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AirAir (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. Used ... $36.99
Not the Chicago group of AACM fame, but a completely different Japanese combo from the 70s – a very cool outfit who are equally avant in their approach – and work together in a very spiritual blend of acoustic and electric sounds! The album features one long track, improvised in a very organic way – so that the spare sounds build up into these parts rich in meaning, but still with plenty of sharp edges – based on work from Yasuo Shimura on flute, amplified soprano sax, Arp, and radio; Renkichi Hayashi on guitar, ring modulator, and other effects; Nobuyoshi Ino on electric and acoustic bass, Turkish guitar, and tape recorder; Hiroshi Murakami on drums and percussion; and Yuji Imamura on amplified and acoustic tabla, plus other percussion. The sound's as compelling as the instrumental lineup – and the album's comprised of one long jamming track "Air (parts 1 & 2)", with a groove that ranges from funky and break-oriented, to wild and free out-oriented soloing. CD
(Out of print Blu Spec CD, includes obi.)

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AirAir Song (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Why Not (Japan), 1975. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A tremendous album from Air – recorded in their native Chicago, but one of the landmark 70s sessions on Japan's Why Not label! The trio is in wonderful formation here – very focused, with a sharpness that you don't always get in some of their other recordings – a perfect balance between the reeds of Henry Threadgill, bass of Fred Hopkins, and drums of Steve McCall! There's a tightness here that we really love – a bold sense of power that takes the AACM tradition, and fuses it with more of a 70s spiritual jazz approach at times – still experimental enough to live up to Air's reputation, but with occasional rhythmic elements that really push things forward. The album only features 4 tracks – but all of them are long, and stepped in soul – with titles that include "The Great Body Of The Riddle Or Where Where The Dodge Boys When My Clay Started To Slide", "Untitled Tango", and "Dance Of The Beast". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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AirAir Time ... CD
Nessa, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
One of the best albums ever by this legendary Chicago trio – a great example of the way that records on the Nessa label can really get to the heart of artists' intentions! The trio of Henry Threadgill on reeds, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Steve McCall on percussion have never sounded better – and have this intimate, soulful interplay that's sometimes missing from other efforts – that special kind of energy that makes the AACM so great when it's really clicking this well – as deeply spiritual as it is freely expressive! Threadgill plays alto, tenor, bass flute, and the compelling hubkaphone – and titles include "I'll Be Right Here Waiting", "No 2", "GvE", "Subtraction", and "Keep Right On Playing Thru The Mirror Over The Water". CD

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AirPeople In The City/The Way You Look Tonight (picture disc) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Parlophone, 2001. New Copy ... $24.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Air SupplyVanishing Race ... CD
Giant, 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Air SupplyGreatest Hits ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ AirAir ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the Chicago group of AACM fame, but a completely different Japanese combo from the 70s – a very cool outfit who are equally avant in their approach – and work together in a very spiritual blend of acoustic and electric sounds! The album features one long track, improvised in a very organic way – so that the spare sounds build up into these parts rich in meaning, but still with plenty of sharp edges – based on work from Yasuo Shimura on flute, amplified soprano sax, Arp, and radio; Renkichi Hayashi on guitar, ring modulator, and other effects; Nobuyoshi Ino on electric and acoustic bass, Turkish guitar, and tape recorder; Hiroshi Murakami on drums and percussion; and Yuji Imamura on amplified and acoustic tabla, plus other percussion. The sound's as compelling as the instrumental lineup – and the album's comprised of one long jamming track "Air (parts 1 & 2)", with a groove that ranges from funky and break-oriented, to wild and free out-oriented soloing. CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
Also available Air (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 36.99

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✨✧ AirAir Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nessa, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever by this legendary Chicago trio – a great example of the way that records on the Nessa label can really get to the heart of artists' intentions! The trio of Henry Threadgill on reeds, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Steve McCall on percussion have never sounded better – and have this intimate, soulful interplay that's sometimes missing from other efforts – that special kind of energy that makes the AACM so great when it's really clicking this well – as deeply spiritual as it is freely expressive! Threadgill plays alto, tenor, bass flute, and the compelling hubkaphone – and titles include "I'll Be Right Here Waiting", "No 2", "GvE", "Subtraction", and "Keep Right On Playing Thru The Mirror Over The Water". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Air Time ... CD 13.99

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Malik AlstonMalik Alston Presents Painted Pictures – Air ... LP
Jazz Diaries, New Copy ... $23.99 26.99 About November 19, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album


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Kurt EllingMan In The Air ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... $6.99
One of the best studio albums in years from Kurt Elling – the much-overlooked Blue Note vocalist who's truly one of the greatest singers of his generation! The album returns Elling to a format that we really love – a setting in which he's able to craft his own lyrics to tunes – either jazz classics by Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Joe Zawinul, and others, or original tunes written in collaboration with players on the album. More than ever, Elling displays a tremendous understanding of jazz in all its shapes and forms – pushing the boundaries of jazz vocals farther than anyone we've heard since Mark Murphy in the 70s, and giving us hope for the future of singers in jazz! There's no warmed-over standards or easy classics here – but really incredible tunes that show that at least there's one person out there willing to do more than just provide a soundtrack to Starbucks. Titles include great versions of Coltrane's "Resolutions" and Herbie Hancock's "A Secret I", plus the tunes "Higher Vibe", "All Is Quiet", "Minuano", "In The Winelight", "Time To Say Goodbye", and "The More I Have You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hubert Laws/Quincy Jones/Chick CoreaBlanchard – New Earth Sonata/Telemann – Suite In A Minor (Overture/Air A L'Italien/Rejouissance)/Amazing Grace ... LP
CBS, 1985. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
With Ndugu Chancler on persussion, Bill Kanengiser on guitar, and Bob Magnusson on bass on "New Earth Sonata"; and with John Beasley on Yamaha DX7 and Dorothy Ashby on harp on "Amazing Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click on the first track during the Blanchard track.)

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Pekka PohjolaKeesojen Lehto (aka Mathematician's Air Display) ... LP
Love/Svart (Finland), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
An international gem from Finnish bassist Pekka Pohjola – maybe no surprise, given that the record also features work from Mike Oldfield and Pierre Moerlin too! The presence of both of those players really gave the record a lot of global circulation back in the day – but the core sound is Pekka's own – very much the spirit of some of the hippest Love Records releases from Finland, and that label's groundbreaking blend of jazz fusion and proggish styles! The blend is very different from German or Italian work of the period – instrumentation that's never overdone, and which also includes Pekka on a variety of keyboards and piano too – next to drums and percussion from Moerlin, guitars from Oldfield, and some occasional vocals from Sally Oldfield – who's on two of the album's six tracks, leaving the rest as instrumental. Titles include "Varjojen Varaslahto", "Mathemaatikon Lentonaytos", "Kadet Suoristavat Veden", "Oivallettu Maktalhty", and "Paantaivuttelun Seuraukset". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy PrestonOn The Air ... LP
Megatone, 1984. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear and a small mark from sticker removal on back.)

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Charlie ShaversMountain Air/Rosetta (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Keynote, 1944. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Jayme StoneOther Side Of The Air ... CD
Jayme Stone (Canada), 2013. Used ... $4.99
Jayme Stone on banjo, Rob Mosher on woodwinds, Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, Andrew Downing on cello and bass, Joe Phillips on bass, Nick Fraser on drums and percussion, Aleksandar Gajic and Aline Homzy on violin, Kathleen Kajioka on viola, Amy Laing on cello, Anne Thompson on flute, Clare Scholtz on oboe, Peter Lutek on bassoon, William Carn on trombone, and David Quackenbush on french horn. CD

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Cecil TaylorAir Above Mountains – Buildings Within ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About November 17, 2021 (delayed)
Freewheeling Cecil Taylor – heard here solo, in his best 70s mode – recorded live in Austria in 1976, playing beautifully on a Bosendorfer Grand piano! Taylor works wonders with the instrument – giving it a pyrotechnic workout during the extended performance on the set – at a level that, whatever you might feel about his approach to jazz, really stands as a demonstration that, above anything else, Taylor has always been one hell of a pianist – able to handle the instrument in a way that's unlike anyone else! The album features one long track – "Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within)" – awash with light, colors, and life – all from the Taylor side of the spectrum! CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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Tech DaddyHandz In Da Air (voc, inst)/Trav 98 (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Baltimore Break Beats, 1998. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label test pressing, with info written in marker.)

Exact matches19
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VariousAir Force Country ... LP
United States Air Force, 1974. Very Good+ ... $5.99
US Air Force recruiting LP. Features T. Tommy Cutrer, Carl Smith, Kitty Wells, George Jones and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small split on the top seam.)

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VariousEsterno Notte Giorno D'Estate – Open Air Grooves, Daytime Breaks, Sunny & Scat Beats From The Italian Untapped Film Music Archives 1969 to 1978 (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $39.99 42.99
Sunny grooves with a fantastic sound – music that echoes some of our favorite Italian soundtracks of the 60s and 70s – but most of it previously unreleased! The work here is from undertapped sources of the period – not some of the oft-compiled songs from the Italian soundtrack/sound library reissue scene of the past decade or two – but instead lots of fresh tracks that really throw open the gates – with strong quality tracks that are awash in lots of groovy elements! Music is both acoustic and electric, often with a fair bit of jazz or bossa nova influences – and in contrast to some sound library collections that go for the darker side of the spectrum, these tracks are all as warm as you might guess from the title. Tracks include "Don Milani" by Alessandro Alessandroni, "Cugine Mie" by Nico Fidenco, "Gideon" by Alberto Baldan Bembo, "Camorra" by Manuel De Sica, "Pensiero D'Amore" by Mario Migliardi, "Gisposta A Tutto" by Gianni Marchetti, "Mondo Di Notte Oggi" by Gianni Oddi Gianni Dell'Orso, "Un Uomo Dalla Pelle Dura" by Carlo Pes, and "Verso La Droga" by Sandro Brugnolini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – pressed on 180 gram vinyl and with bonus CD!)

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VariousVoices Of Air – Jodee Davis/Dan Velicer/Devin Bennett/Daniel Marion ... CD
Albany, 2020. Used ... $0.99
New works for solo trombone, trombone and piano, and three trombones by Victoria Bond, Jennifer Higdon, Kevin Cerovich, Raymond Premru, Brian Lynn, Norman Bolter, and Paul Rudy. CD

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✨✧ ChopinPiano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 – Rubinstein/Skrowaczewski/New Symphony Orchestra Of London/Wallenstein/Symphony Of The Air (SACD pressing) ... CD
RCA/Sony, 1958/1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, hybrid SACD pressing - works on regular CD players too!)

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✨✧ Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ralph J Gleason might just be one of the coolest cats to ever write about music – a key part of the San Francisco scene during the postwar years – where his talents helped illuminate both the worlds of art and music during the beat generation – then really helped shine a spotlight on all the cultural changes in the city during the 60s – which even led to Gleason's role in the founding of Rolling Stone magazine! Gleason always had a great eye (and ear) for things that were new and special, but never in a way that was slavish to the moment – or to its creator – and the book features an initial section on his writings on jazz and blues – with essays on John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, BB King, John Handy, Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, Cal Tjader, Ben Webster, the San Francisco Jazz scene, and other diverse topics. The second section features Gleason on folk and rock – with bits on Jefferson Airplane, Hank Williams, Lenny Bruce, Odetta, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and others – and the final section features articles on politics and culture – covering topics that include Richard Nixon, radio payola, Law & Order, flower children, and other slices of society, seen from the Gleason viewpoint. Book is hardcover, and 309 pages. Book

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✨✧ Be Bop DeluxeLive In The Air Age (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1977. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The "air" here might well refer to the charged atmosphere in the arena during the live show that makes up this set from Be Bop Deluxe – a nice summation of everything that Bill Nelson and the group had done on their studio classics from the mid 70s, maybe stripped-down here a bit away from the studio! Yet somehow, the music also has that wonderful sense of compression that the group always got – a way of layering the sound at a level that's maybe post-glam, pre-punk, and without some of the fuller trappings of ELO, with more of a focus on the guitar. The whole approach holds up surprisingly well on stage – and titles include "Shine", "Fair Exchange", "Sister Seagull", "Blazing Apostles", "Life In The Air Age", and "Ships In The Night". 3CD set features three more bonus John Peel live tracks on CD1 – and CD2 and CD3 feature a full extended live performance, done in London at Hammersmith Odeon in 1977! Newly remastered, with new notes by Bill Nelson, and in the correct running order for the first time on CD. CD

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✨✧ BeethovenConcerto No 5 (Emperor) – Artur Rubinstein/Josef Krips/Symphony Of The Air ... LP
RCA, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded dog stereo pressing with deep groove – 14s/13s.)

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✨✧ Brian CharettePower From The Air ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brian Charette wields the Hammond B3 here in a really wonderful way – sometimes using the instrument with a full force that really drives the rest of the group, other times hitting more spacious lines that bring in all these great colors from the horn players on the set – a lineup that includes Itai Kriss on flute, Mike DiRubbo on alto, Kenny Brooks on tenor, and Karel Ruzicka on bass clarinet! Alongside the drums of Brian Fishler, the horns are used almost like a mini-ensemble – filling in next to the organ in the way you might hear on some of the hipper charts used with Jack McDuff at the end of the 60s – although Brian's approach is very much his own. The set includes lots of tasty original tunes – including "Silver Lining", "As If To Say", "Fried Birds", "Elephant Memory", "Power From The Air", "Want", and "Frenzy". CD

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✨✧ Terry RileyRainbow In Curved Air ... CD
Columbia, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Terry Riley's most enduring works, and a haunting record that contains two extended modal minimal jams – "Rainbow In Curved Air" and "Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band". "Rainbow" features Terry interweaving cool keyboard lines on organ, electric harpsichord, and the amazingly cool "rocksichord" – which is almost a guitar-like keyboard! "Poppy Nogood" has a similar groove on organ and soprano saxophone. Both tracks are prime material by Riley, and they have a sound that's influenced countless artists in the current electronica generation – but which never sounded better than here, on the original recordings! CD

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoHino's Journey To Air ... LP
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Terumasa Hino at a level that's quite different than most of his early work in Japan – recording in New York, and using a very spiritual approach – one that's clearly influenced by some of the other players in the session! The album features one long track – a bit improvised, and almost free at times – but also given a strong sense of direction, too – that balance between completely unbridled expression and structure that can make some of the best spiritual jazz sessions so great! Hino's on trumpet, and also plays some flugelhorn – and other players include Steve Grossman on tenor and flute, Pete Yellin on alto and flute, Dave Liebman on alto and tenor, Olu Dara on trumpet, Bob Moses on drums, Dave Holland on bass, and Mike Garson on piano and Fender Rhodes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Day Japan 2020 release.)
 
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Ancient GreaseWomen & Children First (with bonus track) ... CD
Angel Air (UK), 1970. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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Rev FC Barnes & Rev Janice BrownRough Side Of The Mountain ... CD
Air/Malaco, 1983. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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✨✧ Elliot LawrenceSoundflights Into Jazz Vol 2 ... LP
Air Force Reserve, Late 50s. Good ... $2.99
A very cool set – short radio pieces put together by the Air Force – with announcer Jim Lowe and a core band led by Elliot Lawrence – with solo stars that show up on each episode! This volume features appearances by Charlie Shavers, Lee Konitz, Osie Johnson, Woody Herman, Larry Brown, and Barry Galbraith. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a few small but deeper marks that click on Side 1, plus a deep mark that clicks through most of Side 2. Cover has clear tape holding the seams and spine.)

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Ben TankardAll Keyed Up (180 gram 45 rpm pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Air/Time Capsule (UK), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A late 80s electro gem from Ben Tankard – a real multi-instrumentalist here, making best use of the digital technology of the time to serve up a smooth blend of jazzy fusion, funk, and soul! Ben plays most of the instruments here – midi keyboards, wind controllers, guitar synth, drum programs, and more – but uses them all with the warmth of a fusion record from a decade before, which is quite a feat – as much of the instrumentation could be a bit cold in the wrong hands. A few numbers have strong keyboard solos out front – ala Rodney Franklin or Bobby Lyle at the time – and titles include "All Keyed Up", "Melodic Heaven", and "Eden Celebration" – plus "All Keyed Up (Time Capsule seaside mix)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stone The CrowsRadio Sessions 1969 to 1972 ... CD
Angel Air (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Joey AlexanderJoey – Monk – Live ... CD
Motema, 2017. Used ... $7.99
The best sort of Thelonious Monk set in our opinion – the kind of record that draws heavily from the legacy of the master, but also delivers something completely new and fresh! Let's face it, Monk would wince at the idea of folks just copying his style and ideas – and Joey Alexander hardly does that at all here, by really transforming familiar Monk numbers with this modern approach that's both fluid and chunky at the same time! Alexander's hands on the keys are amazing – and almost feel like he's grabbing chunks of sound out of the air, to sculpt these sonic shapes based on the ideas of the tunes. The structure of the tunes is subtly but greatly enhanced by the work of Scott Colley on bass and Willie Jones III on drums – and titles include "Ugly Beauty", "Rhythm A Ning", "Straight No Chaser", "Pannonica", and "Evidence". CD

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All Set (Ingrid Laubrock/Stephane Payen/Chris Tordini/Tom Rainey)All Set ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Twin saxes, coming together here with a really wonderful sound – the tenor of Ingrid Laubrock and straight alto sax of Stephane Payen – criss-crossing beautifully next to the drums of Tom Rainey and bass of Chris Tordini! There's a really special sort of sound going on here – the reed interplay never sounds too cold or academic, as can sometimes happen – and both players have a very intuitive sense of energy – rising and cresting together, breaking off in individual explorations – and often having this sort of inherent swing, even when things get pretty wild. Titles include "Knock Whack", "Dice", "Evaporating Dew", "The Chant", "Out Of Thin Air", and "Harmonization" – the last of which might be a good title for the album! CD

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Laurie AndersonBig Science ... LP
Warner, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the greatest albums to come from the New York underground of the early 80s – even if it was a relatively big "hit" on a major label! Laurie Anderson is in perfect form here – drawing on a strong tradition of avant garde performance, but without any of the indulgences that would mire down performance art in years to come. Instead, she's got a clean, clear style that's simply amazing – spoken passages that are poetic and pointed, but which also have a slight undercurrent of wit – a charming quality that never takes itself too seriously, even when the sounds and styles are somewhat dark. Instrumentation includes some great rhythm passages from David Van Tieghem, plus surprising performances from Rufus Harley on bagpipes and George Lewis on trombone. Titles include "From The Air", "Big Science", "O Superman", "Born Never Asked", "Walking & Falling", "Example #22", "Let X = X", and "It Tango". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Big Science (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Laurie AndersonBig Science (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Nonesuch, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.99
One of the greatest albums to come from the New York underground of the early 80s – even if it was a relatively big "hit" on a major label! Laurie Anderson is in perfect form here – drawing on a strong tradition of avant garde performance, but without any of the indulgences that would mire down performance art in years to come. Instead, she's got a clean, clear style that's simply amazing – spoken passages that are poetic and pointed, but which also have a slight undercurrent of wit – a charming quality that never takes itself too seriously, even when the sounds and styles are somewhat dark. Instrumentation includes some great rhythm passages from David Van Tieghem, plus surprising performances from Rufus Harley on bagpipes and George Lewis on trombone. Titles include "From The Air", "Big Science", "O Superman", "Born Never Asked", "Walking & Falling", "Example #22", "Let X = X", and "It Tango". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Big Science ... LP 14.99

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Alice BabsAlice Babs Meets Erwin Lehn ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
Early work from Swedish jazz singer Alice Babs – and a set of recordings that feature the vocalist in the wonderful company of leader/arranger Erwin Lehn! Lehn's got a really fantastic sense of color – which we know most famously from his album on MPS – and that approach works great magic here with Alice, who's in a very jazz-based approach (unlike some of her more pop recordings of the 50s), and who brings in these great inflections that really match the spirit of the larger ensemble! The set brings together rare recordings from the years 1952, 1953, and 1955 – all studio recordings done with Lehn's group – on titles that include the great "Opus In Scat", plus "Tack Tack Tack", "Bluer Than Blue", "No Words Blues", "Rainbow Street", "Regutunga Skyar", "Zing A Little Zong", and "Un Petit Air Un Peau Faux". CD
(Still sealed.)

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Bobby BareDetroit City & Other Hits/500 Miles From Home/Talk Me Some Sense/Bird Named Yesterday (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Four gems from the early RCA years of Bobby Bare – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Detroit City – a classic early album from the great Bobby Bare – proof that the man had plenty of charms in the years before he started working with hip singer/songwriter material! The set kicks off with the huge title cut – a track that Bobby does better than just about anyone else – and it follows with a host of well-chosen cuts and some surprisingly great originals – showing an early songwriting side of Bare that didn't always get exposure in later years! Bobby's got a great edge in his vocals, even young – less of the pop modes that you'd hear on some of his singles – on titles that include "Shame On Me", "Detroit City", "Is It Wrong", "Dear Wastebasket", "The Gods Were Angry With Me", "Book Of Love", and "I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today". 500 Miles is early genius from Bobby Bare – a set that shows just how great he was at the start – able to bring a special spin to a country tune, even amidst some of the fuller Chet Atkins production at RCA! Bobby's got a very unique style – maybe more urban than you might expect, but still with a twang – a quality that always made him perfect for songs of moving and longing, as in the title cut. There's plenty of other numbers in that mode, too – including a few penned by Bobby himself – in a lineup that includes "Let Me Tell You about Mary", "Abilene", "Worried Man Blues", "Sailor Man", "Homestead On The Farm", "Gotta Travel On", "500 Miles From Home", and "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight". Talk Me Some Sense is wonderful work from Bobby Bare – a record that already shows the young singer reaching for hip material, and coming up with a mature way of putting over a tune that's unlike anyone else! There's some slight currents of folk in the music – but as with the early John Hartford records on RCA, the style is more country overall – but also in a very different space too – inheriting some of the hipper inflections of the changing 60s, even amidst familiar RCA production – which puts a really special spin on all the tunes. Titles include "A Little Bit Later On Down The Line", "Got Leavin On Her Mind", "Long Black Veil", "All The Good Times Are Past & Gone", "You Can't Stop The Wind From Blowing", "Heaven Help My Soul", "It Ain't Me Babe", and the great original "Passin Through". Bird Named Yesterday is one of the coolest Bobby Bare albums of the 60s – a precursor to some of his concept albums of the 70s, but done in a bit of a different mode too! Bobby delivers these little recitations between most of the tunes – speaking in different characters, but in a way that evokes some of the larger spirit that Lee Hazlewood brought to his projects of the period – a quality that's also echoed in the way that Bare puts over a tune – mature, and with a nice sense of distance that brings about a slight current of wit – quite unusual for RCA country at the time! The set includes some great tunes by a young Jack Clement – and titles include "Somebody Bought My Old Hometown", "The Air Conditioner Song", "The Day The Saw Mill Closed Down", "Bird Named Yesterday", "The Old Gang's Gone", and "They Covered Up The Old Swimmin Hole". Bonus tracks include "The Town That Broke My Heart", "Don't Do Like I Done Son", "Sandy's Crying Again", and "When Am I Ever Gonna Settle Down". CD

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Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan BlakeWithout Deception ... CD
Dare 2, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
This isn't the first time that pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland have played together – but there's definitely something special about the record that really grabs our ears – and it's not just the excellent work on drums by Johnathan Blake! Barron's at his roundest, most soulful sort of tone – really grabbing the notes out of the air in this wonderful way – and Holland really follows suit too, with this very personal, organic approach that's such a change from some of his more experimental work of years back – and which makes him a stunning part of the group, especially at all those many moments when he and Barron dance around each other's sound with this beautifully resonant vibe. Titles include "Until Then", "Porto Alegre", "Without Deception", "Speed Trap", "Secret Places", "Worry Later", and "Pass It On". CD

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✨✧ Gary BartzLibra/Another Earth ... CD
Milestone, 1967/1968. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Early soul jazz brilliance from a young Gary Bartz – music that pre-dates his Ntu Troup, and his work with Larry Mizell! Libra is fantastic early work from Gary – and probably his rarest record ever! The album was cut at a time when the young Bartz was first coming to prominence in the hip late 60s soul jazz group of Max Roach – and Bartz's playing at the time is a perfect model of mid-Coltrane searching with some of the tighter sides of soul jazz that were being forged at labels like Blue Note by players like Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan. The record's a masterpiece of youthful soulful energy – and the group includes Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, Albert Dailey on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums, all players who are perfectly matched to fit Bartz's stridently creative vision. His solos on alto are impeccable – some of the most meaningful we've ever heard on the instrument from the time – and the album's a great one all the way through! Titles include "Air & Fire", "Eastern Blues", "Libra", "Freedom Of The Day", and "Cabin In The Sky". Another Earth is amazing too – one of the first that Gary Bartz ever cut – done during a time when he'd been working with Max Roach and a super-hip group of younger soul jazz players who would go onto shape the sound of the 70s. Bartz leads a group that includes Stanley Cowell, Freddy Waits, Charles Tolliver, Pharoah Sanders, and Reggie Workman – and the music sounds like it was lifted from one of the best albums on Strata East from the 70s. There's no funk, no vocals, no weird rhythms – just pure spiritual jazz, played to perfection, and filled with a creative vitality that most of the players had lost a few years later. Tracks include the album-side "Another Earth", plus "Dark Nebula", "UFO", and "Perihelion & Aphelion". Note: CD omits the track "Disjunction" from Libra – due to space restrictions. CD

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Beach BoysSmiley Smile/Wild Honey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Fantastic stuff! Smiley Smile is the issued version of Smile, a classic – and even though some may gripe that it's missing the 50% extra material that was supposed to be on the Smile set, it's still utterly fantastic! Titles include "Vegetables", "Heroes & Villains", "Fall", "Little Pad", "With Me Tonight", and "Wind Chimes". Wild Honey is a great lost album, too – one that has the Beach Boys going back to more stripped-down sounds, but still staying kind of odd and eerie, on tracks like "Let The Wind Blow", "I'd Love Just Once To See You", "Country Air", "Aren't You Glad", and "Here Comes The Night". CD also features 6 bonus tracks, including alternate takes from the Smile sessions! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jeff BeckBlow By Blow ... CD
Epic, 1975. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "You Know What I Mean", "Air Blower", "Scatterbrain", "Cause We've Ended As Lovers", "She's A Woman", and "Freeway Jam". CD
(Out of print.)

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Beady BelleAt Welding Bridge ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful album from Beady Belle – the group and wonderful vessel for the seductive, entrancing voice and songs of Beate S. Lech – possibly their best yet! Beady Belle have made deeply engaging blend of modern jazzy soul and beautiful mood music for most of the outs, taking a step back just a bit from the slightly more crossover ready songs of Belvedere album into more intimate, yet just was inviting material on At Welding Bridge. Beate's vocals are as sultry and hypnotic as ever, singing with warmth and genuine emotion in elegant, but not overly precious way – and the instrumentation suits her perfectly. Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer or other keys, some truly excellent guitar, clarinet, flute, electric bass and percussion frame the vocals on most tracks, and some of the tracks were cut at home, which we believe, given the warmth and intimacy. Titles include "Diamond In The Rough", "Come Home", "The Storm", "Runaway Mind", "Bird's-Eye View", "Turn Back Time", "Press Of Canvas", "Leeway", "Ambush" and "Walk On Air". CD

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Brian BennettVoyage – A Journey Into Discoid Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
DJM/Strawberry (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A really heady record from British drummer Brian Bennett – an artist known for both jazz and funky sound library work – here stretching out in a mode that really fits the image on the cover! The tunes are longer than some of Bennett's earlier sound library material – almost a mix of progressive energy with jazzier funk – a lot cooler than the disco reference in the title might imply! The set's got tremendous keyboards from Francis Monkman – who handles all the spacier elements, while the drums of Bennett works the rhythms with bass from Alan Jones – on long tracks with plenty of complexity, but also plenty of groove! Titles include "Voyage", "Solstice", "Chain Reaction", "Pendulum Force", "Air Quake", and "Ocean Glide". 2CD version features a full CD of bonus material – including 7" single mixes of "Pendulum Force" and "Ocean Glide" – and working mixes of every track on the album. CD

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Borne/Kosins/Boehm/Dinicu/DebussyLove Letters – Davis Shostac/Anita Swearengin ... LP
Crystal, 1984. Sealed ... $9.99
Pieces include Borne's "Frantaisie Brillante", Kosin's "Love Letters", Boehm's "Variations Brillantes Su Un Air Allemand", Dinicu's "Hora Staccato", and Debussy's "La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BurtonWorks ... CD
ECM, 1984. Used ... $8.99
A nice collection from Gary Burton's ECM years that includes collaborations with Steve Swallow on bass, Pat Metheny on guitar, Ralph Towner on classical guitar, and others. Tracks include "Desert Air", "Tunnel Of Love", "Vox Humana", "Three", "Brotherhood", "Chelsea Bells (For Hern)", and "Domino Biscuit". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb EllisGreat Guitars Live (Live At The Winery/Live At Charlie's Georgetown) ... CD
Concord, 1980/1983. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
A jazz guitar double-header – two older albums from the classic Great Guitars series packaged in a single set! First up is Great Guitars At The Winery – a date that has a sweet trio of guitarists – Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis – swinging in easygoing, open-ended formation that allows for plenty of fast string interplay! Rhythm is from Joe Byrd on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums, and at times, the guitar-driven approach is almost in the mode of gypsy swing – but with a lot more of a contemporary feel overall. Titles include "So Danco Samba", "Sheik Of Araby", "Broadway", "Air Mail Special", and "Talk Of The Town". Great Guitars At Charlies Georgetown follows the great format first set out by the trio of guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis – a pretty airy approach to jazz guitar swinging that also features a bit of bass from Joe Byrd and some drums from Chuck Redd! As before, the approach seems to work best on older swing-styled numbers – letting one guitar play rhythm while another solos strongly – on titles that include "Where Or When", "New Orleans", "Change Partners", "Opus One", "Get Happy", and "Danielle". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash At Folsom Prison ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1968. Used ... $4.99
One of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded, properly reissued with the original sequence restored and uncensored! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only cemented his persona as the real deal, but carries an air of dizzying emotion throughout the set. Appropriately filled with his darkest tunes, Folsom is one of the few cases in which a live recording of a hitmakers catalog is stronger and more vital than the studio versions. Includes "Folsom Prison Blues", "Dark As A Dungeon", "Cocaine Blues", "25 Minutes To Go", "Orange Blossom Special", "The Long Black Veil", "Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog", "Joe Bean", plus "Jackson" and "Give My Love To Rose" featuring June Carter. 3 previously unissued songs – "Joe Bean", "Busted", and "The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer". CD
Also available Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (remastered edition) ... CD 6.99

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash At Folsom Prison (remastered edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1968. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded, properly reissued with the original sequence restored and uncensored! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only cemented his persona as the real deal, but carries an air of dizzying emotion throughout the set. Appropriately filled with his darkest tunes, Folsom is one of the few cases in which a live recording of a hitmakers catalog is stronger and more vital than the studio versions. Includes "Folsom Prison Blues", "Dark As A Dungeon", "Cocaine Blues", "25 Minutes To Go", "Orange Blossom Special", "The Long Black Veil", "Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog", "Joe Bean", plus "Jackson" and "Give My Love To Rose" featuring June Carter. 2 previously unissued songs – "Joe Bean" and "The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer". CD
Also available Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison ... CD 4.99

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COB (Clive's Original Band)Spirit Of Love ... LP
CBS/Bread & Wine, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
A beautiful little record from the glory days of the acid folk scene in the UK – a set served up by Clive Palmer, who you might know from work in Incredible String Band and Wizz Jones – sounding even more enigmatic here at the helm of a trio who were produced by the legendary Ralph McTell! The style is light years from the more traditional sounds of some of Ralph's music – very moody and dark, with instrumentation that comes from guitar, recorder, and a variety of other instruments – including the unusual dulcitar, which was invented by trio member John Bidwell! Lead vocals are from Clive and Mick Bennett – alternating on different tracks, and harmonizing with a very eerie vibe, one that's further expanded by the unusual production modes too. A few tracks add in other elements, but just lightly – really keeping the solitary, spooky vibe of the record intact. Titles include "Evening Air", "Serpent's Kiss", "Wade In The Water", "Soft Touches Of Love", "Music Of The Ages", Spirit Of Love", and "Sweet Slavery". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DioLast In Line (picture disc) (2021 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Warner, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
The second of Dio's twin masterpieces – a second album knockout that followed Holy Diver by a single year! The biggest difference this time out is the addition of full time keyboard player Claude Schnell to the band, making Dio a quintet – but what the keyboards do NOT do is air out the heaviness. This remains a headbanging classic, with songs as heavy as any in the Dio canon. Like they did on Holy Diver, the band balances a melodic sensibility with heavy rock in a way that would prove hugely influential – we can't imagine the quietly melodic to massively heavy transitions on Metallica's Master Of Puppets LP could've been what they are without the opening minute of the title track here, but this whole thing is a win – with "We Rock", "Mystery", Breathless", "I Speed At Night", "One Night In The City", "Evil Eyes", "Eat Your Heart Out" and "Egypt (The Chains Are On)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Jim HallUndercurrent ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
A legendary set from the team of guitarist Jim Hall and pianist Bill Evans – both already wonderful players on their own, but really hitting a magical sort of space here together! The record is a classic in understatement – the inevitable meeting of two players who'd both made a career out of saying more with less – and both Evans and Hall manage to make this special sort of sound when working together in such a space – spare, but never short on ideas – filled with color and tone, but never overdone. The tracks are long and dreamy, and the piano/guitar lines seem to float in the air, suspended on naught but idea and imagination. Titles include a very nice version of "Skating In Central Park", plus "Dream Gypsy", "Romain", and "Darn That Dream". CD includes four previously unissued tracks – "Stairway To The Stars", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", and alternate takes of "Romain" and "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Out of print.)

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France GallBest Of France Gall ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the greatest French female singers of the 60s – presented here in a classic collection of work! If you've gotta dig one gal vocalist of the Parisian scene of the time, Gall is definitely your girl – as her brash, bold style of singing really sums up the hippest, grooviest French styles of the time! Many tracks here were penned by some of the best French arrangers and composers of the period – including a fair bit by Serge Gainsbourg, who really helped Gall find her groove, and moved her from being just another girl singer to one of the more powerful 60s voices in French pop! There's even a few funky numbers in the mix, and the rest mostly have a modly snapping 60s groove – of the sort that's being heavily revived these days – and titles include "Pense A Moi", "Laisse Tomber Les Filles", "Attends Ou Va T'En", "Nous Ne Sommes Pas Des Anges", "Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son", "N'Ecoute Pas Les Idoles", "Baby Pop", "Les Sucettes", "Cet Air-La", "Bebe Requin", and "24/36". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jef GilsonLe Massacre Du Printemps ... LP
Futura/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the most striking albums ever from French experimentalist Jef Gilson – and one of the most outside as well! The album's from the same vintage as some of Gilson's world jazz experiments on the Palm label, but the overall feel here is much more free – with Jef working on a fuzzy Electra Hohner piano, which sounds very stark and trippy – alongside organ from Pierre Moret and drums from Jean Claude Pourtier – as well as other instrumentation from all three members of the trio! There's lots of percussion and extra elements that come into the mix – creating an organic feel that's different than other freer jazz work of the time – and Gilson's use of the electric keyboard is strongly resonant, with bold sounds that never overlap – but hang in the air nicely amidst the percussion. Claude Jeanmarie also plays prepared piano on one track – and titles include "Les Cigales", "Faut Qu'on", "Tournant Decisif", and "Le Massacre Du Printemps". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Goldsmith/Lionel NewmanBandolero ... CD
Intrada/Project 3, 1968. Used ... $11.99
A way cooler soundtrack than you might expect – not only different than the usual western score of the time, but surprisingly sophisticated work for a movie that featured stars like Dean Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Raquel Welch, and George Kennedy! The music was conducted by Lionel Newman, and it's often got this sense of spareness and space that really makes things magical – sounds just hanging there in air, isolated instruments moving in Morricone-like fashion, yet in ways that still occasionally have some of the boldness you'd expect from Jerry Goldsmith too. The themes are often personal, almost romantic – yet never soppy, and occasionally inflected with exotic elements that really keeps things interesting. CD
(Out of print, 1993 pressing.)

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David Grubbs/Mats Gustafsson/Rob MazurekUnderflow ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
A fantastic meeting of the musical minds – coming together here in a set of live improvisations recorded at a record store in Greece! The setting's an unusual one, and the music is too – sounds that really move past the usual for all three players, but especially David Grubbs and Mats Gustafsson – both of whom seem very comfortable here in some of the sonic territory that we normally hear more from Rob Mazurek! Grubbs' guitar is quite different than on some of his own records – especially the solo acoustic moments – and Mats reminds us that he's not just a hell of a saxophonist, but also a master of many other ways to disturb the flow of air – delivering work here on flute, fluteophone, and live electronics – the last of which is matched with more electronics from Rob Mazurek, who also plays piccolo trumpet and wood flute too. Every song has a different shape and texture, which is a further testament to both the sensitivities of the musicians, and their sympathies with each other – and titles include "Not In A Hall Of Mirrors", "Creep Mission", "City Stones Sleep", and "Goats & Hollers". CD

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Vince GuaraldiComplete Warner Brothers/Seven Arts Recordings (Oh Good Grief/Eclectic/Alma-Ville/bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1968/1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 25.98
A trio of wonderful records – plus rare bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Oh Good Grief – one of the coolest, grooviest albums that pianist Vince Guaraldi ever recorded – a set that's got the same Peanuts theme as his earlier dates for Fantasy Records, but which also features some sweet electric touches that only make things even better than before! In addition to his warmly vamping piano, with all those lyrical touches we love so much, Vince is playing an electric harpsichord too – which makes for some very groovy moments – in a cool quartet that features guitar from Eddie Duran, bass from Stanley Gilbert, and drums from the great Carl Burnett! All tunes are Peanut-themed – the music that Guaraldi wrote for the TV specials – but they're sometimes taken at a looser style that's even jazzier overall – as you'll hear on the classic "Linus & Lucy", plus "Red Baron", "Peppermint Patty", "Great Pumpkin Waltz", and "Rain Rain Go Away". The Eclectic Vince Guaraldi nicely expands Vince's sound of earlier years – by taking his lyrical piano groove and adding in a bit of electric harpsichord – plus slightly larger arrangements that feature a bit of electric bass, guitar, and just the right light touches of strings. The resulting sound is wonderful – as deeply reflective as some of Vince's better-known work, but with some cool late 60s touches that really give the album a fresh kind of feel. And heck, Vince even sings on 2 Tim Hardin tracks – "Black Sheep Boy" and "Reason To Believe" – using a great raspy style of vocals that we didn't even know he had! Other titles include a great electric version of "The Beat Goes On", plus cool originals "Nobody Else", "Coffee and Doe-Nuts", and "Lucifer's Lady". Alma-Ville was cut during Vince's late 60s hipster phase – and it combines work on piano with a bit of electric playing, plus hip LA arrangements that include drums by Dom Um Romao, guitar by Herb Ellis, and added percussion by Rubens Bassini. Tracks are mostly originals – short groovers and sing-song numbers, a lot cooler than some of Vince's earlier work – all dancing along in a sweetly breezy groove that makes for a heck of a delightful little album! Titles include "Rio From The Air", "Cristo Redentor", "Uno Y Uno", "Detained In San Ysidro", "Jambos", "Alma Ville", and "The Masked Marvel". 2CD set features 4 bonus tracks – "Oh Happy Day", "The Sharecropper's Daughter", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose (take 15)", and 'The BEat Goes On (alt take 14)". CD

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Jim HallComplete Jazz Guitar (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Essential Jazz (Spain), 1957. Used ... $9.99
A rare early trio set from Jim Hall – especially noteworthy because Jim rarely worked as a leader in the format! The album's got Hall working with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – in a mode that slightly recalls some of Barney Kessel's mid 50s recordings over at Contemporary Records, but which also has that airier style that was Hall's first great calling card on his instrument. Some of the best cuts really have the notes hanging in air with incredible grace and a very subtle sense of swing – and titles include "This Is Always", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Stella By Starlight", "Deep In A Dream", "Seven Come Eleven", and "Thanks For The Memory". CD presents the full, unabridged version of the album – with the track "This Is Always", and full master takes for each number. CD also features 5 bonus tracks from a John Lewis album on Pacific Jazz – "Two Degrees East Two Degrees West", "I Should Care", "Skylark", "Two Lyric Pieces", and "I Remember Clifford". CD

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Lionel HamptonHamp's Boogie ... CD
Past Perfect (Germany), 1940s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Flying Home No 1", "In The Bag", "Loose Wig", "Air Mail Special", "Red Top", "Cobb's Idea", "Midnight Suns", "Playboy", " Beulah's Sister's Boogie", and "Slide Hamp Slide" – 15 tracks total. CD

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Derrick HarriottGreatest Reggae Hits/Reggae Disco Rockers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A pair of rare albums from the great Derrick Harriott – with lots of bonus tracks that are appearing on CD for the first time! The set begins with the stunning Greatest Reggae Hits – a set that focuses strongly on the amazing vocal range of Derrick Harriott – a singer who can match the falsetto highs of some of the best American soul singers of the time, which comes off especially well here on the tunes that come from US sources, but get a very hip reggae remake! Harriott was one of the greatest voices in Jamaican music at the time, but we might also say that he was one of the best soul singers too – as you'll hear on titles that include "Go Away Dream", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Brown Baby", "Bucketful Of Tears", "Let Me Down Easy", and "Being In Love". Reggae Disco Rockers is a set that has Derrick Harriott continuing to give the 70s American soul scene a run for its money – with tracks that are a mix of covers and more obscure material – done in a style that's a lot less disco than you'd guess from the title! Most tunes have an easygoing groove that's inherited from rocksteady, but a vibe that's more 70s sweet soul overall – as Harriott takes on "Eighteen With A Bullet", "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "Castles In The Air", "Reggae Train", "Wish On A Star", "All Day Music", and even a surprisingly nice version of "Fly Robin Fly". 2CD set also features Greatest Hits Dubwise – 11 dub tracks of tunes from the core album – plus the titles "Eighteen With A Bullet (version)", "Have You Seen Her", "Lollipop Girl", "Don't Rock The Boat", "Day By Day", "Medley In Five Parts (part 1 & 2)", "Close To Me", and "Over The River". CD

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Ahmad JamalPiano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Early work by Jamal, recorded back when he was really turning heads with his sophisticated approach to the piano. The album's all trio material – played in Jamal's piano/bass/guitar drumless format, which leaves the notes just floating in air, swirling around in smoky clouds of imagination. Titles include an early reading of "Poinciana", plus "Ahmad's Blues", "Aki & Ukthay", "Billy Boy", and "Pavanne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface and edge wear and a few small tears in the rear paste-on.)

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John LennonLost Lennon Tapes – August 1, 1988 (88-32) ... LP
Westwood One, 1988. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has the air date written in pen on front.)

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John LennonLost Lennon Tapes – December 12, 1988 (88-51) ... LP
Westwood One, 1988. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has the air date written in marker on front.)

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John LennonLost Lennon Tapes – December 5, 1988 (88-50) ... LP
Westwood One, 1988. Very Good+ 2LP ... $9.99
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(Cover has the air date written in marker on top. Vinyl has a mark that clicks just a bit on Side 2.)

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John LennonLost Lennon Tapes – July 25, 1988 (88-31) ... LP
Westwood One, 1988. Very Good+ 2LP ... $9.99
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John LennonLost Lennon Tapes – November 28, 1988 (88-49) ... LP
Westwood One, 1988. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
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(Cover has the air date written in marker on front and a small center split in the spine.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioMore Sounds Of Christmas ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1964. New Copy ... $6.99 13.98
Ramsey Lewis had such great success with his first album of Christmas instrumentals for Chess Records, he soon hopped back in the studio for a second record – but one with a very distinct difference! This time around, the trio's a bit unusual – in that it features regular bassist Eldee Young, but also the great Steve McCall on drums – a percussionist who'd later really flourish in the 70s, and gain great fame for his work in the group Air! The presence of McCall is no surprise, though – Malachi Favors and Muhal Richard Abrams also make appearances on early 60s Chess jazz albums – but it does give the record a nicely special sort of sound, as does the added instrumentation on some tracks too. About half the set features the trio, and the rest features a bigger group that's arranged by King Fleming and Will Jackson – jazz trio with a bit of strings, including some nice harp, and a touch of trombone from John Avant. Titles include "We Three Kings", "Snowfall", "Plum Puddin", "Little Drummer Boy", "Snowbound", "Egg Nog", and "Jingle Bells". CD

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✨✧ Kirk Lightsey & Rudolph Johnson with The All-StarsHabiba ... LP
Gallo/Outernational (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the hippest record ever issued by pianist Kirk Lightsey – in part because the set was issued on a South African label, and also because it features tremendous work from saxophonist Rudolph Johnson – who you'll know for his two classic 70s albums on the Black Jazz imprint! The setting is maybe most in the mode of Johnson at his best – long tracks that spin out and really take their time to develop – not outside or avant, but also not more familiar spiritual jazz either – as there's this special, soulful balance that really keeps things interesting – as Lightsey plays electric piano, Johnson handles tenor and flute – and the rest of the group features Danny Cortez on trumpet, Delbert Hill on bass clarinet, Al Hall on trombone, and Charles Mallory on guitar. Side one features the long title track – the beautiful "Habiba" – balanced by the beautiful tune "Here It Is" and the funkier "Fresh Air" – both on side two. LP, Vinyl record album

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Galt MacDermotHair – Original Broadway Cast Recording ... LP
RCA, 1968. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the most influential musical moments of the 60s – Hair! Hair not only forever changed the concept of musical theater on Broadway, but it also gave the world an incredible array of groovy tunes with odd rhythms – and made a place for composer Galt MacDermot to continue his musical experiments for years to come – eventually influencing a generation of beatheads and hip hoppers as a result! This package features the official Broadway recording of the score – with singers who include Ronnie Dyson, Diane Keaton, and Melba Moore! Titles include "Aquarius", "Where Do I Go", "My Conviction", "Frank Mills", "Be In", "Abie Baby", "Colored Spade", and "Air". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has discoloration from age along the opening in back.)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetAutumn Leaves ... CD
King/Paddle Wheel/Pro Jazz, 1985. Used ... $16.99
A standard-setting record from the Manhattan Jazz Quintet – that strong return to acoustic modes that made the combo such a breath of fresh air in the 80s – at a time when so few jazz groups were content to just focus on doing their thing! The head genius here is pianist David Matthews – whose arrangements are as dynamic as you'd hear for a large ensemble, yet performed with razor-sharp energy by Lew Soloff on trumpet, George Young on tenor, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums – all players who get plenty of individual moments in the spotlight on the album's longer tracks. Titles include "Jordu", "Recado Bossa Nova", "Mood Piece", and "Autumn Leaves". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe McPhee Po MusicOleo ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Perhaps the greatest illustration on record of Joe McPhee's inventive Po Music approach – a style of jazz that rivals Ornette Coleman's for sheer inventive conception! Joe's actual description of Po Music in the notes is a bit vague, but the overall execution on the record is quite powerful – jumping off the record with a sense of sound, space, and timing that makes the record one of the best McPhee albums from the Hat Hut years. Joe McPhee plays tenor and pocket cornet, in a quartet that includes Andre Jaume on alto and bass clarinet, Francois Mechali on bass, and Raymond Boni on electric guitar – often used in a rhythmic way that echoes a bit of Ornette's 70s inspiration. The centerpiece of the record is Sonny Rollins' "Oleo", done in 2 different versions – and other tracks include "Pablo", "I Remember Clifford", and "Astral Sprits", his tribute to Albert and Don Ayler. CD adds additional tracks to the record – including "Ann Khale", "When You Hear Music", "After It's Over", "It's Gone In The Air", and "You Can Never Capture It Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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Glenn MillerCarnegie Hall Concert ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1939. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Moonlight Serenade", "Little Brown Jug", "Stairway To The Stars", "Jim Jam Jump", "Londonderry Air", "In The Mood", and "Bugle Call Rag". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case and traycard.)

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Jun MiyakeGlam Exotica ... CD
Beams (Japan), 2003. Used ... $11.99
Nothing glam about this set – as the work here is as sensitive and evocative as previous efforts from Jun Miyake – and like those, it's a unique Japanese take on bossa, jazz, and other more evocative styles – all served up with a really fresh sound overall! Instrumentation is a bit larger here than some of Miyake's other work – but always handled with a great sense of space – so that the piano, percussion, vibes, and light strings hang in air with plenty of room to sparkle and shine – not in a polished way, but in a simple, elegant one that really lets the best elements of the music resonate strongly. The album's got more of an exotica feel than some of Miyake's more bossa-directed sets, and there's a slight bit of vocals on the record – used as "voice", and more like an instrument than straight singing. Titles include "Rain Forest", "River Of Gold", "Brazil", "Stones Bearing Flowers", "Pico Birds", "Lokasa", "Raft Of Love", and "Lotus Isle". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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MonkeesMonkees Christmas Party (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rhino, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99
The first-ever Christmas album by The Monkees – recorded in 2018, many decades after their famous show went off the air! The images on the front show a youthful version of the group – but the vocals are all by the aged members of the second fab four – which even means that Mike Nesmith got back into the studio with Peter, Mickey, and Davy to sing some lines. All tracks feature an individual member of the group in the lead – and one of Peter Tork's tracks is a spare duet with James Lee Stanley on guitar. But most of the other numbers have a fuller feel, especially those with Andy Partridge of XTC, who really gets the 60s spirit right. Other guests include Peter Buck of REM and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer – and titles include "Snowfall", "Christmas Party", "Unwrap You At Christmas", "What Would Santa Do", "Mele Kalikimaka", "House Of Broken Gingerbread", "Merry Christmas Baby", and a great version of "Wonderful Christmastime". Nice cover by Mike Allred too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brick & mortar store exclusive – pressed on limited edition red or green vinyl!)

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O'JaysShip Ahoy (expanded version – with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A pivotal album from The O'Jays – and an undeniable Philly classic! The record was the third the group cut for the Philadelphia International label – but it was really the first one that pushed their strong righteous soul agenda, sort of a mix of message-oriented lyrics and heavy soul (ala The Temptations), fused with the warmer more sophisticated styles of the Philly sound! The blend is perfect – and has a way of getting the message from the underground right into the living room – and a bit onto the charts as well! From the image on the cover – which features the group in a slave ship setting – to politics of tracks like "Don't Call Me Brother", "For The Love Of Money", "Put Your Hands Together", and "This Air That I Breathe", the record's an extremely unified effort – kind of to the O'Jays what What's Going On was to Marvin Gaye. Other titles include "You Got Your Hooks In Me", "Now That We Found Love", and "People Keep Tellin Me". Includes bonus track "Put Your Hands Together" – recorded live in London. CD

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OrpheusAscending (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Vivid (Japan), 1968. Used ... $24.99
A really groovy little record – a set of really catchy pop psych numbers, all of which get the added benefit of larger arrangements from producer Alan Lorber! Orpheus are clearly good enough on their own – a great ear for mixing trippier touches and catchier lyrics – but the added touches from Lorber really send things over the top – almost as if he's found a rock group to expand the concept of his Lotus Palace album – a bit in the way that Glitterhouse worked so well with Bob Crewe! Titles include "Mine's Yours", "Just Got Back", "Roses", "Magic Air", "Love Over Here", "Borneo", "I'll Fly", "Don't Be So Serious", and versions of "She's Not There" and "Walk Away Renee". CD
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Os GatosAquele Som Dos Gatos ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most legendary groups from the bossa era in Brazil – a combo of incredible players, working with sublime arrangements by Eumir Deodato – all in a sound that hardly been matched again! The group only ever recorded two albums, but they've had a lasting impact on the sound of bossa for years to come – thanks to an expansive vision that brings together spare rhythms, jazz soloing, and larger strings – all with a quality that's lighter than air – almost a sum that's far less than the total of its elements – but in a really great way! The sense of spareness and poise here is really amazing – years ahead of Deodato's better-known US arrangements in the late 60s, and somehow even more impressive here. Players include Paulo Moura on alto sax, Neco on guitar, Meirelles on flute, Wilson Das Neves on drums, and Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica – and some tracks also feature a bit of light vocals floating along gently, almost as instruments themselves. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Clichet", "Feitinha Pro Poeta", "E Nada Mais", "Blue Set", and "Silk Stop". CD

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Bernard ParmegianiLes Soleils De L'Ile De Paques/La Brulure De Mille Soleils ... LP
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $38.99
Two unreleased soundtracks from electronic genius Bernard Parmegiani – both surprisingly tuneful, although also equally abstract! The songs for Les Soleils De L'Ile De Paques are mostly in a cyclical mode – like more condensed versions of some of the long-spun keyboard experiments by Terry Riley – particularly in the years after A Rainbow In Curved Air. Bernard takes that energy and compresses it, often using it in smaller mini-cycles that are completely hypnotic – maybe as much as the image on the cover! La Brulure De Mille Soleils is equally electronic, but much more dark and spooky – with some songs that are quite short, and often at the range of aural understanding – mixed with a few longer numbers that really have a stark sense of horror! A few of the tunes often feel like a stripped-down take on more classic horror tension moments – mixed with others that have all these deep tones that feel as if they're almost inspired by Varese. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaAntique Blacks ... LP
Art Yard/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 35.98
Amazing work from Sun Ra – record that really features a great range of sounds and styles, and a heck of a lot of soul as well! Ra plays some especially nice rocksichord on the set – that freaky, fuzzy keyboard that comes off sounding like a guitar, even though it's played with keys – and there's some spiritual undercurrents to the set that are different than some of Ra's other albums with the instrument – some deeply feeling rhythms and soulful, spiritual expressions that really belie the Space Is The Place generation in which the album was cut. A few recitations imbue the record with a bold sense of poetry, which seems to be carried through strongly in the instrumentation too – especially on John Gilmore's tenor lines, which almost have a Shepp-like quality at points. Other players include Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto, Ahk Tal Ebah on trumpet, Clifford Jarvis on drums, and Sly on electric guitar – and titles include "Song No 1", "There Is Change In The Air", "Antique Blacks", "Would I For All That Place", "Ridiculous I & The Cosmos Me", and "This Song Is Dedicated To Nature's God". LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry RileyLes Yeux Fermes/Lifespan – Original Soundtracks ... CD
Elision Fields, 1972/1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Two rare soundtracks by Terry Riley – unsung examples of his musical genius during one of the the most fruitful periods in his career! Les Yeux Fermes features two very long tracks – each over 18 minutes long, and spun out with a spare, minimal groove that's very much in Riley's Rainbow In Curved Air mode. "Journey From The Death Of A Friend" is especially nice – with extended electric piano parts that flow, dip, and turn wonderfully. And "Happy Ending" builds a bit more slowly – with droning reed parts that almost have an Eastern feel, and remind us at times of something we might hear on Impulse Records! The score for Lifespan features shorter songs throughout – still often quite minimal, with instrumentation that includes organ, tabla, and a bit of electronics – played in a wonderfully spare mode, but always with an inherently rhythmic groove that stretches out in these beautiful patterns in sound. Titles include "G Song", "The Oldtimer", "Delay", "In The Summer", "Slow Melody In Bhairavi", and "Music Inside Curved Entrances". CD

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Renee RosnesKinds Of Love ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 17.98
Bold, beautiful work from pianist Renee Rosnes – a player who's already been great for many decades, but who really seems to be unlocking new qualities in her music – and a record like this is definitely a piece of that trend! There's a richness of sound on the piano that's always marked Renee's approach to the keys – but there's also maybe more of a fuller group dynamic going on – maybe in part because the combo is so wonderful – with work from Christian McBride on bass, Carl Allen on drums, Rogerio Boccato on percussion, and Chris Potter on saxes, flutes, and bass clarinet! Boccato's percussion is subtle, but really does a lot to the rhythms – and in another standout element, Renee also picks up the Fender Rhodes on a few tunes too. Titles include "Evermore", "The Golden Triangle", "Silk", "Kinds Of Love", "Swoop", "Life Does Not Wait", "Passing Jupiter", and "In Time Like Air". CD

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John ScofieldRough House ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
John Scofield's the leader here – but at times, we almost think the record's the vision of pianist Hal Galper as much as it is the guitarist – as both their efforts leap from the grooves with a really wonderful sense of energy! Maybe part of the album's strength is the rhythm duo – as the great Stafford James is on bass, a player we always love, next to drummer Adam Nussbaum – who can also really take off, and keep things driving in ways that have Scofield moving with all these fast flourishes of sound – quickly spinning out those chromatic lines that made him such a distinct player in the 70s! Galper has a great sense of boldness – and titles include "Alter Fields", "Rough House", "Slow Elvin", "Triple Play", "Air Pakistan", and "Ailleron". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Bob Seger SystemRamblin' Gamblin' Man ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Heavy psych from Detroit, in the years before Bob Seger became a "lighters in the air" peddler of redneck theme songs. Cut from the same cloth as the early Mitch Ryder, Amboy Dukes and Grand Funk that were the hallmark of the Motor City rock sound of the day, most of the tracks on this outing are concise rockers, but the band delves into a bit of nice jamminess on side 2. Includes 'Tales Of Lucy Blue", "Ivory", "Gone Down Home", "Train Man", "White Wall", "Black Eyed Girl", "2 + 2 = ?" and "Doctor Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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ServicemenMeet The Servicemen – Classic Soul From Phoenix, Arizona (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Wind Hit, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 16.98
Classic styled and classic worthy R&B vocal group soul from The Servicemen – a group based at Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, AZ – a mix of uptempo productions and sweet acapellas cut in '66 & '67! A few numbers have lit up the UK Northern Soul scene in the past decade or so, but for the most part this material has languished undiscovered, and it's well worth checking out. The rhythms are tight and sharp, and there's some nice production touches on some of it, including some vibes and solid horn arrangements, but the focus is on the group vocals, left to lead the way on the acapella versions. A mix of uptempo numbers and ballads, with titles including the main and acapella versions of "Are You Angry", "I Need A Helping Hand" and "My Turn", "I'll Stop Loving You", "Close Your Eyes", "Right Around The Corner", the acapellas "Come Back To Me" and "Why Can't You Be True". CD
(Comes in nice gatefold cardboard sleeve.)

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Sly & The Family StoneFresh (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $37.99 38.99
Sly's leaping into the air on the cover of this one – and for good reason too, given the overall groove of the set! The album's a bit more stripped-down and upbeat than the previous few – almost more of a return to the simple funky style of the first albums, but with a slightly more electric sound than before – especially in the keyboards, which almost slide into the mix here with a Stevie Wonder-like quality. The electricity bubbles and brews wonderfully at the bottom of the rhythms – charging things up a bit, but still hanging back with a super-cool, laidback quality that few other groups could muster! There's a great sense of balance here that's brilliant – and which makes the album one of Sly's undisputed masterpieces from the Columbia years. Titles include the incredible "If You Want Me To Stay" – one of our favorite Sly Stone cuts ever – plus "Keep on Dancin", "Babies Making Babies", "Que Sera Sera", "If It Were Left Up To Me", "In Time", and "Let Me Have It All". LP, Vinyl record album

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StereolabElectrically Possessed – Switched On Vol 4 (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Duophonic, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Fantastic sounds from Stereolab – an assortment of rare singles and other unusual recordings that were mostly issued on their own Duophonic label, and which are far more obscure than their bigger label albums during the same period! Even though Stereolab gave the world some undeniable classics in the late 90s and early 00s, they were also working endlessly, and seemed to record more than they could ever fit on a full length set – which resulted in all the cool singles, limited releases, and other material included here – not dusty tapes pulled from the archives, but beautiful work that often returns the group to all the space age charms of their first few records! The package is huge – 25 tracks in all, of varying length – and titles include "Barok Plastik", "Calimero", "Fried Monkey Eggs (voc)", "Solar Throw Away", "Variation One", "Monkey Jelly", "Explosante Fixe", "Jump Drive Shut Out", "The Super-It", "L'Exotisme Interieur", "Pandora's Box Of Worms", "Retrograde Mirror Form", "Nomus E Phusis", "I Feel The Air Of Another Planet", "Outer Bongolia", and "Intervals". Includes tracks from Duophonic 45s, Underground Is Coming EP, Moog, First Of The Microbe Hunters, and work from compilations, unreleased tracks, and even a collaboration with Brigitte Fontaine! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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StrayMudanzas ... LP
Transatlantic/Long Hair (France), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A great little record from Stray – a set that has the group tightening things up a bit, adding in some larger arrangements, but still really hanging onto that sharply focused sound that makes them so great! The production has traces of that cool compression that the Brit scene was picking up in the glam years – not that these guys are glam at all, but the driving drums and fuzzy guitars right right next to the nicely phased elements at the edge of the vocals – all to make the album's songs fit together perfectly hand in glove! Titles include "Changes", "Oil Fumes & Sea Air", "Gambler", "Pretty Things", "I Believe It", "Soon As You've Grown", and "Leave It Down To Us". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Monnette SudlerIn My Own Way ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A previously-unreleased album from guitarist Monnette Sudler – a really compelling player from the Philly scene of the 70s, and one whose greatest fame came from her other two albums on the Steeplechase label! The sound here is a slightly different vibe than those records – as Sudler's rich-toned guitar gets support from a group that has a gently rhythmic pulse throughout – not funky, but with this organic sense of moving forward as it works through mostly original material by Monnette! Other players include Oliver Collins on piano, Kenny Kellem on bass, and Newman T Baker on drums – and as on other records, Monnette sings a bit on the set – with a voice that's really unique, and very well-tuned to the personal vibe of her lyrics. Titles include "Fire & Air", "Thoughts", "Libra Rising"- "Message To My Love", and "In My Own Way". CD

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Jim SullivanUFO ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
The great lost folk rock album from Jim Sullivan – who himself, literally went lost several years later – a set that's beautiful, yet just loose and ragged enough! It's a bit of a hybrid of folk and country rock, particularly in the acoustic guitars and laidback, warm vocals by Sullivan – but it's also got some Cali warmth – sweet strings and some horns and flute, pairing up with the looser, back porch style at the core quite wonderfully. Some great players from the LA studio scene played on the sessions – including members of the iconic Wrecking Crew – and it sounds like it! UFO came out on the small Monnie label, made hardly a dent, and after another record for the Playboy label, Sullivan disappeared, never to be heard from again in 1975 – lending a bit of a spooky air to the album, but the backstory truly not relevant to the quality – it's excellent, with or without the lore! Includes "Jerome", "Plain As Your Eyes Can See", "Roll Back The Time", "Whistle Stop", "Highways", "UFO", "So Natural", "Johnny", "Sandman" and more. CD

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Mototeru TakagiLive At Little John – Yokhama 1999 ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1999. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A beautifully reed-heavy set – given that the group's a quartet, with only Shota Koyama on drums, alongside work from Mototeru Takagi on tenor, Nao Takeuchi on tenor, Susumu Kongo on alto – and both of the last two players on flute and bass clarinet as well! Takagi's got these rich, soulful, thoughtful lines on his instrument that really seem to set the tone – and so many of the corners and edges of the recording are filled in nicely by the reed work of the others – leaving the drums almost as an afterthought at times – or maybe a thoughtful sonic element that's applied with just the right amount of sensitivity to never break up the interplay of the reeds as they come together in air! The album features three long improvisations – all very beautiful, titled "Yokohama Iseazaki Town", "Yokohama Yamashita Town", and "Yokohama Yamate Town". CD

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Talib KweliQuality ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Once again, Talib Kweli delivers the goods, with thoughtful rhymes over tight, snappin' beats, and more than just a touch of soul to keep things nice! Guest appearances from Bilal, Black Thought, Mos Def, the Cocoa Brovaz, Pharoah Monche and Mos Def alongside production by the Soulquarians, Kanye West, DJ Quik, and Erik Krasno of Soulive (among others. . .) keep this long player fresh from start to finish. 15 tracks in all, including "Get by", "Shock Body", "Waitin For The DJ", "Talk To You", "Guerilla Monsoon Rap", "Put It In The Air", "The Proud" and "Where Do We Go". CD

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Talking HeadsFear Of Music ... LP
Sire, 1979. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A really tremendous album from The Talking Heads – and a set that moves far past their already-great early records, to really show a rhythmic complexity we never would have expected! Brian Eno is helping the group in the studio again here, and the record really shows both David Byrne and Eno's late 70s fascination with global rhythms – elements that are often used in spare, simple little ways to really help inflect the tunes with a playful imagination that goes way beyond the colder post-punk and new wave of most of their contemporaries! The balance of previous aesthetics with these new grooves is wonderful – heard to great effect on the classic club cut "I Zimbra" – but brewing up strongly underneath on gems that include "Mind", "Paper", "Cities", "Life During Wartime", "Memories Can't Wait", "Air", "Heaven", "Animals", "Electric Guitar", and "Drugs". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, with some surface wear, edge wear, and some heavy wear at the spine. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Tasavallan PresidenttiMilky Way Moses (golden yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Love/Svart (Finland), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
You may not be able to pronounce the name of Tasavallan Presidentti easily – but man, they're one heck of a group – a key combo from the Finnish scene of the 70s, and one that effortlessly blends together jazz and rock modes, but with a sound that's very different than most other music of its type at the time! At the core, these guys are tremendous musicians – a lineup with the great Jukka Tolonen on guitars and keyboards, and Pekka Poyry on saxes and flute – both players whose dexterity is balanced nicely by some rhythms that move between funky passages and more freewheeling moments – all topped with great vocals from Eero Raittinen, who's got this fluid way of moving with the groove! Titles include "Confusing The Issue", "How To Start A Day", "Piece Of Mind", "Jelly", and "Caught From The Air". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Three DegreesNew Dimensions ... LP
Ariola, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
The girls definitely have a "new dimension" here – working with Giorgio Moroder on a set of tracks that trade their previous Philly groove for more of a pulsating, dark electro-disco sound – a German-styled groove that works surprisingly well for the girls! Given that so much German disco work of the mid 70s copped the mode the Degrees had used in previous years, the switch is an apt one for the trio – a move that has them taking the format back over, and proving that their vocals still sound lot better than some of the quickly cooked-up groups for the overseas dates. Moroder's never too cold in his rhythms, but still has a nice sort of force – and titles include "The Runner", "Woman In Love", "Magic In The Air", "Giving Up Giving In", and "Looking For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
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ToomorrowToomorrow (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
RCA/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
That's "Toomorrow", not "tomorrow" – a pretty wild sci-fi musical from the start of the 70s – and one that features this very groovy group! The quartet features some vocals by a young Olivia Newton John – but it's the instrumentation here that really sends us – kind of a pop soundtrack presentation of psych modes, which often comes off with a lot more mod easy touches than you might expect! Hugo Montenegro wrote one tune for the record, but the rest of the material still has instrumentation and a feel that's very much in that spirit – almost the kind of rock songs on the Barbarella or Get Carter soundtracks from the same generation. Larger charts inflect the core sounds with some wonderful soundtrack-y elements – and some of the best tunes here are the instrumentals, including one very nice moogy track! Titles include "Toomorrow", "Walkin On Air", "Spaceport", "Let's Move On", "If You Can't Be Hurt", "Goin Back", and "You're My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lennie Tristano, Herbie Nichols, & OthersModern Jazz Piano Album ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
80s issue of some seminal recordings of some of the most influential, yet unde-documented jazz pianists of the bop and post bop eras. There's three tracks by the Bebop Boys, with Bud Powell, Kenny Dorham, Sonny Stitt, Al Hall and Kenny Clarke: "Bebop In Pastel", "Seven Up" and "Blues In Bebop". Following that there's 5 stellar tracks from Lennie Tristano's trio with Billy Bauer and John Levy, performing his cerebral and vastly influential music on two takes of "Supersonic", plus "On A Planet", "Air Pocket" and "Celestia" and fouor popping bop numbers from Herbie Nichols in a small group rolling through "'s Wonderful", "Nichols & Dimes", "Who's Blues" and "My Lady Gingersnap". There's also a batch of trio sides from Dodo Marmarosa and the under-recorded George Wallington, and a nice handful of bop numbers from the Kenny Clarke Quintet featuring Horace Silver. 27 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 80s pressing. Cover has a cut corner, and some light aging.)

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Ben WebsterSaturday Night At The Montmartre (plus Midnight & Sunday Morning) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1965. New Copy 2CDs ... $24.99
A really great package – one that brings together three different albums on the Black Lion label, all of which were recorded during the same live sessions at the Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen! Ben Webster's tone is wonderful here – that mature, mellow sound that he brought to some of his standout live dates – and which is captured here in the kind of relaxed, soloist-focused setting that always makes 60s recordings from the Cafe Montmartre so great! The group is a familiar one for the house – Kenny Drew on piano, Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – but it's clear that Ben's the main star, and steps out on the kind of tenor solos really set him apart from the rest – on a record that's also one of his best from the decade! 2CD set features 21 tracks in all – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Londonderry Air", "My Romance", "Misty", "That's All", "Yesterdays", "Perdido", "Teach Me Tonight", "Friskin The Frog", "Stormy Weather", and "Blues For Herluf". CD
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David Wertman Sun EnsembleEarthly Delights ... LP
Sweet Earth/BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A classic of 70s avant spiritual jazz – issued on the tiny Sweet Earth label, which was also home to some very special records from Sun Ra and Marion Brown! Bassist David Wertman is a lot more obscure than those bigger names, but he was part of the New York loft jazz scene in those crucial mid 70s years – and had associations with Arthur Blythe, Billy Bang, Steve Reid, and other key members of the group – all heavyweights that Wertman can easily stand next to with the strength of the material on this set! The sounds here are a fantastic combination of larger ideas and more spontaneous creation – almost in an AACM mode, but a bit more spiritual overall – with David's bass at the helm of a group that includes David Swerdlove on alto and soprano sax, John Hagen on tenor and soprano, John Sprague on flutes, Greg Wall on baritone, and John Zieman on keyboards. Drummer Jay Conway really provides some great energy to keep things lively and moving – and titles include "Oh John Love Trane", "Clear Air Dancer", "Earthly Delights", and "Relations". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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