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Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, & William ParkerBlue Winter ... CD
Eremite, 2005. Used 2CD ... $11.99
A beautiful tribute to the strengths of these players working together in a trio – the sense of respect and patience they each have for each other – letting the sound come at just the right moment in just the right way, as things build together in this amazing way – then leap forth with a power that's even more incredible when all three musicians fall into step! Anderson's tenor gets lots of rich open space to roam around – with these deep tones that strongly echo a Coltrane legacy, almost more soulfully than other albums of this vintage – and Parker's bass is wonderful, as always, in a setting like this – and Drake's drums are a masterpiece of understatement. The set features four long improvisations – recorded live in a very warm space. CD

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Louis ArmstrongLive At Winter Garden, New York & Blue Note, Chicago ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1947/1948. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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FlashbackIssue 6 – Winter 2014 ... Magazine
Flashback (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $20.99
Flashback blows us away once again – with a super-deep level of presentation that almost makes the whole magazine more like a book than anything else! This issue is well over 200 pages, filled with color images, and hardly any ads at all – which leaves lots of space for long features on Sam Gopal, Aardvark, and The David – plus deep interviews with Bill Fay, Jimmy Page, Margo Guryan, and James Williamson of The Stooges! There's also a big feature on world classics that would appeal to any fan of psych – including albums by Blo, Traffic Sound, Witch, Ananda Shankar, and others – as well as a big feature on the Teen Set magazine of the 60s, a reprinting of the Spinal Tap press kit, and lots and lots of record reviews! Magazine

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David FriedmanWinter Love, April Joy ... CD
East West (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic record from vibist David Friedman – spare, hip, modern, and very moody! Friedman's playing vibes and marimba alongside David Samuels, who plays the same – and this twin-vibes approach sounds fantastic – especially as the record has no drums, just additional bass, plus flute by Hubert Laws – a very loose, open style that comes across with a completely unique sound! The approach is super-dope for any fan of laidback 70s vibes – and the tracks are never too free or way out, just gliding with this airy quality that's really wonderful – one of the best demonstrations of Friedman's great talents on record. Titles include "Truce", "Nyack", "Brite Piece", "Island", and "Saraband". CD

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Grand TourOn Such A Winter's Day ... LP
Butterfly, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $2.99
An overlooked gem from the late 70s disco years – a unique side project of the Canadian team who gave the world the THP Orchestra, but one that's done with a bit more Euro style overall! The grooves are full and sweeping right from the start – not as cold as the sounds coming from some of the German studios, but with a similar use of vocals tied up inside the strings – a quality that has the singer equally placed with the instrumentation in the mix, and not as much as a standout soloist. These strings are arranged to perfection by the legendary Jimmie Haskell – who really changes up his mode here, and works great with the groove. The set's got a killer clubby remake of "California Dreamin" – done with female lead vocals and a disco pace that's somehow more chilling than the original. Other titles include "Still I'm Sad", "The Grand Tour", "Flight To Versailles", and the great jazzy groover "Late November". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jaclyn GuillouWinter For Beginners ... CD
Cellar Live (Canada), 2014. Used ... $4.99
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John La Porta & Bob WinterAlone Together ... LP
Powerhouse, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Recorded live at the Berklee Performance Center. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Loren StillmanWinter Fruits ... CD
Pirouet (Germany), 2009. Used ... $7.99
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(Digipack cover has some stains.)

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Quinn TsanGood Winter ... CD
Quinn Tsan, 2014. Used ... $1.99
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Ugly ThingsIssue 36 – Fall/Winter 2013 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 9.95
The legendary producer Andrew Loog Oldham graces the cover spot of this issue of Ugly Things – and is followed up by a great feature inside! But even more interesting is the tale of Craig Smith – easy ly one of the most insane journeys in music we've ever read! The story is exactly what makes Ugly Things so great – and it's followed here in a very heavy issue with articles on The Dream, The Haunted, Manzanita Jungle, and Billy & The Conquerors – plus a great San Francisco Beat column, and lots of news on reissues too. 184 pages, with lots of great photos – and more of a book than a magazine! Magazine

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✨✧ Ariel S WinterTwenty Year Death (Malniveau Prison/The Falling Star/Police At The Funeral) ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
A wonderful debut novel from crime writer Ariel Winter – one that's actually written as three separate books – each set a decade apart, but tied together overall! The scope of time and space rivals that of James Ellroy, but with a much more down to earth approach – as the books move between France in 1931, Hollywood in 1941, and Maryland in 1951! This massive volume brings all three books together (Hard Case originally issued them singly) – Malniveau Prison, The Falling Star, and Police At The Funeral – in a heavy volume that's over 600 pages, but will have you turning the pages at rapid speed. Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)
Also available Twenty Year Death (Malniveau Prison/The Falling Star/Police At The Funeral) (hardcover) ... Book 6.99

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✨✧ Ariel S WinterTwenty Year Death (Malniveau Prison/The Falling Star/Police At The Funeral) (hardcover) ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 25.99
A wonderful debut novel from crime writer Ariel Winter – one that's actually written as three separate books – each set a decade apart, but tied together overall! The scope of time and space rivals that of James Ellroy, but with a much more down to earth approach – as the books move between France in 1931, Hollywood in 1941, and Maryland in 1951! This massive volume brings all three books together (Hard Case originally issued them singly) – Malniveau Prison, The Falling Star, and Police At The Funeral – in a heavy volume that's over 600 pages, but will have you turning the pages at rapid speed. Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)
Also available Twenty Year Death (Malniveau Prison/The Falling Star/Police At The Funeral) ... Book 4.99

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Edgar WinterFrankenstein 1984 (monster version, human version, monster rap) ... 12-inch
Body Rock, 1983. Very Good ... $0.99
A totally excellent electro version of Edgar Winter's synth heavy rock break number "Frankenstein", redone for Tommy Boy's short lived side label, Body Rock. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Edgar Winter GroupThey Only Come Out At Night ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Features the classic "Frankenstein" – plus "Hangin Around", "Alta Mira", "We All Had A Real Good Time", "Round & Round", and "Undercover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Johnny WinterGangster Of Love – The Early Years ... CD
Airline, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 18.99
The earliest work of Johnny Winter – and music that's a real revelation if you only know his later hits! Winter is best known as a blues rocker of big fame at Columbia Records, but he worked hard in the southern underground for years before hitting the big time – in a raw mix of blues, soul, and R&B that has all the best rough touches of the swamp scene down in Louisiana! Much of Winter's work from that time was scattered on small indie singles, but almost all of it was sneakily culled together over the years by Huey P Meux – whose less-than-forthright efforts may well be the reason all this music is presented together hear. The 36 track set is a stunner throughout – gritty and powerful, and more soul than rock – on titles that include "Voodoo Twist", "Five After Four AM", "Stay By My Side", "Ice Cube", "Geisha Rock", "Out Of Sight", "Bad News", "Hello My Lover", "Tramp", "Parchman Farm", "Leave My Woman Alone", "Crazy Baby", "Eternally", and "Reeling & Rocking". CD

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Paul WinterWinter Consort ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Grey label pressing.)

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Johnny WinterIt's My Life, Baby (180 gram pressing – with download) (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Alligator, New Copy ... Around April 18, 2015
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, 4/19/15. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PE Hewitt Jazz EnsembleWinter Winds – The Complete Works 1968 to 1970 (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, 1968/1969/1970. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliantly soulful jazz from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – a group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual – a box set featuring the originally self-released trilogy of releases Jawbones (1968), Since Washington (1969), and Winter Winds (1970) in one great package from Now Again! Of the trilogy, each is rare enough that we hadn't seen an original LP as of the time of release of this set, and a Japanese CD release of Winter Winds was our only intro to the soulful ingenuity of jazz composer/arranger/vibraphonist/pianist Hewitt. The LPs were actually only pressed in runs of 100 pieces per (!!!) – so this set compiling them is quite revelatory! His group works at a level that's definitely in line with some of our favorite indie jazz at the time – really pushing the boundaries with a great sense of spirit – stretching out towards new ideas, yet never getting too free or too outside to lose their sense of swing. But at another level, there's a slightly groovy undercurrent, too – one that comes from the wordless vocals on Winter Winds, a style that reminds us a bit of the singing on the Sound Of Feeling record with Oliver Nelson – particularly given the modal grooves on the best numbers, but the strength of the groove overall holds true on all three albums. Rhythms are really in the lead at the strongest points – driven by Phil Hewitt's work on piano and vibes, and topped with alto sax and flugelhorn, too. Players include Dick Zemlin on trumpet & piano, Charley Forsberg on alto, Richard Zemlin on flugelhorn, Rick Hearns & Marty Keller on drums. Jawbones includes "Free", "Don't Judge Your Brother", "Ihadmyheadoverthechickensouppot" and more. Since Washington includes "Alone And Watching", "Sad Sunday", " 3AM" and more. Winter Wind includes "I'm Wondering Why", "Oma Rakas", "The Winter Wind", "Tuija", "Baon Que Bash", "Ill Love Song", and "It's Got Two & That's Alright". The box includes reproductions of the original album art plus liner notes, and a 2009 interview by Eothen Alapatt. CD

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✨✧ John LindbergWinter Birds ... CD
Between The Lines (Germany), 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Bill MedleyPeace Brother Peace/Winter Won't Come This Year ... 7-inch
MGM, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an MGM sleeve. Label has a distro sticker.)
 
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Jim BlackAlasnoaxis ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2000. Used ... $6.99
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Jim BlackAlasnoaxis – Splay ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2002. Used ... $3.99
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Jim BlackHabyor ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2004. Used ... $6.99
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Jim BlackSomatic ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2012. Used ... $9.99
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Theo BleckmannI Dwell In Possibility ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2010. Used ... $5.99
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Uri Caine EnsempleGoldberg Variations ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2000. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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Gary ThomasExile's Gate ... CD
Verve/Polydor/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1993. Used ... $6.99
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(In a Winter & Winter digipack with the shown image.)

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Gary ThomasFound On Sordid Streets ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... $9.99
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Gary ThomasKold Kage ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1991. Used ... $7.99
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Gary ThomasPariah's Pariah ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1998. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Cassandra WilsonDays Aweigh ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1987. Used ... $6.99
A haunting set from Cassandra Wilson – freely creative, and a good example of the way that she was one of the few singers pushing the boundaries of jazz vocal expression in the 80s! The set's never too over the top, but it does feature lots of artful touches on the instrumentation – and in the way that Wilson chooses and sings her material. There's a slight bit of a New York downtown edge to the record, although the performance is relatively straightforward overall – and players include Steve Coleman on alto, Graham Haynes on trumpet, Rod Williams on piano, and Jean-Paul Bourelly on guitar. Arrangements are by Wilson, Olu Dara, Bourelly, and Henry Threadgill – and titles include "Days Aweigh", "Subatomic Blues", "If You Only Know How", "Black & Yellow", and "Some Other Time". CD

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✨✧ Cassandra WilsonJumpworld ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1990. Used ... $5.99
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Fumio Yasuda & Theo BleckmannMother Goose's Melodies ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2013. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Uri CaineSidewalks Of New York – Tin Pan Alley ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Paul Motian TrioAt The Village Vanguard ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cassandra WilsonBlue Skies ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Theo Bleckmann & Fumio YasudaSchumann's Favored Bar Songs ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Sticker over barcode.)
 
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A Certain RatioTo Each (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Factory/Drastic Plastic, 1981. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett to make the album one of the gleaming jewels in the crown of the young Factory Records label. There's never been a record of such scattered, skittish darkness – and even though short songs like "The Fox", "Forced Laugh", "Felch", "My Spirit", and "Loss" are arresting, the whole thing's magnificently capped off by the extended percussion jam "Winter Hill" – a tune that sounds like a batucada group trying to drum their way across a post-apocalyptic landscape! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 hand numbered copies.)

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George BensonBad Benson ... LP
CTI, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Pretty mellow stuff from George Benson, but with some nice moments! Don Sebesky handled the arrangements for this set of larger backings – but Benson's guitar is right out front, hitting some super-dope lines at the best moments, stretching out from the warm Fender Rhodes or horn heavy backings. Highlights include "No Sooner Said Than Done", which has some very weird processing on the guitar; "Full Compass", which has some nice hard drums; and "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams", a mellow moody track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small bubbles on the corners.)

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Ran Blake feat Houston PersonSuffield Gothic ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Used ... $8.99
An unlikely pairing, but a great one too – quite an unusual chapter in the career of pianist Ran Blake – but in a way, a great set to unlock the soulful undercurrents that have always been in his music! About half the tracks feature the tenor of Houston Person joining in – working these amazing sounds in duets with Ran, and creating this depth of feeling that grabs us right from the start! Given that Person rarely did dates like this too – the set's unusual for him, too – and even when Houston's not on board, Blake's solo lines still have a feeling that's full of soul. Despite the crowd of people on the cover, the album's just a duo/solo outing – and titles include "Indian Winter", "Curtis", "Vanguard", "Old Man River", "Midnight Local To Tate County", "There's Been A Change In My Life", and "Tribute To Mahalia". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Vashti BunyanSome Things Just Stick In Your Mind – Singles & Demos 1964 to 1967 ... LP
DiCristina, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
Beautiful early work from British singer Vashti Bunyan – an important figure in the acid folk scene at the end of the 60s, heard here on some really wonderful work from a few years before! Some of the tracks have a really trippy style, and others are a bit more like conventional Brit girl pop of the time – but given a very weird twist overall, with a sound that's quite hard to describe! Vashti's vocals have these really dark qualities overall – and even when the backings are fuller (which often they are not), there's a sad, earthy feel to her singing. But equally great is her guitar work – heard with more prominence on most of the album's previously-unissued tracks from mid 60s tapes. Bunyan plays with these warm harmonics that kind of nestle and bristle underneath her vocals – pushing the tunes up with a sense of brightness in contrast to the voice – almost in a Nick Drake sort of way (and trust us, we don't throw around comparisons to his music easily!) The package is a wonderful look at these almost-lost years of Vashti's career – and it features both sides of her Decca and Columbia singles, an unreleased Immediate single, and a lot more tracks pulled from rare tapes from 1964, 1966, and 1967! Set features 25 tracks that include "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind", "Train Song", "Love Song", "Winter Is Blue", "Leave Me", "How Do I Know", "Go Before Dawn", "Girl's Song In Winter", "Don't Believe", "17 Pink Sugar Elephants", "Someday", and "I Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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June ChristyBallad Collection ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
Great stuff from one of our favorite singers of all time! June has a way with a ballad that still leaves us breathless – turning simple somber songs into dark tapestries of despair and loss, infused with a boozy maturity that makes the lyrics resonate with a sense of pain that's always missing from other versions of the tracks (if there are other versions of the tracks – as some of June's are so good that nobody ever dared touch the songs again!) This CD brings together 16 cuts that perfectly illustrate June's incredible talents, including a number from her classic Something Cool album, issued here in the stereo recordings, which are completely different from the mono ones, which were recorded at a different session years earlier. Titles include "Interlude", "Winter's Got Spring Up Its Sleeve", "The Wind", "The Night We Called It A Day", "Night People", "Nobody's Heart", "Don't Explain", and "Cry Like The Wind". CD
(Out of print.)

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Al Cohn QuintetAl Cohn Quintet Featuring Bob Brookmeyer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Coral (Japan), 1956. Used ... $26.99
A rare and unusual chapter in the career of Al Cohn – and an incredible set cut in the mid 50s with Bob Brookmeyer on trombone! The style's a bit like that used by Al and Zoot Sims together – tightly arranged shorter tracks, with a focus on well-crafted horn work, but enough space to allow each of the leaders break out and express their personality on the record. The rest of the group features Mose Allison on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – and the arrangements are all pretty darn fresh, handled by Al and Bob themselves. Titles include "So Far So Good", "Winter", "Back To Back", "Shine", "Good Spirits", and "Lazy Man Stomp". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Crystal WindsFirst Flight ... CD
Cash Ear/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
A mellow soul classic from Chicago – and one of the last great records to come out of the city's hip 70s soul scene! We know very little about Crystal Winds – save for this excellent record, one of the few titles issued on the short-lived Cash Ear label, a south-side imprint in the tradition of 70s powerhouse labels like Curtom or Chi-Sound. The work's got a wonderfully polished feel – lots of jazzy harmonies on the vocals, and a smooth midtempo groove that reminds us of some of the best work on Fantasy Records, especially those handled by Wayne Henderson and At Home Productions. Includes a great jazzy stepper called "Signs of Winter's Time", plus other great tracks like "So Sad", "Love Ain't Easy", and "It's A Wondrous Thing". CD

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✨✧ John Dankworth & His Orchestra$1,000,000 Collection ... LP
Fontana, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of Dankworth's harder outings, with a great group of Brit Jazz players, including Michael Gibbs, Kenny Wheeler, and Tony Coe. It includes tight compositions that still carry Dankworth's easy feel, but which also have a bit of an atonal edge to them! Includes "Hogshead of Hogarth", "Composition with Colour", "Winter Scene", "Sailor", "Face In A Crowd", "Little Girl In Blue" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Four FreshmenFreshmen Favorites ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Loads of early classics – delivered with a sublime harmony sound! Titles include "Day By Day", "Poinciana", "Seems Like Old Times", "Lonely Night In Paris", "Graduation Day", and "Love Turns Winter Into Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Star Line stereo pressing.)

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Giacomo GatesRevolution Will Be Jazz – The Songs Of Gil Scott-Heron ... CD
Savant, 2011. Used ... $8.99
Giacomo Gates affectionately and effectively steers the work of the toughest and most sharply unique songwriters of our time and into straight-forward jazz vocal territory – and it's works really well! The backing is done by a stripped down combo who lay down guitar, bass, drums and piano – with sax and flute on a couple. Gates' husky baritone is well suited to the material and the it's well chosen set list, which includes "Show Bizness", "Lady Day And John Coletrane", "Winter In America", "Is That Jazz", "New York City", "It's Your World", "Madison Avenue" and "Legend In His Own Mind". 10 tracks in all. CD

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Francoise HardyMidnight Blues – Paris/London 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Rare English language recordings from the sublime Francoise Hardy – music that's every bit as wonderful as her famous French recordings – and even more compelling to our Anglo-styled ears! The vocals are wonderful – sung with this sense of darkness that's almost got an echo of Nico at points, given the accent – set to backings that balance this darkness with a bit more light, but never in ways that are overly poppy – and which definitely continue that more sophisticated style that Hardy always brought to her music! There's less "yeh yeh" to the tracks than a few years before – and Francoise is definitely digging deeper music at this point in her career – sometimes with a breathy brilliance that's a bit like Jane Birkin too. Titles include "Bown Bown Bown", "Till The Morning Comes", "Loving You", "In The Sky", "Midnight Blues", "Magic Horse", "Song Of Winter", "Strange Shadows", "Ocean", "The Garden Of Jane Delawney", "Sometimes", "Let My Name Be Sorrow", "Times Passing By", "I Just Want To Be Alone", and "Suzanne". CD

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Eddie HarrisElectrifying Eddie Harris/Plug Me In ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $4.99
It's the late 60s, and Eddie's creating his famous electrified Varitone sound – unique among other soul jazz players in that it actually added a lot to Eddie's work, instead of detracted from it (as with some other boppers who briefly picked up the instrument.) The Varitone's cool flat tone works extremely well with the original tracks on Electrifying Eddie Harris – like the long version of "Listen Here", the groovy "Sham Time", the Latiny "Spanish Bull", or the incredible "Theme In Search Of A Movie", written by the great Chicago soul genius Charles Stepney. The album Plug Me In features Harris along with some fantastic arrangements by Stepney. Stepney's work on the album is amazing, and he contributes incredible touches like prepared piano and funky strings, both of which make the album one of the best that Harris ever did! Titles on the session include "Live Right Now", "It's Crazy", "Winter Meeting", and "Theme In Search Of A TV Commercial". CD
(Out of print.)

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing/People Get Ready ... CD
Kent (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $14.99
Two of the most excellent Impressions ABC albums, and the one's that are always nearly impossible to find on wax. Recorded in the years 1964 and 1965, just when Curtis Mayfield was beginning to get his political teeth, but when he still had an amazing talent for heartrending love songs. Includes "We're In Love", "See The Real Me", "Get Up and Move", "I Love You", "I Made a Mistake", "I Thank Heaven", "Long, Long Winter", and (of course) the famous title cuts. CD

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✨✧ Jackie & RoyABC-Paramount Years ... CD
Koch, 1997. Used ... $11.99
We love Jackie & Roy! This hip swinging husband/wife team are one of the high spots in the history of jazz vocals, and until now, most of their ABC recordings from the 50's have been damn hard to find. Now, this cool 16 track set brings together some of their best moments on ABC. The tracks are a nice mixture of goofy/groovy stuff, jazzy vocalese, and even a few nice ballads by Jackie. The arrangements are impeccable, and the instrumentation is by a host of great west coast players. Titles include "Say Cheese", "Have You Met Miss Jones?", "The Glory Of Love", "The Winter of My Discontent", "Could You Use Me?", and "I Love You Real". CD
(Out of print.)

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JJ JohnsonJJ! ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A beautiful example of the mid-60s power of JJ Johnson – a big band session that features arrangements by JJ, Gary McFarland, and Oliver Nelson – all a very cooking mix of modernism, soul, and swing! The groups are large on all numbers, but there's plenty of room for Johnson to solo out in the lead – in a tightly-blown approach to trombone that almost comes across like a trumpet, given JJ's focus on the instrument. Other horn parts back him up lightly, but never overwhelm – and titles include "So What", "Stratusphunk", "Winter's Waif", "El Camino Real", "Stolen Moments", "Train Samba", and "Bemsha Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, clear tape on the seams, and some marker and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Ryo KawasakiMirror Of My Mind (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Satellites/Think (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $26.99
A fantastic fusion classic from guitarist Ryo Kawasaki – and a set that shows his perfect balance between American and Japanese jazz modes in the 70s! The album's got a bit more of a soulful focus than some of Kawasaki's previous work, but loses none of the depth of his feeling – as the approach here is less commercial fusion, than a cool underground blending of jazz, funk, and even a bit of Brazilian – with a quality that reminds us of some of most interesting work on the Bay Area scene of the period. Recording was done in New York – with help from fusion heavyweights that include Leon Pendarvis on keyboards, Harvey Mason on drums, and Michael Brecker on tenor – and singer Radha Shottam appears on half the record, really augmenting the soulful vibe of the set at those points. Even the mellower moments have a nice sort of richness, and a deeper spirit than usual for this sort of record – and titles include the soulful classic "Trinkets & Things" – a worldwide jazz dance classic – plus "Little One", "In & Out Of Love", "Brasiliana", and "Winter's Here". CD
(Blu-sec CD pressing!)

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Paul KordaPassing Stranger (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RPM (UK), 1971. Used ... $8.99
A nice bit of psych folk from the UK – Paul Korda's Passing Stranger record from 1971. It's pretty driving set in moments, and quite delicate in others – voiced impressively by Korda, who's also really strong in the songwriting arena! The songs are really inspired, still carrying some of the romance and idealism of the later 60s, and his voice is quite soulful, too! It's co-produced by Vic Smith and features some stellar guests on the sessions, including AWB guitarist Alan Gorrie, plus Chris Spedding, Onnie McIntyre, Madeline Bell and Doris Troy. Includes "Between The Road", "Morning Wakes The Sun", "Dover Ferry", "Ode To The Ministry", "Into Your Station", "Pass Me Winter", "Rubble My Cauldron", "We Are Each Other", "A Passing Stranger", "Mud Mother" and more. 2 bonus tracks: "English Country Garden" and "Seagull" – pulled from rare singles! CD

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Barbara MasonAnother Man ... CD
Empire, 1983. Used ... $3.99
Sweet 80s soul from Barbara Mason – an artist who really knew how to keep her groove going by changing things up! After initial fame as a little girl singer, then a hip move into 70s funky soul, Barbara moves things up again with some great mellow soul elements – a few touches of deep soul, mixed with modern, all in a blend that's totally great – and which has her hitting a level of maturity not expected a few years before! Some of the best cuts here have these spoken bits – a legacy borrowed from Shirley Brown – heard most famously on her answer song "She's Got The Papers (But I Got The Man)" (included here), as well as on "Another Man" and "Agony & The Ecstasy". Other tracks include "Easy", "Winter Love", "All Of A Sudden", "Tied Up", and "Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind". CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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Patty McGovernWednesday's Child (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/SSJ (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most obscure 50s vocal sessions on Atlantic Records – a sophisticated set of material set to beautifully shaded arrangements from Thomas Talbert! Patty McGovern's vocals are somewhat fragile and soft – but in a really nice way that mixes beautifully with Talbert's slightly modern backdrops – music that uses light woodwinds and a nice dose of jazz to create a moody, almost sad-tinged sound. The quality's quite different than many other 50s vocal dates – and it really makes us wish we'd heard more from the team of McGovern and Talbert. Titles include originals "Wednesday's Child", "I Like Snow", "Love Isn't Everything", and "Winter Song" – plus "Get Out Of Town", "Alone Together", "All In Fun", and "Hooray For Love". CD also features some rare bonus tracks – including "Summer Rain", "Every Other Dream", "If That Isn't Love", and "I Love You Dear". CD
Also available Wednesday's Child (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Patty McGovernWednesday's Child (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/SSJ (Japan), 1956. Used ... $18.99
One of the most obscure 50s vocal sessions on Atlantic Records – a sophisticated set of material set to beautifully shaded arrangements from Thomas Talbert! Patty McGovern's vocals are somewhat fragile and soft – but in a really nice way that mixes beautifully with Talbert's slightly modern backdrops – music that uses light woodwinds and a nice dose of jazz to create a moody, almost sad-tinged sound. The quality's quite different than many other 50s vocal dates – and it really makes us wish we'd heard more from the team of McGovern and Talbert. Titles include originals "Wednesday's Child", "I Like Snow", "Love Isn't Everything", and "Winter Song" – plus "Get Out Of Town", "Alone Together", "All In Fun", and "Hooray For Love". CD also features some rare bonus tracks – including "Summer Rain", "Every Other Dream", "If That Isn't Love", and "I Love You Dear". CD
Also available Wednesday's Child (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99
 
 
 



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