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Time ZoneWorld Destruction (5:30, 6:20) ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
An odd collaboration between Afrika Bambaataa and John Lydon that was sort of club hit at the time, but we're not sure what to make of it these days. Dense production by Bill Laswell with his standard heavy beats, guitar and synth lines. The vocal version has Bambaataa and Lydon predicting the end of the world and the dub version in mostly instrumental with lots of cut-up vocal samples. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Celluloid sleeve.)

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Jimmy GiuffreJimmy Giuffre 3/Music Man ... CD
Collectables, 1957/1958. Used ... $2.99
Another nice 2-in-1 from Collectables that brings to light some fantastic jazz from the Atlantic catalog! The album Jimmy Giuffre 3 is beautiful trio material by Jimmy Giuffre, featuring his group with Ralph Pena on bass and Jim Hall on guitar. The sound is out of this world, and the notes just hang lightly in air, interacting with each other in a way that's freed from the rhythmic constraints of the typical piano/drum pulse. Titles include "Voodoo", "Train & The River", "My All", "Crawdad Suite", and "Two Kinds Of Blues". The Music Man is a bit more standard, and features Giuffre leading a large group (with Al Cohn, Joe Wilder, Art Farmer, and others) through tracks from the Music Man score – like "It's You", "Wells Fargo", "Gary, Indiana", and "Till There Was You". It's goofy, but with some nice solo moments. 20 tracks in all, and full reproductions of the original cover art. CD

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✨✧ Dodo MarmarosaDodo's Back! ... LP
Argo, 1961. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A wonderful later album from pianist Dodo Marmarosa – quite possibly his greatest record ever! The set's an obscure "comeback" date recorded in Chicago for Chess in the early 60s – a trio session with Richard Evans on bass and Marshall Thompson on drums – both working very gently behind Marmarosa's lead. Dodo sounds wonderful here – slightly broken down and world-weary, but in a way that makes for quite a change both from his earlier recordings, and from the standard piano session of the time. There's nothing too polished here, and there's always a strong sense of "voice" on the tracks – a quality that speaks volumes with a short amount of effort – and which has really made this one a favorite of ours over the years! Titles include "Tracy's Blues", "Mellow Mood", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Cottage For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has some very light aging, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganRajah ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary trumpeter Lee Morgan – a set that Blue Note recorded in the mid 60s, but didn't show the world until almost two decades later! The album's got Lee as his lyrical best – working almost with a sense of exoticism, especially on the wonderful leadoff track – which is this loping take on Cal Massey's lesser-known composition "Pilgrim's Funny Farm" – blocked out into bold solos from Lee, plus Hank Mobley on tenor and Cedar Walton on piano! You can really hear Walton's influence on the record – that mix of flow and lyricism that he was hitting at the time – and drummer Billy Higgins also brings a lot to the record, too – creating these shifting rhythms that really move past the standard hardbop modes of a few years before. In addition to "Pilgrim's Funny Farm", the album also includes the tracks "The Rajah" and "Is That So" – and the whole thing's wonderful all the way through! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Nina SimoneAmazing Nina Simone ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing is right – as Nina Simone is really taking off here – showing the world that she's way more than just another jazz singer – able to hit some righteous currents that would only explode even more in years to come! Nina's emotion is subtle, but extremely powerful – maybe not as bold as in her late 60s recordings, but already very much part of the performance – even on some of the more standard jazz tunes. Arrangements are by Bob Mersey, and titles include "Blue Prelude", "You've Been Gone Too Long", "Chilly Winds Don't Blow", "Can't Get Out Of This Mood", and "That's Him Over There". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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VariousMilk Of The Tree – An Anthology Of Female Vocal Folk & Singer/Songwriters 1966 to 1973 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
The female voice found a whole new way to flower in the world of folk music during the 60s – a style that helped women get past some of the more standard sultry modes of postwar pop, and hit the kind of righteous currents and deeper themes that helped transform a generation! The moment began with early folkies like Joan Baez and Odetta, then expanded by the end of the 60s to include incredible young talents who were carving out new styles of their own – singers who were inspired by the freedoms and deeper intellectual currents of folk, but who moved into styles that changed strongly with the heady times! This wonderful box set is a great examination of the moment, and really charts its growth – pulling together well-known artist and some lesser-knowns who include some great female singers from the UK. Titles include "Flying Away" by Serpent Power, "Foolish Seasons" by Dana Gillespie, "Light Flight" by The Pentangle, "Please" by Eclection, "Jesus Was A Cross Maker" by Judee Sill, "Who Has Seen The Wind" by The Simon Sisters, "Red Wine & Promises" by Norma Winstone, "Mr Fox" by Mr Fox, "By The Sea" by Wendy & Bonnie, "Come Into The Garden" by Chimera, "Early Morning Blues & Greens" by Diane Hildebrand, "Autumn Lullaby" by Bridget St John, "The Lonely" by Design, "If Not By Fire" by Mandy More, "Autie Aviator" by Beverley & John Martyn, "Mr Rubin" by Lesley Duncan, "Morgan The Pirate" by Mimi Farina, and "Murdoch" by Trees. CD

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✨✧ Steely DanGreatest Hits ... LP
ABC, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We've always considered Steely Dan one of the quintessential 70s "Album Oriented Rock" bands, in that all of there albums work so well as a whole, so the idea of a greatest hits collection doesn't exactly work for us. Still, taken out of context, these songs are still gems, and listening to them in sequence really lets you hear the groups progression from their intellectual rock roots to their later sophisticated jazz influenced style. 18 tracks in all: "Do It Again", "Reeling InThe Years", "My Old School", "Bodhisattva", "Show Biz Kids", "East St Louis Toodle Oo", "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Pretzel Logic", "Any Major Dude", "Here At The Western World", "Black Friday", "Bad Sneakers", "Doctor Wu", "Haitian Divorce", "Kid Charlemagne", "The Fez", "Peg" and "Josie". LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA pressing in the standard non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Mike VickersDracula AD 1972 ... CD
BSX, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool soundtrack to this very cool Dracula film – one of the oddest in the Hammer Horror series, as it very firmly has the Count working in the wild world of 1972! There's a sexy vibe to the movie – as you might guess from the title – and that's definitely echoed in some of the soundtrack by the great Brit arranger Mike Vickers, who cut his teeth in the early days of Manfred Mann, and was moving onto some great larger projects by this time! Some numbers have a groovy approach that fits the time period, others are more standard orchestrations – but still always handled with all those great elements we love from Vickers. Titles include "Van Helsing Heads To The Club", "Devil's Circle Music", "Baptism By Blood", "Dracula Returns/Dracula Bites Laura", "Johnny Be Really Dead", and "Prologue/Hyde Park 1872". CD features bonus tracks "Alligator Man" and "You Better Come Through For Me" – both rock songs performed by Stoneground! CD
(Limited edition of 1500!)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneAmazing Nina Simone ... LP
Colpix, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing is right – as Nina Simone is really taking off here – showing the world that she's way more than just another jazz singer – able to hit some righteous currents that would only explode even more in years to come! Nina's emotion is subtle, but extremely powerful – maybe not as bold as in her late 60s recordings, but already very much part of the performance – even on some of the more standard jazz tunes. Arrangements are by Bob Mersey, and titles include "Blue Prelude", "You've Been Gone Too Long", "Chilly Winds Don't Blow", "Can't Get Out Of This Mood", and "That's Him Over There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear & some marker.)

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✨✧ Jamie CullumPursuit (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Decca, 2010. Used CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
Compelling charm from Jamie Cullum – a cat who got started singing jazz, but has moved into a range of soulful modes – all of which really come to fruition on this album! In some ways, Jamie reminds us a lot of older Brit singers like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money – clearly steeped in styles from American influences, but also willing to break from tradition, or any need to be authentic – especially on some of the tunes where he really pursues a catchy kind of hook! Cullum nicely balances his approach between straighter jazz vocal numbers and cuts that go for more of a crossover appeal – and we've got to say that it's almost these latter sort that we like the most – more as pop than jazz, but pretty darn good pop at that. Titles include "I'm All Over It", "Wheels", "If I Ruled The World", "You & Me Are Gone", "Don't Stop The Music", "Mixtape", "I Think I Love", "Music Is Through", and "We Run Things". Also features bonus tracks "Grace Is Gone" and "Don't Stop The Music (live)" – which aren't on the standard CD. DVD features 12 more performances – including "Twentysomething", "Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down", "All At Sea", "So They Say", "Get Your Way", and "Caravan". CD
(DVD is All Region. Box has a small dent on the bottom edge.)

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Lauren Edson/Tobi Kaplan/Robin Ray/Laura SantiagoPacific Standard Time – Los Angeles Art 1945 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Getty Research Institute, 2011. New Copy ... $8.99 59.96
A massive look at the Los Angeles art scene from the late 40s through the 70s – proof that New York wasn't the only art world to explode in the postwar years! The book is super-heavy, and does a great job of covering the decades – with images both of famous works that defined the LA scene, plus images of artists, museums, galleries, and other spaces. Each chapter features a range of different writers and experts – and there's some especially great sidebar passages, too. 330 pages, hardcover, oversize, and full of images in color, and black and white. Book

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Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's quite different than her later R&B-inflected sides from the late 70s – very soaring and spiritual work, delivered in a way that set a whole new standard for jazz at the time! Backing is by a small combo with brothers Ron and Cecil Bridgweater, plus Roland Hanna on acoustic and electric piano, George Mraz on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums and percussion – but the star of the set is always Dee Dee, who sparkles beautifully on the album's classic versions of "Afro Blue" and "Little B's Poem" – both of which have been redone by many other singers over the years. Other great cuts include "People Make The World Go Round", "Love From The Sun", and "Love Vibrations". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, on Think, with obi!)

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Bob DylanTriplicate (3LP 180 gram vinyl set) ... LP
Columbia, 2017. Sealed 3LP ... $39.99
Bob Dylan takes on the American songbook once again – revisiting the territory of classic 20th century songwriters that he touched on the Fallen Angels album, but in an overstuffed mode that definitely warrants the Triplicate title! The triple-length format really has Dylan going to town on the material – and maybe doing a lot more than just trying to ape an older singer like Frank Sinatra – as the arrangements are often surprisingly fresh, and almost hit the kind of country/standard mode that Willie Nelson hit with his Stardust recording. In fact, given the rasp and world-heavy tone of Dylan's voice, and the strong use of both acoustic and steel guitar on some of the tunes, the whole thing maybe feels more like a vision of midcentury, seen through a lens that gives the sound of Nashville a lot more importance in the canon. The set was recorded at the Capitol Studios, which seems a great place to capture this vibe – and titles include, not surprisingly, "Stardust", plus "This Nearly Was Mine", "Stormy Weather", "Once Upon A Time", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "As Time Goes By", "Imagination", "Day In Day Out", "There's A Flaw In My Flue", "These Foolish Things", and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album

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Birgit LystagerBirgit Lystager ... LP
Production Dessinee (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $42.99
A very groovy singer – with a really wonderful feel! Birgit hails from Denmark, and has the icy Scandinavian jazz vocal approach of singers like Monica Zetterlund or Karin Krog – equally well suited to standard jazz material, as it is to electric oriented tunes or bossa nova, both of which appear on this set! The overall style is almost in a Sergio Mendes Brasil 66 style – light poppy touches at times, bubbling with a bit of bossa and some cool grooves laid out on organ and piano, with some occasional backing vocals on a few tracks. Groovy sunshine pop from the Baltic scene of the early 70s – with tracks that include versions of "Sunny", "Pretty World", "Fool On The Hill", "Melting Pot", "Make It With You", "Gimme Little Sign", and "Sometimes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing!)

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MetersMessage From The Meters – Complete Josie, Reprise, & Warner Singles 1968 to 1977 ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 27.98
Heavy soul by one of the funkiest groups of all time – New Orleans mighty Meters, a group who forever set a new standard with the classic singles featured in this package! The Meters are an instrumental group at their core – with a moody blend of heady basslines, bubbling organ, and scratchy guitar – made famous by their early singles on the Josie label, then taken to new heights as they moved to Warner/Reprise in the 70s, and came up with some even more complicated grooves! And while the group's albums are all great, it's definitely their singles that put the money where their funk is – creating these cool, compact, mostly-instrumental modes that pack a hell of a lot of punch in just a short space. The collection features 40 of these massive numbers – titles that include "Joog", "Sassy Lady", "No More Okey", "Trick Bag", "Mister Moon", "Find Yourself", "Chug Chug Chug (parts 1 & 2)", "The Flower", "Smiling", "Do The Dirt", "Africa", "People Say", "Running Fast (long version)", "Disco Is The Thing Today", "Hey Pocky A Way", "Stretch Your Rubber Band", "This Is My Last Affair", "Chicken Strut", "Sophisticated Cissy", "Cissy Strut", "Here Comes The Meter Man", "Ease Back", "Ann", "Dry Spell", "Little Old Money Maker", "Hey Last Minute", and "The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather Doodle Oop". CD

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MetersMessage From The Meters – Complete Josie, Reprise, & Warner Singles 1968 to 1977 (3LP black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Real Gone, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... $50.99 54.99
Heavy soul by one of the funkiest groups of all time – New Orleans mighty Meters, a group who forever set a new standard with the classic singles featured in this package! The Meters are an instrumental group at their core – with a moody blend of heady basslines, bubbling organ, and scratchy guitar – made famous by their early singles on the Josie label, then taken to new heights as they moved to Warner/Reprise in the 70s, and came up with some even more complicated grooves! And while the group's albums are all great, it's definitely their singles that put the money where their funk is – creating these cool, compact, mostly-instrumental modes that pack a hell of a lot of punch in just a short space. The collection features 40 of these massive numbers – titles that include "Joog", "Sassy Lady", "No More Okey", "Trick Bag", "Mister Moon", "Find Yourself", "Chug Chug Chug (parts 1 & 2)", "The Flower", "Smiling", "Do The Dirt", "Africa", "People Say", "Running Fast (long version)", "Disco Is The Thing Today", "Hey Pocky A Way", "Stretch Your Rubber Band", "This Is My Last Affair", "Chicken Strut", "Sophisticated Cissy", "Cissy Strut", "Here Comes The Meter Man", "Ease Back", "Ann", "Dry Spell", "Little Old Money Maker", "Hey Last Minute", and "The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather Doodle Oop". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray PricePlease Don't Leave Me ... CD
Southern Routes, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A really wonderful collection of work by the great Ray Price – a very well-chosen selection of tracks that focuses strongly on his excellent early days, and avoids some of the softer sounds of later years! The Ray heard here is the kind of the honky tonks – working in a midtempo groove that's perfect for blue-tinged vocals – often underscored by steel guitar lines that have a similarly melancholy vibe! This isn't standard weepy country – as Price puts himself out there, but never caves in completely – honest in his feelings, but with his own sense of pride as well. 28 tracks in all – including "Wasted Words", "I've Just Destroyed The World", "Big Shoes", "Heartaches By The Number", "I'll Be There", "The Same Old Me", "It's All Your Fault", "Bubbles In My Beer", "Pride", "The Wild Side Of Life", "Crazy Arms", "Run Boy", "Kissing Your Picture", "Bright Lights & Blonde Haired Women", and "Please Don't Leave Me". CD

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VariousBoombox 2 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
The real sound of the old school, and the best beats from the streets – the kind of early underground hip hop tracks that still sound wonderful after all these years! These are tracks from the earliest years of the style – when funk was as much a part of the music as lyrics – and tracks were often surprisingly long, and spun out in the best sort of party mode – with an excellent focus on funky drum breaks and basslines, matched by lyrics from youthful crews and MCs that set the standard for countless artists to come! As with the first volume, the track selection here is wonderful – a mix of key classics from the Harlem and South Bronx scenes, plus some overlooked gems that are well-worth discovering – all wrapped up with the usual top-shelf attention to detail we've come to expect from Soul Jazz Records! The package features loads of great notes and photos – and titles include "Maximus Party" by TJ Swann & Pee Wee Mel, "Death Rap" by Margo's Kool Out Crew, "Lookin Good" by Eddie Cheba, "One Time Two Time Blow Your Mind" by MC Rock Lovely, "Let's Rock" by Harlem World Crew, "School Days" by Busy Bee, "Ah That's The Joint" by Kool DJ AJ, "Dancin Party People" by Little Skarsky, "Young Ladies" by Lonnie Love, "Rappin Partee Groove" by Rappers Rapp Group, "The People's Message Take Two" by Terry Lewis & Wild Flower, "Shake Your Body" by Manujothi, "Dr Ice Rap" by Zoot II, and "Rock The Message Rap" by Grand Master Chilly T & Stevie G. CD

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✨✧ VariousBoombox 2 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1983 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The real sound of the old school, and the best beats from the streets – the kind of early underground hip hop tracks that still sound wonderful after all these years! These are tracks from the earliest years of the style – when funk was as much a part of the music as lyrics – and tracks were often surprisingly long, and spun out in the best sort of party mode – with an excellent focus on funky drum breaks and basslines, matched by lyrics from youthful crews and MCs that set the standard for countless artists to come! As with the first volume, the track selection here is wonderful – a mix of key classics from the Harlem and South Bronx scenes, plus some overlooked gems that are well-worth discovering – all wrapped up with the usual top-shelf attention to detail we've come to expect from Soul Jazz Records! The package features loads of great notes and photos – and titles include "Maximus Party" by TJ Swann & Pee Wee Mel, "Death Rap" by Margo's Kool Out Crew, "Lookin Good" by Eddie Cheba, "One Time Two Time Blow Your Mind" by MC Rock Lovely, "Let's Rock" by Harlem World Crew, "School Days" by Busy Bee, "Ah That's The Joint" by Kool DJ AJ, "Dancin Party People" by Little Skarsky, "Young Ladies" by Lonnie Love, "Rappin Partee Groove" by Rappers Rapp Group, "The People's Message Take Two" by Terry Lewis & Wild Flower, "Shake Your Body" by Manujothi, "Dr Ice Rap" by Zoot II, and "Rock The Message Rap" by Grand Master Chilly T & Stevie G. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Boombox 2 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like this move way past the context of standard world music modes – and instead unlock a rich version of the world in which music alone can build plenty of bridges – way beyond the context of politics or national boundaries! By that, we mean that any Anglo crate-digger can find plenty to love here – wicked drums, scratchy guitar, riffing Hammond, and monstrous bass that bounces these tunes beautifully from start to finish – sewing together the grooves in a way that will have you forgetting you can't even understand most of the lyrics. And yet, as with other titles on this great label, the music is also well-situated culturally too – thanks to a hefty set of notes and great images – which will give you plenty of visual discovery while you're digging the sounds on the disc. Titles include "Wop Me A Ka" by The African Brothers, "Do Your Own Thing" by De Frank's Band, "Aja Wondo" by Uppers International, "Loose Up Yourself" by Rob, "I Beg" by Tony Sarfo & The Funky Afrobisi, "Arabo" by K Frimpong, "Say Min Sy Soh" by Pierre Antoine & Vis A Vis, "God Is Love" by Complex Soundz, and "Kana Soro" by Los Issufu & His Moslems. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Gil EvansGreat Jazz Standards ... CD
World Pacific, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Nicole MitchellMandorla Awakening 2 – Emerging Worlds ... CD
FPE, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the deepest records we've ever heard from Nicole Mitchell – and that's saying a lot, given all her other fantastic albums! This richly-textured piece was first commissioned in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the AACM – that legendary jazz organization of which Mitchell is a part – and as a whole, it really demonstrates both the strong legacy of the group, and the farther territory it's reached over its decades-long span – music that has pushed past the initial moment of improvisation, through the AACM's standard of "great black music" as a replacement for classical – to the sorts of spiritual, cosmic sounds that Mitchell does so well. In addition to Nicole on flute and electronics, the group also features Avery R Young on vocals, Kojiro Umezaki on shakuhachi, Renee Baker on violin, Tatsu Aoki on bass and shamisen, Jovia Armstrong on percussion, Tomeka Reid on cello and banjo, and Alex Wing on electric guitar, oud, and theremin – a mix of instruments that is global in scope, electric and acoustic, and really used to effortlessly express the spiritual vision of Mitchell. The notes go into great detail about the thoughts and inspiration behind the music – and titles include "Egoes War", "The Chalice", "Dance Of Many Hands", "Listening Embrace", "Forestwall Timewalk", "Staircase Struggle", "Shiny Divider", "Timewrap", and "Mandorla Island". CD
Also available Mandorla Awakening 2 – Emerging Worlds ... LP 21.99

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Nicole MitchellMandorla Awakening 2 – Emerging Worlds ... LP
FPE, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 24.99
One of the deepest records we've ever heard from Nicole Mitchell – and that's saying a lot, given all her other fantastic albums! This richly-textured piece was first commissioned in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the AACM – that legendary jazz organization of which Mitchell is a part – and as a whole, it really demonstrates both the strong legacy of the group, and the farther territory it's reached over its decades-long span – music that has pushed past the initial moment of improvisation, through the AACM's standard of "great black music" as a replacement for classical – to the sorts of spiritual, cosmic sounds that Mitchell does so well. In addition to Nicole on flute and electronics, the group also features Avery R Young on vocals, Kojiro Umezaki on shakuhachi, Renee Baker on violin, Tatsu Aoki on bass and shamisen, Jovia Armstrong on percussion, Tomeka Reid on cello and banjo, and Alex Wing on electric guitar, oud, and theremin – a mix of instruments that is global in scope, electric and acoustic, and really used to effortlessly express the spiritual vision of Mitchell. The notes go into great detail about the thoughts and inspiration behind the music – and titles include "Egoes War", "The Chalice", "Dance Of Many Hands", "Listening Embrace", "Forestwall Timewalk", "Staircase Struggle", "Shiny Divider", "Timewrap", and "Mandorla Island". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mandorla Awakening 2 – Emerging Worlds ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 4 – July 1953 to January 1954 – Issues 19-25 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary Adventures Into The Unknown, also from the same publisher! The volume is very well done – and features rare 50s comics in very vivid color – filled with stories of ghouls, demons, spirits, and other supernatural forces – all penned at the very high ACG level – which means thoughtful plotting, and a real sense of story structure. Even the original ads and text pages are included – and these issues feature artwork from Bob Forgione, George Klein, Edvard Moritz, Harry Lazarus, Al Wenzel, Ken Bald, and others. 288 pages, hardcover, and full color! Book

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Albert AylerMy Name Is Albert Ayler ... LP
Debut/Jeanne Dielman (Italy), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A key early album by Albert Ayler – a mindblowing record even all these many years later, and a key introduction of Ayler's music to the rest of the world! The set begins with a compelling spoken introduction from Albert – really taking the time to introduce himself and his new approach to jazz – then rolls into searing sounds on tenor and soprano sax, played with accompaniment from a European trio that has Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, Niels Bronsted on piano, and Ronnie Gardier on drums. A number of the tunes are standards – used by Ayler here in ways that are similar to some of Cecil Taylor's initial recordings – as a way of marking his own different in jazz, before setting out on his own compositions in years to come. Given the quartet setting, there's less of the locked horns and rhythms of some of Ayler's ESP recordings to come – but the difference in format also makes the album a real standout in his catalog, too. Titles include "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Summertime", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "CT". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy CastorDimension III ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Three-dimensional magic from the great Jimmy Castor – an artist who'd already conquered the worlds of sweet soul, heavy funk, and Latin by the time of this release! Jimmy draws on all his rich background in the soul underground, and also seems to move with a new sort of sophistication, too – not in a way that's slick or commercial, but which shows Jimmy only deepening his ideas in the era of Marvin Gaye and Isaac Hayes – going for some bigger arrangements and ambitious production, while still staying true to his groovy self! There's a vibe to the record that almost reminds us of some of the creative productions that Harvey Fuqua was doing for RCA at the same time – with New Birth and The Nite-Liters – and Jimmy's maestro seems to be Gerald Thomas, who knows how to spin just the right mood for each different track. There's even a few instrumentals, which showcase Castor's great skills on tenor – ala Stanley Turrentine in a similar mode – and tracks include "How Beautiful You Are", "Helpless", "I'm Not A Child Anymore", "The Lone Ranger", "Revelation", "Whiter Shade of Pale", and the tasty "The Last Ole", which is sort of a rumbling sinister slow funk track. CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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✨✧ Barry HarrisBarry Harris At The Jazz Workshop ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Early genius from Barry Harris – a live date recorded at San Francisco's Jazz Workshop, and one that has him gently grooving in a mix of sharp edges and lyricism! In a world where many up and comers were tempted by the fruits of the soul jazz sound, Harris remains nicely true to himself – and plays here with a style that's almost introspective at times, certainly filled with the flowing modes of pianistic expression that would emerge in other players more strongly in years to come. The trio features Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "Curtain Call", "Lolita", and "Morning Coffee", plus jazz standards like "Woody N You", "Star Eyes", and "Moose The Mooche". CD

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✨✧ Shirley HornLazy Afternoon ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Nice album recorded during a time when Shirley Horn's talents were lesser-known to the world than in her current revival. The set's got Shirley playing piano and singing in a very sweet trio with Buster Williams and Billy Hart. The material's mostly standards, but as usual, Shirley manages to get a whole new level of emotion and feeling out of them! Titles include "Lazy Afternoon", "Gentle Rain", "New York's My Home", and "Why Did I Choose You". LP, Vinyl record album

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David Murray QuartetMorning Song ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of David Murray's straighter sides from the early 80s – and exactly the kind of record to prove to the world that he could be a strong tenor traditionalist while still bringing an inventive sound to play! Murray's tone is deep and soulful, and often quite lyrical – set nicely in a quartet that features warm piano from John Hicks, bass from Reggie Workman, and drums from Ed Blackwell. The Workman/Blackwell component ensure that things still have an edge at times, even when swinging – and the tunes are a mix of Murray originals and a few standards. Titles include "Morning Song", "Light Blue Frolic", "Off Season", "Duet", "Body and Soul", and "Jitterbug Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rare EarthDreams/Answers (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Verve/Culture Factory, 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
The funky blue-eyed debut of Rare Earth – an early Detroit combination of soul, rock, and funk! The group really sprang to fame on Motown right after this early album for Verve – but this set may be even harder and heavier than any of their later records – produced by Dennis Coffey, with a nice blend of fuzz and funk, at a level that's very much like the best Atlantic sounds from Vanilla Fudge – but much more born from the Detroit scene that could give the world The Stooges and Funkadelic at the same time! Many cuts are soul standards, redone with a heavy-drum style that's pretty great – and some of the originals have more of the psych feel, but are graced by some genuinely soulful vocals, often done in harmony style. Titles include "Mothers Oats", "New Rochelle", "Yesterday On Third Avenue", "Red Apple", "Get Ready", "6-3-4-5", and "Sidewalk Cafe". CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonDinah '62 ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Dinah Washington – a singer who's really hitting her stride here during her years for Roulette Records – with a vibe that's maybe her most mature, most sophisticated to date! Washington still has currents of her bluesy roots in her approach, but she's also moving into this boozy mode that's almost more human and heartfelt overall – a contrast to the brassy style of her earlier vocals, almost as if the world's challenges have brought her so much more learning, she's able to bring that experience to bear in her songs. The prime example of this is the excellent "Drinking Again" – one of Dinah's standards of the 60s, and a tune that's performed perfectly here – thanks to help from Fred Morman's orchestrations. But the whole album's equally great – and other tracks include "Miss You", "A Handful of Stars", "Destination Moon", "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You", and "Where Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar label pressing. Cover has a thin stain with flaking on the opening and a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconePaura – A Collection Of Scary & Thrilling Soundtracks (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rustblade (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spooky sounds from the maestro – an incredible collection of those otherworldly sounds that Ennio Morricone brought to his soundtracks during the golden years of his talents – that time when he could make so many amazing sonic steps from standard, familiar acoustic instrumentation! Morricone never needs too many tricks with electronics, or in terms of production – as he has a wonderful ear for an odd tuning, or unusual phrasing – which often means that a flute, violin, or piano can come across with a stunningly unique sort of sound! And while Morricone put these elements to play on his dreamier soundtracks, they really came to the forefront on his crime, action, and horror scoring – which is the focus here in a collection that really knocks it out of the park in terms of moody sounds. Titles include "Copkiller", "Il Trio Infernale", "Evaporazioni", "Orazione", "Passeggiata Notturna", "Assassinio Sul Lago", "Il Segreto", "Regalo Di Nozze", "L'Attentato", "Diario Di Un Pazzo", and "Breathlessly". CD features three more bonus tracks too – even more obscure than some of the rest! CD

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✨✧ Natasha AgramaHeart Of Infinite Change ... CD
Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic young jazz singer, and one who really has her own style very firmly in place – one of those rare talents that comes along once in a blue moon, and makes us instantly sit up and go "wow", right after hearing just a few notes! Natasha Agrama is steeped in many of the best jazz traditions, but wraps them up all into a unique strand that instantly makes her music very special, and very personal – definitely jazz vocals at the core, but with lots of contemporary inflections and wonderful instrumentation – served up by a mix of classic and present talents who include Ronald Bruner on drums, Thundercat on bass, George Duke on Fender Rhodes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Austin Peralta on piano and Rhodes. The set begins with a wonderful take on Joe Henderson's "Black Narcissus", then rolls into a great update of Mingus' "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", before taking on Bilal's "All Matter", and transforming older standards "Lover Man", "I Wonder What Became Of Me", and "In A Sentimental Mood". CD
Also available Heart Of Infinite Change ... LP 18.99

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Natasha AgramaHeart Of Infinite Change ... LP
Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic young jazz singer, and one who really has her own style very firmly in place – one of those rare talents that comes along once in a blue moon, and makes us instantly sit up and go "wow", right after hearing just a few notes! Natasha Agrama is steeped in many of the best jazz traditions, but wraps them up all into a unique strand that instantly makes her music very special, and very personal – definitely jazz vocals at the core, but with lots of contemporary inflections and wonderful instrumentation – served up by a mix of classic and present talents who include Ronald Bruner on drums, Thundercat on bass, George Duke on Fender Rhodes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Austin Peralta on piano and Rhodes. The set begins with a wonderful take on Joe Henderson's "Black Narcissus", then rolls into a great update of Mingus' "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", before taking on Bilal's "All Matter", and transforming older standards "Lover Man", "I Wonder What Became Of Me", and "In A Sentimental Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heart Of Infinite Change ... CD 11.99

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Beverly KenneyLonely & Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1952. New Copy ... $22.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by vocalist Beverly Kenny – early 50s sides done before her rise to fame on Roost and Decca, and a much-needed addition to her too-short career! The tracks were originally part of transcription discs done for radio stations, and they've got a surprisingly full, professional feel – not like the quieter material showcased on SSJ's other Kenny collection, Snuggled On Your Shoulder – but recorded with jazzzy backings from arranger Eddie Safranski! The lineup includes tenor, alto, baritone, and trumpet – plus piano by either Dick Hyman and Moe Wexler, and guitar from Mundell Lowe – all to perfectly set the blue mood that Beverly's going for with her vocals. Many of the tracks here are nicely less familiar, and not overdone standards – and titles include "That Pyramid Jazz", "Long Lean & Lanky", "It's A Mean Old World", "Too Bad", "The Stars The Night The Moon", "Yours Sincerely", and "Let's Try It Again". CD

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Benny Morton & Jimmy HamiltonBenny Morton & Jimmy Hamilton Blue Note Swingtets ... LP
Mosaic/Blue Note, 1940s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
Early, early Blue Note sides, from the dawn of the label, a transitional period in jazz. These sessions, led by Benny Morton and Jimmy Hamilton are truly hard-to-get in their original format, not to mention in any pressing, and these recordings reflect a side of the Blue Note catalog that's rarely considered any more. These swingtet sides feature the cream of the crop of the big band era, performing in smaller tighter groups that let them move around New York's urban jazz scene more easily. Some of the finest soloists of the era are caught here in a unique setting, including Barney Bigard, Ben Webster, Ray Nance and Harry Carney. As you'd expect from the performance standards of the day, the performance are short, tight and sweet, and include "MY Old Flame, "Conversing In Blue", two takes of "The Sheik Of Araby" and "Limehouse Blues" by Benny Morton's All Stars, "Cherry", "Rosetta", "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" and "Wiliphant Winnie" by the Sammy Benskin Trio and "Old Uncle Bud", "Blues For Clarinets", "Slapstick" and "Blues In My Music Room" by Jimmy Hamilton & The Duke's Men. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Mark MurphyRah ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Great early work by Mark Murphy – a set that's different than the cool breeziness of his 70s work, and done with an approach that's a lot hipper than most of his 60s contemporaries! Ernie Wilkins handles the arrangements, and there's a rollicking soul jazz groove here that's a bit unusual for Murphy – but which makes for a nice change from his earlier work for Decca or Capitol. As with most of Mark's records, the tunes are very well-chosen, and go way past the obvious – a set list that includes Fran Landesman's great "Stoppin The Clock", Jon Hendricks' lyrics to Horace Silver's "Doodlin", Annie Ross' famous vocalese version of "Twisted", and hip takes on jazz standards "Green Dolphin Street", "Milestones", and "Out Of This World". CD

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Archie SheppLover Man ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1988. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A real gem from the great Archie Shepp – an overlooked treasure from his years as a straight jazz musician – a time we come to appreciate more and more as the years go by! The Shepp heard here is one who's still got all the raw tone and bite of the old days, but also finds a way to swing things on a set of familiar standards – so that he's cutting these great raspy lines out of tunes you might already know – but which are taking on a whole new life in the process. The small combo also features Dave Burrell on piano – another player who could go out, but instead here hangs inside, yet uses all the knowledge of his reach to keep things interesting. A few of the tracks feature vocals from Anne Lowman – with Shepp alongside on tenor – and the rest of the group features Herman Wright on bass and Steve McCraven on drums. Titles include "Brandnew World/Breaking A New Day", "My Funny Valentine", "Stars Are In Your Eyes", "Lush Life", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Husker DuSavage Young Du (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As mammoth of an archival box set for a post punk band as important as this one as we're ever likely to see! Savage Young Du collects a huge number of formative tracks by the Twin Cities legends, and without diving into the rancorous personal history of the band members post-split, it's astounding that this even exists. But the most amazing thing is how strongly it lives up to their later legacy. 47 of the 69 tracks – including a wealth of surprisingly great sound live material, demos, early 7-inch tracks and alternate version of their first (live) album – have never been released before and it's kind of stunning how brilliant the band is at this nascent stage. All the material is from 1979 to 1982, pre-SST, and true to Numero Group standards, it's put together with the utmost care, including a hefty little hardcover book worth the price alone. Includes "Do You Remember", "Sore Eyes", "Do The Bee", "Nuclear Nightmare", "Insects Rule The World", "Sexual Economics", "Statues", "Amusement", "Writer's Cramp", Guns At My School", "Let's Go Die", "Don't Say A Word", "From The Gut", "Brick Layer", "Target", "Gravity", "Real World", "Out On A Limb", "It's Not Fair" and tons more. CD
(Demand has been fierce for this box set and it seems we were pretty lucky to score a handful of copies – don't snooze!)
 
 
 



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