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Lucas ArrudaSolar ... CD
Favorite (France), 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
Stunning work from Lucas Arruda – a record we love even more than his first – and we totally loved that one to death! The sound here is prime Brazilian 70s at its best – that magical moment when jazz, fusion, and older bossa-schooled styles all came together in a really unique blend – and also helped Brazil find its own unique sense of soul, too – a quality that really came forth in the best work from Azymuth and Marcos Valle at the end of the decade! No surprise, Lucas has Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros and Valle collaborator Leon Ware both on board to help out with the record – but the strength of the set is clearly all Arruda's own – as his vocals are wonderful, with a soulful expression that's vaguely in the Ed Motta side of the spectrum – mixed with his own warm lines on Fender Rhodes, which totally warm things up! Production is perfect, and equally vintage – and the album's a treasure we'll be loving for years. Titles include "Uma Onda", "Melt The Night", "Vento Sul", "Kalunga", "Solar", "O Mar O Samba E O Sol", "Beyond The Sea", and "Agua". CD

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Ruben Blades Y Seis Del SolarEscenas ... CD
Elektra, 1985. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisSolar Wind ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
Sweet 70s grooves from Ramsey Lewis – a set cut smack dab in the middle of his glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker & light wear.)

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ShalamarComplete Solar Hit Singles Collection ... CD
Solar/Sanctuary (UK), Late 70s/1980s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
A massive package of grooves from Shalamar – a set that takes the trio from their early dancefloor fame in the 70s, through a range of great tracks from the decade beyond! The collection more than lives up to its promise, by offering up all the best singles of the group – some of which are presented here in different mixes, and all of which really make the best of Shalamar's great blend of vocals. Titles include the extended "Uptown Festival Medley" – plus "My Girl Loves Me (12" mix)", "Ooh Baby Baby", "I Owe You One", "Right In The Socket", "Take That To The Bank", "Second Time Around", "Sweeter As The Days Go By", "Night To Remember (UK single)", "Full Of Fire (ext mix)", "Dead Giveaway", "Friends (UK single)", "There It Is", "Amnesia", "Games", "Circumstantial Evidence", and "Over & Over (12" edit)". CD

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Solar PlexusSolar Plexus (Inner City pressing) ... LP
Inner City, 1979. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Great album of electric fusion by this breezy jazz group from San Francisco. The sound has a lot of touches of Brazilian jazz, accented with some freer post-Coltrane reed solos, and a nice choppy approach in parts. A few tracks feature some nice wordless vocals by Lin McPhillips – and the whole thing has a very fresh sound to it. Tracks include "Xango Bahiana", "Seascape", "Voa, Quetzal!", and "Rubaiyat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some wear.)

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✨✧ Lucas ArrudaSolar ... LP
Favorite (France), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning work from Lucas Arruda – a record we love even more than his first – and we totally loved that one to death! The sound here is prime Brazilian 70s at its best – that magical moment when jazz, fusion, and older bossa-schooled styles all came together in a really unique blend – and also helped Brazil find its own unique sense of soul, too – a quality that really came forth in the best work from Azymuth and Marcos Valle at the end of the decade! No surprise, Lucas has Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros and Valle collaborator Leon Ware both on board to help out with the record – but the strength of the set is clearly all Arruda's own – as his vocals are wonderful, with a soulful expression that's vaguely in the Ed Motta side of the spectrum – mixed with his own warm lines on Fender Rhodes, which totally warm things up! Production is perfect, and equally vintage – and the album's a treasure we'll be loving for years. Titles include "Uma Onda", "Melt The Night", "Vento Sul", "Kalunga", "Solar", "O Mar O Samba E O Sol", "Beyond The Sea", and "Agua". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Solar ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Travis BiggsSolar Funk ... LP
Source, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool electric funk album with a nice, spacey, jazzy vibe. Travis Biggs plays electric harp (and we don't mean harmonica!), and the sound is very breezy and cool. The whole thing's got an amazing sound in the right place, and is especially great on the track "Tibetan Serenity". Other tracks include "Solar Funk", "Autumn Jewel", and "After The Storm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and index labels.)

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✨✧ Solar HeatSolar Heat ... LP
ABC, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Group soul album with male vocals and a sound that's a bit like some of the stuff on Buddah or Philly International. The album's a mix of midtempo cuts and ballads, with the tracks "I'm The Real Thing", "Just Another Song", "Woman In My Life", and "Magic In My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Ruben Blades Y Son Del SolarLive! ... CD
Elektra, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Solar PlexusEarth Songs ... LP
Inner City, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
This is a record of original compositions from various members of Solar Plexus, mainly Randy Masters and Denny Berthiaume who also produced and arranged. The album contains six tracks that, as the back cover says, "come from the belief in a world community". Titles include "Tropicalia", "You & Me", "Spanish Sahara", "Behold A Pale Horse", "Raga Thumri", and "Tuck N Roll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisSolar Wind ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s grooves from Ramsey Lewis – a set cut smack dab in the middle of his glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)
 
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Lula Cortes & Ze RamalhoPaebiru ... CD
Solar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99
A legendary lost album from Brazilian songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho – recorded in Brazil in the mid 70s – blending avant psychedelia, rugged acoustic rhythms, and an enormous free spirit with delicate melodic touches and lilting jazzy elements! As is the case with the work of the best, most adventurous Brazilian artists of the time, it's a difficult sound to describe. It's a very atmospheric blend – sung and chanted vocals are no more or less important than any of the other elements – which include classical acoustic and fuzzy electric guitar, piano, organ, flute, sax and a range of percussion. It's free and psychedelic, but just reigned in enough to keep it tense and exciting. Pure greatness – hopefully bound to achieve some long overdue recognition! Tracks include "Trilha De Sume", "Culto A Terra", "Bailado Das Muscarias", "Nao Existe Molhado Igua; Ao Pranto", "Raga Dos Raios", "Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada", "Regato Da Montanha", Trilha De Sume" and more! New reissue version has way better sound than before – and reproduces all the cool graphics of the original cover. CD

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DJ AssaultN!pples N Cl!ts (voc, inst)/Ride It B!tch (voc, radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Intuit-Solar, 2001. Very Good ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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DynastyYour Piece Of The Rock (Parts I & II) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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KokaneNickel Slick N!gga (radio edit, LP) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1992. Near Mint- ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Midnight Star feat Ecstacy Of WhodiniDon't Rock The Boat (ext, Bass-A-Pella, Radio, Dub) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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ShalamarUltimate Collection ... CD
Solar/Capitol, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. CD has a promo stamp. Out of print.)

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Bud Shank & Clare FischerBossa Nova Jazz Samba/Brasamba! ... CD
Solar, 1962. Used ... $9.99
A sublime little set all the way through – an early 60s date from the west coast scene – and one that was almost as important to that side of the country as the Verve bossa records were to New York! Bud Shank's in the lead on alto sax – no flute at all this time around – blowing sharp and soulfully, in a way that's even more deft than most of his other albums! But the equal star here is the young Clare Fischer – who plays piano in the group, and also contributed a host of original tunes to the set – fresh numbers that are way different than the usual "bossa-ized" standards, or American remakes of Brazilian classics. Ralph Pena is a key member of the group on bass – and Larry Bunker plays some vibes as well. Titles include "Joao", "Pensativa", "Samba Guapo", "Samba Da Borboleta", and "Que Mais?". CD

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✨✧ WhispersImagination ... LP
Solar, 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
The Whispers crack into the 80s with one of their biggest selling sets! The group takes off from the Philly groove style of their late 70s work, moving into a style that picks up all the best touches of the early 80s LA sound – electro keyboards, but not too much; quiet storm production, but not so much so that the album's smothered in it; and a professional approach to harmonies and songwriting that showed that the group was still an unstoppable force in soul music! Includes "Imagination", "It's A Love Thing", "Say You", "I Can Make It Better" and "Up On Soul Train". LP, Vinyl record album

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WhispersWhisper In Your Ear ... LP
Solar, 1979. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Beautiful sweet modern soul from this great harmony group, with some of the good early production that they were getting from the Solar label – production which only helped them reach better heights, and which didn't get in the way of their beautiful voices. There's lots of nice arrangements on here by folks like Tom Tom 84, Gene Page, and Keni Burke, and the tracks include lots of mellow groovers like "Homemade Lovin'", "If I Don't Get Your Love", "Love At Its Best", "Can't Do Without Love", and "Pretty Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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LakesideGalactic Grooves – The Best Of Lakeside ... CD
Solar, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
CD
(Out of print.)

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Midnight StarNo Parking On The Dancefloor ... LP
Solar, 1983. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A popping party classic from the 1980s – filled with plenty of catchy electro numbers, all served up in a sublime blend of pop and soul! The Calloway brothers are at the height of their powers here – and the album strikes a perfect balance between mainstream soul and percolated electronics – never falling too far into one direction, and making a number of different strands resonate perfectly together – from mellow soul, to street sound jammers, to more conventional tracks that helped make the record a huge crossover success for years to come! The set features 2 of Midnight Star's undisputed classics – "No Parking" and "Freak A Zoid", the latter of which is a great electro number that's as groovy as it is silly – and other tracks include "Slow Jam", "Playmates", "Electricity", and "Wet My Whistle". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LakesideShot Of Love ... LP
Solar, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lakeside's first album for Solar – and the beginning of a very fruitful relationship for the band and the label! The record's a great one – cut long before the Solar funk sound had gotten cliched – and it includes a key early hit in the Solar sound, the band's "It's All The Way Live", a seven minute funky workout in the tight LA ensemble funk mode. Other tracks include "Given In To Love", "Time", "Visions Of My Mind", and "Shot Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some marker.)

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✨✧ WhispersCan't Do Without Love (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Lula Cortes & Ze RamalhoPaebiru (special edition – with booklet) ... LP
Solar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A legendary lost album from Brazilian songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho – recorded in Brazil in the mid 70s – blending avant psychedelia, rugged acoustic rhythms, and an enormous free spirit with delicate melodic touches and lilting jazzy elements! As is the case with the work of the best, most adventurous Brazilian artists of the time, it's a difficult sound to describe. It's a very atmospheric blend – sung and chanted vocals are no more or less important than any of the other elements – which include classical acoustic and fuzzy electric guitar, piano, organ, flute, sax and a range of percussion. It's free and psychedelic, but just reigned in enough to keep it tense and exciting. Pure greatness – hopefully bound to achieve some long overdue recognition! Tracks include "Trilha De Sume", "Culto A Terra", "Bailado Das Muscarias", "Nao Existe Molhado Igua; Ao Pranto", "Raga Dos Raios", "Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada", "Regato Da Montanha", Trilha De Sume" and more! New special edition 2 x LP pressing, finished to match the original specifications, now including the 8 page booklet. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Paebiru ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ DynastyI Don't Want To Be A Freak (But I Can't Help Myself)/Your Piece Of The Rock ... 12-inch
Solar, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice little freaky track from "Dynasty" –one that begins with some really great rhythms, and which has a slightly electric vibe bubbling up underneath! "Piece Of The Rock" is a bit warmer overall – very much in the Solar funky soul mode! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA Disco sleeve.)

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✨✧ Midnight StarHot Spot (mono, stereo) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Midnight StarPlanetary Invasion ... LP
Solar, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small sticker.)
 
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Johnny Almond Music MachinePatent Pending (remastered edition) ... CD
Deram/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
A stone groover from British multi-instrumentalist Johnny Almond – stepping out here on a range of instruments that includes tenor, alto, flute, organ, vibes, and mellotron! Like Almond's other session from the time, the set's got a tightly arranged groove that feels a lot like some of the best funky soundtrack work of the late 60s – an approach that has the larger band vamping in a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation, while Almond soars out on expressive solos that nicely shift with the feel of each track! A few numbers take on a slightly exotic feel that we really love – using heavy percussion and a bit of effects to emphasize the groove – and a good part of the credit for the strength of the album should go to drummer Alan White, who's really cutting it up nicely here! Titles include a version of Yusef Lateef's "Before Dawn", plus the original numbers "Tales Of Junior", "Solar Level", "Voodoo Forest", "Pequeno Novo", and "To RK", a great tribute to Roland Kirk! CD

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Klaus DoldingerDig Doldinger ... LP
Philips, 1963. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Although he sucked monumentally during the 70s, when he was blowing his head off with his group Passport, Klaus Doldinger was actually a damn good soul jazz tenorist during the 60s – and he cut some great groovy LPs that were issued in the US, like this one from 1963. The record features Doldinger with his classic quartet – featuring the great Infried Hoffman on organ, and Klaus Weiss on drums. The band has a really lively sound that feels a bit like American soul jazz, but which also carries a lot of the Saba/MPS groove – mostly because of a lighter rhythmic touch, which lets the band dance around a bit more on the sound of the tracks. Titles include "Song Of Delilah", "Signal", "Solar", and "Bluesy Toosy". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a small name in pen on back.)

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Red Garland/Ron Carter/Philly Joe JonesCrossings ... LP
Galaxy, 1978. Very Good- ... $3.99
Titles include "Solar", "Oleo", "But Not For Me", "Love For Sale", and "Never Let Me Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of pen in one corner.)

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JJ JohnsonJ Is For Jazz ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99
Nicely sharp sounds from the great JJ Johnson – a set that has the trombonist really honing his edge on a host of tight, short tracks – with a vibe that almost recalls his initial bop recordings on Blue Note and Prestige! The style here is a bit more sophisticated – definitely with an ear towards the modern directions that JJ was exploring in the 50s – but the sound is also nicely spontaneous, with more focus on improvisation between group members than larger arrangements – quite nice, given that the group features excellent tenor from Bobby Jaspar on tenor – and either Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones on piano, Percy Heath or Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks are short, and titles include "Overdrive", "Cube Steak", "Chasin The Bird", and "Solar". CD

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonJ Is For Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Nicely sharp sounds from the great JJ Johnson – a set that has the trombonist really honing his edge on a host of tight, short tracks – with a vibe that almost recalls his initial bop recordings on Blue Note and Prestige! The style here is a bit more sophisticated – definitely with an ear towards the modern directions that JJ was exploring in the 50s – but the sound is also nicely spontaneous, with more focus on improvisation between group members than larger arrangements – quite nice, given that the group features excellent tenor from Bobby Jaspar on tenor – and either Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones on piano, Percy Heath or Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks are short, and titles include "Overdrive", "Cube Steak", "Chasin The Bird", and "Solar". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye demonstration pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some notes on back.)

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Lee Konitz/Brad Mehldau/Charlie Haden/Paul MotianLive At Birdland ... CD
ECM, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Alto sax and all around jazz legend Lee Konitz playing with a great group of players – drummer Paul Motian, double bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Brad Helhdau – captured live at New York's fabled Birdland, in December of 2009! There's really no need to qualify assessments of Konitz's performance with a note about his age, he simply sounds terrific here on a set that's fairly easygoing in approach, but still quite dexterous! Includes fresh, unique takes on "Loverman", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Solar", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" and "Oleo". CD
(Includes original slipcase. Barcode has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Rolf KuhnStop Time ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1962. Sealed ... $11.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums we've ever heard from German reedman Rolf Kuhn – a set that not only features a fair bit of tunes penned by Horace Silver – but one that also includes lots of sweet Hammond from the great Ingfried Hoffmann! You might know Hoffman from his excellent work with Klaus Doldinger – and famous MPS and soundtrack appearances too – and here on this early date, he's already at the top of his game – a fast, fluid player who may well be the European scene's answer to Jack McDuff! Kuhn really opens up in Hoffmann's company – and swings his clarinet a lot harder than usual – with a style that's much more mod 60s than previous records. The rest of the group features Herman Schoonderwalt on bass and Cees See on drums – and titles include "Sister Sadie", "Mayreh", "Blowing The Blues Away", "Stop Time", "Hippy", "Bemsha Swing", and "Solar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete MagadiniBones Blues ... LP
Sackville, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
A killer from drummer Pete Magadini – an artist we really don't know from many other records, but who really lets tenorist Don Menza shine on this obscure 70s session! Menza's one of those players who really knows how to make the best of a date like this – taking all the tight sense of power he's packed into his horn for larger group, fuller ensemble sessions – and opening up with a richness that really puts him at the top of his league for the time! Most numbers really let Don take the lead right from the start – with the sort of presence that Sonny Stitt might have on a small independent side like this – but the rest of the group gets some good moments in too – including Wray Downes on piano and Dave Young on bass. Titles include "Old Devil Moon", "Solar", "I Remember Clifford", "What A Time We Had", and "Poor Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a sticker spot.)

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MastersoundsBallads & Blues ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Very Good ... $3.99
The Mastersounds seem to take a page from the book of the MJQ – especially with a title like this – but as usual, the end results are a fair bit hipper! The album features the classic lineup with Buddy Montgomery on vibes, Monk Montgomery on electric bass, Richie Crabtree on piano, and Benny Barth on drums – all working through a batch of extremely mellow numbers that put Buddy's vibes right out front, ringing out with a clear, clean sound that cuts through any potential sleepiness. Titles include "Little Stevie", "Solar", "Monk's Ballad", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "One Mint Julep", and "The Champ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a press flaw bump that clicks a bit on "Monk's Ballad".)

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Moebius & PlankRastakraut Pasta ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Tete MontoliuTete ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Bold, beautiful piano work from the mighty Tete Montoliu – working here at the height of his powers, in a killer trio with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Albert Tootie Heath on drums! The record soars right from the start – thanks to a sublime reading of "Giant Steps" that brings in all the sheets of sound that Coltrane intended for the tune, but also a freewheeling, highly punctuated groove that really sets fire to the piano! Other tunes are equally important jazz standards – like "Body & Soul", "Solar", and "Hot House" – all handled with Tete's amazing approach to the keys. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in a black cover, with light wear.)

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✨✧ Proyecto AProyecto A/Proyecto B (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sommor (Spain), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $33.99
Some of the grooviest work we've ever heard from the Spanish scene of the 70s – a record by a group who start out in psych, but also add in a lot of MPS-like touches too – funky elements at the bottom, cool organ lines and jazzy bits on the top, and an overall groove that's much more like some of the best German jazz-rock-psych experiments of the time! Lyrics are all in Spanish, and leap along with the lively instrumentation from the group – and often have a dark vibe that's offset by some of the tenor and trombone in the lineup! The song titles line up like a trip through the solar system – and include "A Marte", "A Neptuno", "A Jupiter", "A Mercurio", "A Saturno", and "A Pluton". Great 2LP package also includes Proyecto B – the never-issued album from 1974, which is even funkier overall – with loads of jazzy flute lines, sweet keyboards, and heavy drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a poster.)

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Sun RaSpace Probe – A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol 1 (includes unissued tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99 16.99
The rare Space Probe sent out to the cosmos by Sun Ra in the mid 70s – with material recorded from the early 60s onward – the heart of it being Sun Ra's first ever recordings on a moog synthesizer in 1969, and it's one heck of a trip! This excellent edition on Art Yard includes the material from the original Saturn release – the epic, nearly 18 minute interstellar trip that is the title track – with Sun Ra crafting hallucinatory moog magic throughout it. He shifts gears on "Earth Primitive Earth" (the complete version), an earlier recording, as much influenced by ancient sounds as futuristic ones, with hand drums for the beat and bass clarinet by John Gilmore. The closing "Conversion Of JP" is the other holdover from the earlier Space Probe LP and it's another gem steeped in primitivism, believed to feature Marshall Allen on flute (sure sounds like him to us). Art Yard includes some really incredible unissued material here from sessions that produced the Secrets Of The Sun and When Sun Comes Out sets – titles including "Solar Symbols II", "Dance Of The Wind", "Recollections Of There" and "Destiny". Other players include James Jacson on log drums, Nimrod Hunt on hand drums and vocalist Thea Barbara. CD

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7th WonderThunder ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good- ... $3.99
Uptempo modern soul, with a tight ensemble vocal style, and the kind of slick funk group that was showing up in the work of groups on Solar at the time – like Lakeside or Shalamar. The group's got a pretty righteous sound in their best moments, which tend to be the mellower tracks on the record – although some of the groovers are pretty good too. Titles include "I Enjoy Ya", "All and All", "Busy Man", "Missin Out", and "Don't Let Me Down So Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, & OthersBird Feathers ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A really great title for this classic late 50s set – as the record showcases a host of young alto players who've all come up in the generation of Charlie Parker – but who are each bringing their own sense of style to the instrument! There's hardly any "bird feathers" here – as the Charlie Parker modes are never used slavishly, but instead as a way to sprout wings and really take off in new direction – a difference that really comes through wonderfully on the tracks that feature two different altoists playing together. Titles include Phil Woods and Gene Quill on alto on "Solar" and "Airegin"; Jackie McLean and John Jenkins on alto on "Bird Feathers"; and Hal McKusick on alto with Billy Byers on trombone and Eddie Costa on piano – on the tracks "Interim", "Don't Worry Bout Me", and "Con Alma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing! Includes insert.)

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Woods EmpireUniversal Love ... LP
Tabu, 1981. Very Good+ ... $29.99
80s grooving from Woods Empire – a short-lived group, but one with a great talent for balancing catchy lyrics and tight grooves with a slightly hipper sensibility! The group's a quintet with Tommy Woods in the lead, supported by his four sisters on vocals – almost a family-style approach, like Debarge, but groovier overall. The backing's very much in the Tabu/Solar mold, with nice jazzy touches from the session players like David T Walker, Paul Jackson Jr, Paulinho da Costa and Don Myrick. We're particularly fond of the smooth jazzed out "Universal Love", with a midtempo stepper's feel, and the set also includes "Sweet Delight", "In Your Ear With It", "Misty Eyes", "Destiny", "In The Night Air", and the killer "Boogie's Gonna Get You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Woods EmpireUniversal Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... About February 17, 2016
80s grooving from Woods Empire – a short-lived group, but one with a great talent for balancing catchy lyrics and tight grooves with a slightly hipper sensibility! The group's a quintet with Tommy Woods in the lead, supported by his four sisters on vocals – almost a family-style approach, like Debarge, but groovier overall. The backing's very much in the Tabu/Solar mold, with nice jazzy touches from the session players like David T Walker, Paul Jackson Jr, Paulinho da Costa and Don Myrick. We're particularly fond of the smooth jazzed out "Universal Love", with a midtempo stepper's feel, and the set also includes "Sweet Delight", "In Your Ear With It", "Misty Eyes", "Destiny", "In The Night Air", "The Boogie's Gonna Get You", and "So Hot". CD features four bonus tracks too – "Love Makes The World Go Round", "Come On Give Me Love", "The Boggie's Gonna Get You (single version)", and "Sweet Delight (special version)". CD
Also available Universal Love ... LP 29.99

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Keith JarrettTribute ... CD
ECM, 1989. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A great early trio moment from Keith Jarrett – a set that steps off some of his previous Standards albums for ECM, but which also has more of a personal flavor as well! The group here is that great combo with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – both really open, fluid players who make the music really sparkle alongside Jarrett's piano – offering up tunes that are mostly standards, but in really unique variations! The album's a tribute to key musical heroes – Lee Konitz, Jim Hall, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, and others – but the overall sound is pure Jarrett all the way through, on titles that include "Lover Man", "Solar", "Sun Prayer", "Little Girl Blue", "U Dance", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", and "All The Things You Are". CD

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✨✧ Joanne Brackeen & Clint HoustonNew True Illusion ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a record from this wonderful pianist – partly because the set only features the bass of Clint Houston for accompaniment, and no other instrumentation at all! Clint's sound is wonderful – full, rich, and extremely rhythmic – so much so, there's no need for drums at all on the record, as Houston blocks things out and paces the record from the strings up – with a commanding majesty that really seems echoed by Brackeen's lines on piano – every bit as lyrical and fluid as ever, but maybe even more powerful too! The whole thing's beautiful – more commanding than you might expect, especially for Brackeen – and titles include "Freedent", "Solar", "New True Illusion", "Steps What Was", and "Search For Peace". CD

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✨✧ BrickBest Of Brick ... CD
Epic, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves. The group has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a bit hit with the kids of their generation, and hip hop sample heads in years to come. This 12 track greatest hits set includes the classic g-funk number "Dusic", plus "Music Magic", "Dazz", "Good High", "Free Happy", "We Don't Wanna Sit Down, We Wanna Get Down", and "Living From The Mind". CD
 
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9th CreationBubble Gum ... CD
Rite Track/Solaris, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the one lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California funk acts of the time – especially Pleasure, who with their sharp sense of a groove are probably the closest comparison to the group's sound. The album is best known for the cut "Bubble Gum" – a great number with lots of jazzy changes, and a modern funky groove that still sounds pretty darn fresh – but the whole album is totally great, and filled with plenty of other songs that have the same feel as the title cut! Tracks include "Sexy Girl", "Quit It", "Falling In Love", "We Need Love", and "Rule Of Mind". CD

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Tony Silvester & The New IngredientMagic Touch ... CD
Mercury/Solaris, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A standout solo album from Tony Silvester of the Main Ingredient – maybe the only record he ever did on his own, but a real classic from the 70s! The album features arrangements by Patrick Adams – of P&P Records fame – and although the production is full and rich, there's a core approach that links the set nicely to the disco underground of the time – particularly the mix of funk and spacey touches that Adams was known for! Tony produced himself, and also arranged in a few spots – and the overall feel is like the best Main Ingredient modes of the sophisticated mid 70s years, taken to even greater fruition. Titles include the excellent groover "Pazuzu" – which we go back to again and again over the years – plus "Tender Side Of Love", "Cosmic Lady", "Keep it Up", "Verry White", and "Magic Touch". CD

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SolarisWaves Of Evernow ... LP
Numero, 2014. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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✨✧ Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden & Jan GarbarekArbour Zena ... LP
ECM, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful large-concept album from Keith Jarrett – one that features his piano, the bass of Charlie Haden, and the tenor and soprano sax of Jan Garbarek as the main solo instruments over larger string orchestrations! There's a sense of excitement to the record right from the start – well, not excitement that you'd get in other jazz-based styles – but kind of a sense of hope, drama, and unfolding that really shades the record nicely – and gives it a different flavor from some of Jarrett's other larger form projects of the time – possibly creating the first really unified, extended musical vision he brought to a record like this in the 70s. Beautiful sounds throughout – with titles that include "Runes", "Solara March", and "Mirrors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/Solaris, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame – and it's got an unusual style that's equally appealing to fans of funk, and fans of clubbier music – lots of tight playing, hard riffing, and longer grooves that soar along with impeccable grace. The whole thing's almost like the classic Wood Brass & Steel album – but with some rougher edges that make it even better! Includes the great tracks "Vine City" and "Messin Around", both of which are very long funk tracks, plus shorter cuts that are just as funky, like "Down Underground", "Freddie's Alive and Well", and "Buttermilk Bottom". Don't pass this up, it's a funky monster classic! This CD version includes a bonus 7-inch edit of "Buttermilk Bottom". CD
Also available Burning Of Atlanta ... LP 64.99

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✨✧ VariousMambo A Paris 1949 to 1953 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful collection of Latin sounds from postwar Paris – music that's every bit as rhythmically intense as its contemporaries in Havana and New York! The groups here are all French – led by Lewis Varona, Sebastien Solari, Ruben Calzado, Benny Bennet, Eddie Warner, and others – but the sounds are strikingly Caribbean – all the jazzy mambo promised in the title, with excellent percussion at the bottom, lively piano in the middle, and really bold horns on the top! And these aren't "fake" pop mambo tracks either, and instead have this sharp quality that makes the music a great discovery alongside the better-known 50s Latin recordings from the other side of the Atlantic. Features a whopping 48 tracks in all – and a 32 page booklet with notes in French and English! CD

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✨✧ Billy CobhamRudiments – The Billy Cobham Anthology ... CD
Atlantic, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Super-heavy spacey fusion from the master of the genre! By the time of these recordings – his classic 70s years at Atlantic – Cobham had emerged as one of the most compelling drummers of his generation, borrowing influences from rock and soul, but never losing sight of his jazzy side, which is more than could be said for other players who attempted to wander down the wayward path of fusion! The set's the kind that should have you grabbing your headphones, heading for the back of your fuzzed-out van, and locking the doors to hide the smoke coming out of your ears! Titles include "Quadrant 4", "Stratus", "Moon Germs", "Total Eclipse", "Shabazz", "Some Skunk Funk", "A Funky Thide Of Sings", "Life & Times", "Hip Pockets", "Earthlings", "Do What Cha Wanna", "Juicy", and "Solarization". CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Edward ArtemievSolaris (suite) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Mirumir/Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing companion to the soundtrack album from the film Solaris – an extended suite of tracks that works in a very similar way – with electronics layered in these beautiful, hypnotic modes – sometimes noisy, sometimes pleasant – always compelling throughout, thanks to the visionary music of Edward Artemiev! This lovely package features a cool gatefold cover, with the images from the Italian poster of the film from the 70s – but the mindblowing music on the record is the real appeal – an extended suite of electronic sounds, in 17 movements! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Creative SourceCreative Source (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sussex/Solaris, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The massive first album from Creative Source – a really unique group who really helped push the ensemble vocal mode forward in the 70s! The mixed male/female lineup recalls similar groups of the late 60s – but Creative Source also have a deeper, hipper style that comes through right away – a good ear for jazz in their phrasing, and an ability to get past any of the hoke of more sing-song gal/guy groups. The tunes are very progressive, and the album features sublime arrangements from Skip Scarborough – who's working here in a wonderful realization of the style he'd work later for so many other artists. The group does a classic rendition of Scarborough's "You Can't Hide Love", which was a hit for Earth Wind & Fire, plus nice covers of two tracks by Sussex labelmate Bill Withers – "Who Is He & What Is He To You" and "Let Me In Your Life". Also includes the group's own "Oh Love", which is a nice groover – plus "Magic Carpet Ride", "Wildflower", and "Lovesville". CD also includes 5 bonus cuts, with some of their best titles, like "Corazon", "Pass The Feeling On", "I'd Find You Anywhere", and "I Want Ya (Loving Me)". CD

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✨✧ Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden & Jan GarbarekArbour Zena (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful large-concept album from Keith Jarrett – one that features his piano, the bass of Charlie Haden, and the tenor and soprano sax of Jan Garbarek as the main solo instruments over larger string orchestrations! There's a sense of excitement to the record right from the start – well, not excitement that you'd get in other jazz-based styles – but kind of a sense of hope, drama, and unfolding that really shades the record nicely – and gives it a different flavor from some of Jarrett's other larger form projects of the time – possibly creating the first really unified, extended musical vision he brought to a record like this in the 70s. Beautiful sounds throughout – with titles that include "Runes", "Solara March", and "Mirrors". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlue Album ... CD
Source/Solaris, 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly great post-Philly International work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – recorded at a time when the group had actually let a female singer into their ranks! Sharon Paige is the lady here – and she creates a nice sense of interplay with the male singers in the group – that sort of back and forth that you might find in some of Al Hudson's work with One Way, or in a variety of other funky club acts who were rising in the mainstream at the time. Harold Melvin produced, and there's some definite late Philly moments in the tracks "Prayin" and "Baby I'm Back" – but the greatest charm of the album possibly comes from tracks that change things up a bit, including "I Should Be Your Lover", "Tonight's The Night", and "Your Love Is Taking Me On A Journey". CD
Also available Blue Album ... LP 6.99
 
 
 



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