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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

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Solar ShieldSolar Shield ... LP
Austin Boogie Crew, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Plenty of beats and bass in a sweet 80s funk mode – served up on a flurry of Korg, Roland, and Yamaha instruments – and presented in an all-instrumental mode that really lets you focus on the groove! This is the kind of electro funk that was almost never put on record back in the day – without any sort of lyrics or too-commercial hooks – and instead just a tight, sharp love of the rhythms and melodic interplay – with lots of keyboards really set free to do their thing! Titles include a remake of "Just The Two Of Us" – plus "Nesting", "Central", "Dandelion", "Serif", "Sprout", and "Beach Bomb". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alpha Blondy & The Solar SystemProphets ... LP
Capitol, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a slightly wavy corner.)

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✨✧ Solar ShieldReesis/Beeturia ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
"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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✨✧ Sun Ra & His Solar ArkestraI Roam The Cosmos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Art Yard (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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David Boykin ExpanseSolar Suite ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2006. New Copy ... $6.99
A set recorded many years back by Chicago spiritualist David Boykin – but one that's finally getting its debut on record, as part of the ever-evolving rich tapestry of sounds that Boykin's been giving us since the 90s! The set here captures David at a key moment – when he was maybe turning towards even more spiritual currents from more outside performances – working with an excellent lineup that features Nicole Mitchell on flute, Josh Abrams on bass, James Baker on piano, Mike Reed on drums, Renee Baker on violin, Chinatsu Nakano on alto, and Shirazette Tinnin on congas. Both Abrams and Reed are also at key points of their development, and together with Boykin and Mitchell, they beautifully point the way forward for a new generation of Chicago expression. The piece is one long live performance, over 45 minutes in length – with segments that include "Midnight", "Sunrise", "Herukhuti", and "Enocturnal Sun". CD

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Red GarlandSolar ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... $5.99
An obscure little quartet session from Red Garland – recorded with Les Spann on both guitar and flute, caught at a time when he was just starting to make waves on the New York scene! The presence of Spann gives the record a decidedly different feel than most of Garland's work on Prestige – as the hollow-body guitar tones bring some much bluesier inflections to some of the tunes, offset by more chromatic runs that really illuminate others. Red's own piano is still wonderfully soulful, and presented here with a pointed sense of economy on some numbers – and rhythm is by Sam Jones on bass and Frank Gant on drums. Titles include "Marie's Delight", "This Can't Be Love", "Blues For News", "I Just Can't See For Looking", and "Solar". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
BGO (UK), New Copy ... About May 7, 2018
... CD

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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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✨✧ 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 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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✨✧ Sven LibaekSolar Flares ... LP
Peer/Votary (Australia), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Miles Davis All StarsSolar ... CD
Intermusic, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Airegin", "Oleo", "Doxy", "Blue 'N Boogie", "Solar", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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CallowayI Wanna Be Rich (extended mix, 7" version, dub, 12" dance mix, 12" dance dub) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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CollageDo You Like Our Music? ... LP
Solar, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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DynastyDon't Waste My Time (12" club mix, ma dub mix, 12" radio mix, beats & pieces) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1988. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Solar sleeve, with a cutout notch.)

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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. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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

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Stan Getz with Dizzy Gillespie & Sonny StittEngland 1958/Chicago 1957 ... CD
Solar (Spain), 1957/1958. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Coleman Hawkins & Ray BryanComplete Recordings (Soul/Blues Groove/Hawk Eyes/ All Stars At Newport) (3CD set) ... CD
Solar (Spain), 1958/1959. Used 3 CDs ... $16.99
... CD

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LakesideFrom 9:00 Until/All In My Mind ... 12-inch
Solar, 1979. Very Good ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Midnight StarFreak-A-Zoid/Move Me ... 12-inch
Solar, 1983. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Get ready to pop and break – because this one's a monster! "Freak-A-Zoid" was one of our favorite tracks back when we owned a pair of parachute pants and a 10 foot square of linoleum – and it's a darn good thing you're not at our offices to watch us spinning on our shoulders to the track now! It's backed here by the great "Move Me", a nice jazzy stepper that shows a totally different side of Midnight Star! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Midnight StarHeadlines (vocal, vocal/extended mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1986. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Midnight StarNo Parking On The Dancefloor ... CD
Solar, 1983. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available No Parking On The Dancefloor ... LP 8.99

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Midnight StarNo Parking On The Dancefloor ... LP
Solar, 1983. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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
(Cover has an index label on one corner.)
Also available No Parking On The Dancefloor ... CD 11.99

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Midnight StarPlanetary Invasion ... CD
Solar, 1984. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Midnight Star feat Ecstacy Of WhodiniDon't Rock The Boat (ext, Bass-A-Pella, Radio, Dub) ... 12-inch
Solar, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Solar sleeve, with an index label on one corner.)

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Section 8 MobSection 8 Mob ... CD
Dark City/Solar, 1994. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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ShalamarFriends ... CD
Solar/Sanctuary (UK), 1982. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)
Also available Friends ... CD 12.99

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ShalamarFriends ... CD
Solar/Unidisc (Canada), 1982. Used ... $12.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Friends ... CD 11.99

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WhispersAnd The Beat Goes On/Can You Do The Boogie ... 12-inch
Solar, 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
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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WhispersBest Of The Whispers ... LP
Solar, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A nice collection of the Whispers hits and a handful of other strong numbers, 8 tracks in all: "And The Beat Goes On", "Make It With you", "(Olivia) Lost And Turned Out", "Living Together (In Sin)", "One For The Money", "I Can Make It Better", "It's A Love Thing" and "Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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WhispersHeadlights ... LP
Solar, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
Sublime stuff from The Whispers – a record that features some wonderfully easy-drifting harmony vocals, put together in a careful way that preserves the smooth mellow tip that always made the group sound best! Includes the great cut "(Olivia) Lost and Turned Out", a sweet little groover with a hook that's undeniably catchy – and which has made it a longtime favorite here on the steppers scene in Chicago. Other tracks include "The Planets Of Life", "Disco Melody", "Children Of Tomorrow", "All The Way", and "You're A Special Part Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker.)

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WhispersJust Gets Better With Time ... CD
Solar/Epic, 1987. Used ... $8.99
A late 80s winner from The Whispers – one of the few 70s groups who really found a way to keep themselves going strong into the next decade! The album gave the group their super-huge hit "Rock Steady" – possibly their biggest mainstream success ever – and it's got the group working with the team of Babyface and Reid, in a snapping kind of soul that's partially pop, but which almost hints at new jack at points. Titles include "Rock Steady", "I Want You", "No Pain No Gain", "In The Mood", "Just Gets Better With Time", "Love's Calling", and "Give It To Me". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ VariousAnn Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A classic set from this legendary Detroit festival – a mighty assemblage of roots and jazz performers that was put together by John Sinclair! The event was legendary at the time – and has lived on strongly via this great recording by Atlantic – one that really gets at the special fire of all the performers, and their very enthusiastic welcome by the audience too! Most of the material here is blues – but the set features a key track from Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra – a performance of "Live Is Splendid" from the Space Is The Place Suite. Other tracks include "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Dr John, "Road Runner" by Jr Walker, "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor, "Gambler's Blues" by Otis Rush, "Ain't That Loving You" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Honey Bee" by Muddy Waters, "Form Kinetic" by CJQ, "Dust My Broom" by Johnny Shines, and "Goin Down" by Freddie King. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny Almond Music MachinePatent Pending ... LP
Deram, 1969. Very Good ... $39.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing, with small initials in marker on one label. Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, and bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker In New York ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, and the sound is much more in the mode of Riverside at the time, than the sound of Chet's earlier Pacific Jazz records – and Chet holds his own nicely in this company, giving a hint of the style to come in a few more years. Titles include "Fair Weather", "Hotel 49", "When Lights Are Low", "Solar", and "Blue Thoughts". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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CoilScatology ... LP
Force & Form (UK), 1984. Very Good+ ... $79.99
Seminal mid 80s industrial from one of the defining groups of the genre. This debut album from Coil features pretty much an all star cast of help, pulling in ringers like Jim Thirwell to flesh out the group's dark atmospheric experimentation. Tracks include "Ubu Noir", "Panic", "At The Heart Of It All", "Tenderness Of Wolves", "Spoiler", "Clap", "Solar Lodge", "The Sewage Worker's Birthday Party", "Godhead Deathead", and "Cathedral In Flames". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with run-out messages and MPO etch, in a cover without postcard. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Label has a Made In England sticker. Cover has a Made In England stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... $2.99
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". CD

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Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1954. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
(Out of print early Japanese pressing.)

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Domenico + 2 (Moreno Veloso/Kassin)Sincerely Hot ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2002. Used ... $6.99
An excellent set by the same group that served up the Moreno Veloso album Musical Typewriter – led here by drummer Domenico, but featuring Moreno on vocals and other instrumentation, plus the mighty Kassin – who really emerges here as one of the freshest talents in Brazilian music for the 21st Century! The album's even better than Musical Typewriter – quite complicated, with a blend of electronics and gentle acoustic instrumentation, touched up with a few funky rhythms in spots, but not too much so that it gets in the way of the great vocals. Titles include "Solar", "Comigo", "Possibilidade", "Alegria Vai", "Aeroporto 77", "Tema Da Zorra", and "Despedida". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1961. Used ... $5.99
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the use of the piano in jazz, but also the bass and drums as well – as LaFaro's deeply evocative playing is paired with the equally fresh drum work of Paul Motian – heard here at his youthful early best, before some of his contributions to jazz had become cliche in the hands of other players. The session was caught live at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 25, 1961 – and titles include longish takes on "Solar", "Jade Visions", "Gloria's Step", and "Alice In Wonderland". CD
(Out of print early Japanese pressing. Includes obi.)

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Extra GoldenOk-Oyot System ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2006. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A partnership between US indie guitarists Ian Egelson and Alex Minoff of Golden – with Onyango Wuod Omari and the late Otieno Jagwasi of Nairobi based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa – for an lightly funky, deeply melodic blend of hypnotic tunes! It's a true partnership – jumping back and forth between what each side brings of their own sounds – with the distinctions blending surprisingly well! Titles include "Ilando Gima Onge", "It's Not Easy", "OK-Oyot System", "Osama Rach", "Tussin And Fightin'" and "Nyajondere. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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Zu & Mats GustafssonHow To Raise An Ox ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2005. New Copy ... About April 25, 2018
A hard-driving collaboration between Zu and Mats Gustafsson – power jazz at its fiercest, with a pedal-to-the-metal sound that comes across with a definite punk-influenced approach to jazz, and at times a garagey quality that's a nice contrast to other recent avant jazz recordings! The presence of Mats is felt very strongly in the complicated and well-blown sax lines on the set – and if anything, the record's got more of a focus overall than some of Zu's other work. Titles include "How To Raise An Ox", "Palace Of Reptiles", "Beasts Only Die", "Meat Eater Solar Bird", "The King Devours His Sons", and "Over A Furnace". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith JarrettTribute ... CD
ECM, 1989. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
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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✨✧ 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 deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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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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✨✧ Azar LawrenceElementals ... CD
High Note, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Saxophonist Azar Lawrence has been having a hell of a renaissance in recent years – and a record like this only helps move that process forward – providing a mighty large feather in Azar's ever-growing cap! The album's a great one from start to finish – a evolution of the spiritual vibe that Lawrence had in the 70s, with maybe some slight Latin currents in the rhythms – all rolling along with this vibe that's soaring and freewheeling, but never too far outside – just boldly stepping into the cosmos, amidst some great new tunes by Lawrence himself, and a few more by pianist Benito Gonzales – whose work here is a key part of the album's sound! The group also features Jeff Littleton on bass, Munyungo Jackson on percussion, and Marvin Smitty Smith on some tremendous drums – on titles that include "African Chant", "La Bossa", "Eye Of The Needle", "Brazilian Girls", "Koko", "Sing To The World", and "Solar Winds". 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 ... $19.99
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
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)

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Lee Morgan & Clifford JordanLive In Baltimore 1968 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
Obscure late work from Lee Morgan – the bulk of a live concert recorded in Baltimore in 1968, and featuring a group co-led with the great Clifford Jordan! The recording is one of many taped by Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society at the time – and like others you might have heard on disc, it's a rough-hewn effort that shows a very different side of the artists than you'd guess from their studio work of the time. Tracks are all quite long – 15 minutes or more, mostly – and both Jordan and Morgan are playing in a more open, improvised style. Rhythm is by an unusual and compelling trio of Reggie Workman on bass, John Hicks on piano, and Ed Blackwell on drums – who really make for a different groove than usual for either player. The album features a great 21 minute take on Hank Mobley's "The Vamp", plus versions of "Solar", "Straight No Chaser", "Like Someone In Love", and "The Theme". CD

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Dado Moroni/Eddie Gomez/Joe LaBarberaKind Of Bill – Live At Casino Di San Remo ... CD
BFM Jazz, 2017. Used ... $8.99
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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✨✧ Billy CobhamTotal Eclipse ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Full throttle fusion from Billy Cobham, the kind of stuff we once winced at because of the really over the top moments of heavy, heavy jamming, but that we find ourselves more sympathetic to these days, probably for the more sublime moments that poke through the onslaught here and there, including some nice spacey tracks. The Brecker brothers are up front, and the group has the tight electric approach you'd guess, with some easier grooves sliding in between the full on moments, and even a bit of funk, too. Includes "Solarization", "Lunarputians", "Total Eclipse", "Bandits", "Moon Germs","The Moon Ain't Made Of Green Cheese", "Sea Of tranquility" and "Last Frontier" 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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