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Paul S Newman/Bob Fujitani/Frank BolleDoctor Solar – Man Of The Atom Vol 1 ... Book
Dark Horse, 2010. New Copy ... $5.99 19.99
Fantastic atomic age comics – a great anthology of the 60s fan favorite Doctor Solar – presented here in a well-done volume that brings out the best in the period artwork by Frank Bolle and Bob Fujitani! The Doctor's story is pretty typical for the time – nuclear power, gone awry – leading to superpowers that come in pretty handy during the cold war-era setting – and while the writing by Paul S Newman may be somewhat less complicated than the contemporaneous prose of Stan Lee, the whole thing's a pretty lively read overall! The book contains the first seven issues of the series, originally published by Gold Key in 1962 through 1964 – full color, softcover, 210 pages. Book

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Solar DynastyOne Day Of Brahma ... CD
Solar Dynasty, Used ... $2.99
Features Michah O'Malley on tenor, Mark Brumwell on b flat clarinet, Joseph Burke on bass, and Bob Hubbard on percussion – all recording "by the authority of Lord Shiva"! CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Solar FlareBoogie Fund/Don't Play With Fire ... 12-inch
RCA, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Solar PlexusSolar Plexus (Inner City pressing) ... LP
Inner City, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Great album of electric fusion by this breezy jazz group from San Francisco. The sound has a lot of touches of Brazilian jazz, accented with some freer post-Coltrane reed solos, and a nice choppy approach in parts. A few tracks feature some nice wordless vocals by Lin McPhillips – and the whole thing has a very fresh sound to it. Tracks include "Xango Bahiana", "Seascape", "Voa, Quetzal!", and "Rubaiyat". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cal TjaderSolar Heat ... LP
Skye, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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
(Non-gatefold 1982 pressing, with white border around cover.)

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✨✧ Ian Carr with NucleusSolar Plexus/Belladonna ... CD
Vertigo/BGO (UK), 1971/1972. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 jazz rock classics – back to back as a 2CD set! Solar Plexus was a pivotal album in the career of British jazzman Ian Carr – one that had him really opening up into some trippy, spacey grooves – adding in a lot of keyboards, kicking up the grooves, yet still never losing the strong jazzy finish that was the best part of his earlier work. Players on the set include trumpeters Harry Beckett and Kenny Wheeler, guitarist Chris Spedding, and keyboardist Karl Jekins, who really throws in some groovy lines on the set! Titles include "Elements 1 & 2", "Snakehips Dream", "Torso", "Spirit Level", and "Bedrock Deadlock". Belladonna follows in a similar groove, but is even spacier – with some really great Fender Rhodes work on the set by Dave MacRae, plus Hohner electric piano by Gordon Beck, and some nice touches on guitar by a young Alan Holdsworth. Trippy and soulful, with tracks that include "Summer Rain", "Mayday", "Suspension", and "Hector's House". CD
(Out of print.)

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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
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John Corbett, Anthony Elms, & Teri Kapsalis (eds)Traveling the Spaceways – Sun Ra, the Astro Black and other Solar Myths ... Book
Whitewalls, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A third volume of rare work from the Sun Ra archives – drawings, paintings, notebooks, letters, and even some Saturn Records label scans too! The book goes even farther than some of the other Ra volumes in this series – and brings in a series of essays and texts to explore the Sun Ra mythos, both real and imagined – set in the cultural context of the Arkestra's existence during the 50s, 60s, and 70s! Some material comes from a Sun Ra symposium held in Chicago – and as with other volumes, the visual bits are maybe the most compelling – like getting a peek inside the machine that made so much wonderful music possible. 90 pages, softcover, with color images. Book
 
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✨✧ Ralph ButlerSincerely Yours (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Solar/Victor (Japan), 1989. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Lula Cortes & Ze RamalhoPaebiru ... CD
Solar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A legendary lost album from Brazilian songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho – recorded in Brazil in the mid 70s – blending avant psychedelia, rugged acoustic rhythms, and an enormous free spirit with delicate melodic touches and lilting jazzy elements! As is the case with the work of the best, most adventurous Brazilian artists of the time, it's a difficult sound to describe. It's a very atmospheric blend – sung and chanted vocals are no more or less important than any of the other elements – which include classical acoustic and fuzzy electric guitar, piano, organ, flute, sax and a range of percussion. It's free and psychedelic, but just reigned in enough to keep it tense and exciting. Pure greatness – hopefully bound to achieve some long overdue recognition! Tracks include "Trilha De Sume", "Culto A Terra", "Bailado Das Muscarias", "Nao Existe Molhado Igua; Ao Pranto", "Raga Dos Raios", "Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada", "Regato Da Montanha", Trilha De Sume" and more! New reissue version has way better sound than before – and reproduces all the cool graphics of the original cover. CD
Also available Paebiru (special edition – with booklet) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Lula Cortes & Ze RamalhoPaebiru (special edition – with booklet) ... LP
Solar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 39.98
A legendary lost album from Brazilian songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho – recorded in Brazil in the mid 70s – blending avant psychedelia, rugged acoustic rhythms, and an enormous free spirit with delicate melodic touches and lilting jazzy elements! As is the case with the work of the best, most adventurous Brazilian artists of the time, it's a difficult sound to describe. It's a very atmospheric blend – sung and chanted vocals are no more or less important than any of the other elements – which include classical acoustic and fuzzy electric guitar, piano, organ, flute, sax and a range of percussion. It's free and psychedelic, but just reigned in enough to keep it tense and exciting. Pure greatness – hopefully bound to achieve some long overdue recognition! Tracks include "Trilha De Sume", "Culto A Terra", "Bailado Das Muscarias", "Nao Existe Molhado Igua; Ao Pranto", "Raga Dos Raios", "Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada", "Regato Da Montanha", Trilha De Sume" and more! New special edition 2 x LP pressing, finished to match the original specifications, now including the 8 page booklet. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Paebiru ... CD 10.99

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Milwaukee Creative Music EnsembleGravity-y ... CD
Solar/L3G Records, 1994. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Trio – Live In Europe 1959 – Complete Recordings ... CD
Solar (Spain), 1959. Used 3 CDs ... $29.99
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ShalamarLook ... LP
Solar, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Given the fashions on the cover, the "look" is pretty darn silly – but the music is plenty darn great! The album's one of the best from the point when Shalamar could still serve things up with the best – a lean, mean, pop-focused approach to 80s groove that's produced with some razor-sharp edges by Leon Sylvers. Howard Hewett's lead vocals have a lightness that really works well with the mix of keyboards and electric drums – and the tunes themselves are all pretty darn heavy in the hook department! Titles include "Closer", "Dead Giveaway", "Right Here", "You Can Count On Me", "No Limits", "Disappearing Act", "Over & Over", and "You're The One For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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WhispersJust Gets Better With Time ... CD
Solar/Hines, 1987. Used ... $6.99
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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WhispersLove For Love ... LP
Solar, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
Love for Love, but still a pretty groove-heavy set too – one that continues the mix of "dancin and romancin" The Whispers served up on their previous album! Side one is heavy on "dancin" – and features some bass-heavy tunes that are very much in the best mainstream LA soul modes of the time – production by the group and Leon Sylvers, all in a sound that's heavy on basslines and keyboards, but which still has harmonies that are way ahead of most of the group's younger contemporaries! These harmonies come into play even more strongly on the "romancin" side of the record – a batch of ballads that have The Whispers in the mellower territory that first got them started – updated slightly here with an early 80s soul vibe, but sung with proof that the quintet were still at the top of the harmony game. Titles include "Tonight", "Keep On Lovin Me", "This Time", "Had It Not Been For You", "Try It Again", "Lay It On Me", and "Keep Your Love Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ DynastyAdventures In The Land Of Music ... LP
Solar, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lots of musical adventures here – most of them in that tightly-romping style that made Dynasty so great back in the day – almost a fusion of older sweet group soul with some of the more bottom-driven modes forged by the Solar label! The title cut here is our favorite – a sweet stepper that bursts out with this blast of sound that's totally great – completely captivating, and filled with cascading sounds that really grab us. Other tracks include "Ice Breaker", "Something To Remember", "Day & Night", "Do Me Right", and "I've Just Begun To Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Juanita G HinesJesus, My Wonderful Friend ... LP
Solar, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ ShalamarThree For Love ... LP
Solar, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Shalamar's fourth album – a wealth of hit-making tracks with the patented Solar Record sound firmly in place! Leon Silvers produced and tracks include "Full Of Fire", "Attention To My Baby", "Work It Out", "Some Things Never Change", "Somewhere There's A Love", "This Is For The Lover In You", and "The Pop Along Kid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Carrie LucasPortrait Of Carrie ... LP
Solar, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 cutout notch.)

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✨✧ ShalamarDisco Gardens ... LP
Solar, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Snapping soulful grooves from Shalamar – one of the group's big early albums, and an important part of the Solar sound of LA! The trio groove nicely over a set of upbeat tracks that were clearly aimed at the clubs, but which also have more than enough straight soul to get them on the charts. Includes the classic "Take That To The Bank", plus the cuts "Lovely Lady", "Cindy Cindy", "Tossin Turnin & Swingin", "Shalamar Disco Gardens", and "Stay Close To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams & some wear.)

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✨✧ ShalamarFriends ... LP
Solar, 1982. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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
 
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Chet BakerPolka Dots & Moonbeams (aka Chet Baker In New York) ... LP
Riverside/Jazzland, 1958. Near Mint- ... $58.99
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
(Maroon label Orpheum Productions Jazzland pressing – in beautiful shape! One corner of the cover has a very slight bump.)

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BrickBest Of Brick ... CD
Epic, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves. The group has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a bit hit with the kids of their generation, and hip hop sample heads in years to come. This 12 track greatest hits set includes the classic g-funk number "Dusic", plus "Music Magic", "Dazz", "Good High", "Free Happy", "We Don't Wanna Sit Down, We Wanna Get Down", and "Living From The Mind". CD

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BrickGood High/Brick (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bang/Robinsongs (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Two funky soul classics from Brick – back to back on a single CD! First up is the album Good High – a killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a way of fusing older funky soul on a tighter modern groove – coming up with a sound that was nice and lean – perfect for these key transitional years of funk – with influences that were felt for years, in places as far away as the west coast! Case in point is the album's classic "Dazz" – one of those cuts that never gets old – nestled nicely in a lineup that also includes "Music Matic", "Here We Come", "Good High", "Brick City", and "Sister Twister". Includes two bonus tracks "Dazz (Dazz Disco mix)" & "That's What It's All About (single version)". Next up is the self-titled Brick – which has the group absolutely killing it with this self-titled second album! Brick has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a big hit with the kids of their generation. Includes the sample classic "Dusic", plus "Living From The Mind", "Happy", "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody", "Honey Chile", Fun", "Hello" and more. This CD edition on Wounded Bird has 2 bonus tracks: "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody (Single Version)" and "Dusic (Short Version)". CD

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

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Ian CarrOut Of The Long Dark/Old Heartland ... CD
BGO (UK), 1979/1988. Used 2CD ... $9.99
A later album by Brit jazz rock maestro Ian Carr – recorded at the tail end of his work with the group Nucleus – and it's still very much in the style of that ensemble's heavy-jamming and slightly funky approach from their earlier days on the Vertigo label! Though there's definitely an element of British progressive jazz rock going on throughout, the band never loses it's soulful vibe, and there's a good bit of restraint being exercised to keep tunes in a tightly rhythmic mode. Geoff Castle plays Fender Rhodes and synth on the set – and the record's also got nice work from Brian Smith on tenor, flute, and soprano sax. Titles include "Solar Wind", "Out Of The Long Dark", "Simply This" & "Black Ballad". Old Heartland is a bit mellower, but still quite nice, with a more complicated suite entitled "Northumbrian Sketches" that takes up about half the album – and other tracks include "Things Past", "Full Fathom Five", and "Old Heartland". CD

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Con Alma Trio with Jerry BergonziCon Alma Trio Meets Jerry Bergonzi ... CD
Abeat (Italy), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
The mighty tenor of Jerry Bergonzi gets a great showcase here – in the Hammond-based Con Alma Trio, with some mighty nice work from Vito Di Modugno on the keys of the organ! The group's also got a very sprightly guitarist – Guido Di Leone – who plays in a way that's breezier than an old school organ jazz group, which seems to open up the colors of the sound – in ways that Jerry really takes to with his tenor – blowing tones that really illuminate the record, almost creating a triangulated vibe between the three instruments. Titles include "Red's Blues", "Maki Papi", "Bi Solar", "Gilda", "Blue Night", "Eternal Triangle", and "Mingus". CD

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Miles Davis5 Original Albums (Miles Davis & Horns/Collectors Items/Blue Haze/Walkin/Steamin) (5CD set) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99
5 classic Miles Davis albums from the 50s – all packaged together in tiny LP-styled sleeves! First up is Miles Davis & Horns – a batch of all-star sessions that has him playing with some really tremendous contemporaries! The set compiles early Miles Davis sides from two different Prestige sessions of the early 50s – material originally issued as 10 inch LPs, but brought together here in a very cool full length package with a cover image by Mad Magazine's Don Martin! Side one features Miles with a sextet that includes Sonny Rollins, Bennie Green, John Lewis, Percy Heath, and Roy Haynes – on the tracks "Morpheus", "Down", "Blue Room", and "Whispering" – all taken in a boppish mode, but with slight modern touches. Side two features the compositions of Al Cohn – "Tasty Pudding", "Floppy", "Willie The Wailer", and "For Adults Only" – played by a septet that features Cohn, Zoot Sims, John Lewis, Kenny Clarke, Leonard Gaskin, and Sonny Truitt – a very nice match to the sound of side one, and a surprisingly unified record overall! Next is a set of Collectors Items that Miles Davis recorded for Prestige in the 50s – both dates that were too short to be issued as albums by themselves, combined here into one full length record! The first batch of material is from 1953 – and features Davis working with Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker (playing here under his "Charlie Chan" session name) – all in a mode that steps off a bit from the boppishness of Davis' Blue Note recordings. Titles include 2 takes of "Serpent's Tooth", plus "Round Midnight" and "Compulsion". The second half of the record is from 3 year later, 1956 – and again features Rollins, plus Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are a bit longer and more mature in the Davis idiom – and titles include "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Vierd Blues", and "No Line". Blue Haze is an early full-length album issued under Miles Davis' name – one that brings together some earlier 10" and single recordings for Prestige! The feel here is quite similar to Davis' work of the time for Blue Note – done with tracks that are short and tight, and very boppish – less of the glistening Davis style of later years, but still quite strongly voiced nonetheless. Players include Horace Silver on piano on most tracks, plus a bit of keys from John Lewis – and one track even features Charles Mingus on piano! Other players on the sessions include Art Blakey, Max Roach, or Kenny Clarke on drums – plus Percy Heath on bass, and a bit of alto from Davey Schildkraut. Titles include "I'll Remember April", "Old Devil Moon", "Tune Up", "Miles Ahead", "Four", and "Smooch". Walkin is 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". Steamin is an early pairing of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – one of the duo's mid 50s classics for Prestige, as you might guess from the verb in the title! And although "Steamin" might be a word that's a bit too firey to describe the action going on here, the album's got a tremendous sense of presence throughout – as Davis' cooler trumpet is matched with Trane's earthier solo work – all supported by Red Garland trio backing in a style that's as near-classic as it comes for 50s jazz. Titles include "Diane", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "When I Fall In Love", and "Salt Peanuts". CD

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Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... $7.99
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. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ Extra GoldenOk-Oyot System ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2006. Used ... $2.99
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. Initial copies come with a DVD – OK-Oyot System guitarist Otieno Jagqwasi performing live in Nairobi! CD

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Zu & Mats GustafssonHow To Raise An Ox ... CD
Atavistic, 2005. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
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JJ JohnsonJ Is For Jazz ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $8.99
Nicely sharp sounds from the great JJ Johnson – a set that has the trombonist really honing his edge on a host of tight, short tracks – with a vibe that almost recalls his initial bop recordings on Blue Note and Prestige! The style here is a bit more sophisticated – definitely with an ear towards the modern directions that JJ was exploring in the 50s – but the sound is also nicely spontaneous, with more focus on improvisation between group members than larger arrangements – quite nice, given that the group features excellent tenor from Bobby Jaspar on tenor – and either Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones on piano, Percy Heath or Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks are short, and titles include "Overdrive", "Cube Steak", "Chasin The Bird", and "Solar". CD

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

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Geoff LoveStar Wars & Other Space Themes/Close Encounters & Other Disco Galactic Themes ... CD
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1978. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Sweet soundtrack grooves from Brit maestro Geoff Love – two late 70s albums back to back in a single package! First up is Star Wars & Other Space Themes – a set that has Love really cashing in on the sci-fi cinema boom of the mid 70s – leaping off with the lead theme to Star Wars, but then sounding even groovier on a host of other cuts from previous years – a sweet range of numbers that's often heavy on Brit influences – arranged with some nice funky touches by Nick Ingman, with almost a KPM vibe at times! Titles include "UFO", "Barbarella", "Space 1999", "March", "Thunderbirds", "Dr Who", "Mars The Bringer Of War", and "Star Trek". Nick Ingman's the arranger on Close Encounters – and helps give the record a disco vibe that's quite different than the usual sci fi set – a groove that clearly stems from Ingman's great sound library work of the 70s – touched here with plenty of clubby rhythms and some especially great keyboards at times. The whole thing's funkier than you might expect – and titles include "Close Encounters", "Flight Fantastic", "Space Patrol", "Solar Sailor", "The Omega Man", "Star Wars", "Time Machine", and "Blake's 7". CD
(Out of print.)

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MandreMandre ... CD
Motown/Fever Dream, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
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". CD
Also available Mandre ... CD 9.99

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MandreMandre ... CD
Motown/Fever Dream, 1977. Used ... $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". CD
Also available Mandre ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Ray ManzarekGolden Scarab ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good ... $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", "Oh Thou Nectar Filled Form, Or A Little Fart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and wide clear tape on the top seam.)

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Marcio MattosSOL(os) ... CD
Emanem (UK), Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $9.99
The title's a bit of a pun – as the album features solo work on bass and cello from Marcio Mattos, but most of the performances also draw inspiration from solar phenomenon, which are named in the individual tracks! Despite that gag, though, the album's a relatively serious, compelling package – one that begins with three acoustic bass solos that are starkly resonant with very deep tones – then moves to a series of cello performances which are handled in similar style to the bass, although with a higher sonic range – and sometimes mixed with electronics as well. The first nine tracks come from Mattos' archives, recorded from the end of the 90s to early 00s, and the last, longest track is a live performance from London in 2010. CD

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Modern Jazz Group FreibergEuropean Jazz Sounds ... LP
Christophorus/Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A wonderful collection of work from this overlooked modern jazz combo from the 50s German scene – a group whose material was originally issued on a handful of 45rpm EP titles by a Christian music company – finally brought together in this excellent full length collection! The Modern Jazz Group Freiberg have a style that echoes the other European Jazz Sounds releases of the time by Joki Freund and Michael Naura – a groove that draws strongly from the best American modern impulses of the time – with both a west coast style of arranging, and a bit more New York fire on the way that the soloists come across! The group here has a strong trumpeter in the lead – Raymond Court – who clearly loves Clifford Brown, but also has his own sort of vibe, too – working here with Ewald Heidepriem on piano, Karl Theodore Geier on bass, and Eberhard Stengel on drums. Titles include "Remember Clifford", "Blues Pour Alice", "Solar", "My Old Flame", "A Night At Tony's", "St Joseph's Blue Concept", and "Jubilation". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
European Jazz Sounds (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99
European Jazz Sounds (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Modern Jazz Group FreibergEuropean Jazz Sounds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Christophorus/Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful collection of work from this overlooked modern jazz combo from the 50s German scene – a group whose material was originally issued on a handful of 45rpm EP titles by a Christian music company – finally brought together in this excellent full length collection! The Modern Jazz Group Freiberg have a style that echoes the other European Jazz Sounds releases of the time by Joki Freund and Michael Naura – a groove that draws strongly from the best American modern impulses of the time – with both a west coast style of arranging, and a bit more New York fire on the way that the soloists come across! The group here has a strong trumpeter in the lead – Raymond Court – who clearly loves Clifford Brown, but also has his own sort of vibe, too – working here with Ewald Heidepriem on piano, Karl Theodore Geier on bass, and Eberhard Stengel on drums. Titles include "Remember Clifford", "Blues Pour Alice", "Solar", "My Old Flame", "A Night At Tony's", "St Joseph's Blue Concept", and "Jubilation". CD features 7 more bonus tracks – with work from tenorists Barney Wilen, Francis Netz, Bruno Spoerri, and Gustl Mayer! CD
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European Jazz Sounds ... LP 14.99
European Jazz Sounds (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Modern Jazz Group FreibergEuropean Jazz Sounds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Christophorus/Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful collection of work from this overlooked modern jazz combo from the 50s German scene – a group whose material was originally issued on a handful of 45rpm EP titles by a Christian music company – finally brought together in this excellent full length collection! The Modern Jazz Group Freiberg have a style that echoes the other European Jazz Sounds releases of the time by Joki Freund and Michael Naura – a groove that draws strongly from the best American modern impulses of the time – with both a west coast style of arranging, and a bit more New York fire on the way that the soloists come across! The group here has a strong trumpeter in the lead – Raymond Court – who clearly loves Clifford Brown, but also has his own sort of vibe, too – working here with Ewald Heidepriem on piano, Karl Theodore Geier on bass, and Eberhard Stengel on drums. Titles include "Remember Clifford", "Blues Pour Alice", "Solar", "My Old Flame", "A Night At Tony's", "St Joseph's Blue Concept", and "Jubilation". CD features 7 more bonus tracks – with work from tenorists Barney Wilen, Francis Netz, Bruno Spoerri, and Gustl Mayer! CD
Also available
European Jazz Sounds (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99
European Jazz Sounds ... LP 14.99
 
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Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/Solaris, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
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

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✨✧ Billy CobhamTotal Eclipse ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousKing Northern Soul Vol 2 ... CD
King/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A side of King Records you'll probably not hear otherwise! The King label is famous for 50s R&B, 60s James Brown, and countless great country recordings – but they've also got a huge legacy of soul work by obscure and underground artists, many of whom never cut a full LP, and only ever got issued on singles for King, and subsidiaries like DeLuxe, Hollywood, or Federal. The set features 24 gems of this nature, most of which fall into the uptempo Northern Soul mode – including a few unreleased tunes, and plenty more rare ones! Titles include "Ain't You Glad" by Mill Evans, "I Don't Have To Worry" by Lori & Lance, "Mr Goodtime" by James Duncan, "Let Me Be (A Steppin Soul)" by Charles Spurling, "So Many Days" by The Vonns, "They're Trying To Tear Us Apart" by Mary Moultrie, "Daddy's House" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "What Can I Do" by Donnie Elbert, "She Made A Mistake" by Connie Austin, "One Hundred Years" by Freddie King, "Here's My Heart" by The Solars, and "Your Love" by The Stratoliners. CD

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



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