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✨✧ Boney MNightflight To Venus ... LP
Atlantic/Hansa, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice bit of space age disco fantasy from Boney M – a set that's got a few more electronic touches than some of the group's other records, but which still continues in a straight ahead poppy vein! There's a sound here that's arguably a bit more sophisticated than before – especially on some of the rhythms, which almost hint at Bohannon like complexity at the bottom. There's almost a bit more club appeal than you might expect – although other tunes are definitely more the stuff of hotel lobby dancefloors than warehouse parties in New York. Titles include "King Of The Road", "Nightflight To Venus", "Voodoonight", "Brown Girl In the Ring", "Heart Of Gold", and the hit version of "Rivers Of Babylon". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Claude FrancoisBelles! Belles! Belles!/Venus En Blue-Jeans/Moi Je Pense Encore A Toi/Hey Potatoes ... 7-inch
Fontana (France), 1962. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Shocking BlueVenus/Hot Sand ... 7-inch
Colossus, Early 70s. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes a jukebox tab.)
 
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Barbara CarrollSentimental Mood ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2005. Used ... $11.99
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 ... $25.99
CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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George Garzone & Trio Da PazNight Of My Beloved ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2007. Used ... $9.99
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✨✧ New York TrioThou Swell ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Cedar WaltonSong Of Delilah ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Richie BeirachManhattan Reverie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
There's a bit of reverie here, but it's usually the swinging kind instead of the sleepy variety – thanks to a well-formed groove from Richie Beirach on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Billy Hart on drums! The tunes certainly include a few ballads, but Richie usually takes them with a freely fresh sound that gets past any obvious standard-heavy cliches – inspired, no doubt, by the inventive changes of Mraz and Hart, who seem to spur him on strongly, especially on the more upbeat tracks. Titles include "Manhattan Reverie", "Transition", "Veils", "Etude", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Footprints". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Richie BeirachWhat Is This Thing Called Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
Richie Beirach swings nicely on some of this set, but also manages to kick back a bit on a few ballads too – dropping out of the heavier rhythm on the swingers from George Mraz on bass and Billy Hart on drums – to hit some mellower modes that really show off the sensitive side of his playing! The balance is great, and the record's the sort that makes us appreciate Beirach even more than before – a great reminder of his talents, on tracks that include "Leaving", "Night & Day", "Goodbye", "Autumn Leaves", "Pinocchio", and "Nardis". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderRecado Bossa Nova ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A whole new setting for tenorist Eric Alexander – and a great one too! The album's got Alexander in a bossa-styled mode – but less like the facile bossa jazz projects of the 60s than some of the harder-edged ones you'd get from players like Ike Quebec or Charlie Rouse! The sharpness of the rhythms have a good deal to do with the strength of the record – played by familiar Alexander associates Harold Mabern on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – but at a level that's very different than their usual accompaniment, which really shows their diversity. Titles include "Recado Bossa Nova", "Corcovado", "Manteca", "Journey", "So In Love", and "Mambo Inn". CD

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✨✧ Joe FarnsworthMy Heroes ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Joe Farnsworth pays tribute to the greats of the 50s and 60s – Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Max Roach, and others – in a smoking set that features his longtime musical companions Eric Alexander on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, and Nat Reeves on bass! There's a vibe here that's different than other recent dates from this well-matched team – as the players are definitely trying to skew their sounds differently with each number dedicated to a different drummer – especially Alexander and Mabern, who really match Farnsworth's energy as he changes things up. Titles include "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Two Bass Hit", "Reflection", "George's Dilemma", and "Cute". CD
 
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✨✧ BSTCMusic For A Saturday Evening ... LP
All Natural, 2008. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Modern club ready soul from BSTC – a diverse blend of of group soul, electronic flourishes, instrumentals and vocal tunes – tracks that reach back to disco, house and even a bit of bossa – and a sweet little departure for the mostly Chi hip hop oriented All Natural Inc! BSTC does a pretty tight job of blending band based grooves and studio built vibes – Andy C & Tunji handle lots of the instrumentation and production – with loads of breezy keys, synth bass and beats and soulful rhythms – some tunes with additional horns and vocals. Very fresh stuff that timelessly blends the soul grooves of the 70s onward! Tracks include "BSTC", "Love It" feat JL, "Get It" feat Keanna Johnson, "Venus And Mars", "Mr AC" feat ZZAJE & Low Down Brass Band and more. 2LP version features 8 tracks. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ PhreekPatrick Adams Presents Phreek ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good- ... $7.99
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, small stickers, some marks on front, edge wear, and a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Voices of Walter SchumannExploring the Unknown ... LP
RCA, 1955. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the postwar space-age classics! The normally-sleepy chorus of Walter Schumann is used to create the backdrop for a narrative of space flight – read by Paul Frees, and involving the takeoff of a rocket from the Pacific, soaring into space, past the moon, and arriving on Venus. The voices drift in and out of the mix, louder and softer while Frees reads from the script for the album. The orchestrations are by Leith Stevens, best known for his jazzy soundtrack work, but sounding pretty great here, and providing a perfect spooky accompaniment to the voices and reading. Titles include "Space Station", "New Frontiers", "Arrival At Venus", "Teleportation", "The Comets", and "Regions Of Other Suns". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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John ScofieldLoud Jazz ... CD
Gramavision, 1988. Used ... $10.99
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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Velvet UndergroundLive MCMXCIII ... CD
Sire, 1993. Used 2CD ... $2.99
The Velvet Underground live in 1993 – something we never would have expected a decade before, and a performance that's gone onto have more permanence in the group's catalog over the years! The concert's recorded in Paris, with a quartet lineup that reunites John Cale with the group – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, and Moe Tucker – and while there's not as many freaky longform jams as you might find in the Robert Quine tapes from the early years, there's still some surprisingly nice longer tracks that really open up some tunes – including "Heroin", "Some Kinda Love", "The Gift", "Rock & Roll", and "Hey Mr Rain". Lots more nice moments too – including "Velvet Nursery Rhyme", "Black Angels Death Song", "Femme Fatale", "Beginning To See The Light", "Afterhours", and "Venus In Furs". CD
Also available Live MCMXCIII (4LP colored vinyl) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP 69.99

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Velvet UndergroundLive MCMXCIII (4LP colored vinyl) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Sire, 1993. New Copy 4LP Gatefold (reissue)... $69.99
The Velvet Underground live in 1993 – something we never would have expected a decade before, and a performance that's gone onto have more permanence in the group's catalog over the years! The concert's recorded in Paris, with a quartet lineup that reunites John Cale with the group – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, and Moe Tucker – and while there's not as many freaky longform jams as you might find in the Robert Quine tapes from the early years, there's still some surprisingly nice longer tracks that really open up some tunes – including "Heroin", "Some Kinda Love", "The Gift", "Rock & Roll", and "Hey Mr Rain". Lots more nice moments too – including "Velvet Nursery Rhyme", "Black Angels Death Song", "Femme Fatale", "Beginning To See The Light", "Afterhours", and "Venus In Furs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Edition of 7500 copies – deep blue vinyl, and 4LPs!)
Also available Live MCMXCIII ... CD 2.99

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VariousCatacombs – Temple Street, Wolverhampton 1968 to 1974 – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul, Popcorn & R&B ... CD
Charly (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
Sublime 60s soul singles – upbeat, grooving, and brought together in support of legendary UK club The Catacombs – an early hotbed for the Northern Soul scene! The package is heavy on notes and images from the club – but even if you've never set foot in the UK, or on a dancefloor, you'll still find plenty here to love – a searing batch of 28 gems from the late 60s – most of them pretty darn rare, and usually with an edge that's a lot rawer than mainstream work of the time! The Catacombs seemed to pick the cuts that still held onto some of the sharper qualities of the earliest years of soul – less smooth groovers and more gritty tracks that really make this batch stand out. Titles include "Try A Little Harder" by The Fi-Dels, "What Is This" by Bobby Womack, "Suffering City" by Johnny & Lilly, "Psychedelic Soul" by Saxie Russell, "Do Me Like You Do Me" by John Williams & The Tick Tocks, "The Wrong Girl" by The Showmen, "Every Beat Of My Heart" by The Du-Ettes, "Michael" by The CODs, "Chinatown" by Victor Knight, "House Of Heartaches" by The Neptunes, "Love Time" by Kelly Brothers, "I've Got To Have Your Love" by Mill Evans, "The Touch Of Venus" by Sandy Wynns, "If You Ask Me" by Jerry Williams, and "Nothing Worse Than Being Alone" by The Ad Libs. CD

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Popul VuhNosferatu (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Egg/Wah Wah (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Around 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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✨✧ Macy GrayOn How Life Is ... CD
Epic, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Promo copy. Digipack has some light edge wear.)

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✨✧ Jay-ZBlueprint 3 ... CD
Roc Nation, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There are not many hurdles left for Jay Z to clear on Blueprint 3 – but staying vital and hungry despite all his triumphs is the strain that connects the best tracks here – and the best tracks here are pretty tight. The sound ranges from No ID soul grit to Timbaland star trips – with more beats by Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, The Inkredibles and The Neptunes. Titles include "What We Talking About" by Jay Z & Luke Steele, "Thank You", the mega buzzed "DOA (Death Of Auto-Tune)", "Run This Town" feat Rihanna & Kanye West, "Empire State Of Mind" with Alicia Keys, "Real As It Gets" with Young Jeezy, "Venus Vs Mars", "Hate" feat Kanye West, "So Ambitious" feat Pharrell, "Young Forever" feat Mr Hudson and more. CD

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✨✧ KRS-OneGoddess Set ... LP
Front Page, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of KRS's independently released LPs on his own label Front Page, with 10 self-produced tracks: "Venus", "Nute", "Tiamot", "Asherah", "Isis", "Hera", "Aphrodite", "Eve", "Shiva" and "Venus Reprise". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with blank labels, in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Azar LawrenceSeeker ... CD
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Hank MobleyCaddy For Daddy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. Used ... Temporarily 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! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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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 ... 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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✨✧ Hank MobleyCaddy For Daddy ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used (reissue)... 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

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✨✧ John ScofieldLoud Jazz ... CD
Gramavision/Warner (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Loud Jazz ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Robert HurstBob – A Palindrome ... CD
Bebop, 2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest sets we've ever heard from bassist Robert Hurst – and that's saying a lot in comparison with some of his other work! The lineup here is totally great – with Robert Glasper on Fender Rhodes and piano, Branford Marsalis on tenor and soprano sax, Marculs Belgrave on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Benny Maupin on alto flute, bass clarinet, tenor, and soprano too! These players really help give the record a rich sound right from the start – free-flying colors and tones that are only deepened by Hurst's commanding work on acoustic bass – and driven nicely by Jeff Tain Watts on drums. All titles were written and arranged by Hurst – some of his best music to date – and titles include "Tigers On Venus", "Big Queen", "3 For Lawrence", "Little Queen", and "Indiscreet In Da Street". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)
 
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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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