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Miles DavisWe Want Miles (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Excellent live work from the start of the 80s – very different than the full-on electric jams of Miles Davis concert performances from the early 70s – and at a level that shows that Miles was really finding a way forward with at great new groove! There's a nice sense of open space on the very long performances here – well-blown solos from Davis, really showing a new sort of form – in a lineup that also features Bill Evans on soprano sax, Mike Stern on guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, and the great Al Foster on drums! Mino Cinelu adds in some nice percussion moments, and Miller's basslines really help give the record a great sense of direction. Titles include "Kix", "My Man's Gone Now", "Jean Pierre", "Fast Track", and "Back Seat Betty". LP, Vinyl record album

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Toots ThielemansYesterday & Today ... CD
Out Of The Blue (Netherlands), Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A really wonderful collection of work from the legendary Toots Thielemans – a set that spans decades, and labels, to bring together a host of Toot's best performances ever! Despite the "today" in the title, most of the work here is from "yesterday" – pulled from the postwar jazz years, on up through Toots' 60s American appearances, his 70s session magic, and his 80s return to jazz – a really rich legacy in music that has him working here with Quincy Jones, George Shearing, Dick Hyman, Elis Regina, Al Cohn & Zoot Sims, Gary McFarland, Sivuca, Mulgrew Miller, Shirley Horn, and a host of European jazz talents as well! Thielemans' playing is perfect throughout – whether on harmonica, guitar, or some of his famous jazz whistling too – and titles include "Spartacus Love Theme", "Midnight Sun", "Circle Of Smiles", "Chump Change", "Love Theme From The Getaway", "Barquinho", "Mr Nashville", "Caravan", "Cool & Easy", "Nalen Boogie", "Dynamite", and "Big Bossa". 38 tracks on 2CDs! CD

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✨✧ Bob BrookmeyerKansas City Revisited ... LP
United Artists, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very unusual session – especially considering Bob Brookmeyer's more modernist modes of the 50s! This album has Bob going back to roots you might not guess that he had – picking up bits of a Kansas City sound that (as he tells in the liner notes) clearly inspired him in the early days, and which is presented here surprisingly well by a septet that includes Bob on valve trombone, Al Cohn and Paul Quinichette on tenor, Nat Pierce on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Addison Farmer on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – all playing long and lean on some real Basie-styled numbers. Quinichette's presence really sets the tone for the record, and seems to pull out earthy qualities in the other players that we didn't even know they had – and on 2 numbers, Big Miller delivers some bluesy vocals as well. Titles include "Jumping At The Woodside", "A Blues", "Blue & Sentimental", and "Moten Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – Revelations – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Deep deep country music, from the glory days of the genres – the kind of tracks that start in the territory of the Louvin Brothers' Satan Is Real, then take off into a whole host of different themes based on sinning, saving, and redemption! The vibe here is every bit as great as the previous volumes in the series – and as the compilations have gone on, they've only gotten more surprising – really moving past the obvious cuts for such a collection, and pulling together some real gems from the farther reaches of postwar country music! CD features 30 tracks in all – and titles include "Oh Death" by John Reedy & The Stone Mountain Trio, "Fire's A Coming" by Swanee River Boys, "Death's Black Train" by AL Phipps Family, "Heaven Bound Train" by Lewis Family, "Jesus Is On My Side" by Richard Miller, "A Wonderful Time Up There" by Wally Fowler & The Oak Ridge Quartet, "The Story Of The Street Girl" by Lonnie Glosson, "Filthy Sea Of Sin" by Ernest Carter, and "Are You Insured Beyond The Grave" by Little Jimmy Dickens. CD

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Big MillerDid You Ever Hear The Blues ... LP
United Artists, Late 50s. Very Good ... $13.99 16.99
Nice obscure set of blues material recorded for United Artists – featuring the little-known Big Miller performing a set of 11 compositions from the pen of Langston Hughes. The backing on here is similar to that of a Jimmy Rushing album from the same time – as it includes arrangements by Budd Johnson, and small group playing by trad-oriented musicians like Chet Amsterdam, Barry Galbraith, Vic Dickenson, Al Cohn, and Jimmy Cleveland. Tracks include "Cool Saturday Night", "Five O'Clock Blues", "Did You Ever Hear The Blues?", "Lament", and "Got To Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label with deep groove. Vinyl has light sleeve marks. Cover has a small split on top, light aging.)

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Frank MorganYardbird Suite ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1988. Used ... $11.99
One of Frank Morgan's great comeback records from later years – featuring the leader on alto, with Mulgrew Miller on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums! CD
(Out of print. Traycard and case have a cutout notch.)

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McCoy Tyner & Jackie McLeanIt's About Time ... CD
Blue Note, 1985. Used ... $8.99
The leaders are sporting some serious 80s fashions on the cover – but the record's got a really solid sort of sound – and an approach that strongly shows the growth in both players since their earlier years at Blue Note! Tyner's a musician who really took off in strides during the 70s – and his free sense of energy and life really seems to set McLean's horn on fire – at least on the tracks that feature Jackie on board. Part of the album just has Tyner's piano in a group with Ron Carter or Marcus Miller on bass, and Al Foster on drums and Steve Thornton on percussion – but other numbers bring in McLean for some soaring lines on alto, plus a bit of trumpet from Jon Faddis too. Titles include "You Taught My Heart To Sing", "Hip Toe", "Spur Of The Moment", "It's About Time", and "No Flowers Please". CD
(Out of print.)

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McCoy Tyner & Jackie McLeanIt's About Time ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The leaders are sporting some serious 80s fashions on the cover – but the record's got a really solid sort of sound – and an approach that strongly shows the growth in both players since their earlier years at Blue Note! Tyner's a musician who really took off in strides during the 70s – and his free sense of energy and life really seems to set McLean's horn on fire – at least on the tracks that feature Jackie on board. Part of the album just has Tyner's piano in a group with Ron Carter or Marcus Miller on bass, and Al Foster on drums and Steve Thornton on percussion – but other numbers bring in McLean for some soaring lines on alto, plus a bit of trumpet from Jon Faddis too. Titles include "You Taught My Heart To Sing", "Hip Toe", "Spur Of The Moment", "It's About Time", and "No Flowers Please". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a sticker spot.)
Also available It's About Time ... CD 8.99

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VariousComplete Goldwax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1966 ... CD
Goldwax/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 19.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by the mighty Memphis-based Goldwax Records – material that shows the roots of the label's famous deep soul style, and a wide variety of other modes as well! From the start, it's clear that the ears at Goldwax really knew what they were doing – as even the more pop-oriented recordings here have something very different – a care and quality that makes digging through the label's catalog on a single-by-single basis just as great as doing the same with work from Stax/Volt! As with that company, you can first hear Goldwax getting their start in a few different styles – some of which were issued on other labels at the time – then settling into a classic mode pretty quickly, that massive Memphis soul style that easily made Goldwax one of the most important southern soul imprints of the 60s. The package features a whopping 58 tracks in all, plus full notes too – both a and b-sides of early singles, with titles that include "Toddlin" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, "It's Wonderful To Be In Love" by The Ovations, "I Can't Make It" by James Carr, "Arabian Jerk" by The Merits, "I Can't Fight This Much Longer" by Eddie Bond, "That's How Strong My Love Is" by OV Wright, "Our Last Quarrel"by Bobby McDowell, "Will I Ever Be Free" by Jeb Stewart, "The Day The World Cried (parts 1 & 2)" by Oboe, "A Thousand Vows" by Bobby McDowell, "Spoonful" by The Playboy Five, "Rhythm Marie" by Phillip & The Faithfuls, "Country Style" by Dorothy Williams, "Have You Seen Jean" by Al Vance, "Lover's Crime" by Spencer Wiggins, and "My Motor Bike Balked" by The Lamars. CD
 
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Kamran InceFall Of Constantinople (Symphony No 2)/Arches/Remembering Lycia – Kevin Stalheim/Prescent Music/David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Argo, 1997. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Alton MillerLight Years Away ... CD
Mixed Signals, 2010. Used ... $11.99
Fresh club soul from Alton Miller – another nice set from a cat who really is Light Years Away in terms of pairing of genuinely emotive soul infused house influences – bring depth to the dancefloor! This material is as warm and nicely grooving as any full length we've heard from Alton – with guests including Abacus, Amp Fiddler and Angel-A. Includes "Ever Wonder" feat Abacus, "Beautiful", "Late Night Fantasy", "Give It Up", "Light Years Away" feat Amp Fiddler, "Twilight Moments" feat Lotus, "Next Time" and more. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Bala Miller & The Great Music Pirameeds Of AfricaPyramids ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Bala Miller's got a great pan-African group here – one that's more from the western side of the scene, despite the pyramids mentioned in their name – with players hailing from Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon – all coming together in a mighty righteous style! The music is fairly cerebral – thoughtful tunes that have a layered blend of horns, guitar, keyboards, and sweetly-stepping rhythms – plus occasional organ, kora, goga, and kwarya – all given a stronger focus from the vocals in the lead, which shift between male and female singers, and some backup as well. Titles include "Ikon Allah", "Yo Gboko", "Opportunity Knocks", "Stretch Your Nose", and "All Work No Play". CD

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Sun RaCelestial Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
An obscure session from Sun Ra and the Arkestra, and a great one too – a set that's maybe a bit different than some of their other material from the time! The album's from the early 80s, but maybe feels a bit more like the group in the late 50s – when they were in Chicago, and first stepping from straighter modes to more adventurous music – which means that the tracks here have maybe a stronger relationship to familiar jazz styles than the more avant Arkestra work, yet are still filled with plenty of originality and the kind of elements that always made the group so wonderful! Ra plays a fair bit of organ, using the instrument in soul jazz ways at a few points, which is really great, alongside work on piano and electronics – and the group also features John Gilmore on tenor, Marshal Allen on alto and flute, Danny Ray Thompson on baritone, Walter Miller on trumpet, and Tyrone Hill on trombone. June Tyson joins the group for a small bit of vocals – and overall, the session almost feels like a rough take on territory that the Arkestra would explore in the second half of the 80s, particularly on their European tours. Titles include "Celestial Love", "Blue Intensity", "Interstellarism", "Nameless One 2", "Sophisticated Lady", "Smile", and "Sometimes I'm Happy" – plus the track "Drop Me Off In Harlem", which was not on the original Saturn album. CD

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✨✧ Steve MillerSteve Miller Trio Meets Elton Dean ... CD
Reel Recordings (Canada), 1976/1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two different meetings beween British pianist Steve Miller and reedman Elton Dean – recorded almost a decade apart, but both great in their own way! The first 2 tracks on the set are from a 1985 live performance – one that features Miller on piano, Eddie Prevost on drums, Tony Moore on bass, and Elton Dean on saxello – a crisp-toned instrument that works especially well for his open-ended musings! The performance is relatively spare, and often led by Dean's improvisations, then colored in with Miller's piano and some especially nice drum work from Prevost – working in that post-AMM mode that made him a standout talent on the British scene during the 80s. The last track on the set is from 1976, and features Dean on alto, Miller on piano, and Pip Pyle on drums – all working together in trio mode with a slightly warmer, more inside feel. Miller's piano is especially nice, filled with those stretched-out lines we love in his studio recordings from the time – and Dean's alto is less daring than later, but in a nice way. Titles include "Dedicated To Few", "Bishop Of Stortford", and "One For Three". CD
(Out of print.)

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FunkadelicFunkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters (3LP set) ... LP
Westbound (UK), Early 70s/2017. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 34.99
The classic sound of Funkadelic, reworked by a key selection of contemporary talents from the Detroit scene – but never in a way that wrecks the originals at all! Unlike other remix projects, which might break up the music to a point that you can hardly recognize the original grooves – this set does a wonderful job of maintaining all the integrity of the famous funky recordings by the group, while also letting some artists from the group's hometown also include a few of their own contributions too – all in ways that really expand the original vision of the music, while keeping things in a funky soul vein all the way through! Given all the greateness of Detroit grooves in recent years – from that city's very fertile underground of producers and musicians – the sound here is still even more amazing than we expected, and the album's a very fitting one to be issued on the Westbound label. The set's double-length, and for good reason too – and titles include "Music 4 My Mother (Underground Resistance mix)", "Sexy Ways (Recloose disco flip)", "Get Your Ass Off & Jam (Marcellus Pittman rmx)", "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure (Alton Miller mix)", "Super Stupid (Dirtbombs version)", "Music For My Mother (Andres Wo Ahh Ay voc mix)", "Cosmic Slop (Moodymann mix)", "Be My Beach (Mophono & Tom Thump)", "Let's Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr edit)", "Let's Take It To The Stage (Amp Fiddler @Ya mix)", "Undisco Kidd (Gay Marvine edit)", "Looking Back At You (Ectomorph stripped & dubbed)", and "Standing On The Verge (Anthony Shake Shakir & T Dancer rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaContinuation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Mindblowing music from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – sounds recorded during the same marathon session that gave the world the records Other Planes Of There, When Sun Comes Out, and When Angels Speak Of Love – but titles that are much more obscure overall! The initial release of the material featured very misleading notes, but the true details of the session are even more impressive – as Ra plays a variety of unusual instruments alongside piano – including the piano strings, space organ, and clavioline – alongside some sublime straight horn work from John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and oboe, Pat Patrick on baritone, Danny Davis on alto and clarinet, Walter Miller on trumpet, Robert Cummings on bass clarinet, and Ali Hasaan on trombone! The lineup here has that raw power the Arkestra first unleashed after their initial move to New York – almost a sense of new freedom in the new environment – even at a time when they weren't clicking on a financial level, but still continued to push forward with new ideas in music! Some passages have this great approach that links the cosmic ideas of the Arkestra with older traditions of jazz soloing – while others reflect the growing concern of the group with new textures and sounds – making for some very impressive elements on both the horns and percussion. The group is completed by Ronnie Boykins on bass, Art Jenkins on space voice and percussion, and Tommy Hunter on drums, percussion, and some mighty nice reverb – and titles include "Biosphere Blues", "Intergalactic Research", "Earth Primitive Earth", "New Planet", and "Continuation To Jupiter Festival". Beautiful 2CD reissue features sublime sounds from the original tapes, remastered – plus a full bonus CD of unreleased tracks that include "Blue York", "Conversation Of The Universe", "Red Planet Mars", "Cosmic Rays/Next Stop Mars", "The Myth", "Meteor Shower", "Infinity", "The Beginning Of", and "Endlessness". CD

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VariousWhatever You Want – Bob Crewe's 60s Soul Sounds ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
A great lost legacy in soul music – a killer collection of work that was all put together by Bob Crewe in the New York studios of the mid 60s – a time when Crewe was maybe best known for his brilliant work with the Four Seasons, but still had time to work with a whole host of other acts as well! Like his famous proteges, Bob also had a really strong appreciation for soul music – and here, he turns his stunning ear for studio perfection to a whole host of different artists on tracks that were issued on a variety of different labels – the kind of special magic that made Crewe's presence known to those who were paying attention to producer credits on 45rpm singles back in the day! The selection of cuts is as wonderful as the artists who recorded them – presented with detailed notes and great sound that go way past any of the bootlegs that have explored this territory in previous years – with a whopping 24 tracks in all, titles that include "Long Time No See" by Tracey Dey, "Count On That" by Shirley Matthews & The Big Town Girls, "Time Marches On" by Lainie Hill, "Sayin Something" by Dey & Knight, "Sock It To Me Baby" by James Carr, "3 Minutes Heavy" by The Time Keepers, "Everything Under The Sun" by Walter Jackson, "Deep Dark Secret" by Dee Dee Sharp, "Whatever You Want" by Jerry Butler, "An Angel Cried" by Hal Miller & The Rays, "My Own Two Feet" by Kenny Lynch, "Hurt Yourself" by Frankie Valli, "Stranger In My Arms" by Lynne Randell, and "I'm Going Out" by Kiki Dee. CD

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✨✧ VariousSeafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's Seafaring Strangers, not to be confused with the rootsy vibe of the Wayfaring Strangers on a similarly-named Numero Group series – as these guys are playing tightly-crafted sounds that soar to the mainstream – with a vibe that's obviously classy enough to get them admission to somebody's private yacht! And yet, in keeping with the Numero spirit, all of the music here is pretty darn obscure – pulled from obscure 70s records that were created in the shadow of major label AOR – all music that aimed for the smooth, jazzy vibe of bigger records by artists like Steely Dan or Boz Scaggs – but never got any sort of wide-label release! The quality of the work here is wonderful – homegrown and personal, but put together in a way that's really sharp – showing that even if you love AOR, you don't have to stick to the big labels to find your treasures. In true Numero fashion, the whole thing comes with detailed notes, which show a lot of research into the music – and the fact that the whole thing was hardly an accident in the way that it came together. Titles include "Aquaintances", "Your Burning Love" by Steps, "Give Me Your Love" by Paul Skyland, "Dance Of Love" by Calvin Johnson, "One More Time" by Salty Miller, "Wrap Myself Up In Your Love" by Jim Spencer, "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Michael Miglio, "Please Analyze" by AJ Loria, "Sailing" by Gary Marks, "To Be Lonely" by Country Comfort, and "Back To The Streets" by Rudy Norman. CD

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✨✧ FunkadelicFunkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s/2017. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The classic sound of Funkadelic, reworked by a key selection of contemporary talents from the Detroit scene – but never in a way that wrecks the originals at all! Unlike other remix projects, which might break up the music to a point that you can hardly recognize the original grooves – this set does a wonderful job of maintaining all the integrity of the famous funky recordings by the group, while also letting some artists from the group's hometown also include a few of their own contributions too – all in ways that really expand the original vision of the music, while keeping things in a funky soul vein all the way through! Given all the greateness of Detroit grooves in recent years – from that city's very fertile underground of producers and musicians – the sound here is still even more amazing than we expected, and the album's a very fitting one to be issued on the Westbound label. The set's double-length, and for good reason too – and titles include "Music 4 My Mother (Underground Resistance mix)", "Sexy Ways (Recloose disco flip)", "Get Your Ass Off & Jam (Marcellus Pittman rmx)", "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure (Alton Miller mix)", "Super Stupid (Dirtbombs version)", "Music For My Mother (Andres Wo Ahh Ay voc mix)", "Cosmic Slop (Moodymann mix)", "Be My Beach (Mophono & Tom Thump)", "Let's Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr edit)", "Let's Take It To The Stage (Amp Fiddler @Ya mix)", "Undisco Kidd (Gay Marvine edit)", "Looking Back At You (Ectomorph stripped & dubbed)", and "Standing On The Verge (Anthony Shake Shakir & T Dancer rmx)". CD
Also available Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters (3LP set) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Sun RaSun Embassy ... LP
Roaratorio, 1968/1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare late 60s material from the Sun Ra Arkestra – all recorded at their home turf in Philly at the time – in the very comfortable setting of the Sun Studios! The music here is really beautiful – different than some of the more freewheeling live performances of the period, and maybe even sometimes hinting at deeper spiritual currents that would emerge in the 70s – but on shorter tracks that each have their own sort of flavor, amidst a fair bit of swinging, soulful moments! Most groups here are relatively small – the biggest appears to be a septet – and key players include John Gilmore on tenor and clarinet, Danny Davis on alto, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Walter Miller on trumpet, Ronnie Boykins on bass, and Nimrod Hunt, Danny Ray Thompson, and Lex Humphries on percussion. Ra himself plays a nicely wide range of electric keyboards – Yamaha organ, clavinet, and Spacemaster – as well as percussion – and titles include "The Stranger", "Dance Of Fire", "Cosmic Strut", "Sun Embassy", "Walk Around Saturn", "Why Go To The Moon", "Sunology", "My Reality Is Real", and "Ancient Aethiopia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Lloyd MillerLifetime In Oriental Jazz ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – as jazz musician Lloyd Miller spent his lifetime recording in more unusual, exotic variations of his genre – often at a level that's kept him in relatively obscure territory over the decades! Yet its that obscurity that also really illustrates Lloyd's strong commitment to making music that pushes boundaries and opens doors – with a career that includes a fair bit of young years on the Mid-East and European scenes, where Miller was able to pick up countless influences from other cultures, and weave them into his own music as well. Miller spent most of his time in America in relative obscurity, but issued a string of recordings on his own label over the decades – the best of which are pulled together here in a fantastic overview of his music! There's plenty of modal and spiritual jazz elements in the mix – and a great blend of eastern and western instrumentation as well – on tracks that include many under Miller's name, plus more with the Press Keys Quartet and Jef Gilson Septet. LP features 9 tracks in all – including "Gole-E Gandom (Wheat Flowers)", "Gozel Guzler (Amber Eyes)", "Bizz-Aire", "Indo-European Improvisations", "Hue Wail", "Chant Inca", and "Le Grand Bidou". LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 pressing.)

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Terence Blanchard & Donald HarrisonDiscernment ... LP
Concord, 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
Strong early work from the duo of Terence Blanchard on trumpet and Donald Harrison on alto – proof that both would be giants in years to come! Also features Mulgrew Miller on piano, Phil Bowler on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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CrusadersHealing The Wounds ... CD
MCA/GRP, 1991. Used ... $5.99
Lineup includes Joe Sample on piano and keys and Wilton Felder on saxes – plus Michael Landau on guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, Lenny Castro on percussion, and William 'Bubba' Bryant on drums CD
(Original 1991 pressing.)

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CrusadersStanding Tall ... LP
MCA, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The Crusaders standing tall at the start of the 80s – getting great grooves from the lean trio of Wilton Felder on saxes and bass, Joe Sample on keyboards, and Stix Hooper on drums! The mighty Barry Finnerty handles most of the guitar solos here – although David T Walker also plays a bit too – and other high-end guests round out the sound with a very professional feel, including Billy Preston on organ, Marcus Miller on bass, and Larry Carlton on more guitar. As with other Crusaders albums of this vintage, vocals play a part in the sound – sung here by Joe Cocker on two tracks, sounding almost better here than on his own material. Titles include "Standing Tall", "This Old World's Too Funky For Me", "Luckenbach Texas", "The Longest Night", and "Sunshine In Your Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Back cover has a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ Elton DeanOn Italian Roads – Live At Teatro Cristallo Milan 1979 ... CD
British Progressive Jazz (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
The great Elton Dean is a musician with a huge legacy in British jazz and rock – including, famously, some time in Soft Machine, where he really helped transform their sound – and long work as an underground hero of the 70s scene, as a key player whose edge never dulled at all! That's definitely the case in this unreleased live performance from the end of the decade – a stunning concert that has Dean on a variety of saxes, blowing both with unbridled freedom, and an occasional sense of swing – set up in an equally-great lineup that also features Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo Moholo on drums! You might think of this one as being an addition to Dean's work on Ogun Records from the time – but there's a nice break, in that the concert begins with one completely long free jazz track, then features two shorter swingers, and then balances both modes nicely. Titles include "Oasis", "Seven For Lee", "That's For Cha", "Dede Bup Bup", and "Fara". CD

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Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew MillerIn Harmony (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Resonance, 2007. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $43.99 48.99
A set of unreleased duets between trumpeter Roy Hargrove and pianist Mulgrew Miller – two players who are definitely in harmony throughout the recording! Most tracks are nice and long – taken with an open, lyrical sensibility – one that's driven strongly by Miller's sense of imagination on the piano, and which seems to have Roy Hargrove maybe opening up a bit more than some of his studio recordings of the time! Titles include versions of "Triste", "Con Alma", "This Is Always", "I Remember Clifford", "Never Let Me Go", "Invitation", Ruby My Dear", "Ow", and "Just In Time" – plus a nice reading of the Blue Mitchell tune "Fungii Mama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition – pressed on heavyweigh vinyl at RTI!)

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Freddie Hubbard & Woody ShawFreddie Hubbard/ Woody Shaw Sessions (Double Take/Eternal Triangle) ... CD
Blue Note, 1985/1987. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
An amazing 80s moment for Blue Note – some of the best straight jazz material the label recorded in the decade! The set features two smoking albums with twin-trumpet interplay from Woody Shaw and Freddy Hubbard – with additional alto from Kenny Garrett, piano from Mulgrew Miller, drums from Carl Allen, and bass from either Cecil McBee or Ray Drummond. CD
(1995 pressing. Spine has a thin cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Denise LaSalleOn The Loose ... LP
Westbound, 1973. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A pretty sweet follow-up to Denise LaSalle's debut for Westbound – and like that set, another album recorded down in Memphis – with a razor-sharp sound that's far better than the treatment she got in later years! Arrangements are by Bowlegs Miller, who helped on the first – and although Denise didn't write as many original tunes for the record, she still does a great job of re-igniting fire in some of the more familiar numbers here – thanks to a style of production that keeps the whole thing nicely gritty and down-home. Titles include "I'm Satisfied", "There Ain't Enough Hate Around", "Your Man and Your Best Friend", "Man Sized Job", "Making a Good Thing Better", and "Breaking Up Somebody's Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a very tiny corner cut.)

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Mulgrew MillerTime & Again ... CD
Landmark, 1991. Used ... $14.99
Mulgrew Miller's one of those pianists who can always make a simple session sparkle with magic – and this early 90s album is no exception! The vibe here is laidback and open – done in that ever-searching style that makes Miller such a rich talent on the keyboard – never content to just hit staid, familiar tones – and always reaching for a new sort of soul with his work, always while keeping everything inside at all times. Bassist Peter Washington is a special part of the sound here – round, warm-toned, and always bringing a strong sense of timing to the record – a soulful groove that really stands out, but never in a way that's too forced. Drums are by Tony Reedus – and titles include "Broad Street", "Tongue Twister", "I'll Keep On Loving You", "Woeful Blues", and "My Minuet". CD
(Disc label has a promo stamp.)

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Mulgrew MillerWith Our Own Eyes ... CD
Novus, 1994. Used ... $9.99
A strong statement from pianist Mulgrew Miller – very much at the top of his form here, and playing with a power and sense of imagination that recalls the older trio work of McCoy Tyner! The trio features Richie Goods on bass and Tony Reedus on drums – both backing Miller with a warm, round tone that only seems to deepen the soulful qualities of his piano work. The set includes a number of fresh titles that are awash in light and lyrical color – and tunes include "Somewhere Else", "Small Portion", "Dreamin", "New Wheels", "Words", and "Summer Me Winter Me". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a small promo sticker.)

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Ralph MooreRejuvenate! ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1988. Used ... $12.99
A great date a leader from this important 80s tenorist – with a group that includes Mulgrew Miller on piano, Steve Turre on trombone, Peter Washington on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums! CD

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National HealthNational Health ... LP
Visa, 1978. Very Good ... $11.99
Great work from this post-Soft Machine, post-Hatfield jazz rock combo – a group that draws tremendous creative inspiration from the talents of Dave Stewart on keyboards, Phil Miller on guitar, and Pip Pyle on drums! There's a bit of vocals on the record, but the main focus is clearly instrumentation – the kind of complex, jazz-leaning styles that first made the Canterbury scene one to watch in the UK – almost carried off here more perfectly than on earlier examples of the genre. The group gets some help from Alan Gowen on keyboards, Amanda Parsons on vocals, and Jimmy Hastings on flute – and titles include "Tenemos Roads", "Brujo", "Borogoves", and "Elephants". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Mike Osborne with Harry Miller & Tony LevinBirmingham Jazz Concert ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 18.99
Unreleased genius from British altoist Mike Osborne – and a set that easily matches his classic albums of the 70s! The double-length set was recorded live in the mid 70s, and is issued here for the first time – a wonderfully tight trio outing that features Osborne's alto alongside the bass of Harry Miller and drums of Tony Levin – in a mode that's decidedly Coltrane-influenced, and which has a searching, spiritual quality that's even deeper than most other British work of the time! We've never heard Osborne play with so much feeling, and Miller's basswork is wonderful too – really underscoring the sound with a full, rich quality that grounds the whole proceedings nicely – a soaring, majestic energy that's a far cry from some of the unstructured freedom from other Brit groups of the same stretch. Tremendous throughout – and with cuts that include "One For George", "Alfie", "Almost Home Kathy", "More Mike", "Ossie's Opener", "Awakening Spirit", and "Cousin Mary". CD

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✨✧ Steve SwallowReal Book ... CD
Watt/ECM, 1993. Used ... $7.99
Steve Swallow on bass – with Tom Harrell on trumpet and flugelhorn, Joe Lovano on tenor saxophone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBison Bop – The Bop That Never Stopped – For A Real Rockin' Cat – Vol 14 ... LP
Bison Bop (Germany), Late 50s-Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99 24.99
Includes selections by The Jiants, Arlie Miller, The Prowlers, Jimmy Gray, Three Aces & A Joker, The Dusters, Rod Willis, Keith McCormack, Wayne Hammond, Jim Burgett, and Jimmy Kirkland. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled patch at the bottom 3 inches in back.)

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VariousIrie Reggae Hits – Featuring Joe Gibbs & The Professionals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A hugely expanded version of this classic album from Joe Gibbs – in a 2CD set that adds in 32 bonus tracks, 20 of which appear on CD here for the first time ever! The core album is one that's really telegraphed by the image on the cover – a 1979 gem that brings together a host of different vocalists working in a righteous groove produced by Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson – tracks set to slow-stepping rhythms that really let the vocals open up with plenty of soul, and plenty of message – in a great blend of personal and political themes that really tie together the different moods of Jamaican music at the time. Core titles include "Come On Little Girl" by Dennis Brown, "Lovely Lady" by The Mighty Diamonds, "This Train Is Bound For Glory" by Culture, "I Can't Stand The Rain" by Hortense Ellis, "My Number One" by Earl Sixteen, "Every Day Is Just A Holiday" by Ruddy Thomas, "Slim Thing" by Trinity, "The Greatest Love" by Lloyd Parks, and "Danger In Your Eyes" by Marcia Aitken. PLUS, the 2CD set features 34 more bonus tracks, all Gibbs and Thompson productions – work by Junior Murvin, Black Uhuru, The Africans, Jacob Miller, Althea Forrest, Dhaima, Enos McLeod, Dennis Walks, Junior Delgado, and others. CD

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VariousRolling With The Punches – The Allen Toussaint Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Heavy funk, deep soul, and lots lots more – an amazing testament to the songwriting skills of New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint! Allen was a heck of a singer on his own – but he also worked plenty behind the scenes in the 60s and 70s – lending his tunes to many others, and producing a good number of recordings as well – some of the best of which are featured in this sweet little set! The package features two dozen smoking tunes from the pen of Toussaint – songs that are heavy on influences from New Orleans soul and funk – already sounding great in the hands of other soul singers in the collection, and really helping transform the style of other artists in ways you might not expect. The whole thing's got the same righteous vibe as Allen's best records from the 70s – and titles include "I'll Be Rolling" by Millie Jackson, "Hercules" by Boz Scaggs, "Occapella" by Lee Dorsey, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by Solomon Burke, "Sweet Touch Of Love" by Irma Thomas, "Sneakin Sally Thru The Alley" by Robert Palmer, "What Do You Want The Girl To Do" by Lowell George, "Shoo Rah" by Frankie Miller, "Fortune Teller" by Benny Spellman, "Freedom For The Stallion" by Bill Medley, "Whoever's Thrilling You" by ZZ Hill, "Tampin" by The Rhine Oaks, "A Certain Girl" by Warren Zevon, and even "Southern Nights" by Glen Campell. CD

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✨✧ Cat Mother & The All Night News BoysStreet Giveth & The Street Taketh Away ... LP
Polydor, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary batch of funky rock tracks – noteworthy not only for production by Jimi Hendrix, but also for the group's insanely great groove! There's a bluesy undercurrent here, but sharpened much more strongly for the funk generation – which takes Cat Mother way past contemporaries like Canned Heat or The Steve Miller Band – yet also still has the gritty power of both of those groups. Jimi's production is surprisingly great – fused tightly at times, in ways that almost preface some modes that bigger acts would take rootsy sounds in the 70s, but much more revolutionary here. The set's worth it alone for the trippy instrumental jam "Track In A", and other tracks include "Can You Dance To It", "Marie", "How I Spent My Summer", "Bramble Bush", "Boston Burglar", and "Favors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinBush Dance – Bush Dance/Call It Whachawana ... CD
Galaxy, 1978/1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 later albums by Johnny Griffin – both recorded after his return to the US during the late 70s! Bush Dance is a pretty interesting little set – one that features Griffin working in an easygoing combo with slight electric touches – a group that features George Freeman on guitar, alongside Cedar Walton's acoustic piano, plus bass by Sam Jones, drums by Albert Heath, and percussion and congas from Kenneth Nash. The mixture of guitar and congas gives the album a very different feel than some of Griffin's other work – almost a lighter soul jazz touch that recalls some of the best Muse Records sides from the time. Tracks are long, and rhythms get nice and free at times – and titles include a 17 minute take on "Night In Tunisia" that really gets a bit wild, plus "Since I Fell For You", "Bush Dance", "Knucklebean", and "The JAMFs Are Coming". Call It Whatchawanna is a more straight-ahead album, and a great one too – recorded with a youthful and soulful rhythm combo that features Mulgrew Miller on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – all supporting Griffin with warm round tones that work perfectly with his open solo style. Titles include "I Mean You", "Lover Man", "Call It Whachawanna", and "A Waltz With Sweetie". CD
(CONDITION NOTE: tray card has some clear tape, wear under the tray, and is missing one spine. Also note that due to time constraints, the title "Jabbo's Revenge" was left off the CD.)

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✨✧ Branford MarsalisScenes In The City ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Ron Carter, Ray Drummond, and Charnett Moffett on bass; Marvin Smith and Jeffrey Watts on drums; John Longo on trumpet, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Mulgrew Miller and Kenny Kirkland on piano, and includes narration by Wendell Pierce from The Wire! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mulgrew Miller & WingspanSequel ... CD
Maxjazz, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great follow-up to Miller's Wingspan album – recorded back in the 80s, and one of his strongest albums ever! The original album had an angular and soaring quality that's different from some of Miller's other records, and slightly more adventurous – and this session really keeps the mood of that one with some extremely well-written and well-played compositions. Players include Steve Nelson on vibes, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Karriem Riggins on drums, and Richie Goods on bass – and the whole thing feels like some of the best albums on Muse or Landmark during their indie soul jazz days of the 80s. Titles include "Spectrum", "Samba D Blue", "Just A Notion", "Go East Young Man", "Holding Hands", and "Elation". CD
(Digipack has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bennie WallaceMoodsville ... CD
Groove Note, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bennie Wallace on tenor saxophone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bennie WallaceSomeone To Watch Over Me ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bennie Wallace on tenor sax, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousRockers – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Island (UK), 1978. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great soundtrack to Rockers – an important film from the Jamaican scene of the 70s, and one that offered up some really fantastic footage right from the streets of Kingston! The film was issued after the big fame of The Harder They Come – and while it never reached the heights of the Jimmy Cliff classic, it's maybe even more interesting overall – a lot less polished, in a way that also comes through in the music – which echoes the nature of the film with some of the sense of accident and collaboration that characterized the ever-fervent scene of the time. Titles include "We A Rockers" by Inner Circle, "Money Worries" by The Maytones, "Police & Thieves" by Junior Murvin, "Book Of Rules" by The Heptones, "Stepping Razor" by Peter Tosh, "Tenement Yard" by Jacob Miller, "Fade Away" by Junior Byles, "Rockers" by Bunny Wailer, "Slave Master" by Gregory Isaacs, "Dread Lion" by The Upsetters, "Graduation In Zion" by Kiddus I, "Jah No Dead" by Burning Spear, "Satta Massagana" by Third World, and "Natty Take Over" by Justin Hinds & The Dominos. LP, Vinyl record album
(US Mango pressing, with Sterling stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousTroubled Troubadours – 27 Tales From The Dark & Strange Side Of The Tracks 1965 to 1973 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing set of offbeat numbers from the darker side of country music in the 60s – tracks that really show the changing currents of the scene, and which open up even more that quality of heartbreak that was always present in the music! Some of the songs here deal more honestly with political and family themes, some are more personal overall – and there's a fantastic range of music within – just what you'd expect from the same folks who gave you the Hillbillies In Hell compilations! Marty Robbins turns death row into a string laden, sweetly soaring paradise; Waylon Jennings sounds more like The Animals than a hardcore outlaw country pioneer; Dolly Parton sings about heartbreak interpreted as insanity; and Lorene Man sings a Chet Atkins produced/Jordanaires backed weeper about abortion. "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Delia's Gone" by Waylon Jennings, "The Bridge" by Dolly Parton, "The Animal Of Man" by Roger Miller, "Teddy Bear Song" by Norma Jean, "Four Chrome Wheels" by Trooper Jim Foster, "Your Credit Card Won't Get You Into Heaven" by Bobby Bare, "The TImes They Are A Changin" by Burl Ives, "I Crept Into The Crypt And Cried" by Homer & Jethro and more. CD
(Out of print, sealed.)

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✨✧ Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew MillerIn Harmony ... CD
Resonance, 2007. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A set of unreleased duets between trumpeter Roy Hargrove and pianist Mulgrew Miller – two players who are definitely in harmony throughout the recording! Most tracks are nice and long – taken with an open, lyrical sensibility – one that's driven strongly by Miller's sense of imagination on the piano, and which seems to have Roy Hargrove maybe opening up a bit more than some of his studio recordings of the time! Titles include versions of "Triste", "Con Alma", "This Is Always", "I Remember Clifford", "Never Let Me Go", "Invitation", Ruby My Dear", "Ow", and "Just In Time" – plus a nice reading of the Blue Mitchell tune "Fungii Mama". CD
Also available In Harmony (180 gram pressing) ... LP 43.99

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✨✧ Graeme MillerComet In Moominland ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the rarest work ever from composer Graeme Miller – tracks done for continued episodes of the Moomin animated series he scored with Steve Shill, but which were unused at the time, due to a shift in presentation of the series! The music here as all the charm of the other Moomins releases, and is maybe even more personal too – an odd mix of spare themes and light, lovely melodies – created by Miller on unusual instruments that include ocarina, kalimba, squeak box, shakers, and a whole host of other homemade instruments and lo-fi techniques! If you've seen the animation, you'll know how much these sounds match the warmth and intimacy of those images – on titles that include "Raft Journey", "The Cave", "Climbing The Lonely Mountain", "Indigenous Woodland Bird", "The Tornado", and "Locusts". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLove Jones – The Music (original soundtrack) ... CD
New Line, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
A big early moment in Neo Soul! Features work by Maxwell, Lauryn Hill, Kenny Lattimore, Cassie, Brand New Heavies, Cassandra Wilson, Marcus Miller & Meshell Ndegeocello, and Trina Broussard. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Jacob MillerWho Say Jah No Dread ... LP
Greensleeves, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from the mighty Jacob Miller – material recorded with Augustus Pablo in the years before Miller went onto greater fame in Inner Circle – and with a rootsy vibe that's still extremely powerful all these many years later! Pablo's at the height of his talents here – able to hit just the best righteous modes, but without ever going over the top – at a level that seems completely effortless, and which really empowers the message in Miller's vocals! The set's overflowing with gems – and titles include "Keep On Knocking", "Each One Teach One", "Who Say Jah No Dread", "False Rasta", "Baby I Love You So", and "Girl Named Pat" – plus the dubs "Knocking Version", "Hungry Town Skank", "King Tubby Meet Rockers Uptown", "Jah Dread", "Each One Teach One Version", and "Girl Named Pat Version". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Niney The ObserverRoots With Quality – Reggae Anthology ... LP
Observer/17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An astounding collection that brings together work from a roots reggae legend! Niney's productions stand as some of the strongest benchmarks for golden era roots reggae, with his ability to fuse heavy rhythms with righteous messages and some of the better vocal performances that these singers would turn in for any producer. This great double LP set pulls together some of his biggest numbers as well as great versions, dubs, discomixes and a few hard to get alternate versions for a hefty showcase of one of the elite in Kingston's roster of master producers. Backing is by the Soul Syndicate, the Aggrovators, the Revolutionaries, the Cimarons and Steely & Clevie, with 28 tracks in all, including "Blood & Fire" by Niney, "Whole Lot Of Fire" by Big Youth, "Rascal Man" by Delroy Wilson, "Rasta No Born Yah (ext)" by Sang Hugh & The Lionaires, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner/Clap The Barber" by Michael Rose, "I Need Your Loving" by Slim Smith, "Rock On" by Gregory Isaacs, "Silver Words" by Ken Boothe, "Warrior" by Johnny Clarke, "Chant It Down" by Freddie McGregor, "No More Will I Roam (ext)" by Dennis Brown, "Materialist" by Horace Andy, "Moses" by Jacob Miller, "Temptation, Botheration & Tribulation" by the Heptones, "Lover's Race" by Sugar Minott and "Thank You Mama" by Barry Brown. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mike OsborneAll Night Long (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing 70s work from British altoist Mike Osborne – working here with a razor sharp trio that includes Harry Miller on bass and Louis Moholo on drums. Osborne's tone is already tremendous at the start – but the added rhythmic pressure of Miller and Moholo really make the album cook – burning with more intensity than the usual Ogun session of the time, and really taking on a triple-sided sort of interplay that allows each player ample voice on the date. There's almost a late 50s Sonny Rollins Trio sort of legacy going on here – but one pushed to freer 70s dimensions at times – and the whole thing's a great testament to the hidden talents of the critically overlooked Osborne! The side-long "All Night Long" suite includes improvs on "All Night Long", "Rivers", "Round Midnight" and "Scotch Pearl", and side 2 is also taken up by "Recapulations", another suite featuring "Ken's Tune", "Country Bounce", "All Night Long" and "Trio Trio". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Scotch Pearl" and "Now & Then Here & Now". CD

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✨✧ Art BlakeyLive At Kimball's ... LP
Concord, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, and Mulgrew Miller on piano! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harry Miller's IsipingoWhich Way Now ... CD
Cuneiform, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Harry Miller's Isipingo – a group that was a contemporary of Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath – and which had a similar blend of free-thinking jazz and South African roots! The performance here is a beautifully recorded one – done live for radio in the mid 70s, and featuring 4 extended tracks that really showcase the group at their best. Despite the length of the tracks, there's no sense of self-indulgence at all – and most numbers have a pulsating, rhythmic energy that drives all players along strongly. The sextet features Miller on bass, Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Nick Evans on trombone, Louis Moholo on drums, Mike Osborne on alto, and Keith Tippett on piano – and titles include "Eli's Song", "Which Way Now", "Family Affair", and "Children At Play". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Wallace RoneyIntuition ... CD
Muse, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great late 80s session by trumpeter Wallace Roney – bold, and strongly-blown – proof that he was clearly one of the most striking young trumpet talents of his generation! The album is nicely open-ended, and freely crafted with a strong group that includes Kenny Garrett on alto, Gary Thomas on tenor, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Cindy Blackman on drums. Roney's firmly in the lead on all tracks, but the added horn work of Garrett and Thomas comes together in lean lines that keep a range of expression on most of the set. Titles include "Intuition", "Ahead", "Taberah", "For Duke", and "Sometimes My Heart Cries". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousIt's A Rough Old Road To Travel – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music Volume 2 – 1964 to 1974 (2022 Record Store Day Drop) ... LP
Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully deep dive into the darker corners of country music – not the tear-tinged weepies of the postwar years, but some of the more thoughtful, introspective tracks that emerged in the following generation – which represent a new level of maturity in the music, and reflect the way that country could maybe offer up some of the most personal, pointed songs songs of the time! The "psychodrama" here is reflected in a mix of philosophical and social themes – never too moody or dark to get in the way of these records just being damn great songs – and delivered by some of the giants of the time, but as cuts that are some of their lesser-known work. Titles include "You Can't Stop The Wind From Blowing" by Bobby Bare, "The Farmer's Prayer" by Dave Dudley, "Shadows Of Her Mind" by Ed Bruce, "Enough To Take The Me Out Of The Men" by Red Sovine, "What I'd Give To Be The Wind" by Roger Miller, "Searching" by Rube Gallagher, "It's A Rough Old Road To Travel" by Johnny Darnell, "Wine The River & You" by Clay Hart, and "War Is Hell" by Jim Ed Brown. LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBlue Night ... CD
Timeless/Bellaphon (Holland), 1985. Used ... $14.99
A great Art Blakey lineup here, as usual – filled with fire from younger musicians who are really finding their voice in the Jazz Messengers – a group that includes Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, and Mulgrew Miller on piano! Miller's work is a great match for Blakey's vibe – a bit like that time when Cedar Walton brought both lyricism and swing to the Messengers – and we love Toussaint at this point in his career, as he plays with this raspy tone that always gets us, and holds onto us long after his solos are done! Blanchard and Harrison are as great as you'd expect – and titles include "Blue Night", "Two Of A Kind", "Blue Minor", and "Mr Combinated". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersLive At Ronnie Scotts 1985 ... CD
DRG, 1985. Used ... $14.99
Includes Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Jean Toussaint on tenor, Donald Harrison on alto, Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Mulgrew Miller on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gary Burton & FriendsSix Pack ... CD
GRP, 1992. Used ... $3.99
Features Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Paul Schaffer, Mulgrew Miller – and guest work from Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Jim Hall, and BB King. CD
(Out of print.)

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CaravanWaterloo Lily ... LP
London, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $34.99
A bit of a shift in lineup for Caravan – but a set that has the group stepping out in all their fantastic proggy glory! This time around, Steve Miller provides some incredible work on electric piano, organ, and electric harpsichord – and the set also features some guest soprano sax work from Lol Coxhill, who'd later record wonderfully with Miller on Virgin Records – and whose presence here further underscores the qualities that make Caravan one of the jazziest groups of their prog generation! The classic core is wonderful too – Pye Hastings on guitars, Richard Sinclair on bass, and Richard Coughlan on drums – and the interplay between the latter two is fantastic, and really keeps the album driving onward. Titles include "Waterloo Lilly", "Songs & Signs", "Nothing At All", "Aristocracy", "The World Is Yours", and "The Love In Your Eye/To Catch Me A Brother/Subsultus/Debouchement/Tilbury Kecks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with TH suffix Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Eugene ChadbourneThere'll Be No Tears Tonight ... CD
Parachute/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.99
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by guitarist Eugene Chadbourne – a set billed as "free improvised country and western bebop" – and which features Chadbourne serving up these wild variations on tunes by Carl Perkins, Roger Miller, David Allen Coe, Bobby Bare, Merle Haggard, and other country music legends! The album's much more Eugene than Nashville – although Chadbourne does sing lyrics on all of the tunes, but in a way that's very offbeat and hardly unlike the originals at all – as is his guitar work, which is acoustic and all twisted and turned up in all the offbeat phrasings you might expect! Much of the record is Chadbourne on vocals and electric dobro – but the set also features some drums by David Licht, saxes from John Zorn, and cello from Tom Cora. Titles include "The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me", "I'm The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised", "Georgia In A Jug", "Motel Time Again", "Dang Me", "Window Shopping", "Jealous Loving Heart", "Mr Record Man", and "Swingin Doors". CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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Nat King ColeNat Cole At JATP 2 – Nat Cole At Jazz At The Philharmonic ... LP
Verve, 1944/1945. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Early all-jazz work from Nat King Cole – beautiful piano work, in groups with Jack McVea or Lester Young on tenor, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Johnny Miller on bass and Lee Young on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Covper has a cutout hole, some aging, and light stains.)

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Elton Dean's NinesenseHappy Daze/Oh For The Edge ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Seminal work from British reedman Elton Dean – two classic Ogun albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Happy Daze – a set that's got a lot more complicated class than you might expect from the title – really wonderful large ensemble arrangements penned by Dean, and definitely in the spirit that he claimed made the group the heir to Keith Tippett's previous group of the late 60s! The music here is all nicely inside, and pretty darn soulful – swinging and stepping with a bit more of a groove than some of the other Ogun Records work of the time – really back to that hip point at the end of the 60s, when British jazz groups stretched out in their spirit, but never got too avant in their style – a perfect blend that Dean really recreates here, with help from players who include Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett on trumpet, Mark Charig on trumpet and tenor horn, Nick Evans and Radu Malfatti on trombones, Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. Titles include "Nicrotto", "Seven For Lee", "Sweet FA", and "Three For All". On Oh For The Edge, there's definitely an edge to the music – but one that's a bit different than that of some of Elton Dean's contemporaries in the 70s British scene! Dean brings a lot more swing and soul to this record than you might expect – working with a large group, but never letting the players get totally outside – which is a real change from some of the more freely improvising UK ensembles of the period. Dean's own work on alto and saxello are totally great – as are the core rhythms of the group, which come from Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. But we're also plenty happy to hear Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett and Mark Charig on trumpets, and Nick Evans on trombone. The recording has a very good "roomy" sound to it that gives it a darker edge than some of the other Ogun recordings from the time – and tracks include "Fall In Free", "Dance", "Friday Night Blues", and "Prayer For Jesus". CD

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DeodatoWhirlwinds ... LP
MCA, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
Sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded than before, but never in a way that buries the keyboards – and Deodato's right out front on a range of electric keys that get some great support from John Tropea's finely-honed work on guitar! Titles include "Havana Strut", "Whirlwinds", "West 42nd Street", and a nice cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again". And heck, even the album's version of Glen Miller's "Moonlight Serenade" manages to come off like a funk tune! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brazilian pressing. Cover has some surface and edge wear.)

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Detroit Jazz Composers LtdHastings St. Jazz Experience ... LP
Midnite, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Sublime spiritual jazz from the 70s scene in Detroit – and a record that really represents an evolution of the previous sounds that you might have heard on the Motorcity's Tribe Records! The sound here is straightforward and soulful – a bit of electricity at the bottom and some fluidly gliding horn work on the top – plus some key vocals from a group that includes Kim Weston in the lead, supported by other female singers – in a righteous mode that really makes the best tunes sparkle! Other players include Phil Ranelin on trombone, Nasi Hafiz on vibes, Miller Brisker on tenor and piano, and Sylvia Truner on harp – all working together in a largeish group with the best spiritual energy of groups on Strata East! The whole thing's great – a beautiful lost treasure, and the kind of record that's rarely carried off so perfectly – and titles include "Song For M", "A Little Love For You", "Mark I", "Ja-Mil", "Nobody Had To Tell Me", "Arjuna", and "Now You're Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Robin Eubanks & Steve TurreDedication ... CD
JMT (Germany), 1989. Used ... $6.99
Twin trombones from Robin Eubanks and Steve Turre – the latter of whom also plays some of his cool shells too! Other players include Mulgrew Miller on piano and Charnett Moffett on bass – and as with other JMT albums of this vintage, there's some electric touches too. CD
(Out of print original pressing.)
Also available Dedication ... LP 5.99

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Robin Eubanks & Steve TurreDedication ... LP
JMT (Germany), 1989. Near Mint- ... $5.99 7.99
Twin trombones from Robin Eubanks and Steve Turre – the latter of whom also plays some of his cool shells too! Other players include Mulgrew Miller on piano and Charnett Moffett on bass – and as with other JMT albums of this vintage, there's some electric touches too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Dedication ... CD 6.99

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Roberta FlackOasis ... CD
Atlantic, 1988. Used ... $2.99
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a contemporary sound – though classical soul-inclined – thanks to smart production and arrangements by Marcus Miller, Jerry Hey and Michael Omartian. There's a little bit of a tropical vibe in couple places – hence the title – especially the opening and closing tunes "Oasis" and "(His Name) Brazil" – and other cuts include the nice and hooky Ashford & Simpson tune "Uh-Uh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)", plus "All Caught Up In Love", "Shock To My System", "You Who Brought Me Love", "And So It Goes", "Something Magic". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marvin GayeHere, My Dear (expanded 2CD edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 29.98
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". Expanded CD features the famous 12" instrumental version of "A Funky Space Reincarnation" – plus a full set of 12 bonus alternate mixes produced by the likes of Mocean Worker, Easy Mo Bee, Leon Ware, Marcus Miller, Prince Paul, Bootsy Collins, Slaam Remi, and The Randy Watson Experience – including "Anger (alt extended)", "Here My Dear (alt mix)", "Time To Get It Together (alt extended mix)", "Falling In Love Again (alt version)", "I Met A Little Girl (alt version)", "Sparrow (alt version)", and "Anna's Song (inst – alt version)". CD

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Joe Gibbs & OthersScorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson moe than live up to their title as the Mighty Two just as this heavy compilation more than lives up to the title of nothing but scorchers! Gibbs and ET showcase their mastery of all styles here, veering from hard and heavy roots to sweet lover's numbers and even a few bouncing tracks aimed a the dancehall! Top notch singers and dee jays are all featured over throbbing rhythms at the hands of Gibbs' Professionals crew, with 40 tracks in all, including "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, "Money In My Pocket/Cool Runnings" by Dennis Brown and Prince Mohammed, "Babylon Too Rough" by Gregory Isaacs, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Boxing Around" and "No Man's Land" by Cornell Campbell, "Just Like A River" by the Mighty Diamonds, Left With A Broken Heart" by George Nooks, "Su Su Pon Rasta/Heavy Manners" by Dolphin Naggo Morris and Prince Far I, "Funeral" by Prince Alla, "I'm A Natty" by Jacob Miller, "Rockers A Nuh Crackers" by Glen Washington, "Jah Bring I Joy In The Morning" by Bobby Melody, "Burn Babylon" by Sylford Walker, "Stop Picking On Me" by Max Romeo, "Keep On Knocking" by Jaco Miller, "Virgin Girl" by Eek-A-Mouse, "Hello Carol" by Enos McLeod, "My Princess" by Sammy Dread, and "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna. CD

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Dave GrusinMigration ... CD
GRP, 1989. Used ... $2.99 4.99
With Branford Marsalis on soprano sax, Omark Hakim on piano, Marcus Miller on bass, and Hugh Masekela on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Slim HarpoShake Your Hips ... LP
Flyright (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Material recorded by JD Miller in Louisiana – most of which appeared as Excello label singles – some with Willie Parker on tenor sax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s orange label pressing. Cover is lightly bent at the top right corner.)

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Antonio HartFor The First Time ... CD
Novus, 1991. Used ... $6.99
Antonio Hart on alto saxophone – with Roy Hargrove and Thonas Williams on trumpet, Bill Pierce on tenor saxophone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. CD

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Keef Hartley BandBattle Of North West Six ... CD
Deram/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
A tremendous set from one of the best – and most under-recognized – groups of the British jazz rock scene at the end of the 60s! The group have an approach that mixes heavy blues-influenced jamming with some of the lighter, more lyrical touches that were showing up at the time – in a way that gives them a firmly grounded sound at one level, but also a slightly more sophisticated, contemplative approach – making the group almost a UK equivalent to the sound of the Steve Miller Band at the time. The jazzier tracks on the album feature work by some great straight British players – including Harry Beckett and Ray Warleigh – and the album's also got a few nice slightly funky cuts that are known for their breaks! Tracks include "The Dansette Kid", "Hickory", "Not Foolish, Not Wise", "Poor Mabel", "Believe In Me", "Don't Give Up", "Hickory", and "Tadpole". CD

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Jon HendricksEvolution Of The Blues Song ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... $11.99 14.99
An early concept album from the great Jon Hendricks – one that tells the story of blues through jazz – all put together as a flowing story in music! Jon speaks and sings the whole tale – but also gets some help on vocals from Big Miller, Hanna Dean, and Jimmy Witherspoon – as well as great musical backing from the core Ike Isaac Trio, with solos by Pony Poindexter and Ben Webster! The music is mostly rooted in blues, but with a hipper jazz sensibility – almost in the way that Oscar Brown Jr and others were going back to the roots, but updating them for the 60s. Titles include "WPA Blues", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "New Orleans", "I Had My Share", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Vincent HerringEarly On – Evidence/Dawnbird ... CD
32 Jazz, 1991/1992. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Evidence is an early moment of brilliance from Vincent Herring – and just the sort of set to make him one of the strongest young talents to emerge in jazz during the 90s! There's a rock-solid feel to the set – an approach that's steeped in classic hardbop modes, but which has traces of modernism too – never too overstated, but some sharper undercurrents that mark Herring's playing nicely as a bit deeper than the usual altoist. The rest of the group should get a good deal of credit, too – as players like Wallace Roney on trumpet and Mulgrew Miller on piano really share this sensibility with Herring. Titles include "I Sing A Song", "Never Forget", "Soul Leo", "Mr Wizard", "Voyage", and "Evidence". Dawnbird is a solid, soulful work from Vincent Herring – blowing here wonderfully on alto and soprano sax, with a sense of feeling and creative energy that really makes him one of the key players of his generation! The proceedings are relatively straight, but they're also totally great – open, honest expression that's a nice update of 70s indie jazz modes – held together tightly by a rhythm section that includes Mulgrew Miller on piano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums on most of the records – or Keven Hays, Dwayne Burno, and Carl Allen on a few remaining selections. Wallace Roney plays trumpet on the first set of tracks – Scott Wendholt on the others – and the whole album has a sharp-edged quintet format with an occasional bite, often rolling out in the kind of upbeat lines that usually make Herring sound best. Titles include "Sound Check", "August Afternoon", "Dawnbird", "Dr Jamie", "Toku Do", and "The Dark Side Of Dewey". CD
(Out of print, penmark through slipcover barcode.)

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Vincent HerringEvidence ... CD
Landmark, 1991. Used ... $6.99
An early moment of brilliance from Vincent Herring – and just the sort of set to make him one of the strongest young talents to emerge in jazz during the 90s! There's a rock-solid feel to the set – an approach that's steeped in classic hardbop modes, but which has traces of modernism too – never too overstated, but some sharper undercurrents that mark Herring's playing nicely as a bit deeper than the usual altoist. The rest of the group should get a good deal of credit, too – as players like Wallace Roney on trumpet and Mulgrew Miller on piano really share this sensibility with Herring. Titles include "I Sing A Song", "Never Forget", "Soul Leo", "Mr Wizard", "Voyage", and "Evidence". CD also features the bonus track "Hindsight". CD

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Dave HollandPass It On ... CD
EmArcy, 2008. Used ... $7.99
Features Dave Holland on bass, Antonio Hart on alto, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Alex Sipiagin on trumpet, and Eric Harland On drums! CD

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Bob James/David SanbornDouble Vision ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... $2.99
Bob James on keyboards and synthesizer, David Sanborn on saxophone, Paul Milton Jackson Jr and Eric Gale on guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion. CD

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Sam LazarOrgan Grooves (Space Flight/Playback/bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Jasmine (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A pair of Hammond jazz classics from organist Sam Lazar – back to back on a single CD, with rare bonus tracks too! First up is Space Flight – a tight batch of organ groovers with a raw R&B feel, recorded by the obscure St Louis organist Sam Lazar – with a very young Grant Green on guitar! The album's a bit different than Sam's other records for Argo – in that the tunes are all quite short, with a tight fast sound that's almost more R&B at times than jazz – a very unusual setting especially for Grant Green! The guitar is nice and loud – really racing to keep up with Lazar's fast work on the Hammond – and other members of the group include Willie Dixon on bass and Chauncey Williams on drums. Titles include "Mad Lad", "Space Flight", "Caramu", "Funky Blues", and "Big Willie". Playback is one of a few rare albums from Hammond player Sam Lazar – a lesser-known artist from the same searing generation as Baby Face Willette and Jack McDuff, but a musician who never full got his due! This record was done for the Argo side of Chess Records, and it's got a raw sound that's equal parts soul jazz and R&B – with Sam doing some great work on the keys, and the obscure tenorist Miller Brisker in the group too – a really great musician who works with lots of unique twists – and spurs Lazar onto new heights of playing, with maybe an even farther reach on the keys than his other albums. Lazar wrote most of the set, and the tracks include "Deep", "Fuzz Buzz", "S&S", "Scootin", and "Long Gone". A nice bit of soul jazz, with a deep rootsy sound all the way through! CD also features the bonus two-part 45rpm single of "Space Flight". CD

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Bobby LyleRhythm Stories ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $3.99
Bobby Lyle is joined by Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Kenny Garrett, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Everette Harp, and others! CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ MadlibShades Of Blue – Madlib Invades Blue Note (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 2003. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Madlib invades Blue Note! He gets free reign of the catalog for this mix of sampler genius and live band interpretations, too, as/with Ahmad Miller, Yesterdays New Quintet, Malcolm Catto, Medaphoar, and others from the Stones Throw camp. This one's truly a conceptual triumph, if there ever was such a thing – one of the greatest hip hop producers alive, given carte blanche with the source beats of the century! Madlib's Blue Note crates are heavily weighed in the mid 60s through mid 70s electric beats that often get the shaft in mainstream jazz round-ups, but floor the beathead world into overdrive. Re-interpretations, remixes, and revisions are spliced seamlessly with the source samples, creating a whole new world where hip hop and late model live funk not only co-exists with classic Blue Note jazz, but it actually draws a linear transition between the 2 genius art forms. Beautiful stuff – if the album isn't the most original idea to come along all of these years into the hip hop & jazz underground, it's certainly one of the most perfectly realized projects of its kind, ever! It's one for the time capsule – easily one of Madlib's masterpieces, and pure funky sample wizardry by any standard! Includes Monk Higgins' "Slim's Return" interpreted by Ahmad Miller and DJ Lord Such on cuts, "Donald Byrd's "Distant Land", "Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Bounce", Yesterday's New Quintet's adaptation of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints", Madlib Invazion's "Funky Blue Note", the Joe McDuphrey Experience take on Horace Silver's/Herbie Hancock's "Peace/Dolphin Dance" and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSergio Mendes (1983) ... LP
A&M, 1983. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Upbeat soul from Sergio Mendes – but a record that's still got a Brazilian heart beating underneath! The sound of the set is very much in the best mainstream soul modes of the time – never too electric overall, but put together with a nicely warm groove that continues the legacy of R&B-influenced music that Sergio first started in the 70s. Vocals are by a variety of singers – including Gracinha Leporace, Carol Rogers, Leza Miller, Geoff Lieb, and others – and just when you think the whole thing's more LA than Rio, Sergio has a nice way of throwing in a slight Brazilian touch to remind you of his roots. Titles include "My Summer Love", "Carnaval", "Never Let You Go", "Voodoo", "Si Senor", and "Life In The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album

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Louis MoholoBra Louis Bra Tebs/Spirits Rejoice ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1978/1995. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99 18.99
A beautiful double-length package of work from drummer Louis Moholo – a 2CD set that features one record from recent years, and a key classic from the 70s! Spirits Rejoice is one of the strongest 70s statements from ex-Blue Notes drummer Moholo – recorded in the company of fellow expatriots and UK avant jazzers that include Johnny Dyani, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, and Harry Miller. The album shifts easily between strongly rhythmic passages that show Moholo's roots in the South African jazz scene, and other, freer sections that also illustrate his importance in the European avant scene of the 70s – and overall, the record's got a beautifully soulful quality that guides it well through all of these moments. Titles include "Wedding Hymn", "Khanya Apho Ukhona", "Ithi Gqi", "Amaxesha Osizi", and "You Ain't Gonna Know Me". That record is followed here by 1995's Bra Louis Bra Tebs – a session with a similar style, especially in its use of African-inspired rhythms – but one that also features a different lineup, and some great use of vocals! Francine Luce sings on a number of the album's best tracks – in a style that's almost an avant-tuned approach to vocalese, and which seems to carry echoes of Norma Winstone – a voice that's dreamy one minute, challenging the next – and often used as a key instrument in the combo's lineup of tenor, alto, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums. Titles include "Utshaka", "Maybe Of Cause", "Moegoe", "Sonke", and "Lakutshona Ilanga". CD

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Lewis NashRhythm Is My Business ... CD
Evidence, 1989. Used ... $6.99
An excellent album from this very hip drummer – with work from Steve Nelson on vibes, Mulgrew Miller on piano, and vocals from Teresa Nash on one track! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Nick NicholasBig Nick ... LP
India Navigation, 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Big Nick Nicholas is one of these lost tenor stars that you always hear whispers about, but can never find on wax. Years ago, Coltrane honored him with the great composition "Big Nick", but despite that fame, Nicholas had never cut a record as a leader until this obscure session in 1985. The set's a perfect showcase for his tenor – as the quartet of Billy Hart, John Miller, and Dave Jackson sit back and let Nick take the lead on most tracks, blowing away in the comfortable style that he must have used in the Boston gigs that first got him noticed back in the late 40s. Titles include "Big Nick", "Down Home Blues", "Reincarnation Of Sonny Clark", and "Two For The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and a DMM sticker.)

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101 StringsSoul Of The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Alshire/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
An unusual set from 101 Strings – not necessarily a group you'd associate with the blues, and one who certainly don't dabble in the sounds of Beale Street or Chicago with this collection! Instead, the ensemble perform these larger orchestral readings of blue-tinged tunes from the past – mostly numbers from midcentury, set to the lush orchestrations of the group, but often given a trumpet solo somewhere in the mix – handled by an unnamed jazz musician! The group's directed here by DL Miller – and titles include "Symphony For The Blues", "Birth Of The Blues", "Mood Indigo", "St Louis Blues", "Slow & With Soul", "Goodbye", and "Harlem Nocturne". CD features three bonus tracks – "Wonderland By Night", "Limehouse Blues", and "Blues In The Night". CD

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✨✧ Mike OsborneDawn ... CD
Cuneiform, 1966/1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Genius work from British altoist Mike Osborne – a set of lost vault recordings that we might well rank right up there with Mike's classic albums for the Ogun label! The first two thirds of the set has Osborne blowing wonderfully in this open-ended trio with Harry Miller on bass and Louis Moholo on drums – on long tracks that feature some of the most soulful, expressive sounds we've ever heard from Osborne – with completely sublime accompaniment from Miller and Moholo too! There's a spiritual depth to the music that's wonderful – and although some moments have Mike soaring out on a solo in the trio, ala Sonny Rollins in a similar mode – there's other portions that have the trio really shaping these new searching sounds together. The last third of the record is equally great – and maybe even more revelatory – as Osborne plays in a quartet with Miller, plus Alan Jackson drums, and John Surman on baritone and soprano sax. The two reeds come together with the rhythms, then break off individually – and the group's almost got an Ornette Coleman-like vibe at times, but with Osborne already finding his own way forward. Titles include "Scotch Pearl", "Dawn", "TBC", "Seven By Seven", "Aggression", "An Idea", and "1st". CD

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Charlie Parker/Coleman Hawkins/Georgie AuldUnearthed Masters Vol 1 ... LP
Jam, 1940s/1950s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Includes "Ko Ko" by Charlie Parker; "You've Got Me Crying Again" and "Can Anyone Explain?" by Coleman Hawkins; and two takes of "Air Mail Special", two takes of "Seh! Seh!", "Be My Love", "Taps Miller" and more by Georgie Auld Sextet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue.)

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Junior ParkerLike It Is/Honey Drippin Blues ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
A pair of late 60s gems from the bluesy singer Junior Parker – back to back on a single CD! Like It Is features standout soul from the great Junior Parker – a singer who started out in blues, and already had a big legacy of music for Sun and Duke Records by the time of this Mercury set – but maybe sounding even more amazing here with some soul touches in the backings! The set was produced by Bobby Robinson, and arranged by Gene Bowlegs Miller – and has a Memphis recording pedigree that's a bit like the best way that Stax/Volt was mixing blues and soul in the late 60s! There's still some of the slower-burning Duke moments, but there's also some great sock-soul tracks too – on titles that include "Come Back Baby", "Just Like A Fish", "Country Girl", "Sometimes I Wonder", and "Cracked Up Over You". Honey Drippin Blues is killer work from Junior Parker – an artist who was already great in his early Duke Records years – but one who really seemed to take off even more as the 60s moved on! On records like this, Parker picks up a strong undercurrent of funky soul – a groove that's a perfect fit for Mercury's Blue Rock label – which often did a great job of merging the worlds of blues and soul – especially in the music of Junior Wells. Production has lots of nice Chicago soul touches, and at times Junior's vocals move into a territory that's almost a bit like the groove of Tyrone Davis at the time. Great stuff throughout – and titles include "I Got Money", "Lovin Man On Your Hands", "Easy Lovin", and "I'm So Satisfied". CD

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Rob Parton's Jazztech Big BandRob Parton's Jazztech Big Band With Conte Candoli ... CD
Sea Breeze, 1991. Used ... $4.99
With Bob Frankich & Ian Nevins on alto saxophone, Kurt Berg on barritone saxophone, Stewart Miller on bass, Mike Young on bass trombone, Bob Chmel & Bob Rummage on drums, John Morgan on guitar, Larry Harris on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Pete Rock & Camp Lo80 Blocks From Tiffany's II ... CD
Soul Brother, 2020. Used ... $11.99 14.99
A wonderfully old school set from Pete Rock and Camp Lo – beats by the former, rhymes by the latter – and guest work from a host of talents who include Talib Kweli, Uncle Murda, MOP, Tyler Woods, and Mac Miller! The whole thing's got a great 90s hip hop vibe – Pete Rock very much at the top of that style he helped forge back in the day – and the MCs serving up the sorts of modes we used to love hearing from stations on the left end of the dial, late in the night! Nobody's trying to break any boundaries, but maybe that's what makes the record so great – with titles that include "You Never Seen A City Like This", "Love Traps", "80 Blocks From Tiffany's", "Glitter & Gold", "Dream Journey", "Pot A Butta", "Clean Getaway", and "Ladies & Gentlemen". CD
(Out of print.)

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ResavoirResavoir ... LP
International Anthem, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A beautiful International Anthem debut from Resavoir – a group led by Will Miller, a musician who's equally skilled at both keyboards and trumpet – and who often plays in a style that sometimes makes it hard to tell which sound is coming from which instrument! In other words, there's trumpet-like phrasing to his keys, and keyboard-like washes of sound from the trumpet – set up array of players who ground any electric sounds in some very organic, acoustic elements. As with other releases on the label, there's a style here that's a bit hard to peg – but we can definitely say that there's a richness to the record that maybe makes it stand above even some of the others on IA, and which also makes the set very soulful as well. A few tracks have voice from Akenya Seymore, mostly in a non-lyrical way – and titles include "Clouds", "Woah", "Resavoir", "Taking Flight", "Escalator", "Illusion", and "Plantasy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee RitenourLee Ritenour In Rio (Japanese pressing) ... LP
JVC (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99 29.99
Smooth jazzy fusion from Lee Ritenour – a classic set that was originally only released in Japan, part of the underground Japanese Fusion movement of the late 70s, famous for groove hounds for that added level of soul that often wasn't showing up in American releases at the time! The album was recorded in both Rio and LA – with work by a mixture of Brazilian and American fusion players, including Chico Batera, Oscar Castro Neves, Alex Acuna, Don Grusin, Dave Grusin, Steve Forman, and Marcus Miller. Includes the smooth funk classic "A Little Bit Of This & A Little Bit Of That", plus the cuts "Simplicidad", "Rainbow", "Rio Funk", "San Juan Sunset", and "Ipanema Sol". LP, Vinyl record album
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David RuffinDavid Ruffin ... LP
Motown, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 32.99 On February 3, 2023
A self-titled set from Motown giant David Ruffin – and a record that pairs him with producer Bobby Miller, who'd worked some real late 60s magic with The Dells! As with that group, Miller has a wonderful way of letting the rough lead vocals come right to the front of the mix – while still serving up a batch of backings with a lot of power and focus – and a sense of complexity that comes through in both Miller's original tunes for the date, and the following arrangements from David Van DePitte. This unified approach gives the record even more focus than other Ruffin albums of the period – and the whole thing stands not just as a lasting tribute to his talents, but also to the way that Motown was getting better and better at recording full albums over singles. Titles include "Common Man", "I Miss You", "A Little More Trust", "Go On With Your Bad Self", and "Day In the Life of the Working Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition RSD Essentials pressing.) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, February 3.

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Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big BandWest Side Story Reimagined ... CD
Jazzheads, 2018. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Andrew Gould on alto saxophone and flute, David Dejesus on alto and soprano saxophone and flute, Danny Rivera on baritone saxophone, Peter Brainin on tenor saxophone and flute, Yaacov Mayman on tenor saxophone, flute, and clarinet, Armando Vergara, David Miller, and Tim Sessions on trombone, Andrew Neesley, Kevin Bryan, Max Darche, and Shareef Clayton on trumpet, Chris Washburne on bass trombone, Gabrielle Garo on flute and piccolo flute, Ben Sutin on electric violin, Darwin Noguera on piano, Leo Traversa on electric bass, Oreste Abrantes on congas and percussion, and Matthew Gonzalez and Takao Heisho on percussion. CD

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Woody ShawLive In Bremen 1983 ... CD
Elemental, 1983. New Copy 2CD ... $17.99 19.99
We completely love the music of Woody Shaw – but unfortunately, the legendary trumpeter left this planet way too soon, and only gave us about 20 years of recordings! Fortunately, the vaults have yielded some gems like this over the years – unreleased live material that not only adds to the space in Woody's catalog, but also really shows us how special he could be in a live setting! Shaw's got this strength of imagination and inner spirituality that never falters at all, even when the tracks are stretching out nice and long – which they really do here, as almost all the numbers move way past the ten minute mark – and have Woody blowing magnificent solos throughout. The group is great, too, with Mulgrew Miller on piano, Tony Reedus on drums, and Stafford James on some especially crucial bass – an instrument that always seems to drive Shaw onto new heights when it's handled the right way, which it definitely is here. Titles include "Eastern Joy Dance", "Rahssan's Run", "The Organ Grinder", "Pressing The Issue", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "Katrina Ballerina", and "400 Years Ago Tomorrow". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Woody ShawLotus Flower ... CD
Enja/Rhino, 1982. Used ... $6.99 16.99
Beautiful later work from Woody Shaw – perfectly honed, in the soaring, stretching, soulful exploratory style of his best work in the 70s! The group's a quartet with Mulgrew Miller on piano, Stafford James on bass, Tony Reedus on drums, and Steve Turre joining Woody in the frontline – and the excellent work of the rhythm section provides a lively forum for the soloists to stretch out wonderfully, without going too far, or getting overindulgent and trapped in designs of their own making. The set sparkles with 5 original tunes – Turre's "Lotus Flower", James' "Game", Miller's "Eastern Joy Dance", and "Song Of Songs" and "Rahsan's Run", both by Shaw. CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Terell StaffordNew Beginnings ... CD
Maxjazz, 2003. Used ... $6.99
Terell Stafford on trumpet and flugelhorn, Harry Allen on tenor saxophone, Dick Oatts and Jesse Davis on alto saxophone, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano saxophone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Derrick Hodge on acoustic and electric bass, and Dana Hall on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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SuperblueSuperblue ... LP
Blue Note, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wonderful project from late 80s Blue Note – a group that features trumpet and arrangements from Don Sickler, plus some great help from Bobby Watson as well – all to craft a sound that's as rich, soaring, and joyous as any solo projects from either player! The group's an octet, but have the tightness of a Blue Note quintet from the 60s – working with sharp arrangements in a really classic sound – one that has the horns in tight formation, but also really opens up to solo space right away – allowing plenty of room for Sickler on trumpet, Watson on alto, Frank Lacy on trombone, Roy Hargrove on trumpet and flugelhorn, Bill Pierce on tenor, and Mulgrew Miller on piano. The bass of Bob Hurst and drums of Kenny Washington provide some smoking rhythms throughout – and titles include "Open Sesame", "Conservation", "M&M", "Time Off", and "Marvelous Marvin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole. B-side label has some peeling.)
 
 
 



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