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Ruben Blades Y Son Del SolarAntecedente ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and factory stickers.)

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Alpha Blondy & The Solar SystemElohim ... CD
Shanachie/EMI, 1999. Used ... $0.99
... 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 ... $26.99
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! 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 26.99

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Solar PlexusVoices ... LP
Evidence Music International, 1976. Sealed ... $38.99
Very cool LP by this obscure fusiony group from the San Francisco scene of the 70s. This is their 2nd LP, and it's a beautiful mix of long long jazzy grooves, driven by flowing warm basslines, and underpinned by lots of nice percussion. The tracks were all written by Randy Masters, who plays trumpet and percussion with the group, and other instrumentation includes reeds, guitar, and keyboards – plus this weird vocal choir who give sort of a "heavenly" vibe to the music in parts. We can't describe this one adequately, but it's a beautiful blend of world rhythms, jazzy riffs, and soaring spiritual grooves. Side 2 is one long track entitled "Terremolinos", and side 1 includes the long groover "Children of Bahia". Very nice, and very 70's west coast jazzy! LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Travis BiggsSolar Funk ... LP
Source, 1979. Very Good ... $24.99
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 ring & edge wear, a lightly bent corner, and promo stamp.)

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Jyve VSolar ... CD
EMI, 2001. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sven LibaekSolar Flares ... LP
Peer/Votary (Australia), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Sublime sound library work from mid 70s Australia – one of the greatest records ever from soundtrack genius Sven Libaek, done in collaboration with a host of the greatest Aussie jazz players of the time! The groove here is laidback, but funky – almost dreamy at times, in the manner of a sweet Italian soundtrack – but also with a flowing groove that seems to draw both from bossa nova and west coast jazz of previous years, yet turn these influences into a whole new sound entirely. Most of the tunes are small combo, and feature reeds from Don Burrows and Erroll Buddle, guitar from George Golla, and vibes from the amazing John Sangster – all wrapped up by Sven with an approach that's almost effortless at times – never too forced, nor too slick – and a fair bit different than music of this type coming from other hemispheres in the 70s! Titles include "Solar Flares", "Stella Maris", "Lift Off", "Destination Omega 3", "Space Walk", "Meteoric Rain", "Quasars", "No Flowers On Venus", and "In Nebular Orbit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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Bingo Miki & The Inner Galaxy Orchestra Of AmericaMystic Solar Dance ... LP
Kitty (Japan), 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Paul YoungquistPure Solar World – Sun Ra & The Birth Of Afrofuturism (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Texas Press, 2016. New Copy ... $22.99 27.95
A great book that looks not just at the music of Sun Ra, but also the theory behind it – the special take on reality, and interstellar philosophy that made Ra as important a thinker as he was a musician! The music is approached from a theoretical framework that's extremely illuminating – especially if you only know some of the Arkestra records at face value, and not in the larger context of Sun Ra's ideas – and the author includes plenty of history to illuminate the ideas, but in ways that are nicely different than some of the previous books on the subject. The whole thing is a really great look at the transformative power of the music of Ra – that quality that's always made him far more than just another avant jazz musician, and instead a figure of inspiration and social change to decades of listeners who have followed his sound. Very well researched, with copious notes – 346 pages, hardcover. Book

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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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✨✧ Ramsey LewisSolar Wind ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 1(LP style sleeve) ... CD
Actuel/Sunspots (Italy), 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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BabyfaceLovers (balloon cover) ... LP
Solar, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The beginning of an empire! This was the first solo album cut by the now-famous Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds – cut after years of work in the music business that included stints in the groups Manchild and The Deele, and lots of production work for other LA soul acts. The record's kind of a rougher version of the modern R&B style that you'll know from Babyface's big hits of the early 90s – more in the style of some of the Solar Records acts of the early 80s, and some of the other big keyboard/bass pedal bands on the market at the time. The real contribution, though, is Kenny's ability to infuse the whole thing with soul – taking these tinny little tracks and making them come out kind of sweet, not only through his famous production, but through his faltering vocal style, which is about the most honest-sounding aspect of the record. Titles include "Lovers", "Marry Mack", "If We Try", "Take Your Time", and a cover of "You Make Me Feel Brand New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of marker on back.)

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✨✧ KlymaxxGirls Will Be Girls ... LP
Solar, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob MarleyClassics Collection (2 CD set) ... CD
Solar, Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Art FarmerGerry Mulligan & Art Farmer Quartet In Stockholm & Hollywood 1959 ... CD
Solar, 1959. Used ... $11.99
... CD

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✨✧ WhispersRock Steady (voc, inst)/Are You Going My Way ... 12-inch
Solar, 1987. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Solar sleeve.)

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✨✧ BabyfaceTender Lover ... LP
Solar, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CollageDo You Like Our Music? ... LP
Solar, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ BabyfaceIt's No Crime (ij extended mix, single mix, extended radio mix, cussapella, inst) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ BabyfaceWhip Appeal (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ WhispersHappy Holidays To You ... LP
Solar, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soul Christmas albums of the 70s – a warm and smooth set by The Whispers, done in a style that's actually better than most of their hit work of the time! The style here is really great – and takes us back to the best Whispers mellow soul of the end of the 70s, before the production got too slick, and the lyrics a bit too lost. The set's got some nice original material – like "Funky Christmas" and "This Time Of Year" – plus great versions of Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas, and "Happy Holidays", "White Christmas", and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
 
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✨✧ VariousSoul Survivors – A Dance, Disco, Boogie Jazz, & Fusion Selection ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful title for this excellent little collection – as the package is overflowing with tremendous work from artists who've really held onto their soulful strengths over the years! Some of the artists are older ones, others are part of the Neo Soul underground of the past decade or two – and together, the tracks are united in a wonderfully positive, wonderfully upbeat groove – of the sort that reminds us why we love soul music in the first place! Titles include "When You Feel What Love Has" by Lenny Fontana with D-Train, "Get Your Head Out The Phone (funky dance mix)" by Bill Curtis & Friends with The Fatback Band, "Whatever It Takes" by Angela Johnson, "Open Sesame" by Beggar & Co, "Don't Hide Your Wings" by Eric Roberson, "Ordinary Day (Scratch Professor retwist" by Omar, "In The Open Space" by Vladimir Cetkar, "Beta Waves" by Nu-Era, "Round & Round (old school mix)" by The Pasadenas, "Don't Go (Shane D's solar club mix)" by DJ Skip with Shalamar, "Heaven (Frankie Valentine rmx)" by MODE with Leroy Burgess, and "Show Me Love (Yam Who rework)" by Incognito with Carleen Anderson. CD

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Alpha BlondyCocody Rock ... CD
VP/Shanachie, 1984. Used ... $5.99
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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Eugen CiceroCicero In London (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Intercord/Overseas (Japan), 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A very groovy set from pianist Eugen Cicero – one that has him moving past his jazz versions of classical material, to perform a mix of jazz material in a hip trio with the great JA Rettenbacher on bass! Titles include "Eugen's Blues", "Solar", "Lovely Marabou", "The Cornflower Girl", "London By Night", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Dusko GoykovichEuropean Jazz Sounds ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic unreleased work from one of the greatest trumpeters on the European scene from the late 50s onward – and one of the few players who could match the depth and soul of American jazzmen on the instrument! Dusko Goykovich has given us so much great music over the years – in small groups as a leader, in unusual projects as a sideman, and even as a soloist in bigger bands – and here, we capture the trumpet giant at the earliest stage of his career – on some beautiful German radio studio recordings from the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – tight, soulful, boppish material with a slight modern edge – recorded on all tracks with Derek Humble on alto, Karl Drevo (Drewo) on tenor, Franciso Coppieters on piano, and Jonny Fischer on bass. Some tracks feature Kenny Clarke on drums, the rest feature Stuff Combe on the kit – and titles include "Mile Dave", "Omricon", "Perhaps", "Quicksilver", "Solar", "Les Copains", "Salud To Birdland", and "On Green Dolphin Street". 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

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Keith JarrettTribute ... CD
ECM, 1989. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
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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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. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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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MarzMake It Right ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... About January 24, 2018
Warm harmony soul from Marz – sometimes sweet and mellow, sometimes upbeat and grooving – but always done in a tight style that's right on the money all the time! Marz echo a bit of the sound of LA soul in the early 80s – particularly some of the bassier modes of the Solar Records groups on their funkier cuts – but they've also got a nicely unique way of putting over a warm ballad without making things too sleepy or too commercial – almost a bit spacey and stepping, when they really get things right! Titles include "Hooked On That Lovin' Thing", "Stay With Me", "Seriously", "You Got Me Crying Again", "Move It Groove It", "Make It Right", "One More Minute", and "Everybody Get Up". CD

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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 ... $11.99
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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Polish Jazz All StarsAll Stars After Hours – Night Jam Session In Warsaw 1973 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Very nice stuff from Poland! Although the session seems to have a stock "after hours" feel, it's actually a pretty far-reaching batch of tracks that show all players coming together wonderfully to move way past the usual jam session feel! Just about the only player we recognize here is Zbignew Namyslowski – the great Coltrane-esque reed player – but the rest of the group is pretty darn hip, too, and they all appear to be dedicated modernists with a good mix of free and soulful styles. The record's got four long tracks – pretty darn out versions of Miles Davis' "So What" and "Solar", a mellow take on Horace Silver's "Peace", and a great original called "Neskim Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Sun RaLive at Montreux ... LP
Inner City, 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99
One of Sun Ra's best non-Saturn live sets of the 70s – a nice little record that shows the group mixing it up with equal parts avant garde and straight ahead jazz, all handled in that ever-growing large group style that made them a real force to be reckoned with in a concert setting! The album was recorded during the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival, and has a bit more focus and polish than some of the other Arkestra live material from the time – a mature, coherent sound that almost points the way towards some of their work to come in the 80s – when Ra and the group were finally reaching the wider audience they deserved. The set's a double-length one, and features players who include John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, Pat Patrick on baritone, Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, Craig Harris on trombone, and James Jackson on Ancient Egyptian Infinity drum – which is always a treat. Ra plays solar organ and moog, as well as piano – and titles include "Of The Other Tomorrow", "On Sound Infinity Spheres", "El Is The Sound Of Joy", "Gods Of The Thunder Realm", "The House Of Eternal Being", and "Lights On a Satellite". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live at Montreux ... LP 29.99

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Sun RaLive at Montreux ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
One of Sun Ra's best non-Saturn live sets of the 70s – a nice little record that shows the group mixing it up with equal parts avant garde and straight ahead jazz, all handled in that ever-growing large group style that made them a real force to be reckoned with in a concert setting! The album was recorded during the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival, and has a bit more focus and polish than some of the other Arkestra live material from the time – a mature, coherent sound that almost points the way towards some of their work to come in the 80s – when Ra and the group were finally reaching the wider audience they deserved. The set's a double-length one, and features players who include John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, Pat Patrick on baritone, Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, Craig Harris on trombone, and James Jackson on Ancient Egyptian Infinity drum – which is always a treat. Ra plays solar organ and moog, as well as piano – and titles include "Of The Other Tomorrow", "On Sound Infinity Spheres", "El Is The Sound Of Joy", "Gods Of The Thunder Realm", "Gods Of A Thunder Realm", "The House Of Eternal Being", and "Lights On a Satellite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Live at Montreux ... LP 13.99
 
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Edward ArtemievSolaris (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Mirumir (Russia), 1972. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
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 ... Out Of Stock
... 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- ... $24.99
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 aged spots and wear on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden & Jan GarbarekArbour Zena ... LP
ECM, 1976. Used ... 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
(US pressing.)

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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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