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Michel F AprilDead By Daylight – Official Video Game Soundtrack (black fog vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 2021. New Copy ... On July 17, 2021
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, July 17. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, July 17. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on July 17 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on "black fog" vinyl!)

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✨✧ AprilSomeone To Hold (classic club, 7" version, april-a-pella, bonus beats, urban style mix, urban radio mix, house of keys)/Metro Message ... 12-inch
Metropolitan, 1990. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong & His All Stars En Concert Olympia 24 April 1962 ... CD
RTE (France), 1962. Used ... $8.99
Features Louis Armstrong on trumpet, Trummy Young on trombone, Joe Darensbourg on clarinet, Billy Kyle on piano, Billy Cronk on bass, Danny Barcelona on drums, and Jewel Brown on vocals. Tracks include "Tiger Rag", "A Kiss To Build A Dream On", "Tin Roof Blues", "Blueberry Hill", and "Mack The Knife". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – UMV 2641. Includes insert.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyRutgers University, NJ – April 15th 1969 ... CD
Hi Hat (UK), 1969. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Art Blakey with a very hip group – and an under-recorded one as well – a version of the Jazz Messengers with the great Woody Shaw on trumpet, plus Carlos Garnett on tenor, George Cables on piano, and Scotty Holt on bass! The performance is a well-recorded date, done for FM radio at the end of the 60s – and the tracks are very long, and very free-flowing – similar to that stretch when Blakey had Billy Harper in the group, and Garnett blows here with very similar energy. The set leads off with a tremendous reading of Shaw's "Moontrane" – and also includes "Moanin", "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", and an unknown title. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Les BrownComplete Les Brown Vol 3 – January 9, 1939 to April 7, 1939 ... LP
Ajazz, 1939. Sealed ... $9.99
With John Martel, Mel Hurwitz, and Les Kritz on trumpets, Bob Fishel, Frank Ward, and Mort Bullman on trombone, Les Brown on clarinet and alto, Steve Madrick and Herb Muse on alto, Wolfe Taninbaum, Don Hammond, Carl Rand, and sam Bidder on tenor, Billy Rowland on piano, Allan Ruess and Joe Petroni on guitar, Bassie Deters on bass, and Eddie Julian on drums. Vocals by Miriam Shaw and Herb Muse. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke Ellington OrchestraApril In Paris ... CD
West Wind (Germany), 1969. Used ... $9.99
Duke Ellington on piano, Johnny Hodges on alto saxophone, Russell Procope on alto saxophone and clarinet, Norris Turney on alto saxophone and flute, Harry Carney on baritone saxophone and clarinet, Paul Gonsalves on tenor saxophone, Lawrence Brown, Nelson Williams, and Ake Persson on trombone, Benny Bailey, Cat Anderson, and Cootie Williams on trumpet, Wild Bill Davis on organ, Leonard Gaskin on bass, and Rufus Jones on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Grateful DeadLadies & Gentlemen. . . The Grateful Dead – Filmore East New York City April 1971 (4CD set) ... CD
Grateful Dead, 1971. Used 4 CDs ... $34.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Glen Gray & The Casa Loma OrchestraGlen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra Vol 13 – February 27, 1940 - April 10, 1940 ... LP
Ajazz, 1940. Sealed ... $3.99
With vocals by Pee Wee Hunt and Kenny Sargent. LP, Vinyl record album

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Glen Gray & The Casa Loma OrchestraGlen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra Vol 14 – April 10, 1940 - September 18, 1940 ... LP
Ajazz, 1940. Sealed ... $3.99
With vocals by Pee Wee Hunt and Kenny Sargent. LP, Vinyl record album

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Glen Gray & the Casa Loma OrchestraLive At The Rainbow Room NYC March/April 1936 ... CD
Jazz Hour, 1936. Used ... $8.99
With vocals by Kenny Sargent and Pee Wee Hunt. CD
(Out of print.)

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North Texas State University Lab BandsAnnual Spring Concert Of The Lab Bands – April 14, 1970 ... LP
NTSU, 1970. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great entry in this excellent series from the always-great NTSU Lab Band – an ensemble that was definitely a cut above other school bands of the time! The set's noteworthy in that it features work from a young Steve Turre on bass – and other players include John Eplen on vibes, Jim Sharples on tenor, Jim Riggs on soprano sax, Jim Hodges and Dick Durham on piano, Tex Allen on trumpet, and Kenny Renfro on guitar – all players heard in a variety of small combos throughout the set, often on original material too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and back has a small piece of tape.)

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Teddy PowellComplete Teddy Powell Vol 5 – October 15, 1941 to April 30, 1942 ... LP
Ajazz, Early 40s. Sealed ... $2.99
With vocals by Dick Judge, Peggy Mann, and Tommy Taylor. LP, Vinyl record album

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Unspoken WordTuesday April 14th ... LP
Ascot, 1968. Very Good+ ... $44.99
Prime psych folk material from Unspoken Word – a late 60s combo that blends acoustic and electric grooves, and a spiritual lyricism – with the free flowing adventurous in the sophisticatedly crafted tunes! The core group is just vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard and drums – the songs are arranged as kind of moody little suites that build from intimate, even minimalist parts into a more grand approach with additional choral vocals and busier electric bits. Groovy and melodic psych folk tunes! Titles include "Anniversary Of My Mind", "For The World", "Waking Up", "Moving Day", "After The Badge", "After The Before", "Distant, Oh So Far", "Rossby", "Flock Of Birds", "Sunday Suit Of Clothes", "We're Growing" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing. Cover has an ink promo stamp and light wear.)

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✨✧ Brad MehldauSuite – April 2020 ... LP
Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful, personal albums we've ever heard from pianist Brad Mehldau – a set that gives away its concept right in the title – put together and performed during the month of April 2020 – surely one of the strangest on the planet in recent years! Mehldau mixes his own music with a few key tracks by others – choosing carefully, as he does with his notes on the solo piano – working with a mode that's surprisingly poetic, but also touched with some of the more melancholic moods that gripped so many of us during the initial moments of lockdown. The set's certainly not going to be alone in the world of Covid-19 creativity, but it's certainly one of the most beautiful – with titles that include "Uncertainty", "Remembering Before All This", "Keeping Distance", "Stepping Outside", "Yearning", "Waiting", and "In The Kitchen" – plus versions of "Don't Let It Bring You Down" and "New York State Of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Otis SpannLast Call – Live At The Boston Teaparty – April 2nd, 1970 ... CD
Mr Cat, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Count BasieApril In Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". Features 6 bonus tracks too! CD
(Verve Master Edition.)

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✨✧ Placebo/Sadi Quartet/Rene ThomasLive In Bruxelles – Jazz In Belgium – Three Days In April (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from the legendary funky group Placebo – recorded live here in a set that also features contributions from two other great Belgian acts too! Placebo dominate the first half of the record – and turn in a hard-driving performance that's heavy on Fender Rhodes from the legendary Marc Moulin – who has this way of playing that makes his keyboard lines all nice and chunky, and a perfect fit for the funky drums and tight horns on the tunes! The group's a septet, with two trumpets, two saxes, bass, and drums – all kicking out a great groove for the Rhodes, on tunes that include "Showbiz Suite", "Only Nineteen", and "Planes". Next up is strongly soulful work from vibist Fats Sadi – a player you might know from his 60s work on MPS and in the Clarke Boland Big Band – sounding great here in a quartet mode, with piano, bass and drums – ringing out out strongly on tunes that include "Burgos", "Gigi's Pad", and "Gospel Time". Last up is guitarist Rene Thomas – a player whose best-known work is from the 50s Parisian scene. Rene still sounds great here – and actually plays with a harder tone and more freewheeling vibe – in a trio with bass and drums, on the titles "Blue Tempo", "My Wife Maria", and "Chega Da Saudade". CD

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✨✧ WireIssue 446 – April 2021 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Wire, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's Warren Ellis on the cover, and the issue features a nice article on his work with Nick Cave, Marianne Faithfull, and others – although the main draw for us is a great look at the early years of Don Cherry in Watts – back when he was a key part of the LA underground, in a detailed article accompanied by some great vintage photos! The issue also has a feature on Angolan producer Nazar, plus singer Nakui Krishnamurthy, composer Ann Rosen, and the great Japanese saxophonist Kohsuke Mine. There's lots more too – including a nice piece by Val Wilmer, William Parker on Ornette Coleman at the Golden Circle, and Mike Paradinas and Lara Rix Martin on the Invisible Jukebox! Also includes a bonus CD – with music by Muslimgauze, Craig Scott's Lobotomy, Gentle Fire, Nun Gun, Mariel Roberts, Mazz Mann, Carlos Nino, and others. Magazine
(Includes The Wire Tapper 55 CD!)

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✨✧ Dark MysteriesDark Mysteries Collected Works Vol 1 – June/July 1951 to April/May 1952 – Issues 1 to 6 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dark Mysteries promises "eerie adventures" and it definitely lives up to that promise – as the book is filled with very creepy stories from the glory days of postwar horror comics! The publication ran alongside the early days of EC Comics horror, and also features some of that company's artists too – but was always a bit more stark and rough around the edges, which makes the eerie adventures inside seem even more spooky by comparison! There's plenty of skeletons and ghouls within – the kind of dark alley tales that made the world of early 50s America feel like it was about to become a playground for the supernatural. Artwork in this volume is by Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Lou Cameron, Vince Napoli, Bill Fraccio, Hy Fleishman, and others. Book

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✨✧ Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Volume 11 – Issues 65 to 70 – April 1958 to September 1958 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from the comics code run of the legendary Forbidden Worlds – a time when this important early horror book moved into heavy sci-fi territory, but barely missed a beat at all! Instead, the comic almost seemed to hit a new sort of stride – as the stories by the great Richard Hughes opened up with even more wit and imagination – sometimes paving the way for the Herbie comics to come, sometimes hitting the science-tuned style of some of DC's great sci-fi comics from the same time. So many other publishers went by the wayside at this point, but the advent of the Comics Code can't stop the magic here – given that the ACG comics didn't rely on gore or shock to carry their stories – but instead had great artwork and a real sense of cohesion. Artists on these issues include the great Ogden Whitney, featured in many issues and covers – plus John Forte, Harry Lazarus, Dick Beck, Al Williamson, John Rosenberger, and others. Book

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✨✧ Brad MehldauSuite – April 2020 ... CD
Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful, personal albums we've ever heard from pianist Brad Mehldau – a set that gives away its concept right in the title – put together and performed during the month of April 2020 – surely one of the strangest on the planet in recent years! Mehldau mixes his own music with a few key tracks by others – choosing carefully, as he does with his notes on the solo piano – working with a mode that's surprisingly poetic, but also touched with some of the more melancholic moods that gripped so many of us during the initial moments of lockdown. The set's certainly not going to be alone in the world of Covid-19 creativity, but it's certainly one of the most beautiful – with titles that include "Uncertainty", "Remembering Before All This", "Keeping Distance", "Stepping Outside", "Yearning", "Waiting", and "In The Kitchen" – plus versions of "Don't Let It Bring You Down" and "New York State Of Mind". CD
 
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Tadao HayashiFinger Trip 3 ... LP
April (Philippines), 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and two small peeled spots on front.)
 
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Albert AylerSomething Different – The First Recordings Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Go Bop (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $10.99 16.99
Early work by avant saxophone genius Albert Ayler – and very very striking! The setting is very spare, with only bass and drums backing Ayler up – and the way the album is mixed, Ayler's solos dominate the tracks in a way that isn't always the case with some of the more group-driven later work. His tone is amazing even in this early date of 1962 – and he completely blows away the other two players on the set, drummer Sune Spangberg and bassist Torbjorn Hulcrantz. The set was first recorded by the small Swedish label Bird Notes, and it's the beginning of a longtime love affair that Swedish modernists had with Ayler's tone and playing – a love affair that runs up to the current avant garde that includes Mats Gustafsson. Includes a mindblowing reworking of "I'll Remember April", plus versions of "Rollins Tune", "Good Bait", "Moanin", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Tune Up", and Ayler's own "Free". CD

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Count BasieBasie In Sweden ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Near Mint- ... $18.99
One of the most hard-hitting Count Basie albums from the Roulette Records years – and that's saying a lot, given the power of Basie at the time! The set was recorded in Sweden, with a kind of triple-time energy that really has the whole thing burning right from the start – as the group's driven onward by some bold work on drums from Louis Bellson – who's working here with a lineup that includes Frank Wess and Frank Foster on tenor, Marshall Royal on alto, and Thad Jones on trumpet. There's a slight rawness to the recording – still as clear as other Roulette sessions, but with a bit more "liveness" too – a sense of place that really helps the performances sparkle. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Little Pony", "Plymouth Rock", "Backwater Blues", "Who Me", and "April In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Count Basie/The Mills BrothersCount Basie & The Mills Brothers ... LP
Quintessence Jazz, 1930s/1940s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "Gentle On My Mind", "Glow Worm", "I'll Be Around", "Blue & Sentimental", "April In Paris", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has small dents in the spine.)

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BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds/Flying Start ... CD
Fantasy, 1974. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
2 incredible albums from The Blackbyrds – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Blackbyrds record – a funky jazz treasure, and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound that was different from many of their contemporaries, and which pushed funk and soul into a whole new level. Byrd's work with the band was as groundbreaking as Larry Mizell's work on his own Blue Note albums – and coincidentally, Larry Mizzell's Sky High Productions handles the studio chores for the set – but in a way that's much more sharply funky than his albums with Byrd! Titles include the tight choppy funk tracks "Do It, Fluid" and "Funky Junkie", plus other nice groovers like "Summer Love", "Gut Level", and "The Runaway". Flying Start has a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". CD

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Brazilian Groove BandAnatomy Of Groove ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1999/2009. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A sweet mix of Brazilian grooves and New York attitude – an overlooked session from the end of the 90s – recorded in the US by Brazilian saxman Leo Gandelman, with soulful help from a variety of American players – including Reuben Wilson on organ and both Charlie Hunter and Grant Green Jr on guitar! There's a rich sort of 70s vibe to the record – a tight, funky blend of jazzy riffing and Brazilian percussion, all put together at a level that almost reminds us of Kudu Records at its best – lean, soulful, and surprisingly focused throughout – a great step forward for Gandelman, and for percussionist Juliano Zanoni, who co-arranged the set with Leo, and also wrote most of the tunes. Supposedly, the record never saw the light of day when it was recorded – making this sweet Far Out package its first-ever release! Titles include "Safari", "Pau Grande", "April 7th", "Dance", "Prince Samba", "Groove In The Head", "Pirulito", and "Charlie 1". CD

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✨✧ Clifford BrownJams 2 – Clifford Brown All Stars ... CD
EmArcy, 1954. Used ... $5.99
Great rare material from Clifford Brown's legendary days at Emarcy – tracks recorded as part of the Dinah Jams vocal sessions, but done in a much more extended jam session mode! Washington sings a bit on 2 of the tracks, but the main focus here is on Brownie working with a jamming set of instrumentalists that really open up on extended solo work. The album features 2 groups – one with the great Walter Benton on tenor, Herb Geller and Joe Maini on altos, and Kenny Drew on piano – the other with Clark Terry on trumpet, Geller on alto, Harold Land on tenor, and Junior Mance on piano – great lineups on both sessions! Tracks are long, very much in the "jams" feeling of the title – and titles include "Coronado", "I'll Remember April", and "Crazy He Calls Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision! Plus, the CD reissue features 4 bonus tracks – including alternates of some tunes on the record, and a few breakdowns. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray CrawfordSmooth Groove ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the only albums ever cut as a leader by soul jazz guitarist Ray Crawford – a contemporary of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, but a player who's hardly ever gotten his due! This rare date was originally recorded for the short-lived Candid label back in 1961, but was only issued two decades later as part of the Candid revival – a fact that makes the album even more noteworthy! The set's got a really solid groove that reminds us a fair bit of Grant Green's best early 60s work for Blue Note – as Ray's playing in a tight, single-line format on most numbers – working with a very hip group that includes Johnny Coles on trumpet, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Junior Mance on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Tracks are all nice and long – very open, with plenty of solo space – and are all originals by Crawford as well. Titles include "Smooth Groove", "I Knew Prez", "Impossible", "Miss April", and "The Compendium Suite". Shoulda been a 60s classic – but at least we've finally gotten it released! CD

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DescendentsHallraker – Live! ... LP
SST, 1987. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Live recordings from two dates in 1987 – on April 9th at Berkeley Square in Berkeley, and July 13 at First Avenue in Minneapolis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with kdisc stamp . Cover has light wear.)

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Eric DolphyBerlin Concerts ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
Wonderful work by Dolphy – as essential to his catalog as any of his albums on Prestige from the same time! Although Dolphy broke plenty of musical barriers in the studio, to our ears, it was always in a live setting that he sounded best – freely exploring the kind of space his playing opened up, hitting notes that were more soulful and spiritual than many that he ever recorded on his studio sides. This set is a perfect example of that trend – as Dolphy's working here with a strong straight jazz combo, one that includes the great Benny Bailey on trumpet, in a set that features familiar tunes, turned into haunting explorations of Dolphy's new jazz idiom. One of the highlights is an incredible 15 minute version of Randy Weston's "Hi Fly", with Dolphy doing great work on flute – and other tunes include "Hot House", "Geewee", "When Lights Are Low", "I'll Remember April", and "The Meeting". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Kurt EllingMessenger ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Early genius from Kurt Elling – one of Blue Note's best vocal signings of the 90s, and a richly talented singer who's still not well understood by many audiences! The set's got Kurt doing a bit of everything he does great – completely transforming old standards like "Nature Boy" and "April In Paris"; coming up with new lyrics for harder jazz numbers, like Jimmy Heath's "Gingerbread Boy" or Donald Byrd's "Tanya Jean"; and working through compelling original material that includes "It's Just A Thing", "Endless", and "The Messenger". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tal FarlowReturn Of Tal Farlow/1969 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige/Victor (Japan), 1969. Used ... $18.99
A great little return to form for Tal Farlow – his first recording in a decade, and a rare Prestige side that features a groovy quartet with John Scully on piano, Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums. There's a different vibe here than Tal's work for Verve – a bit more open, but still with that great Farlow tone that was always one of the greatest jazz guitar sounds of the 50s. The tracks include "Straight No Chaser", "Darn That Dream", "Summertime", "Sometime Ago", "I'll Remember April", "My Romance", and "Crazy, She Calls Me". Farlow did not record again until 1976! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongElla & Louis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On September 24, 2021
Classic duets between Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – done in a sweet mode that only could have been handled by Verve in the 50s! Backings are in a nice small combo mode – with Armstrong on both trumpet and vocals – and Ella and Louis carry most of the set with their great vocal interplay – warm, personal, and pretty darn charming – in a mode that should be hokey, but comes across great, thanks to the quality of both vocalists! Titles include "April In Paris", "Can't We Be Friends", "Isn't This A Lovely Day", "Under A Blanket Of Blue", and "A Foggy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)
Also available Ella & Louis (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongElla & Louis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Classic duets between Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – done in a sweet mode that only could have been handled by Verve in the 50s! Backings are in a nice small combo mode – with Armstrong on both trumpet and vocals – and Ella and Louis carry most of the set with their great vocal interplay – warm, personal, and pretty darn charming – in a mode that should be hokey, but comes across great, thanks to the quality of both vocalists! Titles include "April In Paris", "Can't We Be Friends", "Isn't This A Lovely Day", "Under A Blanket Of Blue", and "A Foggy Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar PetersonElla & Oscar (with bonus tracks) (OJC Remasters) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Used ... $5.99
Ella Fitzgerald, recorded in a nice lean setting – with mostly just the piano of Oscar Peterson to back her up, plus a bit of extra bass from Ray Brown on a few of the album's tracks! We love Fitzgerald in this mode – which is quite a change from some of her more familiar 70s work, and really shows the singer in her best light possible – handling things right out front, with an inherent sense of swing that's completely sublime! Peterson is great here too – playing with some of those more ragged edges that you'll get on his spare sessions for Pablo – some nice bluesy undercurrents that really help shape the sound of the record. Titles include "Mean To Me", "April In Paris", "Street Of Dreams", "I Hear Music", "More Than You Know", and "Midnight Sun". CD features 4 bonus alternate takes, too! CD

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Aretha FranklinOh Me Oh My – Aretha Live In Philly 1972 (orange & yellow vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy 2LP ... On July 17, 2021
A gem of a live performance from Aretha Franklin – recorded at the NATRA convention in Philly in 1972, and issued here for the first time ever! The setting is a bit more intimate than the usual Franklin gig of the time, and the feel is a bit more mature as well – showing that new level of sophistication that Aretha was hitting in her studio sets for Atlantic at the time, undercurrents of jazz mixed in with the soul – in ways that really update and change over some of the more familiar tunes in the performance. The backing group feels somewhat large, but has more than enough grit to keep things going – and the sound quality is surprisingly great, considering that these tapes sat up on a shelf in the Atlantic vaults for over 30 years. Titles include "April Fools", "Spanish Harlem", "Day Dreaming/Think", "This Girl's In Love With You", "2001/Rock Steady", "Young Gifted & Black", "Oh Me Oh My", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "Respect", and "Chain Of Fools/See Saw". (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, July 17. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, July 17. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on July 17 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Bunky GreenPlaces We've Never Been ... LP
Vanguard, 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Green plays alto sax and piano and is joined by Randy Brecker on trumpet & flugelhorn, Albert Dailey and Ronald Kubelik on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass and Freddie Waits on drums. All of the tracks are originals and they include "East & West", "April Green", "Command Module", "Only In Seasons/Places We've Never Been", "Tension & Release", and "Little Girl, I'll Miss You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al HaigAl Haig Trio ... CD
Esoteric/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. Used ... $9.99
The complete recordings of Al Haig for Esoteric Records – tunes recorded in 1954, and featuring Haig in a trio with Bill Crow on bass and Lee Abrams on drums. The sides have a sweeter, gentler feel than some of Haig's other work from the time – not as concerned with boppish ideals, a bit more open and swinging – so much so that there's even a few solo numbers by Al that sound as nice as the full trio sides. 13 tracks in all, with titles that include "April In Paris", "Royal Garden Blues", "Autumn In New York", "My Old Flame", and "Gone With The Wind". CD
(Out of print.)

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Al HaigJazz Will O The Wisp (Everest) ... LP
Counterpoint/Everest, 1957. Sealed ... $6.99
Obscure trio material from pianist Al Haig – recorded later than most of his more famous bop sides, with a trio that includes Bill Crow on bass and Lee Abrams on drums. The setting is pretty open ended on most tunes – with Haig playing solo on 3 numbers, and the rhythm team joining in gracefully, but still letting Al take the lead on the other tracks. Titles include "Royal Garden Blues", "Isn't It Romantic", "If I Should Lose You", "On The Alamo", "My Old Flame", and "April In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sadik HakimLazy Bird ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 7, 2021
There's nothing lazy about the piano of Sadik Hakim here – as the album's a superb live trio date, issued only in Japan – and a record that stands with the handful of gems Hakim gave us at the time! The trio's got a very particular flavor – in part because the deep tones of Errol Waters on bass provide a nice contrast to the more pointed work of Sadik on the keys – given a gentle swing by the drums of Clifford Barbaro, but in ways that always seem to still have the pianist guiding the proceedings with his boundless sense of imagination! Titles include "Lazy Bird", "Idling", "I'll Remember April", "Yardbird Suite", "49th Street", and "Stella By Starlight". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 7.

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John HicksIs That So ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
The title alone is more than enough to win us over here – as it's a great Duke Pearson composition that turns out to be a wonderful showcase for the most lyrical modes of pianist John Hicks! That tune's the leadoff, and it really sets the tone for the record – a gently soulful set that has Hicks working in a wonderful trio with Ray Drummond on bass and Idris Muhammad on drums – both players with a warmly melodic feel, especially Drummond – who seems to create this resonance with John's piano. Titles include "Is That So", "Emily", "Yesterdays", "I'll Remember April", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "April Eyes". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Billie HolidayAll Or Nothing At All (plus Songs For Distingue Lovers/Body & Soul) ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Beautiful Billie from the last years of her life. The material was recorded in 1956 and 1957 in Hollywood, featuring Barney Kessel, Ben Wesbster, Harry Edison, and Jimmy Rowles – all grooving nicely in small group formation. The tracks have a wonderfully fragile quality – and although standards, are still some of Billie's nicest work for Verve. Titles include "April In Paris", "All Or Nothing At All", "We'll Be Together Again", and "But Not For Me". Great David Stone Martin cover, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Earl KlughEarl Klugh/Living Inside Your Love/Magic In Your Eyes ... CD
Blue Note/BGO (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A trio of Earl Klugh albums from the mid-to-late 70s – Earl Klugh, Living Inside Your Love and Magic In Your Eyes – in a 2CD set! Earl Klugh is the guitarists debut – a player whose sound went onto dominate late 70s fusion in a big big way! Klugh's clearly stepping here into a space allowed by George Benson at the time – a blend of jazz and R&B that's warmer and mellower than work previously done on Blue Note in the decade (or on CTI and Kudu for that matter) – one that's less focused on rhythm than it is on tone, and the kind of setting that allows Earl to shine wonderfully. There's a lot less of the cheesiness here that would hurt Klugh's later albums, and the overall presentation is nicely retrained – arranged by Dave Grusin at a time when he still knew how to bring a good deal of soul into a session, avoiding cliche and letting the soloist step forth unmarred. Other players include Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, and Grusin himself – and Klugh plays both electric and acoustic guitar, on tunes that include "Angelina", "Slippin In The Back Door", "Vonetta", "Waltz For Debby", and "Wind & The Sea". Living Inside Your Love is his second album for Blue Note – and like the first, a nicely stripped-down album that we like a lot better than his later work! Klugh's sound and tone are still very pure here – set up in some nice small group arrangements by Dave Grusin, and recorded in a way that brings out all the sweetness in Earl's approach, without falling into the cheesy qualities that it inspired in so many other, weaker players. If anything, Klugh's style is stronger and more confident than on his first outing – on titles that include "Kiko", "The April Fools", "Captain Caribe", "Felicia", and "Living Inside Your Love". Magic In Your Eyes is another sweet early effort from Klugh, with the title track plus "Alicia", "Julie", "Rose Hips", "Cry A Little While", "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" and more. CD

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis TrioSwingin' ... LP
Argo, 1956. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
One of the first ever albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – featuring an assortment of lively tracks with a touch of jazz-based humor, the kind that were winning them huge audiences in Chicago at the time! With Eldee Young and Redd Holt to back him up, Ramsey's got plenty of pyrotechnics in tow – which means that he does a great job on versions of familiar tunes like "Carmen", "I'll Remember April", and "Bi Mir Bist Du Shon" – as well as great originals like "Fantasia For Drums", "Dee's New Blues", and "Tres". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed Cadet pressing! Cover has a cutout grommet in one corner.)

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Jimmy McGriffLet's Stay Together ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966/1972. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 7, 2021
An early 70s gem from Jimmy McGriff! Jimmy's grooving with a larger group here – but in a funky 70s mode that makes for a great update of the rawer sound he laid out on some of his Sue sides in the 60s. The best tracks are the covers of 70s soul material – like "Shaft", "What's Going On", and "Let's Stay Together" – hewn in the organ funk mode that Jimmy pioneered and honed with his trademark expertise. Another highlight of the record is an original called "Tiki", that has a slight exotica feel to it, coming off very nice with Jimmy's organ work! Other tracks include "Georgia On My Mind" and "April In Paris". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 7.

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✨✧ Charles MingusCharles Mingus Quintet plus Max Roach ... LP
Debut/Fantasy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of Charles Mingus' greatest albums from the early days – and a record that shows him making the shift into the groundbreaking style that would characterize his excellent work of the late 50s! The group features Mal Waldon on piano, George Barrow on tenor, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Max Roach on drums on two tracks (Willie Jones handles the kit on other cuts) – all coming together with a jagged sense of power that really shows Mingus taking charge – pushing the group strongly in a "jazz workshop" sort of mode! The album features a key reading of the seminal "Haitian Fight Song", a masterful reworking of the tracks "A Foggy Day" and "I'll Remember April" – and the tunes "Lady Bird", "Love Chant", and the very cool "Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese 70s pressing – VIJ 5011 M.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetConcorde ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1955. Used ... $3.99
Even at this early point in their career, the Modern Jazz Quartet were plenty proud of their relation to and reception in Paris – almost rubbing their international fame in the faces of other American combos with the title and cover of this record! The set's still got the quartet at their crisp early best – before any of the sometimes too academic or too serious tones of later sides – and tracks are mostly shortish, ringing out with especially nice vibes from Milt Jackson. Titles include an early reading of the title cut "Concorde", plus an extended "Gershwin Medley", and the tracks "All Of You", "I'll Remember April", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "Ralph's New Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Paris – 16 Avril 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 29.99
Fantastic work from Thelonious Monk – a superbly-recorded live set from early 60s Paris – done with his legendary quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! The music here is wonderful – tracks that are often quite long, and stretched out nicely from the Columbia Records material by the group – with especially long improvisations by Monk that really reignite our respect for his genius – and the kind of soulful solos from Rouse that are always a perfect match! The bass of John Ore is beautifully recorded too – maybe even more powerful here than usual – and Frankie Dunlop completes the group with wonderfully deft work on drums. Titles include "Nutty", "Bemsha Swing", "Evidence", "Body & Soul", "I Mean You", "Epistrophy", "Just A Gigolo", "April In Paris", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Jakie-ing", and "Off Minor". CD

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RoctoberIssue #43 ... Magazine
Roctober, 2006. New Copy ... $4.99
Interviews with songwriter Paul Williams (focussing on his soundtracks to Phantom of the Paradise and The Muppet Movie), Chicago R&B radio legend La Donna Tittle, Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag, CD6), blues guitarist Walter Trout (Canned Heat), pop vocalist April March, Franco-genius Bertrand Burgalat, Mecca Normal, and Nardwuar versus Afrika Bambaataa. Plus Jobriath, Def Leppard, a lushly illustrated history of Studio One, archival Pedro Bell cartoons, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, Voivod, Syd Barrett, Arthur Lee, Johnny Thunders, and over 1000 poorly written record reviews! Magazine

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Christopher ScottSwitched-On Bacharach ... LP
Decca, 1973. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Bacharach and moog – what a combination! The album features moogy versions of Burt's biggest hits of the 60s – played in a weird and moody style by Christopher Scott, and presented with a very good sense of Bacharach's original timing and poise for the tunes. The combination shouldn't work, but it does – and a whole new sound is pulled out of little gems that include "What's New Pussycat?", "April Fools", "I Say A Little Prayer", "Look Of Love", and "Wives & Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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SelecterToo Much Pressure ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... On April 23, 2021 (delayed)
Alongside The Specials, the stars of the Two Tone ska revival scene. How can you go wrong with classics like "On My Rradio", "Time Hard", "Missing Words", "My Collie (Not A Dog)", "Three Minute Hero", "Too Much Pressure", "Murder", "Out On The Streets" and "James Bond"? LP, Vinyl record album
(Bumped from late April to TBA)

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SelecterToo Much Pressure (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
2 Tone/Chrysalis (UK), 1980. New Copy ... About April 23, 2021 (delayed)
Alongside The Specials, the stars of the Two Tone ska revival scene. How can you go wrong with classics like "On My Rradio", "Time Hard", "Missing Words", "My Collie (Not A Dog)", "Three Minute Hero", "Too Much Pressure", "Murder", "Out On The Streets" and "James Bond"? CD
(Bumped from late April to TBA)

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Archie SheppDeja Vu ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $57.99 59.99 About June 16, 2021
Beautiful ballads from Archie Shepp – one of his later dates for Venus Records, recorded with a soulful, subtle sound that's totally great! The Shepp heard here is hardly the freewheeling player of 60s avant years – and is instead an aging master of the tenor who manages to draw on years of experience, and bring them into play with simple touches that are totally great! Most tunes here are taken at a relaxed pace – with rhythm from Harold Mabern on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums – but Shepp blows with this offbeat sensibility that's really wonderful, a bit like some of the understated genius Coleman Hawkins brought to records like this during his own later years. The album's drenched in soul, and recorded with really beautiful sound – and titles include "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Deja Vu", "April In Paris", "Sous Le Ciel De Paris", and "L'Ame Des Poetes". LP, Vinyl record album
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, June 16.

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Paul SimonSimon Before Garfunkel – Recorded In 1964 ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $33.99
A fantastic early chapter in the solo career of Paul Simon – an unusual 60s album made away from Art Garfunkel, and only released in the UK at the time! Word has it that Paul was never happy with the record, but we find it to be amazing – and this surprising link between his young talents and the growing wave of British folk geniuses, like John Renbourn, Bert Jansch, or John Martyn – as Paul mostly sings and plays guitar with very little in the way of other instrumentation – transforming the familiar songs recorded by Simon & Garfunkel into material that might be more at home on Transatlantic Records during the same time – very personal, very moody, and surprisingly dark overall. Titles include "Patterns", "He Was My Brother", "A Most Peculiar Man", "Sound Of Silence", "A Church Is Burning", "April Come She Will", "Leaves That Are Green", "Flowers Never Ben With The Rainfall", and "A Simple Desultory Philippic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear – vinyl is great! Includes insert.)

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✨✧ Simon & GarfunkelSounds Of Silence ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include the classic "Sounds Of Silence" – plus "Richard Cory", "A Most Peculiar Man", "We've Got A Groovy Thing Going", "I Am A Rock", "Leaves That Are Green", "Blessed", "Kathy's Song", and the beautiful "April Come She Will". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and an index sticker on the spine.)

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Simon & Garfunkel/Dave GrusinGraduate – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous little soundtrack – even if you've seen it a million times! Simon & Garfunkel always had a really dark quality to their music, but it never seemed to show as much on the pop charts as it did when used brilliantly by Mike Nichols in this important film. Their tunes emerge in slightly different versions, with a style that's a bit more adult and more off-center than we remember – all sitting next to some groovy instrumental tunes score by a young Dave Grusin, and shifting the mood nicely from track to track. Titles include "Whew", "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", "The Singleman Party Foxtrot", "April Come She Will", "On The Strip", "The Folks", "Mrs Robinson", and "Sounds Of Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Masterworks pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraPoint Of No Return ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Sinatra's final album for Capitol – a contemplative set of tracks that reunites him with arranger Alex Stordahl, a frequent partner during the Columbia years, and an artist who's matured as much as Frank by this point, making a perfect fit for the sadder tone of the material. Tracks are in that "older man let alone" style of some of the Reprise recordings, and selections include "These Foolish Things", "When The World Was Young", "I'll Remember April", "September Song", "A Million Dreams Ago", and "Somewhere Along The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s UK pressing.)

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Southern ComfortFrog City ... LP
Harvest (UK), 1971. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An obscure rootsy group on Harvest – with titles that include "April Lady", "Get Back Home", "Return To Frog City", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Take A Message", and "Good Lord DC". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing.)

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Cedar WaltonNaima – Live At Boomer's (Night At Boomers Vol 1 & 2) ... CD
Savoy, 1973. Used ... $14.99
A helluva great CD – one that brings together both volumes of the legendary Night At Boomers live dates on Muse Records from the 70s! The core material is a great little session of soul jazz – and very much in a classic mode, but with touches of the Strata East sound of the 70s. Although Blue Note and Prestige had seemed to abandon straighter soul jazz by the early 70s, Muse was cranking out some nice sides with older players of the 60s scene. This set features Cedar Walton's crack trio with Sam Jones and Louis Hayes, joined by tenorist Clifford Jordan, who was blossoming into a whole new player during the decade. Titles include "Holy Land", "Down In Brazil", "Cheryl", "Naima", "I'll Remember April", "All The Way", and "Bleeker Street Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickBurt Bacharach Songbook ... LP
Scepter/Teichiku (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $18.99
A very cool Japanese-only album – all featuring Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick collaborations from the 60s Scepter Records years – in a very unique gatefold cover! Titles include "This Girl's In Love With You", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "April Fools", "Odds & Ends", "Don't Make Me Over", "Promises Promises", and "Do You Know The Way To San Jose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a very cool poster insert! Cover has a small numbered sticker in one corner, and some light aging near the spine – but this is a great copy overall.)

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Dionne WarwickDionne Warwick's Greatest Motion Picture Hits ... LP
Scepter, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
A late 60s collection of groovy tunes fronted by the always gorgeous voice of Dionne Warwick – some from movies she starred in, some from soundtracks she recorded, and others from films that she never had a hand in at all – other than covering the material and completely making it her own! Arrangements are by Burt Bacharach on half the tunes, but the groove is shaken up nicely on some other tunes arranged by Pat Williams, Garry Sherman, Bobby Scott and a couple of others – and titles include "Slaves", "The April Fools", "A House Is Not A Home", "The Look Of Love", "Alfie", and "Valley Of the Dolls". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed Unipak cover. Cover has a small address sticker inside the gatefold. Label has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonDinah Jams ... CD
EmArcy/Phonogram, 1954. Used ... $4.99
One of the best jazz-based sessions recorded by Dinah Washington in the 50s – appropriately titled Dinah Jams, which is a pretty good reference to the feeling of the set! The sessions were recorded in a relatively relaxed, intimate feel – not necessarily as unbridled as a true jam session might be, but with a lot more interplay between the instrumentalists in the group than you might get on a typical 50s jazz session. And with horn players that include Cliford Brown, Harold Land, and Herb Geller – alongside rhythm by Junior Mance, Richie Powell, and Max Roach – you'd have to expect that there'd be some good interplay on the set! Titles include "I've Got You Under My Skin", "No More", "Darn That Dream", "You Go To My Head", and a nice open-ended version of "I'll Remember April"! CD

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✨✧ VariousGroove Merchant Turns 20 – 14 Selections From Behind The Counter ... LP
Luv N' Haight, 1970s/1980s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A celebration of 20 years of Groove Merchant, the haven for disco, funk & soul records on Haight St, in San Francisco – also the birthplace of Luv N' Haight & Ubiquity Records! As an anniversary compilation, it's would be appropriate for Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity to make sure that this is one of the best comps they've ever put together – a difficult task, given that these are the folks behind the great Bay Area Funk, California Soul and other great releases – but they pulled it off! The selection of tunes is diverse, yet oddly connective in a soulful, adventurous spirit – whether it's sun-toasted or spacey keyboard-inflected soul, laidback or harder charging funk, groovy psychedelic folk, or rare disco. A very nicely chosen 14 tracks includes "Crystals" by Ron Forella", "You Lied" by Numonics, "Sunlit Horizon" by April Fulladosa, "Stump" by September, "Be Mine" by Lola Johnson, "Date With With Rain" by Frankie Gee, ""Who Is Your Friend" by Soul Liberation, "Get Up And Dance" by Arthur Foy, "Nick Danger" by "Pataphysics" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSpring Fever – 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A whole host of tunes that will help you say goodbye to winter and hello to spring – a light and lively mix of postwar cuts in a variety of styles – from early rockers, to instrumentals, radio pop gems, and even a bit of R&B – all put together with a very playful vibe! The set's similar to the other "season" titles from Bear Family – showing how similar themes move through American music in different ways – almost like you're tuning into some old AM station in the month of May, discovering a whole host of tunes you might never have heard otherwise! Oddly, there's also a theme of chickens and eggs running through the set – which features 28 titles that include "Chicken Rock" by Fat Daddy Holmes, "Spring Fever" by Vilas Craig & The Kollege Kings, "One Fried Egg" by The Charioteers, "Rock Chicken Rock" by Ray Coleman & His Skyrockets, "Jungle Bunny" by The Fabulous Pearls, "The Rooster" by Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm, "Chicken Reel" by les Paul, "Easter Day" by The Dixon Brothers, "April Love" by Shirley Jones & Pat Boone, "Egghead" by Al Allen, "Spring Fever" by The Velvets, "End Of Spring" by Les Baxter, and "It Might As Well Be Spring" by Jerry Duane with the Monarchs. CD

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✨✧ Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCount Basie Swings & Joe Williams Sings (aka Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Count Basie plays the piano and Joe Williams sings in his bluesy way and they are backed by a slew of musicians who include Thad Jones on trumpet, Ben Powell on trombone, Frank Foster on tenor saxophone, Sonny Payne on drums and many, many others. Frank Foster did all of the arrangements and the tracks include Williams' "My Baby Upsets Me", "Ev'ry Day", "April In Paris", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Polydor pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinTenor Scene ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lockjaw and Griff were a mighty team together – and their records from the 60s cook with incredible intensity. This great set was recorded at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem, on January 6, 1961 – as part of a marathon live session that was a big seller for Prestige. The group's incredible – a mixture of hardbop and moderism that's unstoppable – and all tracks are long, all with incredible two-tenor solo sections, plus some nice soulful piano from Junior Mance. Titles include "Bingo Domingo", "Straight No Chaser", "I'll Remember April", and "Light & Lovely". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinOh Me Oh My – Aretha Live In Philly 1972 (previously unreleased) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino Handmade, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a live performance from Aretha Franklin – recorded at the NATRA convention in Philly in 1972, and issued here for the first time ever! The setting is a bit more intimate than the usual Franklin gig of the time, and the feel is a bit more mature as well – showing that new level of sophistication that Aretha was hitting in her studio sets for Atlantic at the time, undercurrents of jazz mixed in with the soul – in ways that really update and change over some of the more familiar tunes in the performance. The backing group feels somewhat large, but has more than enough grit to keep things going – and the sound quality is surprisingly great, considering that these tapes sat up on a shelf in the Atlantic vaults for over 30 years. Titles include "April Fools", "Spanish Harlem", "Day Dreaming/Think", "This Girl's In Love With You", "2001/Rock Steady", "Young Gifted & Black", "Oh Me Oh My", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "Respect", and "Chain Of Fools/See Saw". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisDancing By A Rainbow ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lovely later set from Eddie Harris – proof that his groove was still going strong years after his bigger fame on the scene! The set here features all original work by Eddie – some titles we know from classic albums, but a few others we don't easily recognize – all of which work together to make for a really fresh batch of material, and hardly the sort of overplayed standards that some jazz players resort to in their older years. The group's a relatively youthful one – with Nolan Smith on trumpet, Ronald Muldrow on guitar, Jeff Chambers on bass, and Gaylord Birch on drums – and Eddie himself plays piano in addition to his usual tenor sax. Titles include "An April To Be Remembered", "Dancing By A Rainbow", "Set Us Free", "The Grand Strut", "Mean Greens", "You Are Not The Right One For Me", and "It's Just Fun & Games". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanSongs From The Heart ... CD
Bethlehem/Rhino, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little album from Johnny Hartman – recorded back in the mid 50s for Bethlehem, in the years before he recorded his more famous dates for the Impulse label! The set has Johnny singing nice and mellow – with backing by a group led by pianist Ralph Sharon, one of Tony Bennett's longtime accompanists, with added trumpet by Howard McGhee – which creates some nicely moody interplay in the relatively spare setting of the session. Hartman's vocals are a dream, as always – and tracks include "What Is There To Say", "Moonlight In Vermont", "I'll Remember April", "Down In The Depths", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", and "We'll Be Together Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thad JonesFabulous Thad Jones ... LP
Debut/Victor (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 50s work from the middle Jones brother, recorded with Mingus and released on his Debut imprint! The material is played by a small group with Jones and Mingus, plus Hank Jones, Kenny Clarke, and Frank Wess. The overall feel is less experimental than later Mingus, but still has an arch edge to it that keeps things compelling. Titles include "Illusive", "Sombre Intrusion", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Bitty Ditty", "Chazzanova", and "I'll Remember April". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – with the original 10" album image! Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Joyce & Tutty MorenoSamba Jazz & Outras Bossas ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2007. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredibly lovely work from Joyce – quite possibly her best album in years, and a set that's filled with the same scatting brilliance we loved in her classics from the 70s and 80s! The set's done in collaboration with husband/drummer Tutty Moreno – and the pair lead a small combo with a nicely jazzy feel that further enforces the freely soaring lines in Joyce's vocals! Instrumentation includes a shifting array of saxes, flute, clarinet, and piano – plus plenty of warm guitar from Joyce, played with a crystal clear and sensitive sound. Titles include "Garoto", "Sabe Quem", "Tema Pro Baden", "Bodas De Vinil", "Magica", "Penalty", "April Child", "Shangri-La", and a great cover of Tenorio Jr's classic "Embalo". CD

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✨✧ Teo Macero & Wally CirilloExplorations By Teo Macero & Wally Cirillo – Jazz Composers Workshop ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1953/1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of early modern work by saxophonist Teo Macero – heard here in the company of his Jazz Composers Workshop, on sides originally done for Savoy, Period, and Columbia! The package offers four different slices of these important years in Macero's career – tracks from 1953 and 1955 recorded with players that include Wally Cirillo on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, John LaPorta on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Farmer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone. 4 of the tracks here are well known ones from Mingus' Savoy album – "Smog LA", "Level Seven", "Transeason", and "Rose Geranium" – but the remaining 13 numbers are more obscure, and pulled from Macero's Columbia album as a leader, plus other sources. Titles include "Neally", "Adventure", "TC's Groove", "Teo", "I'll Remember April", "Explorations", "Yesterdays", "Mitzi", "Sounds Of May", and "24+ 18+". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John PhillipsJohn Phillips – John The Wolfking Of LA ... CD
Dunhill/Edsel, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's a long way from The Mamas & The Papas by this time for John Phillips – standing on the beach on the cover, all bedraggled in a dirty hat and coat, with a long beard, and a worn-out look on his face – but that change turns out to be a great one for him, as you'll hear on the set! The style here is much rougher and earthier than the sweeter pop of the 60s – a batch of Laurel Canyon folksy numbers that show the hipper side of Phillips that didn't always get expressed in his former pop years. Titles include "April Anne", "Captain", "Drum", "Someone's Sleeping", "Holland Tunnel", and "Mississippi". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Red RodneyBird Lives ... CD
Muse, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charlie Parker may live again in the title of this set – but given the strengths of the group, the album would be great even without a reference to Bird! The setting's a bop one, as you'd guess – but there's also a lot more going on here too, given that some of the tunes are longer and open – and almost show some of the maturation of all the players on the date – especially saxophonist Charles McPherson and pianist Barry Harris, both of whom got their start with boppish ideas, but who were really branching out by the time of this early 70s session. The quintet also features some excellent rhythm from Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – both players who bring plenty of fresh ideas to the table – and Red Rodney's work on trumpet has lots of earthy notes that show a strong sense of personality too. Titles include "Big Foot", "I'll Remember April", "Donna Lee", "Chasing The Bird", "Round Midnight", and "52nd Street Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Red RodneyBird Lives! (2nd cover) ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charlie Parker may live again in the title of this set – but given the strengths of the group, the album would be great even without a reference to Bird! The setting's a bop one, as you'd guess – but there's also a lot more going on here too, given that some of the tunes are longer and open – and almost show some of the maturation of all the players on the date – especially saxophonist Charles McPherson and pianist Barry Harris, both of whom got their start with boppish ideas, but who were really branching out by the time of this early 70s session. The quintet also features some excellent rhythm from Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – both players who bring plenty of fresh ideas to the table – and Red Rodney's work on trumpet has lots of earthy notes that show a strong sense of personality too. Titles include "Big Foot", "I'll Remember April", "Donna Lee", "Chasing The Bird", "Round Midnight", and "52nd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout notch, a small sticker, light wear and aging, and a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Simon & GarfunkelSounds Of Silence ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include the classic "Sounds Of Silence" – plus "Richard Cory", "A Most Peculiar Man", "We've Got A Groovy Thing Going", "I Am A Rock", "Leaves That Are Green", "Blessed", "Kathy's Song", and the beautiful "April Come She Will". CD
(Tray card has a light stain in one corner.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraCome Fly With Me ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a 50s album from Frank – well-themed and swinging, with a batch of travel-related tunes that really groove nicely! Billy May handled the arrangements on this one, and he gives the record a nice jazzy finish that fits the globe-trotting tunes well – taking Frank around the world in a song, and returning him home peacefully by the end of the set. Titles include the great originals "Come Fly With Me" and "It's Nice To Go Traveling" – plus "Isle Of Capri", "Around The World", "April In Paris", and "Brazil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Capitol pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Hamleto StamatoPonte Aerea ... CD
Fina Flor (Brazil), 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features versions of "A Ra", "Coisa No 2", "Berimbau", "April Child", and "Girl From Ipanema". CD

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerWhat You Hear Is What You Get – Live At Carnegie Hall ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Ike & Tina Turner Revue shakes the foundation at Carnegie Hall on April Fools Day, 1971! There's a good reason for there being so many live albums by Ike & Tina – it's because they're damn great on stage – and this NYC set is a strong showcase for The Ikettes and The Kings Of Rhythm, too! The group was riding a peak wave of popularity around this time, and they cover a wide variety of songs in a set that's masterfully-paced – starting out slow and building up intensity as it goes! Titles include the Ikettes-led "Piece Of My Heart" and "Everyday People", the thunderous Tina intro "Doin' The Tina Turner", "Sweet Soul Music", "Proud Mary", "I Smell Trouble", "Ike's Tune", "I Want To Take You Higher", "I've Been Loving You Too Long", "Respect" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a number in pen.)

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✨✧ VariousUltra Lounge Vol 8 – Cocktail Capers ... CD
Capitol, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes music by Les Baxter, Al Caiola, Gloria Wood, Dave Pell, the Hollywood Studio Orchestra, Ernie Freeman, Si Zentner, Leroy Holmes, Cy Coleman, and April Stevens. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisJaw's Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tenorist Eddie Lockjaw Davis always had a hell of a tone – and although his best-remembered dates are maybe from the 50s and 60s, the saxophonist still kept on making great records for many years to come! This album's definitely one of those – a European live recording, done in Munich, with Eddie stretching out with the sort of raspy tone that always made his early duets with Johnny Griffin such a delight – getting the sort of sensitive accompaniment here that Griff had on some of his later European dates too. The wonderful Horace Parlan is on piano, with Reggie Johnson on bass, and Alvin Queen on drums – and although it's clear that the Davis tenor solos are the main attraction, the album's a very sold group effort too. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Jaw's Blues", "I'll Remember April", "Young Man With A Horn", and "But Beautiful". CD features two bonus tracks – "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Days Of Wine & Roses". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBlue Haze ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early full-length album issued under Miles Davis' name – one that brings together some earlier 10" and single recordings for Prestige! The feel here is quite similar to Davis' work of the time for Blue Note – done with tracks that are short and tight, and very boppish – less of the glistening Davis style of later years, but still quite strongly voiced nonetheless. Players include Horace Silver on piano on most tracks, plus a bit of keys from John Lewis – and one track even features Charles Mingus on piano! Other players on the sessions include Art Blakey, Max Roach, or Kenny Clarke on drums – plus Percy Heath on bass, and a bit of alto from Davey Schildkraut. Titles include "I'll Remember April", "Old Devil Moon", "Tune Up", "Miles Ahead", "Four", and "Smooch". CD

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✨✧ Eric DolphyBerlin Concerts ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work by Dolphy – as essential to his catalog as any of his albums on Prestige from the same time! Although Dolphy broke plenty of musical barriers in the studio, to our ears, it was always in a live setting that he sounded best – freely exploring the kind of space his playing opened up, hitting notes that were more soulful and spiritual than many that he ever recorded on his studio sides. This set is a perfect example of that trend – as Dolphy's working here with a strong straight jazz combo, one that includes the great Benny Bailey on trumpet, in a set that features familiar tunes, turned into haunting explorations of Dolphy's new jazz idiom. One of the highlights is an incredible 15 minute version of Randy Weston's "Hi Fly", with Dolphy doing great work on flute – and other tunes include "Hot House", "Geewee", "When Lights Are Low", "I'll Remember April", and "The Meeting". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Berlin Concerts ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Eric DolphyHere & There ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly nice little record – a set in which Prestige Records collected together a number of unissued Eric Dolphy tracks after his death – but still a strong full album – as the record features music that's even a bit more far-reaching than some of the studio albums on the label! Dolphy plays a solo bass clarinet version of "God Bless The Child"; he plays with Booker Little and Mal Waldron on "Status Seeking"; he's on flute in a quartet with Jaki Byard on "April Fool"; and he plays with a pickup Danish rhythm section on an alternate take of "Don't Blame Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham & Friends ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Kenny Dorham plays sweet hardbop trumpet on the two different sessions that make up this LP. One session's got Cannonball Adderley on alto and Cedar Walton on piano, with sort of a sweet laidback sound, as with some of Dorham's other sessions from the time. Track on this one include "Blue Spring", "Spring Cannon", and "Passion". The other session's got Dorham in a harder quintet, with Sonny Rollins on tenor and Max Roach on drums. This session's got 2 long tracks – bop versions of "I'll Remember April" and "Falling In Love with Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orpheum Productions pressing. Cover has a bit of splitting on the spine, but is otherwise nice.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted, & Black (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album that perfectly mixes both sides of Aretha Franklin's talents – the hard-edged soul singer who first flourished at Atlantic records in the late 60s, and the artist who was growing even more as a vocalist – really reaching out her wings to more sophisticated material! There's a balance here that makes the record one of the deepest that Franklin ever recorded for Atlantic – lots of larger Arif Mardin touches, but also some raw moments that really round things out – on titles that include Aretha's classic take on the Weldon Irvine/Nina Simone tune "Young Gifted & Black", the funky classic "Rock Steady", the wonderful mellow groover "Day Dreaming", the hit "Brand New Me", and the strangely compelling "First Snow In Kokomo" – plus other titles that include "All The King's Horses", "Oh Me Oh My", "Border Song", "Didn't I Blow Your Mind", "April Fools", "I've Been Loving You Too Long", and "The Long & Winding Road". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oscar MooreIn Guitar (aka Oscar Moore Quartet) ... LP
Tampa/Charlie Parker, 1954. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from an overlooked guitar jazz talent of the 50s – Oscar Moore, a player who's best known for his 40s stints in the Nat King Cole Trio and The Three Blazers, with brother Johnny Moore – but who steps out here on his own in a straight jazz setting! The core group features pianist Carl Perkins, bassist Joe Comfort, and drummer Lee Young – and bongo player Mike Pacheco gives a nice added "bottom" that works well with Moore's raspy tone on the strings. Titles include "Up Tempo", "Warm Up", "Walking Home", "April In Paris", "Sampson & Delilah", and "Kiss Me Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has some wear and discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ VariousUltra Lounge – Leopard Skin Sampler ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little package – filled with excellent loungey tunes pulled from Capitol's Ultra Lounge series! The cover alone is worth the price of admission – faux leopard fur, topped off with a shiny embossed Ultra-Lounge logo – but inside, the CD features 24 very groovy tunes, mostly late 50s and early 60s numbers, recorded in the glory days of mood music and bachelor pad albums! Titles include "Teach Me Tiger" by April Stevens, "Tanya" by Plas Johnson, "Swamp Fire" by Martin Denny, "Cha Cha Cha D'Amour" by Dean Martin, "So Nice" by Billy May, "More" by Bobby Darin, "Route 66" by Nelson Riddle, and "Lonesome Road" by Dean Elliott. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Beady BelleCewbeagappic ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2003. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stunning – simply stunning! This new album by Scandinavian group Beady Belle is the first to really unlock their full potential – and offers a haunting blend of jazz, electronics, and other elements that make for a record beyond description. Beady has a style that's impossible to peg right away – but one listen to this set, and you'll be pulled into a strange world of sound, one that will restore your faith in modern music! Lyrics are in English, and titles include "Hindsight", "Big Balloon", "One & Only", "Shadow", "On The Ground", "April Fool", "Bella", and "Wounded Pride". CD

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✨✧ Hideto KanaiQ ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Boldly visionary work from bassist Hideto Kanai – a session of unusual numbers that often have a deeply poetic feel! Kanai's bass is clearly at the helm of the record – stepping out sparely at the start of some numbers – then punctuating the proceedings with a strong voice that urges on some of the more sensitive players. Instrumentation varies from track to track – but includes alto sax, trumpet, xylophone, guitar, flute, and baritone sax – all offered up without any piano, which creates even more of a sense of space for solo expression. Titles include "Kaleidoscope", "Meditation", "A", and "April Song For Kanai". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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

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✨✧ IsisIsis ... LP
Buddah, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great all-girl group from the 70s – and an album that's almost as famous for its nude-painted-silver bodies on the front cover as it is for the grooves on the record! The style here is somewhat in the jazzy rock vein, but with a deeper sense of soul – vocals that could stand well on their own almost in a female blue-eyed mode, and which are backed by some nicely rumbling rhythms from the fuller ensemble – often a bit heavy on percussion, but also working with some horns too – all in a blend that's quite unique, especially for a female-voiced set. There's a really badassed feel to most of the best tracks – in a way that's very much in keeping with work by Ruth Copeland on Westbound at the same time. Titles include the classic "April Fool" – which sports a great break – plus "She Loves Me", "Cocaine Elaine", "Do The Football", "Servant Saviour", "Waiting For The Sonrise", and "Everybody Needs A Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small cutout notch.)
 
 
 



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