New Arrivals

Items added June 24 - 27
Legacy, 1986. Near Mint-
Paul Simon's mid 80s landmark – a record that brought together Simon's unique voice and pop folk songwriting skill with South African, Chicano, zydeco other global musical styles – held together by some of the best songs Simon ever put together! With lesser material, this would feel ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Columbia, 1970. Used 2CDs
Four sides of long improvised grooves from Miles Davis – a set that's quite similar to the classic studio album Bitches Brew, but which captures the sound in more open live setting! Each track on each side is named "Wednesday Miles", "Thursday Miles", and so on – ... CD (Jazz)
African Violet
ABC/Impulse, 1977. Very Good
Sweet electric funk from Blue – recorded in a warm, largely arranged style that's reminiscent of the best Freddie Hubbard fusion work from the 70s – but which has an even tighter sound overall! The groove is great – kind of a Kudu Records vibe, and Blue's actually quite good in ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Atco, 1968. Very Good
One of many live recordings that Otis made during the height of his career – issued by Atlantic after his untimely death, and a great example of the kind of energy he was putting over while winning th crossover crowds! The backing's by a nice little combo, and the tracks have a good raw ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
Catalyst, 1971/1977. Very Good
The great Japanese trumpeter in a live quintet set, recorded in 1971, and released in the U.S. in 1977. The group plays with a strong post-Coltrane feel, and is very free and loose, but with a good soulful edge on the solos. Cuts are long, and include "Ode to Workman", "Birth of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Touch My Love
Epic, 1978. Very Good
Webster Lewis takes off wonderfully here – finding a completely unique groove that's equal parts club, soul, and fusion! The album's almost as sublime as Roy Ayers' best from the time – and has a similar balance that's perfectly done – a depth of thought that goes way beyond ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
Duo (DCWM) 2013
Rogue Art (France), 2013. Used
One of the most beautiful duo albums we've heard from Anthony Braxton in a long time – a set of three long improvisations with koto player Miya Masaoka – who plays a 21-string version of the instrument that really sounds beautiful next to Braxton's reeds! Braxton blows sopranino, ... CD (Jazz)
True Stories
Sire, 1986. Very Good+
Titles include "Papa Legba", "Love For Sale", "Puzzlin Evidence", "People Like Us", "City Of Dreams", and "Wild Wild Life". LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Born In The USA
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint-
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Columbia, 1975. Very Good
We've gotta admit, this record sounds a lot better with the passing of time than we might have expected – thanks in part to some totally sweet Fender Rhodes, used often, and in all the best ways to pepper the tunes! Barry Beckett and Bob James handle the keys – and there's even some ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good Gatefold
Classic! Fragile is the one that catapulted Yes to unlikely stardom, and in so doing, it brought adventurous, proggy rock to mainstream audience – pretty much changing the face of rock for at least a decade to come! Rick Wakeman's arrival and his spacier electronic keyboards have a lot to do ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used
A fierce early album from Ted Curson – one with a slight bit of a Latin touch, and all the fire that the title implies! Ted's working here with a quintet that include Gildo Mahones on piano, George Tucker on bass, Roy Haynes on drums, and Montego Joe on a few tracks on conga. The groove is ... CD (Jazz)
Master Power
Naxos, 1998. Used
With Antonio Hart, Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Lewis Nash, and Neil Clark. CD (Jazz)
Island/United Artists, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold
Traffic's second LP, with twelve tracks, including "You Can All Join IN", "Forty Thousand Headmen", Pearly Queen", "Who Know What Tomorrow May Bring", and "Feelin' Alright". LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Impulse, 1963. Used
A landmark album of vocal jazz – and one of the few sessions that John Coltrane ever cut with a singer! In a way, the album's more Hartman's than it is Coltrane's – given that Johnny's warm, mellow style of singing isn't as free and open as Trane at his most adventurous – but at ... CD (Jazz)
Columbia, 1972. Used 2 CDs
Massive double-length Miles from the early 70s – some of his most inventive long form work of the time, and some of his funkiest too! The album stretches out with almost an improvised jamming sort of quality – tunes that begin sparely, then have the musicians stepping in as the groove ... CD (Jazz)
White Whale, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold
One of the coolest concepts ever for a 60s rock record – and maybe one of the standout sets from The Turtles! The album is set up as a "Battle Of The Bands" – one that has the group pretending to be a different ensemble from track to track on the record, either Natures ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Back To Brooklyn
Columbia, 2013. Used
CD (Vocalists)
Savoy, 1950s/1975. Used 3CD
Some of the best material ever recorded by singer Jimmy Scott – presented as a lovely 3 disc package with copious notes, and a lot of bonus material too! The bulk of the sides were cut during the earliest years of Jimmy's career – from 1952 to 1960, all with great small group, jazz-base ... CD (Vocalists)
Bomba (Japan), 1967/1975. Used
The great mid 70s issue of stellar Mitchell recordings from the early years of the AACM – All tracks were recorded in 1967 by Roscoe's quartet that included Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and Philip Wilson – one of the first truly mature groups to emerge from the bubbling cauldron of the ... CD (Jazz)

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