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✨✧ DJ ShadowEndtroducing ... LP
Mo Wax/FFRR, 1996. Very Good+ 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
It seems like when this came out, critics, promoters, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Mo Wax/A&M, including the printed inner sleeves.)

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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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✨✧ ShadowConstant Jamin ... LP
Charlie's, 1976. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner, price sticker remnants, and some wear.)

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ShadowShadow ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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
(Cover has light wear & initials in marker.)

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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 ... LP

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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 Has Fallen EP (with download) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great EP from the always inspired, never predictable DJ Shadow! He gets assists from top notch MCs both legendary and contemporary in Nas and Danny Brown – plus modern legend film score composer Steven Price on a track – showing a pretty incredible stylistic reach on this tight, but creatively sprawling 4 track set. The closer "Corridors" with modern movie soundtrack heavy Steven Price is a real late model DJ Shadow standout, combining some of the moody aspects that have always been integral to Shadow productions with all the more depth via Price's orchestral flourishes. "Systematic" is straight up top shelf hip hop with Nas, "Horror Show" is that too, catered nicely to Danny Brown's distinctive voice, and "Good News" is a spacey, bouncy, jittery and uber-compelling instrumental. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – and for an EXTREMELY limited time, a free lapel pin!)

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✨✧ DJ ShadowEndtroducing (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island, 1996. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Endtroducing ... LP

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Brian Blade & The Fellowship BandBody & Shadow ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. Used ... $7.99
A record that's maybe a bit more moody than some of the previous efforts from Brian Blade and his Fellowship Band – as you might guess from the title and cover! The sound here is sometimes more textural overall – almost more ECM than Blue Note, with well-woven instrumentation from Blade on drums, Myron Walden on alto and bass clarinet, Melvin Butler on tenor, John Cowherd on piano and harmonium, Chris Thomas on bass, and Dave Devine on guitar. The guitar and piano sometimes feel as if they're defining the direction of the sound more than Blade's drums, or even the work of the horn soloists – although when they slide into the tunes, they really help give things a more personal sort of shape. The compositions here are by Blade and Cowherd – and almost seem to be reaching for a grander Americanist vision at times – but always abstracted a bit along the edges. Titles include "Duality", "Within Everything", "Traveling Mercies", "Have Thine Own Way Lord", and "Broken Leg Days". CD
(Sticker over barcode.)
Also available Body & Shadow ... CD 13.99

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Brian Blade & The Fellowship BandBody & Shadow ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A record that's maybe a bit more moody than some of the previous efforts from Brian Blade and his Fellowship Band – as you might guess from the title and cover! The sound here is sometimes more textural overall – almost more ECM than Blue Note, with well-woven instrumentation from Blade on drums, Myron Walden on alto and bass clarinet, Melvin Butler on tenor, John Cowherd on piano and harmonium, Chris Thomas on bass, and Dave Devine on guitar. The guitar and piano sometimes feel as if they're defining the direction of the sound more than Blade's drums, or even the work of the horn soloists – although when they slide into the tunes, they really help give things a more personal sort of shape. The compositions here are by Blade and Cowherd – and almost seem to be reaching for a grander Americanist vision at times – but always abstracted a bit along the edges. Titles include "Duality", "Within Everything", "Traveling Mercies", "Have Thine Own Way Lord", and "Broken Leg Days". CD
Also available Body & Shadow ... CD 7.99

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Kevin EubanksShadow Prophets ... CD
GRP, 1988. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Small drill hole through booklet and rear tray card.)

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Freddie GibbsShadow Of A Doubt ... CD
ESGN, 2015. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Dexter GordonShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1971. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)


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Miyako KodaIn The Shadow Of Jupiter ... LP
17853 (Japan), 2016. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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LA ExpressLA Express/Shadow Play ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of jazz funk classics from this group who got their start with reedman Tom Scott! First up is the self-titled LA Express – funky fusion with a bit of a studio feel – played by the LA Express, a combo best known for their work with Tom Scott – stepping out here strongly on their own! Even without Scott's sax in the lead, the sound here is still pretty darn sharp – and the lineup features Robben Ford on guitars, Victor Feldman on keyboards, Max Bennett on bass, and John Guerin on drums and percussion – plus saxophones from David Luell, who kind of steps in where Scott left off! There's some nice jamming that's on the tighter side of the CTI sound – with lots of choppy sax lines from Luell over sweet electric rhythms – and titles include "The Shrug", "Stairs", "Cry Of The Jungle", "It's Happening Right Now", "Western Horizon", and "Down The Middle". Shadow Play is proof that the group could stand strongly on their own away from former leader Tom Scott! This time around, the sound is a bit more built-up than before – put together with a slight dose of soul in the mix, which really warms things up from the sharper sound of their debut! The album features vocals on 3 numbers – wonderful wordless scatting from Joni Mitchell on the track "Nordic Winds" – which almost comes across like a rare Euro fusion cut from the time – and straighter soulful singing from Paulette McWilliams on the tunes "Double Your Pleasure" and "Dance The Night Away". Players include Victor Feldman on keyboards and percussion, David Luell on saxes, Peter Maunu on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, and John Guerin on drums – and other titles include "Shadow Play", "Chariot Race", "Velvet Lady", "Mad Drums & Englishman", and "Vortex". CD

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Azar LawrenceShadow Dancing/Keep It Hot ... 12-inch
Riza, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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LiminanasShadow People ... CD
Because (France), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Freaky fuzzy French pop from Liminanas – a group we've loved for years, and one who just seem to get better and better with each new release! The duo have a wonderful way of channeling so many different strands of older music, while also managing to come up with a sound that's all their own – maybe because the production and instrumentation is always nice and lean, which draws even more focus to the personality they bring to their music! The album bristles with elements that recall Serge Gainsbourg, Silver Apples, and the darker corners of Factory Records – but there's also some great guest help on board this time around – vocals by Emmanuelle Siegner, Anton Newcombe, Peter Hook, Bertrand Belin, Renaud Pictard, and The Pink Tiles – who all seem very much at home in the music. Titles include "Dimanche", "The Gift", "Shadow People", "Istanbul Is Sleepy", "Le Premier Jour", "Pink Flamingos", "Trois Bancs", and "Motorizzati Marie". CD
Also available Shadow People (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 24.99

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LiminanasShadow People (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
Freaky fuzzy French pop from Liminanas – a group we've loved for years, and one who just seem to get better and better with each new release! The duo have a wonderful way of channeling so many different strands of older music, while also managing to come up with a sound that's all their own – maybe because the production and instrumentation is always nice and lean, which draws even more focus to the personality they bring to their music! The album bristles with elements that recall Serge Gainsbourg, Silver Apples, and the darker corners of Factory Records – but there's also some great guest help on board this time around – vocals by Emmanuelle Siegner, Anton Newcombe, Peter Hook, Bertrand Belin, Renaud Pictard, and The Pink Tiles – who all seem very much at home in the music. Titles include "Dimanche", "The Gift", "Shadow People", "Istanbul Is Sleepy", "Le Premier Jour", "Pink Flamingos", "Trois Bancs", and "Motorizzati Marie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the album!)
Also available Shadow People ... CD 13.99

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Mammal HandsShadow Work ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
Warmly-crafted work from this enigmatic ensemble – sounds that lie somewhere between the sonic textures of mid 70s ECM Records, and some of the more spiritual efforts of the time! The music is jazz, but often has a more abstract melodic progression – with core acoustic elements on soprano sax and piano, rolling out in these warmly flowing lines that are full of subtle emotion and gentle power – often rhythmic, but in a slow-pulsing way – with other added instrumentation that comes across with some nicely moody currents. There's a mix of optimism and darkness here that might almost put some of these sounds in the territory of Jon Balke or Max Richter – although the set is more jazz-based overall. Titles include "Living Frost", "Solitary Bee", "Three Good Things", "Boreal Forest", "Wringer", "Black Sails", and "Straight Up Raining". CD
 
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Guardians Of DallianceDiffusion Rooms ... LP
Moving Shadow (UK), 1999. Very Good 3LP ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Poets Of RhythmWhat Goes 'Round ... CD
Shadow, 1990s. Used ... $8.99
Funky gems by the Poets Of Rhythm – one of the best new funk groups around, right up there with Breakestra, Sugarman Three, and other hard-hitting combos! The tunes on the CD are pulled from earlier recordings that the group made under a number of names – some as The Poets Of Rhythm, others originally issued as fake "rare" singles on the Hotpie & Candy label, but finally put out here under the group's proper name. The tracks are filled with hard funky drums, choppy guitars, and the kind of grooves that made the material originally easy to pass off as funky work from the 60s! Cuts include "The Plan", "Strokin The Grits", "More Mess On My Thing", "Funky Run Through (parts 1 & 2)", "What You Doing", "Hotpie's Popcorn (part 1)", "Saltin The Soup", and "It Came Over Me". CD
(Out of print. Rear tray card has a crease, barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
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Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
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". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)

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Bobby ByrdHelp For My Brother – The Pre-Funk Singles 1963 to 1968 ... CD
BGP (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible work from Bobby Byrd – the man who was literally standing in the shadow of James Brown during the 60s – given how many times Bobby appeared with James on stage, and worked with him in the studio! Yet despite that near-lifetime association with The Godfather, Bobby's a hell of a singer on his own – definitely in the JB mold, but with a voice that can sometimes sweetly crackle in a very personal style – and also open up into different themes that sometimes move his music more towards Stax or Atlantic than some of James' King Records material from the time! All that range and plenty more is presented here – in an overlooked side of Bobby's career – all the wonderfully strong solo tracks he recorded with James Brown as a producer – issued in the mid 60s by the Smash and King Records labels, and a hell of a discography on its own. In fact, had Byrd not worked with James, we'd maybe guess that he would have hit even bigger fame on his own with these singles – such is the quality in both the vocals and overall presentation. This is the first time this material has ever been pulled together like this – and most of it has never been reissued at all – and the 24 track CD is overflowing with great notes that also give Bobby his due. Titles include "Write Me A Letter", "I Found Out", "Ain't No Use", "I'm Just A Nobody (parts 1 & 2)", "Lost In The Mood Of Changes", "You're Gonna Need My Lovin", "Let Me Know", "Time Will Make A Change", "No One Like My Baby", "Funky Soul (parts 1 & 2)", "You Gave Me Heart A Song To Sing", "My Concerto", and "I'm Lonely". CD

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✨✧ Charlie ByrdWorld Of Charlie Byrd ... LP
Columbia, 1960s/1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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June Christy & Stan KentonDuet ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Haunting stuff – and one of June Christy's darkest albums! June's singing here with her old boss, Stan Kenton, at the piano – no other real backing, just the pair of them working together in a session that's uniquely stripped down for the time. June's vocals are frail and tender – with even more sadness than in some of her more fully arranged sessions, all of which we love to death. Titles include "Come To The Party", "Angel Eyes", "Lonely Woman", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "We Kiss In A Shadow", and "You're Mine You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some surface wear & minor splitting.)

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ClaudiaClaudia (1971) ... CD
Premier/Discobertas (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Really great work from Claudia – a Brazilian singer who can be groovy one minute, and somber the next – in a beautiful range of expressions that certainly fits the mood of the record! The instrumentation often has that upbeat mix of roots and 60s styles that you'd find in the best late 60s work from EMI/Odeon – but there's also more depth at times, too – when Claudia goes into some of the more mellow, melancholy tunes that almost feel like the work that Nara Leao did in Paris! A great overlooked gem – and titles include "Amanha Ninguem Sabe", "Adeus", "Macumba", "Tristeza Vai Embora", "Mas Que Nada", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Carolina", and "Gosto De Ser Como Sou". CD

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✨✧ Bootsy CollinsOne Giveth, The Count Taketh Away ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
Bootsy Collins steps strongly from the shadow of George Clinton here – and wrote, arranged, and produced most of the album himself! Of course, George was having plenty of his own troubles at the time – but that only allowed Bootsy to take the helm even more, and step out with a batch of grooves that still keeps his star power plenty high. Of course, he's got some great help here too – from Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns, Midnight Star, Godmomma, and P-Funk regulars Bernie Worrell and Gary Shider – all of whom help contribute some classic elements to grooves that include "Shine O Myte", "#1 Funkateer", "So Nice You Name Him Twice", "Take A Lickin & Keep On Tickin", and "Countracula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness along the bottom.)

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Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99
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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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 ... $19.99
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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Bob DownesBlast From The Past ... CD
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
British reedman Bob Downes at his most progressive – working here in a very hip trio that includes Denis Smith on drums and a young Barry Guy on bass! The tracks are all unreleased, and were recorded at various locations in the 70s – and will stand strongly as proof that Bob was one of the most creative British musicians of his generation – even if he sometimes gets wrongly lumped with the jazz rock crowd! That's definitely not the style here – as Downes blows flutes and saxes with this openly flowing, very spiritual quality – on spacious tracks that include "On The Wing", "Shadow Of Shadow", "Apparition", "Chain Reaction", and "Journey With The Blues". CD

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber ... CD
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right down to its roots – performing new live interpretations with their wickedly sinister groove – all at a level that makes the whole thing a slow funk masterpiece from start to finish! El Michels has always been one of the few real standouts in the deep funk scene – and it's records like this that keep us loving them so much. And even though the set features vocals from Lee Fields on two tracks, and Lady Wray on one more – the instrumental groove is what dominates and draws our ears, on tracks that include "Tears", "Sipped Up", "Shadow Boxing", "Iron Man", "4th Chamber", "Shaolin Brew", "Drums For Sale", "Verbal Intercourse", "Tearz", and "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin Ta F Wit". CD
Also available Return To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right down to its roots – performing new live interpretations with their wickedly sinister groove – all at a level that makes the whole thing a slow funk masterpiece from start to finish! El Michels has always been one of the few real standouts in the deep funk scene – and it's records like this that keep us loving them so much. And even though the set features vocals from Lee Fields on two tracks, and Lady Wray on one more – the instrumental groove is what dominates and draws our ears, on tracks that include "Tears", "Sipped Up", "Shadow Boxing", "Iron Man", "4th Chamber", "Shaolin Brew", "Drums For Sale", "Verbal Intercourse", "Tearz", and "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin Ta F Wit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – LP sleeves are variable.)
Also available Return To The 37th Chamber ... CD 15.99

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EuphoriaEuphoria ... LP
Heritage/Vinilisssimo, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
Sweet sunshiney wonderfulness from an incredibly groovy group – a quartet of voices who are equally trained in folk and harmony modes, but who move into some even hipper territory on this record! The album was arranged by Joe Renzetti and produced by Jerry Ross – and it's got a nicely balanced approach that's poppy, but never too much so – that great part of the post-folk generation that's come to be known as Sunshine Pop, and which is rarely presented with such perfection as on a set like this! Roger and Wendy Penney were the lead vocalists – and instrumentation includes electric autoharp and keyboards from Roger, plus bass from Wendy. Backings are often light and breezy – a perfect fit for the vocals – and titles include "Sun & Shadow", "What A Day", "There Is Now", "Ride The Magic Carpet", "Sleep", "Calm Down", "Walkin Thru The City", and "Tucscon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Five SpecialSpecial Edition ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has initials in marker.)

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Frozen ExplosionFrozen Explosion ... CD
B-Boy/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99
Frozen Explosion may not look as dope here as some of his NYC contemporaries – but the blue-eyed MC has the honor of being one of the few folks from the Chicago scene to cut a full length hip hop set back in the 80s! The record disappeared almost immediately upon release, even though it was issued by B-Boy Records on the east coast – but it's grown in interest over the decades, thanks to shouts by DJ Shadow and other hip hop historians! FE's maybe not going to knock MC Serch or Tony D out of the lineup, but the album's still got some nice moments – and titles include "Rapman", "Cold Kickin'", "Smashing", "Babs", 'Direct Contact", "Iwo Jima", "Rapaholics", "Mac Nife", "Beaver Jam", and "Cold Dub". CD
(Part of the Golden Age Hip Hop Masterpiece series!)

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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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Hal GalperNow Hear This ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... About May 28, 2018
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

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Astrud GilbertoAstrud For Lovers ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $5.99
A lovely collection of some of Astrud Gilberto's sweetest work for Verve – some of the warmer, mellower tunes she recorded in the 60s – back when she was the undisputed queen of the bossa scene! The set features a dozen tracks pulled from her classic Verve albums – featuring instrumentation by Walter Wanderley, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, and others – on tracks that include "Only Trust Your Heart", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Love Is Stronger Far Than We", "World Stop Turning", "Tu Mi Delirio", "Once I Loved", and "Lonely Afternoon". CD

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Astrud GilbertoGilberto Golden Japanese Album ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About June 15, 2018
A lost treasure – and one of the rarest albums in Astrud Gilberto's career! The set's a special Japanese-only session – recorded in 1969, and featuring all new Japanese lyrics to a number of Astrud's biggest hits – plus some wonderful new tracks done especially for the session! The backings are all new too – and a great blend of light orchestrations and sweet jazzy touches, in a mode that recalls the hippest style of Astrud's late 60s Verve recordings – and which carries the tunes with a lovely groove that wraps you up so much, you hardly notice that you can't understand the language! Titles include "A Man & A Woman", "Life For Life", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Street Samba", "I Love Old Love", "You I & Love", "Cupid's Song", and "White Waves". CD
Also available Gilberto Golden Japanese Album ... CD 19.99

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Astrud GilbertoGilberto Golden Japanese Album ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. Used ... $19.99
A lost treasure – and one of the rarest albums in Astrud Gilberto's career! The set's a special Japanese-only session – recorded in 1969, and featuring all new Japanese lyrics to a number of Astrud's biggest hits – plus some wonderful new tracks done especially for the session! The backings are all new too – and a great blend of light orchestrations and sweet jazzy touches, in a mode that recalls the hippest style of Astrud's late 60s Verve recordings – and which carries the tunes with a lovely groove that wraps you up so much, you hardly notice that you can't understand the language! Titles include "A Man & A Woman", "Life For Life", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Street Samba", "I Love Old Love", "You I & Love", "Cupid's Song", and "White Waves". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Dizzy GillespieConcert Of The Century (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Justin Time, 1980. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
"Concert Of The Century" is a hell of a claim to make – but this is also a hell of a concert, too – one that features Dizzy Gillespie blowing with an all-star small group lineup – in really stretched-out takes on the tunes, at a level that rivals his best 70s material on the Pablo label! In addition to Gillespie on trumpet, players also include Milt Jackson on vibes, James Moody on tenor and flute, Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all working together as seamlessly as you'd expect! Titles include "Darben The Redd Foxx", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Get Happy", "Blues N Boogie", "If I Should Lose You", and "Bass Solo/Manha De Carnaval/Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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