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Tav Falco's Panther BurnsShadow Dancer ... CD
Upstart, 1995. Used ... $3.99
(Punch through barcode.)

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Rogue WaveOut Of The Shadow ... CD
Sub Pop, 2004. Used ... $1.99

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ShadowLove Lite ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer from Shadow – a modern soul trio who are perhaps best remembered for the work they did with Leon Ware, but who sound pretty darn wonderful here on their own! The record's got a nice sense of groove, but also goes for that perfect midtempo balance that we love in the great run of soul titles from Elektra at this point – never trying too hard to fill in a club space in the post-disco years, and always moving towards the right sort of warmer sounds that keep things real. There's a nice focus to the songs throughout – almost tighter and sharper than the group's other work – and tracks include the mellow "No Better Love" and "Say It Again", both with a nice cold slow jam kind of groove – plus "Get It", "Love Lite", and "I Need Love". CD

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Stone City BandMeet The Stone City Band – Out From The Shadow ... LP
Gordy, 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the crown jewels of the Rick James empire – back when he had an empire! Stone City Band were a slap-bass modern soul combo, with a definite 80s groove sound that had strong ties to James' own funky style. Their best moments on here, though, are actually the mellower ones – as the band lays down a good harmony soul sound, with some nice spacey keyboards. Titles include "Spend The Night", "Telephone", "Shake", "Dance So Fine",a nd "Lover & Only Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Twin ShadowEclipse ... CD
Warner, 2015. Used ... $3.99
(Penmark through barcode.)

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VariousMusic For The Balinese Shadow Play ... CD
Nonesuch (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic set of gamelan tracks from the Nonesuch series of recordings by Robert Brown – still maybe some of the most important sources for Indonesian music you'll ever hope to find! The set focuses on some of the noisier, more uptempo sounds used for the shadow play – with very sharply-tuned instruments that work in slowly-shifting progressions of color and tones – all in that somewhat more powerful style that was favored in Bali over Java – and which has never sounded this great on record. The set begins with the very long "Pemungkah" – which takes up a full 17 minutes – then is followed by shorter titles that include "Mesem", "Batel", "Rundah", "Sekandi", and "Tabuh Gari". CD

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✨✧ DJ ShadowPreemptive Strike ... CD
London, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
For everyone who wasn't there the first time around, Shadow was kind enough to compile his early MoWax material, released originally as 12" singles. Unfortunately none of the really early, really hard to get stuff is here, but cuts like "Influx" and "Hindsight" are still essential, plus there's the 7" tracks "High Noon" and "Organ Donor (extended overhaul)" and the entire 4 part "What Does Your Soul Look Like?" suite, presented in it's original out-of-order order. Includes bonus CD with the DJ Shadow Megamix by DJ Q-Bert. CD

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Guadalcanal DiaryWalking In The Shadow Of The Big Man ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ DJ Shadow3 Freaks (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Rapid Pulse, 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Keak Da Sneak & Turf Talk. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Astrud GilbertoShadow Of Your Smile (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that bring out an emotional side of Astrud that you don't always get on other LPs. The track list is excellent, and includes some of her best tracks for Verve, like "Non Stop To Brazil", "Fly Me To The Moon", "O Ganso", and "Aruanda". Not to be passed up, and one that we never tire of listening to! CD
(Packaged in a totally cool 5" record cover, too – just like the original album! Includes original US obi.)

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✨✧ ShadowI Need Love/Say It Again ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet funky club from Shadow – one of the unsung heroes of Elekta's modern soul years! "I Need Love" is filled with riffing guitar and keyboard lines – a real 80s groove number before the decade even started – snapping along with some great old school beats too! "Say It Again" is mellower, but a great cut too – that kind of mellow modern soul number that Elektra did so well! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ ShadowMystery Dancer (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Elektra, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a sticker and some pen.)

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✨✧ ShadowShadow ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mellow modern classic from the great early 80s soul years at Elektra Records – produced by the legendary Leon Ware, and done with a groove that's right up there with his own work for the label! Shadow are a spinoff trio from the Ohio Players – and the grooves here take off wonderfully from the mellower side of the OP years at Mercury – that tightly compressed way of hitting a ballad or midtempo number the group developed – tripping along with light rhythms that are perfect for Ware's hand in the studio. A few tracks groove things up – but only in a gentle way – and the three voices come together with a quality that's a bit different than the usual harmony soul of the time. Ware wrote every song on the record – and titles include "Mystery Dancer", "I Can't Keep Holding Back", "Village Destiny", "Sweet Movin", "Beyond The Finish Line", "Hot City", and "Can You Keep It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousMusic For The Balinese Shadow Play ... LP
Nonesuch, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic set of gamelan tracks from the Nonesuch series of recordings by Robert Brown – still maybe some of the most important sources for Indonesian music you'll ever hope to find! The set focuses on some of the noisier, more uptempo sounds used for the shadow play – with very sharply-tuned instruments that work in slowly-shifting progressions of color and tones – all in that somewhat more powerful style that was favored in Bali over Java – and which has never sounded this great on record. The set begins with the very long "Pemungkah" – which takes up a full 17 minutes – then is followed by shorter titles that include "Mesem", "Batel", "Rundah", "Sekandi", and "Tabuh Gari". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Music For The Balinese Shadow Play ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Dead Man's Shadow4Ds ... LP
Get Back (Italy), 1982. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Get Back reissue.)
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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Very Good ... $99.99
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding Dorothy's more spiritual sound at the end of the 60s, clearly opened up in a way that's not unlike the direction of Alice Coltrane's work, but a lot more focused and a lot more funky! Ashby not only plays her usual jazz harp, but also koto as well, and even sings a bit too – and the larger group directed by Evans features work by Stu Katz on vibes and kalimba, Lenny Druss on flutes, and Cash McCall on guitar – all in a groove that's really a precursor to the Earth Wind & Fire generation of the Chicago scene! Titles include the amazing break "The Moving Finger" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Dust", "Joyful Grass & Grape", "Heaven & Hell", "Wax & Wane", "Shadow Shapes", "For Some When Young", "Myself When Young", and "Drink". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl is very clean, save for a short click on "Wine".)

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Bob BrookmeyerPortrait Of The Artist ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Excellent early modern work from Brookmeyer – emerging here during a brief period when he was really taking changes as a leader, and making a strong name for himself on both valve trombone and piano. Stepping out of the shadow of his years as a sideman, Brookmeyer expresses a clear vision forged in the coolness of work with Gerry Mulligan and Jimmy Giuffre – a more composed approach than either of them, but still with kind of a floating in air quality that recalls the inspired thinking of the birth of the cool generation. Side one is an extended piece called "Blues Suite", and side 2 features one original, "Mellow Drama", plus versions of "Darn That Dream" and "Out Of Nowhere". Players include Nick Travis, Charlie Persip, Bill Barber, Gene Quill, Don Butterfield, and Frank Rehak. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label label pressing. Cover has light wear and some pen on the back.)

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Charlie ByrdWorld Of Charlie Byrd ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1960s/1973. New Copy ... $3.99 12.98
The world of Charlie Byrd is a pretty darn groovy one – as you'll hear on this sweet collection of 60s sides, pulled together for a double-length Columbia compilation! Byrd first started out as one of the early American guitarists to recognize the possibilities of bossa nova – mixing it with his own acoustic guitar jazz work, and coming up with a groove that was totally great – one that really blossomed during the Columbia years, thanks to some inventive arrangements and production. Some cuts here are still spare and bossa, others move Byrd into a range of fuller backings – and come up with some great bossa/mod hybrids that still stand up nicely all these many years later. Titles include "Blues For China", "Yesterday", "Girl From Ipanema", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Superstar", "Love Is Blue", "Something", "Up Up & Away", "Corcovado", "Dulcina", "Try To Remember", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", and "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In". CD

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CoastersCoasters Greatest Hits (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atco (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
A classic full length set from The Coasters – and as much of a full album that brings together their best for Atlantic, as it is a collection of earlier material from singles! There's a really unified approach here – thanks to the group's really dynamic, surprisingly soulful vocal interplay – and to the top-shelf production and presentation of the material throughout. And sure, they were hitmakers – but we love these guys, and find them to be one of the most radical vocal groups of all time! Under the impeccable guidance of Lieber & Stoller, the group recorded some of the fiercest vocal numbers of the 50s – mixing incredibly soulful vocals with an almost cartoonish ability to conjure up little pictures with words. A dozen great numbers in all – "Poison Ivy", "Along Came Jones", "Down In Mexico", "The Shadow Knows", "I'm A Hog For You", "Charlie Brown", "Yakety Yak", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "That Is Rock & Roll", "Young Blood", "Sweet Georgia Brown", and "Searchin'". CD adds in four more bonus tracks too! CD

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Cocoon (Gunter Hampel)While The Recording Engineer Sleeps ... CD
Staubgold (Austria), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
We can't imagine the recording engineer sleeping while this set was being recorded – as the sound here is plenty powerful, and this unusual post-prog blend of jazz, rock, and electronic elements! The group features the legendary Gunter Hampel on vibes, piano, and reeds – and Gunter also sings a bit too, alongside another vocalist in the group who's got an even rawer, raspier sound – somewhere in the territory of Mark E Smith or Mark Stewart at the same time! And maybe The Fall is a good point of comparison here, as the record definitely moves beyond any sort of simple style – and instead has this freewheeling pastiche of musical elements that also seems to infect the vocals as well. Titles include "Ventilators Change Into Airplanes", "Bag Lady", "I Can See Voices", "While The Recording Engineer Sleeps", and "The Shadow Man". CD

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Davis ImportYou're The One ... LP
AVI, 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An excellent EP – featuring only 3 tunes, but all very soulful! Davis Import sounds more like a disco group, but the label bills the group as Davis Brothers – which is much more in keeping with the sound of the record, as it's got a warm and mellow harmony feel. There's a great late 70s sophisti-soul harmony approach to the set – one that reminds us a lot of the work of Windy City – and although the album's only got 3 tracks, they're all pretty great. Titles include "Star Child", "You're The One", and "Shadow Fate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small punchout in one corner.)

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Bob DoroughBut For Now ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
One of the coolest singers you'll ever hope to hear – and an artist who's still incredibly wonderful, always fresh, and completely charming – even after decades of recording! Bob Dorough works here in a trio with his own piano, the bass of Tony Marino, and alto of Michael Hornstein – the last of which gets in a few solos between Bob's own tremendous vocal passages – those warm, witty ways of delivering a tune like nobody else – no matter if the words are Dorough's own, or a compelling re-phrasing of a standard! We'd easily rank this one up there with some of Bob's best – especially amidst his live recordings – and titles include "Baltimore Oriole", "The Girl From Ipanema", "But For Now", "The Shadow Of Your Summer", "Better Than Anything", and "Take Five". CD

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Electric PrunesElectric Prunes Singles 1966 to 1969 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Sundazed, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
A comprehensive anthology of The Electric Prunes singles for Reprise – all in their original mono mixes – and a long overdue collection that also includes promotional and UK tracks too! We've been spinning and loving the Electric Prunes albums for so long, we're actually quite guilty of overlooking just how succinctly and sharply brilliant they are as a singles band! That alone makes this strong set on Real Gone worthwhile, but the tight, punchy mono mixes seal the deal! All of the great singles are here – from their early garage-psych gems to the trippier, though still tightly-grooving tunes towards the end of the decade – served up on nicely heavy vinyl! Titles include "Long Days Flight", "King Is In The Counting House", "Ain't It Hard", "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)", "Luvin'", "Dr Do-Good", "The Great Banana Hoax", "Credo", "Shadow", "Violent Rose", "Sell", "Love Grows", "The Adoration", "Help Us (Father, Our King)", "Finders Keepers Losers Weepers", "Sanctus", and "Flowing Smoothly". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie FisherThird Cup ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good- ... $9.99
An amazing album by the great guitarist Eddie Fisher – and completely unlike his later funk records! Eddie plays stripped down jazz with a small combo that includes organ by Robert Selby, bass by Paul Jackson, and some rhythm guitar by Phil Westmoreland – and the twin-guitar approach creates this super-dope style that's light years ahead of its time, with a sophistication that points the way to later mid 70s work on labels like CTI and Kudu! Eddie's guitar work is an incredible exercise in spareness and soulfulness – best heard on the fantastic "Third Cup", a long drawn-out jazz stepper that's got to be heard to be believed. The cut's been a favorite on the Chicago jazz stepper's scene for years – and it alone is worth the price of the album. However, the record features some other wonderful stuff – like a sublime version of "Shadow Of Your Smile" that runs for a bubbling 12 minutes – plus the originals "Shut Up", "Scorched Earth", and "Two By Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover is wrinkled from moisture on the bottom 5 inches, with a split bottom seam.)

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Five SpecialSpecial Edition ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Classic funky soul from Five Special – tightly crafted throughout, and clearly with an eye on the charts – but also the kind of work that plays nicely on the dancefloor too! The record's got a groove that fits in nicely with some of the lesser-remembered groovers on Elektra at the time – like Shadow or Chameleon – with plenty of jazzy inflections in the rhythms, and a nice sense of 80s groove that keeps the uptempo tracks from being just copycat club. But the vocals here are especially nice, and sparkle even more on the ballads, which have a smooth and warm sound that's tight, yet never commercially cloying. Titles include "Do Something Special", "Heaven", "Who You Been Lovin", "Jam", "Choosin You For Me", and "Had You A Lover". CD

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4th ComingStrange Things – The Complete Works 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A stunning batch of tracks from a very unusual LA group of the early 70s – a funk combo at the core, but one that was also equally comfortable with bits of psych and redneck rock as well! The music here was all recorded within a short span of years, and mostly issued on the small Alpha label as a handful of funky 45s – but the style is surprisingly spacious, and shows a strong sense of musicianship from the members of the group – so much so that they seem equally comfortable and right on top of their game, no matter what direction they choose to take! And don't think that this multi-style description means that these guys are too all over the map, because there's a really unified sense of soul that holds the whole thing together – so that when they get a bit rootsy, the result is country soul – or when they get a bit trippy, they hit some Funkadelic-styled sounds. The collection includes great notes on the setting that produced these tracks – penned by Egon, who put the set together with help from Malcolm Catto, DJ Shadow, and others. Titles include "Don't Let Him Take Away Your Mind", "Strange Things", "Heaven & Earth", "Take Time", "We Got Love", "Waterloo At Watergate", "Why Don't You Trust In Me", "Cruising Central Ave", "The Dead Don't Die Alive", and "You're My Precious Someone". CD

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✨✧ Bill FrisellWhen You Wish Upon A Star ... CD
Okeh, 2016. Used ... $6.99
The title's got a Disney reference, but the songs here are all from famous films of the 20th Century – including Once Upon A Time In The West, Psycho, The Sandpiper, Godfather, and You Only Live Twice – all served up in very unique versions by guitarist Bill Frisell! The quintet here has an unusual lineup – Bill on both acoustic and electric guitars, often used in his spacious, textural tone – alongside viola from Eyvind Kang, bass from Thomas Morgan, drums and percussion from Rudy Royston, and voice from Petra Haden – who often uses her vocals as an instrument, instead of a lyrical force – in a way that adds a new layer of color between the two stringed instruments. The whole thing's got a very unique sound – and titles include "The Bad & The Beautiful", "Psycho", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "To Kill A Mockingbird", "The Godfather", "Tales From The Far Side", and "Moon River". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Hiroshi FukumuraFirst Flight – Hiroshi Fukumura Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $26.99
A great live date from one of our favorite trombonists of the 70s – a really unusual player who made some great personal strides on the instrument with records like these! The session's a live one, with a very open feel – long, flowing tracks that are similar to the sorts you'd hear from a Japanese piano trio of the time, but played with a stronger focus on Hirosi Fukumura's well-blown solos – often constructed more like trumpet lines, with a fantastically gritty, growling voice on the instrument – but one that has a lot of lyrical power too. The rest of the quartet features Hiroshi Tamura on piano, Tsutomu Okada on bass, and Shinji Mori on drums – and titles include "Nancy", "Mother Some Place", "Waltz For M", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series.)

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Hal GalperNow Hear This ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Fantastic stuff – one of Galper's best non-electric sets of the 70s! Galper's working here with a quartet – playing piano in a group that includes Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Cecil McBee on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. With a rhythm section that hip, Hino lays out some of his best work in years – searing trumpet solos over the top, stretched out but never too sloppy, as the tracks always maintain a strong rhythmic pulse and a lot of soul. Titles include "Shadow Waltz", "Mr Fixit", "First Song In The Day", and "Red Eye Special". CD also features a previously unissued alternate take of "First Song In The Day". CD

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Marvin GayeVulnerable ... CD
Motown, 1978/1979. Used ... $5.99
A posthumous masterpiece from Marvin Gaye – a beautiful album of mellow ballads that's unlike anything else he ever recorded in the 70s! The project was originally begun in 1967, when Gaye worked with arranger Bobby Scott on charts for a series of adult ballads – arrangements that were more mature and sophisticated than some of the previous standards and ballads that Gaye cut for Motown – with a track selection to match. The notes here are a bit vague on dates, but it seems that this final release of the project is compiled from original sessions from the time, and later vocal performances from the 70s – a really compelling blend of sounds, and one that has the aging Marvin sounding really amazing – all of the sex and sophistication of the What's Going On/I Want You generation, but presented with a bit more subtlety. A true treasure all the way through – with titles that include "Why Did I Choose You", "She Needs Me", "This Will Make You Laugh", "Funny Not Much", "I Wish I Didn't Love You So", "I Won't Cry Any More", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie GleasonCome Saturday Morning/How Sweet It Is For Lovers ... CD
Capitol/Vocalion (UK), 1966/1970. New Copy ... $16.99
Two unusual Jackie Gleason albums – back to back on a single CD! On Come Saturday Morning, Jackie Gleason steps nicely into the 70s – on a record that has the aging maestro still very much in the lush, laidback style of his classic albums of the 50s – but over a set of tunes that are slightly more contemporary, too! George Williams handles the arrangements, and Don Goldie's trumpet fits in where Bobby Hackett might have been a few years before – and titles include "Hey There Lonely Girl", "Easy Come Easy Go", "Rainy Night In Georgia", "Come Saturday Morning", "On A Clear Day", and "Airport Love Theme". On How Sweet It Is For Lovers, Jackie Gleason keeps things nice and sweet – updating his older theme with the more mellow, more laidback "for lovers" approach he was using in the late 60s! The album features nice solo work from Charlie Ventura on tenor and Pee Wee Erwin on trumpet – both well-voiced instrumentalists who make the record way more than just a pillow of strings. Titles include "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Strangers In The Night", "The Autumn Waltz", "Au Revoir", "I Will Wait For You", and "How Sweet It Is". CD

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Dexter GordonSoy Califa – Live From Magleaas Hojskole 1967 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $26.99
An ultra-rare performance from Dexter Gordon – one at a high school in Denmark at the same time he was really beginning to take off at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen! The group here is similar to one that was working with Dex in the club – Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a rollicking rhythm section that really takes off on the title track – a searing rendition of "Soy Califa", which is one of our favorite Dexter Gordon tunes from the Blue Note years. The set then slides into a laidback reading of "Shadow Of Your Smile", with Dex blowing soulfully and deep – and the record concludes with a tight boppish version of "Blues Up & Down", with lots of room for long tenor and piano solos! The playing is great, but we should say that the recording quality seems to have the bass more upfront than both the piano and tenor – so the mix is a bit unusual. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Eddie HendersonHeritage ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Essential work from Eddie Henderson – one of the trumpeter's hippest albums of the 70s, and a key link between his early righteous days and his later smoother sound! The set's a near-perfect blend of all elements involved – tight funky rhythms, spacey soulful instrumentation, and wicked production work from the mighty Skip Drinkwater in the studio – a record that's as essential to his legacy as Gears is to that of Larry Mizell! Henderson's trumpet work is totally great – often muted, and always snakey inside the rhythms – and other players here include Julian Priester on trombone, Hadley Caliman on flute and soprano sax, Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Paul Jackson on bass, and Headhunter Mike Clark on drums. Titles include the excellent groover "Inside You", plus "Kudu", "Acuphuncture", "Time & Space", "Dr Mganga", and "Dark Shadow". LP, Vinyl record album

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JJ Johnson & Kai WindingJay & Kai (Columbia) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ... $12.99
Early Columbia work from the team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding – recorded in their classic twin-trombone groove! Winding arranged the tracks on the set – and the group features Dick Katz on piano, Milton Hinton on bass, and "Shadow" Wilson on drums – plus some bonus congas by Candido on the excellent "Caribe". The other songs are "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "The Song Is You", "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing.)

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