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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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Dizzy GillespieWinter In Lisbon ... CD
Milan, 1990. Used ... $4.99
A late performance from Dizzy Gillespie, but a great one too – and just the kind of record that shows he was always a constantly creative player! At a point when many others would have been content to just lay back and rehash the same old lines, Dizzy clocked out a masterpiece like this – music originally recorded (but not used) for a film, put together in a wonderfully sophisticated jazz soundtrack mode! There's an evocative quality to the record that takes us back to older European jazz film scores of the 50s and 60s – and the instrumentation mixes small group performances with some augmented string passages too. Other players include Danilo Perez on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – and titles include "San Sebastian", "Magic Summer", "Isthmus", "Lisbon", "Burma", and "Bill's Song". CD

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Grand TourOn Such A Winter's Day ... LP
Butterfly, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $0.99
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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✨✧ Keiko HaradaAfter The Winter ... CD
Cypres (France), 2001. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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John La Porta & Bob WinterAlone Together ... LP
Powerhouse, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 ... $3.99
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(Digipack cover has some stains.)

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Quinn TsanGood Winter ... CD
Quinn Tsan, 2014. Used ... $0.99
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Ugly ThingsIssue 38 – Fall/Winter 2014 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 9.95
Another wonderful issue from Ugly Things – massive in scope at 176 pages in all – with articles that include an interview with Kinks legend Dave Davies, plus long features on Crime, Blue Cheer, The Golden Dawn, Dust, and The Screamers – plus more on Lester Bangs, Elton Motello, Alice Cooper, and Dave Diamond – and lots of other bits in between! These guys really go all-out every issue – and the depth of text is mirrored in the massive amount of reviews and other great features too! Magazine

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Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter & James CottonBreakin It Up, Breakin It Down ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1977. Used ... $5.99
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Wax PoeticsIssue #57 – Janelle Monae/Jody Watley – Winter 2013 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Wax Poetics hails musical mavericks in issue #57 – with android soul star Janelle Monae on the front cover, and Soul Train dancer-turned Shalamar singer-turned solo superstar Jody Watley on the back – plus features on leftfield soul, funk, hip hop and rock creative spirits Souls Of Mischief, Earl Sweatshirt and Todd Rundgren! This issue also includes pieces on Brazilian soul hero (and Dusty Groove favorite) Ed Motta, Black Milk, Kon, Boardwalk, Kon, Bruno Morais, Milosh, a deeper look at the story of the Soul Train Dancers and more! Magazine

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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #15 – Winter 2006 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2006. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The legendary Mizell Brothers grace the cover of this issue of Wax Poetics – the deepest publication out there for jazz/soul/funk/hip hop purists – and possibly the magazine's best pages yet! Ronnie Reese gets the Sky High Productions story directly from Larry and Fonce Mizell, along with some really incredible photos from the family's personal archives! This issue also includes the continuation of Brian DiGenti's and Stones Throw honcho Egon's long interview with David Axelrod, pieces on Bobbie Humphrey, the Skull Snaps, Jackie Jackson, DJ Cash Money, an interview with and record picks from Nostalgia 77, plus tons of incredible photography that transports you right into the stories! The Wax team continues to outdo themselves – with nearly enough material to keep us sated until the next issue! Magazine
(Very out of print – and in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #11 – Winter 2005 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2005. Very Good ... $8.99
THE bible for all things funky – the only magazine that gets our attention so strongly, issue after issue! This time around, the Wax Poetics crew are tackling some great artists from years back – including Charles Wright, Jimmy McGriff, Afrika Bambaataa, and John Klemmer – who gets a much-needed re-appreciation here! Other articles include the art of CTI, Wattstax, Bill Adler, and DJ Nu-Mark – and as always, there's plenty of great bits in between – filled with knowledge, and presented in a really beautiful format! Magazine

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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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Johnny WinterSecond Winter ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a stained corner, and a stuck gatefold.)

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✨✧ Johnny Winter AndJohnny Winter And ... CD
Columbia, 1970. Used ... $3.99
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Paul WinterWinter Consort ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.49
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(Grey label pressing.)

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Ben Watt & Robert WyattSummer Into Winter/North Marine Drive ... LP
Mirumir, New Copy ... About May 1, 2015 (delayed)
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✨✧ Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, & William ParkerBlue Winter ... CD
Eremite, 2005. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Art PepperWinter Moon ... CD
Galaxy/OJC, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful late "with strings" session from Art Pepper – with some piano by Stanley Cowell! CD
 
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Jim BlackAlasnoaxis ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2000. Used ... $2.99
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Jim BlackSomatic ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2012. Used ... $6.99
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Jean Paul BourellyJungle Cowboy ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1987. Used ... $9.99
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Steve Coleman & Five ElementsOn The Edge Of Tomorrow ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1986. Used ... $8.99
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Steve Coleman & Five ElementsWorld Expansion (By The M-Base Neophyte) ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1987. Used ... $9.99
With Cassandra Wilson on vocals, Graham Haynes on trumpet, Geril Allen on keyboards, and Robin Eubanks on trombone. CD

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Robin EubanksKarma ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1991. Used ... $7.99
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Robin EubanksMental Images ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1994. Used ... $6.99
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Robin Eubanks & Steve TurreDedication ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1989. Used ... $8.99
Twin trombones from Robin Eubanks and Steve Turre – the latter of whom also plays some of his cool shells too! Other players include Mulgrew Miller on piano and Charnett Moffett on bass – and as with other JMT albums of this vintage, there's some electric touches too. CD

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Ernst ReijsegerCrystal Palace ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2014. Used ... $9.99
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(Mark through barcode.)

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Hank RobertsGreen ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2008. Used ... $8.99
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Gary ThomasExile's Gate ... CD
Verve/Polydor/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1993. Used ... $2.99
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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 ... $4.99
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Gary ThomasKold Kage ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1991. Used ... $3.99
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Gary ThomasPariah's Pariah ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1998. Used ... $4.99
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Cassandra WilsonJumpworld ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1990. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ Dave DouglasSongs For Wandering Souls ... CD
Winter & Winter, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Theo BleckmannI Dwell In Possibility ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Fumio Yasuda & Theo BleckmannMother Goose's Melodies ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
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AngelinaConfidential – Sung By Angelina ... LP
Davis, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
How can you miss – with songs like "He Forgot His Rubbers", "I'm A Virgin But I'm On The Verge", "It's Gonna Be A Long Hard Winter", and "All The Girls Like Big Dick". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ran Blake feat Houston PersonSuffield Gothic ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Used ... $6.99
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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Booker T & The MGsAnd Now/In The Christmas Spirit (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax/Edsel (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99
Two classic albums from this great Memphis group – with bonus tracks as well! First up is And Now Booker T & The MGs – a great little album recorded in the post Green Onions years, at a time when the group was really coming together – with a tightness that perfectly illustrates their sublime Memphis instrumental groove! The album's heavy on guitar and organ, as you'd expect – that great Booker/Steve Cropper sound that can't be denied – and there's a rawness here that you don't get as much in later years – more of a funky 45 vibe that really keeps things fresh! Titles include a few nice originals – like "Soul Jam" and "My Sweet Potato" – but ever the covers sound pretty darn great, with a lot more imagination than the usual instrumental filler. As proof, there's a killer version of "Summertime", with a nice modal groove, plus nice takes on "Think" and "Working In A Coal Mine". In The Christmas Spirit is a seasonal classic from the legendary Stax Records – a set of all instrumental Holiday tunes, played by Booker T & The MGs! The album was recorded at the height of the group's early fame – and features a simple, straightforward groove that features plenty of Hammond from Booker T – plus tight grooves from Steve Cropper on guitar, Donald Duck Dunn on bass, and Al Jackson on drums – all of whom cook up some Memphis soul instrumental takes on seasonal favorites – in a mode that easily makes the record one of the hippest Christmas sides from the time! The whole thing's great – almost like a lost Booker T album overall – and titles include "Blue Christmas", "We Three Kings", "Winter Wonderland", "Silver Bells", and "Merry Christmas Baby". Also features 4 bonus tracks – "Booker Loo", "Red Beans & Rice", "Boot Leg", and "Be My Lady". CD

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug Her/Doin Our Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax/Edsel (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $18.99
2 full albums – plus bonus tracks too! On Hip Hug Her, Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". Doin Our Thing has Booker T & The MGs moving their instrumental sound into a whole new range than before! The album has a very groovy feel – nice and tight, with especially great organ and guitar lines – often tuned towards 60s hits by other soul artists, but reworked strongly by the group's wonderful rhythms, and turned into a really cooking batch of Memphis soul instrumentals! There's a few key original tunes on the set – like the title track "Doin Our Thing" – and the cuts "I Can Dig It" and "Blue On Green" – but the covers are equally great, and include versions of "Ode To Billie Joe", "You Keep Me Hangin On", "Expressway To Your Heart", and "Let's Go Get Stoned". Features 2 bonus tracks – "Summertime (single edit)" and "Winter Snow". CD

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✨✧ Leonard CohenSongs Of Leonard Cohen ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
Leonard Cohen's debut for Columbia, one of the most astounding first albums of its era, and to this day a towering achievement in both songwriting and myth making! The production is that perfectly haunting mix of sparseness and grandeur, with Cohen's lyricism piercing and penetrating wonderfully – his voice never sounded better, and this is certainly one of the great "lightening in a bottle" efforts that was hard to top by Cohen or anyone else in the more poetic upper levels of pop music. Includes ""Suzanne", "Master Song", "Winter Lady", "The Stranger Song", "Sisters Of Mercy", "So Long, Marianne", "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye", "Stories Of The Street", "Teachers" and "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Al Cohn QuintetAl Cohn Quintet Featuring Bob Brookmeyer – Jazz Lab Vol 5 ... LP
Coral/MCA (Germany), 1956. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(German 70s pressing.)

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Al Cohn QuintetAl Cohn Quintet Featuring Bob Brookmeyer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Coral (Japan), 1956. Used ... $18.99
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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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. Used ... $7.99
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important compilations over the years – but a decade ago, Dante dropped his first mysterious project under the Express Rising name – and finally returns here with a second album! The sound is even more enticing this time around – still drawing a bit from the world of DJ Shadow – a frequent Carfagna collaborator on archive projects – but the sound is also surprisingly warm and lyrical too – bits of beats, layers of older sounds, and these spare keyboard bits all served up together in a style that's really unique – and which avoids any of the cliches of both the downtempo world, and the instrumental hip hop scene The approach is often quite poetic, yet still soulful as well – and the whole thing's got a laidback vibe that's neither sleepy nor muddled – a really sort of special space between the grooves. Titles include "Horse Opera", "Dark Early", "Answering Echo So Near", "Winter The Heart", "A Treasure Smile", "Rooms Between Us", and "Memorabilia". CD
Also available Express Rising (2nd album) ... LP 16.99

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... LP
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99 18.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important compilations over the years – but a decade ago, Dante dropped his first mysterious project under the Express Rising name – and finally returns here with a second album! The sound is even more enticing this time around – still drawing a bit from the world of DJ Shadow – a frequent Carfagna collaborator on archive projects – but the sound is also surprisingly warm and lyrical too – bits of beats, layers of older sounds, and these spare keyboard bits all served up together in a style that's really unique – and which avoids any of the cliches of both the downtempo world, and the instrumental hip hop scene The approach is often quite poetic, yet still soulful as well – and the whole thing's got a laidback vibe that's neither sleepy nor muddled – a really sort of special space between the grooves. Titles include "Horse Opera", "Dark Early", "Answering Echo So Near", "Winter The Heart", "A Treasure Smile", "Rooms Between Us", and "Memorabilia". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 7.99

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FrameFrame Of Mind ... LP
Bellaphon/Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
A group with German origins, but one who also sings in English too – really soaring out over some wonderful fuzz-heavy tracks in the set! Hammond, piano, and mellotron all make key appearances here – held together by some searing guitar lines, and topped with soulful lead vocals that often get a bit of harmony support – in a mode that seems to push the soulful expressions of the mod years into hard rock territory, and with wonderful results – all a few shades shy of some of the bigger rock acts of the time, and with this heady quality that makes you feel like you've found some lost group in the shadows behind Black Sabbath or Deep Purple, but maybe a bit more laidback overall. Titles include "Children's Freedom", "Frame Of Mind", "Penny For An Old Guy", "Winter", and "If". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Tyree GlennLet's Have A Ball ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A playfully swinging set from trombonist Tyree Glenn – working here in a nicely offbeat style that also includes a bit of vocals as well! Glenn's got a great way with the muted trombone – working the end with a wah wah approach that's certainly got its roots in trad jazz, but which also comes across here with a classy swinging 50s style – thanks to strong small combo backing from Tommy Flanagan, Charlie Potter, and Jo Jones. The album should sound hokey, but it doesn't – thanks to a richly expressive style by Glenn, one that's got more than enough soul to get past the gimmicks. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Love For Sale", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "If I Should Lose You", "I've Got The World On A String", "If Winter Comes", "Yesterdays", and "Stairway To The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Francoise HardyMidnight Blues – Paris/London 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99
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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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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Keith JarrettBop-Be (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1978. Used ... $23.99
No bebop here, despite what you might guess from the title – and instead an album of much freer lines and wider musical vision, captured with Keith Jarrett's famous group of the 70s! Jarrett plays a bit of soprano sax alongside his piano, and the rest of the quartet features Dewey Redman on tenor and musette, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums and percussion – all in a mode that's somewhat quieter and not as earthy as their early 70s sides together, but still filled with the great sense of interplay that made the group a noteworthy one. Titles include "Pyramids Moving", "Mushi Mushi", "Silence", "Gotta Get Some Sleep", and "Blackberry Winter". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Kanye West808s & Heartbreak ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2008. Used ... $3.99
A darkness tinged departure for Kanye West – his electro hip hop soul tome 808s & Heartbreak! Kanye's albums are always newsworthy, but this one divides opinions as sharply as any major release of 2008. That said, we'll go on the record with some real love for this sometimes confounding, often brilliant batch of tracks. Kanye is mostly singing on this one, and brazenly flaunting the Auto-Tune vocal fad to a point in which he's basically daring you to hate on him for it – but the deep, dark and confessional storytelling and mostly downbeat tone of the songs offsets the arch trendiness almost completely. It's an interesting dichotomy, but it it works, giving some fairly morose songs a needed light touch. Ultimately, this is a brave record for Kanye recorded in a year that must have been truly wrenching for him emotionally – and it's not the kind of set that most people are going to love the first time they hear it. It took us a couple spins to soak it in, but we'll call it a success! Tracks include "Say You Will", "Welcome To Heartbreak", "Heartless", "Amazing", the hit "Love Lockdown", "Street Lights", "Coldest Winter" and more. CD

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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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✨✧ Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older crack rhythms with some newer, hipper, jazzier inflections – making for an incredibly powerful sound that really opens them up. Titles include the massively funky "Jungle Jazz" – a jazzy follow up to "Jungle Boogie" – plus some spiritual numbers that have a cosmic soul jazzy feel, like the tracks "Cosmic Energy", "Ancestral Ceremony", and "Winter Sadness". The whole thing's great – and other titles include "Mother Earth", "Caribbean Festival", and "Ride The Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
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Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older crack rhythms with some newer, hipper, jazzier inflections – making for an incredibly powerful sound that really opens them up. Titles include the massively funky "Jungle Jazz" – a jazzy follow up to "Jungle Boogie" – plus some spiritual numbers that have a cosmic soul jazzy feel, like the tracks "Cosmic Energy", "Ancestral Ceremony", and "Winter Sadness". The whole thing's great – and other titles include "Mother Earth", "Caribbean Festival", and "Ride The Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Spirit Of The Boogie ... LP 9.99

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John Lewis & Svend AsmussenEuropean Encounter ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1962. Used ... $7.99
A uniquely European Encounter between pianist John Lewis and violinist Svend Asmussen – and one that makes for a different blend of instrumentation than you'd get on some of John Lewis' other albums as a leader! The pair are supported by Jimmy Woode on bass and Sture Kalin on drums – for a 50/50 mix of American and European – in a style that's wonderfully spare, and which brings out some of the best dark tones of both players – and which also has Asmussen's instrument inflecting some nice color into Lewis' tones. The album sports a wonderful version of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – plus a set of Lewis originals that include "If I Were Eve", "Winter Tale", "Slater's Theme", and "New York 19". CD

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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
 
 
 



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