Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Pieces Of Somethin' Else – Mixed By Hiroko Otsuka

CD (Item 772575) Blue Note (Japan), 1990s — Condition: Used
$24.99 ...

CD

A compelling look at the Something Else label – put together by Japanese DJ Hiroko Otsuka! Something Else was kind of like a Japanese arm of Blue Note back in the 90s – a label that recorded some excellent contemporary material, much of which also came out here, too – usually freshly modern jazz from some of the generation's most accomplished players – both American and Japanese! Over the years, the material's become quite overlooked, and is ripe for rediscovery now – as there's some real killers in the catalog, as you'll hear on this sweet little collection! The sound is more complex than just jazz funk, modal, or fusion – but most of the cuts also have a groove of their own, too – but in ways that go past the usual Blue Note bag. Titles include "Conservation" by Superblue, "Enemy Within" by Ralph Peterson, "Us Three" by Junko Onishi/Motohiko Hino Trio, "The Cry" by George Adams, "Tribe" by Teramasa Hino, "New Boots For Brooks" by Hugh Lawson, "Monk's Plumb" by Jack DeJohnette, "Mother Wit" by Geri Allen, and "Rites Of Passage" by Jackie McLean.  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print.)

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.


Used CD Grade

We have only one grade for non-new CDs at Dusty Groove — "Used CD". This grade is somewhat all-encompassing, but we choose it because we try to offer Used CDs in the best shape possible.

When you purchase a Used CD you can expect the disc to be free of all but the lightest of surface marks, the case to be clean (we often change the cases ourselves), and the booklet to be in good shape. Used CDs may show some signs of use but if there are significant details or defects we will list them underneath the item — just like we do with LPs — so look there for notes on cutout marks, stickers, promo stamps or other details.

All of our Used CDs are guaranteed to play without skipping or flaws. If you purchase a Used CD from Dusty Groove, you have 1 week to play it to determine that it plays correctly — and if it does not, then you may return it for a full refund.


You might be interested


Blue Note, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
No blues, but very much in the pocket – thanks to a killer collection of classics from the mighty Blue Note label! The set's straight jazz all the way through – but all that near-perfect Blue Note quality from the label's most classic years – that stretch when its artists were ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used
Despite the "primitivist" sort of leanings you might expect from the "roots" in the title, this is actually a nice batch of tracks from the catalogs of Blue Note and World Pacific during the 60's – and they're all jazz tracks that have a slight Africanist influence, but ... CD

Various

Blue Brazil
Blue Note, 1994. Used
One of the best Brazilian compilations you could ever buy! Fantastic compilation of rare Brazilian jazz cuts, put together by London DJ Joe Davis for Blue Note UK a few years ago. Finally out now in the US, and includes some of the finest material from the EMI-Odeon Brazil catalog – the ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970s. Used
DJ Muro's got plenty cooking in his sweet Soul Kitchen – a killer batch of rare grooves from the vaults of Blue Note and Capitol Records – all mixed together in one massive, all-official collection! The set's a perfect example of why we trust Muro with grooves more than just about ... CD
Rhino, 1980s. Used
Music from Katrina & The Waves, Tears For Fears, Men At Work, Dream Academy, Charlie Sexton, Gary Myrick, Strawberry Switchblade, Animotion, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Scritti Politti, OMD, Arcadia, Paul Hardcastle, Bronski Beat, Belouis Some, and Lords Of The New Church. CD
Rhino, 1980s. Used
Music from Culture Club, Madness, Spandau Ballet, Paul Young, Aztec Camera, Tracey Ullman, Big Country, Stray Cats, the Alarm, Fun Boy Three, Yaz, Cabaret Voltaire and more. CD
Mastercuts (UK), Late 70s. Used
Music from First Choice, Double Exposure, Inner Life, Eddie Holman, Love Committee, Moment Of Truth, Silvetti, Loleatta Holloway, Salsoul Orchestra, and Candido. CD
Unique (Germany), 2019. Used
Music from J Rawls Presents The Liquid Crystal Project, Sons Of Time featuring J-Live & Gee Bag, Sam Krats featuring El Da Sensei, Space Invadas, Melvin Sparks with Jimmy Scott, Smith & the Honey Badgers, Laura Vane & The Vipertones, Osaka Monaurail featuring Shirley Davis, Ann Sexton ... CD
Kay Dee, 1970s. Used
A treasure trove of rare funk – all hand-picked by Keb Darge and Kenny Dope, two names we trust more than most when it comes to rare funk! Most of these tracks are of 70s vintage, and a handful are presented here in new edits by Kenny – not remixes, and very much in the spirit of the ... CD
Rhino, Early 60s. Used
Music from We Five, Barry & the Tamerlanes, J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers, David Rose, Jon & Robin & the In Crowd, the Rooftop Singers, Sounds Orchestral, Jimmy Soul, Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto, Joey Powers, Bob Kuban And the In-Men, and Kai Winding. CD
Unidisc (Canada), Late 70s/Early 80s/Early 90s. Used
Music from William DeVaughn, Keith Zorros, McFadden & Whitehead, the Cover Girls, Modern Rocketry, Armenta, Skool Boyz, Indeep, Bobby Thurston, and Ultimate III. CD
Yellow/Astralwerks, 2000. Used
An excellent collection of house tracks – old and new – selected and blended by Dimitri From Paris! The overall theme is an imaginary party at the Playboy Mansion – but from our personal experience, we can tell you that this set kicks a lot harder than the dancefloor at Hef's pad ... CD
 



⇑ Top