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✨✧ VariousJourney To The Dawn – Illuminating Jazz From Theresa Records ... CD
Theresa/Temposphere (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
A lost batch of soulful jazz from a massively overlooked source – the mighty Theresa Records, home to some really great recordings at the end of the 70s! Theresa was a tiny company formed in Oakland, CA at the end of the 70s – a spiritual heir to the sound of Impulse, Flying Dutchman, and other 70s powerhouse soul jazz labels – with a sound that was directly encapsulated in the label's own recordings of Pharoah Sanders at the time! After a few years of inactivity on the recording scene after his seminal sides for Impulse, Pharoah made a strong re-emergence on Theresa – working in a sweet style of soul jazz that was also picked up by some of the label's other strong artists. This excellent set was compiled in collaboration with Gilles Peterson – and features some of the hippest, most soulful tracks to come out on Theresa – work that takes off from the sound of Pharoah's earlier albums, into a whole new realm of expression! Titles include "Heart Is A Melody", "Rejoice", and "You've Got To Have Freedom" by Pharoah Sanders; "Samba" and "Pippin" by Ed Kelly; "Use Your Hands" and "Levels Of Consciousness" by Babatunde & Phenomena; and "Hip Funk" by Bishop Norman Williams & The One Mind Experience. 11 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)
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Joe BonnerNew Beginnings ... LP
Theresa, Early 80s. Sealed ... $9.99
Heavily spiritual work from pianist Joe Bonner – a set of solo tracks that flows with warmth and imagination only hinted at on some of his 70s sides! The tunes are all quite long, and have Joe carving out a post-Coltrane, post-Tyner approach to the keys that makes for some beautifully flowing tracks. Joe plays both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes on the set, and singer Laurie Antonioli lends her voice for a wonderful wordless performance on the seminal "quiet moments" track "Soft Breezes". Other titles include "New Beginnings", "Ode To Trane", "The Revolution", and "A Child Is Born". LP, Vinyl record album

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George ColemanManhattan Panorama ... LP
Theresa, 1985. Sealed ... $9.99
A sweet small group set – with Harold Mabern on piano, Jamil Nasser on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rufus ReidPerpetual Stroll ... LP
Theresa, 1981. Sealed ... $9.99
A great little record from Rufus Reid – a light and lively soul jazz piano session (Kirk Lightsey on piano, Eddie Gladden on drums), featuring some wonderful original compositions. The best of these is "Perpetual Stroll", a slow building number with a sad lyrical melody that's incredibly compelling. Other titles include "Habiba", "One Finger Snap", and "Waltz For Doris". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pharoah SandersJourney To The One ... LP
Theresa, 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
A later album by Pharoah, but one of his best! The record is a very tight set of tracks that includes the amazing jazz dance anthem "You've Got to Have Freedom", a killer groover that will stay in your head for days after you've heard it! The rest of the material's equally great, and the record has a solidity that matches all of the soulful spirituality of his Impulse years with the a tightness that really sends the message home! Pharoah's working here with a great set of soul jazz musicians – players that include Eddie Henderson, John Hicks, and Idris Muhammad – and the double-length album's filled with great tracks that include "Think About The One", "Bedria", "Doktor Pitt", and "After the Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pharoah SandersRejoice ... LP
Theresa, 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
Fantastic 80s work from Pharoah Sanders – with a vibe that's a perfect extension of his classic work for the Impulse label! The album has Pharoah working with an amazing group – Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, John Hicks and Joe Bonner on piano, Art Davis on bass, and either Elvin Jones or Billy Higgins on drums. The sound is remarkably fresh – soaring and spiritual, but also more focused than in earlier years, with a great amount of soulful warmth. And although extra elements are added – like vocals, vibes, and added percussion – Pharoah's solos still dominate the whole album beautifully. Titles include "Rejoice", "Origin", "Moments Notice", "Central Park West", "Farah", "Ntjilo Ntjilo/Bird Song", and "Nigerian Juju Hilife". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pharoah SandersShukuru ... CD
Theresa/Evidence, 1985. Used ... $7.99
A great album by Pharoah Sanders – recorded in the mid 80s, but with a spiritual style that's kind of a bridge between Pharoah's earlier days and the present. The work is played by a small group that includes Idris Muhammad on drums, William Henderson on keyboards, and Ray Drummand on bass. Henderson plays with some keyboard effects that include strings and voices – and his work in this respect isn't nearly as off-putting as you'd think, and ends up sounding pretty sweet as backing for Pharoah's sax. Leon Thomas sings on two cuts – "Sun Song" and "Mas In Brooklyn Heights" – and other tracks include "Shukuru" and "Jitu". CD

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✨✧ Ed KellyMusic From The Black Museum ... LP
Theresa, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool group – with Ed Kelly on piano, Smiley Winters on drums, Peter Barshay on bass, and Willie Reeves on congas! Titles include the long "Museum Piece", plus "Ring Shout Ballet", "Samba", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – sealed!)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonFarewell Keystone ... LP
Theresa, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little session from Bobby Hutcherson – recorded live as a tribute to the legendary Keystone Korner jazz club in San Francisco – but even more important as a later meeting between Bobby and saxophonist Harold Land! The vibe here is a bit different than previous Land/Hutcherson albums – not as tightly righteous, but still tremendously soulful – gliding along with an energy that's always soaring and searching, but never in a way that's nervous or undirected. Other players include Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Cedar Walton on piano, Billy Higgins on drums, and Buster Williams on bass – a perfectly-matched lineup that sets each tune on fire with their imagination. Titles include "Rubber Man", "Starting Over", "Crescent Moon", "Short Stuff", and "Prism". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersPharoah Sanders Live ... CD
Theresa/Evidence, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quite a nice little album from Pharoah – the kind of session we always overlooked when we were digging for Impulse titles, and which we're now going back to, and almost appreciating more than the classic ones! The album's a quartet session – recorded live, of course – with a freely swinging rhythm section that features John Hicks, Walter Booker, and Idris Muhammad. The centerpiece of the album is a long quartet version of "You've Got To Have Freedom" – one that's nice and grooving, but in a very different way than the more famous studio version. Another real winner is "Pharomba", a 13 minute long track that has a gentle groove and some extremely nice work on tenor from Pharoah! Plus, this CD features a huge bonus track – 22 minutes long – the wonderful "Doktor Pitt", a track that grooves with a really soulful finish! CD

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George ColemanGeorge Coleman At Yoshi's ... LP
Theresa, 1987. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With Coleman on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Alvin Queen on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Nat AdderleyBlue Autumn ... LP
Theresa, 1986. Sealed ... $9.99
With Sonny Fortune on alto, Larry Willis on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Includes a great version of "Book's Bossa" – plus "Blue Autumn", "Tallahassee Kid", "Fifth Labor Of Hercules", and "For Duke & Cannon". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Riz OrtolaniWoman Times Seven ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
This one's the score to an obscure comedy that starred Shirley Maclaine, Alan Arkin, Peter Sellers, and Michael Caine – and which was directed by Vittorio DeSica, working here in a far cry from The Bicycle Thief! Despite the goofy nature of the film, most of the tracks are in the range of Ortolani's more serious work – mostly orchestral and slower numbers. However, there's a few nice groovy tracks – nothing totally wonderful, but done here with a light 60s bounce that makes them stand out from the rest of the pack! Titles include "Three For A Dance", "Lover's Funeral", "They Told Me", "Marie Theresa", and "What To Do?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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David ScheinbaumHip Hop – Portraits Of An Urban Hymn (hardcover) ... Book
Damiani (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 50.00
We're not normally the biggest fans of hip hop photo books, but this one really does a great job of breaking the mold – by featuring excellent photographs of live performers and their audiences by David Scheinbaum – and interspersing the images with writings by Michael Eric Dyson, Brian Hardgroove, Gaye Theresa Johnson, and others! The book's got a nicely poetic feel – and although contemporary, some of the images almost have a timeless feel that recalls the Back In The Day book by Jamel Shabazz – while others are abstractions that really change up a conventional mode of hip hop portraiture. Photos are both color and black and white, and the book is 160 pages, hardcover, and done in a very nice style by Damiani Press. Book

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersPrayer Before Dawn ... CD
Evidence, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
A late 80s effort from Pharoah Sanders – recorded in partnership with William Henderson, who plays piano and Kurzweil synthesizer on the session. The work flows nicely from Sanders' earlier work on the Theresa label – warm, spiritual, still with the majestic searching quality of his best Impulse recordings, but with none of the forced attempt to be too avant garde to be enjoyable. Overall, the album's quite mellow – and although the synth work by Henderson might get in the way a bit, it's more than made up for by some solidly soulful blowing by Pharoah, always a treat! Titles include "Living Space", "After The Rain", "The Light At The Edge Of The World", "Softly For Shyla", and "The Greatest Love Of All". CD

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