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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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Kenny Drew JrWinter Flower ... CD
Milestone, 1998. Used ... $5.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole. CD has a promo stamp.)

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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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LibraWinter Day's Nightmare ... LP
Motown, 1976. Sealed ... $3.99
The second Motown release by this group – a nice mix of jazzy soul and rock styles, handled with production and arrangements that are better than the group's first album. There's some nice smooth LA sounds on the set – and the vocals have a rough edge that's almost got a bit of a David Bowie feel on a few cuts, making for a very strange mix of styles. Titles include "Lucy Squirrel", "My First Rainbow", "This Chain", "Hey Carlito", and "Full Winter Day's Nightmare". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ SheenaSheena – Queen Of The Jungle – Collected Works Vol 3 – Issues 11 to 18 – Spring 1951 to Winter 1952 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1949/1950. New Copy ... $10.99 47.99
One of the greatest of the girl jungle comic books of the 40s – presented here in a wonderful hardcover volume that presents all stories in beautifully vivid color, along with equally striking cover art too! We're never sure why so many white girls were running around the African jungle back in the day – but with a comic like Sheena, we never really want to ask – because we're afraid that the cheesecake fantasy will go up in a puff of smoke! The lovely lass gets the job done in all these vintage stories – fighting apes, stopping smugglers, and helping out the equally surprising number of white guys in the jungle – all set to vintage "good girl" artwork, mostly by Robert Webb and a handful of others. Heavy volume is 312 pages – all in color – even with some vintage ads, too! Book

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Johnny WinterJohnny Winter & Live ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
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(Later pressing in a slightly different cover.)

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✨✧ Paul Winter & Carlos LyraSound Of Ipanema ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Wuorinen/Schuller/CarterThree Modern American Song Cycles – Winter's Tale/Six Early Songs/Frost Poems/Voyage/Warble For Lilac Time – Phyllis Bryn Julson/Mark Markham ... CD
Music & Arts, 1995. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout notch.)

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VariousBrazilectro 3 – The Fall - Winter Edition ... CD
Audiopharm (Germany), 2002. Used 2CD ... $8.99
Hey, don't forget: when it's winter in Rio, it's summer up here – which means that whatever the season, you'll get a full blend of sunny bossa from this great box set! Like others in the series, this one blends together the "Brazil" and "electro" – in a style that recalls recent work from the British, German, and Italian scenes – and which features some of the best of the bossa-dancefloor crowd. The overstuffed package features 21 tracks on 2CDs – all in a nice heavy case! Titles include "Teardrop Butterfly" by Praful, "Neon Carlita (bombassa mix)" by Stratospheric, "Capoeira Love Affair" by Mr Hermano, "Quizas Quieres Saber" by Hacienda, "Alone Again" by Fauna Flash, "Outono No Brasil" by Sound Surgeons, "Fooling Myself" by King Kooba, "Prism (sun orchestra rmx)" by Chateau Flight, "Bar Ingles (Roc Hunter mix)" by Marcos Valle, and "Bye Bye" by Deja Move. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBrazilution – Edicao 5 – Winter/Spring Edition ... CD
Ministry Of Sound (UK), 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBrazilution – Edicao 5.3 – Winter/Spring Edition ... CD
Ministry Of Sound (UK), 2005. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kaoru AbeWinter 1972 ... CD
PSF (Japan), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Tommy RoeIt's Now Winter's Day ... LP
ABC, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Surprisingly wonderful work from Tommy Roe – a set that goes way farther than his Dizzy hit, thanks to production and arrangements from Sunshine maestro Curt Boettcher! The style here is definitely a lot more trippy than we remember in Tommy's work – still pop, but filled with weird rhythms, odd production, and unusual references in most every tune. Credit should definitely be given to Roe too, as he wrote nearly every song on the album – but we can also hear a real Millenium-era sound in the way the whole thing was put together, a sense of playful polish and gentle fuzz that really keeps the record exciting! Titles include "Leave Her", "Moontalk", "Golden Girl", "Misty Eyes", "Long Live Love", "Nightime", "Sweet Sounds", "Cry On Crying Eyes", and "Have Pity On Me". CD also features the bonus track "Kick Me Charlie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Romani Instrumentalists Of JumayaBells & Winter Festivals Of Greek Macedonia ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronWinter In America ... LP
Strata East, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful jazzy classic, and perhaps Gil Scott-Heron's most perfectly realized album ever! The record has a completely sophisticated jazzy approach – one that's miles ahead from even Gil's previous work on Flying Dutchman, and which shows him to be one of the most distinctive and emotive vocalists in soul and jazz over the past 25 years. The album contains the monster dancefloor track "The Bottle", which went on to be a huge hit in many versions – but it's also got loads of gentle, fragile songs (the kind of work by Gil that we like the best, and which show him as a deeply emotional and complicated artist, with a richness that still yearns to be tapped fully. Classics include "Peace Go With You Brother" and the original version of "Your Daddy Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some waviness due to moisture along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Johnny Winter3rd Degree ... LP
Alligator, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 WinterSerious Business ... LP
Alligator, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousSound Of Genius – Invitation To Great Listening – Winter 1967 ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Jim BlackHabyor ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2004. Used ... $6.99
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Uri CaineBedrock 3 ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2001. Used ... $3.99
Pretty wild work from keyboardist Uri Caine – working here in a trio format, mostly, with occasional additional vocals and turntable work. Caine plays both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes on the set – and it's his work on the latter that really makes the record great. He's got sort of a spacey funky groove that's part Herbie Hancock Sextant era, part more spacious jamming – and the tight bass and drum backing on the album makes for some nicely grooving material that's also a bit "out" at the same time! Titles include "Toe Jam", "Red Eye", "Lobby Daze", "Humphrey Pass My Way", "Skins", "Fang", and "Nymphomania". CD

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Uri CaineSidewalks Of New York – Tin Pan Alley ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1999. Used ... $6.99
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Dave DouglasWandering Souls ... CD
Winter & Winter, 1999. Used ... $10.99
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(Out of print.)

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Marc DucretDetail ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... $8.99
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Froberger/Frescobaldi/PicchiPhantasia – Aaron Zapico ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2010. Used ... $2.99
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Ernst ReijsegerColla Parte ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... $6.99
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Ernst ReijsegerTell Me Everything ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2008. Used ... $6.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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✨✧ Tim BerneBig Satan ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Dave DouglasCharms Of The Night Sky ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Tim BerneTim Berne's Fractured Fairy Tales ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Uri CaineOthello Syndrome ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2005/2007/2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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✨✧ Uri CaineRio ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Uri Caine in a set of Brazilian jazz tunes – playing acoustic piano and Teclado Fender Rhodes – recorded in Brazil, with backing on guitar, bass, and lots of percussion. A number of the tracks have vocals in Portuguese – and the style of the music mixes the smoother sound you'd expect from Brazilian jazz, with some of the more off-beat touches you'll find in Caine's other work. Titles include "Teu Chamego", "Assalto Cultural", "Na Lapa", "Um Minuto So", "Adeus", "Samba Da Rua", "Choro Maluco", and "Revulucionario". CD
 
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✨✧ BohannonGittin Off ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(Cover has a small stain on one corner.)

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David ByrneMusic For The Knee Plays ... LP
ECM, 1985. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A really great record from David Byrne – songs and spoken bits that were originally designed to be used in Robert Wilson's Civil Wars – but which work great on their own! Byrne is completely charming in the spoken bits – with a sense of dry wit mixed with humanism, not that different from Laurie Anderson at the time – and instrumentation features a range of reeds and trumpets, gently cascading with the rhythms of the tunes – but in a relatively subtle way. Tracks include the wonderful "Tree" – aka "Today Is An Important Occasion" – plus "In The Upper Room", "Sound Of Business", "Admiral Perry", "I Bid You Goodnight", "In The Future", "Where The Sun Never Goes Down", "Theadora Is Dozing", "Social Studies", "Winter", and "The Jungle Book". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stelvio CiprianiTentacles (Tentacoli) (transparent vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $38.99
Sublime Italian soundtrack funk – and one of the greatest albums ever from 70s maestro Stelvio Cipriani! The music was scored for a schlocky horror film about a giant octopus – but Cipriani's approach here goes far beyond its roots – beautifully blending together tightly compressed bass and funky drum bits with sweet electric keys and warm string touches – making for a set that slinks along with an infectious groove from start to finish! The sound is incredible – immediately seductive on the first track, and continuing to develop as the set moves on – making for an amazing soundtrack that we'd rank as one of our Italian favorites of the 70s. Titles include "Tentacles", "Small Town Pleasures", "She'll Never Come Back", "San Diego Yellow Cab", "Summer & Winter", and "Scotch For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Bill DixonBill Dixon Collection – Music For Solo Trumpet ... CD
Cadence, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Amazing sounds from the legendary Bill Dixon – 2CDs worth of solo trumpet performances, all recorded at Bennington College in the early 70s! Dixon's a player we've always found to be richly creative – but here, working without any other instrumentation at all, he really blows our mind – stretching out in different sonic textures and tones that seem to encompass a whole range of avant trumpet expression – almost a bold challenge to contemporaries like Leo Smith, Manfred Schoof, Harry Beckett, and others – but a private one, too – given that these original recordings were never designed for public consumption. There's some great echo used at points, which Dixon really plays with by creating some noise with his tone – and titles include "I See Your Fancy Footwork", "When Winter Comes", "Webern Work/Study", "Tracings", "Summerdance For Judith Dunn", "Masques 1", and "Swirls". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill Dixon/Archie SheppBill Dixon 7-Tette/Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary 5 ... CD
Savoy/Atlantic, 1964. Used ... $10.99
Seminal "new thing" work by Bill Dixon and Archie Shepp! The album is divided in two – so that one side features work by Dixon, playing in a group with Ken McIntyre; and the other side features Shepp leading a combo that includes Ted Curson, John Tchicai, and Don Cherry. Both sides are some of the most seminal "new thing" sessions ever recorded, and they have a fantastic quality that far outstrips later work by both artists. Titles include "The 12th December", "Winter Song, 1964", "Where Poppies Bloom", and "Consequences". Plus, the CD feature's 2 previously unissued alternate takes! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill Dixon/Archie SheppBill Dixon 7-Tette/Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary 5 ... LP
Savoy, 1964. Very Good+ ... $59.99
Seminal "new thing" work by Bill Dixon and Archie Shepp! The album is divided in two – so that one side features work by Dixon, playing in a group with Ken McIntyre; and the other side features Shepp leading a combo that includes Ted Curson, John Tchicai, and Don Cherry. Both sides are some of the most seminal "new thing" sessions ever recorded, and they have a fantastic quality that far outstrips later work by both artists. Titles include "The 12th December", "Winter Song, 1964", "Where Poppies Bloom", and "Consequences". Incredible stuff, and darn hard to find in this original pressing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl is great. Cover has a water stain with a bit of peeling in one bottom corner.)

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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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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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High LlamasCan Cladders ... LP
Drag City, 2007. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
One of warmest, breeziest, best High Llama's efforts of the the post millennium to date – with some of the catchiest songs in their canon! This one has the bellwether elements you'd expect from the Llamas – mixing lush and laidback moods as distinctly as ever, and blending retro style and instrumentation with timeless tunefulness – but something about the lyrical focus of the songs really makes this one of their more immediately engaging efforts. It's almost classic Kinks-ian in its scene-setting songcraft. Titles include The Old Spring Town", "Winter's Day", "Sailing Bells", "Dorothy Ashby" (complete with harp – possibly our favorite song on the album, naturally), "Rollin'", "Something About Paper", "Clarion Union Hall", "Cove Cutter (Hills And Fields)", "Boing Backwards" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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John Holt3000 Volts Of Holt (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan, 1970s. Used ... $11.99
More sweet Jamaican soul from John Holt, the third in his "Volts of. . ." series. As with the others, Trojan has appended the original LP with the cream of his non-LP singles and other tracks culled from their archives, for a fat package that more than doubles the original length of the album, with a total of 23 tracks in all, including: "Let's Get It While It's Hot", "In The Springtime", "Winter World Of Love", "Let's Do It Long", "You Will Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "My Desire", "I've Got To Go Back Home", "You Must Believe Me", "Can't Keep Us Apart" and "Goodnight My Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Iron ClawIron Claw (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rockadrome, Early 70s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Hard riffing from Scotland's Iron Claw – a group who owe plenty to the best early work of Black Sabbath, but also take off nicely in their own direction as well! The guitar work is frenetic, the bass nice and fuzzy, and there's a sense of darkness that really comes through in the vocals too – a sinister groove that was years ahead of its time, and never got full exposure back in the 70s. This collection brings together the group's rare studio sessions – with titles that include "Clawstrophobia", "Mist Eye", "Sabotage", "Crossrocker", "Skullkrusher", "Let It Grow", "Rock Band Blues", "Lightning", "Knock Em Dead", "Devils", and "Winter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing, with bonus insert too.)

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Walter JacksonOkeh Recordings Vol 2 – Welcome Home (with previously unreleased tracks) ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A tremendous second step for Chicago soul legend Walter Jackson – packaged here with a huge amount of bonus tracks as well! The core album is a sublime mix of new tunes and re-imagined standards – and a set that takes Walter Jackson into even more sophisticated soul territory than before! The record is proof that the up and coming soul artists of the 60s had a key place alongside the more established mainstream acts on the other side of the fence – as Walter's working here with arranger Riley Hampton to re-cast a number of familiar tunes in his cool Iceman soul mode – changing the themes, rhythms, and inflections of the tracks for a more contemporary soul market – and also interspersing them with a few great new songs of his own! The approach is amazing – far better than even Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson's work in a similar idiom – and the album features the sublime hit "Welcome Home", plus the Van McCoy tunes "Suddenly I'm All Alone", "Still At The Mercy Of Your Love", and "The Magic's Gone" – alongside versions of "Moon River", "Let It Be Me", "Imagination", and "My Funny Valentine". Added to the original album are 7 more rare tracks pulled from singles – some of the true gems in Jackson's 60s career for Okeh – with titles that include "Deep In The Heart Of Harlem", "Cold Cold Winter", "That's When I Come To You", "Special Love", "One Heart Lonely", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", and "The Folks Who Live On The Hill". CD

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Ahmad JamalRossiter Road ... CD
Atlantic, 1986. Used ... $5.99
One of Ahmad Jamal's great mid 80s sets for Atlantic Records – recorded in a spacious acoustic mode that has Jamal crafting beautiful tones on the Steinway, yet never falling into overindulgence! The record's got a surprisingly rhythmic quality – as the drums of Herlin Riley and bass of James Cammack are often augmented by percussion from Manola Badrena – fleshing out tunes with complicated changes that soar alongside Jamal's free-floating lines on the keys. The array of colors here is simply beautiful – deeper and more expressive than Ahmad's sound in earlier years – on titles that include "Without You", "Acorn", "Yellow Fellow", "Autumn Rain", and "Winter Snow". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettBop-Be ... LP
Impulse, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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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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Paul KordaPassing Stranger (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RPM (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
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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Gary McFarlandProfiles ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A great little jazz record by Gary – very different than his groovy/easy albums on Verve, and with a dark sound that shows his strength as a composer and arranger. The group features McFarland in the lead on vibes, plus reed work by Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, and Richie Kamuca, and lots of rhythm backing by the likes of Richard Davis, Gabor Szabo, Sam Brown, and others. Willis Conover does a bit of narration, and tracks include "Sage Hands", "Milo's Other Samba", "Winter Colors", and "Bygones & Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Quartetto Di Milano/HungarianQuartet Is A Quartet Is A Quartet ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1964. New Copy ... $1.99 11.98
The title's a bit misleading, because while the 3 groups on the session are all quartets, they're hardly similar in the associative way the record assumes! Side one features 4 tracks by the Modern Jazz Quartet – re-recordings of a few classics, plus one new one for the set – titles that include "Reunion Blues", "Winter Tale", "Concorde", and "Yesterdays". But side two actually features a string quartet – Quartetto Di Milano – playing the atonal "Funf Satze" by Anton Webern – plus the Hungarian Gypsy Quartet, doing a concert medley of traditional tunes in a violin-based way. So while the album may be some sort of attempt by the MJQ to further tie themselves to Europe – it's also kind of an unusual mix of jazz, avant classical, and folkloric styles! CD

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MoonchildPlease Rewind ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Really really wonderful work from Moonchild – even better than we remember from the first time around! The group have this perfect balance of vocals and jazzy instrumentation – played by a trio who handle all the instruments themselves, then produce the whole set – in support of vocalist Amber Navran, who also plays tenor on the record! Rhythms are spare and crackling – never overdone, and just the right sort of laidback funk for Navran's wonderful vocals – sliding out in this smooth, slinky way that has plenty of jazz undercurrents, and no sort of commercial styles at all. A decade ago, these guys might have been headed towards major label stardom – but it's the indie, underground nature of the record that's going to keep them strong for years – as you'll hear on cuts that include "The Truth", "Nobody", "More Than Ever", "Winter Breeze", "Just A Minute", "Moonlight", and "I'll Make It Easy". CD
 
 
 



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