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✨✧ Chris SpeedReally OK ... CD
Skirl, 2014. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Packaged in an oversized case.)

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Peven EverettSpeed Of Light ... CD
Studio Confessions, 2002. Used ... $13.99
Excellent work from Peven Everett – another one of his home-made underground soul CDs, issued by Peven himself as a big "F#$% You" to the major labels that have screwed around with him in the past! The CD is a brilliant mix of soul, jazz, house, and touches of Afro-centric rhythms – crafted in a swirling mix that dips back 30 years into the history of soul, yet still points the way towards a richly positive future – sounding a heck of a lot more "real" than just about anyone else we can think of on the market today, and showing Everett as a burgeoning soul genius – on a par with D'Angelo, Norman Harris, Donnie Hathway, and, dare we say it, Marvin Gaye. Tracks include "Testin Me", "Stroll By The River", "Run Around", "One More Time", "Puerto Rico", and "Your Letter". 13 tracks in all! CD
(Note that each of these is handmade by Peven – so that the items will have a self-produced, homemade look to them that differs from CD to CD – although the music is great, and that production makes these one of a kind items!)

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Mark MancinaSpeed 2 – Cruise Control – Original Motion Picture Score ... CD
La La Land, 1997. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Mike Reed Loose AssemblySpeed Of Change ... CD
482 Music, 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A damn great record from Mike Reed's Loose Assembly – exactly the kind of group that will get you excited about the jazz underground again! There's a richly creative vibe to the ensemble that draws on some of the best avant jazz traditions – 60s "new thing", early AACM improvisation, and other key moments – but the overall execution is hardly a copycat mode at all – as the players each have their own strong focus at key moments in the record, and bring things together with a freshness that really holds our interest throughout. In addition to core group members Mike Reed on drums and percussion, Greg Ward on alto sax, Tomeka Reid on cello, Josh Abrams on bass, and Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, the record also features some great work from Nicole Mitchell too – singing on one track with a really spiritual vibe, and adding her heavenly flute to another. Titles include "Picking Up Greta", "Garvey's Ghost", "Ground Swell", "The Speed Of Change", "X", "Soul Stirrer", and "Exit Strategy". CD

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✨✧ Ellis PaulSpeed Of Trees ... CD
Rounder, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Kenny BarronTraveler ... CD
EmArcy, 2008. Used ... $5.99
Another wonderful chapter in the recent career of Kenny Barron – a time when the pianist has really been stretching out from straighter trio modes, always offering up something new and exciting in his music! This time around, Kenny's got some really great help at a variety of levels – instrumentation that includes angular lines on soprano sax from Steve Wilson and earthy guitar from Lionel Loueke – plus a bit of vocals as well, sung by Ann Hampton Callaway, Gretchen Parlato, and Grady Tate – who each appear on one track apiece. The core group features Barron on piano, Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass, and Francisco Mela on drums – and despite the shifting array of guests, the sound is nicely unified by their efforts – a definite Barron-balanced spirit that really drives the set. Titles include "The Traveler", "Clouds", "Speed Trap","Um Beijo", "The First Year", "Memories Of You", and "Phantoms". CD
(Out of print.)

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Luiz BonfaO Violao E O Samba ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Brazil), 1962. Used ... $11.99
An early gem from Luiz Bonfa – one of the first really strong albums from this master of Brazilian guitar! The music is quite lively, without the sleepy quality that you find on some of Bonfa's other records – and Luiz' guitar is backed by a nice little combo that really keeps up to his speed – not entirely bossa jazz, but still with a similar feel! Tracks have a lively rhythm, with occasional vocals, and some nice flute solos from time to time – and the whole thing sounds a bit like an early Baden Powell session – with a clarity and brilliance throughout. Titles include "Amor Em Brasilia", "Amor De Solidao", "Murmurio", "Inquietacao", "Voce Chegou Sorrindo", and "Saudade De Bahia". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gloria GaynorGlorious (with bonus track) ... CD
Polydor/Big Break (UK), 1977. Used ... $7.99
A great meeting of 70s disco talents here – as both Gregg Diamond and Joe Beck both work with Gloria Gaynor on this sweet little set – with an approach that makes for some of her nicest music of the time! Diamond's tunes have a definite Bionic Boogie feel – sharp-edged, but never too commercial, and with a nicely thoughtful approach to the rhythms overall – especially when they step along in a sweet midtempo groove! Beck's style is a bit more full, and almost in a Kudu Records mode – that style used a bit by Esther Phillips when she was picking up speed more in the 70s – a diva mode that's equally great for Gloria's magnificent vocals. Titles include "Why Should I Pay", "As Time Goes By", "Most Of All", "We Can Start All Over Again", "So Much Love", "This Side Of The Pain", and "Sweet Sweet Melody". CD features a bonus track – "Most Of All (single version)". CD

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Illinois Jacquet & Ben WebsterKid & The Brute ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $14.99
The title's a bit misleading – as a number of the tracks on here were recorded by Jacquet, and Webster only sat in on two longer jamming numbers – "I Wrote This For The Kid" and "The Kid & The Brute". Not that that's a problem – as those long numbers take up a good portion of the record, and are really driving numbers that have some conga in the rhythm section, which makes for a lively kick that really drives the tracks. The conga also surfaces in "Mambocito Mio", a Latin jammer that moves at the best cubop speed – and other tunes include "Saph", "September Song", and "Jacquet's Dilemma". 15 tracks in all on this limited edition CD. CD
(Out of print, Verve Elite edition.)

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Wynton MarsalisCiti Movement ... CD
Columbia, 1993. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
A nice little take on the "city symphony" mode that was big in American music a few decades back – served up by the Wynton Marsalis Septet of the early 90s, with decidedly modern touches! The double-length album's a three-tiered affair – with part one standing out as Wynton's extended "Cityscape" – a tribute to New York, done in styles that range from mellow and contemplative, to more hustling and bustling, in true speed of the city. Next up is another suite of tracks titled "Transatlantic Echoes" – work that's still jazz-based, but with a nod to African roots in some of the percussion and phrasing. Last up is "Some Present Moments Of The Future" – the final suite of the album, and one that almost echoes some of the rootsier modes explored by Wynton in his southern trilogy of a few years before. Players include Wynton on trumpet, Todd Williams on tenor and soprano sax, Wes Anderson on alto, Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Reginald Veal on bass, Herlin Riley on drums, and Eric Reed on piano – and the album also features some guest tenor from Herb Harris and a bit of piano by Marthaniel Roberts. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Gil Scott-HeronFree Will ... CD
Flying Dutchman/RCA, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really tremendous album from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that stands as one of his greatest statements from the 70s! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry – the latter from his roots as a writer in touch with the streets, and the former part of a brilliant new direction that he was taking on the Flying Dutchman label. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Free Will (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Alan SilvestriChips Season 2 – 1978/1979 ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1978/1979. Used ... $14.99
Ponch! John! Come back – all is forgiven! We've always remembered Chips as one of the clunkier cop shows of the late 70s – but this sweet little soundtrack completely redeems the show – a set of funky numbers penned by Alan Silvestri, all with an upbeat, clubby sort of groove! The music's right up there with that sweet 70 stretch when cop/crime modes shifted from jazz and funk to a more disco-oriented style – an uptempo groove that was perfect for the high speed action of the motorcycle cops on the show, but which also stands beautifully here on its own – in longer renditions than were ever used on TV, often with some really cool keyboard parts in the mix. The set features almost 80 minutes of music, plus great notes too – and titles include "Supercycle", "Return Of The Turks", "Disaster Squad", "Neighborhood Watch", "High Flyer", and "High Explosive". CD
(Limited pressing of 3000 copies.)

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Elza SoaresElza Pede Passagem ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $12.99
Fast and funky samba tunes by Elza Soares – handled with a great 70s twist, one that brings the tunes up to speed with samba soul work of the time by Jorge Ben and Antonio Carlos E Jocafi! The feel is light and bouncy, but also very soulful – and the set grooves in a way you won't find on some of Elza's other albums – which can sometimes be a bit more playful. This one's really focused, with a very dynamic feel in the rhythms – thanks to great orchestrations from Dom Salvador. The whole thing's a real party throughout, with tracks that include "O Gato", "Barao Beleza", "ABC Da Vida", "Samba Da Pa", "Mais Do Que Eu", "Pulo Pulo", "Amor Perfeito", and "Cheguendengo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ultramagnetic MCsCritical Beatdown (expanded – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Next Plateau, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The classic Ultramagnetic album – expanded and remastered! The roots of Kool Keith's abstract poetical style are in evidence here in all it's brilliant glory, properly displayed without the smug hipster irony that makes so much of his latter day projects so off putting. Plus, the Ultramags had that amazing production by Ced Gee. This is still one of our all-time favorite late 80s new school hip hop albums. With "Watch Me Now", "Ego Trippin", "Ease Back", "Funky", "Kool Keith Housing Things", "Feelin It", "Ced Gee (Delta Force One)", "Traveling At The Speed of Thought" and more. 15 tracks on the main album plus the bonus tracks/alternate edits "Funky" (original 12-inch version), "Bait" (original 12-inch version), "A Chorus Line" featuring Tim Dog (original 12-inch version), "Travelling At The Speed Of Thought" (hip house club mix), "Ego Trippin'" (bonus beats) and "Mentally Mad" – none of which have ever appeared on CD! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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John WilliamsBlack Sunday ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1977. Used ... $13.99
John Williams tense score for the great 70s film Black Sunday – a movie that almost makes us get a bit nostalgic about the simplicity of terrorism in the old days! There's none of the later Williams sense of thematic energy here – as most tunes are nicely understated, and have this spooky, taught sort of feel – numbers that really recreate that quiet sense of drama that made 70s thrillers like this so wonderful. This new CD edition of the soundtrack features a huge amount of music from the film – nearly an hour – plus another 9 minutes of rare alternates and source music too – all wrapped together with an excellent booklet, in the usual Film Score style! Titles include "The Test", "Underway", "Air Chase", "The Explosion", "Farley's Dead", "The Blimp & The Bomb", "Passed", "Commandos Arrive", and "Speed Boat Chase". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCinecocktail 2 – The Second Chance (with bonus remix CD) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
Quite an unusual little collection of Italian soundtrack grooves – one that goes for the "whole picture" of the listening experience, in order to create a mini-movie in sound! Things start out spare and jazzy – with a flavor that's like some of the best Italian jazz scores of the early 60s, but a bit more contemporary – with standout lead lines on piano, trumpet, saxophone, and organ – all to set a very groovy mood at the start. As the collection moves on, things get a bit more upbeat and funky – hitting a more familiar Italian 70s mode, which really picks up speed near the end of the set! The package is a great companion to the first volume, but offers a very different sound overall – kind of a history of Italian soundtrack grooves in 21 tracks – over 70 minutes of music, packaged in a very nice tri-fold cover! A good number of the titles are in versions that have never appeared elsewhere before – and titles include "Satanic (seq 20)" bu Roberto Pregadio & Romano Mussolini, "La Ragazza Dalle Mani Di Corallo (seq 1)" by Roberto Pregadio, "Diamond Trumpet" by Francesco De Masi, "Kriminal (seq 28)" by Roberto Pregadio & Romano Mussolini, "Yeti" by Sante Maria Romitelli, "Funky Disco Soul" by Sante Maria Romitelli, "Amore All'Arrabbiata (seq 1)" by Roberto Pregadio, "Sliding Crime" by Gudio & Maurizio De Angelis, "Tic Nervoso (inst)" by Berto Pisano, "Gangster Story" by Berto Pisano, and "L'Isola Delle Svedesi (seq 1)" by Roberto Pregadio. And if that's not enough, the whole thing also offers a bonus disc of 6 more jazzy remixes by Francesco Santucci – versions of "Diamond Trumpet", "Sliding Crime", "Yeti", "Fay", and "Gangster Story". CD

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✨✧ Idris Ackamoor/The PyramidsMusic Of Idris Ackamoor 1971 to 2004 ... CD
EM (Japan), 1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of spiritual jazz from saxophonist Idris Ackamoor – featuring his famous 70s recordings with The Pyramids, solo material, and even some previously unissued titles! The bulk of the collection comes from The Pyramids' albums Birth Speed Merging, Lalibela, and King Of Kings – all freely creative records that build upon traditions initiated by the AACM in Chicago, and taken further groups like The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Human Arts Ensemble, or Oneness Of Juju. Many tracks build freely from earthy percussion, bits of vocals, and spiraling solos on saxes and flute – with a sound that's incredibly soulful and righteous – very positive and progressive, and easily some of the best work of this nature from the time! 2CD set features Pyramids tracks "The Land Of Eternal Song (part 3)", "Mohgo Naba", "Queen Of The Spirits (part 3)", "Black Man Of The Nile", "Aomawa", "The River Ganges", and "Masenko Nights" – plus "Spiritual Rebirth", "Centurian", "Topanga", "Cubana", and "Africa" by Idris Ackamoor; as well as "The Shepherd's Tune" by The Collective. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny BarronTraveler ... CD
Sunnyside, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another wonderful chapter in the recent career of Kenny Barron – a time when the pianist has really been stretching out from straighter trio modes, always offering up something new and exciting in his music! This time around, Kenny's got some really great help at a variety of levels – instrumentation that includes angular lines on soprano sax from Steve Wilson and earthy guitar from Lionel Loueke – plus a bit of vocals as well, sung by Ann Hampton Callaway, Gretchen Parlato, and Grady Tate – who each appear on one track apiece. The core group features Barron on piano, Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass, and Francisco Mela on drums – and despite the shifting array of guests, the sound is nicely unified by their efforts – a definite Barron-balanced spirit that really drives the set. Titles include "The Traveler", "Clouds", "Speed Trap","Um Beijo", "The First Year", "Memories Of You", and "Phantoms". CD
Also available Traveler ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ David BowieStage ... CD
Virgin, 1978. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous live set cut during the height of David Bowie's years in Berlin – and the kind of performance that showed that his more experimental work from this time could be every bit as appealing as the classics! The first half of the set features some amazing numbers from the Heroes and Low years – presented here with some darker orchestrations that sound really wonderful, and which slightly recast the styles of the tunes on the albums. The second half mixes in some older classics with a few surprising bits – making for the kind of "star appeal" that must have been welcome to more mainstream Bowie fans during these more obscure years. 20 tracks in all – including "Beauty & The Beast", "Breaking Glass", "Speed Of Life", "What In The World", "Heroes", "Warszawa", "Be My Wife", "Soul Love", "Star", "Art Decade", "Alabama Song", "TVC 15", and "Ziggy Stardust". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crackling bit of hardbop from Sonny Rollins – and a session that has Sonny playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown group that included Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano! Sonny had already made a strong name for himself on albums issued under the Roach/Brown tag at the time, and here the group returns the favor by allowing Sonny to lead, and by giving him a good deal of time in the spotlight! Rollins' solo ability is risen to a razor-sharp level for the set – really getting fire, and managing to invent at a speed and sharpness that's simply amazing. Titles include Sonny's classic reading of "Pent-up House", plus "Valse Hot", "Kiss & Run", and "Count Your Blessings". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crackling bit of hardbop from Sonny Rollins – and a session that has Sonny playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown group that included Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano! Sonny had already made a strong name for himself on albums issued under the Roach/Brown tag at the time, and here the group returns the favor by allowing Sonny to lead, and by giving him a good deal of time in the spotlight! Rollins' solo ability is risen to a razor-sharp level for the set – really getting fire, and managing to invent at a speed and sharpness that's simply amazing. Titles include Sonny's classic reading of "Pent-up House", plus "Valse Hot", "Kiss & Run", and "Count Your Blessings". CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD
Bluebird, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really tremendous album from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that stands as one of his greatest statements from the 70s! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry – the latter from his roots as a writer in touch with the streets, and the former part of a brilliant new direction that he was taking on the Flying Dutchman label. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". CD version features 8 bonus tracks – alternate versions of some of the heavier-duty tunes on the album, some of which are quite different than the originals! Also includes new notes and photos! CD
(Out of print First Editions pressing.)
Also available Free Will ... LP 33.99

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✨✧ 10 CC10 CC (bonus tracks) ... CD
Repertoire, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut album from 70s tunefully tongue-in-cheek pop rockers 10 CC – and the intro to their unique blend of masterful pop songcraft and satirical, often vaguely cynical lyricism! As was the case with much of their ouvre, the jokiness rarely treads on the strong songwriting and catchy compositions – and paved the way for the more irony laden pop for decades to come! Titles include "Johnny Don't Do It", "Sand In My Face", "Donna", "The Dean And I", "Headline Hustler", "Speed Kills", "Rubber Bullets", "Dhips Don't Disappear (Do They?)", "The Hospital Song", "Fresh Air For Mama" and more, plus the CD bonus tracks "Hot Sun Funk", "4% Of Something", "Waterfall", "Bee In My Bonnet" and "Rubber Bullets" (single version). CD
(Out of print.)
Also available 10 CC ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionAbsolutely Free (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Ryko, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most mindblowing pop culture pastiches of the 60s – a record that's as absolutely mad as it is absolutely free – and proof that a whole new generation of musicians like Zappa were using the studio like an instrument itself! This is work that could have never existed away from record – as the mix of sounds, moods, and music comes together with a maddening frenzy – hardly the languid speed you'd expect from the early years of hippiedom – and instead, an inspirational stream of styles and ideas delivered with trademark Zappa dexterity and wit! The album's divided into two long passages – "Absolutely Free" and "The MOI American Pageant" – with tracks that include "Plastic People", "Amnesia Vivace", "The Duke Regains His Chops", "America Drinks & Goes Home", "Son Of Suzy Creamcheese", "Status Back Baby", and "The Duke Of Prunes". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Absolutely Free (50th anniversary 2LP edition – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Cliff MartinezDrive – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Lakeshore, 2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great work from one of the best contemporary soundtrack artists going – Cliff Martinez's score for Drive – done at a level that's got a really classic vibe! And by classic, we mean classic 80s electronic – as Cliff has this spare, moody style that's really wonderful – sometimes focused strongly on keyboards, sometimes with these airy orchestrations that still continue this long flow – all used brilliantly in the movie, at a speed you'd never expect, given the title! Tracks include "My Name On A Car", "Tick Of The Clock", "They Broke His Pelvis", "Kick Your Teeth", and "Where's The Deluxe Version". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
 
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REO SpeedwagonNine Lives ... CD
Epic, 1979. Used ... $2.99
... CD
Also available Nine Lives ... LP 1.99

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REO SpeedwagonREO/TWO ... CD
Epic, 1972. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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REO SpeedwagonRidin The Storm Out ... CD
Epic, 1973. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Tex RitterHigh Noon (4CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4CDs ... $43.99
A massive amount of work from a time when Tex Ritter was at the top of his game – star of stage and radio, and also an important force on the rising west coast country scene too! The package features a total of 111 recordings, 19 never issued – all recorded for Capitol when the label was doing an amazing job with material like this. Tex gets lots of great help on the sides, too – instrumentation that includes contributions from Merle Travis, Speedy West, Cliffie Stone, Harold Hensley, and even arranger Les Baxter. Comes with a big booklet of notes and images – in the usual great Bear Family style! CD

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Stanley TurrentineCherry ... CD
CBS, 1972. Used ... $7.99
One of the best CTI albums from the early 70s – and one of Stanley Turrentine's funkiest records as well! The album's got a sharper edge than most other Turrentine albums of the time – a quality that goes beyond Stan's already soulful approach to the tenor, and which brings in some tight changes and more pronounced rhythms that really give the best cuts a great groove! The group's a sextet – with Bob James on electric piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Billy Cobham on drums – and titles include a monster version of Weldon Irvine's "Sister Sanctified" – a great funk tune that's probably best known as the sample for "My Philosophy" by BDP! Other tracks include "Speedball", "Cherry", and "The Revs". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles EarlandIntensity (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully-named session – as Charles Earland plays here with an intensity that's undeniable! The album marks a key shift for Earland – one away from the more standard soul jazz mode, into a realm of looser, freer rhythms that really take off from the start – knowing no end on the longer tunes, and really letting Charles run to the skies on the keys of the Hammond! The group on the set is a larger than usual one – with a trumpet section that includes Lee Morgan and Virgil Jones; reed players that include Billy Harper and Hubert Laws; and a double-edged rhythm line forged through the drums of Billy Cobham and the conga of Sonny Morgan – often working alongside each other to really widen the groove! The sound is remarkable – tight, but never slick – and in a sophisticated groove that could hardly be hinted at from Earland's earlier work. All tracks are long, and titles include "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Morgan", "Cause I Love Her", and "Happy Cause I'm Going Home". CD also brings in 2 more bonus tracks – both in a similar mode, from the album Charles III – "Lowdown" and "Speedball". CD
Also available Intensity ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Lee MorganGigolo ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work by Lee Morgan – easily one of his greatest albums, and a soaring session of modal energy that easily rivals the best work of the Impulse era! The album's got a slightly different feel than usual for Blue Note – a sense of freedom, joy, and soaring energy that's totally great – explored by a crack group that features Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all coming together with a unique sense of creativity! The rhythm section is one of the key factors here – as Mabern, Cranshaw, and Higgins have a fluid groove that really sets the tone for the record – letting Morgan and Shorter stretch out to the height of their powers, and explore some incredible modal and soulful themes. Titles include the seminal 11 minute reading of "The Gigolo", plus "Yes I Can No You Can't", "Speedball", and "Trapped" – as well as an excellent reading of "You Go To My Head" that completely opens up the old standard! Plus, this CD reissue's got a bonus alternate take of "The Gigolo", for an extra 10 minutes of music! CD

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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliIl Profeta/La Matriarca ... CD
GDM/Cinedelic (Italy), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 of the grooviest soundtracks ever recorded by this Italian genius! For the score to the mod 60s film Il Profeta, Trovajoli adds in some great elements like twanging guitars, trippy sitar, and hammond organ – all of which groove along in kind of a "go go" mode on the set's best numbers, laying out a vision of swinging Italy that really makes us wish we were there! Titles include "Il Profeta", "Abbiamo Capito", and "Topo Di Campagna", all done in a number of versions, making for a total of 16 cuts in all! La Matriarca is even better – built around one lovely little melody, similar to Francis Lai's legendary A Man & A Woman soundtrack! The tune is totally compelling, and is played in a variety of speeds and settings – on organ, electric harpsichord, and piano – all with jaunty little rhythms, and a slightly bossa, slightly Frenchy sound to it. Really wonderful, and the kind of ditty you'll be humming for weeks after you listen to it! There's 9 tracks in all – including "Bossa Nova Remix", "Piano Solo", "Slow Take", "Main Titles", and "Dream Version". 25 cuts in all – with both soundtracks on the CD! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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