighty sweet keyboards from Kenneth Crouch, Wow Jones, Tabor Gable, and others – alongside other musicians who include Kamasai Washington on tenor, Maurice Mo Betta Brown and Nico Segal on trumpet, Chelsea Baratz and Terrace Martin on saxes, Teodross Avery on tenor, and Nicholas Payton on trumpet. There's just a bit of vocals on the set – sung by Preston Harris, Jimi James, Donna Missal, and oddly LeAnn Rimes – but the instrumental core is what drives the set – on titles that include "Car Vibe", "B Side", "Bring The Party", "The Guts", "11 & 8", "Lovestoned", "Huh", "Alicia's Song", and "Relationships". CD
 
 
 



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