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Aloe BlaccWant Me (voc, inst)/Arrive (voc, inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Stones Throw, 2005. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A trippy, soulful surprise from Aloe Blacc – the mic side of the Cali hip hop duo Emanon – who seems poised to make the transition from Cali hip hop to progressive soul! The backdrop of "Want Me" is a deep, pulsing electronic wall of sound with slow-building effects raining down into the mix – with Aloe in romantic dancefloor croon mode leading the way! "Arrive" is a similar number, with some heavy reverb on the electronic/synth elements – and crisp, percolating beats. Aloe handles the production on both tracks, making him a triple threat +one – writer/producer/rapper/singer! We're always a bit surprised at how unpredictably, yet solidly, the Stones Throw sound continues to grow! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Willis JacksonLegends Of Acid Jazz – Keep On A Blowin'/Thunderbird ... CD CD format
Prestige/OJC, 1959/1962. New Copy ... $5.99 18.98
Heavy tenor from Willis Jackson – two early 60s killers for Prestige, back to back on a single CD! First up is Keep On A Blowin – an album that has hard wailin' soul jazz solos by Brother Jack McDuff on organ and Wild Bill Jennings on guitar! Those two, plus Gator, make up the core of the combo that features additional backing by bass and drums, but you won't need to worry about the additional players, because the triple threat of tenor/organ/guitar will hold all your attention. Tracks are long, and as usual, the best ones are the originals, including "Blue Strollin", "A Smooth One", and "Keep On A Blowin". Thunderbird is a massive groover – and a set that rumbles as much as you might guess from the title! The album's got Willis Jackson blowing in a very open, loud tenor tone – working with an unusual group that features Freddie Roach on organ, and Wild Bill Jennings on guitar – the former a hip, smooth keyboardist, the latter a rougher, bluesier player – making for a really nice mix of modes! There's a deep soul jazz bottom throughout – and titles include "Thunderbird", "Oh Lady Be Good", "Back & Forth", and "California Sun". CD

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Roland KirkThird Dimension (140 gram clear vinyl) ... LP LP format
Bethlehem/Doxy, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Excellent early work from Roland Kirk – not as groundbreaking as later sessions, but still filled with fire and imagination, and proof that the famous blind player was a genius even at an early age! Kirk plays alto, tenor, and soprano – and on all tracks, he plays them in his unique "3-in-1" style, in which he's actually blowing all horns at the same time! The result is an incredible sound, unlike anyone else we can think of – and it's an amazingly raw tone that still swings very hard. Players include Jimmy Madison on piano, Carl Pruitt on bass, and Hank Duncan on drums – a really rootsy quartet that helps Roland hit a really gutbuckety sound on the record. Titles include "Triple Threat", "Slow Groove", "Roland's Theme", "Easy Living", "The Nearness Of You", and "A La Carte". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edtion of 500!)

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VariousBaz Fe Jazz Presents Jazz Dance 1 ... LP LP format
Atlantis (UK), 1950s. Sealed ... $3.99
Remember the late 80s, before there was even the term "Acid Jazz"? Here's one of the first jazz dance compilations, and a nice one at that, with 10 jumpin' tracks: Lee Morgan "Terrible T", Roland Kirk "Triple Threat", Bill Doggett "Hold It", Nina Simone "Love Me Or Leave Me" and "My Baby Just Cares For Me", Oscar Pettiford "Another One", Art Blakey "Right Down Front" and "Tippin", Little Willie John "Fever" and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson "Kidney Stew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Harvey MasonMVP – Most Valuable Player (plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Arista/ (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Harvey's fifth and final album for Arista – another win for the funk-soul-fusion MVP! Given that Harvey worked on some of the best fusion sessions of the 70s, it's more than safe to give him "most valuable player" award – because without his drums, many a record would have faltered! Here, though, Mason's much more in his all-out soul mode – singing, playing, and producing in a smooth blend of jazz and modern soul, still with some funky grit in the mix. It not only benefits greatly from his years as one of the great studio players, but even more so for his triple threat talent as a writer, producer and performer. Tracks are all quite tight and catchy – soul groovers with some funk. Feature arrangements from Kenny Mason, Patrice Rushen and Jerry Peters. Titles include "Universal Rhyme", "Don't Doubt My Lovin", "On and On", "You And Me", "Spell", and "How Does It Feel". This expanded edition from includes 2 bonus tracks: "How Does It Feel (UK Single)" and "On And On (UK Single)". CD