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New Arrivals ✈

Items added July 8 - 12

Claude Nougaro

Claude Nougaro (1962)
Philips/Universal (France), 1962. Used
One of the greatest albums ever by one of our favorite French singers! Claude Nougaro's working here with some very hip and jazzy arrangements by Michel Legrand – the ultimate picture of postwar chic, with a sound that's about as French as you can get for the 60s! There's lots of traces of ... CD (French CD)
Blue Note, 1943. Very Good+
78 RPM, Vinyl record (78 RPM)

Joshua White/Sidney Bechet/Wilson Myers

Careless Love/Milk Cow Blues (12 inch 78 rpm record)
Blue Note, 1940. Very Good+
78 RPM, Vinyl record (78 RPM)

Mikaela Davis

Rounder, 2018. Used
CD (Rock CD)

Papo Lucca

La Herencia
Fania, Late 60s/1970s. Used
Classic cuts – including "Night In Tunisia", "Prende El Fogon", "Fuego En El 23", "Hachero Pa Un Palo", "Noche Como Boca E Lobo", "Bomba Carabomba", "Suena El Piano", "Moreno Soy", and "Ramona". CD (Latin CD)

Tennessee Three

Sound Behind Johnny Cash
Columbia, 1970. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album (Folk/Country LP)

Shades Of Brown

Cadet/Dusty Groove, 1970. Used
Amazing soul from Chess Records – and an album that almost feels like some lost small-label soul set, or a batch of rare funky 45s! Shades Of Brown are an ultra-hip male group from Chicago – a quartet of singers with the range and depth of The Temptations or Dells at their best, ... CD (Soul CD)

Angelo Badalamenti

Twin Peaks Soundtrack
Warner, 1990. Used

Bobby Womack

Poet II
Beverly Glen/Razor & Tie, 1984. Used
One of Bobby's biggest albums of the 80s – and a smooth soulful set that features some nice guest work from the likes of George Benson, Patti Labelle, and Wilton Felder. We're a bit more partial to Bobby's earlier work, but his voice is always a treasure, with a raspy soulful edge that never ... CD (Soul CD)
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Late 60s. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album (Out Sound LP)

George Benson/Jack McDuff

New Boss Guitar Of George Benson
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used
The first album ever cut by George Benson as a leader – a cooker of a soul jazz set, recorded back when George was the guitarist in Jack McDuff's classic 60s quartet! The album's almost a McDuff Quartet one – since Jack's on Hammond and Red Holloway is on tenor – but the group's ... CD (Jazz CD)
Solid State/Blue Note, 1968. Used
Amazing modern work from the young Chick Corea – a set that captures the pianist in much more avant territory than his famous 70s sets – at a time when he was just coming off some years working in a variety of modes on the New York scene! The group here is as revolutionary as Chick's ... CD (Jazz CD)

Wynton Marsalis

Citi Movement
Columbia, 1993. Used 2 CDs
A nice little take on the "city symphony" mode that was big in American music a few decades back – served up by the Wynton Marsalis Septet of the early 90s, with decidedly modern touches! The double-length album's a three-tiered affair – with part one standing out as Wynton's ... CD (Jazz CD)
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely ... CD (Jazz CD)
Madlib Invazion, 2010. Used
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... CD (Hip Hop CD)
Warner, 2004. Used
A helluva set from saxophonist James Carter – smoking numbers recorded live in Detroit at Baker's – featuring some of the hottest soloing we've heard on a recently recorded set! It's an all around great showcase for Carter and guests like David Murray and Johnny Griffin (who both blow ... CD (Jazz CD)

Miles Davis

58 Sessions
Sony, 1958. Used
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-tim ... CD (Jazz CD)
Blue Note, 1958. Used
Proof that at his start, Jimmy Smith had a greatness that knew no bounds – as the album's one of a few that Blue Note recorded in the late 50s, but never issued until many years later – even though they had already released so many amazing records from this period! The set has Jimmy ... CD (Jazz CD)

Wayne Shorter

Super Nova
Blue Note, 1969. Used
A bit of a hint of the 70's work by Shorter – as he plays here with a slightly larger group, and a bit of an electric sound. Sonny Sharrock and John McLaughlin play guitar, Airto plays percussion, and Maria Booker sings vocals on a rendition of "Dindi" – and this complicted ... CD (Jazz CD)

Roy Haynes

True Or False
Evidence, 1986. Used
Crackling tight work from Roy Haynes – recorded here in a live setting with his mid 80s group that featured the great Ralph Moore on tenor. Moore's angular lines dominate the set – a bit freer than on the albums cut under his own name, driven onward by the drumming of Haynes, into a ... CD (Jazz CD)
ECM (Germany), 1999. Used
Magical solo work from pianist Keith Jarrett – a set that's comprised almost entirely of standards, similar to some of the better-known trio recordings in this format by the artist – and which has Jarrett playing in this really evocative way that definitely lives up to the title! The ... CD (Jazz CD)
Verve, 1991. Used
Amazing sounds from Joe Henderson's later years – a completely sublime take on the music of Billy Strayhorn, and a wonderful demonstration of Henderson's mature talents on the tenor! There's a fantastic balance here between darkness and light, grit and clarity, heard in Joe's very first ... CD (Jazz CD)

Tribe Called Quest

Beats, Rhymes & Life
Jive, 1996. Used
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with ... CD (Hip Hop CD)

Ce Ce Peniston

Thought Ya Knew
A&M, 1993. Used
CD (Soul CD)

En Vogue

Funky Divas
Atlantic/East West, 1992. Used
Funky Divas is right – as this classic album by En Vogue is one that had the group really redefining the sound of girl group soul for a whole new generation! The girls do a wonderful job of blending together hip hop beats and warmer mainstream soul – at a level that marked one of the ... CD (Soul CD)

Alice Coltrane

Journey In Satchidananda
Impulse, 1971. Used
Arguably the most classic Alice Coltrane album on Impulse – and a strong group effort that features some great work from Pharoah Sanders! Coltrane leads two different small combos on the record – both with Sanders on saxes, plus either Cecil McBee or Charlie Haden on bass, and Rashied ... CD (Jazz CD)
Warner, 1995. Used
CD (Soul CD)
Warner, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs
Essential set that brings together all of Herbie's key transitional recordings for Warner Brothers! Herbie started his years for the label playing in a more straight-ahead funky style – with perennial sample fave recordings like "Wiggle Waggle", "Fat Mama", and "Tell ... CD (Jazz CD)
RCA, 1971. Near Mint-
This is the first recording of Utranja, one of Penderecki's later, religiously inspired choral and symphonic works. LP, Vinyl record album (Classical LP)

Raw Deal

Sky High EP
Talkin' Loud, 2000. Used
CD (Hip Hop CD)

Eddie Murphy

So Happy
Columbia, 1989. Used
"I Got It" produced by Nile Rodgers. CD (Soul CD)

Ray Draper with John Coltrane

Tuba Jazz
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. Used
Fantastic work – and one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by Ray Draper, a jazz tuba player, with an approach to the instrument that's a lot better than you might think! Draper plays the tuba like the best baritone saxophonists – using the lower registers of the instrument to ... CD (Jazz CD)


Bonafyde, 2006. Used
Serengeti's should-be legendary Dennehy – one of the smartest, funniest and (still!) freshest indie rap LPs of the first decade of the 00s! Firstly, it's made up of sharply-focused, sometimes hilarious, always hyper-intelligent rhymes – both satirizing and celebrating working class ... CD (Hip Hop CD)

Eddie Harris

High Voltage
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. Used
Mindblowing electric work from the great Eddie Harris – heard here on his famous late 60s combo that also features bass from the great Melvin Jackson! The music's got all the soulful currents of Eddie's earlier work, yet also takes on a trippier vibe too – since Harris plays an ... CD (Jazz CD)

Joe Zawinul

Money In The Pocket
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. Used
Arguably the best solo record that Joe Zawinul ever cut – and one of the few to really show him working in the soulful style that he had with Cannonball Adderley's famous 60s combo! The record features Joe on piano – stepping out on cuts that still have all the soul jazz currents that ... CD (Jazz CD)

Lee Perry & Others

Mr Perry I Presume
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. Used
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the ... CD (Reggae CD)


Infracom (Germany), 2010. Used
Almost a turn back to the music that first inspired the Re:Jazz ensemble – soulful contemporary club, originally remade by the project in a jazz-based mode – now redone again in a host of hip remixes! The tracks mostly take the core electric groove of the combo, and electrify it with ... CD (New Grooves CD)
Linear Labs, 2009. Near Mint-
All the great instrumental moments from Adrian Younge's score to Black Dynamite – the recent film that was an excellent throwback to the blacksploitation classics of the 70s! Younge's music here is spot-on – just the sort of sounds you might hear from a 70s action score by Johnny Pate ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)

Lee Perry & The Upsetters

Super Ape
Mango, 1976. Used
The King Kong of dub albums, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and an essential dub ... CD (Reggae CD)
Jerry Made, 1989. Used 4 CDs
CD (Rock CD)

DJ Spin & Fresh Kid Ice Featuring MC Madness

(Let Me See Ya) Booty Drop (clean radio, inst, nasty)/Feel The Bass
Vision, 1990s. Very Good+
12-inch, Vinyl record (Hip Hop 12-inch)
4th & Broadway, 1988. Very Good+
12-inch, Vinyl record (Hip Hop 12-inch)

Bobby Womack

Beverly Glen/Right Stuff, 1982. Used
The first of Bobby's highly successful Poet albums from the early 80s – wonderfully done albums that showed the world that he was still very much on top of his game at the time! The sound here is great – still with that older Womack rasp and warmth, but also done in a slightly smoother ... CD (Soul CD)

Joe Pass

Pablo/OJC, 1982. Used
A beautifully-toned set from guitarist Joe Pass – and a great demonstration of why he was recorded so heavily by Pablo Records during his later years! Joe's sound here is clear and clean, but richly chromatic too – a wellspring of full feelings, but with a great degree of subtlety too ... CD (Jazz CD)
Stones Throw, 1970s/Early 80s. Used
Amazing electric grooves from synth innovator Bruce Haack – whose pioneering use of analog synths and vocoder vocals in the service of great, if far out songcraft was pretty much unrivaled in the 70s and into the early 80s – the period in which this excellent compilation on Stones Throw ... CD (Now Sound CD)

Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette

Whisper Not
ECM, 1999. Used 2 CDs
An all standards set – tracks include "Bouncing With Bud", "Groovin High", "Whisper Not", "Round Midnight", and "Poinciana". CD (Jazz CD)

Sam Rivers & Dave Holland

Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Vol 2
Improvising Artists Inc, 1977. Used
Side one, a side-long piece called "Ripples" is a duet with Rivers on flute and Holland on bass. Side two is another long duet, "Deluge", featuring Rivers on piano with Holland on bass again. Both pieces are a bit over 23 minutes apiece. CD (Jazz CD)

Chico Hamilton

Three Faces Of Chico
Warner (Japan), 1959. Used
Very interesting work from Chico Hamilton – one of his most compelling albums of the 50s! The three "faces" of Chico are as follows: his vocals, his solo percussion, and his quintet. Forget the vocals, because they're just OK (and Chico hardly embarked on a singing career after ... CD (Jazz CD)

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