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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Jackson In Your House (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Message To Our Folks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A the time they were taking Paris by storm, the Art Ensemble recorded this brilliant message to folks everywhere – one of their best early albums, and a landmark in Chicago avant garde jazz! The record features the group at their best – playing very tightly, but also with a sense of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoReese & The Smooth Ones (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
BYG/Actuel/Sunspots (Italy), 1969. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from the Art Ensemble – and one of their undisputed classics! The record features some of the most perfectly realized moments the band ever cut to wax, with a blend of whimsical multi-instrumental improvisation, and a strong sense of the spiritual tradition in jazz. The album ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Limited to 1500 copies – and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Don CherryMu First Part (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CherryMu Second Part ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy LyonsOther Afternoons ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
Jimmy Lyons' recordings for BYG/Actuel are among some of the best for the label, and this one from 1969 is a stellar session that features Lester Bowie on trumpet, Alan Silva on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums. All players are excellent, and they play together in a set of free tracks in which ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has some fogginess towards the end of each side that plays with faint noise, only noticable during the quieter parts.)

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✨✧ Grachan Moncur IIIAco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Woke Up Very Early) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Essential stuff – and one of a few albums recorded for BYG/Actual by trombonist Grachan Moncur III – some of his best work after his initial classics for Blue Note! The album features Moncur fronting a European rhythm section – performing one side of interpretations of Brazilian ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sunny MurrayEven Break (Never Give A Sucker) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
One of the best-ever BYG/Actuel sessions, and one that has the unlikely pairing of east coast avant players Sonny Murray and Byard Lancaster, with Art Ensemble Of Chicago bassist Malachi Favors! Murray plays drums, and reads a bit of poetry, while the band wails behind him in powerful turgid lines ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sunny MurrayHommage To Africa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the more spiritual sessions for BYG, and a large ensemble session that brings together players like Archie Shepp, Malachi Favors, Roscoe Mitchell, Grachan Moncur, and Clifford Thornton. "Suns Of Africa" takes up all of side one, and although it begins slow, and with spare soloing, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sunny MurraySunshine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
One of the most ambitious albums that Sunny Murray ever recorded – a set of large ideas and long explorations – performed here by a group of all-star avant players from the time! Murray's vision is wonderful here – even bolder and more expressive than on his work for ESP – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
The 2nd volume of the Solar-Myth sessions! Recorded in New York in 1970, with an Arkestra that includes Kwame Hadi, Ali Hassan, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, and Clifford Jarvis – and instrumentation that includes moog, space dimension mellophone, ancient Egyptian Infinity drum, and lots of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny SharrockMonkey-Pockie-Boo ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $44.99
Wow! This is one of Sonny Sharrock's rare early recordings, recorded in France shortly after he had been playing with Herbie Mann. The groove's kind of crazy, and it's amazing that Sonny jumped out so soon after leaving the sort of pop-jazz environs he was in with Herbie – but hey, lots of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in fantastic shape overall, save for a very short click at the start of one side.)
Also available Monkey-Pockie-Boo (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Sonny SharrockMonkey-Pockie-Boo (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Wow! This is one of Sonny Sharrock's rare early recordings, recorded in France shortly after he had been playing with Herbie Mann. The groove's kind of crazy, and it's amazing that Sonny jumped out so soon after leaving the sort of pop-jazz environs he was in with Herbie – but hey, lots of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Monkey-Pockie-Boo ... LP 44.99

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Archie SheppBlase ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the hardest to find of the Shepp albums for Actuel, especially in this original format! These are long, spiritual tracks that comprise some of his best European recordings of the decade, and the titles include "There is a Balm in Gilead", "Touareg", and "My ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Get Back pressing.)

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✨✧ Archie SheppYasmina, A Black Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Archie Shepp at his spiritual best – recording in Paris in 1969, and absorbing a heck of a lot of pan-African influences! The centerpiece of the album is the amazing "Yasmina" – a long track that builds with passion and fire, pulsing with an intensity that you'd expect more ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Archie Shepp & The Full Moon EnsembleLive In Antibes Vol 1 ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... About December 5, 2019 (delayed)
A seminal live set from tenorist Archie Shepp – and some of his freest, least-structured material ever! Shepp's still a righteous force here on his horn, but there also seems to be equal emphasis on the contributions of all members of the group – woven together in a really rich ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing.)
Also available Live In Antibes Vol 2 ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Archie Shepp & The Full Moon EnsembleLive In Antibes Vol 2 ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A seminal live set from tenorist Archie Shepp – and some of his freest, least-structured material ever! Shepp's still a righteous force here on his horn, but there also seems to be equal emphasis on the contributions of all members of the group – woven together in a really rich ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford ThorntonKetchaoua ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
An early gem from the great Clifford Thornton – maybe his best-known album over the years, thanks to its placement on the post-68 series of French free jazz releases on the BYG/Actuel label – but a set that's got a much more New York vibe overall, and stands as a key precursor to so ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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