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Mark Charig, Keith Tippett, & Ann WinterPipedream (with bonus track) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
A really amazing little record – quite different than anything else we've ever heard from British trumpeter Mark Charig – and for good reason, too! This unique performance was improvised live in a country church – Charig exploring the space magically with his trumpet, while Keith Tippett plays away on the church's organ – making these really weird and wonderful sounds that create a similar vibe to some of the sparer improvisations you might hear from Sun Ra! The mix of organ and trumpet is amazing – and other cuts feature wordless vocal sounds from Ann Winter, which are equally haunting, but in a different way too. Titles include "Bellaphon", "Vega", "Ode To The Ghost Of An Improvised Past", "Pipedream", and "Pavanne". Also features the previously unissued "The Trio Gets Lost In The Magic Forest". CD

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Edgar WinterEdgar Winter Collection ... CD
Rhino, Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny WinterByrds Can't Row Boats – The Unreleased Masters Collection 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Cicadelic, Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 27.99
A surprisingly great collection of early work from Johnny Winter – singles and studio tracks from the few years before he burst on the scene with Columbia Records at the end of the 60s – served up in a range of styles that include psych and folk rock, in addition to Winter's more familiar bluesy sounds! The collection features 36 tracks, all sourced from the original tapes – and presented at a level that's much better than any other previous attempt to look at Johnny's early years – with 21 titles that appear here for the first time ever! There's almost more of an LA early 60s vibe to the music than you'd expect – hence the play on The Byrds in the title – and the psychedelic numbers are perhaps some of the most revelatory here. Titles include "The World Turns All Around Her", "Easy Lovin Girl", "Parchman Farm", "Pneumonia Blues", "Sloppy Drunk", "Comin Up Fast", "Livin In The Blues", "Birds Can't Row Boats", "Goin Down Slow", "Don't Drink Whiskey", "32 20 Blues", "Bad News", "Ballad Of Bertha Glutz", and "Hook You". CD

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✨✧ Johnny WinterSecond Winter ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Paul Winter & Carlos LyraSound Of Ipanema ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The sound of Ipanema in the 60s – served up here in a great partnership between American jazzman Paul Winter, and bossa composer Carlos Lyra! The album's an excellent bossa jazz session all the way through – with alto from Winter that's some of his sharpest on record in the 60s, and both guitar and vocals from Lyra – who's getting his American time in the spotlight here, in the way that Joao Gilberto got with Stan Getz! Yet this album's much more of a core bossa jazz combo set than the Getz/Gilberto records – with work from a quintet that includes Sergio Mendes on piano, Milton Banana on drums, and Sebatiao Neto on bass. Titles include "O Morro", "Voce E Eu", "Maria Ninguem", "De Quem Ama", "Lobo Bobo", and "Tem Do De Mim". CD

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✨✧ Johnny WinterProgressive Blues Experiment ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)

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Jerry BellWinter Love Affair ... LP
MCA, 1981. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Smooth soul produced and written by Michael Wycoff, with Wycoff playing keyboards and doing background vocals. Sort of makes us wonder what he needed Jerry Bell for, but Bell's voice is pretty nice, and we like it better than Wycoff's. With the tracks "Call On Me", "I Still Remember", and "Something Bout You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and a name in marker.)

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Do Make Say ThinkWinter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn ... CD
Constellation (Canada), 2000. Used Gatefold ... $1.99
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(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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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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Art PepperWinter Moon ... CD
Galaxy/OJC, 1980. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful late "with strings" session from Art Pepper – with some piano by Stanley Cowell! CD

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✨✧ TchaikovskySymphony No 1 In G Minor (Winter Dreams)/Symphony No 2 In C Minor (Little Russian)/Symphony No 3 In D (Polish) – Dorati/London Symphony Orc ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
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(Maroon label stereo pressing!)

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TchaikovskySymphony No 1 In G Minor (Winter Dreams)/Symphony No 2 In C Minor Op 17 (Little Russian Symphony) – Markevitch/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Philips (Germany), Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
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(Stereo pressing.)

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TchaikovskySymphony No 1 In G Minor Op 13 (Winter Dreams) – Michael Tilson Thomas/Boston Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(In a metalic cover! Cover has a small piece of tape a small amount of writing on the back and seams that are starting to come unglued.)

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David ThomasWinter Comes Home ... LP
Re: Records (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Ugly ThingsIssue 43 – Fall/Winter 2016 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2016. New Copy ... About November 10, 2016 (delayed)
Magazine

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VariousAtlantic Sales Meeting – Atlantic Jazz Series – Winter 1970 ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Promo. Cover has a stain at the bottom and some marker.)

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✨✧ VariousEasy Christmas Now – Groovy Carols For A Cozy Winter ... CD
Bureau B (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderfully groovy set of Christmas tracks – one done in a style very similar to the Get Easy Snow compilations – as you might guess from the title! The selection here is great – with a few perennial favorites, a few rare gems, and a great middle stretch of wonderful bits from some of the grooviest artists of the 60s and 70s – a great antidote to some of the too-played holiday music you might hear during the 12th month of the year! Titles include "Santa Claus Is Definitely Hear To Stay" by James Brown, "Close Your Mouth It's Christmas" by Free Design, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Jimmy McGriff, "Snow" by Claudine Longet, "Black Christmas" by The Emotions, "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" by The Temptations, "Christmas Gift" by Margie Joseph, "Winter Warm" by Bob Crewe Generation, "Snow Flakes" by The Ventures, "Winter Symphony" by The Beach Boys, "This Christmas" by Donny Hathaway, "Children Go Where I Send Thee" by Kenny Burrell, "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" by Ray Anthony & His Bookends, "Swinging Christmas" by Helmut Zacharias, and "Jingo Jango" by Bert Kaempfert. CD

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VariousSongs For A London Winter – Rare Festive Recordings From the 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest Christmas compilations we've heard in years – an ultra-cool, ultra-rare batch of tunes all hand-picked by St Etienne – with the best sort of vibe of their previous non-seasonal compilations! The material here is mostly British in origin, and almost all of it is completely new to our ears – a fab array of 50s and 60s tunes that include vocal numbers, jazzy bits, and instrumental pop – with lots of fresh songs that aren't just the usual batch of Holiday favorites! There's two dozen songs on the set – which makes for some great extended listening – and titles include "It's Christmas" by Elaine & Derek, "Must Be Santa" by Alma Cogan, "Snowman's Land" by Zack Laurence, "Christmas Time In London Town" by Nina & Frederick, "Christmas Island" by Dickie Valentine, "Get Lost Jack Frost" by John Barry Seven, "My Christmas Prayer" by Billy Fury, "Snow Coach" by Russ Conway, "Christmas Land" by Wally Whyton, "Lonely Pup" by Adam Faith, and "We Three Kings" by Johnny Keating. CD

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✨✧ Leonard Feather & Ralph BurnsWinter Sequence (10 inch LP) ... LP
MGM, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Ugly ThingsIssue 40 – Fall/Winter 2015 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Flamin Groovies are on the cover this time around – as part of a massive article inside that documents the making of the group's classic Teenage Head album! And as usual, Ugly Things has way more to offer than the usual magazine of its type – almost more of a book-style presentation, with a heavy glossy cover – and very detailed articles within – including more features on The Human Expression, Dictators, Steve Katz, Joe Doll, The Wrecking Crew, and Psycotic Pineapple. 166 very dense pages – with loads of black and white images too. Magazine
 
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Arcado (Mark Dresser/Mark Feldman/Hank Roberts)For Three Strings & Orchestra ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1992. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Uri CaineBlue Wail ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1998. Used ... $6.99
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Jay Clayton & Jerry GranelliSound Songs ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1985. Used ... $3.99
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(Barcode is blacked out.)

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Mark Dresser, Mark Feldman & Hank RobertsArcado String Trio – #28/81 ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1989. Used ... $9.99
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Peter HerbornSomething Personal ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1992. Used ... $5.99
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(Barcode has some marker. Out of print.)

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Mauricio KagelQuirinus' Liebeskuss/Serenade/Doppelsextett – Reinbert De Leeuw/Schonberg Ensemble/Nederlands Kamerkoor ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2006. Used ... $6.99
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Gary ThomasFound On Sordid Streets ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cassandra WilsonDays Aweigh ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ John CageCheap Imitation/Souvenir/Dream – Teodoro Anzellotti ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Mauricio KagelDie Stucke Der Windrose – Schonberg Ensemble/Reinbert De Leeuw ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ VariousR&B Christmas – Icon ... CD
Universal, 1990s/2000s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Contemporary Christmas classics from the past few decades of soul music – a tightly-done set that brings together some of the best of the more recent Holiday cuts! The package is a nice contrast to some of the more classic Christmas soul collections on the market – such as those from Motown or Stax – and shows a continuing legacy in the evolution of Holiday soul – as some of these artists are reworking original tracks from the 70s – whereas many 70s soul artists were initially only serving up soul versions of more standard Christmas numbers. Titles include "Someday At Christmas" by Mary J Blige, "This Christmas" by Ashanti, "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Vanessa Williams & Bobby Caldwell, "Merry Christmas Baby" by Faith Evans, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Toni Braxton & Babyface, "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of Year" by Patti LaBelle, "Winter Wonderland" by The Isley Brothers, "The First Noel" by Brian McKnight, and "Silent Night" by Boyz II Men. CD

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassChristmas Album ... LP
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
A beautiful Holiday classic from Herb – recorded for A&M during his glory years, and done in the core Tijuana Brass style, but with some added arrangements on voices and strings by Shorty Rogers! The album's worth it alone for Herb's great take on the Bacharach groover "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" – but it also includes the tasty track "Las Mananitas", plus the holiday favorites "Winter Wonderland", "Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song", "Sleigh Ride", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and "Jingle Bell Rock". 10 tracks in all, the perfect backdrop for the holiday office party! LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered version – nice and heavy!)

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Tony BennettSnowfall – The Christmas Album ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Killer Christmas work from Tony Bennett – a set recorded in the 60s, but a classic that endures strongly over the years! Tony's vocals are superb here – that nicely matured style that's kept him in front of younger ears over the years – and the backings are somewhat traditional, but never stiff or cliched. Robert Farnon adds in some strings and chorus bits at times, but some of the best cuts have a jazzier flavor – and even the fuller-styled numbers fall back nicely to let Bennett's vocals dominate up front. Titles include "Christmasland", "I Love The Winter Weather/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "Winter Wonderland", "Snowfall", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "My Favorite Things", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". CD

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BohannonGittin Off ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – and has this way of really focusing in on one key rhythm, then rolling it out with incredible tightness – slowly changing things with some slight phase shifts in tone or timing, but always returning to the core of the tune. The approach is maybe even more striking here than on his previous records – and far grittier than on his later 70s work, too – and at some level, the vocals are almost thrown in as an afterthought, once Bo and the combo get things grooving! Titles include "Come Winter", "South Africa 76", "Feel Good At Midnight", "Gittin Off", and "I'm In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray ConniffComplete Columbia Christmas Recordings (Christmas With Coniff/We Wish You A Merry Christmas/Here We Come A-Caroling/bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1959/1962/1965. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
Ray Conniff is looking a bit serious on the cover here, but the music within is anything but – and instead is aflurry in that playful style of arranging that made Ray such a big hit during his time at Columbia Records! The set features three full albums, plus bonus tracks – all from a time when Conniff was turning out a huge range of instrumental releases for Columbia – music that helped set a whole new standard for easy listening, with Ray's smooth blend of horns, sometimes light voices, and that impeccable pop punch that paved the way for groovier sounds to come. Most of this material hasn't been issued properly on CD – and the set features 31 tracks that include "Greensleeves", "Christmas Bride", "Sleigh Ride", "Silver Bells", "My Favorite Things", "Here We Come A Caroling", "Silent Night", "Ring Christmas Bells", "Jolly Old St Nicholas/The Little Drummer Boy", "White Christmas", "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", "The Real Meaning Of Christmas", and "Winter Wonderland". CD

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Crystal WindsFirst Flight ... CD
Cash Ear/Escrow (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
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
Also available First Flight ... CD 18.99

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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
Also available First Flight ... CD 16.99

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DR HookerArmageddon (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
On Records, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A heady bit of mid-70s psych from Connecticut – the second album from Dr Hooker Band – recorded in 1974, but not issued until many years later! The album's a true treasure that deserves wider recognition – at some level as heady as any of the best known indie psych sets from the late 60s, but at another coming across at points with a raw intensity that shows that Hooker's generation definitely had a dose of The Stooges in their blood too! Instrumentation gets a bit tripped-out at points – with some cool keyboards by Bob Reardon – and titles include "Hello", "Free", "Winter", "Kamala", "A Tormented Heart", and "This Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Earth OperaGreat American Eagle Tragedy ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good ... $3.99
Excellent work by a near-forgotten act that blossomed briefly at the end of the 60s folk-rock boom – the incredible Earth Opera, a group that tied together many styles into a rich and unique sound! The album came out of the crumbling Boston scene of the late 60s – showing echoes of that city's optimistic folk scene of the earlier part of the decade, sliding into the more introspective musings of the singer/songwriter era. The group was the brainchild of singer/guitarist Peter Rowan, but also featured quite a bit of support from a young David Grisman – playing here on mandolin, piano, and a bit of alto sax. The tracks are folksy, but with lots of jazzy undercurrents – almost in a Tim Buckley mode at times, but with themes that are farther reaching, and often more political. The album's an obvious testament to the downfall of the US – surprisingly resonant in recent years – and features titles that include "Roast Beef Love", "The American Eagle Tragedy", "Home To You", "Alfie Finney", and "All Winter Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has unglued seams.)

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Torun EriksenGrand White Silk ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
Torun Eriksen just seems to get better and better as the years go on – a singer/songwriter who should be really hitting international fame with records like this – and not just stuck in the farther reaches of the Scandinavian scene! Ericksen's got a warmly flowing sense of soul to her vocals, but nicely chooses to work with offbeat instrumentation – mostly arranged here by guitarist Kjetil Dalland, who's never too gimmicky, but has a way of making familiar sounds unfamiliar in the ways that he opens them up – just slightly offsetting the straightness of Torun's vocals, to point towards here more compelling turns of phrase. The album's got a fair bit more warmth than other sessions on the Jazzland label, but also is, like the other great work on that imprint, quite far from conventional. Titles include "Winter Today", "Right Here", "More", "Take My Time", "Downhill", "Compromise", and "Grand White Silk". CD

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FJF (Ken Vandermark/Mats Gustafsson)Blow Horn ... CD
Okka Disk, 1997. Used ... $9.99
Quartet session that brings together Swedish reed genius Mats Gustafsson with Chicago tenor giant Ken Vandermark, and adds in Chicago players Steve Hunt and Kent Kessler. Gustafsson and Vandermark are brilliant together – as testified by a recent successful tour of the U.S. this past winter – and their playing is full of life, energy, and boundless imagination. Gustufsson's a genius on an assortment of reed instruments, and the sounds he gets from them are otherworldly. Tracks include "Carry Out", "Structure A La Malle", and "Blow Horn for Service". CD
(Out of print – and in a cool LP-style sleeve!)

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Aretha FranklinJoy To The World ... CD
Sony, Early 60s/Late 80s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Christmas sounds, and a bit more too – an interesting collection of material recorded by Aretha Franklin in the early 60s for Columbia, and in the late 80s for Arista! There's definitely a fair bit of Holiday tunes on the set, but they're also mixed in with a few standards too – but these are done in a warmly jazzy style from the 60s, so that they fit right in with the sentiment of the Christmas songs – and round things out with a nice sense of variety. Titles include "Winter Wonderland", "Over The Rainbow", "Kissin By The Mistletoe", "The Christmas Song", "Accentuate The Positive", "God Bless The Child", "The Lord's Prayer", "Oh Happy Day", and "Joy To The World". CD

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FreeformimprovisationensembleFreeformimprovisationensemble 1964 ... CD
Cadence, 1964. Used ... $11.99
Mindblowing work by a really under-documented group – a mid 60s recording that definitely lives up to the free form in the name of the combo! The sound here is even bolder and more revolutionary than that of the contemporaneous "new thing" generation, or some of the European avant players of the period – really long, loose, and open passages that clearly begin without any sense of structure at all – often with the complete feeling of surprise that you'd get from some of the best 70s sessions from FMP. The group features great piano (and some piano harp) from Burton Greene – really at his boldest here – plus flutes from Jon Winter, alto sax from Gary William Friedman, bass from Alan Silva, and percussion from Clarence Walker. Titles include "Eat Eat", plus three different "Free Form Composition" tracks. CD

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Tyree GlennLet's Have A Ball ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... About January 25, 2017
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". CD

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Max GregerChristmas Wonderland ... CD
Polydor/Jazzclub (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Christmas magic from German reedman Max Greger – served up in a richly sentimental mode that's just right for the Holiday – yet with a few groovy touches too! Most tracks have the sparkling polish you'd guess from Greger's image on the cover – rooted in jazz, but given lots of German easy instrumental touches – especially that smooth approach that was used heavily in the economic boom of the 70s – a nice way to serve up the sentiment without ever getting too cloying. Titles include "Silent Night", "Sleigh Ride", "Snowfall", "Winter Dancing", "Ave Marie", "O Tannebaum", "Jingle Bells", and a number of medly tracks too! CD

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Danny GrissettIn Between ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
Pianist Danny Grissett has really grown into a master of tone in recent years – a player who seems to find just the right way to make all his notes resonate strongly with this incredible sense of harmony and presence – so full of color and life, a record like this makes us feel like we're hearing him for the first time all over again! The balance of sound and structure here is wonderful – as Grissett can be economical, but always right on the money – doing a heck of a lot with just a little, and really finding a way to set fire with the tenor sax of Walter Smith III, whose presence here creates this crackle, a sparkle, that leaps off from the rhythms by Vincente Archer on bass and Bill Stewart on drums. Most of the best tracks here are Grissett originals – and titles include "Winter Silence", "Blue J", "Mr Wiggle Worm", "The In Between", and "Seven Tune". CD

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George GuzmanIn Line/En Linia ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer bit of Latin Soul – one of the few albums ever recorded by conga player George Guzman, working here with a very cool, very hip, late 60s ensemble! The group sport 3 trumpets, piano, bass, and some very strong percussion – plus vocals in both English and Spanish, which makes for a perfect back and forth mood to the set, handling both straight Latin and Latin Soul numbers with ease! Loads of great tracks – including "Diggin' Rice & Beans", "Manteca", "Really Bad Scene", La Banda Ya Llego", and "Winter Love". Nice, tight, and very very groovy. LP, Vinyl record album

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Wendell HarrisonWendell Harrison Live In Concert ... CD
Wenha, 1992. Used ... $3.99
The talents of Wendell Harrison never cease to amaze us – and this big band live recording represents yet another chapter in his long and richly varied career! The set features Harrison leading an 18 piece group, plus a smaller clarinet ensemble – all recorded live at the Detroit Museum Of African-American History in 1992. The tunes have a buoyant, joyous feel overall – and Harrison makes great use of the horns to lift the spirits of the songs with colorful, tuneful arrangements. Harrison himself is playing B flat clarinet, and the clarinet sound gives the record a slightly unusual feel, especially on the numbers that showcase the clarinet ensemble. Other players include Marcus Belgrave and James Carter – and titles include "Spank", "Ring Man", "Reawakening", "Hallucinations", and "Winter". CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)

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HeronTwice As Nice & Half The Price (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Dawn/Wasabi (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About November 9, 2016 (delayed)
The title's a reference to the double-length nature of the set – but it might also be taken as a reference to the group's sound, too – as Heron's got a slightly fuller approach than on their debut album! There's more electric instrumentation in the mix, and arrangements that have the band stepping out more strongly with some rockish inflections, even though the overall approach is still pretty darn folksy – and handled with that really unique, really personal style that makes the group one of the best of the Brit folk scene from the period. Titles include "Madman", "John Brown", "Miss Kiss", "Love 13", "Winter Harlequin", and "Big A". CD

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing/People Get Ready ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A pair of 60s classics by the mighty Impressions – back to back on a single CD! On Keep On Pushing, there's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". People Get Ready is one of the greatest albums ever from The Impressions – and a set that takes their work to a whole new level, by bringing in an even more righteous sound! The core elements of the group's 60s genius are all in place here – compositions from Curtis Mayfield, arrangements from Johnny Pate, and sublime harmonies from the group. But there's also something extra too – a new level of consciousness that's creeping into the music, hinting at the more righteous subject matter of later years – but with a much more subtle approach. All tracks are great – and titles include "See the Real Me", "Woman's Got Soul", "We're In Love", "Can't Work No Longer", and "Emotions". CD
 
 
 



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