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✨✧ Venus DodsonNight Rider/Where Are We Headed ... 12-inch
Warner, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice stuff! The title track to Venus' Night Rider album is remixed here by Jim Burgess – with a good spare club groove, and some nice congas on the intro, plus he works with Patrick Adams on the flip side for another jazzy club bumber! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)
 
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Nicole Henry with Eddie Higgins TrioTeach Me Tonight ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2005. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An even deeper jazz set than Nicole Henry's first album – recorded with the Eddie Higgins Trio, and done in a style that's traditional, yet extremely soulful! There's a sound here that reminds us a lot of Carmen Lundy – as Nicole's singing jazz, but doing so in a mode that's never draped with any of the torchy cliches of other singers – and which is as informed by a history of soul music as it is more standard influences from jazz. The recording quality is great – thanks to the top-shelf Venus Records standards – and titles include "Summer Wind", "Angel Eyes", "Young At Heart", "Teach Me Tonight", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Cry Me A River", and "Blame It On My Youth". LP, Vinyl record album
(200 gram pressing, with obi!)

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Eddie HigginsIf Dreams Come True Vol 1 ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2004. Near Mint- ... $38.99
Warm, late nite work from the Eddie Higgins trio – that great 90s lineup that features Eddie on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, and Joe Ascione on drums! It's hard to adequately get at the genius of these guys together in words – as their power is somewhat subtle, but damn effective – a way better sound than we might have ever expected from Eddie many years back, and the kind of a record that's really got us renewing our look at his talents! Higgins is both bold and sensitive on the set – masterful on the keys, yet quite unassuming as well – hard to peg adequately, but just the sort of strength that more than justifies all the tape the Venus Records label have spun on him in recent years. Titles on this first volume include "If Dreams Come True", "Summertime", "Into The Memory", and "Minor Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(200 gram pressing – with obi!)

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Eddie HigginsIf Dreams Come True Vol 2 ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2004. Near Mint- ... $38.99
Warm, late nite work from the Eddie Higgins trio – that great 90s lineup that features Eddie on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, and Joe Ascione on drums! It's hard to adequately get at the genius of these guys together in words – as their power is somewhat subtle, but damn effective – a way better sound than we might have ever expected from Eddie many years back, and the kind of a record that's really got us renewing our look at his talents! Higgins is both bold and sensitive on the set – masterful on the keys, yet quite unassuming as well – hard to peg adequately, but just the sort of strength that more than justifies all the tape the Venus Records label have spun on him in recent years. Titles on this second volume include "Shinjuku Twilight", "Frenesi", "Nightingale", "Caravan", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(200 gram pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Steve KuhnWaltz Red Side ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2002. Used ... $8.99
They had us at "waltz" with this one – because the combination of Steve Kuhn's inherent groove and the loping rhythms of the style always fit beautifully together – kind of a subtle return to the modal elements that first made Kuhn's music so wonderful back in the 60s and 70s! Steve's on piano, in a trio that also features Eddie Gomez on bass and Billy Drummond on drums – and this "red" album benefits strongly from the round, warm tones of Eddie's bass. Titles include "Charade", "Remember", "Years Later", "My Buddy", "Once Upon A Summertime", and "I'll Take Romance" – but all in different versions than the "blue" album in this color waltz series. CD
(Booklet is included but has become separated from staples.)

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Renato SellaniMy Foolish Heart ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2007. Near Mint- ... $33.99
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(Very nice 200 gram pressing!)

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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioSpeak Low (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2001. Used ... $18.99
CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Nicki ParrottMoon River (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barbara CarrollSentimental Mood ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sentimental, but never sappy at all – a great set of later work from pianist Barbara Carroll, who also sings a bit on the date too! Carroll first rose to prominence in the 50s, then was under-recorded for many years after that – but re-emerging in a recent set of sides for Venus Records, she's still in tip-top shape – really playing with warmth and creativity that manages to do a lot with a little! The tunes here are shorter than the usual Venus outing, but that's only a testament to Carroll's sense of economy – an easy familiarity with the standards on the date, which lets her really get to the heart of the melody quickly, but in ways that bear plenty of her own twists and turns too. Bass is by Jay Leonhart and drums are by Joe Cocuzzo – and titles include "As Long As I Live", "Yesterdays", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Lady Be Good", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Last Night When We Were Young", and "On A Clear Day". CD

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✨✧ Bill CharlapI'm Old Fashioned ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2009. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ George Garzone & Trio Da PazNight Of My Beloved ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
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AirTalkie Walkie (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Astralwerks/Parlophone, 2004. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Atmospheric electronic pop from Air – one that really steps up the spacier avant pop touches, after some of more ethereal, almost symphonic touches on both their proper albums and soundtrack work in the preceding few years. Lots of trippy electronic touches on this one, but still with the delicate vocals and layered bits of guitar and other strings, for a nice blend of sounds. Solid work from the always adventurous duo. Includes "Venus", "Cherry Blossom Girl", "Run", "Universal Traveler", "Mike Mills", "Surfing On A Rocker", "Another Day", "Alpha Beta Gaga", "Biological" and "Alone In Kyoto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBirth Of The Cool ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Fair ... $9.99
Legendary work from Miles Davis – large group sessions that virtually define the "cool" in cool jazz! The work's quite different from Davis' earlier bop sides with Charlie Parker – and show a distinct influence from modernists like Gerry Mulligan (who is on the recordings) and from the experiments of the Tristano school. Miles is less the leader than the creative visionary – as all players come together in a perfect blend of sound, perfectly polished, and with a very dark edge. Titles include "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". LP, Vinyl record album
(FAIR CONDITION. Turquoise label pressing. Cover has wear, splitting on all seams and some pen.)

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✨✧ DeodatoDeodato 2 ... CD
CTI, 1973. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". Plus, this CD reissue features 3 bonus tracks – "Venus", "Do It Again", and "Latin Flute"! CD
Also available Deodato 2 ... LP 5.99

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Henry FranklinSkipper At Home ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". CD

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Macy GrayOn How Life Is ... LP
Epic, 1999. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Macy's first album, debuting her raw approach to both singing and lyrical content. With "I've Committed Murder", "Why Didn't You Call Me", "Sex-o-matic Venus Freak", "A Moment To myself", "Do Something" and "The Letter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Incluedes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Azar LawrenceSeeker ... CD
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Tremendous work from Azar Lawrence – part of a great return to form the reedman has had in recent years – and, if anything, a run of music that's maybe even greater than his legendary sides from the 70s! Lawrence is razor-sharp throughout – spinning out bold, soulful lines on tenor and soprano sax – with a quintet that includes Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Benito Gonzalez on piano, Essiet Okon Essiet on bass, and Jeff Tain Watts on drums! Payton's got a fire that may well surpass his own recent albums – and Lawrence provides a set of original compositions that soar to the stars from the very first note – really wonderful tunes that include "Venus Rising", "Gandhi", "Lost Tribes Of Lemuria", "The Seeker", "One More Time", and "Rain Ballad". CD

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Nicole Mitchell & Joelle LeandreSisters Where ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
A beautiful combination of flute and bass – the former from Nicole Mitchell, the latter from Joelle Leandre – both players who really open up in the space of a spare record like this! Leandre's got a very lyrical, spiritual tone to her instrument – but also lots of sharp edges too – and she really brings out some fresh sounds from Mitchell, who continues to be one of the most expressive, inspirational musicians in the current generation of jazz! The titles of the tunes have a very heavenly feel, which suits the music well – and tracks include "Sisters On Venus", "Sisters On Mars", "Sisters On Saturn", and "Back On Earth". CD

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✨✧ PhreekPatrick Adams Presents Phreek ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the biggest 70s moments from underground club maestro Patrick Adams – an amazing talent who's best known for his work on his own P&P family of record labels – but who steps out here with an even tighter sound! The album's brimming with the sorts of sweet moogy touches that Adams always brought to his work – that heavy use of cosmic keyboards that's continued to have a huge influence for years to come. But in addition to the spacey disco grooves on the bottom, the set's also got some great vocal help too – as Patrick brings in some heavy talents from the underground – including Leroy Burgess, Venus Dodson, and Donna McGhee – all of whom add a heck of a lot to the set! Titles include the seminal club track "Weekend", plus "I'm A Big Freak", "Have A Good Day", "Everybody Loves A Good Thing", "May My Love Be With You" and "Much Too Much". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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John ScofieldLoud Jazz ... CD
Gramavision, 1988. Used ... $8.99
The sound is never too loud here – and John Scofield's right out in the lead on most numbers, carving out those soulfully-inflected, modern-styled licks that really characterized his sound back in the day! Scofield's emerged as more of a traditionalist in recent years, but on 80s dates like these he was really embracing the bigger sounds of the time – and has a way of mixing his guitar roots with kind of a fuzzier, more electric vibe – of the sort that the Gramavision label could do wonderfully at the time. The group is mostly a quintet, with Don Alias on percussion – and keyboards are by Robert Aries on all tracks, but George Duke steps in with some solos as well. Titles include "Signature Of Venus", "Dirty Rice", "Did It", "Loud Jazz", "Otay", "True Love", and "Igetthepicture". CD

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✨✧ TelevisionMarquee Moon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The masterful debut of Television! Marquee Moon is indisputably one of best records to come out of late 70s NYC . It's truly a singular achievement – one of the few records that seems to be on every rock literati's list of the all-time-bests – and actually deserves every bit of praise it gets! The guitars and vocals are bristling with all the post-punk energy of the lower east side in the 70s – but stands out for the off kilter melodicism and the extraordinary guitar heroism, courtesy Tom Verlaine. A genuine classic! Includes "See No Evil", "Venus", "Friction", "Marquee Moon", "Elevation", "Guiding Light", "Prove It" and "Torn Curtain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used ... $21.99
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". CD

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Popul VuhNosferatu (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Egg/Wah Wah (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... On July 1, 2015
The spooky soundtrack to Werner Herzog's remake of Nosferatu from the late 70s – featuring a spare, moody score that's quite different than some of Popul Vuh's other work. The music almost seems to bubble out of the ground like Nosferatu himself coming out of his coffin in the minutes after dusk – using light electronics to set a tone, but also employing a bit of what seems to be flute, plus occasional acoustic guitar, which has a very striking effect in this setting. Titles include "Mantra I", "Die Nacht Derhimmel", "Through Pains To Heaven II", "On The Way", and "Venus Principal". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marc Bolan & T RexZinc Alloy & The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Here's where it started getting weird for Bolan & T Rex – with strange bits of soul and other elements in the shiny, spacey veneer! Includes "Venus Loon", "Sound Pit", "Galaxy", "Change", "Teenage Dream", "Interstellar Soul", "The Meathawk Immaculate", "Nameless Wildness", "Liquid Gang", "The Leopards Featuring Gerdenia & The Mighty Slug" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with code for digital download.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days – gently modern numbers that slowly became standards over the years, thanks to respect from other players. The best of these tracks are showcased here – played by Mulligan with a sax section that includes Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Al Cohn on tenor and baritone, Lee Konitz on alto, and Allan Eager on alto and tenor. Rhythm is by the piano-less section of Freddie Green on guitar, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Venus De Milo", "Revelation", "Sextet", "Turnstyle", "Four & One More", "Crazy Day", and "Disc Jockey Jump". CD also features 4 bonus tracks, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAdam Stag Party Record 8 – A Night In Bedlam ... LP
Fax, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wild party songs – as the cover promises – with titles that include "The Good Ship Venus", "Baby That's Not My Own", "Her Cuckoo's Nest", and "Get Out & Hustle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice sexy cover, with the naughty bits partially covered by a removable label – which someone partially peeled.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBirth Of The Cool ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Legendary work from Miles Davis – large group sessions that virtually define the "cool" in cool jazz! The work's quite different from Davis' earlier bop sides with Charlie Parker – and show a distinct influence from modernists like Gerry Mulligan (who is on the recordings) and from the experiments of the Tristano school. Miles is less the leader than the creative visionary – as all players come together in a perfect blend of sound, perfectly polished, and with a very dark edge. Titles include "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBirth Of The Cool ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Legendary work from Miles Davis – large group sessions that virtually define the "cool" in cool jazz! The work's quite different from Davis' earlier bop sides with Charlie Parker – and show a distinct influence from modernists like Gerry Mulligan (who is on the recordings) and from the experiments of the Tristano school. Miles is less the leader than the creative visionary – as all players come together in a perfect blend of sound, perfectly polished, and with a very dark edge. Titles include "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". CD
Also available Birth Of The Cool ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisComplete Birth Of The Cool ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Legendary work from Miles Davis – large group sessions that virtually define the "cool" in cool jazz! The work's quite different from Davis' earlier bop sides with Charlie Parker – and show a distinct influence from modernists like Gerry Mulligan (who is on the recordings) and from the experiments of the Tristano school. Miles is less the leader than the creative visionary – as all players come together in a perfect blend of sound, perfectly polished, and with a very dark edge. Titles include "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". Also includes 13 live session tracks. CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyCaddy For Daddy ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Blue Note albums of all time! Hank Mobley leads an incredibly soulful group that includes Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, McCoy Tyner, and Billy Higgins – and the group plays this amazing mix of soul jazz and modal grooves that is hardly matched by anything else in the Blue Note catalog. Every cut is a winner, and titles include "Venus Di Mildew", "The Morning After", and "Ace Duce Trey". Fantastic material all the way through, with tracks that will stay in your head for years – and one of the greatest jazz album covers ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear, with tape along a splitting top seam.)
 
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NRBQNRBQ Interstellar (10 inch LP) ... LP
Sundazed, 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A really unique record from the New Rhythm & Blues Quartet – an early live set that has the group playing the music of Sun Ra – in a really offbeat hybrid with their own individual style! The lineup is expanded a bit here – with additional trombone and tenor – and the spirit of Ra is definitely alive and well in the music, as are some of the warmer tones of the group's own roots – which blend with the compositions to make some really wonderful moments! We're stunned at how much we like the record – almost a slightly more human take on the sound of the Arkestra – and titles include "Rocket #9", "Venusian Sunset", "Next Stop Mars", and "Approach The Planet". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lenny WhiteVenusian Summer ... LP
Nemperor, 1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Classic soulful fusion session from the 70's. Drummer Lenny White is joined by a great group that includes Larry Young, Larry Coryell, Hubert Laws, Pat Gleeson, and Onaje Allan Gumbs. Some tracks are funky, and some are spacey, but all are pretty darn tight. Titles include "Mating Drive", "Venusian Summer", "Chicken Fried Steak", and "Prince Of The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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