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✨✧ Oscar Brown Jr, Sivuca, & Jean PaceJoy ... LP
RCA, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oscar Brown's score for a hip play that he wrote (one of his many plays!) – performed by him, Sivuca, and Jean Pace. Despite the "show" quality of the material, this actually stands simply as a great Oscar Brown Jr. LP, and the production is nice and intimate, and sounds just like an ordinary studio album. Sivuca's great, and his breathy voice and playing really open up Oscar Brown with some great Brazilian touches. And as usual, the writing's great, especially on tracks like "Brown Baby", "Mother Africa's Day", "Funky World", and the great version of "Afro Blue", featuring Oscar's classic lyrics. Also features a wonderful version of Johnny Alf's "Sky & Sea" – done by Sivuca with an incredible lilting groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an address label on back.)
 
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Low AnthemSall Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea ... CD
Joyful Noise, 2018. Used ... $2.99
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Search PartyMontgomery Chapel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Lion, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Spooky, spiritual psychedelia from The Search Party – and what an organ-drenched, fuzz guitar-laden, distinctive little psych search it is! The Search Party is led by a (then) bonafide reverend by the name of Nick Freund, and the group seeks to make genuinely religious music in the psych idiom, and it's brilliant stuff! Lots of ghostly male and female vocals and a truly spiritual vibe carries it all along, and it's a real joy! Includes "Speak To Me", "Renee Child", "Melayna", "When He Calls", "So Many Things Have Got Me Down", "You And I", "All But This", "Poem By George Hall", "The Decidely Short Epic Of Mr Alvira", and "The News Is You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wayne ShorterOdyssey Of Iska ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
A very unusual album for Wayne Shorter – recorded right around that 1970 point when Duke Pearson was exploring formats for Blue Note artists that included larger, often electric arrangements, pointing the way towards some of the later 70s soul jazz work on labels like Kudu or CTI! This set, produced by Pearson, features Shorter as the main soloist on tenor and soprano sax – in a very hip group that includes Dave Friedman on vibes, Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Ron Carter and Cecil McBee on bass, and both Billy Hart and Alphonse Mouzon on drums. Tracks are long and complicated, with searching soulful arrangements that are part post-Miles fusion, part early 70s indie soul jazz – but balanced nicely without any sense of overindulgence at all. Shorter's soprano work is very nice, and much more angular than his playing on tenor – and titles include "Wind", "Joy", "Storm", and "Calm". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousStranger Things – Music From The Netflix Series ... CD
Legacy, Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the instrumental music from the second season of the Stranger Things series – but instead all of those very cool early 80s songs that are always playing in the background – tunes that have turned out to be almost as important to the show as the 70s music was to the Guardians Of The Galaxy films! But the set isn't just a collection of 80s rock, becuase it's also interspersed with cool elements from the show – bits of dialogue, and even Will singing a Clash song at one point – all alongside 80s classics that include "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" by The Clash, "Sunglasses At Night" by Corey Hart, "Hazy Shade Of Winter" by The Bangles, "Girls On Film" by Duran Duran, "Heroes" by Peter Gabriel, "Back To Nature" by Fad Gadget, "The Ghost In You" by Psychedelic Furs, "Nocturnal Me" by Echo & The Bunnymen, "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper, "Talking In Your Sleep" by The Romantics, "Whip It" by Devo, "Runaway" by Bon Jovi, "Atmosphere" by Joy Division, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by The Scorpions, and "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" by Jim Croce. CD
Also available Stranger Things – Music From The Netflix Series ... LP 22.99

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John ColtraneFirst Meditations ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $9.99
Key 60s material from the great John Coltrane – even if the set wasn't ever released until the late 70s! The album's kind of a "prequel" to the later Meditations record, and it stands as a key bridge between Coltrane's modal years and his more spiritual sounds – delivered here by a core quartet, without the larger accompaniment that graced the later version! The classic quartet is at their best – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the sound is slightly more inside than later, but no less filled with searching and yearning! CD version contains a 12 minute extended alternate take of "Joy", the centerpiece of the composition. CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneFirst Meditations (plus bonus track) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... About July 6, 2018
Key 60s material from the great John Coltrane – even if the set wasn't ever released until the late 70s! The album's kind of a "prequel" to the later Meditations record, and it stands as a key bridge between Coltrane's modal years and his more spiritual sounds – delivered here by a core quartet, without the larger accompaniment that graced the later version! The classic quartet is at their best – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the sound is slightly more inside than later, but no less filled with searching and yearning! CD version contains a 12 minute extended alternate take of "Joy", the centerpiece of the composition. CD
Also available First Meditations ... CD 9.99

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Gerardo FrisinaHi Note ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2003. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Hi Note, indeed! Gerardo Frisina's latest is awe-inspiring – a completely seamless blend of Italian and Latin jazz, bossa rhythms and percussion, and some of the most tasteful and naturally blended electronic elements you could ever expect to hear on an album so steeped in a genuine affinity for live jazz instrumentation! If memory serves, earlier Frisina recordings relied a bit more on the production side of the coin, but this one's so strong on great instrumentation we're rendered pretty close to speechless. Lots of great horn arrangements, rolling bass lines and piano, sublime vibes and driving drums and percussion. Totally sweet throughout – this is way up there with the best dancefloor jazz Schema's ever released! Tracks include "Inviolatin", "Joyas", "Bluesanova", "Beyond The Moon", "Ombroso", "Sophisticated Samba" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStranger Things – Music From The Netflix Series ... LP
Legacy, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
Not the instrumental music from the second season of the Stranger Things series – but instead all of those very cool early 80s songs that are always playing in the background – tunes that have turned out to be almost as important to the show as the 70s music was to the Guardians Of The Galaxy films! But the set isn't just a collection of 80s rock, becuase it's also interspersed with cool elements from the show – bits of dialogue, and even Will singing a Clash song at one point – all alongside 80s classics that include "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" by The Clash, "Sunglasses At Night" by Corey Hart, "Hazy Shade Of Winter" by The Bangles, "Girls On Film" by Duran Duran, "Heroes" by Peter Gabriel, "Back To Nature" by Fad Gadget, "The Ghost In You" by Psychedelic Furs, "Nocturnal Me" by Echo & The Bunnymen, "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper, "Talking In Your Sleep" by The Romantics, "Whip It" by Devo, "Runaway" by Bon Jovi, "Atmosphere" by Joy Division, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by The Scorpions, and "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" by Jim Croce. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes poster & sticker!)

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VariousTechnicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 34.98
An insane new chapter in the mighty legacy of the Numero Group – not the rare soul, obscure psych, or underground folk the label has covered with other releases – but instead a huge batch of under-discovered gems from the exotica scene of the postwar years – essentially the farther reaches of the bigger scene that had stars like Martin Denny and Les Baxter in the spotlight! In case you're not hip, the exotica groove is kind of a hipper take on the Pacific Islands sounds – not mainstream Hawaiian music, but instead usually small combo material that has lots of percussion mixed with electric instrumentation, either on guitar or keyboards – set to imagined themes of life in the south seas, often in a very cool mix of jazz and dreamy modes. The music here is every bit as well-researched and deeply-dug as that on other Numero compilations – and it's fascinating to hear just how many folks were influenced by the huge exotic movement of the late 50s – and were motivated to turn out their own takes on the music, sometimes with styles that rivaled that of the big records of the time – sometimes with very weird and offbeat modes that are even more striking! As always with Numero, the presentation is superb – a huge set of notes with an equally large amount of music – all served up in a mighty handsome package, with work by Bill & Jean Bradway, The Shelltones, The Voodoos, The Jaguars, Jerry & The Catalinas, The Gems, The Blazers, Chayns, The Palatons, Red Harrison & His Zodiacs, The Melody Mates, The Monzas, Carmen, Darla Hood, The Baton Of Andre Brummer, Joan Joyce Trio, The Castiles, The Potted Palm, Don Sargent & His Buddies, Clyde Derby, Chico Jose, Arnie Derksen & Chise, The Slaves, Bruce Norman Quintet, and many more. CD
Also available Technicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3LP set) ... LP 38.99

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✨✧ VariousTechnicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3LP set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP ... $38.99 49.98
An insane new chapter in the mighty legacy of the Numero Group – not the rare soul, obscure psych, or underground folk the label has covered with other releases – but instead a huge batch of under-discovered gems from the exotica scene of the postwar years – essentially the farther reaches of the bigger scene that had stars like Martin Denny and Les Baxter in the spotlight! In case you're not hip, the exotica groove is kind of a hipper take on the Pacific Islands sounds – not mainstream Hawaiian music, but instead usually small combo material that has lots of percussion mixed with electric instrumentation, either on guitar or keyboards – set to imagined themes of life in the south seas, often in a very cool mix of jazz and dreamy modes. The music here is every bit as well-researched and deeply-dug as that on other Numero compilations – and it's fascinating to hear just how many folks were influenced by the huge exotic movement of the late 50s – and were motivated to turn out their own takes on the music, sometimes with styles that rivaled that of the big records of the time – sometimes with very weird and offbeat modes that are even more striking! As always with Numero, the presentation is superb – a huge set of notes with an equally large amount of music – all served up in a mighty handsome package, with work by Bill & Jean Bradway, The Shelltones, The Voodoos, The Jaguars, Jerry & The Catalinas, The Gems, The Blazers, Chayns, The Palatons, Red Harrison & His Zodiacs, The Melody Mates, The Monzas, Carmen, Darla Hood, The Baton Of Andre Brummer, Joan Joyce Trio, The Castiles, The Potted Palm, Don Sargent & His Buddies, Clyde Derby, Chico Jose, Arnie Derksen & Chise, The Slaves, Bruce Norman Quintet, and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Technicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3CD set) ... CD 26.99

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardBorn To Be Blue ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful set from Freddie Hubbard – part of his move back to straighter, more long-form jazz at the start of the 80s! The set's still got some keyboards in the mix, but it's also got a soaring, searching, soulful groove that reminds us a lot of Hubbard's best late 60s moments for Atlantic or CTI – and a lot less of some of the more R&B work he was cutting towards the end of the 70s. Tracks are nice and long – and in addition to bold trumpet lines from Freddie, the set also features killer tenor from Harold Land, keyboards from Billy Childs, bass from Larry Klein, drums from Steve Houghton, and percussion from Buck Clark. Titles include "Gibraltar", "True Colors", "Born To Be Blue", "Joy Spring", and "Up Jumped Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has staining on the bottom half, some wear, and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerExpansions ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really mindblowing session from McCoy Tyner – perfectly titled "Expansions" to showcase the change in his style at the time! The record is one of Tyner's first larger group efforts – and is a brilliant example of the expansion of his talents in the post-Coltrane years – a searing, soaring batch of longer tunes that dance with joy, life, and a new sense of energy in jazz – carried off perfectly by a lineup that includes excellent contributions from Gary Bartz on alto, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Woody Shaw on trumpet. The album is as spiritual and swinging as you'd expect from those players – with a sound that's more Strata East than Blue Note – and titles include "Vision", "Song of Happiness", "Smitty's Place", and "Peresina". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerExpansions ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really mindblowing session from McCoy Tyner – perfectly titled "Expansions" to showcase the change in his style at the time! The record is one of Tyner's first larger group efforts – and is a brilliant example of the expansion of his talents in the post-Coltrane years – a searing, soaring batch of longer tunes that dance with joy, life, and a new sense of energy in jazz – carried off perfectly by a lineup that includes excellent contributions from Gary Bartz on alto, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Woody Shaw on trumpet. The album is as spiritual and swinging as you'd expect from those players – with a sound that's more Strata East than Blue Note – and titles include "Vision", "Song of Happiness", "Smitty's Place", and "Peresina". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing.)

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✨✧ Ruby RushtonTrudi's Songbook – Volume Two ... LP
22A (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Ruby Rushton – a London combo who are brimming over with soul and imagination! There's been a new wave of spiritual jazz coming from England in recent years – but these guys have a special spirit that's all their own – an ability to start out searching, then come into more soulful focus once things get going – working a really magical blend between keyboards, trumpet, bass, percussion, and drums – plus some especially wonderful work on tenor and flute from Edward Cawthorne! Ruby Rushton's vision is very unique – filled with classic influences, never in any sort of easy retro way – as there's a current crispness to the music that fills us with hope and joy, and has us looking forward to years of great music to come from these guys. Titles include "Song For Christopher", "Tisbury Truckin", "Together At Last", "Charlotte Emma Victoria", "Trudi's Mood (part 2)", and a nice remake of Herbie Hancock's "Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Randy CrawfordNaked & True (2CD version – with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Moon/Big Break (UK), 1995. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A later date from 70s soul legend Randy Crawford – cut overseas, at a time when she was initially without US representation – a situation that was immediately corrected with the strength of the album! The set has Randy really getting back to basics – mostly working with tight jazz funk backings that recall both her first few records, and her work with The Crusaders – a perfect setting for her wonderful voice, and her trademark use of jazzy currents with more straight-ahead soul! Players on the record include Fred Wesley on trombone, Bernie Worrell on keyboards, and Bootsy Collins on bass – which will give you an idea of the strength of the sound – and titles include "Cajun Moon", "Give Me The Night", "Glow Of Love", "I'll Be Around", "Forget Me Nots", "Joy Inside My Tears", "Purple Rain", and "Come Into My Life". Great 2CD version – features a bonus instrumental version of "The Glow Of Love" – plus 13 more different mixes of tracks from the album – including "Cajun Moon (long trip mix)", "Forget Me Nots (Femi Fem rotation mix)", "Give Me The Night (Mousse T's classic club mix)", "Forget Me Nots (Delaney's mix)", "I'll Be Around (surprise mix)", and "Cajun Moon (cajun trip club version)". CD

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Drinkard SingersJoyful Noise ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A very hip female gospel group – and one who'd go onto have an impact in soul music too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Patricia NewaySongs To Text By James Joyce ... LP
Lyrichord, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A very unusual record – as you might expect with songs from the writings of James Joyce – composed by Thomas Hartmann, Samuel Barber, John Gruen, and Hazel Felman Buchbinder! Robert Colston provides piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very collaborative ensemble – with these tremendous upfront vocals from Siyabonga Mthembu, a singer with a very unique approach, and a spiritual current that we'd rank right up there with work by Leon Thomas, Dwight Trible, or Joe Lee Wilson, even though Mthembu's very much his own man. The group's also got two other great horn players – Mthunzi Mvubu on alto and Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet – plus Fender Rhodes and piano from Nduduzo Makhathini, and a wonderfully early array of bass, percussion, and drums – which lay down a fantastic groundwork for each tune. The music starts somewhere in the spiritual territory of the post-Coltrane scene – but really takes off immediately with its own individual spirit – ala Kamasai Washington – and the performance is live and unadorned, without some of the studio efforts that show up on other Brownswood label releases. Beautiful work throughout – an instant classic that we'd rank right up there with the best material by folks like Nat Birchall or Matthew Hallsall, but very different too. Titles include "Nguni", "Mzwandile", "Joyous", "The Sea", "The Observer", and "Give Thanks". CD

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Joya SherrillSugar & Spice ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Features backings by Luther Henderson! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 Eye pressing, with deep groove and Demonstration sticker. Cover has splitting on the top seam with tape remnants, a light stain with some waviness at the bottom, and a Demonstration stamp on back.)

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Gregory TardyWith Songs Of Joy ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2015. Used ... $6.99
Tenorist Gregory Tardy comes on here with a surprising degree of complexity – a range of expressions on his instrument that run from straightforward, to sharply angular, to dark-toned and sonorous – all in the space of a single session! The sense of individual spirit is stronger than ever with Tardy – as he reaches into so many different areas with his well-developed approach to the music – especially sharp on his own compositions, which make up a good amount of the album here. The group also features well-matched trumpet from Philip Dizack, who seems to shift his mood to match Tardy's – and the rest of the quintet includes John Chin on piano, Sean Conly on bass, and Jaimeo Brown on drums. Titles include "The Law Of Biogenesis", "Lil Patient One", "Ancient Of Days", "Song For Joshua", "The Myth Of Privacy", "The Narrow Door", and "Precious Abby". CD
(Booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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Gene Ammons & His All StarsGroove Blues ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the tasty blowing session albums that Jug cut for Prestige – remarkable in the quality of the players (Coltrane, Mal Waldron, Pepper Adams, and others), and in the relaxed easy groove of the solid soulful tracks. There's 4 long cuts, and they all swing nicely nicely nicely! Titles include "Ammon Joy", "Groove Blues", and "Jug Handle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & mostly split bottom seam.)

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Lou DonaldsonSay It Loud! ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Good Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the greatest Blue Note funky jazz sets of the late 60s – an all-out soul fest headed up by funky Lou Donaldson, and featuring some incredible work on drums from Idris Muhammad – who was still calling himself Leo Morris at this point! Muhammad's work on the drums is fantastic – not just in the snap-funk mode of some of his oft-sampled Blue Note classics, but also hitting these nicely changed-up rhythms that dance along with a free sense of joy, love, and life – one that seems to open Lou up even more than before! Other players on the set are great too – and include a young Charles Earland on organ, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – cooking up some incredible licks that fill in the spaces between the grooves with a wash of soulful colors! Titles include a great version of the James Brown Classic "Say It Loud", plus the originals "Snake Bone" and "Brother Soul" – and surprisingly great takes on "Summertime" and "Caravan"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has unglued seams.)

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Chuck JacksonMr Everything ... LP
Wand, 1965. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Chuck Jackson may be Mr Everything in the title – but there's one thing he does especially well on this classic 60s album – deliver a rock-solid sort of heartbreaking soul – the sort that few others could touch at the time! Jackson often doesn't get his due in the history books these days – but records like these were landmark moments of pride, power, and open male emotion – of the sort that went onto inform generations of soul music to come – and help future artists find their way, guided by the emotional frankness of Jackson's approach! Backings are carefully balanced – tight, but never too polished to overwhelm Chuck's vocals – which soar out with a raw power that blows away Sam Cooke or some of Jackson's other contemporaries. Titles include "D-5", "I Need You", "Human", "I'm Your Man", "Tears Of Joy", and "Somebody New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, some ring & edge wear, half split top seam, center split in the bottom seam, and a bit of pen on back.)

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OsibisaOsibisa ... LP
Decca, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... $8.99
Although Osibisa were one of the most successful of the London-based Afro-funk groups, they were also one of the best. This cool first album is filled with (as the label says) "criss cross rhythms that explode with happiness". Translated, that means that the record's got lots of nice cuts that have African percussion, electric funk rhythm, and a fairly joyous groove. Tracks include "Akwaaba", "Oranges", "The Dawn", "Think About The People", and the groovy "Music For Gong Gong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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Ann RichardsI'm Shooting High ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Nicely swinging work from vocalist Ann Richards – a singer we first came to know for her work with Stan Kenton, but who's really emerging here as a strong talent with a voice that's all her own! The setting here is more upbeat than some of Ann's other records – with very lively arrangements from Warren Baker that dance around nicely with lots of jazzy touches and a nice percussive undercurrent. Ann's vocals are loose and free in the setting, too – with less of the icy mode of before, and more of a warmly joyful style of singing that really fits the record well. Titles include "Poor Little Rich Girl", "Blues In My Heart", "I'm Shooting High", "Moanin Low", "Nightingale", "Will You Sill Be Mine", and "Lullaby Of Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has partially split top & bottom seams with a red ink stamp on the back.)

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Teddy WilsonImpeccable Mr Wilson ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good- ... $7.99
The title's certainly right on this one – as Teddy Wilson's approach to the keys is as impeccable as his look on the cover of the record! The tunes are short, but they're filled with plenty of bright notes – a masterful illustration of economy on the keys of the piano – but one that's still filled with a sense of life and joy about the music. The overall feel is relatively trad, but not in a cliched way – and at times, Wilson's handling of the tunes amazes us with his fluid sense of rhythm. Other members of the trio include Jo Jones on drums and Al Lucas on bass – and titles include "I Want To Be Happy", "Ain't Misbehavin", "Honeysuckle Rose", "I've Found A New Baby", "Laura", "Time On My Hands", and "Who Cares". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear, split spine, clear tape holding the top seam, and a stain on back.)

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✨✧ Roy BrooksEthnic Expressions – Live At Small's Paradise NYC (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Im-Hotep/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from drummer Roy Brooks – very spiritual work that's quite a change from his straighter soul jazz of the 60s! The album's right up there with Roy's better-known (though still rare) live performance at Town Hall – or his classic Free Slave session – and like those records, this one explodes with a raw power that's really amazing – heavy drums from Brooks, driving a collective of righteous musicians that really stretch out in the free space of the recording! The lineup shifts a bit from track to track, but there's a cohesive spirit to the record that comes from Brooks' bold spirit – a joyous, soulful, post-Coltrane sort of energy – let loose in the lead, to guide the talents of players who include John Stubblefield on tenor, Sonny Fortune on alto, Olu Dara and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone sax, Joe Bonner on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. Eddie Jefferson makes an appearance on two tracks – singing much hipper than on any of his better-known recordings of the period – and titles include "The Last Prophet", "M'Jumbe", "Eboness", "The Smart Set", and "Eboness (Kwanza)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese P-Vine pressing – very limited, and sealed!)

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✨✧ Bob Gordon/Clifford BrownArranged By Montrose (Meet Mr Gordon/Clifford Brown Ensemble With Zoot Sims) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great split LP – featuring 2 sessions both arranged by Jack Montrose! First up is Meet Mr Gordon –brilliant work by one of our favorite talents of 50s west coast jazz! Bob Gordon was a baritone player, but one who really knew how to swing – and he worked in a style that was somewhere between Gerry Mulligan and Gil Melle, slightly modern, but never too out there – always sticking to essential rhythms, but wrapping all the horns together in a wonderfully compelling way. A bit part of his sound was the work of tenorist Jack Montrose – who plays on this album, and also contributed arrangements to the set. Montrose's tone is great – a bit raspy, and quite soulful – and together, him and Gordon are a hell of a pair who should have risen a lot farther than they did! Titles include "For Sue", "Onion Bottom", and "Love Is Here To Stay". Side 2 features seminal west coast recordings by Clifford Brown – material that was re-packaged countless times after his death, but is presented here in the original 10" format! The sides were recorded in LA in 1954, with a mixture of hard bop and lyricism, in that sparkling mode that Brownie left as his indelible imprint on the west coast scene of the 50s! Players include Bob Gordon on baritone, Stu Williamson on trombone, Zoot Sims on tenor, and Russ Freeman on piano – and Jack Montrose arranged the set. Titles include "Tiny Capers", "Joy Spring", and "Daahoud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing! Cover seams are split and held with some tape in spots.)

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✨✧ Dominique DupuisNew Wave Vinyls – Du Post Punk A La New Pop (hardcover) ... Book
Editions Stephane Baches (France), 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover cops an image from a Joy Division album – and the book inside features a huge array of album art from the same generation! The book's not as fluffy as you might guess from the "new wave" title – as much of the records represented are in styles that include post-punk, noise, experimental, and industrial – mixed with more tuneful music from the same time, but skewed heavily towards the UK and European scene! That means that the hundreds of images in the book include a fair bit of really hard to find records – and even some releases of albums that look different overseas than they do here in the US! The book has small notes on each images, with release dates and label – plus larger text in French. That text isn't translated, but the pictures are the main draw for any English speaker – and the book is 255 pages, full color, and hardcover. Book

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✨✧ Miles DavisWe Want Miles ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Well, it's not the Plugged Nickel or electric Japan in the 70s – but this is a surprisingly great 2LP set of live work by Miles from the early 80s – recorded in New York and Boston, with a lively full-on concert sort of feel! The group features Marcus Miller on bass, Bill Evans on soprano sax, Al Foster on drums, Mike Stern on guitar, and Mino Cinelu on percussion – and the tracks are long tunes, done with a bit of electricity, and sort of a joyous approach overall. Titles include "Kix", "My Man's Gone Now", "Jean Pierre", "Fast Track", and "Back Seat Betty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Waylon JenningsLonesome, On'ry, & Mean (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first of the twin Waylon Jennings masterpieces from 1973 – a career-defining year that saw the releases of both Lonesome, On'ry & Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes – 2 of Waylon's greatest albums! Self-produced and focused on the voice and the driving heart of the songs, this is classic as it gets for Waylon, and it's stunning to this day to think that he had to fight for the creative freedom to make music so clearly in his heart and soul. Includes the classic title track, plus "Freedom To Stay", "Lay It Down", "You Can Have Her", "Pretend I Never Happened", "San Francisco Mabel Joy", "Sandy Sends Her Best", "Me And Bobby Mcgee" and more. CD includes 3 previously unreleased tracks: "Laid Back Country", "The Last One To Leave Seattle" and "Big, Big Love". CD

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✨✧ Mostly Other People Do The KillingLoafer's Hollow ... CD
Hot Cup, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from a group who never fail to blow our minds – and who also seem to try out something different with each new record, yet never falter at all in their progress forward! Mostly Other People Do The Killing may have one of the longest names in jazz, but they've also got a brash approach that really lives up to the cockiness of their name – a confident step in whatever direction they want, which always leads them down the best path. This time around, they're mixing both modern and trad jazz expressions with literary inspiration from writers who include Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut, James Joyce, Cormac McCarthy, and David Foster Wallace – each of whom are listed as reference points for certain songs – which are based around snippets of their text, then transformed into a musical mode. The instrumentation is a very offbeat take on trad – with Jon Irabgon on tenor and sopranino sax, Steven Bernstein on trumpet and slide trumpet, Dave Taylor on bass trombone, Brandon Seabrook on banjo and electronics, Kevin Shea on drums, Ron Stabinsky on piano, and leader Moppa Elliott on bass. Titles include "Kilgore", "Hi Nella", "Honey Hole", "Bloomsberg", "Glen Riddle", "Mason & Dixon", and "Five". CD

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✨✧ Ed TownsendGlad To Be Here ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ed Townsend's best known as a famous songwriter and producer – whose work through the 60s and 70s made him more than a bit of green – but this early album has Ed trying his pipes as a male vocal lead, singing in a style that's smooth and mellow, a bit in the vein of Jesse Belvin, and really sounding great overall! Orchestrations are by Nelson Riddle, and the album's got a gentle swing that we really enjoy – Ed singing over some lesser known tracks, and bringing a raspy soulfulness to the more familiar ones. Titles include "What's Wrong With Me", "Golden Earrings", "I'm In Love", "Don't Ever Leave Me", and "On The Street Where You Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and splitting on the bottom seam.)
 
 
 



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