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✨✧ Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Nathaniel Merriweather Presents – LovageMusic To Make Love To Your Old Lady By ... CD
75 Ark/Tommy Boy, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hip hop for the Gainsbourg fan? This Handsome Boy Modeling School spin off has Nathaniel Merriweather, aka Dan The Automator, working in his smoothest, sexiest, loungiest mode ever! Like Handsome Boy, Lovage is packed to the rafters with mysterious guest appearances, including the turntable and mixing skills of Kid Koala, Chest "Prince Paul" Rockwell, Afrika Bambaataa, and Maseo of De La Soul. Guest vocalists include Jennifer Charles of Elysian Fields, Damon Albarn, and Mike Patton. Tracks include "Ladies Love Chest Rockwell", "Pit Stop (Take Me Home)", "Anger Management", "Everyone Has A Summer They Want To Remember", "To Catch A Thief", "Lies And Alibis", "Book Of The Month", "Strangers On A Train", "Sex (I'm A)", "Tea Time With Maseo", "Herbs, Good Hygiene, & Socks", and the best song named after a bad Burt Reynolds movie ever, "Stroker Ace". CD
(Out of print.)
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Mark TurnerLathe Of Heaven ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. Used ... $12.99
Majestic music from tenorist Mark Turner – a set that has him soaring gently with trumpeter Avishai Cohen, a partner who really seems to make the record sparkle! The group's a quartet, with no piano – just Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums – and the tenor and trumpet do a great job of carving lines in open space, but with a fullness and focus that's quite different than an ECM date like this might have sounded decades back. The record really lives up to Turner's great legacy, but also has a unique sort of power as well – and all tunes are original compositions, with titles that include "Lathe Of Heaven", "Sonnet For Stevie", "Brother Sister 2", "Ethan's Line", and "The Edenist". CD

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AgnarkeaBlack Helicopters ... LP
Natural Sciences, 2018. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Mark MurphyRah ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Great early work by Mark Murphy – a set that's different than the cool breeziness of his 70s work, and done with an approach that's a lot hipper than most of his 60s contemporaries! Ernie Wilkins handles the arrangements, and there's a rollicking soul jazz groove here that's a bit unusual for Murphy – but which makes for a nice change from his earlier work for Decca or Capitol. As with most of Mark's records, the tunes are very well-chosen, and go way past the obvious – a set list that includes Fran Landesman's great "Stoppin The Clock", Jon Hendricks' lyrics to Horace Silver's "Doodlin", Annie Ross' famous vocalese version of "Twisted", and hip takes on jazz standards "Green Dolphin Street", "Milestones", and "Out Of This World". CD
(Out of print. Tray card is missing one spine.)

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Mark Ronson & The Business IntlMark Ronson & The Business Intl ... CD
Columbia, 2010. Used ... $1.99
A pretty great, genre boundary busting effort from producer, turntablist, behind-the-curtain creative wiz Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – his studio collective that includes Q-Tip, Ghostface, MDNR, funky drummer & Dap-King Homer Steinweiss, keyboard player Victor Axelrod, members of Duran Duran and others! It should be a mess, but it turns out to be pretty much irresistible – Ronson has an ear for a hook – be it funk, hip hop, turntablism, electro or 80s new wave steeped pop. Titles include "Bang Bang Bang", "The Bike Song", "Somebody To Love Me", "Introducing The Business", "Hey Boy", "Missing Words", "The Night Last Night" and more. CD
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Markus RutzBlueprints Figure One – Frameworks ... CD
Origin, 2020. Used ... $7.99
Heartfelt yet exciting work from Chicago trumpeter Markus Rutz – heavy on originals, but with distinctive takes on classics by Wayne Shorter, Charlie Parker and another couple of covers – a covering a lot of stylistic terrain while keeping it cohesive and close to home. Markus has a great knack for project driven jazz without getting bogged down in concept album cliche or overworked plotting – his previous showing strong ties to his Chicago and Illinois roots, this one paying homage to family and mentors, in timeless musical form. Players include Brice Winston, Adrian Ruiz, Matt Gold, Marcos Varela, Xavier Breaker, Marcus Evans and Heitor Garcia. Includes "The Compass", "The Musicianer", "Gusto, As In Mucho", "Limbo", "September In The Rain", "Syndrome", "Shipmates", "and "Segment". CD
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Also available Blueprints Figure One – Frameworks ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Clark TerryClark Terry's Big Bad Band Live At The Wichita Jazz Festival 1974 ... LP
Vanguard, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A crowd-pleasing cooker from Clark Terry – a set recorded live before a very appreciative audience, and in a hipper 70s mode than you'd expect! The album's one of those great jazz efforts that was put together by Ed Bland – who seems to bring a nice sense of bounce, soul, and groove to the set – working with arrangements by Jimmy Heath, Phil Woods, Ernie Wilkins, and others who manage to keep Clark out of hoke territory, and into a very tightly swinging 70s big band groove. Other players include Jimmh Heath, Phil Woods, Richard Williams, Charles Davis, and Duke Jordan – and the tunes are lively and soulful throughout! Titles include "Randi", "Cold Tater Stomp", "Sheba", "Mumbles", "Una Mas", and "Nefertiti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sun Ra ArkestraFondation Maeght Nights, Vol 2 ... CD
Jazz View, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary performance by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – and for good reason, too! The album was initially issued on a hard-to-find French import, but has cropped up in other formats over the years – and it's a stellar live date that really illustrates the group at their soulful best! Ra definitely goes past the usual here – and focuses the energy of the ensemble in a way that makes the whole extended performance very captivating throughout – especially in the way the group can get totally free at some spots, and perform with subtle, soulful tones at others. The lineup includes Marshall Allen on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, Pat Patrick on baritone and bass clarinet, Danny Davis on alto and flute, James Jacson on clarinet and flute, Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Danny Thompson on baritone and bassoon, Alan Silva on bass, Rashied Salim on vibes, and vocals by June Tyson, Gloristeena Knight, and Verta Grosvenor. Ra himself plays moog, piano, organ, electric piano, and "intergalactic instruments"! Volume two kicks off with "Friendly Galaxy" – featuring great accompaniment from Silva – before it slides into a great extended take on "Spontaneous Simplicity". Other tracks include the 3 part epic "Black Myth", "Sky", and "The World Of Lightening". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clark Terry & Marian McPartlandMarian McPartland's Piano Jazz – Conversation & Music As Heard On National Public Radio ... CD
Jazz Alliance, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marian McPartland on piano & Clark Terry on trumpet, flugelhorn & vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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Joan Baez75th Birthday Celebration (2 CDs & DVD) ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2016. Used 2CD & DVD ... $12.99
... CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ BellcrashSuzume Park ... CD
Sunshine Enterprises (Austria), 2004. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
Great great stuff – and for some folks, THE album by Kenny Burrell! This classic set features the guitarist in a quintet with Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on conga – a really great lineup that sparkles with soulful imagination, and moves with a very rhythmic groove – thanks to Ray's extra percussion contribution on the bottom! Burrell's guitar somehow seems a bit harder and grittier than ever – and titles include the classic groover "Chittlins Con Carne", an early jazz dance classic – plus "Soul Lament", "Wavy Gravy", and "Mule". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Midnight Blue (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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Johnny CashMan In Black – Live In Denmark 1971 ... CD
Columbia, 1971. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
A stellar concert from The Man In Black – and a set we'd rank right up there with the prison-based live that Johnny Cash recorded in the 60s! The material here is handled wonderfully – and recorded equally well, too – and in addition to a number of very strong performances by Johnny alone, the set also features some guest appearances that include solo numbers by Carl Perkins, The Carter Family, and The Statler Brothers – as well as Cash performances with most of them, and a few duets with June Carter Cash! Titles include Johnny on versions of "Sunday Mornin Comin Down", "I Walk The Line", "Guess Things Happen That Way", "Man In Black", and "Me & Bobby McGee"; duets with June on "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Darlin Companion", and "If I Were A Carpenter"; "Matchbox" and "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins; "Flowers On The Wall" and "Bed Of Roses" by The Statler Brothers; "Song To Mama" by The Carter Family; and variations of Johnny with other acts on "Rock Of Ages", "No Need To Worry", and "Children Go Where I Send Thee". CD

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Petula ClarkColor My World/Who Am I ... LP
Warner, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Green label stereo W7 pressing, in a mono cover with Stereo sticker and cut corner.)

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✨✧ Stanley ClarkeJourney To Love ... CD
Columbia, 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Stanley Clarke may be on a journey to love – but that doesn't mean that the album's to sweet or romantic! Many tracks here still have the harder edge and sharper lines you'd expect from Clarke's key 70s fusion reputation – the kind of rock-influenced styles that crossed over big at the time to huge new audiences – and which made Stan way more than just another electric jazz musician. Some moments feature a large array of backup players, but others are quite spacious, and almost contemplative – filled with those new notes Clarke was getting out of his instrument at the time! Titles include "Silly Putty", "Journey To Love", "Hello Jeff", "Song To John", and "Concerto For Jazz/Rock Orchestra". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stanley ClarkeRocks Pebbles & Sand/Let Me Know You ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1980/1982. New Copy ... $8.99
Funky fusion galore – two Stanley Clarke albums on a single CD! Rocks Pebbles & Sand is killer work from Stanley – a set to start off the 80s, but still very much in that unique blend of jazz, rock, and soul he forged so well in the 70s! The set begins with really heavy drums and bass – nicely propelled, but never too strong or too jamming – a great balance that really sets the pace well for the record as Clarke and the combo pulsate through a range of nice little numbers – often linked with a cool motorcycle sound effect! There's a few 80s touches, mostly in the keyboards, but these are never too modern – and all used very nicely. Titles include the extended "Story Of A Man & A Woman" suite – plus "Danger Street", "All Hell Broke Loose", "Rocks Pebbles & Sand", and "Underestimation". On Let Me Know You, Stanley Clarke's a lot more soul-based than fusion – but that's A-OK with us, because we like this sort of work a lot better than his jamming jazz rock of the 70s! The record's got a great mellow soul vibe – laidback and gently stepping – sometimes in a way that's a bit commercial, but never with as many of the cloying styles as hurt other records like this at the time. Stan sings, plays bass and guitar, and other players include Greg Phillinganes on Fender Rhodes and mini-moog, Ndugu Chancler on drums, Michael Sembello on guitar, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion. Titles include "Straight To The Top", "Let Me Know You", "You Are The One For Me", "Play The Bass", "New York City", and "Secret To My Heart". CD

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Jerry Cook Quartet +Walk In The Park ... CD
Cellar Live (Canada), 2020. Used ... $9.99
Jerry Cook on tenor saxophone, Chris Gestrin on paino, John Lee on bass, Jesse Cahill on drums & Dave Sikula on guitar. CD
(Slight mark through back of case.)

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Stefon HarrisBlack Action Figure (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99 26.99
Brilliant work from Stefon Harris – one of the boldest voices on vibes of his generation– with a sound that resonates strongly with older work by Bobby Hutcherson and Walt Dickerson! Like both of those players, Harris has a way of approaching the vibes that is freshly modern, yet also strongly rhythmic and swinging – a groove that comes out even on the more experimental numbers in the set, and which makes the album resonate with colors and tones that few others on the instrument can match. The overall sound here is marked by Greg Osby's presence in the group and his production – but thankfully, those elements are a bit underplayed – and other players on the record include Steve Turre on trombone and Jason Moran on piano. Titles include "Feline Blues", "There Is No Greater Love", "Of Things To Come", "Bass Vibes", "Collage", "The Alchemist", "Chorale", "Faded Beauty", and "After The Day Is Done". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arto Lindsay/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark/Phil SudderbergLargest Afternoon ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
A set that's brimming over with improvising jazz talent – but one that's an especially great reminder of the guitar genius of the great Arto Lindsay! Lindsay is amazing here – playing with energy to match the brilliance of Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee – which is really saying a lot, and which has us almost feeling like a younger version of Arto's self stepped forward straight from the New York no wave scene, in order to create a pan-historical bridge with the improvising strengths of the Corbett Vs Dempsey universe! Drummer Phil Sudderberg is wonderful too – a master of sounds and moments – and the short tracks allow for plenty of sharp changes, and shifts in energy between each selection. McPhee blows alto, tenor, and pocket trumpet – and Vandermark is on tenor, baritone, and clarinet – on titles that include "The Push & Pull Beneath The Surface", "She Must Have Known", "Whether You Were There Or Not", "When I Lose Any Sense Of Perspective", and "The World's Longest Afternoon". CD

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✨✧ Richard MarksNever Satisfied – The Complete Works 1968 to 1976 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 24.99
An artist you might not know at all – but one you'll be digging plenty after hearing this wonderful set! Richard Marks is a guitarist and singer with a very funky, very gritty sound – really right up there with the best of the funky 45 underground of the time – which makes this overstuffed package feel like you've just inherited a sweet stack of rare 7" singles! Marks hardly made it outside of his hometown of Atlanta – but did work over the years with stars like Al Green and Eddie Kendricks – but, thankfully for us, he left behind a strong legacy of small label singles, nearly all of which are included in this beautiful set – along with a full book that tells the tale of Richard's time outside the limelight, plus lots of photos, images, and notes on the music. Titles include "Funky Fingers", "Never Satisfied", "Don't Take It Out On Me", "I'm With You Love", "Pretty Woman Pass On By", "Innocent Bystander", "Speak Now", "Purple Haze", "Why Did You Leave Me", and "Crackerjack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP package – with special 20 page book and download card!)
Also available Never Satisfied – The Complete Works 1968 to 1976 (CD with book) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerKo Ko Vol 1 ... CD
Spotlight, Mid 40s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Groovin' High", "Street Beat", "Cheers", "Bird's Nest", "Moose The Mooch", "Lover Man", and "Congo Blues". CD
(NOTE: tray card is wrinkled from water damage, booklet is clean but a litttl wavy.)

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Little Junior ParkerPretty Baby/That's Alright ... 7-inch
Duke, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Paul ParkerRight On Target/Pushin' Too Hard ... 12-inch
Megatone, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Megatone sleeve, with some light wear and a small peeled spot.)

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Van Dyke ParksClang Of The Yankee Reaper ... LP
Warner, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The last of Van Dyke Parks' classic early trio of albums for Warner Brothers – and possibly the straightest of the bunch! Parks continues the exploration of ersatz Americana explored on his previous two records – but his approach here is sometimes a bit gentler, almost sentimental at times – as if he's been pulled more strongly into the matrix of history and geography that's always informed his work. Production is still great – although not handled by Van Dyke this time around – and instrumentation includes a fair bit of steel drums, showing Parks' continuing love of the form. (He was one of the instrument's biggest mainstream champions in the early 70s.) Titles include "Soul Train", "Cannon In D", "You're A Real Sweetheart", "Another Dream", "Pass That Stage", "City On The Hill", "Iron Man", and "Love Is The Answer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Pere UbuTerminal Tower – An Archival Collection, Non LP Singles & B Sides 1975 to 1980 ... CD
Suite Beat, 1985. Used ... $6.99
Not an original full length album from Pere Ubu, but a set that's as crucial to their catalog as any of the first few records – as it brings together all their important early 7" singles, including titles issued on the Hearthan label, and some UK releases on Rough Trade and Chrysalis! Together, the tracks really show the young genius of Dave Thomas and the group – and demonstrate that stunning blend of Ohio roots – that punky/arty mode that always made the Cleveland and Akron scenes so different than the rest of the country. Titles include the classic "30 Seconds Over Tokyo", plus "Final Solution", "Heart Of Darkness", "Cloud 149", "Untitled", "My Dark Ages", "The Book Is On The Table", "Heaven", "Lonesome Cowboy Dave", and "Not Happy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tenth & ParkerTwenty: Twelve ... CD
Disorient/Mr Bongo (UK), 2001. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly nice full-length from Tenth & Parker – a well-done set of tracks that works around jazzy samples, keyboard riffs, and some occasional guest vocals from Mark Murphy! The group's got the same talent for mixing classic sources and new grooves as United Future Organization – with whom Murphy's also worked – and his tracks especially stand out as nice ones, using a bit of a hipster jazz approach that's very different vocally from his 70s work. Jenny Burrell and Billie Godfrey guest on a few other tunes, and other tracks have an instrumental groove-based approach with a sunny finish – and titles include "10 Miles", "Superstar", "Millennium Riddle Song", "Maverick", "Mirage", "Love Almighty", "Warm & Mellow", "Rollin Like Thunder", and "Intro". CD

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✨✧ VariousPanama! – Latin, Calypso, & Funk On The Isthmus 1965 to 1975 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
An incredible musical discovery – and some really mindblowing grooves from a previously untapped source! As the title implies, Panama's a real crossroads of musical styles – bits of Latin, funk, and other Caribbean influences – all simmering together in the hot sun of the Isthmus, cooking up in grooves that are totally unique! The style here is still funk-based enough to appeal to fans of African or Brazilian grooves from the same period – but there's lots of unusual instrumental touches, twists, and turns that really make these tracks sparkle – a bit like some of the work from Belize on Numero's groundbreaking collection! As always with Soundway, the collection of tracks is no mistake – and each tune is presented with notes on the material and other helpful details – all to enforce the groove-conscious collection of music! Plenty funky throughout, and with a total of 15 tracks that includes "New Bag" by The Exciters, "Panama Esta Bueno Y Ma" by Los Exagerados, "Viva Panama" by Papi Brandao & Sus Ejecutivos, "Con Los Caballeros" by Los Caballeros De Colon, "Old Buzzard" by Los Silvertones, "Viva Tirado" by Los Mozambiques, "Let Me Do My Thing" by Los Dinamicos Exiters, "Soy Solo Para Ti" by Victor Boa Y Su Musica, "Nana Nina" by Busy Y Sus Magnificos, "Exciters Theme" by The Exciters, and "Descarga Tentacion" by Bolita Y Su Tentacion Latina. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Susan Alcorn/Joe McPhee/Ken VandermarkInvitation To A Dream (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from three great improvisers – two of whom we've known and loved for years, one of whom we're just beginning to discover! The trio features Ken Vandermark on tenor and clarinet, Joe McPhee on soprano sax and pocket trumpet, and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar – the last of which is an instrument that's used in very different, very unconventional ways – more like a subtle sonic element, but still with some musical qualities – which then seems to create the same sort of balance in McPhee and Vandermark, both of whom are more fragile, more sensitive here than we've heard them in years! There's still a few more fully-blown passages, but the real beauty of the record lies in the more subtle sonic interplay, which is magical throughout. Titles include "Invitation To A Dream", "The Eyes Of Memory", "Rise & Rise", "Every Season Has Its Reason", and "I Am Because You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Invitation To A Dream ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyMoanin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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!) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Keith JarrettDark Intervals ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1988. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A live performance from pianist Keith Jarrett, recorded at Suntory Hall in Tokyo – but one that's a bit different than some of the solo sets that came earlier in his career, as it's got both a different sound and different style overall! The tracks here aren't side-long improvisations, and instead are shorter tunes that offer up a compressed version of the freewheeling Jarrett style on the piano – still with a sense of openness that really sets Keith apart from the rest, but maybe with more pronounced melodies – although many of those are as dark as you might guess from the title! Tracks include "Fire Dance", "Ritual Prayer", "Hymn", "Americana", "Parallels", and "Entrance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)
Also available Dark Intervals ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ VariousGunsmoke Vol 5 – Dark Tales Of Western Noir From A Ghost Town Jukebox (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The weirder side of the western music spectrum in the postwar years – not straight country tunes, but instead a whole host of songs and styles that change things up, and definitely live up to the "noir" and "jukebox" spirit in the title! Tracks include "Satan's Child" by Anita Carter, "Everglades" by Dale Hawkins, "North Winds" by Chick Lewis, "Rain Dance" by Alvie Self, "Sweet Breeze" by Vernon Green & The Phantoms, "The Trance" by Billy Dixon & The Topics, "The Great Grandfather" by Bo Diddley, "Psycho" by Jack Kittel, and "The Drifter" by Carl Perkins. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960 to 1975 (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best compilations of New Orleans funk we've ever seen! Sure, the reissue market is always filled with stuff from the Crescent City – but so many New Orleans compilations are cheapo knock-offs, designed to cash in on the drunk Jazz & Heritage crowd, or they're simplistic sets with the same 10 tracks over and over again. This wonderful batch of tunes was put together by the folks at Soul Jazz – legendary for their work in putting together serious compilations to please the novice and expert alike – and it's got some of the best overall work we've ever seen in trying to pin down New Orleans funk. Sure, there may be a few cuts on here that you've got on other sets – but there's also a lot that you won't have, and the quality of the production makes even the familiar material sparkle again. Titles include "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, "Big Chief (part 1)" by Professor Longhair, "Tell Me What's On Your Mind" by Cyril Neville, "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further" by Lee Dorsey, "Hand Clapping Song" by The Meters, "Here Come The Girls" by Ernie K Doe, "Sissy Walk" by Sonny Jones, "Free, Single, & Disengaged" by Huey Piano Smith, "Garden Of Four Trees" by The Explosions, "Mama Roux" by Dr John, "Love Lots Of Lovin" by Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris, "I've Got Reasons" by Mary Jane Hooper, "Gatur Bait" by The Gaturs, "Hip Huggin" by Robert Parker, and "Can I Be Your Squeeze" by Chuck Carbo. 24 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandLong Yellow Road (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
A 70s classic from the team of Toshiko Akioshi and Lew Tabackin – a duo who did for the jazz ensemble mode in their generation what Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland did in the 60s! The material here is wonderfully inventive – the kind of compositions that Toshiko wouldn't have even written in her smaller combo years – fleshed out here by a fantastic group that includes Lew Tabackin and Gary Foster on reeds, and Bobby Shew and Don Rader on trumpets – all in a setting where the voices of the individual members really get a lot of space to shine! Titles include "Since Perry", "Opus No Zero", "Long Yellow Road", "First Night", "Children In The Temple Ground", and "Yet Another Tear". CD
(Blu-spec CD 2 pressing!)

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AktionGroove The Funk (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The title's no like – as these guys definitely groove, and they're definitely funky too – a sweet 70s combo from the Lagos scene, and one who play with a very sharp edge at their core! Aktion make nice use of darker, downturning chords – which creates a moody feel to their funk, and a vibe that's a bit in the territory of bigger-name acts like Cymande and Blo – and like the former, they've also got a great bassist, who makes for lots of dubby currents in the rhythms! Vocals are in English, but layered in this cool way with the organ lines and riffing guitars that dominate most of the instrumentation – on titles that include "Tell Me Baby", "Play With Me", "Groove The Funk", "I Don't Have To Cry", "Masquerade", and "I've Got To Hope For Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Mose AllisonMose Chronicles – Live In London Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $5.99
Features Mose Allison on piano and vocals, Roy Babbington on bass, and Mark Taylor on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Cesar AscarrunzCesar 830 ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Lost Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and an album that may well blow away better-known work by groups like Malo, Azteca, or El Chicano! The album's near-perfect right from the start – and brings in plenty of New York elements to the groove, thanks to the inclusion of a heady amount of jazz alongside the soul, Latin, and funk elements in the grooves! The legendary Teo Macero produced and arranged – and really takes a lot of care in the studio to focus the overall energy of the tremendous talents on the record – players who include Hadley Caliman on flute and tenor, Steve Marcus on soprano sax, Benny Velarde on timbales, and Francisco Aguabella on congas – plus the trio of Cesar, Mark Levine, and Merl Sanders on keyboards. Most numbers have this really full, flowing groove – jazzy, but with a strong emphasis on the rhythms – and often touched with some great work on guitar that echoes the Santana-inspired sound of the generation, yet never in a rock way at all. Linda Tillery sings vocals on a few numbers, but the main focus is definitely instrumental – and the whole album's great – with cuts that include "See Saw Affair", "Azucar", "Descarga", "The Devil & Montezuma", "Gotta Get Away", and "Bridges". CD

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Jack Ashford & The Sound Of New DetroitDo The Choo Choo (part 1) (4:59, 3:05) ... 7-inch
Blaze, 1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Forget the "choo choo" in the title, because this tune is funky! The track snaps along with a really incredible groove – of the sort that shows what a monster Ashford was in the 70s – and with a groove that's very similar to his best blacksploitation work! There's a snap to the rhythm that we just can't explain, but which makes the tune totally infectious – especially when it breaks down for a bit and lets the guitar do its thing! Massive – and an essential piece of funk! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label on A-side has some marker.)

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Ataraxia (Mort Garson)Unexplained – Electronic Musical Impressions of the Occult (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
RCA/Sacred Bones, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... On November 6, 2020
One of the spookiest albums we've ever heard from moog maestro Mort Garson – way darker and more complex than his Wozzard Of Id or moogy horoscope projects – with a feel that's much more like his legendary Black Mass album! Like that one, there's a fair current of supernatural running through the mix – an early use of the electronics to explore the darker corners of reality, served up with lots of cool 70s occult touches – in a way that's oddly more timeless than some of the later projects of this nature from the industrial generation. Garson's range of tones is wonderful – from fuzzy bassy bits, to sparkling keyboard lines, to lots of spacey sounds in between – and titles include "I Ching", "Tarot", "Deja Vu", "Seance", "Sorcerer", and "Astral Projection". LP, Vinyl record album

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Atomic/School DaysDistil ... CD
Okka Disk, 2008. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $10.99 16.99
An explosive meeting between Atomic and Ken Vandermark's School Days combo – proof that the Chicago/Scandinavia connection is stronger than ever! The double-length performance was recorded at Chicago's Green Mill nightclub, and it features an impressive lineup with Ken Vandermark on baritone sax and bass clarinet, Havard Wiik on piano, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor, Kjell Nordeson on vibes, and Paal Nilssen-Love – all working on very long, open tracks that almost have the feel of some of the best improvising orchestra work from years back. The vibes add a nicely chromatic quality to the work amidst some of the fiercer horn passages – and titles include "Deadline", "Irrational Ceremony", "Visitors", "Andersonville", "Dark Easter", "Fort Funston", "Bunuel At The Cocktail Party", and "Closing Stages". CD

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✨✧ Patti AustinLive ... CD
GRP, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Elek BacsikBird & Dizzy – A Musical Tribute ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Mike Wofford, Buddy Clark, Warne Marsh, Oscar Brashear, Chuck Domanico, and Shelly Manne. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo imprint.)

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Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, & OthersBefore Columbus Foundation ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A hip batch of underground poetry tracks – collected together by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting the works of African-American and Native American artists! Despite the 1980 date, the collection has a feel that's similar to earlier righteous poetry albums on the Folkways label – proof that the flames were still burning strong in the underground, even though artists such as these weren't getting as much mainstream attention at the end of the 70s! Most readings are recorded live, with a relatively spare, stark sound – and performances include "Dope" by Amiri Baraka, "St Louis Woman" by Ishmael Reed, "For The Poets" by Jayne Cortez, "Bark Is What Us Dogs Do" by David Meltzer, "Flipochinos, Being Your Woman, & Pacific Lover" by Cyn Zarco, and "Artist/Art This" by Victor Hernandez Cruz. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Abelardo BarrosoCha Cha Cha ... CD
World Circuit, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Landmark recordings from Cuban singer Abelardo Barroso – one of the most expressive voices on the Havana scene – both before and after the revolution! Barroso is heard here in he company of Orquesta Sensacion – a great group with a very rhythmic vibe, and a style that's often in the best charanga mode of the period – especially that sharper style that bubbled big in Cuba before hitting the mainstream up north. Instrumentation is tight and light – very focused rhythms, piano, flute, and violin – and Abelardo's lead vocals get lots of room for these soulful, colorful inflections that really illuminate the tunes – with a range of feeling that even exceeds some of his important contemporaries. Equally great is the package – which has notes and a wonderful vintage look – overall way nicer than some of the cheaper collections of Cuban sounds on the market. Sound quality is great – and titles include "El Panquelero", "El Huerfanito", "Triste Lucha", "Bruca Manigua", "El Manisero", "La Mulata Rumbera", "Yo Ta Cansa", and "Tiene Sabor". CD

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Joe BataanAfrofilipino ... CD
Charly (UK), 1975. Used ... $18.99
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown market it was getting locked into. On the album before this one, Joe coined the term Salsoul, which he used to describe his unique mix of salsa and soul – which on this record also gets a bit of an infusion of disco, which was a brilliant move by Joe, and broke the album out of the ghetto, onto dancefloors around the world. The centerpiece of the record is Joe's funky cover of Gil Scott-Heron's classic "The Bottle" – but just about every track is great, and there's loads of excellent titles like "Chico & The Man", "Women Don't Want To Love Me", "X-Rated Symphony", "When You're Down (Funky Mambo)", and remakes of older Latin Soul tunes "What Good Is A Castle" and "Ordinary Guy". CD
(Out of print UK pressing.)

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✨✧ BazukaBazuka ... LP
A&M, 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
A pretty nice little album of soulful instrumental tracks – arranged, composed, and produced by Tony Camillo, who'd done some fine work in previous years for hit artists like Honey Cone, Freda Payne, and Chairmen Of The Board. These tracks have much more of a funky electric approach – and feature plenty of great keyboard solos on the best tracks, almost in a pop take on Herbie Hancock's mid 70s sound. A few tracks have vocals – either by Jerry Knight or Kenney Kerr – both of whom deliver the tunes with a smooth mellow approach that's different than the instrumental tracks. Titles include "Love Explosion", "Shark Bite", "Bazuka Limited", "Side Dish", and "Earthquake". LP, Vinyl record album

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BGM (Takayuki Shiraishi)Back Ground Music ... LP
Studio Mule (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $19.99
A set that's hardly background at all – as the tracks here have a lively, forward sort of energy that reminds us of our favorite post-punk experiments from the British and German scenes at the start of the 70s – done with a darkness that really resonates with the album's cover image too! There's hardly any vocals at all on the songs – other than muted, abstracted lyrics that are buried under brooding basslines, echoey drums, and fuzzy work on guitar and keyboards – all with a moody Factory Records sort of vibe – and by that, we mean Factory circa 1980, not the later sunnier years. Titles include "Neo Dancer", "And", "Repeat", "Membership Card", "Romantic Romance", and "Recovery Room". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black IvoryFeel It (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Sweet mellow soul meets the burgeoning east coast club soul sound – and the results are incredible! Leroy Burgess arranged the rhythms and Patrick Adams arranged the strings and horns – both masterfully – but it's this warm, emotionally resonant and supremely soulful Black Ivory vocal arrangements that shoot this one so high into the stratosphere. Feel It was the first album in a few years from the group, marking a bit of transition in styles from the earlier, more ballad-heavy approach, but it carries that genuinely emotional vibe really, really well. An album we've always dug, but love even more after revisiting it – we think you'll love it, too! Includes the vocal and instrumental versions of "Daily News", plus the cuts "Warm Inside", "Feel It", "Will We Ever Come Together", "You're What's Been Missing From My Life", "Love, Won't You Stay" and "All In A Day's Love". CD

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David BowieYoung Americans (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A brilliant soul album! That's right, we said SOUL album! Bowie was at the height of his Ziggy Stardust fame when this one was recorded – a drastic left-turn in styles, forged during a point in his American tour when he could take a break, head to Philly, plug in at the Sigma Sound Studios, and come up with some fantastic little soul tunes, thanks to help from Luther Vandross! The album sparkles with the best sound of Luther's early work – and you'll hear more than a bit of Luther's work on his own, and his tunes with Gregg Diamond on the set. Features the sublime tracks "Win", "Fascination", "Right", "Somebody Up There Likes Me", and "Can You Hear Me" – as well as the hits "Young Americans" and "Fame". LP, Vinyl record album

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David BowieYoung Americans (bonus tracks) ... CD
Virgin/Ryko, 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant soul album! That's right, we said SOUL album! Bowie was at the height of his Ziggy Stardust fame when this one was recorded – a drastic left-turn in styles, forged during a point in his American tour when he could take a break, head to Philly, plug in at the Sigma Sound Studios, and come up with some fantastic little soul tunes, thanks to help from Luther Vandross! The album sparkles with the best sound of Luther's early work – and you'll hear more than a bit of Luther's work on his own, and his tunes with Gregg Diamond on the set. Features the sublime tracks "Win", "Fascination", "Right", "Somebody Up There Likes Me", and "Can You Hear Me" – as well as the hits "Young Americans" and "Fame". CD
(Out of print early 90's pressing with 3 bonus tracks.)
Also available Young Americans (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Ronnie BoykinsWill Come Is Now (aka Ronnie Boykins) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ESP, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About September 18, 2020 (delayed)
A rare non-Sun Ra session from bassist Ronnie Boykins! Boykins was one of Ra's most long-term players – a key part of the Arkestra for many years – but on this album, he hits a totally different sound –and one that's somewhat spiritual as well! The group's got a great sax-heavy sound that comes from a trio of reedmen – Monty Waters, Joe Ferguson, and James Vass – handling alto, tenor, soprano, and flute between them – often in a tight line at the head, then breaking out into some wonderfully personal solos – played with such feeling that almost makes us think that Boykins was a much more sensitive musician than he ever got the chance to be with Sun Ra. The tunes have a really beautiful sense of structure and soul – and the reedmen explode beautifully with their work, alongside a remaining lineup that features Daoud Haroom on trombone, Art Lewis on percussion, and George Avaloz on congas. Titles include "Tipping On Heels", "The Third I", "The Will Come, Is Now", "Starlight At The Wonder Inn", and "Demon's Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ BrahjaBrahja (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RR Gems (Estonia), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... About November 15, 2020
Deeply textured jazz from Devin Brahja Waldman – working here in a mix of acoustic and electric modes that's not unlike some of our favorite recent material from Greg Foat – but much more complex overall, and with a stronger spiritual vibe! Waldman handles various saxes, piano, and keyboards – in a lineup that's also heavy on more keys and percussion – but always presented in a way that's layered and cohesive – not as much individual performance within the group, but an overall sound – so that familiar elements are a bit abstracted, even when the songs are tuneful and forward-flowing. There's a few moments that get slightly avant, but most of the work is in darker, moodier territory – and also features guest work from Daniel Carter on soprano sax, Margaret Morris on voice, and Sam Shalabi on guitar. Titles include "Medicine Woman", "Welcom To Wohlom", "Return Of The Good Enemy", "In The Mess", and "Just Passing Through". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Joshua Breakstone2nd Ave ... CD
Capri, 2015. Used ... $6.99
Featuring Joshua Breakstone on guitar, Lisle Atkinson on bass, Andy Watson on drums, and guest cello from Mike Richmond. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Roland BrivalWaka ... CD
Isma'a (France), 2003. Used ... $11.99
New diaspora soul from Roland Brival – a wonderful recording that's every bit as great as his classic Creole Gypsy set! Roland's working here in a hotbed of cross-cultural talents – blending together African, Caribbean, and jazz-based rhythms with a style that's extremely unique. A deeply soulful approach holds the whole thing together, and really appeals to our "dusty-honed" ears – yet the album also sparkles with a modern approach that's really fresh, and unlike anything we can think of! Titles include "Si W Mele", "To Be One", "All That You Get", "Sakitayo", "Boloko", and "Samantha Davis". Features some nice work on Fender Rhodes, and sax work by the legendary Steve Potts! CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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James BrownJames Brown – Live At Home With His Bad Self ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
A rare lost treasure from James Brown – the full, unedited version of a live concert that was cut up and butchered for the Sex Machine album – presented here for the first time ever, with a huge amount of never-issued tunes! Sex Machine was one of those "fake" concert albums from James – some original live recordings, other studio tracks tricked out – and put together in a way that never really made much sense. This set is something completely different altogether – a James Brown concert from start to finish, complete with some wickedly sharp patter from the stage – and long tunes that really show his group hitting on all burners! The lineup of musicians include three drummers at once – Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Stars, and Melvin Parker – alongside Fred Wesley on trombone, Maceo Parker on alto, Jimmy Nolen on guitar, and Charles Sherrell on bass. James himself plays a bit of organ at instrumental moments – and tracks include the never-released "Lowdown Popcorn", "World", "Spinning Wheel", "Try Me", "I Got The Feelin/Lickin Stick Lickin Stick", and "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose" – next to versions of "There Was A Time", "Say It Loud", "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing", "Mother Popcorn", and "I Can't Stand Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available James Brown – Live At Home With His Bad Self ... CD 13.99

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Ron CarterSpanish Blue ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $9.99
One of the massive Ron Carter albums from the mid 70s – and a set of 4 open-ended modal tracks that hit a similar Latin/but not Latin approach as the tracks on Coltrane's great Ole album. The group's a small one – featuring Carter on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, Jay Berliner on guitar, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, Roland Hanna on piano, and Hubert Laws on flute. Laws' playing is some of the best on the record – and his solos carry most of the songs nicely, a lot more nicely, in fact, than those on his own albums at the time. Leon Pendarvis makes a guest appearance playing electric piano on the cut "Arkansas", which is a bit funky – and other tunes include "El Noche Sol", "Sabado Sombrero", and "So What?". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chambers BrothersNew Generation ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Sealed ... $9.99
Kind of a messed-up album, with a bit few too many styles running through the mix – but still with some pretty great moments! The best of these is the track "Funky", which has an amazing drum sound, especially on the intro, which has been sampled famously by Tribe Called Quest. The other good cuts retain the best of the band's darker rock side – and titles include "Are You Ready", "Practice What You Preach", and "When The Evening Comes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some shop wear.)

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✨✧ Chi-LitesLonely Man ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during their hit years, The Chi-Lites were one of those groups who could still stay true to their roots – and still come up with amazing tunes again and again! Mainman Eugene Record is at the helm producing and writing most of the tunes on the set – and some of the best numbers have that little gentle groove that was the best Chi-soul contribution to the sound of the 70s – that lilt or bounce from the 60s, turned towards slightly more sophisticated modes for the new generation. Titles include "Being In Love", "Love Is", "Coldest Days Of My Life", "Living In the Footsteps Of Another Man", "Ain't Too Much Of Nothing", and "A Lonely Man" – and a cover of "Inner City Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, in the "Oh Girl" cover, with some tape remnants along the opening. Labels have marker through the promo notice.)

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John Coltrane & Wilbur HardenMainstream 1958 – The East Coast Jazz Scene (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Savoy/Columbia (Japan), 1958. Used ... $18.99
An incredible chapter of John Coltrane's early career – one of a pair of albums he cut with trumpeter Wilbur Harden for Savoy records! The title's a bit misleading, as the sound here really isn't "mainstream" at all – but more in the longer modal mode that would emerge more strongly in Coltrane's later recordings. The album is really significant – in that it almost marks the first time that Trane got to express his voice freely, and work through a more visionary sound – but big credit also goes to Wilbur Harden, who wrote all the longer tracks on the set, and who is coming at the record from kind of a Yusef Lateef exotic perspective. Other players include Tommy Flanagan and Lateef-bandmates Doug Watkins on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "West 42nd Street", "EFFPH", "Snuffy", and "Rhodomagnetics". CD
(Out of print.)

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CommodoresMachine Gun ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
Lionel Richie come back! All is forgiven! We'd said bad things about you for years until we heard this funky groover – The Commodores' first album, a tasty bit of funk that almost makes us want to forgive you for all of your later crimes! The whole thing's pretty funky all the way through – with a strong southern groove, touched with a bit of a Sly Stone party funk mode. Includes the killer break classic "The Assembly Line", which feels like it was lifted right off one of Sly's late 60s albums for Epic – plus "The Bump", "Machine Gun", "The Zoo", and "Gonna Blow Your Mind". Arrangements are by James Carmichael and Gloria Jones, who also did the production – and the album's a long way from "Three Times A Lady", trust us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click on the first two tracks.)

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonTwo's Company ... CD
Roulette/Fresh Sound (Spain), Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
Despite any prejudice you might have against Maynard Ferguson, he actually does a damn good job backing up Chris Connor's lovely voice on this record – probably because his band is super-hip, and includes players like Jaki Byard, Joe Farrell, and Rufus Jones. Connor is in fine icy form, as usual – and it's nice to hear her get a bit more jazzy backing than some of the more somber arrangements you'll hear on her Atlantic sessions. Titles include "The Wind", "Send For Me", "Where Do You Go?", and "Deep Song". CD
(Please note this disc has a few marks but plays fine.)

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Norman ConnorsSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 16.98
A brilliant mix of soul and jazz from the legendary Norman Connors – a key album in breaking Norman out back in the 70s – and a record that's still pretty darn perfect all these many years later! You can hear Connors' deep roots throughout the set – but they're often used towards a more sophisticated soul agenda, too – blending in elements of jazz vocals and modern R&B, at a level that so many other artists would copy in years to come – but which Norman virtually helped invent with this landmark album! There's some mellow moments on the record that are every bit as wonderful as the funky ones – some laidback tracks that feature sublime vocals from Jean Carn, pre-Philly – and which also really introduce the soul side of Michael Henderson – an artist who most folks had previously known as a bass player. Connors mixes the funky and the smooth at a level that rivals the best Roy Ayers material of the same time – and titles include the massive hit "Valentine Love" – plus "Saturday Night Special", "Kwasi", "Dindi", "Akia", "Skin Diver", and a sweet version of "Maiden Voyage"! CD features bonus 7" mixes of "Saturday Night Special" and "Valentine Love". CD

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Christine CooperSOS (Heart In Distress)/Say What You Feel ... 7-inch
Parkway, 1965. Very Good+ ... $9.99
"SOS" is hardly the sound of distress – and instead soars along nicely on this rumbling rhythm that really pushes Cooper's vocals forward boldly! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing! Label has light wear.)

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Larry CoryellRestful Mind ... LP
Vanguard, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Guitarist Larry Coryell really changes it up from before – shedding both some of his electric modes and his vocal inclinations – and also working with a completely different group, who give the record a very unusual sound! Coryell plays a lot of acoustic guitar here, in addition to some electric – and the group also features additional guitar from Ralph Towner – whose open, airy approach really shapes the sound in a different way – but, alongside Larry, also has more force than on his own ECM recordings. The group also features Glen Moore on acoustic bass – but the real highlight may well be Collin Wolcott, who plays tablas and congas – bringing in earthy, global elements that really make some of the best moments shine. Titles include "Julie La Belle", "Song For Jim Webb", "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Ann Arbor", and some improvisations on music by Robert De Visee. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, cut corner, and some marker.)

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✨✧ Randy CrawfordNaked & True ... CD
Blue Moon, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A later date from 70s soul legend Randy Crawford – cut overseas, at a time when she was initially without US representation – a situation that was immediately corrected with the strength of the album! The set has Randy really getting back to basics – mostly working with tight jazz funk backings that recall both her first few records, and her work with The Crusaders – a perfect setting for her wonderful voice, and her trademark use of jazzy currents with more straight-ahead soul! Players on the record include Fred Wesley on trombone, Bernie Worrell on keyboards, and Bootsy Collins on bass – which will give you an idea of the strength of the sound – and titles include "Cajun Moon", "Give Me The Night", "Glow Of Love", "I'll Be Around", "Forget Me Nots", "Joy Inside My Tears", "Purple Rain", and "Come Into My Life". CD

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Miles DavisComplete On The Corner Sessions (6CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1972/1975. Used 6 CDs ... $199.99
Right On! Quite possibly the heaviest, baddest music ever laid to tape, this set offers up over 6 hours of some of the deepest, darkest free jazz, afro funk, fist in the air post-modern musique concrete to sprout from Miles' horn and crew! This box closes the door on the studio side of what may be the most influential studio jams wrought at the turn of the 70s, issuing the unedited original takes of the material that Miles and Teo Macero would parse down and edit into On The Corner and Big Fun, plus some material that made it out on various compilations later issued on Columbia, and best of all, a dozen never before released tracks! The core group here is Miles, Michael Henderson, Mtume, Al Foster and Reggie Lucas, but Dave Liebman, Carlos Garnett, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jack Dejohnette, Pete Cosey, Badal Roy, Bennie Maupin and John McLaughlin, as well as a number of other players, are all featured, which isn't surprising when you consider the ground covered here! The groove here is unstoppable funk, as on the nearly 20 minute jam that is the unedited full take of "On The Corner" and drawn out renditions of "Mtume", "Turnaround", "Ife" and "Helen Butte/Mr Freedom X", but the vibe veers in other directions too, as with the breezy "Maiysha", the multilayered "Calypso Frelimo" and the spacious "He Loved Him Madly". There's 31 tracks spread out over the 6 discs, ther unissued gems include "Hip-Skip", "Chieftain", "What They Do", "Peace" and "Mr Foster", and as you'd expect, the box is extra deluxe, with a thick booklet full of notes and some great quotes from the band, and a sweet metallic box to hold it all together! Vote Miles! CD
(Out of print. In the original metal case, which is in great shape!)

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Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 29.99
A fantastic package that finally gives these recordings their proper due – one that takes the cuts that were issued on the albums Iron Man and Conversations (plus a million cheapo packages over the years) – and restores them to their original mono, right from the tapes – then adds in 85 more minutes of never issued material! The tracks here are a perfect balance of Dolphy in his final year – with some spiritual jazz currents, but still a strong sense of swing – with a fantastic lineup that includes Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, Clifford Jordan on soprano, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and both JC Moses and Charles Moffett on drums – almost a who's-who of people who would go onto shape the face of jazz in years to come. Titles include "A Personal Statement", "Ode To Charlie Parker", "Iron Man", "Come Sunday", "Burning Spear", "Muses For Richard Davis", "Alone Together", "Love Me", and "Jitterbug Waltz" – plus a number of other different versions of tunes. 3CD set comes with a 100 page booklet – featuring photos, essays, and interviews with Sonny Simmons, Sonny Rollins, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and David Murray. CD

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Eddie Drennon & BBS UnlimitedCollage ... CD
Friends & Co, 1975. Used ... $11.99
A 70s New York classic – the first and best album by Eddie Drennon! Eddie's got a unique sound that's part soul and part Latin – grooving here in a Latin Hustle mode that brings together gliding strings, floating chorus vocals, and a heavier funk-based set of rhythms that really kicks up the groove! Club diva Esther Williams is one of the singers in the group, and the mix of strings and funk is completely sublime throughout! Great cuts include the heavily funky (and often sampled) "Theme In Search", which has a very dark groove that we can't get enough of, and the club classic "Do What You Gotta Do" – but there's also loads of other nice ones, like "Let's Do It Again", "Please Stay Please Stay", and "Get Down, Do The Latin Hustle". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Bob Dylan/The BandBasement Tapes ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s/1975. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $99.99
Dylan & The Band's legendary Basement Tapes – those amazing late 60s Woodstock recordings – and an album that was a classic long before it was officially released in the mid 70s! Bootleg after bootleg of some these recordings might have sold enough copies on the grey market in the early 70s to go platinum back in the day, so there's little wonder that Columbia would finally get some kind of official release out there – and it lives up to the legend! Dylan's conversational, seemingly spontaneous lyricism stretches over a good portion of it, with some much more soulful numbers, too – and those are all the more effective with The Band's incredible instrumentation, backing and occasional lead vocals. Includes "Odds And Ends", "Million Dollar Bash", "Tears Of Rage", "Tiny Montgomery", "Nothing Was Delivered", "Too Much Of Nothing", "Clothes Line Saga", "You Ain't Goin Nowhere", "Open The Door, Homer", "This Wheel's On Fire, "Crash On the Levee (Down In The Flood)", "Long Distance Operator". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing, still sealed with hype sticker. Shrinkwrap has a small hole in front from sticker removal, nice and clean otherwise.)

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✨✧ Eek-A-MouseWa-Do-Dem ... LP
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Eek-A-Mouse's early 80s classic – and the benchmark meeting between the wildly unique deejay and vocalist with producer Henry Junjo Lawes! The Mouse is out front of stellar rootsy backing by The Roots Radics Band. Titles Include "Ganja Smuggling", "Long Time Ago", "Operation Eradication", "There's A Girl In My Life", "Slowly But Surely", "Wa-Do-Dem", "Lonesome Journey", "Noah's Ark", "I Woll Never Leave My Love" and "Too Young To Understand. LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian Eno & David ByrneMy Life In The Bush Of Ghosts ... LP
Sire, 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A groundbreaking collaboration between Brian Eno & David Byrne – recorded with a spare, stripped down love of electronics and found sound samples – in a mode that would have a huge influence on countless records to come! Part of the set resonates with the quirky grooves found in Byrne's early Talking Heads records – but the overall sound is much more stark than that work, and is characterized by key found vocals and odd ethnic bits that really set the tone for each new tune. Eno's influence is felt strongly in the simplicity of the tracks, and in the darkly resonant production modes – that classic Eno touch used here before it became a bit too trademark, in a way that could still make a record like this sound great, even when coming from major label sources! A key force in shaping countless genres to come in the next 25 years – with great tracks that include "America Is Waiting", 'Regiment", "The Jezebel Spirit", "Qu'ran", "Moonlight In Glory", "A Secret Life", "Come With Us", and "Mountain Of Needles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including "Qu'Ran". NOTE – Cover is stained at the bottom, with some stuck-on paper on back.)

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Bill EvansParis Concert – Edition One ... CD
Elektra/Warner (Japan), 1979. Used ... $13.99
Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too hard, but letting each tune unfold organically in waves of sound few other players could conjure up! Trio musicians include Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – and titles on this first volume include "Quiet Now", "My Romance", "Noelle's Theme", "I Loves You Porgy", and "Up With The Lark". CD
(Out of print, 2013 pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi.)

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FamilyHigh Fashion (LP, edit) ... 12-inch
Paisley Park, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
A catchy little groover from one of our favorite side-spots in the 80s Prince universe – a cut that's arranged and produced by Clare Fischer, but surprisingly funky overall! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Final SolutionBrotherman ... CD
Numero, 1975. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
A never-heard soundtrack for a never-seen film – and a record that's every bit as funky as better-known sets from the blacksploitation era! Final Solution were a small time group from Chicago's west side in the 70s, but on this wicked little soundtrack they sparkle just as brightly as Isaac Hayes, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, or any of our favorite soundtrack soul artists from the time – working in a really righteous approach to soul with lots of heavy rhythms on the bottom and rumbling bass in the mix – so that even when the tunes are mellow, there's still a bold, brash sort of power to the set! The vocals are mostly delivered in harmony style, again with a nice edge – a bit like The Impressions work on Three The Hard Way, but with more of an indie soul feel overall, given the production circumstances. Once again, our hats are off to Numero for unearthing this gem – and as usual, the full tale of the group, the movie, and the music is told at length in the accompanying 16 page booklet! Titles include "Brotherman", "Never Coming Back Again", "I Don't Care", "Girl In My Life", "Gotta Get Through To You", "One Day", "I'm Ready For Love", "Theme From Brotherman", "No Place To Run", and "We Can Work It Out". CD
(Includes a bonus Numero Trading card too!)

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Fraser & DeboltFraser & Debolt With Ian Guenther ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good ... $1.99
Moody, folksy work from the Canadian duo of Fraser & Debolt – helped here by a bit of extra work on fiddle from Ian Guenther! The sound is often quite spare – acoustic guitars and vocals, with little else more than the guest fiddle – in a style that's nicely rough-edged, especially for Columbia Records at the time – and which makes the record feel more like some obscure indie effort than a release on a bigger label. Most of the tunes are originals, and quite compelling – with a darkly poetic sensibility that's right at home with labelmates Tim Hardin and Leonard Cohen – and titles include "Old Man On The Corner", "Warmth", "Stoney Day", "Pure Spring Water", "All This Paradise", "Gypsy Solitaire", and "Armstrong Tourest Rest Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the bottom seam and light surface wear.)

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FunkadelicLet's Take It To The Stage (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
A tasty little album from Funkadelic – one that has Bootsy Collins joining the group, and really hitting the unique approach that would become the definitive P-Funk groove! And although tracks are shorter and even more focused, there's still a fair bit of guitar in the set – keeping the trademark Funkadelic sound in place, to set them aside from from the growing horn-heavy Parliament groove. Yet in both groups' work at the time, there's a growing emphasis on the rhythms at the bottom – a pulling up of the basslines in a way that was no doubt influenced by Bootsy's presence, and which would have a key influence on the sound of funk for years to come! Includes the massively infectious funk track "Get Off Your Ass and Jam", plus "Let's Take It To The Stage", "Be My Beach", "Baby I Owe You Something Good", "The Song Is Familiar", "No Head No Backstage Pass", "Atmosphere", "Stuffs & Things", and "Better By the Pound". LP, Vinyl record album

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FunkeesPoint Of No Return (French cover) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The fantastic first album from The Funkees – a Nigerian group, but one who also spent a good deal of time on the London scene – and who work here in a freaky, fuzzy, funky style that we might put somewhere in the same space as music by Demon Fuzz or Cymande! Like both of those groups, the core roots of the music are really changed up here – moved into something that's very much the group's own, as the heavy rhythms are laced with lots of fuzzy guitar parts – often with a deftness that could have found its home in hard rock, but which is even better here next to the warmer currents of the vocal and instrumental flow! As with Cymande, the production is nicely dark – sometimes a bit offbeat in the way the vocals are handled, which further gives the record an edge – on titles that include "Abraka", "Ole", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Point Of No Return", and "Dancing In The Nude". CD

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Bobbie GentryGirl From Chickasaw County – The Complete Capitol Masters (Ode To Billie Joe/Delta Sweete/Local Gentry/Touch Em With Love/Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell/Fancy/Patchwork/BBC/bonus tracks) (8CD set) ... CD
Capitol (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8CDs ... $93.99 109.99
A stunning tribute to the wonderful Bobbie Gentry – and maybe the first package to really show the world how much she has to offer past her one classic crossover hit! Bobbie started out like a rocket with the country gem "Ode To Billie Joe" – a tune she wrote herself, and followed with lots of other great music on the original debut album here – which then set the scene for a great expansion into other modes, as Capitol Records really opened up their resources for Gentry to record in the late 60s! This huge package features everything that Bobbie ever recorded for the label – not just some great full albums, but also some rare singles, demos, and alternate takes – plus 75 unreleased tracks (!) – and then a full incredible album Live At The BBC – which features 26 tracks of Gentry really knocking it out of the park. The BBC material has these really dark, brooding orchestrations – almost like Bobbie's getting some Scott Walker late 60s backings – and the whole box set might be worth it alone for that double-length album! The package is a very cool 10" slipcover – with a huge booklet of notes, postcards, lyric inserts, and more – 177 tracks in all, with albums that include Ode To Billie Joe, The Delta Sweete, Local Gentry, Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell, Touch Em With Love, Fancy, Patchwork, and Live At The BBC. CD

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Yoshiko GotoDay Dream ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... About December 10, 2020
A very dark set of vocals from Japanese singer Yoshiko Goto – quite different than most of the more standard jazz sessions of the 70s, and one that's recorded with a great sense of space and presence! Many of the numbers here follow the Three Blind Mice mode of instrumentation – using the elements sparingly and often in groupings that are less traditional than usual. Although the group here features alto sax, piano, bass, and drums – they don't always move together at once, leaving lots of space for Yoshiko's vocals to slide out with a moody and sad-tinged feel. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "I Got It Bad", "Jesse", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", and "Day Dream". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy GreeneWhile Looking Up ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2020. Used ... $12.99
We're sure that Jimmy Greene shot that cover photo before the Covid-19 lockdown, but the image has a particularly strong resonance after all of us have faced that situation – which is why the "looking up" title on the album is very well placed! Greene's music has this sense of positivity that's really great – not an easy, blithely optimistic vibe – but this personal spirit that really comes through in his music – a vibe that's uplifting, but never too facile too – this great quality that comes through the interplay of Jimmy's work on tenor and soprano, with guitar from Lage Lund, piano and Fender Rhodes from Aaron Goldberg, bass from Reuben Rogers, and drums from Kendrick Scott – plus some guest vibes from Stefon Harris too. Most tracks are Greene originals – and titles include "Overreaction", "Steadfast", "Simple Prayer", "While Looking Up", and "April 4th". CD
(Mark through barcode.)
Also available While Looking Up ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Herbie HancockFlood (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic double-length set from Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters – easily one of Herbie's greatest records ever, but originally only issued in Japan! Hancock is in tremendous form here – almost as if he's merging the grooves of the Headhunters album with the wilder electric modes of Sextant – stretched out in a live setting with Herbie on Arp, clavinet, and Fender Rhodes – in a very hip group with Bennie Maupin on reeds, Blackbird McNight on guitar, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion. Tracks are long, and move nicely between funky passages and soulful elements – at a level that's quite different from the double-live Japanese albums that Miles Davis recorded for Columbia at the same time. Titles include "Actual Proof", "Spank A Lee", "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" – and great remakes of "Chameleon" and "Watermelon Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockMan-Child ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Funky mid 70s Herbie Hancock – one his funkiest albums of the era! Herbie plays a host of cool keyboards – like Fender Rhodes, Arp, and clavinet – and he's joined by a group that includes just about all of the Headhunters – including Paul Jackson on bass and Mike Clarke on drums – plus help from a great array of other excellent guests – including Bennie Maupin and Wayne Shorter on reeds, Harvey Mason on drums, and even some guest keyboards from Stevie Wonder! The album's great – maybe a bit understated than Thrust, but still equally wonderful – and the whole thing's worth it alone for the classic uptempo cut "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" – alongside other cuts that include "Bubbles", "Heartbeat", and "Sun Touch". LP, Vinyl record album

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Coleman HawkinsHawkins Alive At The Village Gate ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
Long, lean, and later work by Coleman Hawkins – recorded in a beautifully stripped-down and free setting at the Village Gate! The tracks are all pushing the 10 minute mark – and feature Hawk soloing in that open, exploratory way he was using during the time – a mix of older traditions and slight moments of modernism – carried off with gentle accompaniment from a trio led by Tommy Flanagan on piano. The tenor dominates – and dominates beautifully – and titles include "All The Things You Are", "Mack The Knife", and "Talk Of The Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Roland Haynes2nd Wave ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
One of the heaviest keyboard albums you'll ever hope to find – a completely sublime session that not only features Fender Rhodes by pianist Roland Haynes, but also features additional keyboards from Kirk Lightsey – a double blend that really makes the record sparkle! The twin-keyboard sound is wonderful – spacey, soulful, and filled with righteous power – and the rhythm section also features killer work on bass from Henry Franklin, and tightly snapping drums from Carl Burnett – sounding better here than we ever remember! Titles include the massive sample cut "Eglise", plus "Second Wave", "Funky Mama Moose", "Descent", and "Aicelis". CD
Also available 2nd Wave ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Roland Haynes2nd Wave ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
One of the heaviest keyboard albums you'll ever hope to find – a completely sublime session that not only features Fender Rhodes by pianist Roland Haynes, but also features additional keyboards from Kirk Lightsey – a double blend that really makes the record sparkle! The twin-keyboard sound is wonderful – spacey, soulful, and filled with righteous power – and the rhythm section also features killer work on bass from Henry Franklin, and tightly snapping drums from Carl Burnett – sounding better here than we ever remember! Titles include the massive sample cut "Eglise", plus "Second Wave", "Funky Mama Moose", "Descent", and "Aicelis". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 2nd Wave ... CD 12.99

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Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (4CDs/DVD) ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs + DVD ... $78.99 89.99
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features 4CDs, 107 tracks of music – 2CDs that include every single album, 45, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – 2 more CDs that feature all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as bit as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. And this special box also features a flexi-disc of rare studio chatter from Lee – and even a reproduction of his business card as well! CD

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoWheel Stone – Live In Nemuro ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1975. Used ... $24.99
A searing live performance from this brilliant Japanese trumpeter – working here at the height of his stretched-out, open-ended powers – but with a style that's a bit more inside than some of his work from the start of the 70s! Hino really shows himself to be a great leader here – working with a group that includes Hideo Miyata on tenor, Kiyoshi Sugimoto on guitar, and Fumio Itabashi on some especially great Fender Rhodes and piano – a wonderful player who really gives the album a solid grounding, which then allows the horn players to really soar! Hino's really finding his voice here – growing into one of the best trumpet talents of his generation – and this first volume features two long tracks – "Mocco" and "In The Darkness", both of which spin out for over 15 minutes! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Jazzmeia HornLove & Liberation ... CD
Concord, 2019. Used ... $9.99
We really loved Jazzmeia Horn on her debut, but this time around she really knocks it out of the park – to a point where we're ready to list her among our top few favorite jazz vocalists – a short list that includes Betty Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Shirley Horn! We're not easy with praise like that – but in this case, it's very well-deserved – as the record is one of those jazz vocal sets that comes along once in a blue moon – all original material by the singer, handled with a soulful, soaring style that's made even better by the small combo on the set – a great group that features Victor Gould on piano, Stacy Dillard on tenor, Josh Evans on trumpet, Jamison Ross on drums, and Ben Williams on bass. Horn's got an ability to both deliver a straight lyric with just the right mix of soul and emotion, and take off on jazz-styled flights as well – and her sense of inflection is amazing – at once very old school, like few "jazz" singers can do these days – but also instantly personal and contemporary. Titles include "Free Your Mind", "Out The Window", "Only You", "When I Say", "Legs & Arms", "Reflections Of My Heart", and "I Thought About You". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardGleam ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Jazz funk genius from Freddie Hubbard in the mid 70s! Gleam was a Japanese-only double album from the jazz giant in its original release – mighty funky at times, too – right up there with some of the best Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock Japanese sets from the 70s! It's a live set captured in March of '75 at Tokyo's Yubin Chokin Hall – long numbers played by a group that includes Freddie on trumpet, Carl Randall on tenor and flute, George Cables on electric piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Carl Burnett on drums, and Buck Clark on percussion! Each player has plenty of space to groove, and it's very well captured – you can hear the most expressive solos and the most subtle nuances. Some great solos by Freddie and the rest of the players – breathless tenor & flute by Randall, keys by Cables that are jazz funk perfection and interplay between Burnett's drums and Clark's congas & percussion that's somehow tense and comfortable at the same time. The shortest number in the set runs more than the 7 minutes and the longest is more than 20 minutes – and none is one second shorter than necessary, actually leaving us pining for more – making it all the more vital in the double album format. Released on 2CDs here! How this great album has been so hard to find over the years is a mystery. Titles include "Kuntu", "Spirits Of Trane", an amazing cover of Stevie Wonder's "Too High", "Midnight At The Oasis", "Ebony Moonbeams", and "Put It In The Pocket". CD

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Freddie HubbardLiquid Love ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1975. Used ... $9.99
Electric funk from Freddie Hubbard – a great 70s session that has him bringing in a bit more soul to the mix than usual! Things are a bit tighter here than on the CTI sides, but still pretty open and fluid – almost in a Donald Byrd mode with Larry Mizell, given the fuller backings on the set, and Hubbard's lean, clean tone on the top! Hubbard did the arrangements with George Cables – who plays some wonderful keyboards on the set, and keeps things solid throughout – creating the kind of open lines that always seems to get the best out of Freddie. Other players include Ray Parker on guitar, Carl Randall on tenor and flute, Henry Franklin on bass, and Spider Webb on bass – and a few cuts have some chorus vocals, which again take on a great Mizell-like quality in the mix. Titles include "Kuntu", "Put It In The Pocket", "Liquid Love", "Yesterday's Thoughts", "Lost Dreams", and a version of "Midnight At The Oasis". CD
(Out of print.)

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Willie HutchSunshine Lady/I Just Wanted To Make Her Happy ... 7-inch
Motown, 1973. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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Brian HylandHere's To Our Love ... LP
Philips, 1964. Sealed ... $1.99
An album that has Brian Hyland singing with some wonderfully full backings, and shifting between catchy teen numbers and more serious older ballads! Arrangements are by Allen Lorber and Bill McElhiney, and are well-suited to the more spacious modes of Hyland's vocals – that spread-out quality that starts to emerge in his work, and which is a great precursor to the later sunshine sound. As with most of his best work, there's a nice undercurrent of darkness throughout – an edge that's almost inexplicable, but which is really what keeps his albums exciting. Titles include "Two Kinds Of Girls", "Her's To Our Love", "Now I Belong To You", "Graduation Day", "The Nearness Of You", "Moments To Remember", "Young Years", and "That's The Way Our Love Goes" – a number of which are original compositions by producers Gary Geld and Peter Udell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is opening on a portion of the opening.)

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HyldonNa Rua, Na Chuva, Na Fazenda (180 gram presssing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Fantastic work by this underdiscovered Brazilian talent! Hyldon was part of the 70s Brazilian soul and funk generation that included Tim Maia, Cassiano, and Toni Tornado – but he'd also absorbed a lot of the singer/songwriter influences of Caetano Veloso, who's laidback mid 70s style will come to mind on a number of these tracks! Hyldon's got a warmly intimate voice – set here in arrangements by Roberto Bertrami that have a bit of jazz and electric sparkle, kind of in a mellow soul mode that really works great for Hyldon's style. Titles include "Vida Engracada", "As Dores Do Mundo", "Sabadao E Domingo", "Meu Patua", "Balancao Do Violao", and "Na Sombra De Uma Arvore". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shin Joong Hyun & OthersBeautiful Rivers And Mountains – The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958 to 1974 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LPs ... $26.99
An amazing, career-spanning compilation of pioneering psych and earlier material, mixed with more traditional elements of Korean music by Shin Joong Hyun – including his own numbers, great songs with his combos over the years and tunes he wrote for others to sing – from the late 50s to the early 70s! The stylistic breadth is pretty wide, but what's so impressive is that he's not merely traipsing through genres to stay current – he's a real master, and the consistently great quality throughout is a real thing to behold. It's passionate and soulful as all get out, whether it's a spare bit of rock or folk, raw and rumbling psych folk or garage-y stormers. One of the best global psych comps we've seen in a while! Includes "Moon Watching", "J Blues '72" and "I've Got Nothing To Say" (credited to Shin Joong Hyun), "Please Don't Bother Me Anymore" by Golden Grapes, "The Sun" by Kim Jung Mi, "Tomorrow" by lee Jung Hwa, "Spring Rain" by Park In Soo, "Sunset" by Jang Hyun, "Why That Person" by Bunny Girls, "Beautiful Rivers And Mountains" by Shin Joong Hyun & The Men and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Masaru ImadaGreen Caterpillar ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
A great little record from the Japanese scene of the 70s – a set that not only shows the great blend of acoustic and electric styles that was happening at the time, but which also really illustrates the inventive approach of the Three Blind Mice label at their best! The vibe here is very different than the usual Japanese fusion album of the time – a bit more relaxed and open-ended, and really free to play around with different rhythms and tonal changes – yet all while still moving forward, and avoiding some of the proggy, jamming modes of the European scene. Tracks all push past the ten minute mark – and in addition to both piano and electric piano from Masaru Imada, the set also features guitar from Kazumi Watanabi, bass from Osoo Fukui, drums from Tetsujiro Obara, and percussion from Yuji Imamura. Titles include "A Green Caterpillar", "Straight Flash", "Blue Impulse", and "Spanish Flower". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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ImpressionsFirst Impressions ... LP
Curtom, 1975. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Hardly the first album by The Impressions, despite the title – but a wonderful batch of modern soul tunes that proves that the group could groove long after Curtis Mayfield was gone! As with other Curtom gems from the 70s, the album has the group working with some really top-shelf help in the studio – production from Ed Townsend, who does a really great job of making the harmonies sparkle with a rich quality that really stands out – a mode that returns the group to the mellow brilliance of their 60s recordings, but still keeps some of the maturity they picked up along the way. Townsend also wrote most of the tracks on the set, with a confident male soul style that's not unlike the best love-heavy territory that Marvin Gaye was exploring at the time – a perfect fit for the newly-refined vocals of the mid 70s quartet lineup that included original members Sam Gooden and Fred Cash, plus Ralph Johnson and Reggie Toran. Titles include the sublime "Groove", which has a nice two-step feel, and "Sooner Or Later", which is a nice mellow cut with an undercurrent of funk – and other tracks include "Old Before My Time", "Same Thing It Took", "I'm So Glad", and "How High Is High". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael Gregory JacksonGifts ... LP
Arista/Novus, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Features the enigmatic Michael Gregory Jackson on guitar and vocals – with Marty Erlich on flute, Jay Hoggard on vibes, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Pheeroan AkLaff on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Ahmad JamalInspiration ... LP
Cadet, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A 2LP set that collects some of Ahmad Jamal's best work for Argo and Chess – put together with a really wonderful selection of tunes! Some of the tracks feature Jamal in his standard trio format, especially caught live, which was always a success – but others feature larger backings, including strings, a touch of vocal chorus, and even one particularly excellent Latinized number done with Richard Evans! Titles include "New Rhumba", "Haitian Marketplace", "Invitation", "Star Eyes", "Night Mist Blues", "Gypsies In The Wind", "Dance To The Lady", "You Can Be Sure", "Poinciana", and "Ahmad's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Bob JamesTwo ... CD
CTI/Warner, 1975. Used ... $7.99
A monster – and quite possibly one of the greatest Fender Rhodes albums of all time! Bob James is really at the height of his powers here – stepping out with a sound that's a lot smoother than some of his earlier work, yet in a groove that's never too slick or too overproduced – as happened with some of his later records on the Tappan Zee imprint. Here, James is still a master of space and sound – using the Fender Rhodes with bell-like tones to craft some key grooves that are still having an amazing impact today, more than 30 years after the album was initially recorded! There's a darkness here that we totally love – and tracks include the legendary "Take Me To The Mardi Gras", which has been sampled by Run DMC and loads of others – plus"The Golden Apple", "I Feel A Song", "You're As Right As Rain", "Farandole", and "Dream Journey". CD
(Out of print.)

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Keith JarrettKoln Concert ... LP
ECM, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A genre-defining moment from pianist Keith Jarrett – a record that really set the world on fire, and which continues to charm all these many decades later! Although Jarrett had already made some amazing music in a trio setting during the 60s, and in his more freewheeling groups with Dewey Redman in the early 70s, it's this sort of format that forever put him on the map – long, extended improvised passages on solo piano – played at a level that's still extremely lyrical, tuneful, and thoughtful – quite different than the free jazz waves that were building at the time! And while so many other people copied the style over the years, nobody does it better than Jarrett – especially on this landmark outing for the style. The work is amazing – extremely compelling as little melodies drift in and out of the waves of piano improvisation – without any of the sloppiness of some of Jarrett's imitators, and a surprising sense of soul and direction throughout! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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