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✨✧ Gene AmmonsLegends Of Acid Jazz – Black Cat!/You Talk That Talk! ... CD
Prestige, 1970/1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pair of funky killers from tenorist Gene Ammons! Black Cat is one of the great funky albums that Gene Ammons cut for Prestige at the start of the 70s – quite different than his earlier work for the label, and a very different showcase for his tenor genius! The whole lineup here is amazing – a quintet that features heavy drums from Idris Muhammad, piano and Fender Rhodes from Harold Mabern, bass from Ron Carter, and some tremendously smoking guitar from the great George Freeman! Freeman goes nuts on the funky cut "The Black Cat" – and other tracks include "Jug Eyes", "Hi Ruth", "Something", and "Piece To Keep Away Evil Spirits". You Talk That Talk is a set done in collaboration with Sonny Stitt – and these two tenor giants meet in the period slightly before Ammons death, and they're grouped with some of the younger funky players on Prestige, like Leon Spencer, Idris Muhammad, and George Freeman. The sound is fairly traditional, but there's some nice funky moments. Tracks include "Out Of It", which was written by Harold Vick, "The People's Choice", written by Harold Ousley, and the title cut, which is a Leon Spencer original. The 14 track set includes the full titles from 2 LPs, plus 2 bonus cuts from a rare source! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Boogaloo Joe JonesLegends Of Acid Jazz – No Way/What It Is ... CD
Prestige, 1970/1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Prepare yourself for some massive guitar-heavy funk – with 2 classic Prestige albums from the legendary Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones! First up is No Way – a record that features him working with a young Grover Washington Jr on tenor, whose got a sound here that's way harder than on some of his later albums – and right up there with the best of the Prestige jazz funk greats. Sonny Phillips plays organ and electric piano, and the dark horse Butch Cornell gets in some organ licks on 2 tracks. Bernard Purdie holds down the fort nicely on drums, and the album's got a nice Fender bass to groove things strong in the rhythm department. Tracks include "No Way", "Holdin Back", "If You Were Mine", "Sunshine Alley", and "I'll Be There". What It Is is more killer funkiness from Boogaloo Joe Jones! Grover Washington Jr makes an incredible appearance here – sounding much harder and heavier than on some of his Kudu recordings – more of a gritty soul jazz player, working beautifully alongside the sharp guitar of Boogaloo Joe Jones, and the sweet organ of Sonny Phillips! The groove is lean, clean, and a bit laidback – not as frenetic as some of Jones' other jams, but in a great way that shows a new sense of space and timing in his groove! Other players include Bernard Purdie on drums and Jimmy Lewis on Fender bass – and titles include "Inside Job", "Fadin", "What It Is", and a nice cover of "Ain't No Sunshine". Amazing guitar work throughout – and a very tight batch of funky jazz! CD

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Pucho & His Latin Soul BrothersLegends Of Acid Jazz – Best Of Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers ... CD
Prestige, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Henry Pucho Brown was one of the cookingest Latin soul leaders of the 60s – an artist who was already pretty jazzy at the start, then really grabbed onto some of the soulful changes happening in Spanish Harlem during the late 60s – which helped him create some of the most hard-grooving records on Prestige at the time! This wonderful set pulls together both vocal and instrumental numbers that really show the full talents of Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers – a smoking combo that also features the mighty Pazant Brothers on horns. Titles include "Listen To Louie", "Wanderin Rose", "Candied Yam", "Swamp People", "Yambo", "Maiden Voyage", "Swing Thing", "Ain't Nothin Can't Happen", and "Got Myself A Good Man". CD

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Shirley ScottLegends Of Acid Jazz (Hip Soul/Hip Twist) ... CD
Prestige, 1961. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Two hip recvords from organist Shirley Scott – back to back on a single CD! First up is Hip Soul – early Shirley Scott at her best – working with husband Stanley Turrentine to craft a great set of soul jazz tracks! The mood is laidback and easygoing, and honestly, it's Turrentine's deeply soulful solos that really make the set crackle – bringing an edge to the record that Shirley didn't always have, even on her earlier recordings with Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Stan's tone is superb – with a subtle rasp that really breaks open the sound – and his playing is extremely well-handled – always keeping us on the edge of our seat, blowing as he goes with incredible confidence and creativity! The rest of the group features Herb Lewis on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – and titles include "Trane's Blues", "Hip Soul", "411 West", "By Myself", and "Stanley's Time". On Hip Twist, Shirley's joined by husband Stanley Turrentine, whose tenor work on any Scott album always takes it to the next level! Stan's tone is still nice and raw here – blowing out some hard and soulful lines that are the perfect complement to Shirley's more composed work on the Hammond. The rest of the group includes George Tucker on bass and Otis Finch on drums – and tracks include "Hip Twist", "Violent Blues", "That's All", "All Tore Down", and "Rippin & Runnin". CD

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Cal TjaderTalkin' Verve – Roots Of Acid Jazz ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
Well, we don't know about the "roots of acid jazz" part – but this is definitely a great batch of jazzy tracks! This 16 track sampler runs for over 70 minutes long, and it contains some of the best of Cal's work for Verve – a mix of jazzy, Latin, and groovy tunes, all with Cal's vibes firmly in the lead, and some great work on percussion, guitar, flute, or electric piano backing him up! The track selection is great – and makes for a lively party that's a perfect introduction to his work, and a wonderful batch of hits and lesser-known favorites that's just as great to revisit even if you do know his music. Titles include "Fuji", "Cal's Bluedo", "Insight", "Los Bandidos", "Triste", "Mambo In Miami", "Manteca", "Los Jibaros", "Tokyo Blues", "Maramoor Mambo", and "Cuando Cuando Que Sera". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThis Is Acid Jazz Vol 2 ... CD
Instinct, 1992. Used ... $1.99
Music from Vibes Alive, Heavy Shift, Exodus Quartet, Tuff, Nightrains, Mitch Moses' Acid Blues Project, K-Collective, Jazz Not Jazz & the James Taylor Quartet. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThis Is Acid Jazz Vol 6 ... CD
Instinct, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Music from Soundscape UK, the Chris Bangs Project, Sharpshooters, Nite Flyte, Tuned In, London Funk Allstars, The 13th Sign, Nigel Wallace, Mondo Grosso, No Se, Mr Electric Triangle, Quinttto X, and Kosma. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTotally Wired & Illicit Grooves – Acid Jazz – The Birth Of A Scene 1987 to 1990 ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Tremendous grooves from the earliest (and best) years of the acid jazz scene – all recorded at a time when London was exploding with sounds from the 60s and 70s, and turning out some of the hippest music on the planet! Although the term "acid jazz" was soon mishandled and mis-managed here in the US, the earliest days of the movement were really a tremendous time in London – a period when folks returned to the core elements that made funk, jazz, and soul great – and shook off all of the too-electric and too-stiff modes that had crept in during the 80s! Most of the work here is in a really spare, stripped-down funky mode – a cross between soul jazz of the 60s and blacksploitation funk of the 70s, with possibly a few more contemporary elements thrown into the mix. And in these years way before the current deep funk revival, what's even more important is the way these songs were produced – with a warmth that other groups hadn't had in years, and a real love of the way these tracks might have sounded in older studios a few decades before. The package contains a number of key rare singles from the Acid Jazz label, other album tracks, and even a few classics that had a big influence on the London scene. Titles include the rare pre-Acid Jazz single "Got To Give" by The Brand New Heavies, the sublime "Rejoice In Righteousness" by Bukky Leo Quintet, and the tracks "Cut & Run" by Lay Zee Muthas, "Like A Gun" by King Truman, "The Killer" by Night Trains, "People Get Ready" by The Brand New Heavies, "Haw Right Now" by Patrice Rushen, "Earthly Powers" by Man Called Adam, "Mr PC" by Snowboy, "Spinning Wheel" by New Jersey Kings, "Let The Good Times Roll" by The Quiet Boys, and "Mighty Mouse" by Caesar Frazier. Loads of great notes too – a really detailed look at the London scene at the end of the 80s! CD

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VariousVery Best Of This Is Acid Jazz – A 10 Year Celebration ... CD
Instinct, Early 90s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Music from Exodus Quartet, Little Big Bee, Heavy Shift, Swing Machine, the Hip Joints, Pal Joey's New Breed, CFM Band, Reminiscence Quartet, OMU, Sharpshooters, James Hardway, the James Taylor Quartet, United Future Organization, Yada Yada & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bernard PurdieLegends Of Acid Jazz – Purdie Good!/Shaft ... CD
Prestige, 1971/1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 funky classics from the legendary Pretty Purdie! Purdie Good is Bernard Purdie's first album as a leader for Prestige – cut right after he'd hipped up plenty of other sessions for the label with his famous funky drums! The groove here is very much in the best Prestige jazz funk mode of the early 70s – tightly vamping rhythms that draw heavily from Purdie's monstrous drums – and which also offer solo showcase space for Harold Wheeler on electric piano, Ted Dunbar on guitar, Tippy Larkin on trumpet, and Charlie Brown and Warren Daniels on tenor. Rhythm is augmented by Gordon Edwards on Fender bass and Norman Pride on congas – and the grooves hit a variety of modes that show that Purdie could sometimes be a more open-thinking rhythmatist than his funky contemporary Idris Muhammad. Titles include great instrumental versions of "Cold Sweat" and "Montego Bay", plus the originals "Wasteland", "You Turn Me On", and "Purdie Good". Shaft is a full funky session from master drummer Bernard Purdie – a set that expands out his previous Prestige vibe, and almost goes for a soundtrack scope to match the record's Shaft title! The set leads off with a great take on the Isaac Hayes hit – one that follows in the same fully-flowing, slow-building mode as Ike's – but which comes across here as an instrumental with some great solo work from Houston Person – playing here almost in a Stanley Turrentine sort of mode! Other tracks continue the hip mix of jazz and larger backings – and feature a lineup of players that includes Neal Creque on electric piano, Gerry Thomas and Danny Moore on trumpets, Willie Bridges and Houston Person on tenors, Billy Nichols and Lloyd Davis on guitars, Gordon Edwards on Fender bass, and Norman Pride on congas. The sound is warm without ever sounding too smooth – and Purdie's funky drums at the bottom ensure that most tunes are nicely lively. Titles include "Shaft", "Butterfingers", "Summer Melody", "Changes", "Way Back Home", and "Attica". CD
 
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Matt BerryBlue Elephant ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The music of Matt Berry just keeps getting better and better – to a point where he's almost creating a parallel career to his work on screen – one that's equally great, but which is completely different overall! Berry brought out a wealth of vintage keyboards for the record – pulled from his huge collection – and he mixes those with subtle work on guitar, and guest drums and percussion – all in this swirling blend of sounds that really surpasses the instrumentation of any of his previous work! The set's much more instrumental than vocal – which is maybe part of the charm – and Berry's turned out to be a hell of a musician, as well as a great producer – as he manages to make the record resonate with just the right currents of contemporary psych, but without ever overindulging in that approach. At times, his command of a variety of instruments handled just by himself in the studio seems to rival the work of Sean O'Hagan – and titles include "I Cannot Speak", "Summer Sun", "Safer Passage", "Now Disappear", "Alone", "Blues Inside Me", "Like Stone", "Forget Me", and "Invisible". CD

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Brand New HeaviesShibuya 357 – Live In Tokyo 1992 ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastically sharp work from the Brand New Heavies – recorded live in Tokyo during their best early days with N'Dea Davenport in the lead – and with a sound that's every bit as tight as their sound in the studio! In fact, the live setting might even be better – as the group were getting some slicker production touches for the American market in the early 90s – but this live date has all the raw energy they brought to the scene right at the start – a great reminder that BNH are a funk band first, and a soul band second! The drums are tight, the guitar lines razor sharp, and the group gets help from guest players who include Max Beesley on keyboards and Mike Smith on saxes. Titles include "Dream Come True", "Shakedown", "Never Stop", "Mr Tanaka", "Stay This Way", "Got To Give", "Gimme One Of Those", "BNH", and "Ride In The Sky" – plus nice remakes of "Doin It To Death" and "Don't Let It Go To Your Head". CD

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Brand New HeaviesTBNH ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Excellent work from The Brand New Heavies – one of those groups that made us first want to get into the record store business many years ago! The passage of time hasn't dimmed their genius at all – and right as at the start, the music here is flowing with classic funk and soul influences, but leaned up into a groove that's very contemporary – and which continues to stand head and shoulders above the generations of artists who've been inspired by their sound! As you might notice by the cover, the core duo of Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy are the key force of the sound – but their longtime partner N'Dea Davenport is on vocals for many tracks on the set – replaced at a few points by guests who include Laville, Angie Stone, Angela Ricci, Beverley Knight, and Siedah Garrett – a nicely shifting lineup that almost give the record the variety of a classic Incognito set. Titles include "Stupid Love", "Just Believe In You", "Get On The Right Side", "Little Dancer", "It's My Destiny", "Getaway", "Beautiful", "Wired Up", "Together", and "Dontchawanna". CD

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Lamont ButlerIt's Time For A Change ... LP
Blessed/Acid Jazz (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 23.98
A rare bit of gospel from the Louisville scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that's also got plenty of secular soul appeal too – thanks in part to the righteous message in Lamont's lyrics, which would fit with some of the deeper sounds of 70s soul – and thanks also to the wicked instrumentation, which has this great indie vibe, again with plenty of wonderful 70s soul elements! The group's got bits of organ, chromatic guitar, and some gentle basslines that really guide the way – but it's definitely the lead vocals of Lamont Butler that make the whole thing come together – a singer with a sound that's every bit as hip as his look on the cover, and a really universal way of making a message. Titles include "Time For A Change", "Ungodly War", "Smile", "Brighter World", "Thank You Lord", and "Love One Another". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fleur De LysCircles – The Ultimate Fleur De Lys ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A fantastic compilation of work from one of the grooviest groups on the UK scene of the late 60s – a mod combo with a surprisingly funky undercurrent at times – and a sound that's virtually the definition of the freakbeat groove! The drums here are wonderful – as heavy and massive as the fuzzy guitars – and although most of the tracks have a tuneful approach on the vocals, it's the bottom end that really drives the numbers strongly – a crossover between rock and soul that's a perfect summation of the mod aesthetic at its best! This overstuffed set features 25 tracks in all – every cut the band released as a single, plus some rare sides and demos – in a lineup that includes "Circles", "I Forgive You", "One City Girl", "Hammer Head", "Tick tock", "So Come On", "Stop Crossing The Bridge", "I've Been Trying", "Wait For Me", "Liar", "Moondreams", "I Walk The Sands", "Yeah I Do Love You", "Brick By Brick", and "Prodigal Son". CD
Also available Circles – The Ultimate Fleur De Lys (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Fleur De LysCircles – The Ultimate Fleur De Lys (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.98
A fantastic compilation of work from one of the grooviest groups on the UK scene of the late 60s – a mod combo with a surprisingly funky undercurrent at times – and a sound that's virtually the definition of the freakbeat groove! The drums here are wonderful – as heavy and massive as the fuzzy guitars – and although most of the tracks have a tuneful approach on the vocals, it's the bottom end that really drives the numbers strongly – a crossover between rock and soul that's a perfect summation of the mod aesthetic at its best! This overstuffed set features 25 tracks in all – every cut the band released as a single, plus some rare sides and demos – in a lineup that includes "Circles", "I Forgive You", "One City Girl", "Hammer Head", "Tick tock", "So Come On", "Stop Crossing The Bridge", "I've Been Trying", "Wait For Me", "Liar", "Moondreams", "I Walk The Sands", "Yeah I Do Love You", "Brick By Brick", and "Prodigal Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition orange vinyl pressing!)
Also available Circles – The Ultimate Fleur De Lys ... CD 23.99

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Ipa BoogieIpa Boogie ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Fantastic funk from late 70s Benin – a set that maybe owes as much to the sound of New York as it does to the West African groove of the time! The album's got a monstrous bassy vibe all the way through – with cuts that often just riff and groove like some of the best clubby funk acts of the time – not disco, but more the kind of rougher funk for a hip dancefloor – mixed with occasional African elements, including a bit of highlife-inspired guitar – which can sound pretty darn great next to the weirder, spacier keyboard lines! There's a really unique vibe to the record – even next to some of the standout Nigerian rarities of the time – and titles include "Get The Music Now", "Africa", "Jesus Kesse Me", "Sunga Mba", "Giving Yourself To Me", and "Alo Dangereux". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nimbus SextetDreams Fulfilled ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A Scottish sextet, but one with a much fuller sound overall – this great blend of funk, jazz, and a bit of soul – the last of which comes up on the album's few vocal numbers! There's really strong ensemble feel that almost takes us back to the glory days of the Japanese club jazz recordings from earlier in the century, or maybe some of the best British funky jazz moments from this label's earliest years – but Nimbus Sextet also bring a lot more jazz-based sophistication to bear, with really strong arrangements that push things way past the rhythms in search of a strong array of tones and colors! Players include Joe Nichols on keyboards, Martin Fell on saxes, and Euan Allardice on trumpet – and two tracks feature vocals from Anthony Thomasz. Titles include "Lilly White", "Seance", "Trap Door", "Deep Dark Blue Lights", "Klara", and "Dreams Fulfilled". CD

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Orchestra Poly Rythmo De CotonouUnite Africaine ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Searing sounds from this legendary group – two side-long tracks that burn with fire throughout! First up is "Unite Africaine" – a tune with a political message in the lyrics, and non-stop grooves in the rhythms – this wonderfully fast percussion that's laced together with basslines, topped with great saxophone parts, and woven with these electric keyboard waves that are totally great! The flipside of the album features the long "Meda Ma Gnin Messe" – a tune with even funkier percussion in the mix, at a level we've never heard – almost ringing out with an equal sort of melody, and setting things up for a cascading rhythm that never seems to give up! LP, Vinyl record album

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TP Orchestra Poly Rythmo De CotonouLe Sato ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Stunning early work from the Orchestra Poly Rhythmo – a set that's titled after a set of rhythms used in voodoo rituals in Benin – echoed here strongly by the heavy use of percussion on the record, which includes a giant drum reserved for use only in ritual performance! The sound is nice and lean – guitars lacing the percussion together, topped with just the right use of horns – on long tracks that stretch out with very hypnotic rhythms, and some nice psychedelic guitar moments as well! The record was one of the first issued on the tiny label of the Albarika Store – and titles include "Gnonnou Ho", "My Love", "Gan Tche Kpo", and "Min E Wa We Non Dou". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMidnight Rock's Secret Tapes ... LP
Acid Jazz/Roots (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 23.98
A mysterious set of tracks from producer Jah Thomas – work from his vaults, but served up here with some new musical elements and some guest vocals too – at a level that goes a long way to bridge Thomas' roots in the 70s with his more recent work on the Roots label of Acid Jazz! There's a very righteous vibe throughout – and many of the rhythms were recorded at famous sites, like Tuff Gong or Channel 1 – with work from the Midnight Rock Band on most cuts, and an array of guests throughout! Titles include "I Can Be Your Man" by Linval Thompson, "Good Thing Goin On" by Luciano, "All A The Gal Them" by Pinchers & Josey Wales, "Me Glad She Gone" by Super Cat, "Since I Laid Eyes On You" by Daville, "Drunk & Stage" by Jah Thomas, "Hey Sexy Lady" by Courtney Melody, and "Sounds A Go Dead Tonight" by Jah Thomas & Junior Vibes. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRare Mod – A Collection Of 60s Underground Rhythm N Blues, Psych, & Soul ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $12.99
Massive mod tunes from the UK scene of the 60s – a heavy helping of rare singles, and one of the coolest mod collections we've ever seen! This one goes way past the familiar hits and nostalgic twinges of other mod sets – and it really digs deep to come up with a host of under-reissued numbers and rare rocking gems – really great work we wouldn't have heard otherwise, presented with notes on each of the bands included. The set's a bit of an odd one for Acid Jazz – who don't normally do vintage rock material like this – but it's a great step in this direction, and we hope we'll soon be hearing more. Tracks include "Back In Your Life Again" by The Love Affair, "This Is The First Time" by Trudy Smith, "You Know How He Did" by The Attack, "Good Morning Blues" by Steve Marriott & The Moments, "Rescue Me" by Doc Thomas Group, "Walk Right Out" by The Shots, "So Bad" by Steve Howe, "That Driving Beat" by The Favourite Sons, and "You Must Believe In Me" by The Shapes Of Things. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brand New HeaviesShibuya 357 – Live In Tokyo 1992 (baby blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 1992. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastically sharp work from the Brand New Heavies – recorded live in Tokyo during their best early days with N'Dea Davenport in the lead – and with a sound that's every bit as tight as their sound in the studio! In fact, the live setting might even be better – as the group were getting some slicker production touches for the American market in the early 90s – but this live date has all the raw energy they brought to the scene right at the start – a great reminder that BNH are a funk band first, and a soul band second! The drums are tight, the guitar lines razor sharp, and the group gets help from guest players who include Max Beesley on keyboards and Mike Smith on saxes. Titles include "Dream Come True", "Shakedown", "Never Stop", "Mr Tanaka", "Stay This Way", "Got To Give", "Gimme One Of Those", "BNH", and "Ride In The Sky" – plus nice remakes of "Doin It To Death" and "Don't Let It Go To Your Head". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shibuya 357 – Live In Tokyo 1992 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Brand New HeaviesTBNH ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from The Brand New Heavies – one of those groups that made us first want to get into the record store business many years ago! The passage of time hasn't dimmed their genius at all – and right as at the start, the music here is flowing with classic funk and soul influences, but leaned up into a groove that's very contemporary – and which continues to stand head and shoulders above the generations of artists who've been inspired by their sound! As you might notice by the cover, the core duo of Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy are the key force of the sound – but their longtime partner N'Dea Davenport is on vocals for many tracks on the set – replaced at a few points by guests who include Laville, Angie Stone, Angela Ricci, Beverley Knight, and Siedah Garrett – a nicely shifting lineup that almost give the record the variety of a classic Incognito set. Titles include "Stupid Love", "Just Believe In You", "Get On The Right Side", "Little Dancer", "It's My Destiny", "Getaway", "Beautiful", "Wired Up", "Together", and "Dontchawanna". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available TBNH ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Leon's CreationThis Is The Beginning ... LP
Studio 10/Acid Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare album of funky soul from the Bay Area scene at the start of the 70s – and a set that's every bit as righteous as you might expect from the cover! The group's the creation of singer/keyboardist/arranger Leon Pattillo – hence the name – and you might know Leon from his later famous work in the 70s – including a stint with Santana, and loads of great work with other soul artists. But here, he's a young genius working in the freest, funkiest style of the San Francisco generation – with a vibe that's maybe a more spiritual take on territory explored by Sly & The Family Stone – with an earthier, more indie vibe overall. The group has great interplay – tight instrumentation, but never slick, and with some nice long-haired currents – and vocals are by Leon and a female singer – on titles that include "Confusion", "If I Had The Power", "Sightless", "Back Roads", "This Is The Beginning", and "Mirage". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Matt BerryBlue Elephant (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The music of Matt Berry just keeps getting better and better – to a point where he's almost creating a parallel career to his work on screen – one that's equally great, but which is completely different overall! Berry brought out a wealth of vintage keyboards for the record – pulled from his huge collection – and he mixes those with subtle work on guitar, and guest drums and percussion – all in this swirling blend of sounds that really surpasses the instrumentation of any of his previous work! The set's much more instrumental than vocal – which is maybe part of the charm – and Berry's turned out to be a hell of a musician, as well as a great producer – as he manages to make the record resonate with just the right currents of contemporary psych, but without ever overindulging in that approach. At times, his command of a variety of instruments handled just by himself in the studio seems to rival the work of Sean O'Hagan – and titles include "I Cannot Speak", "Summer Sun", "Safer Passage", "Now Disappear", "Alone", "Blues Inside Me", "Like Stone", "Forget Me", and "Invisible". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition aqua blue vinyl pressing!)
Also available Blue Elephant ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Nimbus SextetDreams Fulfilled ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Scottish sextet, but one with a much fuller sound overall – this great blend of funk, jazz, and a bit of soul – the last of which comes up on the album's few vocal numbers! There's really strong ensemble feel that almost takes us back to the glory days of the Japanese club jazz recordings from earlier in the century, or maybe some of the best British funky jazz moments from this label's earliest years – but Nimbus Sextet also bring a lot more jazz-based sophistication to bear, with really strong arrangements that push things way past the rhythms in search of a strong array of tones and colors! Players include Joe Nichols on keyboards, Martin Fell on saxes, and Euan Allardice on trumpet – and two tracks feature vocals from Anthony Thomasz. Titles include "Lilly White", "Seance", "Trap Door", "Deep Dark Blue Lights", "Klara", and "Dreams Fulfilled". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dreams Fulfilled ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Orchestra Poly Rythmo De CotonouSegla ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums ever issued by this legendary group – a small label issue on the Albarika Store imprint, but a set that rivals some of their more famous material! Side one features this wonderful long jam titled "Mi Kple Mi De" – a track that almost works like a suite, as it's got all these different passages within it – all grooving, but with some slight shifts in rhythm, and mixed between upfront vocal passages and these really great saxophone solos! Side two features the lively "Dodji Lo" – a cut that's a bit like highlife meeting funk – with a great bassline at the bottom, and all this incredible guitar work that's bubbling over with color next to the vocals! The side also include the title cut "Segla" – a full-on bit of funk with a vibe that's almost like some of the best 70s funk ensembles, but with some slight psychedelic touches too – maybe somewhere in the territory of the Lafayette Afro Rock Band. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Matt BerryPhantom Birds ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Completely wonderful work from Matt Berry – an actor that most folks know for his hilarious performances in a number of TV shows – but also a surprisingly strong singer/songwriter, with a down to earth and honest vibe that's completely different than his role on screen! In fact, forget all about Matt Berry on screen – even though we love his work there so much – because this Matt Berry is a completely different individual, one who paints these songs that are often surprisingly dark, but never dreary – and surprisingly honest, both in the lyricism and the execution – which often has Berry singing with a style that's far less ironic than his delivery of his lines. Matt handles most instrumentation – piano, organ, mellotron from his collection of vintage keyboards – plus guitars and harmonica – next to a bit of pedal steel and drums from BJ Cole and Craig Blundell, respectively. Titles include "Man Of Doom", "Something In My Eye", "Intermission", "Hail To The King", "Covered In Clowns", "You Danced All Night", and "Phantom Birds". CD

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✨✧ Matt BerryPhantom Birds (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Completely wonderful work from Matt Berry – an actor that most folks know for his hilarious performances in a number of TV shows – but also a surprisingly strong singer/songwriter, with a down to earth and honest vibe that's completely different than his role on screen! In fact, forget all about Matt Berry on screen – even though we love his work there so much – because this Matt Berry is a completely different individual, one who paints these songs that are often surprisingly dark, but never dreary – and surprisingly honest, both in the lyricism and the execution – which often has Berry singing with a style that's far less ironic than his delivery of his lines. Matt handles most instrumentation – piano, organ, mellotron from his collection of vintage keyboards – plus guitars and harmonica – next to a bit of pedal steel and drums from BJ Cole and Craig Blundell, respectively. Titles include "Man Of Doom", "Something In My Eye", "Intermission", "Hail To The King", "Covered In Clowns", "You Danced All Night", and "Phantom Birds". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lamont ButlerIt's Time For A Change ... CD
Blessed/Acid Jazz (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare bit of gospel from the Louisville scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that's also got plenty of secular soul appeal too – thanks in part to the righteous message in Lamont's lyrics, which would fit with some of the deeper sounds of 70s soul – and thanks also to the wicked instrumentation, which has this great indie vibe, again with plenty of wonderful 70s soul elements! The group's got bits of organ, chromatic guitar, and some gentle basslines that really guide the way – but it's definitely the lead vocals of Lamont Butler that make the whole thing come together – a singer with a sound that's every bit as hip as his look on the cover, and a really universal way of making a message. Titles include "Time For A Change", "Ungodly War", "Smile", "Brighter World", "Thank You Lord", and "Love One Another". CD
Also available It's Time For A Change ... LP 12.99
 
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✨✧ Ray BarrettoAcid ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A monster! If you buy one Latin record this year – make it this one – because it's one of the greatest ever recorded! Ray's late 60s Acid album is a landmark recording – a sublime mixture of Latin jazz, percussion, and soul – grooving hard in a variety of styles, and always hitting the money on every single track. The title cut "Acid" is one of those tunes you'll be playing until you're locked up in a nursing home – and the rest of the record is equally great – with cuts like the bouncy groover "Soul Drummers", the tasty boogaloo "El Nuevo Barretto", and the extended "Espiritu Libre", a great Latin jazz track, with very "out" piano! CD
(Nice reissue – remastered from the original tapes, with a bonus book of notes!)

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✨✧ Various80s Jazz Dance ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set with an 80s cover, but one that features vintage soul jazz throughout – the kind of late 50s/early 60s material that really played big on UK club floors in the early years of Acid Jazz, thanks to work by DJs like Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge! These are all classic cuts from the US – from labels like Prestige and Chess – served up with plenty of Hammond, riffing guitar, and strong tenor lines – plus occasional vocals too. Forget the look of the package, and imagine some fantastic jazz photographs instead – alongside cuts that include "Camp Meetin" by Sam Lazar, "Moanin" by Art Blakey, "Screamin" by Jack McDuff, "Cerveza" by Boots Brown, "Somethin Strange" by Baby Face Willette, "Meetin Here" by Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant, "Blue Vibes" by Johnny Lytle, "Wade In The Water" by Johnny Griffin, "Vera" by Richard Evans, "Sack O Woe" by Ray Bryant, and "Night In Tunisia" by Buck Clarke. CD

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Alphonse MouzonMind Transplant ... CD
Blue Note (France), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon cut some of the hardest, heaviest fusion albums ever to hit the Blue Note label in the 70s – including this legendary powerhouse of a record! The set features Mouzon with one of his longtime partners – guitarist Tommy Bolin – hitting a hard-rocking, heavy fusion sound that really blows off the roof – more than enough influence from the younger generation to showcase the new energy hitting electric jazz – and a bit like some of the work that Alphonse would do with other artists in later years! Mouzon's drums explode like a case of dynamite hitting a nitroglycerine factory – and Bolin wails away on guitar like a buzzsaw out of control. There's some nice little licks on the set – making the record a good one for the sample crowd – and a really high octane album with loads of nice changes! Titles include "Nitroglycerin", "Mind Transplant", "Snow Bound", "Ascorbic Acid", and "Carbon Dioxide". CD

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Third Ear BandMosaics – The Albums 1969 to 1972 (Alchemy/Third Ear Band/Music From Macbeth) (3CD set) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A trio of important albums from this very unique group – brought together here in a single package! First up is Alchemy – the amazing first album from Third Ear Band – a set that's maybe even more distinct than some of their later, better-known recordings! These guys emerged in the British scene at the end of the 60s – but they're not really psych, or prog – and although they have a love of ancient sounds, they're also not in any of the territory that was being explored by acid folk groups of the time! Instead, they've got this wonderful all-acoustic blend of reeds, stringed instruments, and percussion – all with a feel that seems to link together centuries with its own organic energy, but which also gives a bit of a nod to freer jazz elements of the time. At points, these guys almost sound like a looser, more-jamming version of Penguin Cafe Orchestra – but that's only part of the approach – as things are very unique throughout, in a blend of tablas, hand drums, oboe, recorder, viola, violin, cello, and slide pipes – served up on titles that include "Druid One", "Lark Rise", "Ghetto Raga" and "Stone Circle". Next is the self-titled Third Ear Band record – key material from one of the most unique groups of the early prog years – as they dropped the electricity of most of their contemporaries, and instead serve up their sounds in a blend of oboe, violin, cello, and percussion – all with really amazing results! There's currents of free jazz in the music at times – especially on the Leroy Jenkins-like violin – but the percussion also grounds the music nicely – and really keeps the whole group tied to the planet with an organic, almost timeless current – a good thing too, as the titles are all based on the elements – "Air", "Earth", "Fire", and "Water". Last up is their very unique Music From Macbeth – an imagined soundtrack handled in a wonderful way –Shakespeare never sounded so compelling before – given a very cool soundtrack by the Third Ear Band, who were moved to work on this project in collaboration with director Roman Polanski! The music is fantastic away from the film – very different than some of the group's earlier records, and a lot more eerie too – as some of their usual string and reed elements almost take on an electronic vibe in the process! Most tracks are very spacious and open, with the violin and oboe crafting some especially sharp, angular sounds – almost as if the group were let loose in some sort of analogue electronic studio. Titles include "The Beach", "The Banquet", "Dagger & Death", "Bear Baiting", "Groom's Dance", "Prophetics", and "Wicca Way". CD

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VariousBay Area Funk 2 – Funk & Soul Essentials From San Francisco, Oakland, & The Bay Area ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
A way way deeper set than the first volume of Bay Area Funk – and a collection that shows that things got pretty heavy on the San Francisco and Oakland scenes of the 70s! A good number of the tracks here are instrumental, and show some wonderful interplay between the trippier sides of funky jazz and the harder sides of soul going on in the Bay Area back in the day – killer music from the fringes that often got lost in the shuffle of all the better-known music coming out on the bigger labels! The work here is all from very tiny labels – expertly selected and all officially cleared by the Luv N Haight team with keen respect for the artists involved – and in a way, the package has set a new high standard for the label! A tremendous discovery, and filled with tracks we'd never heard before – titles that include "Stop Look Listen" by Primevil, "Poor Sad Child (part 1)" by The Windjammers, "Born To Live With Heartache" by Mary Love, "Move In The Room" by Dawn & Sunset, "Ebony" by Project Soul, "Acid Lady" by San Francisco TKOs, "Hip Breakin" by Little Denise Stevenson, "Devil's On The Run" by Uptights Band, "Brute Strength" by Mile Selesia, and "Lenient With My Love" by The Relatives. CD

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VariousEnjoy The Experience – Homemade Records 1958 to 1992 ... CD
Sinecure/Now Again, 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 17.98
An incredible companion to the book Enjoy The Experience – and like that volume, a set that's filled with gems from the obscure sides of the American recording industry – vanity and privately pressed records that are plenty darn groovy, and pretty darn funky in all the right spots! The book is a painstakingly researched collection – and this soundtrack is just as carefully put together – with a great range of styles – heavily steeped in freaky funk, upbeat boogie, acid folk, offbeat psych, and trippy jazz! The range of sounds is really wonderful – with a feel that's somewhere between a Trunk Records or Finders Keepers compilation – and titles include "Intro (Excerpt)" by The Muzzy Band, "Spacing Out" by The Invaders, Diska Limba Man" by Medico Doktor Vibes, "Music Slave" by Jade, "White Panther" by Arcesia, "Never Come Back" by Boa, "ESP Switch" by Michael Farneti, "6.4 = Makeout" by Gary Wilson, "Just To Say Goodbye" by Russ Saul, "Cadillac Woman" by Stephen David Heitkotter, "Piledriver" by Dennis The Fox, "Old Time Feeling" by Circuit Rider, and "666" by Ray Torske. CD
(A great 2CD package – like a mini-hardcover book like package – with 44 pages of notes and photos!)

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VariousMultidirection Vol 1 ... CD
Brownswood/Talkin' Loud, 1993. Used ... $12.99
Although this comp came out a number of years ago, it's still one of the best-ever selections of Japanese acid jazz, and it features a great selection of rare tracks by artists that you'll know – like Nobukazu Takemura, Soul Boss Trio, Small Circle of Friends, and Kyoto Jazz Massive – plus stuff by a few other groups that we've still never been able to track down – like Jazz Brothers and Cool Spoon. The whole thing was produced by United Future Organization, and it's a great set of grooves if you like groups like Spiritual Vibes, Mondo Grosso, or Soul Bossa Trio. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mary J BligeSeven Days (radio, remix)/Round & Round (brooklyn funk r&b bump mix, brooklyn funk b-boy mix) ... 12-inch
MCA (UK), 1998. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From the Ballads LP. 2 downtempo versions of the A-side, with slightly different beats, but mostly the same feel. The flip gets a slightly acid jazz spin and a feature from Big Pun. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – Cover is lightly stained and wrinkled, with large patches of stuck-on paper on back.)

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✨✧ Shirley Collins & Davy GrahamFolk Roots New Routes ... CD
Decca/Fledgling (UK), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic combination – the amazing guitar work of the young Davy Graham and the sublime vocals of Shirley Collins – paired together here in a record that's a strong precursor to British acid folk in years to come! Collins is rooted in tradition – and had already dipped deep into the American rural folk experience by the time of this record – but the pairing with Graham really points the way towards the tremendous changes she'd go through in coming years – in part because of some of the jazzy phrasing that Davy can bring to his guitar. That maybe comes through strongest on the album's jazz covers – of "Grooveyard" and "Blue Monk" – mixed nicely with traditional material, in a set list that also includes "Nottamun Town", "Proud Maisrie", "The Cherry Tree Carol", "Pretty Saro", "Rif Mountain", "Jane Jane", "Bad Girl", "Dearest Dear", and "Love Is Pleasin". CD

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✨✧ Working WeekWorking Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Virgin/Cherry Red (UK), 1985. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soul groups from the UK in the 80s – a real bright spot in the years before Soul II Soul and the rise of acid jazz – and a set we'd rank right up there with Sade's best work of the time! Working Week have a very jazzy sound at their core – acoustic rhythms, and a strong commitment to jazz at the core – no surprise, given that two of the group's three members were previously involved with Weekend! The third member is the lovely Juliette Roberts – easily one of the best Brit soul singers of the time – and an artist who really helps push some of the more American influences in the group's music – while still giving the whole thing a bit of a London sparkle, too. The mix is sublime, and the whole album's great – full of classic cuts that include "Autumn Boy", "No Cure No Pay", "Sweet Nothing", "Who's Fooling Who", "Thought I'd Never See You Again", and "Venceremos". Amazing reissue – with a full bonus CD, and a whopping 15 extra tracks! Working Week were early proponents of really reworking tunes for singles, especially with jazzy elements – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Veceremos (jazz dance special 12")", "Afoche", "Storm Of Light (inst)", "Bottom End", "Stella Marina (main mix)", "Inner City Blues (urbane guerilla mix)", "Who's Fooling Who (dance version)", "Venceremos (7" bossa version)", "Stella Marina (full rap)", "Pepe's Samba (live)", and "Murphy's Law (live)". CD

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✨✧ MandukaManduka ... LP
IRT/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Soulful sounds from 70s Chile – and a record that easily rivals some of the best acoustic work from the post-Tropicalia generation in Brazil! Manduka's got a heady sound that's very much in keeping with his image on the cover – a freer sort of approach to the music than the decade before – with these long-flowing tracks that intertwine folksy elements and regional touches, but always with some slight undercurrent of jazz – almost at a level that rivals the acid folk of the UK scene of the same time, but with a definite deeper South American vibe. The vocals are sublime – extremely haunting, even beyong the boundary of language – and often recorded with some echo around them and the guitar, in a manner that recalls some of the best Geraldo Vandre material. Instrumentation includes some light backing on flute, bongos, acoustic guitar, and harmonica – often used in a gentle, watery sort of way. Completely sublime – one of those lost global gems you'll treasure for years – with titles that include "Entra Y Sale", "Naranjita", "Oiticumana", "De Un Extranjero", "Brasil 1500", and "Patria Amada Idolarada Salve Salve". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Working WeekWorking Nights ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soul groups from the UK in the 80s – a real bright spot in the years before Soul II Soul and the rise of acid jazz – and a set we'd rank right up there with Sade's best work of the time! Working Week have a very jazzy sound at their core – acoustic rhythms, and a strong commitment to jazz at the core – no surprise, given that two of the group's three members were previously involved with Weekend! The third member is the lovely Juliette Roberts – easily one of the best Brit soul singers of the time – and an artist who really helps push some of the more American influences in the group's music – while still giving the whole thing a bit of a London sparkle, too. The mix is sublime, and the whole album's great – full of classic cuts that include "Autumn Boy", "No Cure No Pay", "Sweet Nothing", "Who's Fooling Who", "Thought I'd Never See You Again", and "Venceremos". CD
(Out of print early pressing.)

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✨✧ Wax PoeticsWax Poetics Special European Collector's Edition ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The return of a classic – the legendary Wax Poetics, a publication that's maybe been one of the most important influences on Dusty Groove customers over the past 20 years! This special issue was put together for the European market, and it combines a small amount of new content with some of the best articles from long out of print issues – all presented here with the usual fantastic mix of well-penned words and beautiful images that's always made Wax Poetics so wonderful. The issue has a great rundown on the contemporary London jazz scene and its amazing array of talent – plus articles on Roy Ayers, Gary Bartz, Mainstream Records, and Acid Jazz Records – and special articles that detail famous breaks that built up a whole generation of contemporary music – including "Apache" by The Incredible Bongo Band, "It's A New Day" by Skull Snaps., "Impeach The President" by Roy C, "Midnight Theme" by Manzel, "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss, and "Amen Brother" by The Winstons. 127 pages, squarebound, full color, and with hardly any ads at all! Magazine

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✨✧ VariousEddie Piller Presents The Mod Revival (4CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Eddie Piller is one mighty cool cat – the force behind the Acid Jazz label for many decades, and also an expert on rare mod records from the 60s – which he's released on some great collections over the years! This time around, Eddie takes us right to the heart of the British mod revival which began in the late 70s – a scene in which Piller played a part before rising to the worlds of funk and jazz – and which he runs through here in a great batch of 92 tracks, all supported by notes on the music from his own perspective! The set is done in a great book-like style, with lots of images and other notes – and although we knew some of the bigger names on the scene, there's plenty here we'd never heard before – a huge set list that includes cuts by The Mods, Nips, Circles, Speedball, New Hearts, The Jam, Jolt, Purple Hearts, Scarlet Party, Mood Six, The Times, Onlookers, The Same, The Clues, 007, The Reaction, The Crooks, Dolly Mixture, Squire, Madness, Nine Below Zero, Secret Affair, The Step, Les Elite, Two Tone Pinks, Studio 68, Strangeways, The Moment, Corduroy, Makin Time, James Taylor Quartet, Little Murders, and many others! CD
 
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Greg FoatSymphonie Pacifique ... CD
Strut (UK), 2020. Used ... $9.99
One of the most ambitious albums to date from the mighty Greg Foat – a set that's different than some of his more intimate affairs, in that it features key contributions from British jazz giants both young and old – all working with Greg's piano, Fender Rhodes, and vibes in a style that's deeply spiritual, and filled with power! The album's hardly the pacific affair you might guess from the title – nothing too placid, as the energy really builds between members of a lineup that includes Moses Boyd and Clark Tracey on drums, Heather Wrighton on harp, Art Themen on tenor and soprano, Eric Young on percussion, and Warren Hampshire on guitars – all at a level that makes the record the deepest jazz album that Foat has ever given us! Titles include "Pointe Venus", "Mother's Love", "After The Storm", "Island Life", "Man Vs Machine", "Nikinakinu", "Anticipation", and "Symphonie Pacifique". CD
Also available Symphonie Pacifique ... CD 11.99

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Greg FoatSymphonie Pacifique ... CD
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
One of the most ambitious albums to date from the mighty Greg Foat – a set that's different than some of his more intimate affairs, in that it features key contributions from British jazz giants both young and old – all working with Greg's piano, Fender Rhodes, and vibes in a style that's deeply spiritual, and filled with power! The album's hardly the pacific affair you might guess from the title – nothing too placid, as the energy really builds between members of a lineup that includes Moses Boyd and Clark Tracey on drums, Heather Wrighton on harp, Art Themen on tenor and soprano, Eric Young on percussion, and Warren Hampshire on guitars – all at a level that makes the record the deepest jazz album that Foat has ever given us! Titles include "Pointe Venus", "Mother's Love", "After The Storm", "Island Life", "Man Vs Machine", "Nikinakinu", "Anticipation", and "Symphonie Pacifique". CD
Also available Symphonie Pacifique ... CD 9.99

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John & Beverly MartynRoad To Ruin (with bonus track) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A fuller effort than the initial outing from John & Beverly Martyn – but a record that has an even more unified spirit, and an approach that takes the acid folk ethos strongly into the 70s! Arrangements are mostly by John and Paul Harris – and feature light piano lines that bring some key jazzy shadings to the tunes – working similar magic in the spacious Joe Boyd production as the use of piano on Nick Drake's classic albums. Beverly and John trade off vocals on the tracks, but there's a really unified feel to the record we love – again, we think, because of the jazzier inflections on the tunes – also helped by some guest sax work from Dudu Pukwana and Ray Warleigh. Titles include "Give Us A Ring", "Parcels", "Primrose Hill", "Auntie Aviator", "New Day", "Sorry To Be So Long", "Let It Happen", and "Road To Ruin". CD features a bonus track! CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling biguine rhythm that flowed from Guadeloupe – almost a mix of Latin and jazz, but with a different sort of vibe of its own – which was then interwoven with elements from Cuban, European, and African styles amidst the initial decade or so of recordings on this set! Debs had strong ties with Paris, and a bit with the West African scene – and their recorded legacy almost follows old colonial paths, but in reverse – creating this wonderful criss-crossing of cultures amidst their grooves. The package is wonderful – loads of vintage photos and great notes in the best Strut Records way – and titles include "Douce Kombass" by Henri Debs Quintet, "Mr Morin" by Joseph Lacides, "Lan Mise" by Geno Exilie, "Feeling Happy" by Cyril Dias Et Son Orchestre, "Ces P'Tits Je T'Aime" by Daniel Forestal Et Sa Guitare, "Assez Fait Cancan" by Guy Conquette, "Stanislas" by Eric Virgal, "Meringue Mondey" by Remy Mondey, "Si I Bon Di I Bon" by Le Ry-Co Jazz, "Salvana" by Dolor Et Les Diables Du Rhythme, and "Van Van" by Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta. CD

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✨✧ Greg FoatSymphonie Pacifique ... LP
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious albums to date from the mighty Greg Foat – a set that's different than some of his more intimate affairs, in that it features key contributions from British jazz giants both young and old – all working with Greg's piano, Fender Rhodes, and vibes in a style that's deeply spiritual, and filled with power! The album's hardly the pacific affair you might guess from the title – nothing too placid, as the energy really builds between members of a lineup that includes Moses Boyd and Clark Tracey on drums, Heather Wrighton on harp, Art Themen on tenor and soprano, Eric Young on percussion, and Warren Hampshire on guitars – all at a level that makes the record the deepest jazz album that Foat has ever given us! Titles include "Pointe Venus", "Mother's Love", "After The Storm", "Island Life", "Man Vs Machine", "Nikinakinu", "Anticipation", and "Symphonie Pacifique". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Armando SciasciaViolin Reactions (200 gram pressing) ... LP
Vedette/Roundtable (Australia), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The definitely got the title right on this one – as the album's got plenty of violin, but never in the way you might expect – as the instrument is used in all these weird and wonderful ways that really make the record a treat! There's neither classical nor jazz-based violin approaches at play – and instead, Armando Sciascia almost seems to be trying to find all the weird, offbeat sounds he can from the instrument – but in ways that are sometimes funky, sometimes dark, and always pretty darn compelling! Some tracks have these chugging rhythms that come from percussion by Tullio De Piscopo – best known for his later club work – others have a spare, moody vibe with offbeat string passages echoing in space – almost as if they're electronic, with weirdly spacey qualities. The record is quite experimental for a sound library session – and titles include "Reagente B", "Acidocloroscuccinico", "Atomo Asimmetrico", "Nucleofilo", "Planctonico", "Enantiomorfo", and "Substrato Ax". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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