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Roy AyersStoned Soul Picnic (32 Jazz version) ... CD
32 Jazz/Atlantic, 1968. Used ... $6.99
An early album as a leader from the great Roy Ayers – a set that captures the vibes man at a time when he'd been working on the west coast soul jazz scene, and was stepping into even greater fame in the group of Herbie Mann! Yet this set is definitely Roy's own – kind of an introduction to the more righteous sounds he'd pursue in the 70s, set up in an instrumental mode with great help from Herbie Hancock on piano, Gary Bartz on alto, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, and Hubert Laws on flute – all ultra-hip players who really bring a lot to the record! And despite the colorful cover, and its reference of a pop hit, there's a much deeper vibe going on here – on titles that include a great version of Jobim's "Wave" – done like we've never heard it before – plus the original cuts "What The People Say", "Lil's Paradise", and "A Rose For Cindy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby HutchersonIn The Vanguard (32 Jazz pressing with bonus track) ... CD
Landmark/32 Jazz, 1986. Used ... $16.99
A subtle gem from Bobby Hutcherson's wonderful years on Landmark Records – a point when he was really getting back to basics, and cutting some great straight work that almost hearkened back to his 60s gems on Blue Note! The set's recorded live at the Village Vanguard – and Bobby swings soulfully in a great quartet with Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Hutcherson's playing both vibes and marimba – and the scope of his playing here has both grown from earlier years, awash with tones, colors, and light – which Barron and Williams are only happy to fill in more deeply. Titles include "I Wanna Stand Over There", "Little Niles", "Estate", "Well You Needn't", and "Young & Foolish". Includes CD only bonus track "Young & Foolish". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jack McDuffAnother Real Good'Un (32 Jazz) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1989. Used ... $8.99
A nice little album of soul jazz organ tracks by Jack McDuff, and proof that he was always still burning strong! Unlike other Hammond players, who got a bit sloppy in later years, McDuff always kept things interesting, and managed to come up with some creative arrangements and soulful solos that pushed his work way past the usual soul jazz bag. This set was recorded with Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, Houston Person, and Cecil Brooks III – and features a nice set of longish groovers like "Another Real Good'Un", "Rock Candy", "Off The Beaten Path", and "Summertime", which McDuff always does nicely. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jack McDuffRe-Entry (32 Jazz pressing) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1988. Used ... $5.99
In our opinion, Jack McDuff never made a bad album – and this excellent later session is proof of that statement! The album's got a horrible cover – we'll state that from the start – but it's still a great batch of soul jazz organ tracks, played tightly by McDuff, with a group that includes Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, plus Houston Person on tenor, and Grady Tate on drums. The album features a great remake of McDuff's legendary "Theme From The Electric Surfboard" – done here with a bouncing groove that makes the tune perfect for a jazzy stepper's set – plus the cuts "Cap'n Jack", "One Hundred Ways", and "Walkin The Dog". CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Zbigniew SeifertPolish Radio Jazz Archives 32 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Early 70s/1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from funky violinist Zbiniew Seifert – a musician who never got the same kind of acclaim on the US market as his Polish countryman Michal Urbaniak – but one who plays here with an equally groovy sort of sound! Like Urbaniak, Seifert has a way of using the violin in ways that almost seem more informed by saxophone phrasing – especially the more open, flowing lines of the post-Coltrane generation – and, as with Michal, he also plays a bit of saxophone as well – although that only happens on one of the album's tracks. The bulk of the CD features a stellar live performance from 1978 – in a group with the great Jaroslaw Smietana on guitar, plus Fender Rhodes from Janusz Grzywacz – on long-flowing tunes that include "Quo Vadis", "Spring On The Farm", "Bass Line A-Moll", and "Materna". CD also features two earlier live tracks – one with Seifert on alto sax in a quartet with Jan Jarczyk on piano – on "The Irreplaceable One" – another with a larger orchestra backing up his violin, on "Waiting For The Rain". CD

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✨✧ Larry CoryellMajor Jazz Minor Blues ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy BrooksFree Slave ... CD
32 Jazz, 1970. Used ... $28.99
An amazing album! Drummer Roy Brooks leads a crack 70's soul jazz ensemble that includes Woody Shaw, George Coleman, and Cecil McBee – and the group play four long fantastic tracks that are all originals. Titles include "The Free Slave", "Understanding", and "Will Pan's Walk". All tracks are great, and the whole album ranks right up there with the best stuff on Strata East from the 70's! CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisHeavy Hitter ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1979. Used ... $4.99
A Heavy Hitter from tenorist Eddie Lockjaw Davis – recorded a bit late in his career, but with a sound that's mighty nice – and every bit as great as some of his 60s recordings for Prestige! The combo's small, swinging, and soulful – Albert Dailey on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – coming together with a perfect punch that makes Davis sound better than he'd sounded in years – blowing with that raspy, human tone that nobody else did so well – grabbing us from the get-go, even on familiar tunes! Titles include "Comin Home Baby", "Jim Dog", "Just One Of Those Things", and "When Your Lover Has Gone". CD
(Out of print.)

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Keystone QuartetLove Story ... CD
32 Jazz, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Eric Alexander on tenor, Geore Mraz on bass, Lewis Nash on drums, and Cyrus Chestnut on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Roland Kirk/Yusef LateefSeparate But Equal – Case Of The 3 Sided Dream/Part Of The Search ... CD
32 Jazz/Atlantic, Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A 2 CD set that features two of the more enigmatic Atlantic Records jazz sides from the 70s! Case Of The 3 Sided Dream is a great 70s album by Roland Kirk – one that features him working on a lot of short tracks, in a pretty crazy style! A number of the tracks feature Kirk's uniquely quirky reed style in full effect – often processed with added studio techniques, in a very nice way. And along side that mode, the album's also got a beautiful warm side, with great writing, and a level of sensitivity that's sometimes missing from Kirk's earlier records. Lots of good tracks, including "Freaks For The Festival", "Echoes Of Primitive Ohio and Chili Dogs", "Dream", "Horses", "Side Four", "Portrait Of Those Beautiful Ladies", and "Conversation". Part Of The Search is one of Yusef Lateef's more ambitious albums for Atlantic – kind of a "history of jazz" in styles and expressions, performed with a large set of players that runs the gamut of talents available at the time. The set includes lots of tunes in rawer modes than you'd expect for Yusef – including Kansas City jazz, R&B, and even doo wop! Titles include "Soul's Bakery", "Oatsy Doatsey", "Big Bass Drum", "In The Still Of The Night", "Superfine", "Strange Lullaby", and "Rockhouse". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles LloydJust Before Sunrise – Dream Weaver/Love-In ... CD
Atlantic/32 Jazz, 1966/1967. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Woody ShawSolid ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1986. Used ... $9.99
One of Woody's last albums – a back to basics set, recorded with a group that include Kenny Garret on alto sax, Kenny Barron on piano, and guest guitar work on one track by Peter Leitch. The approach is straight modal hardbop – in the spirit of Woody's first recordings for Muse – and although his genius seems to have faltered a bit, his work here is still incredibly solid, much more so than most other trumpeters of his generation, and still expressed in a preference for easily grooving longer tracks. Titles include "Speak Low", "Solid", "There Will Never Be Another You", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "The Woody Woodpecker Song". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Solid ... CD 3.99

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Woody ShawTwo More Pieces Of The Puzzle (Iron Men/Woody Shaw Concert Ensemble) ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
2 CD set that brings together 2 long out of print Muse albums by the late soulful trumpeter Woody Shaw. Both records are great, and are a very nice blend of Shaw's modernist side and soul jazz roots. Players include Ronnie Matthews, Cecil McBee, Frank Foster, Muhal Richard Abrams, Louis Hayes, and Slide Hampton – and titles include "Iron Man", "Symmetry", "Diversion Two", "In The Land of The Black", "Hello To The Wind", and "Obsequious". CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Jazz Standard – Serene Green (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $14.99
One of the grooviest shirts we've ever offered – a peek into a late night recording session, captured in all its retro glory – all served up in colors we can guarantee that you don't already have in your wardrobe, and which makes the shirt stand out even more! 100% cotton – whatta deal! Measurements – Length: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". Clothing
Also available Jazz Standard – Serene Green (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99

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Jon LucienI Am Now/Mind's Eye/Rashida ... CD
BMG (Germany), Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Brilliant stuff – all 3 of Jon Lucien's landmark RCA albums on one 2CD set! Lucien cut his best work for RCA – but sadly, the albums were under-discovered for years, and are only now recently getting credit as the soul jazz landmarks they've come to be! On these albums, Jon's style is a haunting mix of soul, jazz, and Latiny rhythms, blended together with beautiful arrangements, and airy, souful production. All 3 albums are great, and all different in their own way, shifting Lucien's unique musical vision through a host of different songs pulled from obscure sources, or written by Lucien himself. There's a total of 32 titles on the 2CD set – and tunes include "Would You Believe in Me", the spacey "Lady Love", and the tracks "Kuenda", "Satan", "Love Everlasting", "Ghetto Song", "Soul Chant", "When the Morning Comes", "Dindi", "Love For Sale", "Who Will Buy?", and "Prayer for Peace". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy LyonsPush Pull ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons had a legendary run of performances on record with Cecil Taylor – but he sounds equally amazing here as a leader – given the space to really stretch out in a 3LP set that brings together a landmark live performance from 1978! Lyons works here with some lesser-known names – a quintet that includes Karen Borca on bassoon, Hayes Burnett on bass, Munner Bernard Fennell on cello, and Roger Blank on drums – but all players really catch the fire from his horn, and open up in a way that starts with loft jazz inspiration, then really soars to the stratosphere! The live setting of the album – recorded in a cinema – brings a really great quality of "space" to the overall production – and you can really feel Lyons and the group working together as their sounds and performance echo throughout the theater. Titles include the 32 minute "Mary Mary" – plus "Tortuga", "Breakout", "After You Left", and "Push Pull". CD

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✨✧ Brook BentonRockin Good Way ... CD
Mercury/Gold Dust, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the unsung geniuses of the early soul era! From today's perspective, lots of folks don't know what to make of Brook Benton. Was he a pop singer? Was he an R&B vocalist? Was he a mellow crooner with a voice like velvet? Truth is, he was all of those things – and as you'll hear on this incredible 32 track compilation, his work during the early days is some of the most complicated of his generation. Working often with arranger Belford Hendricks at Mercury, Brook drew together strands of R&B, jazz, early soul, and even a bit of country – to forge a sound that could be totally hard rocking one minute, sweet and lovely the next. The tracks on this set are a great mix of hits and rarities that perfectly demonstrate that fact – and titles include "You're For Me", "A Million Miles From Nowhere", "Hotel Happiness", "It's Just A Matter Of Time", "A New Love", "Hit Record", "Another Cup Of Coffee", "Fools Rush In", "My True Confession", "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Revenge", "The Intoxicated Rat", and "Lingering On". CD

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✨✧ Claude Nougaro & OthersLa Recherche Du Son Qui Fait Sens 1955 to 1959 (2CDs & book) ... CD
Discograph (France), Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Cool mid-to-late 50s material written and recorded by the legendary French tunesmith Claude Nougaro – one disc featuring his own recordings and another full of Nougaro songs recorded by others in the era – packaged in a mini-hardcover booklet! Disque 1 features the early greatness as recorded by the man himself, some playful and jazzy, others with a more romantic or coy feel and all great! Includes "Il Y Avait Une Ville", "Marguerite", "Serge Et Natalie", "Toutes Les Musiques", "Les Anges" and more, including the bonus track "Jesus". Disque 2 features a more sprawling set of Nougaro interpretations by Jean Constantin, Paul Roby, Stephen Bruce, Jimmy Walter, Cyril Dalin and more. Includes "Les Pantoufles A Papa" by JEan Constantin, "Jour Et Nuit" and more by Paul Roby, "Vole, Vole" by Les Jazz Baladins. "A Perpete" by Phillippe Clay and many more. 32 tracks on 2CDs, plus the full color booklet with notes in French and English. CD
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Jazz DoctorsIntensive Care ... LP
Cadillac (UK), 1984. Near Mint- ... $33.99
With Frank Lowe on tenor, Billy Bang on violin, Rafael Garrett on bass, and Dennis Charles on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz HamiltonMy Soul ... CD
Akustic, 2008. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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JazzkammerHot Action Sexy ... CD
Ground Fault, 2000. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Cossi AnatzCossi Anatz – Jazz Afro-Occitan ... LP
Vendemiaire/Digger's Digest (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Really fantastic work from Cossi Anatz – a 70s French group who play something they term as "jazz Afro-Occitan" – a wonderful hybrid of modes that's even more compelling than you might think! At some level, the record follows from some of the experiments of Jef Gilson along these lines, and maybe a bit like some of the famous MPS jazz-meets-world recordings – but the style is also more freewheeling and open, done with more of an influence from Free jazz at times – and with rhythms that almost point the way more towards 80s experiments of this nature, particularly some from the Don Cherry side of the spectrum. The group features Michel Marre on trumpet in the lead – clearly the lead creative force, as he also wrote all the songs – and the lineup also features Jean-Marc Padovani on soprano sax and tenor, plus electric and acoustic piano, drums, and two more percussionists. Titles include "Al Coltrane", "Sarhaoui", "Bourree Du Ceor", and "Hortus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Nat BirchallLive In Larissa – Divine Harmony In Duende Jazz Bar ... LP
Sound Soul & Spirit/Parafono (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99
Sublime live sounds from the great Nat Birchall – one of the most spiritual jazzmen currently working today! The set has Nat and his quintet really stretching out – playing his own great compositions, plus some Impulse and Strata East classics too – all at an open, searching, constantly creative level that really lives up to their inspiration from the Coltrane generation! Nat himself plays tenor and soprano sax – and the group features piano, vibes, bass, and drums – plus a bit of bells as well. The whole thing's very spiritual – like some lost Strata set from the 70s – and titles include remakes of Clifford Jordan's "John Coltrane" and Alice Coltrane's "Journey In Satchidananda" – plus the tracks "Sacred Dimension", "The Black Ark", "Return To Ithaca", and "Divine Harmony". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Art Jazz CollectiveBlack Art Jazz Collective – Presented By The Side Door Jazz Club ... CD
Sunnyside, 2016. Used ... $11.99
A totally great group – all hip leaders who've given us great records on their own in recent years, working together here as a combo with a really fresh sound of its own! The music draws on the strengths of the individual members, but also really pushes forward, too – as their unified voices create moments of pride and power that are maybe even brighter than recent records on own – a truly artful collective expression of the talents of Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, James Burton on trombone, Xavier Davis on piano, Vincente Archer on bass, and Johnathan Blake on drums. There's maybe more angular lines than we might have expected, but still a deep sense of warmth as well – on titles that include "Essence Of Beauty", "Double Consciousness", "Going Somewhere", "Salvador Da Bahia", "Devil Eyes", and "Awaiting Change". CD

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Blue PearlNaked In The Rain (fire dance mix, massey's 808 jazz mix, fire 7", rain dance mix, red zone dub) ... 12-inch
Big Life, 1990. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on blue vinyl. Cover has light wear.)

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Ray BrownBlues For Jazzo ... CD
Sounds Of Soul/Prevue, 1982. Used ... $11.99
With John Lewis, Darwin Gross, Rodney Jones and Mickey Roker. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny Criss & Kenny DorhamBopmasters (Sonny Criss At The Crossroads/Kenny Dorham & The Jazz Prophets) ... LP
ABC, 1956/1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
An excellent set that brings together 2 rare albums from the 50s! Sonny Criss At The Crossroads is an obscure 1959 session recorded by Criss in Chicago, and it's one of the only jazz records ever on the Peacock label, which put out mostly gospel and blues. Criss is joined by Joe Scott on piano, and the Chicago rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw and Walter Perkins, both fresh from the MJT+3. Great tone, warm solos, and a nice vibe throughout. Tracks include "You Don't Know", "Butts Delight", "Softly", and "Sylvia". Kenny Dorham & The Jazz Prophets is a fantastic lost hard bop album, featuring Kenny Dorham leading a tight quintet that stars J.R. Monterose on Tenor. Monterose and Dorham are great, and really open up on the 5 tracks on the album – all of which are long enough to give the players plenty of room to blow. Probably one of the best jazz records ever recorded for ABC, and with the titles "The Prophet", "DX", "Tahitian Suite", and "Blues Elegante". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Stan KentonAdventures In Jazz ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Stan reprises his famous modernist swing in a great little album that's one of his best works from the early 60s. The tracks are longish, with the mixture of dark shading and breakout solos that grace some of his best early work – and although the players in the group aren't the famous west coasters that Stan first brought to fame, they all do a fine job when the solo moment comes. Titles include "Waltz Of The Prophets", "Turtle Talk", "Malaguena", and "Body & Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing.)

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Manhattan School Of Music Jazz OrchestraSketches Of Spain Live ... CD
Jazzheads, 2009. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Carmen McRaeMarian McPartland's Piano Jazz – Conversation & Music As Heard On National Public Radio ... CD
Jazz Alliance, 1985. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Carmen McRaeMs Jazz ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Always-hip work from the great Carmen McRae – a singer who moved way past standard jazz during the second half of the 60s – to a point where she was really handling a great range of material by the start of the 70s! Carmen's voice was always great, but there's a really special quality to it once she starts picking songs with a fair bit of variety – almost more expressive, especially when in an indie label setting like this – which features light arrangements and just a small combo that includes Zoot Sims on tenor and Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar – both keeping the jazz currents strong. Titles include "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Masquerade", "You & I", "The Good Life", and "Livin". CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Metropolitan Jazz Octet with Dee AlexanderToo Hot For Words ... CD
Delmark, 2019. New Copy ... About August 5, 2019 (delayed)
... CD

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Monday Michiru & Toshiko AkioshiJazz Conversations – The Other Side Of Monday Michiru ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
The other side of Monday Michiru – or, more appropriately, the early side of the great soul singer – given that her roots in jazz go very far back, to the time when she was the child of two very famous jazz musicians! This set has Monday reunited with her mother – the legendary pianist Toshiko Akioshi – who works exclusively on piano, in this wonderfully pointed, introspective style – while Monday both sings in a jazz style, and plays flute as well – an instrument she first used on record when she was about ten years old. The reunion is a wonderful one – and while Toshiko's every bit as great as you'd expect, we find ourselves falling in love with Monday even more than before – as her handling of the mellower material is beautiful, and opens up an even more deeply expressive side of her vocals than before. The record's got a bit of added bass and drums at points – and titles include "Frog", "Long Yellow Road", "First Night", "Love & Life", "New Girl In Town", "Broken Dreams", and "Ain't Gonna Ask No More". CD

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Quartetto Di Milano/HungarianQuartet Is A Quartet Is A Quartet ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1964. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
The title's a bit misleading, because while the 3 groups on the session are all quartets, they're hardly similar in the associative way the record assumes! Side one features 4 tracks by the Modern Jazz Quartet – re-recordings of a few classics, plus one new one for the set – titles that include "Reunion Blues", "Winter Tale", "Concorde", and "Yesterdays". But side two actually features a string quartet – Quartetto Di Milano – playing the atonal "Funf Satze" by Anton Webern – plus the Hungarian Gypsy Quartet, doing a concert medley of traditional tunes in a violin-based way. So while the album may be some sort of attempt by the MJQ to further tie themselves to Europe – it's also kind of an unusual mix of jazz, avant classical, and folkloric styles! CD

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Modern Jazz Quartet with Jimmy GiuffreComplete Recordings (Historic Jazz Concert At Music Inn/Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn/Third Stream Music) ... CD
Atlantic/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1957. Used ... $14.99
The meeting of two key modern jazz talents in the late 50s third stream of jazz – heard on material pulled from three different Atlantic albums recorded at the Music Inn during 1956! The core of the set features the clarinet of Jimmy Giuffre blowing alongside the Modern Jazz Quartet – in a spacious style that's very much in the spirit of Jimmy's own loosely-crafted groups of the time, and which makes surprisingly gentle use of piano, drums, and vibes next to his own gentle phrasing on clarinet. 2 of the 5 tracks with the MJQ add in Giuffre trio members Jim Hall and Ralph Pena – and titles for all include "A Fugue For Music Inn", "Serenade", "Fun",j "Da Capo", and "Fine". Added to these are 4 more titles that have Giuffre in the shifting company of other all-star players on tunes that take on a more traditional nature overall – longer jamming tracks that feature Rex Stewart, Pee Wee Russell, Teddy Charles, and Herbie Mann on titles that include "Blues In E Flat", "In A Mellotone", "The Quiet Time", and "Body & Soul". The last 3 tracks on the set return us to the Modern Jazz Quartet – working here on their own – on tracks that include "2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West", "Variation No 1 On God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "Oh Bess Where's My Bess". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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New Orleans Rhythm KingsArchive Of Jazz Volume 7 ... LP
BYG (France), 1923. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Don PullenJazz A Confronto ... LP
Horo (Italy), 1975. Very Good- ... $19.99
A lost 70s set from pianist Don Pullen – recorded in Rome in 1975, with a quartet of Mingus contemporaries that includes George Adams on tenor and flute, David Williams on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums! The tracks are long and stretched-out, and the best moments of the album have the group grooving in a soulful way that's different than some of Pullen's other work. One track – "Traceys Of Daniel" – features Pullen playing solo, and the other tunes include "Calypso In Roma", "Sploogie Doo", and "Dee Arr". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Most of the record is VG+, but the last track, "Traceys Of Daniel", has a mark that clicks then skips.)

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Zoot Sims QuintetZoot Sims Goes To Jazzville ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good- ... $39.99
One of Zoot's beautiful sides for the Dawn label – featuring some of his best small group blowing of the 50s! The record features Zoot mostly on tenor, plus a bit of alto – in a quintet that includes John Williams on piano, Jerry Lloyd on trumpet, Bill Anthony on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. The tracks are a nice mix of standards and those tight little west coast-ish compositions that often show up on Sims/Cohn sessions from the time, and which let Zoot lay down some nicely composed angular lines during his solos. Titles include "Jerry's Jaunt", "I'll Wind", "The Purple Cow", "How Now Blues", and "Bye Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some surface noise.)

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Smokin The JazzSome Jazzy Steez ... CD
Loud Minority (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... About October 31, 2019 (delayed)
... CD

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StepchildAsia (radio, Shaquil Tajh Allah rmx, Andre Betts rmx, Andre Betts Jazz rmx, LP version inst, accapella) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1995. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorTaylor Made Jazz ... LP
Argo, Late 50s. Very Good ... $12.99
Think what you want about Billy Taylor, this session's a nice little cooker that was cut around the same time as Argo's famous hard swing sets by Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Woode, and Clark Terry – possibly the same time as those sessions, as they all seem to overlap personnel and mood quite a bit. This one's got more than a few Ellingtonians in tow – including Gonsalves, Terry, Earl May, Ed Thigpen, and Harry Carney – but the mode of swinging is shorter and harder, with all tracks written by Taylor. Titles include "Tune For Tex", "Cu Blu", "Biddy's Beat", "Theodora", and "Mood For Mendes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Throbbing Gristle20 Jazz Funk Greats ... CD
Mute, 1979. Used ... $9.99
The title might seem like a joke – given Throbbing Gristle's reputation for intense noise and dark sounds – but at another level, it's actually a great fit for the spirit of the record too! The sound here is a lot leaner than before – almost as if TG is focusing in on the best elements that made their earlier performances so great – exposing a hidden talent for a song, a groove, and even an occasional melody – in ways that almost refine and filter down the whole of German 70s electronics into a spirit of post-punk expression! Subject matter is still pretty darn dark, and vocals are as creepy as ever – thanks Genesis P – but there's also more of the electronics that Chris & Cosey would soon explore on their own. Titles include "20 Jazz Funk Greats", "Beachy Head", "Still Walking", "Tanith", "Convincing People", "Exotica", "Hot On The Hells Of Love", "Persuasion", "Walkabout", "What A Day", and "Six Six Sixties". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available 20 Jazz Funk Greats ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Bobby TroupBobby Troup & His Stars Of Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Features work by Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Cooper on tenor, Paul Horn on flute, Bud Shank on alto, and Frank Rosolino on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ David S Ware & Planetary UnknownLive At Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011 ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2012. Used ... $11.99
Tenor adventurer David S Ware's cosmos-searching Planetary Unknown group – with pianist Cooper-Moore, bassist William Parker and drummer Muhammad Ali – recorded live before an enthusiastic audience at the 2011 Saalfelden Jazz Festival in Austria. This marks the concert debut of the group, and it's a great one! The set includes the 3-part "Precessional" – with a bit more than an hour of rivetingly spontaneous jazz. We were impressed by the 2010 studio recording by Planetary Unknown, the this live work from the following year is even more exciting! CD
(Digipack has some edgewear & a penmark through the barcode.)

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Cory WeedsLive At Frankie's Jazz Club ... CD
Cellar Live (Canada), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A Cory Weeds album that's really a cut above – given that this live session has the alto saxophonist joined by two great guests – Harold Mabern on piano and Terrell Stafford on trumpet! Both Mabern and Stafford get plenty of space to solo, and their contributions are wonderful – particularly Harold, who's rock-solid approach on the keys brings some of the focused energy he's more likely to use with some of the New York scene he records more regularly with – like Eric Alexander or Jim Rotondi. The rest of the group features Michael Glynn on bass and Julian MacDonough on drums – and titles include some well-chosen numbers from old school Blue Note vintage – including "Mood Malody", "Bluesanova", "Tolypso", "The Three Minors", "Up Tight's Creek", and "Consequence". CD

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✨✧ VariousGroove Of ESSR – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Soviet Estonia ... CD
Funk Embassy (Estonia), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A really ear-opening compilation – one that brings together an insane range of music from Estonia – one of the smaller of the Soviet-era Eastern Bloc nations – and a surprising hotbed of groovy activity! The tunes here are definitely in the funk, disco, and jazz modes promised by the title – but they all often have very unusual approaches to the genres, too – weird ways of coming up with instrumentation, or arranging the rhythms, or laying down the vocals next to some wonderfully jazzy solos – but never in a way that sacrifices the soulful side of the spectrum, as these tunes have plenty of appeal to fans of more familiar West European funk from the time. Vocals are mostly in Estonian – which further makes the tunes sound unique – and titles include "Malestuste Teel" by Eesti Raadio Estraadiorkester, "Rasked Veosed" by Valter Ojakaar, "Keskoo" by Els Himma, "Naed Vaid Oma Silmi" by Tiiu Varik, "Uksi Kuid Vabana" by Marju Kuut, "Mets Neidude Vahel" by Collage, "Marss Eksprompt" by Uno Naissoo, "Leidmine" by Gunnar Graps & Magnetic Band, and "Keskoosamba" by Eesti TV & Raadio Estraadiorkester. Comes with English liner notes too! CD

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VariousHunk Of Heaven – Volume 4 Of The Collectable Jazzman Sevens Series ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
Proof that there's few labels better at digging up an interesting groove than the mighty Jazzman imprint – home to a consistently great series of reissue 45s over the past 10 years or so! The Jazzman groove goes way beyond the standard deep funk line – into a realm of groovy styles that includes soundtrack bits, primitive electronics, female jazz vocals, socking 60s soul, and a whole lot more – all served up perfectly in this wonderful little set! And as with other Jazzman volumes, it's not just the music that makes the set great, but the way it's put together – as Gerald Jazzman manages to sort tunes and lay them out one by one in a style that really changes up the groove – pushing our expectations with each new number, and really keeping things fresh throughout! This one's way way way more than just a pile of rare funk tracks – a truly loving document of one label's commitment to the depth of music in all its forms – served up over a batch of 12 rare tunes! Titles include "Let's Go" by James Reese & The Progressions, "Baby True" by Gettysbyrg Address, "Hunk Of Heaven" by Lemuria, "Pretty Bird" by Terea, "Transfert 2002" by Le Groupe X, "Scherzi Pesanti" by Remigio Ducros, "One" by Mary Lou Williams, "Bobby's Mood" by Soul Toronadoes, "California Soul" by Marlena Shaw, and "Baltimore Oriole (King version)" by Lorez Alexandria. CD

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VariousJazz Compositions (aka Outstanding Jazz Compositions Of The 20th Century) ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazz Odyssey pressing.)

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VariousJazz In The Charts Vol 88/100 – Save The Bones For Henry Jones ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1947/1948. Used ... $2.99
Music from Louis Prima, Ziggy Elfman, King Cole Trio, Mills Brothers, Julia Lee, Billy Eckstine, Harry James, Sarah Vaughan, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Ray McKinley, Claude Thornhill & more. CD

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VariousJazz In The Charts Vol 89/100 – Beyond The Sea ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1948. Used ... $2.99
Music from Billy Eckstine, Woody Herman, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Julia Lee, Ray McKinley, King Cole Trio, Stan Kenton, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Pee Wee Hunt Dixielanders & more. CD
(Back cover has some notes in pen.)

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VariousJazz In The Charts Vol 90/100 – Everything I Have Is Yours ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1948/1949. Used ... $2.99
Music from Louis Jordan, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, King Cole Trio, Billy Eckstine, Ray McKinley, Sarah Vaughan, Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Johnson, Benny Goodman, Tony Pastor & more. CD
(Back cover has some notes in pen.)

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VariousJazz In The Charts Vol 91/100 – Grieving For You ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1949. Used ... $2.99
Music from Mills Brothers, Tony Pastor, Billy Eckstine, Ray McKinley, Julia Lee, George Shearling, Tommy Dorsey, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Johnson, Bob Crosby & more. CD
(Back cover has some notes in pen.)

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VariousJazz In The Charts Vol 92/100 – Old Piano Roll Blues ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1949/1950. Used ... $2.99
Music from Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, Ray Anthony, Mills Brothers, Billy Eckstine, Jimmy Dorsey, Lionel Hampton, Claude Thornhill, King Cole Trio, Benny Goodman, Les Brown & more. CD
(Back cover has some notes in pen.)

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VariousJazz In The Charts Vol 93/100 – Can Anyone Explain? ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1950/1951. Used ... $2.99
Music from Billy Eckstine, Artie Shaw, Ray Anthony, Harry James, Sarah Vaughan, Bob Crosby, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Mills Brothers, Louis Prima, Benny Goodman & more. CD
(Back cover has some notes in pen.)

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VariousJazz In The Charts Vol 95/100 – A Kiss To Build A Dream On ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1951/1952. Used ... $4.99
Music from Harry James, Nat King Cole, Tab Smith, Ray Anthony, Sarah Vaughan & Percy Faith, Louis Armstrong & Sy Oliver, Billy May, the Mills Brothers, Ray Anthony, Eddie Wilcox, Ella Mae Morse & more. CD
(Back cover and inner pages have some notes in pen.)

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VariousJazz In The Charts Vol 96/100 – Early Autumn ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1952. Used ... $4.99
Music from Ray Anthony, Nat King Cole, the Four Freshmen, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Buddy Morrow, Ella Fitzgerald with Leroy Kirkland's Orchestra, the Mills Brothers, Sarah Vaughan with the Percy Faith Orchestra, Woody Herman & more. CD
(Back cover and inner pages have some notes in pen.)

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VariousJazz In The Charts Vol 97/100 – You'll Never Know ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1952/1953. Used ... $4.99
Music from Artie Shaw & his Gramercy Five, Sarah Vaughan with the Percy Faith Orchesta, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Morrow & his Orchestra, the Mills Brothers, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, King Cole Trio, Harry James & his Orchesta, Ray Anthony, Louis Armstrong with Gordon Jenkin's Orchestra & more. CD
(Back cover and inner pages have some notes in pen.)

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VariousLefto Presents Jazz Cats ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 2018. Used ... $6.99
The jazz cats here are all pretty contemporary – younger musicians and combos on the current scene in Belgium – which turns out to have a fantastic array of really fresh sounds! Some groups play straight, some maybe use a bit more electronics – others are more acoustic than electric – and together, the tracks present an amazing underground that we'd never have heard otherwise – a really rich tapestry of talents who clearly draw keen inspiration from the 70s, but also really point the way forward – maybe with some of the post-jazz styles of music that we've been exposed to by Gilles Peterson over the years! Hats off to Lefto for doing such a great job of bringing these talents to light – in a set that includes "Steak In The Neck" by Madame Blavatsky, "Bombarda" by Combro Oro", "Introducing (part 3)" by Commander Spoon, "Lindbergh" by Schntzl, "De Vlijtige Kip" by Brzzvll, "Elevator" by LABtrio, "Takeoff" by Collective Conscience, "Hiza Hiza Hey" by Pudding Oo, "Hikari Park" by Mazzle, and "Oude Beren" by De Beren Gieren. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz 10 – Modal, Esoteric, & Deep Jazz From Prestige Records ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really loving look at a sometimes-forgotten side of the Prestige Records label – a company that's famous for giving the world plenty of hardbop and soul jazz in the 50s and 60s, but which also helped lay the groundwork for American spiritual jazz to come! Long before Impulse, Strata East, MPS, and other labels were working with the music – and even long before Coltrane first started to soar into the cosmos – Prestige was letting its musicians really experiment with unusual rhythms, extended solos, and even some non-Western instrumentation – which resulted in a set of records that were years ahead of their time, and which still sound pretty darn mindblowing all these many years later! The package is a long-overdue entry in this hip series from Jazzman Records, and will also have you looking at your collection of older jazz in a completely new way – thanks to tracks that include "Summertime" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, "Love Theme From Spartacus" by Yusef Lateef, "Dorian" by Roy Haynes, "Rip A Dip" by The Latin Jazz Quintet, "Warm Canto" by Mal Waldron, "Organ Rounds" by Moondog, "Death & Taxes" by Walt Dickerson, "Song Of Delilah" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, and "Modette" by Roy Haynes – plus 70s tracks "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz Ntu Troop and "Peace" by Idris Muhammad. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz 10 – Modal, Esoteric, & Deep Jazz From Prestige Records ... LP
Prestige/Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A really loving look at a sometimes-forgotten side of the Prestige Records label – a company that's famous for giving the world plenty of hardbop and soul jazz in the 50s and 60s, but which also helped lay the groundwork for American spiritual jazz to come! Long before Impulse, Strata East, MPS, and other labels were working with the music – and even long before Coltrane first started to soar into the cosmos – Prestige was letting its musicians really experiment with unusual rhythms, extended solos, and even some non-Western instrumentation – which resulted in a set of records that were years ahead of their time, and which still sound pretty darn mindblowing all these many years later! The package is a long-overdue entry in this hip series from Jazzman Records, and will also have you looking at your collection of older jazz in a completely new way – thanks to tracks that include "Summertime" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, "Love Theme From Spartacus" by Yusef Lateef, "Dorian" by Roy Haynes, "Rip A Dip" by The Latin Jazz Quintet, "Warm Canto" by Mal Waldron, "Organ Rounds" by Moondog, "Death & Taxes" by Walt Dickerson, "Song Of Delilah" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, and "Modette" by Roy Haynes – plus 70s tracks "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz Ntu Troop and "Peace" by Idris Muhammad. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousViva Cubop! Vol 1 – Jazz The Afro Cuban Way ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1999. Used ... $4.99
Although the Ubiquity label originally started out as a home for rare groove and funky jazz, sometime in 1995 they began their Cubop imprint as a home for all of the great Latin jazz currently being played on the west coast. The label immediately became one of the best Latin ones out there – and the past 5 years have seen an amazing set of Latin jazz releases that stand as some of greatest of the past decade! This tasty set compiles 13 tracks from the small but rich catalog of the label – and it's not only a perfect introduction to their great work, but also a great sampler for anyone into Latin jazz with a classic flavor. Titles icnlude "The Last Dynasty" by Papo Vazquez, "Picadillo" by Johnny Blas, "Tanga" by the Afro-Rican Ensemble, "Tierra Va Tamblar" by Snowboy, "Descarga On Las Palmas" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, "The Creator Has a Master Plan" by Bobby Matos, and "Cavalie" by Franciso Aquabella. Great package, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousYou Need This – A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol 3 (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.98
An excellent collection of rare jazz grooves – the special kind of tracks that effortlessly mix up influences and styles, with a result that makes each and every number a real standout in the set! This is the third volume in the series, and the mix of music is wonderful – tunes from artists who are definitely jazz, and who have sophistication that goes way past familiar funky modes – into territory that's often far-reaching, and influenced by spiritual modes – even though all the tracks have a great little groove! There's plenty of fantastic modal moments in the collection, and although the core energy of the package comes from the 70s underground jazz scene, there's also some great bits from other periods too. Titles include "Nepal" by Bjorn Alkes Kvartette, "Probuzeni" by Jazz Celula "Dawn" by Sangram, "Manteca" by Phineas Newborn Jr, "Pan African Ballet Music" by Karlton Hester & The Contemporary Jazz Art Movement, "Hasta La Victra Siempra" by Copa Salvo, "Impressions" by Stafford James Ensemble, "Middle Passage" by Tyrone Jefferson, "Aladdin's Carpet" by Beaver Harris, and "24 Carat" by Gabor Szabo. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersOriginally ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great rare 50s material by Blakey – an early 80s issue of outtakes from the Hard Bop LP, plus some sides recorded shortly afterwards, with a slight line-up change. The group is one of the earliest incarnations of the Jazz Messengers, featuring Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley in the front line, and Doug Watkins and Horace Silver playing rhythm alongside Blakey, blowing hard on 4 burning sides worthy of the title of the LP they were left off of: "Late Show","Ill Wind", "Weird-O" and an alternate take of "Carol's Interlude". The remainder of the album trades in Kenny Drew, Ira Sullivan and Wilbur Ware for "Lil' T" and "The New Message", and there's a "Gershwin Medley" featuring an altogether different lineup of the Messengers. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan & OthersJazz Giants '58 ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An all-star session put together by Verve in 1958 – one that features a septet of some of the label's biggest giants in jazz at the time! The format here is a bit open-ended – almost like some of the earlier JATP sessions on Verve – with lots of room for personal interaction between the soloists, especially the horn players in the lead! These include Stan Getz on tenor, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, and Harry Edison on trumpet – working alongside Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums. Titles include a beautiful extended "Ballad Medley" – really a great illustration of the freedoms that Verve brought to jazz recording in the 50s – plus the titles"Chocolate Sundae", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Candy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Amerigo GazawayEndless Summer/No Free Beats ... Cassette
Soul Mates, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
A pair of gems from Amerigo Gazaway on cassette! Endless Summer is fresh summer breeze of a hip hop instrumentals set from Amerigo Gazaway! AG sets the summer themed mood from the start, and it holds true throughout, with persistent headnodding beats under sampled soul vocal, breezy bits of guitar organ and bass that really help the theme take flight without soaring to far out of compelling beat tape mode. Includes "Summertime", "Hold Me Tight", "Til Next Time", "Silly Love Song", "Music City Madness", "Game Over", "C'Mon Baby" and "She Said". No Free Beats is the jazzy soul-steeped beats for the graffiti documentary No Free Walls! It captures the spirit of 90s era hip hop and graff culture incredibly well with the persistent headnodding beats, a way of capturing jazzy bits of bass and horns that wouldn't be out of place on a classic Gangstarr LP, and occasional turntable scratches. Strong stuff! Includes "Get Out", "Step Up", "Word Life", "Breakszilla", "98 Posse", "Feel The Groove", "Represent", "The Chase", "Lost Tribe" and more. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day Release.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoWe Are On The Edge – 50th Anniversary Celebration ... LP
PI Recordings/Erased Tapes, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 32.99
A tremendous tribute to the legendary Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a group who work here with only two of their surviving members, but with help from a constellation of jazz musicians inspired by their music! The group here is large, and includes AACM members and other younger talents – a fantastic lineup that mixes the core work of Famadou Don Moye on drums and percussion, and Roscoe Mitchell on reeds with work from Nicole Mitchell on flutes, Hugh Ragin and Fred Berry on trumpets, Tomeka Reid on cello, Jaribu Shahid and Junius Paul on basses, Enoch Williams and Titos Sompa on percussion, and Christina Wheeler on voice and a range of unusual electronic instruments! There's a very ambitious feel to the music – like some of Roscoe Mitchell's larger form creations, but with more of a spiritual jazz current that comes from the whole ensemble – and from vocal contributions from Moore Mother and Rodolfo Cordova Lebron. 2LP set features studio material – including "Saturday Morning", "Villa Tiamo", "Chi-Congo 50", "I Greet You With Open Arms", and "Fanfare & Bell". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Are On The Edge – 50th Anniversary Celebration ... CD 20.99

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Automatic ManAutomatic Man ... CD
Lemon (UK), 1976. Used ... $6.99
A masterpiece of mid 70s jazz rock – from an obscure combo that features work by fusion legend Todd Cochrane Bayete! Bayete recorded two wonderful albums for Prestige before this set – and although the record has him moving into a much more rock-based style than on his fusion sessions, there's still a really cosmic groove at play here – infused with Bayete's soulful vocals and strong keyboard lines! Titles include "My Pearl", "Comin Through", "One N One", "Geni Geni", "There's A Way", "ITD", "Automatic Man", and "Atlantis Rising Theme". CD
Also available Automatic Man ... CD 12.99

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Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $6.99
Killer work from the late 50's by Chet! Although Baker's trumpet playing in the early part of the decade became known as one of the trademark "cool" sounds of the west coast, he started to move towards a sound that was a lot more hardbop at the end of the decade – as you'll hear on this tasty album. The session's got a great (and unlikely) batch of players accompanying Chet – like firey young soul jazz pianist Bobby Timmons, modal grooving bassist Jimmy Bond, and cool tenorist Phil Urso. The set's a great one, and pushes Chet's sound way past the usual stereotypes. Titles include "Medium Rock", "Lucius Lu", "Revelation", and "To Mickey's Memory". Plus, this excellent reissue CD also adds a number of bonus tracks recorded by the same group, but not issued with the original album. Added titles include "Chippyin", "Line For Lyons (vocal version!)", and "Jumpin Off A Clef". CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy BangOutline No 12 ... LP
OAO/Celluloid, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Bang proves once again that he's one of the few jazz players who can make the violin work without being too flowery or too overindulgent – in a manner that almost makes you forget the instrument he's using, because you're so caught up in the waves of sound! The group features some prime NYC loft jazz players – including Frank Lowe, Wilbur Morris, Charles Tyler, David Murray, and Sunny Murray – and titles include "Conception", "Seeing Together", and "Outline No 12". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gato Barbieri & Dollar BrandHamba Khale (aka Confluence) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $24.99
Two jazz giants of the 70s come together on this rare Italian recording from the late 60s – South African pianist Dollar Brand (Abdulla Ibrahim) and Argentine tenorist Gato Barbieri – both working here in spare duo formation, with edges that are a fair bit sharper than most of their later work! The format is incredibly spare – just tenor and piano, plus some occasional cello work by Brand – dark and angular, but also filled with small flowers of hope, flowering in the spontaneous presence of these two great minds – a tremendous spirit that makes the record very different than freer jazz outings, and which maybe points the way towards some of the classic European tenor/piano recordings to come. Tracks are long, with a free flowing quality that's infused with soul and spirit – and titles include "Hamba Khale", "The Aloe & The Wildrose", and "To Elsa". CD

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Beaujolais BandTalk Talk & More Talk ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 1993. Near Mint- ... $15.99
Nice work by one of the straighter groups on the Acid Jazz label – a tight little combo led by vibist Roger Beaujolais, and featuring instrumentation that includes piano, organ, and lots of percussion! The groove here has plenty of nice Latin touches – none too heavy, but in a good retro-styled mode. Titles include a nice jazz dance take on "Milestones", plus "Compassion", "The New World", "Third Man", "Riffin For Cal", and "Sister Grace". LP, Vinyl record album

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BelenouEmosyon Tambou-a ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A record from the start of the 90s, but one with a spirit that's much more like some of the best 70s hybrids of jazz and global rhythms – served up here by a group that features plenty of the three musical elements pictured on the cover, plus some vocals from the ensemble as well! Electric bass and guitar are the two non-acoustic instruments in the mix – and there's plenty of rootsy percussion that really moves quickly with the grooves, as the bass often inflects along with the energy of the rhythms – laying out a tuneful path that's then followed by the vocals! And there's more guitar solos than tenor moments, but they definitely get the right sort of space to stretch out – on titles that include "Danse Ting Bang", "Wi Nou Ke Rive", "Demokrasi", "Emosyon Tanbou-A", "Sove Te A", and "Tout Pep La Sanble". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alberto Baldan BemboL'Amica Di Mia Madre (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Aris/Sonor (Italy), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
One of the greatest moments ever from Italian soundtrack composer Alberto Baldan Bembo – an artist with a great talent for combining warmth and a groove – using subtle strings over rolling basslines and sweet keyboards – all to wrap things together in a really fantastic sound! There's a mix of acoustic and electric elements on most tracks – strong trombone solos in many parts, which up a jazzy element, almost with a Raul De Souza sort of sound – and the keyboards are offset by nice moments on vibes and percussion as well. Titles include "Tema Di Andrea", "Abat Jour", "Pedro Come", "Linda", "Club Moreno", "Blue Velvet", "Cavallo Blu", and "Gonzalez Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus replica poster too!)

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Art BlakeyMoanin' (Non-RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $3.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! (And in fact, as a tribute to the group's success, the album was initially named Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, but quickly retitled Moanin in this version, after the big hit single!) CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ BrainstormStormin' ... LP
Tabu, 1977. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A set that definitely lives up to its title – a stone stormer from Brainstorm – one of the tightest funky ensembles of their generation, and one of the few who could go deep while still laying down a groove! The set's got a perfect balance of modes – enough of the appeal of bigger mainstream funk acts of the time, but also some righteous undercurrents that really show the group's roots – both in the approach of the lyrics, and in the jazzy instrumentation of the backings – which often show a righteous side of the group that's mighty surprising! The record's one that just grows and grows with each new listening, and is put together with some great sharp-edged production by Jerry Peters – who has a way of showcasing all the most interesting elements, while still keeping things focused too. Titles include the classic "Wake Up & Be Somebody" and "Loving You Is Really My Game" – plus "Waiting For Someone", "We Know A Place", "Hangin' On", "Easy Thangs", and "This Must Be Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Marion BrownPorto Novo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $24.99
Genius early work from reedman Marion Brown – an album that was originally only issued overseas, where it was recorded – as part of that legacy that's always had Brown getting a lot more attention in Europe than back at home! Yet the record's a monster that stands equally with Marion's seminal sides for Impulse and ESP – and is maybe even bolder than both of them, as Brown blows alto in a loose trio – with Maarten Van Altena on bass and Han Bennink on drums – in a mode that definitely puts the "free" in free jazz – recorded before the start of both FMP and BYG! Yet there's also that sensitive, soulful quality that makes Brown so great – that element in the music that's always had recordings like these as key pointers forwards to the loft jazz years on the NYC scene – a brilliant blend of freedom and inner spirit – on titles that include "Sound Structure", "QBIC", "Porto Novo", and "Similar Limits". CD

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Norman BrownJust Between Us ... CD
Verve, 1992. Used ... $3.99
The first ever album from smoothly soulful jazz guitarist Norman Brown – produced by Norman Connors, and a really nice, tight set that stands up as a shining example of what smooth jazz could and should have been in the early 90s! The tight sound and the crisp, clean production is near perfect – and the performances bring genuine emotion and real soul. Players include Herman Jackson and Ziggy Linsey on keys, Paulinho DaCosta on percussion, Ronnie Laws on soprano sax and Chuck Morris on drums. Titles include "Stormin'", "Just Between Us", "East Meets West", "Love's Holiday", a nice take on the Stevie Wonder classic "Too High", "Something Just For You", "Here To Stay", "Moonlight Tonight", "Sweet Taste" and "Inside". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Milt BucknerMilt Buckner – The Early Years ... LP
Official (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Cooler than usual for Milt Buckner – a set that features very early recordings with Milt on both piano and organ – more R&B than jazz, and issued on labels that include MGM, 20th Century, and Scooter as singles! LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdBlack Byrd ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went onto forever change the face of jazz funk! After rumbling around for a few years attempting electric styles that really didn't fit his mode, Donald wisely hooked up with Larry, and hit a groove here that would carry him for many many years. The album's a masterpiece of soul – heavy production with great keyboards, creating a nice set of grooves that let Byrd solo over the top, sounding better than he had in years! Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Flight Time", "Sky High", "Black Byrd", "Slop Jar Blues", "Mr Thomas", and the prophetically-titled "Where Are We Going?" CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Black Byrd ... LP 14.99

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Pete & Conte CandoliBell, Book, & Candoli ... LP
Dot, Late 50s. Good ... $6.99
Pretty cool work from west coast trumpeting brothers Pete & Conte Candoli – released to coincide with their appearance in Bell, Book, & Candle, where they worked in a small jazz combo fronted by Jack Lemmon (as a warlock!) on bongos! The style of the tracks is similar to those in the film – two trumpets up front, with groovy beat-era style backing that has a guitar echoing out in cool ways that give the tracks more of an edge than some of the brothers' other work from the time. Tracks include "Bell Book & Candoli", "Hey Bellboy", "Pagoda", "Night Walk", "Spanish Carnival", and "I May Be Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Record has light surface noise.)

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CaravanFor Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Decca/Universal (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A record with a bit of a gag in the title, but a set that has the mighty Caravan at their classic best – simply soaring to the skies on some of the best-crafted prog lines of their generation! The lineup has shifted a bit from before – only core members Pye Hastings on guitar and Richard Coughan on drums – but the sound is still wonderful, as Dave Sinclair steps on with lots of cool work on keyboards – and the group get assorted guest help from Brit jazz giants who include Tony Coe on tenor, Pete King on flute and alto, Henry Lowther on trumpet, Frank Rocotti on congas, and Rubert Hine on Arp! Peter Geoffrey Richardson is also a core member of the group, and provides electric viola at many spots – an instrument which doesn't change the Caravan sound, so much as slide right in and expand it. Titles include "The Dog The Dog He's At It Again", "A Hauting We Shall Go", "Headloss", "Surprise Surprise", "Memory Lain Hugh", and "C'Thlu Thlu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elizeth CardosoOutra Vez Elizeth ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
A great later album from samba singer Elizeth Cardoso – one that has a sophisticated sound that really matches her maturing vocals, thanks to a nice dose of jazz in the mix! Elizeth approaches the lyrics like a grand dame of Brazilian music – with a subtle sense of majesty touched by just the right of lived experience to really make the lyrics resonate – all warmed up by these really nice arrangements from Sergio Carvalho, who also plays a bit of acoustic and electric piano on the set too. Dori Caymmi arranges in a few points with Sergio, and also plays piano – and titles include "Prezado Amigo", "Viver Por Esperar", "Velha Poeira", "O Nosso Olhar", "Olha Moco", and "Bebeco E Doca". CD

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Chicago GangstersI Choose You/Don't Be Gone ... 7-inch
Gold Plate, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
Nice stuff! Although the Chicago Gangsters are more known as a funky group, this single highlights two sides of their more mellow material – which is great! "I Choose You" is the famous Willie Hutch cut off The Mack, filtered through a rawer New Jersey style of soul. "Don't Be Gone" has a righteous "Love Jones" type of approach – with nice dramatic flourishes behind the main lyric, and some good jazzy riffing in the back! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Alice ColtraneEternity ... LP
Warner/Antarctica Starts Here, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Seminal 70s work from one of the most righteous jazz musicians ever! On this set, Alice Coltrane moves past the rawer spiritual sound of her Impulse albums – working with a more focused vision and an approach to jazz that takes her way past the identity of just being "Mrs Coltrane", into territory that's a more perfect expression of her spiritual vision. The approach calls for more ambitious orchestrations, yet never in a way that overwhelms the jazz basis of the music – and Alice herself is on Fender Rhodes, organ, and harp – working with players who include Fred Jackson and Hubert Laws on reeds, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, George Bohannon on trombone, Charlie Haden on bass, Ben Riley on drums, and Armando Peraza on congas. Titles include "Spiritual Eternal", "Om Supreme", "Morning Workshop", "Wisdom Eye", and "Los Caballos". LP, Vinyl record album

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Norman ConnorsYou Are My Starship ... CD
Buddah/Right Stuff, 1976. Used ... $6.99
A masterpiece of mellow soul and jazzy grooves from the groundbreaking Norman Connors – an album that sails to the stars on a sweet blend of mellow moments and more upbeat tracks too! The record features some crucial vocal talents from Michael Henderson and Phyllis Hyman – both relative newcomers here, and making a great transition from jazz to soul with Connors help – hitting this amazing territory that would inform countless other artists in years to come – but never be done again this well! The instrumentation is wonderful, too – schooled in the jazz roots of Connors' music – and featuring Gary Bartz on alto, and both Hubert Eaves and Onaje Allen Gumbs on keyboards. Titles include the seminal title cut "You Are My Starship" – one of the best late night slowjams ever – plus remakes of "The Creator Has a Master Plan" and "Betcha By Golly Wow" – and the cuts "So Much Love", "Just Imagine", and "We Both Need Each Other". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available You Are My Starship ... LP 6.99

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $1.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
Also available Kind Of Blue (2CD legacy edition) ... CD 4.99

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Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... CD
Columbia, 1960. Used ... $2.99
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece.)
Also available Sketches Of Spain (with bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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Reynald Crazy Frenchman DeschampsDJ Breaks Classics Vol 3 ... LP
Underworld, 1991. Very Good ... $3.99
The label says mixed and produced by the Crazy Frenchman, but Pal Joey had a big hand in this one too. 6 tracks of popping jazzy house, early 90s NY style: "Earth people Dance Party Mix", "Eurofunk", "Philly Mix 1891", "House Master Groove (tonight)", "2 Soul Bonus Beat" and "Earth People Party Mix (inst)". LP, Vinyl record album
(In an Apexton sleeve.)

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Paul DesmondPaul Desmond Quintet/Quartet (Desmond/Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don Elliott) ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... $5.99
A key look at the early career of alto genius Paul Desmond – work recorded in the 50s away from the company of Dave Brubeck – a real rarity for the time! The first 8 tracks on the set are from the unique Desmond album – a session that features 4 tracks with Paul in a quintet with Dick Collins on trumpet and Dave Van Kriedt on tenor sax – working without a piano, and in a fluid-grooving style that recalls a lot of the Gerry Mulligan style of the time. The other 4 tracks from the set are even more unique – and have Desmond blowing dreamily over a "with voices" chorus – done with the Bill Bates singers in a style that's warmer than similar work by Charlie Parker, and which really points the way towards some of the Desmond solo genius of the 60s. The remaining 8 tracks on the set are from the Paul Desmond Quartet With Don Elliott – and a gem of a set that sounds quite different than even the other two on the set! The group's a quartet, playing again with no piano – and features Don Elliott on trumpet, Norman Bates (Joe from the Brubeck group) on bass, and Joe Chevrolet (aka Joe Doge, also from Brubeck) on drums – all swinging in an airy mode that's kind of a cross between Desmond's work with the Brubeck group, and some of Gerry Mulligan's early 50s recordings. Titles include "A Watchman's Carroll", "Jazzabelle", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Sacre Blues", and "Line For Lyons". CD

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DexterTrip ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2013. Used ... $8.99
Funky hip hop beatcraft laced with far out psychedelic samples from German producer Dexter – and it's a trip, alright – a far out funky one at that! Dexter lays down a thick layer of hypnotic beats underneath a sprawling batch of sampled sounds from the psychedelic area and beyond, but Dex's craft is at the forefront. This is a compelling batch of (mostly) instrumental tracks that blend timelessly tripped out hip hop, heavy jazz, funk and psych samples – particularly the wild bits psych era bits of film dialogue! Includes "Once Gain Back (Tune In)", "San Francisco" with DJ Adlib, "Walk With Us", "Psychedelic Club Scene", "Rainbow Flight", "Teenage Mother", "With Ease", "Hippie Revolt (Turn On)", "You & I", "Dexy Lovecraft", "Acido (Heavyyy)", "Never Knew", "Pictures" featuringJosa Peit, "Summerdays (Drop Out)" and more. CD

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Ron Di Salvio & Bart PlatteauPuglia Suite ... CD
Blujazz, 2017. Used ... $4.99
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EmotionsDon't Ask My Neighbors – The Columbia/Arc Recordings (Flowers/Rejoice/Sunbeam/Come Into Our World/New Affair/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/ (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
Amazing box set – five full albums of material, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Flowers – a soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the instrumentation as well! The girls break out of the rootsier style used on their earlier Stax recordings, and manage to fit perfectly with the jazzy tinges of the new grooves – and, along with Ramsey Lewis and EWF, the Emotions were part of a hugely successful trinity during the late 70s – one that took the indie soul roots of the Chicago scene and turned it into landmark big business for Columbia Records. The album's got a new approach to female group soul that would go onto shape R&B for years to come – and titles include "Flowers", "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", "We Go Through Changes", "Special Part", and "You've Got The Right To Know". Next is Rejoice – a huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls miles from their rougher, rootsier soul of the Stax/Volt years – yet like all the best EWF records of the time, the sound is also plenty soulful, with lots of righteous undercurrents. The album includes the group's wonderful track "Don't Ask My Neighbors", a heavenly tune that builds on a long tradition of sweet female soul from Chicago; the super-huge "Best Of My Love", a hit on dancefloors and radios for years to come – and many other nice numbers like "Blessed", "How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away", and "Key To My Heart". Sunbeam is great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey sound that provides a perfect spiritual edge to the girls vocals – taking them way past the hits, into much more sophisticated soul territory. There's a beautifully righteous vibe going on throughout – a sound that's almost like Minnie Riperton at her 70s Capitol best – and titles include "Love Vibes", "Walking The Line", "Time Is Passing By", "I Wouldn't Lie", "Smile", and "Spirit Of Summer". Come Into Our World has the sweet Emotions at the top of their game – one of the brilliant albums that has the soulful trio working hand in hand with Earth Wind & Fire! The girls were plenty great in their early years, but working with Maurice White and company, they really took off – hitting a whole new level that really unlocked some deeply spiritual power in their vocals! And sure, the approach also yielded the group plenty of hits – but for good reason, too – given the classic quality and all-great nature of a set like this. Maurice White produced, and the lineup is filled with plenty of Earth Wind & Fire players too – working with some great arrangements from Tom Tom 84, Wade Marcus, and others. Tunes are balanced between clubby numbers and some nice midtempo moments – and titles include "Where Is Your Love", "Cause I Love You", "Come Into My World", "On & On", "I Should Be Dancing", "Layed Back", and "Yes I Am". New Affair has The Emotions breaking free a bit from the Earth Wind & Fire influence, and grooving nicely with a sweet 80s feel! The girls' voices are still quite wonderful – some of the deepest harmonies in the female soul world at the time – and the tunes kick it up nicely in a blend of snapping bassy club tracks and mellower cuts that sweetly sway with their great vocals! Loads of wonderful tracks – and an album not to miss! Titles include "Turn It Out", "There'll Never Be Another Moment", "Now That I Know", "Love Lies", "When You Gonna Wake Up", and "Here You Come Again". 3CD set features 8 bonus tracks – including "Boogie Wonderland (12" mix", "Don't Ask My Neighbors (single version)", "I Should Be Dancin (single version)", "My Baby Dance", "Changes", "Where Is Your Love (single version)", and "Flowers (single version)". CD

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Fabriano FuzionCosmic Sindika ... LP
Beau Monde (France), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A beautiful blend of global rhythm and jazz – served up by bassist/berimbau player Serge Fabriano – a musician with equal ties to Paris and Guadeloupe, but who works here in a style that's completely his own! The music isn't as directly tied to other Guadeloupe rhythms as other Parisian projects of this nature – but maybe that's because the leader's handling bass, instead of piano or percussion – an instrument he uses very much upfront in the mix, to chart a path that the others then follow along with a strong sense of energy and improvisation! The group features, the great Alain Jean-Marie on piano, plus Edouard Labor on tenor and soprano sax, and Pierre Labor on alto – and although there are vocals on the record, the instrumentation seems to get even more time in the spotlight – on titles that include "Kosmos 1", "Kaladja Vivilo 2, "Karibean Suite", "Se Kon Sa", and "Manege". LP, Vinyl record album

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 2 – Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes (medieval cover) ... LP
Takoma, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A legendary early 60s Takoma record by foremost fingerstyle folk guitar pioneer John Fahey, with his trademark expansions on traditional influences, and all around otherworldly approach to six strings! This was essentially Fahey's second proper LP (hence the Vol 2 designation in the title) and you can hear it's profound influence in latter day outsider folk AN more broadly popular guitarists, from folk, to blues, rock and even jazz – hugely important work! 12 tracks in all: "John Henry Variations", "The Downfall Of The Adelphi Rolling Grist Mill", "Take A Look At That Baby", "Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Phillip XIV", "America", "Episcopal Hymn", "Sunflower River Blues", "When The Springtime Comes Again", "Stomping Tonight On The Pennsylvania/Alabama Border", "On The Beach At Waikiki" and "Spanish Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and gold label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, splitting in the bottom seam, and clear tape on the spine.)

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Georgie FameBallad Of Bonnie & Clyde ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the few American albums ever issued by Georgie Fame – a great set of tracks from his early CBS years, put together with a package that was bound to appeal to US fans digging the Bonnie & Clyde movie! The work here is a hip mix of jazz, soul, and R&B styles – all served up with that Georgie Fame charm that made his music unlike anyone else's at the time. And although we're not sure, it appears that there's a few tracks here that might not have been issued on LP back in the UK – as the set list features 11 tracks that include "Mellow Yellow", "Bullets La Verne", "This Is Always", "Side By Side", "Blue Prelude", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Ask Me Nice", "When I'm Sixty Four", and "The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Label has a name in marker. Cover has some wear and a small cutout grommet.)

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Fat Jon The Ample Soul PhysicianWave Motion (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Young Heavy Souls, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 32.98
An early classic solo jam from Fat Jon – one of our favorite underground hip hop beat wizards in the immediate post millennium – and a more than ample effort that still sounds great today! Combining his Dyslexic and Stasis EPs, it features a trademark batch Fat Jon's chilled out hip hop excursions into the realm of jazzy tone science. The beats here are fairly straight forward and snap nicely to keep it in head nodding territory, but his signature atmospheric production style is still floating nicely over the filtered basslines and crisp drum loops. Includes "Where?", "Feel The Void", "Visual Music", "For Stress", 'Wet Secrets", "Automated Life Machines" and "Surrection". 2019 version includes a couple extra tracks: "Trust You" and "Rain Dance Instrumental". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple colored vinyl pressing.)

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Piotr FigielGdzies Kiedys (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pronit/GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet funky keyboards from Piotr Figie – a Polish jazz musician who you might know from earlier Hammond records – working here in a late 70s mix of electric funk and club! There's a bit of vocals in the music at times – not so much a lead singer, so much as the kind of vocalizations that might be used alongside some keys – the way that Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith had some vocals on some of their bigger arrangements in the mid 70s. Other tracks are nice and lean, though – and the range of keyboards really changes, so that there's even some unexpected moogy moments next to more familiar electric piano lines. Titles include "Agent 008", "Gdzies Kiedys", "Refleksja", "Nokaut", "Czas Nocy", and "Powrocisz Tu". CD also features 8 more very cool bonus tracks – instrumentals from an unused 1977 film score, served up with lots of sweet moog and Rhodes moments! CD

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and mostly split seams.)

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Ella FitzgeraldLullabies Of Birdland ... CD
Decca, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
Seminal pre-Verve work by Ella Fitzgerald – a variety of early singles from the late 40s and early 50s, collected together in one full album by Decca! Even at this point in her career, the Fitzgerald magic is firmly in place – sensitively taking on familiar lyrics on some tunes, scatting breezily on others – all with a lot more jazz in the mix than her contemporaries, but not nearly as much pyrotechnics as the bebop-era vocalese crowd. Backings are by Sy Oliver on many numbers, by small groups on others – and a few tracks feature backing vocals by the Ray Charles singers. Titles include "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Rough Ridin", "Smooth Sailing", "Later", "Ella Hums The Blues", "How High The Moon", "Air Mail Special", and "Flying Home". CD

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