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✨✧ Ruben Blades Y Seis Del SolarBuscando America ... LP
Elektra, 1984. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light waviness.)

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Alpha Blondy & The Solar SystemElohim ... CD
Shanachie/EMI, 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sun Ra & His Solar ArkestraI Roam The Cosmos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Art Yard (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic material from Sun Ra – a never-heard 1972 performance at Slugs, and one that captures the group at their most spiritual point! The core of the set is the track "I Roam The Cosmos" – one of the more obscure Ra compositions, and a title that appears here for the first time on any record – folded together with bits of "Astro Black" and "Discipline 27 II" – in a wonderfully extended single musical performance – stretching for 51 minutes long, and filled with righteous vocal moments alongside some great solos too! The groove is great – kind of a slow dipping and turning rhythm – showcasing recitations by June Tyson and Sun Ra – with lots of room for soulful work from Marshall Allen on flute and alto, Danny Davis on alto, John Gilmore on tenor, Kwame Hadi and Akh Tal Ebah on trumpets, and Danny Ray Thompson on baritone – plus lots of drums and percussion. Really beautiful stuff – as deeply spiritual as the best of the Impulse Records artists, circa 1972 – and appearing here for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Roam The Cosmos (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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✨✧ Sun Ra & His Solar ArkestraI Roam The Cosmos (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Art Yard/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $28.99
Fantastic material from Sun Ra – a never-heard 1972 performance at Slugs, and one that captures the group at their most spiritual point! The core of the set is the track "I Roam The Cosmos" – one of the more obscure Ra compositions, and a title that appears here for the first time on any record – folded together with bits of "Astro Black" and "Discipline 27 II" – in a wonderfully extended single musical performance – stretching for 51 minutes long, and filled with righteous vocal moments alongside some great solos too! The groove is great – kind of a slow dipping and turning rhythm – showcasing recitations by June Tyson and Sun Ra – with lots of room for soulful work from Marshall Allen on flute and alto, Danny Davis on alto, John Gilmore on tenor, Kwame Hadi and Akh Tal Ebah on trumpets, and Danny Ray Thompson on baritone – plus lots of drums and percussion. Really beautiful stuff – as deeply spiritual as the best of the Impulse Records artists, circa 1972 – and appearing here for the first time ever! CD
Also available I Roam The Cosmos (180 gram pressing) ... LP

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Solar ShieldReesis/Beeturia ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99
"Reesis" is a sweet bit of instrumental electro funk from Solar Shield – almost a small combo version of an 80s track by Zapp – but retooled for a funky 45 sort of sound! Keyboards are great – and really take off on "Beeturia" – a tune with an equally 80s sort of groove, but a bit more of an instrumental solo over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to just 300 copies!)

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✨✧ Alpha Blondy & The Solar SystemYitzhak Rabin ... CD
Tuff Gong, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jyve VSolar ... CD
EMI, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bingo Miki & The Inner Galaxy Orchestra Of AmericaMystic Solar Dance ... LP
Kitty (Japan), 1981. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Bingo Miki leads an American-staffed version of his Inner Galaxy Orchestra through a set of his own compositions – with players who include Eric Marienthal on flute, alto, and soprano – plus Chester Thompson on drums, Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes, and Walter Fowler on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Very dark stuff from Sun Ra – one of his records that received wider circulation than most of the Saturn releases of the 70s, and a set that maintains a pretty sharp edge overall! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really eerie tones – and other players include Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Akh Tal Ebah on space dimension mellophone, Ali Hassan on trombone, Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, and Pat Patrick on baritone – and the whole group vocalizes at points, joined by other singers who include June Tyson and Art Jenkins. Recorded at the Sun studios in New York in 1970, the album features a number of shorter tracks like "Spectrum", "The Satellites Are Spinning", "Seen III, Took 4", "Adventures Of Bugs Hunter", and the longer tracks "Legend" and "The Realm Of Lightning". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSolar Power – New Sounds In Seattle Hip Hop ... LP
Crane City, 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
A nice primer on the underground hip hop scene in Seattle, circa the post-millennium teens! Solar Power doesn't really set out to round up a succinct snapshot of a particular Seattle style and sound, so much showcase how diverse and distinctive the voices and producers in the city are. Compiled by local scene chronicler Gary Campbell with some nice, kind of old school style back cover notes by Jonathan Zwickel, this compilation has the potential to survive as a pretty vital time capsule of this era in Seattle hip hop history. It's a lot more gender inclusive than many compilations, too, showing that it isn't just a boy's club – and tracks includes "Dodo Call" by DoNormaal, "Hugo Stiglitz" by Remember Face feat Eff Is H, "Tried It" by Stas Thee Boss, "Expectations" by JusMoni, "Know Better" by New Track City, "Stop Calling My Phone" by Taylar Elizza Beth, "Show You Right" by Gifted Gab, "Buttered Flies" by Astro King Phoenix, "Front Steps" by Raven Matthews, "Paint" By Sendai Era and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderSolar Heat ... LP
Skye, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Cal Tjader's best albums ever – and a sweetly electric side that features Joao Donato on organ and Gary McFarland on vibes! The record is a brilliant extension of Cal's styles at Verve – a bit of Latin, a bit of jazz, with some easily grooving numbers that have just the right dose of funk! Donato's organ sounds especially great, and there's also some added electric piano and electric harpsichord on the record, which expands the electricity even more – and gives the whole thing a really groovy sound! Loads of great numbers – including "Mambo Sangria", "Fried Bananas", "Solar Heat", "Ode to Billy Joe", and Donato's great "Amazonas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Binary StarSolar Powered (voc, inst)/Masters Of The Universe (voc, inst)/One Man Army (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Subterraneous, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisSolar Wind ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Used ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Misha Panfilov Sound ComboYou Got It Right/Solar Blast ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
This sweet sound combo has definitely got it right – as they've cooked up a very sharp, tight, funky groove for this excellent single – a style that really lives up to the image on the cover! The music's got a mod romping approach to funk – organ swirls over the funky drums, a changed chorus by the group, and a very soulful sax solo in the middle! "Solar Blast" has these fast-riffing guitar bits alongside nicely heavy drums – and a sweet flute solo in the middle that really takes off into space! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The 2nd volume of the Solar-Myth sessions! Recorded in New York in 1970, with an Arkestra that includes Kwame Hadi, Ali Hassan, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, and Clifford Jarvis – and instrumentation that includes moog, space dimension mellophone, ancient Egyptian Infinity drum, and lots of other weird percussion instruments. Longer titles are "The Utter Nots", "Scene 1, Take 1", and "Strange Worlds", and the whole thing's packaged in a glossy gatefold cover, with good photos of the band, and a good cover shot of Ra wearing cool goofy glasses! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ CollageDo You Like Our Music? ... LP
Solar, 1981. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the less-remembered acts of the Solar Records empire of the late 70s/early 80s – but a great one! Collage had a strong modern soul groove – taken especially well at midtempo, which is where the band really hit their stride. This album's produced by The Whispers – and in a way, it's actually stronger than most of The Whispers' own work at the time. Plenty of nice moments, including "When You Smile", "Special Occasion", "Do You Like Our Music?", and their cover of "Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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DynastySecond Adventure ... LP
Solar, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Titles include "Give It Up For Love", "Love In The Fast Lane", "Revenge", "Here I Am", "A Man In Love", and "You're My Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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KlymaxxGirls Will Be Girls ... LP
Solar, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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KlymaxxNever Underestimate The Power Of A Woman (mono, stereo) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1981. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Carrie LucasPortrait Of Carrie ... LP
Solar, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Smooth disco grooving from Carrie Lucas – surprisingly soulful stuff, and handled with some wonderfully tight production by Dick Griffey, the genius behind the sound of Solar at the end of the 70s! Carrie's really moving past the cliches of earlier work here – stepping into a solid blend of pop, soul, and club. Titles include "Keep Smilin", "It's Not What You Got", "Lovin Is On My Mind", and "Use It Or Lose It" – plus "Just A Memory", which is a duet with the Whispers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Bob MarleyClassics Collection (2 CD set) ... CD
Solar, Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase. Out of print.)

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Midnight StarVictory ... LP
Solar, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Includes "Victory", Move Me", "Hot Spot", "You Can't Stop Me", "Be With You", and "Love Is Alive". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ ShalamarFriends ... LP
Solar, 1982. Sealed Gatefold ... $6.99
A key album in the legendary 80s run of Shalamar – and a set that gets a tremendous amount out of a very stripped-down sound! The sound of Shalamar builds from a bit of bass, some snapping drums, waves of keyboards, and especially great vocals – warm and sweet, but never too commercial – despite the hit status of an album like this. If anything, the group have a style that's a bit more relaxed and personal than some of their contemporaries on the Solar Records scene at the time – one that matches the friendly title, and unassuming cover image of the set. Titles include "A Night To Remember", "Playing To Win", "Friends", "On Top Of The World", "Help Me", "There It Is", "I Can Make You Feel Good", and "I Don't Wanna Be The Last To Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdComplete Live At The Olympia 1958 ... CD
Solar, 1958. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Midnight StarHeadlines (vocal, vocal/extended mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Midnight StarMidnight Star (1988) ... LP
Solar, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Request Line", "Love Song", "Snake In The Grass", "Don't Rock The Boat", "Heartbeat", and "I Don't Wanna Be Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Midnight Star feat Ecstacy Of WhodiniDon't Rock The Boat (ext, Bass-A-Pella, Radio, Dub) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Solar sleeve.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganConcert Jazz Band At Newport 1960 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Solar (Spain), 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ WhispersWhisper In Your Ear ... LP
Solar, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has a light stain on one corner.)

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✨✧ WhispersWhispers (1979) ... LP
Solar, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums by The Whispers – a later gem with some really great songs, and a sound that shows the group strongly moving into hit territory! In some way, the album's almost a return to the mellow harmony soul of the group's roots – slowing down the pace from the disco years to craft some extremely great ballads and midtempo numbers. There's still a bunch of great club tracks too – like the classic "And The Beat Goes On" – but in a way, our favorite tracks are the mellower ones, like "Lady", "I Love You", and the sublime, "A Song For Donny", a tribute to the late Donny Hathaway, written around the music of his classic "This Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DeeleMaterial Things ... LP
Solar, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)

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✨✧ WhispersAnd The Beat Goes On/Can You Do The Boogie ... 12-inch
Solar, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Probably one of the biggest dancefloor tracks from The Whispers – "And The Beat Goes On" has the group grooving to a sweet modern sound with a sweet LA soul sound. The cut's a real stormer, with a hook that just won't quit, and it was proof that the group were ready to keep on growing into the 80s. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ LakesideGalactic Grooves – The Best Of Lakeside ... CD
Solar, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Alpha BlondyCocody Rock ... CD
VP/Shanachie, 1984. Used ... $7.99
Essential Afro reggaefrom Ivory Coast pioneer great Alpha Blondy – 1984's standard bearing Cocody Rock! The title track and defining anthem "Cocody Rock" was cut at Tuff Gong and sort of paved the way for African reggae to come. A number of the tracks feature backing by the group Solar System and the whole thing is great. Titles include "Cocody Rock", "Tere", "Super Powers", "Interplanetary Revolution", "Fangandan Kameleba", Bory Samory" and dub versions of "Cocody Rock" and "Tere". CD
(Out of print.)

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Break ReformNew Perspectives – A Collection Of Remixes & Unreleased Tracks ... LP
Abstract Blue (UK), 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
Laidback and jazzy wonderfulness – a full album's worth of rare tracks and remixes from the mighty Break Reform! The album pushes the group's already-great groove with a perfect smattering of extra touches – taking their cool breezy keyboards and spacey beats, and working them into a range of grooves that's even more compelling! Plus, the set also features some unreleased tracks that are totally great – every bit as excellent as work from the group's full studio LP – and which add a nice extra level of polish to this great set. Titles include "Ghosts", "Freefall", "Metropolis (Unknown Quantity mix)", "When It Came (Nwachukwu rmx)", "Perfect Season (Break Reform rmx)", "Medusa (Dynamic Syncopation rmx)", "Freefall (Version 2 – bonus mix)", "Metropolis (Solar Apple Quarktette Suadade London Bossa mix)", "What Do You Do (Kamara rmx)", "Lady Sings (D'Nell rmx)", and "Mercy (Ol English rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(#112.)

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Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' (2LP 180 gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Prestige/Analogue Productions, 1954. Near Mint- 2LP ... $68.99
As classic an early album by Miles Davis as you can find – truly filled with the "all star" players billed in the title, and a session that has the sharpness of Davis' bop work for Blue Note, yet also lets him stretch out in a slightly more relaxed format! The album features Miles trumpet with 2 different groups – one a sextet with Horace Silver, JJ Johnson, and Lucky Thompson; the other a quintet with Silver and the obscure altoist Davey Schildkraut! Tracks are long, with lots of solo room – and titles include his classic takes on "Walkin", "Blue N Boogie", and "Solar" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing! Out of print.)

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Klaus DoldingerDig Doldinger ... LP
Philips, 1963. Very Good ... $3.99
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
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides.)

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Paolo Fresu3 Essential Albums (Kosmopolites/Things/Stanley Music) (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Italy), 2005/2006/2007. New Copy ... $9.99
Three albums from this hip Italian trumpeter – packaged together in a nicely priced set! First up is Kosmopolites – beautifully moody work from the quintet of trumpeter Paolo Fresu – based around a set of compositions by the group's pianist, Roberto Cipelli! There's an airy, contemplative style here that shows the strong trumpet legacy left by Chet Baker upon the Italian scene – but the overall tone is also touches with a sense of warmth and color that's clearly Fresu's own, and which is helped tremendously by the soprano and tenor work of Tino Tracanna. The set features 15 beautiful original tunes by Cipelli – and titles include "Visions", "Echoes 1", "The Ride", "Variazione 12", "The Silent Trade", "In Viaggio", "Spazi Provvisori 1", and "Hush Please". This is a collaboration with pianist Uri Caine – a beautiful little set that gives us a chance to hear both players in an unusual setting! The album features Fresu's trumpet and Caine's keyboards – duetting without any other instrumentation, in a spare style that benefits both from the inherent lyricism of Paolo's playing, and the more rhythmic construction if Uri's grooves! Caine plays acosutic piano and Fender Rhodes – and Paolo plays trumpet and flugelhorn, sometimes with just a bit of effects – although overall, the album's got a straight sound that's really great, but with some of the odd twists and turns you might find on a trio session from Caine. Titles include "Frammento Impavido", "Si Dolce Il Tormento", "I Loves You Porgy", "Cheney's Dick", "Sonia Said", "Solar", "Fellini", "Uarca Lucente", and "Fishermen Strawberries & Devil Crab". Stanley Music is one of the most electric sessions we've ever heard from Paolo Fresu – a set that not only has his own trumpet and flugelhorn worked with some effects from time to time, but one that also features lots of additional electric shadings from guitarist Bebo Ferra! Both players are credited with "multieffects" on their instruments, which you can definitely hear on the record – used in some ways that are maybe a few mellower steps back from Miles Davis electric territory of the 70s – not as far-out or noisy, although sometimes with bolder tones than we might usually hear from Fresu. The rest of the group features Paolino Dalla Porta on bass and Stefano Bagnoli on drums – and titles are mostly original, and include "Dou Dou", "Another Road To Timbuctu", "Il Diavolo E L'Acquasanta", "Quache Anno Dopo", and "Giovedi". CD

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Cameron GravesPlanetary Prince ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
A fantastic debut as a leader from pianist Cameron Graves – an artist you might know from Kamasi Washington's album The Epic – and an even more tremendous talent when he gets his own chance to shine in the spotlight! Graves has a very bold, righteous vision here – a mode that's in the same California Get Down spirit as Washington's music, but with more focus on the structures built up by the piano – almost a post-modal approach, with soaring spiritual currents – served up not just by Graves on the keys, but also by Kamasi Washington on tenor, Philip Dizack on trumpet, and Ryan Porter on trombone! The three horns have a way of wrapping together as a core, then soaring to the skies – while Graves pumps up the movement with a great deal of energy, and the soloists break off on their own. The group also features bass from Thundercat on two tracks, and Hadrien Faraud on the rest – plus drums from Ronald Bruner. Graves produced – which gives the record a very different feel than other Mack Avenue releases – and titles include "Isle Of Love", "The Lucifer Rebellion", "El Diablo", "Adam & Eve", "Planetary Prince", "The End Of Corporatism", and "Satania Our Solar System". CD

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Hampshire & FoatGalaxies Like Grains Of Sand ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
Spacey sounds from the dream team of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat – a set that feels a bit like music that Foat previously recorded under his own name, but which also has a more spiritual sound overall! Hampshire plays guitar and auto harp, and Foat plays Fender Rhodes, vibes, and other keyboards – but those instruments are just part of the sound here – as there's also some added strings, tenor, and other elements from time to time – inflecting the music with a visionary quality that reminds us of some of the more freethinking records coming out in the early 70s – especially the kind of small label sets that were years ahead of their time, and only finally getting their due all these many years later. The presentation of the package echoes the style of older Michael Garrick material on the UK Argo Records – and there's definitely a depth here to live up to that spirit, but also a warmer vibe overall. Titles include "How The Nights Can Fly", "Lullaby", "The Solar Winds", "A Long Way Home", and "All Washed Up". CD

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Slide HamptonRoots ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1985. Used ... $14.99
An overlooked killer from Slide Hampton – an 80s date with long tracks and plenty of soul – and one of Hampton's few small combo sets of the time! The lineup is impeccable – with Clifford Jordan on tenor, Cedar Walton on piano, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Titles include "Roots", "Maple Street", "Solar", and "Precipice". CD
Also available Roots ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Slide HamptonRoots ... LP
Criss Cross (Holland), 1985. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An overlooked killer from Slide Hampton – an 80s date with long tracks and plenty of soul – and one of Hampton's few small combo sets of the time! The lineup is impeccable – with Clifford Jordan on tenor, Cedar Walton on piano, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Titles include "Roots", "Maple Street", "Solar", and "Precipice". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Roots ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Keith Jarrett TrioSomewhere ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2013. Used ... $6.99
Exactly the sort of recording to remind us why the Keith Jarrett Trio has been such an important force in jazz during the past few decades – a popular group, yet one that still retains all its heart and edge as well! The lineup is way more than the piano of the leader – as bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette each provide a crucial third of the group's energy – and, if anything, their presence really helps give a focus to Jarrett's always-inventive sounds on piano – still able to fly as freely as on his own solo recordings, but in different shapes, tones, and rhythmic pulses – an approach that's often especially illuminating when the trio takes on standards. The tracks here are mostly in that mode, but handled in very fresh ways – and the set was recorded live in Luzern, with tracks that include "Deep Space", "Solar", "I Thought About You", "Somewhere", "Everywhere Tonight", and "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea". 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 pressing with a deep groove.)

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K BytesI Adore Commodore – Computer Music Flash ... LP
Mondo Groove (Italy), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A naked guy, holding a Commodore computer – a image that gives you a very good idea of what to expect here! The songs are all instrumentals, made on the Commdore at a time when that computer was one of the hottest things going – and they're all sexy, slinky numbers that move between electro groove styles – sometimes with a bit of soundtrack drama, sometimes with more of a funky flair! Titles include "Omega Race", "Jupiter Lander", "Space Invaders", "Le Mans", "Solar Fox", "Sargon Chess", "Depth Charge", and "Blue Print". LP, Vinyl record album

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MandreMandre ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good ... $9.99
A classic set of spacey club from Mandre – aka Andre Lewis – an artist we'd place right up there with some of the best cosmic sounds from Dexter Wansel at the time, and maybe even some of the more space-bound club artists of the European scene as well! The album's got some wonderful keyboards throughout – heard in a mostly instrumental mode on side one, save for a great track that includes vocals from Maxayn – and as the set rolls along, things get more confident, more groove-oriented, and pick up some bassier rhythms that fit in wonderfully with Mandre's overall conception! The album's got a fuzzy, trippy sound you'd hardly expect from late 70s Motown – and the whole thing's been an underground club classic for years – with cuts that include the sublime "Solar Flight (Opus I)" and "Third World Calling (Opus II)", plus "Keep Tryin", "Masked Music Man", "Wonder What I'd Do", "Money", "Dirty Love", and "Masked Marauder". LP, Vinyl record album

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Luca MannutzaRemembering ... CD
Rearward (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
Great work from a jazz quintet who really knows how to make things soar – a group that's led by pianist Luca Mannutza, who we've really loved on previous records – and who seems to hit new heights with this album! The group have a very round, rolling sound – one that fuses Mannutza's piano with the alto of Paolo Recchia and guitar of Enrico Bracco, in these swirling lines that are pushed along by tremendous work on bass by Luca Bulgarelli, whose warmth really makes the music shine. The elements are familiar, but the way they fuse together is very unique – on titles that include "Blake Runner", "Dedalo", "Circles", "Silent Prayer", "Solar", "Vortex", and "Gira Mondo Gira". CD

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Ray MantillaHigh Voltage ... CD
Savant, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
For decades now, Ray Mantilla's been one of the few cats who can effortlessly fuse together Latin rhythms and jazz – creating the kind of music that's completely satisfying to fans of both styles, but all without ever resorting to any sort of easy cliches or overdone modes! Mantilla's the kind of leader who can let the players really do their thing, while still hanging together as a tightly rhythmic unit – driven on by his percussion as well as his direction – with a lineup that features Guido Gonzalez on trumpet, Jorge Castro on baritone and flute, Ivan Renta on soprano and tenor, Edy Martiez on Fender Rhodes and piano, Chuco Martinez on bass, and Diego Lopez on drums. The set also features great guest vibes from Mike Freeman on two tracks – and the whole thing's got a rock-solid, all-jazz vibe that soars out on tunes that include "Solar", "Ramona", "Exit 45", "The Gypsy", "Midnite Jazz Affair", "Comin Home Baby", "Cedar's Blues", and "Third Plane". CD

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Ray ManzarekGolden Scarab ... CD
Mercury, 1974. Used ... $6.99
Really adventurous early solo work from Ray Manzarek – bursting with creativity and a world of ideas on The Golden Scarab! Lots of oddball instrumentation, particularly in the percussion – with bongo, wood block, congtas, tuned cowbell, whistles, cabassa and quica – plus Ray working with an array of keys – organ, piano and synths. There's bits of jazz rock and influences from Latin grooves and more otherworldly wierdness, but they still find an accessible groove throughout. Includes "He Can't Play Today", "Solar Boat", "Downbound Train", "The Golden Scarab", "The Purpose Of Existence Is?", "The Moorish Idol" and "Oh Thou Nectar Filled Form, Or A Little Fart". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dado Moroni/Eddie Gomez/Joe LaBarberaKind Of Bill – Live At Casino Di San Remo ... CD
BFM Jazz, 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The album's maybe more than just "kind of Bill" – Bill Evans, that is – as pianist Dado Moroni plays here with old Evans trio members Eddie Gomez on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums! Both Gomez and LaBarbera alone would be a delight – and neither have lost the genius of their younger years with Evans – but Dado's piano really brings the whole thing together, and has this pointed, sparkling tone that's nicely different from older Bill Evans modes – but still respects his sense of space and timing. Titles include some key numbers from the older Evans songbook, plus originals by all three trio members – with tracks that include "Forever", "Two Lonely People", "Kind Of Bill", "Funkallero", "Solar", "First Smile", and "My Foolish Heart". CD

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Milton NascimentoMilton Nascimento Ao Vivo ... LP
Barclay/Nascimento (Brazil), 1983. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
Live set recorded in 1983, with large arrangements by Wagner Tiso that feature a string section behind a smaller rock group that includes Tiso, Robertinho Silva, and Helio Delmiro. Milton plays guitar, and his voice is still in fine form. Gal Costa sings a tiny bit – and the record includes "Para Lennon E McCartney", "Maria Maria", "Brasil", "Solar", and "Paisagem Na Janela". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Bill O'Connell/Nico Catacchio/Alessandro NapolitanThree Of Us (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
You might recognize pianist Bill O'Connell from some of his bigger label recordings in recent years – but this set's a very special one, recorded for the excellent Albore label, and done in Italy – with a vibe that's maybe more lyrically flowing than we're used to hearing from Bill! The group's a trio – with Nico Catacchio on bass and Alessandro Napolitano on drums – both players who revel in that loose swing that we've always loved from the European scene. Bill's hands on the piano are breathtaking – wide in their scope, and very deft – but never overstating their strengths, and instead just wonderfully working their way through this larger sonic flow. The set includes the original tunes "Lost In Taranto" and "Piccolo Porticciolo" – plus "Estate", "Solar", "Blue In Green", and "Love For Sale". CD

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Sun RaAtlantis (Impulse pressing) ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $59.99
An incredible record from Sun Ra! The session was recorded in New York in the late 60s – and it features Ra playing the "solar sound instrument", which is actually a modified Hohner Clavinet, used here with some really spooky sounds! The setting of the album is spare and moody – with Ra striking out first on the "solar sound instrument" – laying down a groove that's filled in by John Gilmore on tenor, plus additional percussion by Robert Barry (who plays a bit of the "lightning drum"), Clifford Jarvis, Marshall Allen, and Pat Patrick. Titles include "Mu", "Lemuria", "Atlantis", "Bimini", and "Yucatan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light smudge at the opening & a small cutout hole.)
 
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Edward ArtemievSolaris (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Mirumir (Russia), 1972. Near Mint- (reissue)... $24.99
An amazing electronic score – put together for an equally amazing film – Edward Artemiev's wonderful music for Andre Tarkovsky's Solaris – sounds that are as riveting as the images on the screen! Artemiev beautifully blends analogue keyboard lines with strings, sometimes creating waves of melodic joy, sometimes shifting into much darker, more abstract passages – but all always at a level that really goes past the usual electronics of the time! There's a visionary feel to the music that makes the album completely sublime – and titles include "Ocean", "Dream", "Station", "Disease", and "Return". LP, Vinyl record album

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MorphogenesisSolarisation ... CD
Streamline (Germany), 1994. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Creative SourceCreative Source (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sussex/Solaris, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
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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✨✧ VariousGreat Fantasy Film Music ... LP
Poo, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A slightly unofficial collection – but one that features great tracks from Time Machine, Dunwich Horror, Solaris, Daughters Of Darkness, Varan The Unbelievable, The Witches, Son Of Blob, Scars Of Dracula, Snow Devils, Message From Space, and Children Of The Damned! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some fraying on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Richard Dimples FieldsDimples ... CD
Boardwalk/Solaris, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A surprise hit for Richard Dimples Fields – and one of those albums that seems to turn up in just about every collection of records from the 80s! Although Fields first got his start turning out self-produced soul albums, and you'd expect him to sound a lot slicker here, recording for MCA's Boardwalk imprint, the record's still got a nice down-home feel that almost makes it feel like an indie soul record, despite the fact that Richard is going for a smooth modern sound on most cuts. Our standout favorite is the classic "She's Got Papers On Me", Richard's entry into the Barbara Mason/Shirley Brown song cycle ("you got my man", "he's your man, but he's my lover", etc) – one that takes the view of the man, but which has a sassy female monologue coming in at the end, telling him off! Other tracks include "I Like Your Lovin", "Let Me Take You In My Arms Tonight", "Let The Lady Dance", "In The Still Of the Night", "I've Got To Learn To Say No", and "Don't Ever Take Your Love". CD

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✨✧ Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/Solaris, 1973. New Copy ... 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 9.99

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✨✧ Tony Silvester & The New IngredientMagic Touch ... CD
Mercury/Solaris, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ TeiscoMusiche De Teisco ... CD
Dual Planet (Australia), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool electronic sound library work – heavy on moog and guitar with effects – and spinning out at a level that reminds us a lot of the coolest spacey electronics from the French scene of the 70s! The tunes are all put together by Teisco, from instrumentation that's relatively spare, but nicely processed to create this full, fluttering quality that we really love – almost as if the instruments are going through a vocoder, which is used a few times on the record for voice. There's a nicely "squishy" quality to the music, even when there's a nice groove going on – and titles include "Sfida Sul Mare", "Vaticano", "Raggi Solari", "Lamentazione", and "Industria Meridionale". CD

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✨✧ TeiscoMusiche De Teisco (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dual Planet (Australia), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Very cool electronic sound library work – heavy on moog and guitar with effects – and spinning out at a level that reminds us a lot of the coolest spacey electronics from the French scene of the 70s! The tunes are all put together by Teisco, from instrumentation that's relatively spare, but nicely processed to create this full, fluttering quality that we really love – almost as if the instruments are going through a vocoder, which is used a few times on the record for voice. There's a nicely "squishy" quality to the music, even when there's a nice groove going on – and titles include "Sfida Sul Mare", "Vaticano", "Raggi Solari", "Lamentazione", and "Industria Meridionale". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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