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Matt Bauder/Zach Wallace/Aaron SiegelMemorize The Sky ... CD
482 Music, 2007. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Bel FiresFall For The Sky EP ... 12-inch
Birdcage, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Samuel BlaserPieces Of Old Sky (LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2009. Used ... $6.99
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CalderaCaldera/Sky Islands ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of killers from this jazzy Latin combo of the 70s! First up is the self-title Caldera album – a jazzy Latin fusion classic – and the first album by the border-crossing combo! The group features both North and South American players – coming together in a hard-riffing approach to fusion that rivals the best fusion combos of both the California and Brazilian scenes at the time. There's a few nice moments that really belie their more southern roots – and recall the choppy fusion of Airto, or the vocal scatting of Flora – but the set's also got a sunny west coast finish, thanks to some wonderful production from Wayne Henderson – who kicks things up in a way that the group hardly matched on later albums! Guest stars include Raul De Souza and Roberto Da Silva – and titles include the funk classic "Coastin", plus "Guanacaste", "Out Of The Blue", "El Juguete", and "Synesthesia". Nest is Sky Islands – a set that's recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the group with a sweet arching style that's very much in the Brazilian fusion style of the time – a wonderful blend that also gets a dose of California warmth, which is just the right element to send the whole thing home nicely! Tracks include the classic "Sky Islands", plus "Pegasus", "Carnavalito", "Triste", and "Ancient Source". CD

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✨✧ CalderaSky Islands ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Classic Latin-tinged fusion on Capitol – recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the group with a sweet arching style that's very much in the Brazilian fusion style of the time – a wonderful blend that also gets a dose of California warmth, which is just the right element to send the whole thing home nicely! Tracks include the classic "Sky Islands", plus "Pegasus", "Carnavalito", "Triste", and "Ancient Source". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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CalderaSky Islands ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
Classic Latin-tinged fusion on Capitol – recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the group with a sweet arching style that's very much in the Brazilian fusion style of the time – a wonderful blend that also gets a dose of California warmth, which is just the right element to send the whole thing home nicely! Tracks include the classic "Sky Islands", plus "Pegasus", "Carnavalito", "Triste", and "Ancient Source". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and a few creases.)

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Captain SkySaturday Night Move-Ease/Wonder Worm ... 12-inch
AVI, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
It may not be "Super Sporm", but these two tracks still jam along nicely in the disco breaks style that makes the Adventures Of Captain Sky a late 70s block party and roller rink classic! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a AVI sleevel with splitting.)

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Captain SoulBeat Your Crazy Head Against The Sky ... CD
Poptones (UK), 2003. Used ... $2.99
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CoreBlue Sky ... CD
Jazzaway (Norway), 2006. Used ... $9.99
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dB'sFalling Off The Sky ... LP
Bar None, 2012. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve and bonus CD.)

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Gil Evans & Jaco PastoriusLive Under The Sky – Tokyo 1984 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
A mighty pairing of giants – coming together here in a mighty live set that has both musicians at the height of their powers! At some level, the vibe here is that of Evans during his electric ensemble years – especially given some of the players in the group – but the presence of bassist Jaco Pastorius in the lead really sharpens the edges, and almost creates some of the bolder, more powerful sounds you'd expect from Weather Report, or maybe even the Miles Davis electric groups of the 70s! Gil plays keyboards throughout – and other musicians include Hiram Bullock on guitar, George Adams and Chris Hunter on saxes, Lew Soloff and Hannibal Marvin Peterson on trumpets, Pete Levin on electronics, and a surprising appearance by the avant giant George Lewis on trombone. Titles include "Up From The Skies", "Stone Free", "Variations On THe Misery", "Dania", "Jaco Solo/Goodbye Porkpie Hat", and "Here Comes De Honey Man/Eleven". CD

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Curtis FullerCabin In The Sky ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A very unique album by Curtis Fuller – quite different than any of his other records at the time! The session has Curtis blowing on tunes from the score to Cabin In The Sky – arranged by Manny Albam, and performed by a large group that includes Freddy Hubbard, Hank Jones, and Bob Brookmeyer. Far from the snoozy outing that you might guess from the title, the album's actually a deeply spiritual album that has Fuller playing in warm rich tones that he rarely achieves elsewhere. The backing is sensitive, and doesn't get in the way – and instead creates a magical pillow of sound that allows Fuller to craft these warm and sweet notes that are really wonderful. Titles include "The Prayer", "Savannah", "Love Turned The Light Out", and "Love Me Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Labels have some marker.)

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Emmylou HarrisPieces Of The Sky ... LP
Warner, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Includes "Too Far Gone", "Sleepless Nights", "Coat of Many Colors", "Boulder To Birmingham", "Bottle Let Me Down", and "Queen Of The Silver Dollar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jon IrabagonBehind The Sky ... CD
Irabbagast, 2015. Used ... $6.99
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KamasutraRunning Away (blue sky, red sky, green sky, black sky, yellow sky, orange sky) ... 12-inch
Wild Flower (Italy), 1993. Very Good+ 2x12" (pic cover)... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jessie MarquezAll I See Is Sky ... CD
Carena, 2011. Used ... $0.99
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Daniel Meron & Maia KaroSky Begins ... CD
Rabbit Rabbit Rabit, 2016. Used ... $3.99
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Barry MilesSky Train ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Barry Miles is riding the Sky Train – and at a pretty fast clip too, given the jamming energy of this record! The album's one of Miles' most full-on fusion sets – but it's also one of his most soulful as well, thanks to strong use of horns on most numbers – with players like Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, and Jim Buffington really warming things up. Eric Kloss is in the core group alongside Miles keyboards – and his work on alto sax is a treasure – filled with feeling, even at a fast clip – and sweetly soulful on some of the mellower numbers too. Vic Juris plays guitar, and titles include "Sky Train", "Big A", "Old Man Jack", "Relay", "A Waltz For You", and "Cityscape". CD

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✨✧ MonoThe Sky Remains The Same As Ever (DVD) ... DVD
Temporary Residence, 2001. Used ... $2.99
DVD

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San Sebastian Strings/Rod McKuen/Anita KerrSea/Earth/Sky (3CD set) ... CD
Warner/El (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $19.99
An incredible trio of records from an incredible studio trio – poet Rod McKuen, arranger Anita Kerr, and her excellent San Sebastian Strings! The artists came together on a run of very successful albums for Warner Brothers in the late 60s – but this sweet little set may well be their ultimate package – a trio of differently-themed records, all based around topical poetry by McKuen – recited either by Rod himself, or by narrators Jesse Pearson or Gene Merlino on some of the records – all at a level that's got this really weird and wonderful late 60s sort of masculine vibe – a post-Sinatra, pre-hippie quality – too old for the younger generation, but more than open about the desires and passions that drive them – as well as the disappointments and melancholy that visit along the way. Kerr's arrangements are beautiful – very different than her Nashville work, and with a mature soundtrack sort of presence – really filling the words with the right sort of musical moods. Special box presents all three albums as they were in the original LP box set – complete with album cover art, and a replica of the original booklet! CD
 
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Family CircleFamily Circle ... LP
Sky Disc/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A lost harmony soul treasure – by an obscure family group from the Newark scene! The Family Circle have a fantastic style that mixes together sweet and deep soul styles into a darkly tinged approach that we'd rank with the best harmony soul of the early 70s – similar to work from bigger New Jersey groups, like The Moments or Whatnauts – but with an interesting twist too, given the mix of male and female vocals.. Nearly every track on the album is an original tune – conducted with baroque arrangements by George Andrews, and delivered with a near-perfect approach that makes this album a real treasure all the way through – not a soul record that's great because it's rare, but just a great album all the way through. Titles include "Change", "If You Really Want To Make It", "Loving You Makes The World Go Round", "I Hope You Really Love Me", "Mariya", and "La La So Lucky". LP, Vinyl record album

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RoedeliusOffene Turen ... LP
Sky (Germany), 1982. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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RoedeliusSelbstportrait 2 (180 gram presssing) ... LP
Sky (Germany), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The fourth solo set from Roedelius and the follow up the the loosely structured, oddly beautiful Selbstportrait – aptly titled Selbstportrait 2! The way he's blending dreamy synth and keyboard melodies with spare, elemental and minimalist soundscapes continues here, and it continues to enthrall! Titles include "Signal", "Aufbruch", "Alle Jahre Wieder", "Grundlsee", "Regenwurm", "Thronfolge", "Tee Fur Die Geisha" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Muddy WatersI'm Ready ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen on front.)

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✨✧ Rick DerringerGuitars & Women ... LP
Blue Sky, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Eno/Moebius/Roedelius/PlankBegegnungen II ... LP
Sky (Germany), 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second collection of 70s collaborations between Brian Eno, Conny Plank, and the team of Moebieus and Roedelius – pulled from a variety of recordings done at Plank's legendary studios over the course of a number of different albums! The format here varies from track to track, as different members of the quartet come together in minimal explorations of electric sound and space that was one of the best post-prog legacies of the German scene. Gentler waves are juxtaposed nicely with darker tones – none too over the top, but just enough to flesh out the record with a depth that goes far beyond simple atmospherics. Titles include "Fur Luise", "Hasenheide", "Langer Atem", "Conditionerer", "Speed Display", "Mr Livingstone", and "Broken Head". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Muddy WatersKing Bee ... LP
Blue Sky, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMuddy "Mississippi" Waters Live ... LP
Blue Sky, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Johnny WinterCaptured Live! ... LP
Blue Sky, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Johnny WinterWhite, Hot & Blue ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Johnny WinterJohn Dawson Winter III ... LP
Blue Sky, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Brian Eno/Moebius/RoedeliusAfter The Heat ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Probably the best of the Brian Eno/Cluster collaborations – and a damn great record that's probably one of Eno's last great efforts of the 70s! The record has a beautifully spacey sound, with spare analog electronics that have a perfect German 70's feel – flowing out with an Eno-tuned sense of grace, and made even better by lyrics from Brian on a few of the album's best tracks! The singing style here is in that same beautiful deadpan machine-like mode used on Another Green World – and those tracks are easily up there with his best vocal work on his own albums. Titles include "The Belldog", "Broken Head", "Light Arms", "Old Land", and "Oil". CD

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✨✧ ClusterSowiesoso ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A key chapter in the career of the legendary Cluster – one that has the German duo of Hans-Joachim Rodelius and Dieter Moebius stepping back from their fuller sound of records past – hitting a spare, spacious, lightly electronic sound that would have a huge impact on modern music for many years to come! The feel here is similar to some of the pair's work with Brian Eno, but even more spare overall – often quiet, and almost organic at times – even though most instrumentation comes from electric guitar, keyboards, and analogue electronics. There's an understated quality to the record that makes for a key break from the overindulgence of prog – a move that Cluster made brilliantly to keep themselves healthy for many years to come! Titles include "Zum Wohl", "Sowiesoso", "Halwa", "Dem Wanderer", "Umleitung", and "Es War Einmal". CD

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✨✧ ClusterSowiesoso (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A key chapter in the career of the legendary Cluster – one that has the German duo of Hans-Joachim Rodelius and Dieter Moebius stepping back from their fuller sound of records past – hitting a spare, spacious, lightly electronic sound that would have a huge impact on modern music for many years to come! The feel here is similar to some of the pair's work with Brian Eno, but even more spare overall – often quiet, and almost organic at times – even though most instrumentation comes from electric guitar, keyboards, and analogue electronics. There's an understated quality to the record that makes for a key break from the overindulgence of prog – a move that Cluster made brilliantly to keep themselves healthy for many years to come! Titles include "Zum Wohl", "Sowiesoso", "Halwa", "Dem Wanderer", "Umleitung", and "Es War Einmal". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cluster & EnoCluster & Eno ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A key meeting between 2 important forces in electronic music in the 70s – the increasingly-experimental Brian Eno and the Cluster team of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius! Unlike the trio's other album, this one's an all-instrumental affair – one that takes the atmospherics of Cluster, and gives them a darker Eno edge – in a way that gives the record an incredibly moody feel, and predates endless electronic work to come in the 90s. There's a spare brilliance here that's almost indescribable – songs that are hardly songs, sounds that slide back into silence – but somehow the whole thing's got a power that's far beyond the sum of its very small parts. Titles include "Wehrmut", "Fur Luise", "One", and "Die Bunge". CD

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✨✧ Goddess Of FortuneGoddess Of Fortune ... LP
Spiritual Sky (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Unusual spiritual sounds – produced by George Harrison! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Moebius & PlankRastakraut Pasta ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first collaboration between Dieter Moebius and Conny Plank – and one of the best! The pair come together here in modes that are a lot more playful than some of the other German projects of this nature at the time – not as spare and sensitive as some of the others, and with a bolder sense of rhythm, and willingness to drop lots of odd elements into the mix – a style that almost makes the record come across with similar tones to the Brian Eno/David Byrne collaborations of the early 80s! Each tune has a basic structure, and a few key elements – fuzzy guitar, odd electronics, offbeat rhythms – and they each state their existence quickly, laying out a basic concept right away, then playing with it in cool ways as the tunes roll on. Apart from some found spoken bits, the whole thing's instrumental – and titles include "News", "Feedback 66", "Landebahn", "Solar Plexus", "Two Oldtimers", and "Missi Cacadou". CD
 
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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming – an unusual Chicago ensemble that includes Wilber Wynn on guitar, Ronald Wilson on flute and oboe, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Audrey Jones on bongos – a musical lineup that brings in a different sort of sophistication to the record, shading tunes with moody colors on flute and oboe that perfectly support Alexandria's soulful and sensitive interpretations of the tunes. The whole thing is pure genius, and a key look at the new levels of sophistication that were bubbling everywhere on the Chicago scene during the years of Jamal and Sun Ra. Lorez Sings Pres follows in a very similar mode – with backing by a Chicago group that again includes King Fleming piano, plus Charles Stepney on vibes, Paul Serrano on trumpet, and Vernel Fournier on drums – an extremely hip lineup that makes the record far more than just the Lester Young tribute promised in the title! But despite the instrumentalists, the real star on all sides is Alexandria – who sings with dark tones and deep colors that go far beyond conventional jazz vocals – all carried off with that slightly breathy mode that was one more unique aspect of her work! CD features all tracks from both albums – a total of 22 titles that include "Snowstorm", "I'm Glad There Is You", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'm Making Believe", "Necessity", "Penthouse Serenade", "DB Blues", "This Year's Kisses", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "Jumping With Symphony Sid", and a key early reading of "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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Apollo 100Joy ... LP
Mega, Late 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
A real treat for the 2001 generation! Apollo 100 takes Bach's "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring", and gives is a jazzy electric keyboard reading – kind of a perfect bit of fluffy pop for a generation that was already digging the classical/easy experiments of the Swingle Singers and Walter Carlos. Not all the material is classically oriented, but most of the tracks have some very nice keyboard work. Titles include "Jazz Pizzicato", "Evil Midnight", and "Reach for the Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit throughout the set – but all cuts feature Herbie Hancock on piano, who helps give the record a solid modal groove that works great with the sound of Roy's vibes – and other players include Buster Williams and Ron Carter on bass, Sonny Sharrock on guitar, and Freddy Waits and Bruno Carr on drums. There's a bit of added strings and woodwinds at points – already showing Ayers' ear for larger, more ambitious sounds – and the whole record's arranged by the ultra-hip William Fischer. Titles include the classic "Daddy Bug", plus "Bonita", "I Love You Michelle", "Emmie", "Shadows", "It Could Only Happen With You", and "Look To The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LaVern BakerPrecious Memories – LaVern Baker Sings Gospel ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Atlantic's great early soul singer delivers some fairly traditional tunes in her own gutsy R&B style. Precious Memories features LaVern singing 12 gospel tunes like "Didn't It Rain", "Too Close", "Without A God", "Touch Me, Lord Jesus", and "Journey To The Sky". LaVern's fine, but the real treat is the backing by Alex Bradford and his singers, one of the most soulful gospel groups of the late 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing – vinyl and cover are great!)

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Billy Bang & William ParkerMedicine Buddha ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Wonderful work from two players who've just gotten better and better over the decades – both musicians who've made a huge impression from the late 70s onward, but who also continue to grow and refine their ideas as the years go on! This set features beautiful duets recorded at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, in 2009 – with Bang on violin and thumb piano, and William Parker on bass, plus a bit of shakuhashi and dousn gouni as well. Both players handle strings at a level that's far different than most of their contemporaries or influences – and have this sublimely spiritual style that's often a bit exotic too – but never in the sort of easier ways of Bang's Vietnam-related projects. Instead there's a very freely creative spirit as both players come together – finding a unique voice that's extremely moving, and never too heavy-handed – a huge reminder of why we love them both so much. Titles include "Bronx Aborigines", "Eternal Planet", "Buddha's Joy", "Medicine Buddha", and "Sky Song". CD

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Bunny BeriganTake It Bunny ... LP
Epic, Mid 30s/1955. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Classic 30s work from trumpeter Bunny Berigan – served up here in a great 50s LP package that showcases his talents on the horn! There's a warmth and raspy charm to these sides that instantly shows why Berigan was a standout player at the time – an artist who could hit the hard notes with the frenzy of any of his competitors, but also an entertainer who was willing to step back and personalize (and vocalize) things when needed. Players on the tunes include many who would go onto lead their own groups – Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden, Claude Thornhill, and others – and titles include "I Can't Get Started With You", "Solo Hop", "Dixieland Shuffle", "It's Been So Long", "Let Yourself Go", "If I Had My Way", "I'd Rather Lead A Band", and "A Melody From The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing.)

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✨✧ Black Milk & Nat TurnerRebellion Sessions ... CD
Computer Ugly, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
Soul jazz-steeped, largely instrumentals set from always jazz reverent, but rare so solidly jazz rooted producer Black Milk – played in live band arrangements by the group Nat Turner – and it's a stunner! It's got prominent bass lines, airy keyboards, and funky drums inspired by some of our favorite funky fusion sounds of the early-to-mid 70s, with tighter golden age of hip hop vibes, too – really strong stuff and another indication the the sky is the limit for Black Milk as a producer/arranger! Includes "The Ancient Rebellion", "The Never", "The Knock", "Just A Thing", "Electric Spanking", "Take 2", "You Need This Light", "Burn", "Traveler", "4 Blacks". CD

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Black SabbathSabotage (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
Black Sabbath going strong – very much in their own space by this point in their career, setting a sound that countless others would try to follow – but never match for fierceness like this! The fuzz is definitely turned up to 11, the rhythms move at a breakneck speed, and Ozzy's vocals have all the mean, sinister sounds that set a generation on fire – plenty of energy to fill up long tracks that include "Megalomania", "Hole In The Sky", "Symptom Of The Universe", "Supertzar", "Am I Going Insane", and "The Writ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Brand New HeaviesBrand New Heavies ... LP
Delicious Vinyl, 1990. Very Good ... $11.99
A monumental piece of funk – and a record that came into the world at a time when it seemed like just about everyone had forgotten how to play real funky music! This set's the US version of the first album by London scenesters The Brand New Heavies – and although it came out in the states 2 years after the UK set, it's essentially the same record – just featuring new vocals by singer N'Dea Davenport in place of the original vocalist Jay Ella Ruth. Davenport's vocals transported the group from indie acid jazz obscurity into the US soul charts in a way that nobody ever expected – and the resulting album is a stone classic that's filled with excellent cuts like "Ride In The Sky", "Never Stop", "Dream Come True", and "Stay This Way". Great stuff all around – and one of the few classic soul albums of its generation! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and some colored tape on part of the spine.)

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Hiram Bullock/Haru/Leni Stern/Mike Stern55 Bar Sessions ... CD
King (Japan), 1998. New Copy ... $10.99
Four different guitarists – Hiram Bullock, Haru, Mike Stern, and Leni Stern – each coming together in this special sort of session – a record that fives each player two tracks of their own, alongside rhythms from Harvie Swartz on bass and Danny Gottlieb on drums! All four guitarists have a very warm spirit, and that makes for a record that's very unified – and which almost makes it feel as if each individual were trying to find a special space alongside each other. Titles include "All Blues" and "All The Things You Are" from Hiram Bullock, "Days Of Wine & Roses" and "Solar" from Haru, "Solar" and "The Sky Is Crying" from Leni Stern, and "Body & Soul" and "On Green Dolphin Street" from Mike Stern. CD

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Matt CabShunkashito ... CD
Warner (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $15.99
Cool, catchy soul from Matt Cab – a soul singer with American roots, but one who's been making much bigger waves recording albums like this for the Japanese scene – where he seems to be creating quite an audience for his music! Matt's got a style that could be huge if he were given bigger chart placement over here – instantly appealing, with a quality that's heartfelt, but never overdone – and a mode that's never trying too hard to be anything other than a kind of hummable, memorable soul with nice crossover potential – especially on the album's midtempo tracks, which might be the most appealing. The album features guest work from Sway, Maco, and Che'Nelle – and titles include "Take My Hand", "Sweet Simplicity", "Castle In The Sky", "Used To Know", "Come Back", "To You", "Call Your Name", and "That Touch". CD

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Patrick CowleyMuscle Up ... CD
Dark Entries, Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Moody work from the legendary Patrick Cowley – all music originally composed for use in 70s porno films shot on the San Francisco scene – most of it in the years before Cowley took off in more techno-styled dancefloor modes! These tracks are all heavy on electronics, but the grooves are often somewhat gentle – mostly in modes that run from midtempo to spacey, and which clearly featured during the more languid erotic scenes of the movies – maybe moments when the action was heated, but also rapturously intense. And as such, the music has a very different vibe than the familiar funk and jazz you'd know from other porn films of the period (although there is one great funk number here) – and the use of electronics give most of these cuts a cool, spacey vibe – almost like Sky Records material from the German scene, or pre-cold wave electronics. Titles include "Deep Inside You", "5oz Of Funk", "Timelink", "Uhura", "Pigfoot", "Don't Ask", "Cat's Eye", and "Somebody To Love Tonight". CD

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly & The Poor Boys ... LP
Fantasy, 1969. Very Good+ ... $16.99
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – driven on by tight bass and drums, but always with this rootsy edge that stretches from the Bay Area scene way down to the bayou! Titles include the classic "Down On The Corner" and a great version of "The Midnight Special" – plus "It Came Out Of The Sky", "Side Of The Road", "Effigy", "Don't Look Now", and "Fortunate Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Canadian pressing, with "lightning" labels.)

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Wolfgang DaunerOutput ... LP
ECM, 1970. Very Good+ ... $89.99
Weirdo stuff from Wolfgang Dauner – featuring a lot of crazy electronics (played on a ringmodulator and a Hohner Electra-Clavinet C), and a spacey psychedelic approach to jazz. The record's not as cool or funky as his classic The Oimels, cut a year earlier – but it's a good example of the crossover electronics that were filtering between the German jazz and prog scenes. The group is a trio with Eberhard Weber and Fred Braceful – and tracks include "Nothing To Declare", "Mudations", "Output", and "Brazing The High Sky Full". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a sticker spot, cutout notch, and light wear.)

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Dia.L (Lailah Reich & Radius)Dia.L (with download) ... LP
Etc, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99
The self-titled debut of Dia.L – the duo of vocalist, viola and kalimba player Lailah Reich and ever-creative Chicago producer Radius! The name is pronounced as "dial", and they dial up a really unique sound with boundless astral atmosphere, but it still has a fairly intimate feel, rooted in abstract soul. The soulful resonance is especially strong because of the sweet, subtle and hushed quality of Lailah's vocals, which blend with and dance alongside the beats in a beautiful way! On that front, Radius never disappoints on the production tip, always able to balance a undercurrent of insistent beats with atmospheric effects, and the sky is the limit when working with an intuitive vocal partner. Titles include "Wide Eyed" with guests Kenny Keys and Jana Buttanari, "Sadness", "Harvest Of Calm", "Poi Tree", "Robots", "Trade Winds", "Piece Peace" and "Next Chapter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition test pressing version – in a plain white sleeve. Includes download!)

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Earth Wind & FireFaces ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
The genius of Earth Wind & Fire knows no bounds – and even on this double-length set, the group keep up their groove tremendously! The 2LP scope of Faces might make it seem like an ambitious enterprise, but it's really just an overstuffed package that tries to contain all the genius the group was capable of at the time – a flurry of well-written, nice-grooving, and still-righteous soul tracks that have the EWF sound glowing brightly at the end of the 70s – always seeming to re-ignite itself with its own bold sense of power. A few tracks get a bit mellow, and almost adult – but the best numbers here are the groovers – still done with plenty of jazz in the mix, and a sublime mix of guitar, horns, and percussion that few other groups could carry off this well! Titles include "Pride", "Let Me Talk", "Turn It Into Something Good", "Sparkle", "And The Love Goes On", "Sailaway", "Take It To The Sky", "Song In My Heart", and "Win Or Lose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Emerald WebStargate Tapes 1979 to 1982 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $24.99
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental underground shared by Iasos, Laraaji, and others – but which also comes across here with a unique quality that's very much all their own! The music has a naive, optimistic feel that's very cool – and even when the keyboards step out front a bit more strongly on a few tracks, the energy of the record still has a lot more warmth than the Sky Records scene in Germany. After a smattering of various reissues, this full set finally does the duo justice – bringing together all the best track from their rare album and cassette-only releases – with the kind of notes and details we love from the Finders Keepers label. Titles include "Dawn", "The Dragon's Gate", "Flight Of The Raven", "Voices Of The Sage", "Chasing The Shadowbeast", "Nightsong", and "Valley Of The Birds". LP, Vinyl record album

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JD EmmanuelElectronic Minimal Music – 1979 to 1983 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP
Black Sweat (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $48.99
A great overview of the early years of JD Emmanuel – work from his first four years of composing and performing, collected here together for the first time ever! The music is a beautifully moody, spacious approach to electronics – very much in the best spirit of the German scene at the end of the 70s – with elements that recall some of our favorite Sky Records material. Yet there's other moments that have more of a minimalist vibe – incredible keyboard lines that unfold over long passages in space, with a very strong nod to Terry Riley's Rainbow In Curved Air. Emmanuel manages to make all of this music in a wonderful way that's never self-conscious at all – and which also avoids any new age cliches as well – and the whole thing is a really amazing discovery in sound, with appeal to so many different strands of electronic tastes. Titles include "Frantic", "Moving Backwards In Time", "Changling", "March Of The Colossus", "Trance 46", "Driving Force", "Engaging Warp Speed", "Cloud Watching", "Movement Into Lightspeed", and "Free Flight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus download too!)

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ExplosionExplosion ... LP
Versatile (France), 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99
A spare, spacey record from this cool French trio – a group who's maybe more laidback than you'd guess from their explosive name – and who work here with lots of great electronics from Gilbert Cohen of Chateau Flight! The record's got a vibe that's almost like some of the best German work on Sky Records at the end of the 70s – a minimal, post-prog use of sound cycles and melodic elements – served up here in a blend of guitar, keyboards, and lots of electronics. All titles are instrumental – and tunes include "Let's Love", "Raga 4", "The Duke", "Planance", "Three Worlds", and "Disco Blind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carolina Eyck & Christopher TarnowImprovisations For Theremin & Piano ... CD
Butterscotch, 2014. Used Gatefold ... $2.99
Really beautiful sounds – and a record that's far more haunting than you might expect! The record's not just piano notes alongside sci fi sound effects – and instead has this really subtle use of theremin, so that the instrument almost comes across more like a cello, or acoustic bass – with these wonderfully rich tones that are used in a very organic way next to the piano. There's an extremely thoughtful approach to the whole record, never a sense of gimmick – and overall, the record really brings the theremin strongly into legitimate instrumental territory. Titles include "Deep In The Earth", "Quiet Snowfall", "Earth & Sky", "10,000 Bells", "Somber Waking Up", and "A Whale In Love". CD
 
 
 



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