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Mark Charig, Keith Tippett, & Ann WinterPipedream (with bonus track) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99
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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Dead Man WinterFurnace ... CD
Thirty Tigers, 2017. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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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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Paul Winter & Carlos LyraSound Of Ipanema ... CD
Sony (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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Paul Winter with Luiz Bonfa & Roberto MenescalRio ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Mid 60s. Used ... $13.99
This bossa LP on Columbia is pretty good stuff! The record was recorded with some of Brazil's best bossa players – like Luiz Bonfa, Roberto Menescal, and Luiz Eca (of Tamba Trio fame). John Hammond produced the session, so you can be sure it's got the kind of rootsy sound that will make the tracks have a bit more kick than if the album was in the hands of a regular pop-bossa producer. Titles include "Avion", "Reza", "Vagamente", "Ela E Carioca", "Zomba", and "Alem Da Imaginacao". CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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Stefan Winter/Herb RobertsonDie Kleine Trompete/The Little Trumpet ... LP
JMT (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Features work by Tim Berne on alto, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Bill Frisell on guitar, Warren Smith on vibes, and Reggie Nicholson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small PSI sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Willie Dixon & Johnny WinterSpoonful Of Blues ... CD
Music Avenue, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Edgar Winter GroupThey Only Come Out At Night ... LP
Epic, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features the classic "Frankenstein" – plus "Hangin Around", "Alta Mira", "We All Had A Real Good Time", "Round & Round", and "Undercover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Edgar WinterEdgar Winter Album ... LP
Blue Sky, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. NOTE: Cover has stailning & peeling)

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✨✧ Johnny WinterGuitar Slinger ... LP
Alligator, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny WinterJohnny Winter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hard grooving late 60s blues rock from the great Johnny Winter! Winter's guitar sounds as great here as it does in some of his better known records. The self-titled set is one of Winter's most straight-forwardly bluesy sets, and titles include "I'm Yours And I'm Hers", "Dallas", "Leland Mississippi Blues", "Back Door Friend" and more. CD includes 3 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Ralph BurnsFree Forms/Winter Sequences ... CD
Verve/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1946/1951/1954. Used ... $9.99
2 very rare slices of work by arranger Ralph Burns – both of them unique! First up on the set is Free Forms, a modern jazz-meets-strings session that follows from Burns' exploratory "Introspection" title for the Jazz Scene collection (included here as a bonus track.) Ralph pens some inventive charts that utilize a 15 piece chamber orchestra as backdrops for his own bold lines on piano, as well as some key solo bits from Lee Konitz on half the tracks. Titles include "Places Please", "Cameo", "Lileth", "Spring Is", and "Someday Somewhere". The modern feel of that set is balanced by the more whimsical Winter Sequence – a 1954 record written by Leonard Feather, with 8 tracks named after each of Santa's reindeer (save for Rudolph.) The format's a lot less Christmasy than you'd expect – but there is a nice sort of Holiday bounce to the whole thing – a joyful and playful feel that's a nice contrast from some of Burns' more modern work. Players include Joe Wilder, Kai Winding, Herbie Mann, and Billy Bauer – and titles include "Donner", "Cupid", "Comet", "Vixen", and "Blitzen". CD

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Ewazen/SnowWinter – Chris Gekker/Red Guerrant/Rita Sloan/Milt Stevens ... CD
Albany, 2004. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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PE Hewitt Jazz EnsembleWinter Winds – The Complete Works 1968 to 1970 (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, 1968/1969/1970. Used 3 CDs ... $14.99
Brilliantly soulful jazz from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – a group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual – a box set featuring the originally self-released trilogy of releases Jawbones (1968), Since Washington (1969), and Winter Winds (1970) in one great package from Now Again! Of the trilogy, each is rare enough that we hadn't seen an original LP as of the time of release of this set, and a Japanese CD release of Winter Winds was our only intro to the soulful ingenuity of jazz composer/arranger/vibraphonist/pianist Hewitt. The LPs were actually only pressed in runs of 100 pieces per (!!!) – so this set compiling them is quite revelatory! His group works at a level that's definitely in line with some of our favorite indie jazz at the time – really pushing the boundaries with a great sense of spirit – stretching out towards new ideas, yet never getting too free or too outside to lose their sense of swing. But at another level, there's a slightly groovy undercurrent, too – one that comes from the wordless vocals on Winter Winds, a style that reminds us a bit of the singing on the Sound Of Feeling record with Oliver Nelson – particularly given the modal grooves on the best numbers, but the strength of the groove overall holds true on all three albums. Rhythms are really in the lead at the strongest points – driven by Phil Hewitt's work on piano and vibes, and topped with alto sax and flugelhorn, too. Players include Dick Zemlin on trumpet & piano, Charley Forsberg on alto, Richard Zemlin on flugelhorn, Rick Hearns & Marty Keller on drums. Jawbones includes "Free", "Don't Judge Your Brother", "Ihadmyheadoverthechickensouppot" and more. Since Washington includes "Alone And Watching", "Sad Sunday", " 3AM" and more. Winter Wind includes "I'm Wondering Why", "Oma Rakas", "The Winter Wind", "Tuija", "Baon Que Bash", "Ill Love Song", and "It's Got Two & That's Alright". The box includes reproductions of the original album art plus liner notes, and a 2009 interview by Eothen Alapatt. CD

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KinksWinter Land 2/77 ... LP
Mammary, 1977. Very Good 2LP ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In a silver cover, title sheet taped to the front, with a half split top seam. Includes a "One For The Road" order form with ticket stubs from the 80s.)

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Art PepperWinter Moon ... CD
Galaxy/OJC, 1980. Used ... $1.99
A beautiful late "with strings" session from Art Pepper – with some piano by Stanley Cowell! CD

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Art PepperWinter Moon ... LP
Galaxy, 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful late "with strings" session from Art Pepper – with some piano by Stanley Cowell! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Steve RodenWinter Couplet ... CD
New Plastic Music, 2002. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Comes in a slim cardboard sleeve.)

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Tommy RoeIt's Now Winter's Day ... LP
ABC, 1967. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Shook MagazineIssue 1 – Winter 2008 ... Magazine
Shook (UK), 2008. Very Good ... $0.99
The first issue of a magazine that's destined to be huge – a publication that picks up the UK scene where Straight No Chaser left off – but one that's also in funkier Wax Poetics territory too! The magazine's got the same size and great look of SNC, but covers territory that's even more wider-ranging – with features on Leroy Burgess, Bhangra album covers, Nigerian music, Detroit underground, DJ Muro, Goya Distribution, and more – all nestled in nicely amidst bits of graff, nice graphics, and shorter features that expand out even more! There's some great reviews and other news in the issue too – and the whole thing's in bold color throughout. Magazine
 
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Paul MotianPaul Motian On Broadway Vol 4 ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2006. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Paul MotianSound Of Love ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Paul Motian2000 + One ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1998. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Tethered Moon (Masabumi Kikuchi)First Meeting ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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✨✧ Uri CaineBedrock/Shelf Life ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Barcode is blacked out.)

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✨✧ Paul MotianMonk & Powell ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Paul Motian & Trio 2000 + 2Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 1 ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Tethered Moon (Kikuchi/Peacock/Motian)Chansons D' Edith Piaf ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Paul MotianFlight Of The Blue Jay ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Uri CaineBlue Wail ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Cassandra WilsonPoint Of View ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Steve Coleman on alto, Grachan Moncur on trombone, and Jean-Paul Bourelly on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ VariousR&B Christmas – Icon ... CD
Universal, 1990s/2000s. New Copy ... 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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Fred AndersonStaying In The Game ... CD
Engine, 2009. Used Gatefold ... $10.99
A sharp, exhilarating trio set from tenor sax great and AACM beacon Fred Anderson – a more stripped down and direct sound than some of the more spacious grooves of recent Anderson recordings, and really a masterful little gem! Anderson's trio features Harrison Bankhead on bass and Tim Daisy on drums, and moods on these longish numbers rolls from tight, muscular interplay that never gets too blunt or jagged thanks to the musicianship – to a far looser, more melodic dynamic. We're never disappointed by Anderson's later recordings, and this is another exceptionally strong one. Titles include the nearly half hour opening piece "Sunday Afternoon", plus "The Elephant And The Bee", "60 Degrees In November", "Wandering", "Springing Winter" and "Changes And Bodies And Tones". CD
(CD sleeve has some clear tape and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ George BensonBad Benson (bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI/Epic, 1974. Used ... $3.99
Pretty mellow stuff from George Benson, but with some nice moments! Don Sebesky handled the arrangements for this set of larger backings – but Benson's guitar is right out front, hitting some super-dope lines at the best moments, stretching out from the warm Fender Rhodes or horn heavy backings. Highlights include "No Sooner Said Than Done", which has some very weird processing on the guitar; "Full Compass", which has some nice hard drums; and "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams", a mellow moody track. CD also features 3 bonus tracks – the previously unreleased "From Now On", and new mixes of "Serbian Blue" and "Take The A Train". CD

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Al Cohn QuintetAl Cohn Quintet Featuring Bob Brookmeyer ... CD
Coral/Verve, 1956. Used ... $5.99
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.)

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Crystal WindsFirst Flight ... CD
Cash Ear/Escrow (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
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 14.99

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Crystal WindsFirst Flight ... CD
Cash Ear/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
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 14.99

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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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David FriesenStar Dance ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the more compelling sessions from the left side of the Inner City jazz label of the 70s – work that's partly fusion, but with plenty of aspects that push it far from the mainstream! Leader David Friesen plays acoustic bass on the set, but he's in a group with John Stowell on electric guitar, and the mighty Steve Gadd on drums – whose propulsive approach really drives the sound of the record strongly on some of the group numbers. Reedman Paul McCandless plays oboe and English horn, both unusual choices, but instruments that work well here – with an angularity that matches soprano sax usage in fusion during the 70s, although a bit warmer at times. Tracks are somewhat short, and include some really compelling solo numbers – recorded with a wonderfully round, soulful sound. Titles include "Winter's Fall", "Duet & Dialogue", "Mountain Streams", "A Little Child's Poem", "1 Rue Brey", "Star Dance", and "Children Of The Kingdom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Ghostface KillahIronman ... LP
Epic/Wu-Tang, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
One of the instant classic Wu Tang solo projects – Ghostface Killah's essential, early peak Ironman – and a a record that stands strongly among the best hip hop albums of the its era! Produced by The RZA at a point in which it seemed there was little he could do wrong. An absolute high water mark for Ghostface and the entire Wu Tang empire. Titles include "Winter Warz", "Daytona 500", "Motherless Child", "Soul Controller", "Wildflower", "Poisonous Darts", "Fish", "Camay", "Black Jesus", "The Faster Blade", "260", "Assassination Day", "Box In Hand", "After The Smoke Is Clear" and "All That I Got Is You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bebel GilbertoBebel Gilberto ... CD
Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2004. Used ... $1.99
Bebel's second album for Six Degrees – and quite possibly an even better album than the first! Not one to rest on the laurels of her success of recent years, Bebel seems to diverge a bit from the sound of her initial hit – going for a deeper approach to songwriting, and a musical style that shows she's got a lot more to offer than just bossa remix-styled vocals! The album kicks off with a wonderful take on Os Mutantes' English reading of the Tropicalia classic "Baby" – then rolls into a sweetly laidback set of tracks that borrow a lot from the bossa, but which also have some extremely personal songwriting touches. Overall, there's less beats and more natural instrumentation than before – and the album feautres guest work by Joao Donato and Carlinhos Brown, as well as some great use of strings! Titles include "Winter", "O Caminho", "Ceu Distante", "Next To You", "All Around", "River Song", "Every Day You've Been Away", and "Simplesmente". CD
(Out of print.)

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HeronTwice As Nice & Half The Price (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Dawn/Wasabi (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $31.99
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
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ABC/Elemental (Spain), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing/People Get Ready ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $10.99 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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✨✧ Walter JacksonOkeh Recordings Vol 2 – Welcome Home (with previously unreleased tracks) ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 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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Rahsaan Roland KirkPrepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
One of Rahsaan Roland Kirk's last truly fantastic albums – a set that still has all the amazingly messed-up qualities of his best late 60s work – delivered with the honest heart and sense of soul that always make us love his music! The set was recorded for Atlantic in the early 70s, and it's got a wonderful mix of inside and outside playing – a bit more Kirk-unleased overall than some of the more focused experiments of previous records – filled with lots of personality, incredible reed work, and a sound that's spiritual, yet also deeply individual too! Rahsaan plays flute, notes flute, black mystery pipes, E flat sax, and clarinet – and other musicians include Charles McGhee on trumpet, Dick Griffin on trombone, Ron Burton on piano, and Sonny Brown and Ralph MacDonald on percussion – plus a hip string ensemble on some cuts – definitely giving the album a touch of the "Black Classical Music" style that Kirk always claimed was at the root of his work. Side two features the extended "Saxophone Concerto", which has some cool breathing tricks that really let Roland wail – and other tracks include "Celestial Bliss", "One Mind Winter/Summer", and "Ninth Ghost", all of which have a nice dose of spirituality. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the bottom seams.)

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Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
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. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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John LewisMilanese Story – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good- ... $9.99
A wonderfully mellow record by John Lewis – recorded with some great European jazzmen! Lewis leads the group on piano – and he's joined by Bobby Jaspar on flute and tenor, Giovanni Tomasso on bass, and Rene Thomas on guitar. The tracks are long, and a number of them also feature a string quartet behind the jazz group. Titles include "Monday In Milan", "Danielle In The Lion's Den", "In A Crowd", and "Winter Tale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Love UnlimitedUnder The Influence Of Love Unlimited ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
Great stuff from the girls who first put Barry White on the map! The record is the group's second – and by this point, Barry had developed that tight snapping drum sound that made his orchestral albums work so well. You'll hear it to good effect on most songs on the LP, which have a great groove that's in the best Barry White mode of the 70s – but which kind of dominates the girls' vocals a bit. Not that anyone should complain that much, as it's the overall package that's always made Barry's albums sound so great – but we do wonder how the group felt when they had to sit out the first track, which was the instrumental "Love's Theme", a song that went onto become Barry's biggest song ever, and which probably sold the album a lot more than the vocal tracks. Still, you can hardly detect a note of disharmony – and the album soars from track to track, through titles like "Under The Influence Of Love", "Say It Again", "Yes, We Finally Made It", and "It May Be Winter Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear.)

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Shai Maestro TrioUntold Stories ... CD
Motema, 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Shai Maestro definitely earns his last name here – working as the guiding force behind incredible sounds that seem to flow from his fingertips with effortless ease – this nonstop cascade of sounds, ideas, and colors that come across equally well on both the album's dynamic tracks and its more introspective moments! Maestro has this way of playing with dark, moody elements at times – but always in this tuneful, soulful mode that shows both an ear for the modern and an embrace of some of the more lyrical elements of older years. The set was recorded both live and in Brooklyn and Paris studios – and the trio features Shai on piano, with Jorge Roeder on bass and Ziv Ravitz on drums – on titles that include "Maya's Song", "Painting", "Treelogy", "Elusive", and "Endless Winter". CD

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... LP
A&M, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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