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Byron Allen TrioByron Allen Trio ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1965. Used ... $8.99
Beautifully free alto work from Byron Allen – a player who really shines brightly on this rare session for ESP Records – one of the few ever cut under his own name! Allen's got a style that's right up there with the 60s best from Ornette Coleman or Marion Brown – able to move with a fluidity that's breathless, even amidst rhythms that are very loose and open – as the trio here works in a style that almost echoes some of the harmelodic modes of Coleman, but which eventually pushes farther towards the freedoms of other artists on ESP! The set has some wonderful bass from Maceo Gilchrist, whose round, rolling tones really make the album sparkle – as do the punctuated drums of Ted Robinson. Titles include "Today's Blues Tomorrow", "Time Is Past", "Three Steps In The Right Direction", and "Decision For The Cole-Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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CreatorCreator (12" creation, 7" creation, dub creation, intro creation) ... 12-inch
ZYX, 1992. Very Good- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Friends Of CarlottaFingerfoc/Alles Klar ... 12-inch
ZYX, 1990. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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GodzContact High With The Godz ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1966. Used ... $8.99
Dark-edged, folk-tinged, and blues-drenched sounds from The Godz – one of the earthiest acts to record for the legendary ESP label – and one who had the same East Village power as The Fugs! The overall sound is nice and spare – rougher edged than some of the west coast work of this nature – kind of a folk blues aesthetic, filtered through trippier ideas – and recorded with the same haunting, moody elements as the first Pearls Before Swine album, but a lot more loose in the construction of the tunes – which almost feel improvised at times. Instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, violin, harmonica, maracas, and plastic flute – and titles include "Eleven", "Na Na Naa", "Turn On", "White Cat Heat", "1 + 1", and "Lay In The Sun". CD
(Out of print. Drill hole through booklet and rear tray card.)

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Lipps Inc/Trans-XFunkytown/Living On Video ... 12-inch
ZYX (Germany), 1986. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Charles McPhersonLive At The Five Spot (Quintet/Live plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/ZYX (Germany), 1966. Used ... $12.99
A great set of soul jazz from McPherson – recorded live, with a rolling groove that's in the Blue Note mode of the mid 60s – but even more open overall! The group's got a lot of hometown talent from McPherson's native Detroit – including Barry Harris on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Ray McKinney on bass – and the mighty Billy Higgins handles the drums, always with a lean and fluid groove that works well with the extended energy of the set! McPherson's horn is sometimes a bit overshadowed by Hillyer's trumpet on the head arrangements – but given how much we like Lonnie, that's hardly a bad thing – and Charles more than comes into his own on the solos! The album features a catchy original called "The Viper", plus the tracks "Suddenly", "Shaw Nuff", and "Never Let Me Go". The CD features the entire album Quintet/Live – plus 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks – "I Believe In You", "Epistrophy", and "Luminescence". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaConcert For The Comet Kohoutek (German pressing) ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1973. Used ... $7.99
One of Sun Ra's most striking albums of the 70s – a live session recorded in honor of the passing of the comet Kohoutek, and featuring some of the most cosmic work the Arkestra recorded at the time! Ra himself is on synthesizer, playing with a heavily electronic sound – and really wailing in a heavily avant mode at many points in the recordings. The rest of the group is equally free – not the soulful soaring ensemble from Space Is The Place, but a forcefully explosive group, ready to burst into flames in the wake of the comet! Titles include "Astro Black", "Unknown Kohoutek", "Discipline", "Outer Space EM", and "Space Is The Place". CD
(Out of print.)

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Patty WatersCollege Tour ... CD
ESP/ZYX, 1966. Used ... $4.99
One of a rare few albums ever from singer Patty Waters – an extremely experimental vocalist who was part of the mid 60s ESP Records scene! Patty was one of the first to ever go way past conventional singing – and work more in a vocalizing style that had just begun in avant classical – often more concerned with sounds and shapes than melody and music! Sometimes, though, she hits a surprisingly soulful note – almost a touch of Nina Simone's righteousness, before moving into more experimental territory once again. Waters is almost the Cathy Berberian of the jazz vocal world – and works here with a hip ESP lineup that features either Dave Burrell, Burton Greene, or Ran Blake on piano – depending on the track – plus Giuseppi Logan on flute, Perry Lind on bass, and Scobe Stroman on drums. The set was recorded live, but with great fidelity that really respects the subtle moments of Waters' vocals – and titles include "Wild Is The Wind", "Song Of Clifford", "Song Of The One I Love" and "Song Of Life With Hush Little Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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Patty WatersPatty Waters Sings ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1966. Used ... $6.99
One of 2 ESP sessions by Patty Waters – one of the most groundbreaking vocalists of the 60s, and a singer with a style that mixed equal parts jazz and folk! In a way, Patty's got a sound that's somewhat like Nina Simone at her best – in that she dominates a tune completely, singing as if she's speaking – and infusing it with a raspily personal mode that goes far deeper than simple interpretation. The difference, of course, is that most of Waters' material is all original, so the themes aren't nearly as restrictive as some of the covers that Simone had to re-interpret – but there's certainly a mode here that explores freedoms within limits, and which should have made Waters a much bigger influence in her generation. All material on the set was recorded during a 1966 tour of the state colleges of New York – with backings by Burton Greene on piano, Steve Tintweiss on bass, and Tom Price on percussion – and titles include "Moon Don't Come Up Tonight", "Why Can't I Come To You", "You Thrill Me", "Sad Am I Glad Am I", and "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair". CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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VariousNew Beat – Edit 2 ... LP
ZYX (Germany), 1989. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bpm sticker in the top right corner.)

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VariousTechno-Trax ... CD
ZYX (Germany), Used 2CD ... $9.99
With tracks from Recall IV, Bassrace, Klagwerk, Ursula Hybsch, Scrot, Force Legato, Trust In 6, Time Modem, and more. CD
(Out of print. Packaged in two slim jewel cases.)

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✨✧ Paul LekakisBoom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room)/Instrumental Room ... 12-inch
ZYX, 1986. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sun RaHeliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol 2 ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second set of Heliocentric tracks that Ra recorded for ESP, with a freer feel than the first volume, and a bit more avant-oriented work overall. Ra and the group play a lot of percussion – and Ra himself is on tuned bongos, piano, and clavioline, which has a very nice spooky sound! The reed work on the album is by Robert Cummings, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Marshall Allen – with bass by Ronnie Boykin and percussion by Roger Blank. Tracks include "Cosmic Chaos", "House of Beauty", and "The Sun Myth". CD

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