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DJ ShadowEndtroducing (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island, 1996. New Copy 3 CDs ... $39.99 49.98
Massive 20th Anniversary edition of DJ Shadow's masterpiece! It seems like when this came out, critics and even DJs liked to drop the then new moniker "trip hop" whenever possible, and this pivotal album is held up as the watershed mark. A number of years down the line, Endtroducing holds up stands the test of time as an instrumental hip hop LP, and even sort of an avant rock album – giving it a timeless feel that obliterates any trendy pigeonholes! Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod (though some of us were hip to him all along) and Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveler in the coloristic approach he uses – and never forgets the funk! This great 3CD edition includes the classic original album on Disc One – with "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World" – the bonus album Excessive Ephemera on Disc Two – and the all new (circa 2016) remix album Endtroducing Re-Emagined on Disc Three – with remixes by Adrian Younge, Lee Bannon,. Hudson Mohawke, Daedelus and others! CD

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DJ Shadow & Cut ChemistRenegades Of Rhythm – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Play Afrika Bambaataa (tour book) ... Book
Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 39.98
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – and one that features a wealth of rare images from the early days of hip hop – of old gig flyers, records, drawings, acetates, and more! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that Shadow and Chemist don't just spin records that Bambaataa himself spun back in the day, but they're literally spinning Bambaataa's own record collection – having been granted access by the man himself. As part of that, the book is a document of the record collection, and other items in Bam's archives – very much a document of old school hip hop – with text by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, and Afrika Bambaataa. The book is 78 pages – done in kind of a DIY style that makes it all the more appealing – with a beautiful hand silk-screened cover with by Paul Insect, and featuring full color scans of many of the actual records. The overall aesthetic is somewhere in the Wax Poetics mode, although maybe a bit less slick – and some of the drawings remind us of work by Mingering Mike. Book
(Limited to 2500 copies!)

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ShadowLove Lite ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker & light wear.)

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ShadowSweet Sweet Dreams ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most unusual Caribbean funk albums of the 80s – a set put together by Winston Bailey, aka Shadow – a singer and musician who'd been making grooves on the scene in Trinidad and Tobago for over a decade before this release – but never with a sound that's anything like this! The album's not conventional club, nor is it calypso, soca, or any other familiar 80s modes – and instead, the tunes have this offbeat, almost jagged approach to the rhythms – which is underscored by the cool keyboard work, and Bailey's blue-tinged vocals! The album's as unique in its own way as the music of William Onyeabor on the other side of the Atlantic – and even though the basslines bring in some definite influence from New York club of the period, the overall execution is very different. Titles include "Moon Walking", "Let's Make It Up", "Let's Get Together", "Way Way Out", "D'Hardest", and "Without Love". CD
Also available Sweet Sweet Dreams (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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ShadowSweet Sweet Dreams (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1984. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
One of the most unusual Caribbean funk albums of the 80s – a set put together by Winston Bailey, aka Shadow – a singer and musician who'd been making grooves on the scene in Trinidad and Tobago for over a decade before this release – but never with a sound that's anything like this! The album's not conventional club, nor is it calypso, soca, or any other familiar 80s modes – and instead, the tunes have this offbeat, almost jagged approach to the rhythms – which is underscored by the cool keyboard work, and Bailey's blue-tinged vocals! The album's as unique in its own way as the music of William Onyeabor on the other side of the Atlantic – and even though the basslines bring in some definite influence from New York club of the period, the overall execution is very different. Titles include "Moon Walking", "Let's Make It Up", "Let's Get Together", "Way Way Out", "D'Hardest", and "Without Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Sweet Sweet Dreams ... CD 16.99

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Shadow Law aka HnnsseeHnnssee 2001 (album, inst)/Let It Flow (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Shadow Lite, 2001. Sealed ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DJ ShadowEndtroducing ... CD
Mo Wax, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It seems like when this came out, critics, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's gone on to show his true colors with subsequent efforts) or anything else. Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod, though some of us were hip to him all along, but Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveller in the coloristic approach he uses, that never forgets the funk. Includes "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World". CD
Also available Endtroducing (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD 39.99

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✨✧ Shadow VignettesBirth Of A Notion ... LP
Sessom, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chicago reed player Ed Wilkerson (also known as the leader of 8 Bold Souls, and a member of the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble) formed this group in the 80's as sort of a mixed large band of Chicago avant garde players, but with more of a focus on tighter swingin' sounds. This, their only LP, includes the cuts "Strollin", "Quiet Resolution", "Feets Of Clay", and "Honky Tonk Bud", which also yielded a video, that was shown quite a bit in Chicago at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ DJ ShadowMountain Will Fall (with download) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
DJ Shadow at his most stylistically sprawling –doing his thing as distinctively as ever, unpredictable from one track to the next, but very much himself whether it's a sample and scratches cut reminiscent of the Entroducing era or beats-enriched avant jazz or keyboards-heavy tracks! Lots of different moods at play here, whether it's topical rap with Mass Appeal label mates Run The Jewels, or atmospheric hip hop jazz with Dusty Groove favorite Mathew Halsall. You gotta hand it to Shadow for following his muse, regardless of expectations! Titles include "The Mountain Will Fall", the barbed, timely "Nobody Speak" with Run The Jewels, the modern mood jazz standout "Ashes To Oceans" with Matthew Halsall, "California", "Ghost Town", "Three Ralphs", "Depth Change", "Mambo", "Suicide Pact", 'The Sideshow" with Ernie Fresh and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card, sicker sheet & stencil.)

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✨✧ DJ ShadowMountain Will Fall ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
DJ Shadow at his most stylistically sprawling –doing his thing as distinctively as ever, unpredictable from one track to the next, but very much himself whether it's a sample and scratches cut reminiscent of the Entroducing era or beats-enriched avant jazz or keyboards-heavy tracks! Lots of different moods at play here, whether it's topical rap with Mass Appeal label mates Run The Jewels, or atmospheric hip hop jazz with Dusty Groove favorite Mathew Halsall. You gotta hand it to Shadow for following his muse, regardless of expectations! Titles include "The Mountain Will Fall", the barbed, timely "Nobody Speak" with Run The Jewels, the modern mood jazz standout "Ashes To Oceans" with Matthew Halsall, "California", "Ghost Town", "Three Ralphs", "Depth Change", "Mambo", "Suicide Pact", 'The Sideshow" with Ernie Fresh and more. CD

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✨✧ ShadowLove Lite ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Love Lite ... LP 9.99

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Gato BarbieriShadow Of The Cat ... CD
Peak, 2002. Used ... $4.99
A nice return to form for Gato Barbieri – still somewhat smooth, as in his later years – but with some great Latin backings on a number of the tracks! Barbieri's tenor still has those sharp edges we love, and even when things get a bit more soul-based on some of the cuts here, the feel is still like some of Gato's late 70s sides – maybe not as adventurous as the early years, but still played with a nice degree of feeling, at times when most other players might just lay back and not really give things their all. Other players include Russ Freeman on electric guitar, Rombero Lubambo on acoustic guitar, Herb Albert on trumpet, and Jason Miles on keyboards – and titles include "El Chico", "Tierra Del Fuego", "Ai Ai Ai Ai", "Para Todos", "Bliss", "Last Tango", "Si Tu Me Quiseras", and "Shadow Of The Cat". CD

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William BasinskiShadow In Time ... CD
2062, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Fantastic sounds from William Basinksi – an artist with an approach that's like nobody else we can think of, and which makes these two tracks sound very much in keeping with his famous Disintegration Loops project! As with that masterpiece, the work here revolves around the use of tape loops – with Basinski playing tenor sax and a Voyetra 8 synth on one track – and the synth and more electronics on the other – all processed in these slow-building, deeply resonant passages that almost make William the "wall of sound" maestro of the minimalist scene. The album features two long tracks, both extremely beautiful – "For David Robert Jones", a tribute to the late Bowie, and "A Shadow In Time". CD
Also available Shadow In Time (with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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William BasinskiShadow In Time (with bonus download) ... LP
2062, 2017. New Copy ... $22.99 24.98
Fantastic sounds from William Basinksi – an artist with an approach that's like nobody else we can think of, and which makes these two tracks sound very much in keeping with his famous Disintegration Loops project! As with that masterpiece, the work here revolves around the use of tape loops – with Basinski playing tenor sax and a Voyetra 8 synth on one track – and the synth and more electronics on the other – all processed in these slow-building, deeply resonant passages that almost make William the "wall of sound" maestro of the minimalist scene. The album features two long tracks, both extremely beautiful – "For David Robert Jones", a tribute to the late Bowie, and "A Shadow In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Also features a special LP-only mix.)
Also available Shadow In Time ... CD 13.99

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John Bickerton TrioShadow Boxes ... CD
Leo (UK), 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby DarinSings Shadow Of Your Smile (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $11.99
A sweet set that has Bobby Darin working partially in that more adult 60s mode that was influenced strongly by changes in soundtrack styles – especially that 60s trend towards letting some serious younger songwriters pen important tunes for the titles. There's also a few older tracks as well, and these dominate on the second half, but combine really nicely with the more contemporary ones in sound and spirit – arranged by Shorty Rogers and Richard Wess with a lightly easygoing approach. Titles include "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "I Will Wait For You", "The Sweetheart Tree", "Cute", "After You've Gone", "Liza", "What's New Pussycat", and the Darin original "Rainin". This 50th Anniversary CD edition has 4 bonus tracks, too: "We Didn't Ask To Be Brought Here", "Funny What Love Can Do", "The Breaking Point" and "Silver Dollar". CD
(50th anniversary edition – with bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ Carlos GarnettMoon Shadow ... CD
Savant, 2001. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Astrud GilbertoShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good- ... $8.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Andew GunsbergCan You Fool Your Shadow? ... LP
Folkways, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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LaBelleMoon Shadow ... LP
Warner, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy riffing, tasty conga, and a weird monologue by Patti that runs through different parts of the body and why you should appreciate them! The cut was lost on American audiences of the 70s, but became a huge one in the European jazz dance scene of the late 80s, probably because most of them couldn't understand how silly Patti's vocals were! The cut's nice and funky, though – and there's some other nice ones on the record, too, including "Sunday News", "Touch Me All Over", and "Peace With Yourself". Much more interesting than most of their stuff, with a hip mixture of jazz, soul, and hard grooving! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Lola AlbrightDreamsville ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
A really unique session of vocal jazz – and one of the few ever directed by Henry Mancini! Lola was best known for her work on TV in the show Peter Gunn, but despite her cheesecake looks, she's actually a pretty nice singer – with a dusky, late nite sort of sound that's perfect for the Mancini backings on the set. The album features a fair number of original Mancini tunes – all in the moody mellow mode as the more famous "Dreamsville" title track – and Lola burns in a nice smokey tone, on tracks that include "Sorta Blue", "It's Always You", "Soft Sounds", "Slow & Easy", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Two Sleepy People", and "Brief & Breezy". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Geri AllenTwylight ... CD
Verve, 1989. Used ... $9.99
With Allen on piano, Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Tani Tabbal on drums. Titles include "Skin", "Shadow Series", "Blue", "Black Pools", and "Stop The World". CD
(Out of print.)

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Anthony & The ImperialsMovie Grabbers ... LP
Veep, 1967. Sealed ... $19.99
Great soul versions of movie tunes – arranged by Teddy Randazzo, with all the Little Anthony charm! Titles include "Watch What Happens", "A Man & A Woman", "Georgy Girl", "You Only Live Twice", "The Gentle Rain", "Shadow Of Your Smile", and "This Is My Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & OthersMiguel Atwood-Ferguson's Contribution Works ... CD
Rings (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $19.99
A wonderful collection of work that features from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – an artist you might know from his music on a variety of projects from spiritual jazz maestro Carlos Nino – and one who continues that collaborative spirit here with a surprising range of different artists! Miguel has a great talent for bringing in subtle touches that can add a good degree of sophistication to a tune – especially use of string instruments, used in ways that often seem to echo the way that strings were used on the spiritual jazz scene of the early 70s, particularly on Impulse Records – but in modes that are much more contemporary overall. We've always loved Atwood-Ferguson's music, but were also surprised to discover a few tracks here we didn't know already – and titles include "Weather Any Storm" by Mocky, "Twelve O'Clock Shadow" by Flako, "All Yours" by Artyom Maknukyan, "Sun (edit)" by Nabowa, "Rose Heiress" by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, "Mowa" by Dexter Story, "African Sun" by Nick Rosen, "Sounds Like Love (Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's in space rmx)" by Illa J, and "Sketch For Miguel" by Mark De Clive-Lowe. CD

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Steve Baron QuartetMother Of Us All ... LP
Tetragrammaton, 1969. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The "quartet" in the group's name is well-placed – as there's almost a jazz combo undercurrent to the record at times – hiding beneath some folksier instrumentation and vocals in ways that remind us a lot of Tim Buckley's early best for Elektra! Steve Baron's perhaps a bit less blue-tinged than Buckley on his vocals, but still a pretty great singer/songwriter overall – nicely mature, and quite free of any folk rock cliches – with a fresh appeal that really makes this record worth seeking out. Instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, organ, and piano – but it also feels like there's some vibes lurking back in the mix, giving some tunes a warmly chromatic nature. Manny Albam helped a bit on arrangements, and titles include "Lonely River", "In The Middle", "Goodbye Road", "Mr Green", "God Never Lived For Me", "Shadow Man", and "Bertha Was The Mother Of Us All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Kenny Burrell5 Original Albums (Introducing/Kenny Burrell/Blue Lights Vols 1 & 2/Five Spot Cafe) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy 5CD ... $21.99
An amazing early run of music from guitarist Kenny Burrell – five albums in a single package, each with LP-style covers! First up is his Blue Note debut – Introducing Kenny Burrell – arguably one of the greatest Kenny Burrell albums ever! Unlike some of Kenny's other sessions, which hide his guitar in arrangements that are a bit too complicated – this one's a nicely stripped-down album that sets his hollow electric in a group with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Candido on conga. The tracks are nicely laidback, and Kenny hits some nice deep grooves on cuts like "Fugue N Blues", "Takeela", and "Delilah". Plus, the album also includes a totally cool percussion-only track – "Rhythmorama", which is a duet between Kenny Clarke and Candido! Next is the self-titled Kenny Burrell – Blue Note 1543 – early genius from Kenny – a set that features the guitarist sounding beautiful in a variety of settings, all of them great! The format really mixes things up nicely – almost showing a more diverse Kenny than in later years – as one track is solo, and the others feature quartet, quintet, and sextet lineups – with players who include JR Monterose or Frank Foster on tenor, Tommy Flanagan or Bobby Timons on piano, Oscar Pettiford or Sam Jones on bass, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and Kenny Clarke or Shadow Wilson on drums. The solo track is a great version of "But Not For Me" – and other titles include "Mexico City", "Cheeta", "Phinupi", and "Now See How You Are". Next are the two records that make up Blue Lights Vols 1 & 2 – material that catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – one used also with Jimmy Smith, and which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles include "Yes Baby", "Scotch Blues", "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", "Phinupi", and "Caravan". Last up is On View At The Five Spot Cafe – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". CD

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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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June ChristyBallads For Night People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Darkly beautiful work from singer June Christy – a lesser-remembered gem from the end of her years at Capitol Records! The mood here is very much in keeping with the "night people" setting of the title – a lonely space of empty streets, open windows, and late night saloons – first brought to record so beautifully by June on the Something Cool album, and wonderfully revisited in this fantastic set! Arrangements are by husband Bob Cooper, and although they're a bit less arch-modern than some of Christy's work with Pete Rugolo, they still really get at the boozy genius of June's vocals at their best. Titles include "I Had A Little Sorrow", "Night People", "Make Love To Me", "Shadow Woman", "My Ship", and "Kissing Bug". CD also features 5 bonus tracks from the Do Re Mi album – including "Make Someone Happy", "Asking For You", and "All You Need Is A Quarter". CD
(Out of print Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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Eugen CiceroCicero In London (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Intercord/Overseas (Japan), 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A very groovy set from pianist Eugen Cicero – one that has him moving past his jazz versions of classical material, to perform a mix of jazz material in a hip trio with the great JA Rettenbacher on bass! Titles include "Eugen's Blues", "Solar", "Lovely Marabou", "The Cornflower Girl", "London By Night", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album

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George ColemanMaster Speaks ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
The title certainly gets it right – as master tenorist George Coleman speaks volumes here with his horn – reminding us that he's one of the all-time giants on his instrument, and a player who's really continued to give us so much wonderful music over the decades! Coleman's right at home on the record – which may well be one of his best in years – open and flowing on his solos, but often with a nice sort of bite, even in the mellower moments – that special sort of edge that George has brought to his playing, from his years with Miles Davis to the many decades after. The group features Mike Ledonne on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and George Coleman Jr on drums – making his debut with the elder George here – and Peter Bernstein makes an appearance on one track for some guest guitar. Titles include the originals "Sonny's Playground", "Time To Get Down", "Blues For BB", and "Blondie's Waltz" – plus a great take on "Invitation", and "You'll Never Know What You Mean To Me" and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD

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Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Early work by Alice Coltrane – somewhat under the shadow of her late husband, as you'd guess from the use of his name on the front cover – but really stepping out here with a voice of her own! The Monastic Trio of the set features Alice on harp and piano – alongside bass from Jimmy Garrison and drums by either Ben Riley or Rashied Ali – both really fluid players who open up nicely in this way that's never to far out, at least in the way that John Coltrane was using rhythms at the time – but which allow Alice to really take the lead as a bold musical visionary of her own! Perhaps most exciting, Pharoah Sanders sits in on one of the album's longest tracks – blowing tenor with a force that's enough to bring back The Great One – but the real charm of the set is Alice's piano work, bubbling out here with a sensitivity that we never would have expected from the harder-edge sessions cut with Coltrane – that new level of spirituality she instantly brought to her own solo sessions. Titles include "Ohnedaruth", "Lovely Sky Boat", and "Atomic Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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D TrainIn Your Eyes ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A later effort from James D-Train Williams, but still plenty darn great – and proof that his groove was still one of the strongest in 80s soul music! The style of the set follows from Williams' best earlier work – a bit of bounce at the bottom of most of the tracks, but never too much – just enough to make the titles bubble with enough electricity to carry through the catchiest hooks of the lyrics. Instrumentation includes a fair bit of 80s drum machine rhythms, offset by the deeper soul of Williams' vocals – and titles include "Curious", "Runner", "In Your Eyes", "Order In The House", "Smile", "With All My Heart", and "Shadow Of Another Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Bobby DarinIn A Broadway Bag (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $11.99
In A Broadway Bag is exactly that – Bobby Darin taking on some of the biggest Broadway tunes of his generation – and doing a pretty darn good job as well! Arrangements are by Shorty Rogers and Perry Botkin, both of whom bring a hip flair to the proceedings – a sound that's usually a fair bit more swinging and jazz-based than you'd hear if you were catching these songs in their original settings. Darin's finger-snapping style is a great one for these tunes – bringing out all their sharper edges in ways that other 60s performers don't always get. Titles include "Night Song", "Try To Remember", "Once Upon A Time", "The Other Half Of Me", "I Believe In You", "It's Today", and "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong". 50th Anniversary CD has 3 bonus tracks: "Walking In The Shadow Of Love", "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" and "Merci Cherie". CD
(50th Anniversary edition – with bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ Sammy Davis JrSammy Davis Jr At The Cocoanut Grove ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Insanely wonderful stuff! Live, Sammy D was the most entertaining of all the rat pack – as you'll hear on this excellent concert from 1963 – one of the few recordings that really captures Sammy's genius in all aspects of his talents! The album's got some great straight jazz vocal numbers, a bit of showy hip talk, a tiny bit of Sammy's impersonations of other stars (a lost talent that's rarely survived on other reissues), and a few surprise numbers that are really great. The album's worth it alone for Sammy's fantastic West Side Story medley – done in a swinging jazzy way, with only bongos for accompaniment! Other highlights include "Frank Talk", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "Once In A Lifetime", "Sammy Looks At Old Movies", "Me & My Shadow", and "Jam Session". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing.)

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EternalsApproaching The Energy Field ... LP
Submarine/Addenda, 2011. Sealed ... $14.99
Madly energetic, unpredictable material from Chicago's ever-evolving Eternals – tripped up, fearlessly creative and flat out fun stuff from one of our city's best longstanding indie concerns! The Eternals bring myriad influences into their own unique vibe, and like the best far-reaching groups, it pretty much comes out sounding only like themselves. Spacey synths, aggro and moody electronics and Arkestra styled jazzy instrumentation in the same set and it all makes sense. Ya know, it's just tough to describe The Eternals, other than to simply say how much we dig 'em and appreciate their uncompromising evolution. Titles include"War's Blazing Disciple", "The Energy Field", "Shadow Radio", "Dangerous Weather", "Alarms!", "Cancao Do Silencio" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie FisherThird Cup ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good- ... $7.99
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 has ring & edge wear and a small cutout hole.)

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Five SpecialSpecial Edition ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... $8.99
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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Chico Freeman & Von FreemanFreeman & Freeman ... CD
India Navigation, 1989. Used ... $12.99
One of a few albums from the late 80s that features underground saxophonist Chico Freeman playing in the company of his father, Chicago tenor giant Von Freeman. This set was recorded live in New York, and it's a bit more straight ahead than the pair's earlier Lord Riff & Me set for the Why Not label – but it comes across nicely, in a mode that shows that Chico has absorbed more than a bit of his pop's strengths over the years. Rhythm is by Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette – but Muhal Richard Abrams plays piano on one track, "Paying New York Dues". Other titles include "Undercurrents", "Lover Man", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hiroshi FukumuraFirst Flight – Hiroshi Fukumura Live ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $28.99
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

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Funk 45s EditorsFunk 45s – Deep Funk 7 Inch Disk Guide ... Book
K&R (Japan), 2004. New Copy ... $28.99
Lordy – this is the kind of book we've been waiting for! This lovely little volume is a Japanese guide to funky 45s – one put together by a team of funky collectors, but with input from experts in the field like Keb Darge, Muro, and DJ Shadow. The main section of the book breaks down the US scene state by state – offering up images of labels of rare 45s from the areas, plus notes on each record in Japanese, and a bigger article in Japanese as well. And, as is usually the case with these guides, even though nearly all the text is in Japanese, there's still plenty of images and English language listings that will help you navigate the key texts featured – and the label scans alone are enough to help you in your quest for all things funky! The back section of the book features interviews with some of the bigger names in funk collecting – plus a listing of the best funky compilations, and a few other helpful articles – again all in Japanese, but with enough images to make the key parts understood around the globe! Over 225 pages, with loads of black and white images! Book
 
 
 



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