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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassBeat Of The Brass ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1968. Used ... $4.99
Beautifully compressed pop from Herb Alpert – a session that's still got the traditional Tijuana Brass style, but which also displays a more restrained, more adult approach to instrumental pop! The rhythms are nicely changed out more than before here – stretching out with interwoven exotic touches and sweeter A&M pop – all coming together at a level that's far more sophisticated than you might guess if you've only got a version of Herb that's reduced to simple cliche! Herb also makes a key vocal appearance on the song "This Guy's In Love With You" – the group's first #1 single, and the beginning of a great run of Alpert vocalizations. Other tracks include "The Robin", "Slick", "Panama", "A Beautiful Friend", "She Touched Me", and "Thanks For The Memory". CD

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Clarice AssadImaginarium ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime vocals from Clarice Assad – a singer who's got some ties to older Brazilian traditions, but who also really makes things all her own – with a dynamic sense of phrasing that's perfectly backed up by some equally great instrumentation! Clarice handled all the arrangments – which blend flute, strings, vocals, and lots of deft percussion – but always in this lean way that moves along effortlessly with her beautiful vocals. The approach has all the fresh appeal of Joyce at her best – although Clarice is quite different overall, and often open to a much wider range of influences. Titles include "De Perna Pro Ar", "Passaros", "Fantasia", "Tempestade", "Why", "Lachrimae", "Dedezinha De Maio", and "Revolta Das Flores". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Michael Attias/John Herbert/Satoshi TakeishiRenku In Coimbra ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2009. Used ... $9.99
A renku is a collaborative form of Japanese poetry, and that name definitely fits for this session – as it's a gentle batch of jazz numbers performed with equal energy from all members of the group – a lineup that includes Michael Attias on alto, John Hebert on bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on drums and percussion! Some tunes are relatively free, but still hold onto a poetic quality – lovely structures and sounds that have an almost painterly approach at times. Titles include "Creep", "Thingin", "Do & The Birds", "Sorry", "Wels", "Fenix Culprit", and "Universal Constant". CD

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BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Used 2CD ... $17.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". Plus, this very special anniversary edition features a whole new stereo mix from the original tapes – as well as never-heard session material! The package features 18 bonus tracks that include unusual takes of songs, a few instrumentals, and even one track from the album done with Indian instrumentation! CD
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Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP 19.99
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2LP anniversary edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP 36.99
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 23.99

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BorbetomagusSeven Reasons For Tears ... CD
Purge/Agaric, 1987. Used ... $6.99
7 tracks – all unnamed – recorded in New York in 1987 with the power-hungry lineup of Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich on saxes, Donald Miller on guitar, and Adam Nodelman on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy Bowen & OthersVanishing Point – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Amos/Bell/Harkit (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
A real lost gem – finally reissued! The cover to this one advertises the more famous names that do tracks for the album – like Mountain, Delaney & Bonnie, and others – but the best tracks here are those by the great arranger Jimmy Bowen, who turns out some excellent complicated funky numbers that have a bit of a hippy soundtrack groove! Jimmy's work here is informed by a bit of rock scoring, but the overall feel is fast and funky – and his tunes include the great "Super Soul Theme" and "Freedom Of Expression". Another nice one is Jerry Reed's "Welcome To Nevada", which has a guitar solo by Jerry, but which is also nice and funky too! Other tunes include "You Got To Believe" by Delaney & Bonnie, "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain, "So Tired" by Eve, and "Runaway Country" by Doug Dillard. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonDonna Lee (limited numbered edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly our favorite of Anthony Braxton's key French recordings – largely because the record captures him at a point when he was easily skirting between freer and more traditional styles! The group on the set is a quartet with Michael Smith on piano, Oliver Jackson on drums, and Peter Warren on bass – players that are well-suited to work with Braxton on the longer, numerically-named originals on the album – but who also sound incredible on the more straight ahead numbers on the set! The record's almost worth it alone for Braxton's sublime reading of "You Go To My Head" – done as a beautiful exercise in tone and balance that never fails to blow us away. Other tracks include a fiery reading of "Donna Lee", plus 2 more of Braxton's academic compositions. CD
(Out of print. Limited edition #0063.)

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Anthony BraxtonQuintet Basel 1977 ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1977. Used ... $13.99
A very dynamic performance from a very dynamic group – a hipper than usual ensemble for Anthony Braxton, given that just about everyone here is a heavy hitter! The four long tracks are all Braxton compositions – in that special formula that encourages group sonic activity, while exploding with individual solo moments – a good thing, given that musicians include Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, Mark Helias on bass, and Charles Bobo Shaw on drums! Braxton himself plays alto, sopranino, and clarinet – and Helias has these wonderfully dark tones that kind of seal the deal on the whole performance – a moody bottom that makes all the other sounds really come across in a fantastic way. Titles include "Composition 69 J", "Composition 69 N/G", "Composition 69 M", and "Composition 40 B". CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownPure Dynamite! ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1964. Used ... $14.99
Raw live energy from the great James Brown – and a record that comes hot on the heels of Live At The Apollo! Like that one, this set was supposedly "recorded on the spot" – and it's even harder, faster, and noisier than that classic – with a loud-bursting sound that definitely lives up to the "dynamite" title, and which is far more unbridled than James on his King studio albums. The crowds seem to get equal time in front of the microphones as James – further enforcing the liveness of the record – and titles include "I'll Never Let You Go", "Good Good Lovin", "Shout & Shimmy", "Like A Baby", and "I'm Tired But I'm Clean". Album cover is great too – with a cool gatefold cover that's filled with photos of James, fans, and some lovely ladies! CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Pure Dynamite! ... LP 19.99

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Thomas Buck NastyBlast O Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Funkstone (Italy), 1980. Used ... $9.99
A fantastic funky set from the Philly scene of the 70s – a record that was maybe a few years late to get the kind of appreciation it deserved – but one with a quality level that stands up wonderfully over the years! Thomas Buck Nasty is both the name of the group and the lead singer – and the combo comes from the streets of Philly, with a harder edge than some of the more polished groups of the time – an ensemble funk approach that was honed through years of work at clubs and parties, to the point where the group's got a groove that's right up there with the sharpest points of the P-Funk universe – but served up with a nicely different vibe! Thomas has this deep soul approach to his vocals, but tuned towards funky rhythms – and the set's got some super-sharp production from T Life, who really lets the group be their own, and never tries to hit any sort of disco or too-commercial cliches of the time. The whole thing feels more like some of the mainstream funk albums circa 1976 than you'd guess from the date – and is almost more like a small label release than some of the more commercial RCA soul of the period. Titles include "That's What I'm Hoping Now", "Locket In The Pocket", "Blast O Funk", "Turn It Loose", "Flashback", and "Does This Mean Our Love Is Over". Excellent reissue pressing – with pages of notes on the group and the album, and bonus tracks that include "Blast O Funk (12" promo version)", "Blast O Funk (7" version)", and "Rock Til You Don't Care (7" version)". CD
Also available Blast O Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Matt CabShunkashito ... CD
Warner (Japan), 2016. Used ... $7.99
Cool, catchy soul from Matt Cab – a soul singer with American roots, but one who's been making much bigger waves recording albums like this for the Japanese scene – where he seems to be creating quite an audience for his music! Matt's got a style that could be huge if he were given bigger chart placement over here – instantly appealing, with a quality that's heartfelt, but never overdone – and a mode that's never trying too hard to be anything other than a kind of hummable, memorable soul with nice crossover potential – especially on the album's midtempo tracks, which might be the most appealing. The album features guest work from Sway, Maco, and Che'Nelle – and titles include "Take My Hand", "Sweet Simplicity", "Castle In The Sky", "Used To Know", "Come Back", "To You", "Call Your Name", and "That Touch". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Conte Candoli & Lee MorganDouble Or Nothin' ... CD
Liberty/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957. Used ... $6.99
A great reissue of one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by crack drummer Charlie Persip, though you might miss that as it's issued here under Conte Candoli and Lee Morgan's names! Morgan and Candoli share the front line on only two tracks, and the set was originally issued as one of Howard Rumsey's "Lighthouse Series" sides of the 50s – but it's a lot harder-driving and more energy-filled than most of the other Lighthouse-related sides coming out of LA at the time. Half the record features Persip's group – a set of east coasters that includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – and the other part features some of the players from that ensemble mixing it up with Candoli, drummer Stan Levey and other LA talents that include Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, and others. In all, the album's a great meeting of east and west coast hardbop styles – with short driving tracks that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Celedia", "Moto", "The Champ", and "Wildwood". CD

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Nicholas CarrasMissile To The Moon/Frankenstein's Daughter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Monstrous Movie Music, 1958. Used ... $12.99
A pair of creepy soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is Missile To The Moon – a score that seems to end its object into space through an array of short, dramatic moments – which build in tension nicely with lots of dark corners and edges, before bursting forward with even more powerful energy as the score moves on! Nicholas Carras does a heck of a lot with a little – often on tunes that barely hit the one minute mark, but work together strongly here – on titles that include "Electric Violin", "Spider's End", "Spider Bait", "Cat Fight", "The Lido", "Cave Suspense", "Rock Man Rock", and "Moonshine". Next up is Frankenstein's Daughter – done in a similar old school style that twists and turns the strings and woodwinds in very dynamic ways – setting a spark that leaps into flame in a very short space – on titles that include "Lab Suspense", "Monster's Return", "Monster", and "Hit & Run". CD also features 6 very cool bonus tracks – with cool sounds on vibes, drums, and organ! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny CashJohnny Cash At San Quentin – Complete 1969 Concert (2CD/DVD) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1969. Used 2CD & DVD ... $13.99
Johnny returns to prison for another incredible set, released in its entirety for the first time with the 9 songs left off of the original LP! Like the Folsom gig, the set was captured by producer Bob Johnston, who also so masterfully recorded Bob Dylan at his most primal. Unlike the Folsom set, in which Johnny was famously accompanied by the Tennessee Three, the San Quentin band was fleshed out to include all of the still performing Carter women, Carl Perkins and the Statler Brothers. Another breathtaking prison recording, featuring the famous version of "A Boy Named Sue" where you hear the crowd going completely nuts. Tracks include "I Walk The Line", "Darlin' Companion", "San Quentin", "Wanted Man", "There'll Be Peace In The Valley", "Ring Of Fire", "He Turned The Water Into Wine", "Daddy Sang Bass", "I Don't Know Where I'm Bound" and more. 31 tracks in all, with lots of previously unreleased photos and essays, including some insight from Merle Haggard – who had, uh, his own little gig at San Quentin if you catch my meaning. Also features a DVD documentary on the show. CD
Also available Johnny Cash at San Quentin ... LP 19.99

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Clickettes/FashionsClickettes Meet The Fashions – Their Complete Dice Recordings Plus Later Sides ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
Early soul from The Clickettes, The Fashions, and a few other groups that boasted similar lineups at the start of the 60s – nearly all of them featuring lead vocals from 70s soul diva Barbara Jean English! Given the names of the groups, you might be tempted to think of the work as being in the girl group mode – but thanks to English and some strong backup support, there's much more of a soul-based sound here – a great style that comes at the end of 50s group soul, and dovetails nicely with changes in the music during the 60s. CD features 26 tracks originally issued on the Dice, Guyden, Roulette, and Warwick labels – with titles that include "We Need Them", "Dearest One", "All I Want", and "Please Let It Be Me" by The Fashions; "But Not For Me", "Because Of My Best Friend", "To Be A Part Of You", "Why Oh Why", "That's The Way It Is", "Warm Soft & Lovely", and "Grateful" by The Clickettes; "Hiding My Tears" and "There Goes Sputnik" by The Teen Clefs; and "You Broke Our Hearts" and "Louella" by The Avalons. CD

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Jimmy CliffJimmy Cliff (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1969. Used ... $14.99
A seminal self-titled set from Jimmy Cliff – one of the singer's first full albums – presented here in a package issued by Trojan Records from earlier Jamaican sides produced with Leslie Kong! Cliff is already a giant at this point – singing with a far-reaching soulfulness that goes way beyond simple reggae modes that mindblowing sound that made him one of the first true international stars to burst forth from the Kingston scene – with a quality that's sometimes strong enough to rival American soul giants like Otis Redding or Marvin Gaye! This deep soul influence comes through even more beautifully here on these early tracks – on hits that include "Many Rivers To Cross" and "Wonderful World Beautiful People" – plus the titles "Vietnam", "Hard Road To Travel", "Sufferin In The Land", "Time Will Tell", and "Come Into My Life". CD features 14 bonus tracks, 25 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Rosemary ClooneyRosie Solves The Swingin Riddle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1960. Used ... $3.99
A rare gem from Rosemary Clooney, and a great set done with arranger Nelson Riddle – grooving nicely in a bigger band mode, but inflected with plenty of great Riddle touches on the instrumentation – in a way that matches the playful quality of Rosie's vocals! The overall sound is quite dynamic – especially on the horns, which often step out in some unusual blasts of sound – and Clooney sounds equally great on both the ballads and the upbeat, highly-swinging numbers. Titles include "Shine On Harvest Moon", "By Myself", "Angry", "I Get Along Without You Very Well", "April In Paris", and "How Am I To Know". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Theme From Peyton Place" and "Without Love". CD

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Miles Davis1958 Miles (Japanese pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1958. Used ... $12.99
Some of the greatest Miles Davis material ever recorded – and not really ever officially issued as an album until this collection! The recordings are from the magical year of 1958, a time when Miles was working in the Kind Of Blue mode – on the album of the same name, one of his all-time standout classics. The work on this set is in a very similar spirit – recorded by a sextet that includes the rhythm section of Jimmy Cobb, Paul Chambers, and a young Bill Evans, who brings a magically modal feel to the album that really gives it an edge. Added to that are the saxophones of John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, blowing together in two ends of the soul spectrum, really stretching the color palette from Miles' usual work. Miles himself seems very inspired by the company, and works with plenty of space to allow the saxophonists to stretch out in wonderful solos – and Evans himself is simply amazing, working wonderfully in the setting, making us wish he'd recorded more group dates like this one! The first 3 tracks on the set were briefly issued on the flipside of the Jazz Track album (an obscure Columbia LP that also included 10 songs from the soundtrack to Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud), and a few others on later live LPs – but this is the first time the material from that group has appeared together as a full album. Includes stellar versions of "Stella By Starlight", "Green Dolphin Street", "Fran Dance", "Little Melonae", and "Love For Sale". CD also features 2 bonus alternate takes – a total of 7 titles in all! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Miles DavisBlue Haze ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... $1.99
An early full-length album issued under Miles Davis' name – one that brings together some earlier 10" and single recordings for Prestige! The feel here is quite similar to Davis' work of the time for Blue Note – done with tracks that are short and tight, and very boppish – less of the glistening Davis style of later years, but still quite strongly voiced nonetheless. Players include Horace Silver on piano on most tracks, plus a bit of keys from John Lewis – and one track even features Charles Mingus on piano! Other players on the sessions include Art Blakey, Max Roach, or Kenny Clarke on drums – plus Percy Heath on bass, and a bit of alto from Davey Schildkraut. Titles include "I'll Remember April", "Old Devil Moon", "Tune Up", "Miles Ahead", "Four", and "Smooch". CD
Also available Blue Haze ... LP 16.99

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Duke EllingtonSoul Call ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked gem from the 60s – Duke Ellington work that was recorded as part of the famous Duke & Ella At The Cote D'Azur album, but issued separately, under the name Soul Call! The stunning thing about the record is that, working on a live date in front of a European audience, with Ella on the bill, you'd expect Duke to keep things really safe and really conservative – but instead, he breaks out with some incredible long tracks, done in a complicated yet soulful mode that ranks with his best 60s experimentalism. The album features a wonderful 14 minute number called "La Plus Belle Africaine" that's easily one of the best of Duke's tunes from the time – plus the cuts "Skin Deep", "West Indian Pancake", "Soul Call", and "Jam With Sam". Plus, the CD features 8 additional bonus tracks – all recorded at the time – titles that include "Main Stem", "Madness In Great Ones", "Such Sweet Thunder", "Caravan", "The Opener", and "Wings & Things". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
 
 
 



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